‘Creativity cannot be depleted, only increased.’ When I like an idea, I love an idea. In the spirit of the ideas Gretchen Rubin marks out in her book ‘Better Than Before’, I am using my new move to kick start a new habit for March: Daily posts. These are for no on in particular and are meant only… Read More My Happiness Project
There is great satisfaction to be had in finding the perfect title to a post, along with the corresponding FRIENDS image. I imagine it’s much like Archimedes must have felt when he settled in to his favourite bath. After years of living in Salisbury, Bristol and (most confusingly) Manchester, I have finally been sucked in to… Read More London Baby!
One of the biggest life lessons I ever learnt was at a very young age, ensconced in my cosy living room, watching Pocahontas. This film is brilliant for many reasons. It brings us the cartoon heartthrob John Smith along with Ratcliffe – one of the best villains since Captain Hook. It also, of course, stars… Read More ‘Pocahontas’ Changed My Life
This week Chinese athlete Fu Yuanhui won the praise of the world press, breaking the taboo about female athletes talking about their periods in the media. These professionals achieve physical excellence often in incredibly harsh conditions, not least being visited by cramping, should their period arrive just when they are about to compete. Needless to… Read More Periods: Perpetuating The Pain
I know too many people who will disregard a film because it is ‘foreign’. We seem to think that watching a French film is pretentious (cue ‘Bleau’) that watching an Iranian film is irrelevant or watching an Italian film that no one else knows about is pointless, if it were any good there would be… Read More Subtitles Are Not Scary
This post has taken a while because, while it’s good to write a review fresh, some films demand that you sit with them for a bit to let the dust of your new post-that-film life settle. Such a film was ‘Room’. Based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, follows the story of ‘Ma’, a… Read More Why You Should Drop Everything To See ‘Room’
We all have them, you meet and five seconds later you are besets friends!!! It may only last an evening, it may only last an hour or your newest shiniest buddy may be a long-term pal. Anyway I thought we should definitely go through all the ways we can be the best instant friends (with a few anecdotes… Read More Instant Friends