I received a text from BigBro the other day. In capitals, it read “RESCUERS DOWN UNDER IS ON DISNEY+, WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!”. Now, taken out of context during the Black Lives Matter protests and coronavirus still being a huge threat, this seems in poor taste. However, my response was equally as excited: … Continue reading ‘The Rescuers Down Under’ is an overlooked Disney classic…… well, at least to my family, it is.
When I remember, I try to make Fridays my 'gratitude' posts. The things that have happened that, despite a global pandemic and our life upheaval, have brought me joy and made it pleasant to be around this week. But this week doesn't feel very much like a positive post is appropriate. It seems wrong to … Continue reading Friday? Fri-yeah whatever.
I've had three conversations today about weight gain during the RoRo lockdown. That's three more conversations than I'd want to have about weight gain, and two more than were helpful. Well, I say three conversations; I mean two conversations and a BBC article about weight gain. Plus Girl Housemate went on Slimming World last week … Continue reading Biscuit-based anaesthesia
I am a fan of Star Wars but I’m not 100% sure why. A New Hope is great, Empire Strikes Back is brilliant but Return of the Jedi was always my favourite Star Wars film, because I liked Luke’s green light-saber. That's true! But since the original trilogy, what have we really had? The prequel … Continue reading Rogue One is the best Star Wars film since the original trilogy and it isn’t even close
I'm always happy when I get to a Friday. I don't know why - maybe because it's the end of my working week, maybe because years of hating school have me conditioned - even as an adult - to down tools on a Friday at 4.30pm and head out for the weekend. Today has been … Continue reading Friday? Fri-yay!
It's arrived. The time of the year when it starts to warm up and my fingers go into...THE CLAW. It was the first symptom I experienced last year, which made me think something wasn't right - my hands, in the warm weather, seize up and get very stiff. Last year, I carried a bottle of … Continue reading Fibro fingers
-or- Why J.S. Mill and his utilitarianism had a point The bank holiday weekend was lovely, thank you. It was warm and sunny, and I finished knitting all the pieces of YoungerBro's jumper (VERY EXCITING). It was also dominated by news that one person had behaved selfishly, arrogantly and with blatent disregard for the recent … Continue reading Why doing the right thing and doing the moral thing sometimes aren’t the same thing
Scott Pilgrim vs the World is good. It’s really good. OK end of blog, come back next week for some more pretentious drivel from one half of Loops and Flicks. If you have made it past the first sentence, I hope it’s because you want to hear about Scott Pilgrim vs The World (from now … Continue reading I wanted to write about Scott Pilgrim vs the World but couldn’t think of a good enough angle……. So I’m just going to tell you how good it is.
Apologies, Gentle Readers, I had an unscheduled break last week - my housemates got a puppy and it threw off my equilibrium. The puppy is very cute, and he's not eaten anything vitally important yet, but a new baby in the house does upset one's balance rather a lot. I hope to be more settled … Continue reading Oh, where is my creative writing spirit?
I could make the argument that television is currently in a better state than film. With the BBC recently putting out some great series in the last 12 months including Bodyguard, Line of Duty and the adaption of A Christmas Carol, more and more acclaimed writers, directors and actors are choosing the small screen over … Continue reading Six excellent series that could’ve stopped after one season