Lucky Man – Michael J. Fox

Lucky Man: A Memoir by Michael J. Fox Goodreads In September 1998, Michael J. Fox stunned the world by announcing he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease — a degenerative neurological condition. In fact, he had been secretly fighting it for seven years. The worldwide response was staggering. Fortunately, he had accepted the diagnosis and […]

Stream of Consciousness

A couple of days ago I retweeted (and therefore shared on Facebook, yes, I’ve made that automatic) a competition, now closed. In this competition Amy spent a little time looking at her blogging over the last four years and being happy about the progress she’s made with her writing. She feels she’s less stream of consciousness […]

The Full Monty

One of those books I have no idea where I got it from, they seem to just find themselves on my shelves without me doing anything. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. So much I want to say about this book. I want to talk about the movie and how it’s inspirational to so […]

James Bond 007: For Special Services by John Gardner

I’m not really a James Bond person, I have read a couple of the original books and I find it telling that the only thing that’s stayed with me is the description of James Bond and the only man who fits that description is Timothy Dalton, very interesting. I don’t find that kind of character appealing, he […]

Film: Money Monster

Trigger warnings Before I go any further. There’s violence in this film. Yes, a film review because I know so much about movies that I can review them…sarcasm mode completely kicked in…but onto the movie! I’ll lose the sarcasm mode while I scribble some words that could possibly be construed as praise. All hail Jodie Foster! I […]

Just some thoughts…

Because I’m stretched for time (when am I not?) I’m not doing anything in particular today. I’ve got a presentation tomorrow for my Communication tute with my topic being the Future of Games, it’s taken up too much of my time as my memory has challenges. The research I did early on I’ve forgotten so I’m grateful […]

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey

I read this book when I was young, it was an amazing book back then but I totally missed the point of it. The fact that I think there are many possible points to it is rather irrelevant as I missed them all back then. I just knew it was an amazing and moving book with an […]

Charlie and Willy

A quick apology for the lack of an article on Monday. I woke with a migraine, took my med and some painkillers before retreating to bed where I stayed until it was far too late to write. This is going to be one of those long and involved posts, I hope you can bear with […]

The Astor Theatre

Yesterday we visited The Astor Theatre in Windsor for what is likely to be the last time. We saw Lawrence of Arabia and while it was a fabulous movie, with stunning scenery and great acting it’s not what’s really important to me today. The Astor was first opened in April 1936. They did some absolutely beautiful […]

ABB link-up: the book or the movie?

I’ve talked a lot over the years about books and movies. There is a large amount of cross-over, books that have been made into movies and movies that have been made into books. I’ve written much about books made into movies over the five years I’ve been blogging but not much on the second category. In the […]