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Complacent or confident #embracingthefuture

I found this picture the other day, amongst a number I inherited from Mum. On the back, in my gran’s ¬†handwriting it says: ‘R101 from bedroom window’. The R101 was the British government’s attempt to find a way for long … Continue reading

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Lost in London #filmreview

I don’t think I’ve had a more expensive ice cream than the Ohji vanilla tub. Over 3 squids even with the member’s discount too and we’re not talking family sized. I’m wrinkled enough to remember when Nouvelle Cuisine was a … Continue reading

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Toni, Toni, Are You Mad? #filmreview #tonierdmann

I need to be in the right place, mentally, for a foreign language film. Partly that’s because of the subtitles. I wear verifocals and there are times when flicking from image to words to image to words can cause a … Continue reading

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Going Gaga for La La? #film review #lalaland

Back in 1975 I left my country bumpkin life for the bright lights of Bristol. So many experiences but exposure to new foods was high on the list. I’d never had a curry, eaten pineapple soaked in MSG or realised … Continue reading

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Manchester By The Sea: a film review

I had a choice; this movie or La La Land. Now, because of some over active cultural snobbery I took a quick glance at the blurb for Manchester, realised it wasn’t set in the North of England but Massachusetts (so … Continue reading

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The Big Screen #film #grandma #bridgeofspies

So THAT blockbuster is nearly upon us and no one needs to hype it more than it is already, but if you are looking for something a little more cerebral, drily humorous or gritty I’ve two recommendations for your delectation … Continue reading

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