Movie Review – Spy

I’ve got a few free movie tickets stashed in our calendar, given to me a few months ago when I took my daughter to her first movie screening and the sound didn’t work properly. So last week it was a quiet Thursday night and I snuck out to see Spy using one of those free tickets.

I didn’t know a lot about it, to be honest. I hadn’t even seen the trailer. All I knew was that it starred Melissa McCarthy, who I like depsite some crappy movie role choices, Rose Byrne, who I think is lovely, and Jude Law and Jasaon Statham. It also stars Alison Janney, who, over the years, I have really come to appreciate more and more – she’s just brilliant. AND the bonus casting of Miranda Hart, who is HILARIOUS was a nice surprise. The film was written and directed by Paul Feig and I’m always happy to give his work a shot.
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Winter dresses

I did a post identical to this one last year, and I’m doing it again because every year I feel like I struggle to find Winter dresses that are actually, you know, suitable for Winter. Winter fashion comes into the shops, and all the dresses seem to have short cap sleeves, or no sleeves at… Continue reading ->

The Pop Culture Hour with Julia & Kimberley – Episode 9: Fierce Female Characters

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This month’s podcast was a fun one! It’s all about fierce female characters and why we love them. These are the women who are smart, sassy, and unafraid to follow their gut and fight for what they believe in. They don’t wield a stake, or have a super cool spy get-up, but they kick ass… Continue reading ->

Sunday Smoothie Series – Cherry and Peach smoothie With Lime


So Winter is upon us. And with it goes all the delicious Summer stone fruit. I always eat less fruit in Winter, because I feel like there’s less interesting things around. I mean, pears are nice, but they take so bloody long to ripen. The melons are always on the shelves, but they start to… Continue reading ->

What I’ve been reading

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At the start of this year I decided to make a concerted effort to read more. Last year I read a total of about five or six books, I think – barely one book every two months. I used to read voraciously, but as I’ve become busier, juggling work and motherhood and house stuff, reading… Continue reading ->

Sunday Smoothie Series – Watermelon, Strawberry and Mint

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It’s been a few weeks in between these, but this one is worth the wait, I promise! I always have watermelon in the fridge because my daughter likes it, but I found myself often throwing the last chunk of it away because it had gone soft and mooshy by the end of the week. So… Continue reading ->