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Ugly lies the bone #theatre #review

Beauty is but skin deep, ugly lies the bone Beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own This saying, source unknown is a take on one from the 17th century and resonates today, in our image obsessed culture … 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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Sunset at the Villa Thalia #review #theatre

My last trip to the theatre was ended with a cough that sounded much like the engine of my Honda 250 after I put it back together and found I had acquired two spare nut thingies. My companion told me … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre – live and in lights

You’ve read the book. You’ve probably seen the film. Now you can take can the stage play. When the Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (bear with me here) first came out, it was written as a radio series. The Book, … Continue reading

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#Sugar and Snails by Anne Goodwin – a review

Today a writerly friend is published. I met Anne in 2009 at an Arvon course. Both of us had books we hoped might eventually reach the point of publication and today Anne’s does just that. I was fortunate enough to … Continue reading

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