Monthly Archives: June 2011

Film Review: Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids is the newest Hollywood romcom, but it stands out from it’s competitors in one unusual way: it’s written by women. Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, to be precise. Wiig is well-known Stateside as one of the stars of Saturday … Continue reading

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I Am Going To The Olympics!

Despite my issues with second chance sales, I am going to the Olympics! I had an email this morning confirming that I have got all the tickets I applied for. Hopefully my Olympics-buddy Emma gets hers too. I am relieved … Continue reading

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More Olympic Tickets Uncertainty

I was up painfully early this morning to be online at 6am, ready for the second chance sales of remaining Olympic tickets. I’ve always loved the Olympics and attending a Games is on my bucket list, so getting up a … Continue reading

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The Story of Sealand – One Man’s Own Country

I recently read Offshore, which is Ben Fogle’s account of his travels around a number of British islands trying to get to the bottom of his love of islands and to find a small island he could buy for himself. … Continue reading

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A Life Less Ordinary

Having ticked the 3 Peaks off my bucket list, my friends and I have been trying to come up with ideas for our next adventure. Current possibilities include a tall ship sailing holiday and a coast-to-coast bike ride. While researching … Continue reading

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Film Review: X-Men First Class

Having enjoyed the earlier cinematic outings of the X-Men (minus X-Men Origins: Wolverine which I haven’t seen) I went to see the new X-Men film last night. It is mostly a prequel, with references to the later films (a blink … Continue reading

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Book Review: Join Me by Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace’s career is hard to explain. He’s a writer, former tv producer, and has even appeared on panel shows. I’d read his book ‘Are You Dave Gorman?’ (which he co-authored with Gorman, a comedian who used to be his … Continue reading

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Why I Love Google Doodles

Did you see the Google logo the other day? It was a series of lines of different lengths which played a note as you moved your mouse over them. It was basically a guitar logo and it was in honour … Continue reading

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Kind of Awesome: When Zombies Attack, Don’t Go To Leicester

Someone (who I would have to call a legend) has asked Leicester City Council, via a Freedom Of Information request, to disclose their emergency planning for a zombie attack. The Council have been forced to admit that they don’t have … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Republic Of Love by Carol Shields

I picked this up on a whim on my last trip to the library. I don’t tend to read romances, and both the title and the blurb (which refers to the two main characters falling in love at first sight) … Continue reading

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