Books and TV

I’d picked up a couple of boxes of When the Boat Comes In, a fabulous series from the 1970s starring James Bolam. I put the first disc in my computer to watch while doing some other stuff and became¬†totally distracted when Susan Jameson popped up. Who? Susan Jameson and James Bolam are married and¬†were two […]

I Am Number Four – Pittacus Lore

I’m sure you remember the movie from a couple of years ago, I didn’t really. Nine children settle here from another planet, with their guardians to protect them. They are here to grow up and then protect the Earth from the Mogadorians who enjoy killing entire planets. The Mogadorians are searching for them individually in […]

Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.   Well, I’ve survived reading this book and watching the associated movie. I’m not sure how I survived but I did. Both book and movie are very well put […]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

We saw this on the Australia Day holiday, just what one wants to see on a day when we’re celebrating the invasion of our country by ourselves…a movie about liberating a mountain. It was a great movie, lots of wonderful visual effects and fabulous stunts. There are always things we want to see from the […]

Armageddon 2013

It’s the end of the world as we know it. It’s the end of the world as we know it. It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine…fine… R.E.M. Armageddon is THE convention to attend if you’re interested in meeting stars from TV and movies, the focus is on […]

LA and Universal Studios

LA was a wonderful experience. It was our first brief stop in America and our last not-so-brief stop. At first we only had a few hours there so to help with our jetlag and also to get ourselves started with our phones we walked into the nearest shopping centre (took about an hour) and visited […]

A Play! A Play!

We’re gonna be The Producers! I don’t write about every time I go out but it does look like it as I don’t go out very often. Last night was a special night as I’d managed to acquire tickets for the preview night of The Producers by JYM theatre co. We were in The Phoenix […]

The Hobbit Movie

Last night I finally got to join the masses and watch The Hobbit movie on the big screen. Not sure how many ways I can say ‘I love it’ so I hope you’re counting although I will try to be balanced. There are many differences to the book and some of them work for me […]

The end of the world part 2

Here’s a few more pictures, same rules apply, when I can identify them I do and when I can’t I don’t guess. Some of them are just amazing and others blow my mind. There’s one really unexpected one and I’ll let you find it. Not sure if we’ll be getting back to normality with Squid […]