What Did I Watch In Quarantine? Week Five

I'm a media person, so I ended up absentmindedly watching a lot of stuff during the lockdown. Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas, France/Germany/Czech Republic/Belgium, 2016) (BBC iPlayer) 5/10 A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when …

Where Do I Find My Writing Inspiration?

I am a really really bad writer in that I don't really follow rules. I was always taught as a child to write every day. It's one of the main rules you'll find when looking for tips to improve your writing. But I don't. I find that if I force the writing, then it reads …

A Guide to Navigating Dunnottar Castle with Osteoarthritis

Last year, I took yet another trip to two cities I've visited before: Aberdeen and Edinburgh. While I've visited Edinburgh and the surrounding areas many times before, I've never ventured out of the Aberdeen city walls, and it was definitely on my to do list to do a little day trip. My friend recommended Stonehaven, …

What Did I Watch In Quarantine? Week Four

I'm a media person, so I ended up absentmindedly watching a lot of stuff during the lockdown. Killing Eve Series 3 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge, UK/USA, 2018) (BBC iPlayer) After a series of events, the lives of a security operative and an assassin become inextricably linked. I love the first two series of Killing Eve so I …

What I’ve Been Reading Lately – January to March 2020

I bought myself some books for Christmas, so I just added to the 'to be read' pile! Slowly, I'm making my way though it... Second Helpings-Liam Charles I loved Cheeky Treats and I was excited to get his second book, especially as there were more recipes for proper meals in this book. While I liked …

The Best Food I Ate Halfway Across The World

As you may already know, I love to eat well, especially baked goods. When I told people where I was travelling to this year, they raved about the scenery, the culture and the food. I couldn't wait to eat my way through my trip! Singapore Beef Fried Rice ($7) from Red Dot Hawker Centre After …

What Did I Watch In Quarantine? Week Three

I'm a media person, so I ended up absentmindedly watching a lot of stuff during the lockdown. It ended up being a theatre heavy week! Eyes Without A Face (Georges Franju, France, 1960) (BFI Player) 9/10 A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new …

Things I’m Going To Do When This Has Passed

I'm really struggling with my mental health at the moment. The worldwide situation is taking a toll on me, and I'm often failing to see the end. I decided, to keep myself positive and to give myself things to look forward to, that I would make a list of things I wanted to do when …

What Did I Watch In Quarantine? Week Two

I'm a media person, so I ended up absentmindedly watching a lot of stuff during the lockdown. Summertime/La Belle Saison (Catherine Corsini, France, 2015) (BBC iPlayer). 6/10 1971. Limousin farm girl Delphine moves to Paris and meets radical feminist and teacher Carole. In French with English subtitles. Summertime is a beautifully told love story set …

Films On Demand? Will This Kill the Cinema Industry?

In the last couple of weeks, more and more studios have announced that they are releasing films straight to on demand services, with Trolls: World Tour (Walt Dohrn and David P. Smith, 2020) being one of the biggest titles to announce this. Many people have been lauding this as the end of the cinema industry, …