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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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 ->
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 ->
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 ->
– Queen’s birthday weekend FTW! Hope you get lots of sleep, peeps. – Celebrity bedrooms. I love a good nosey in celebrity homes, though I do always wonder if these are their real bedrooms or the guest room. Like in The Bodyguard where they say they used a fancy guest room as Whitney Houston’s character’s… Continue reading ->
I knew what this movie would be like purely based on the trailer. Sometimes that’s a bad thing. Sometimes that’s a good thing. In this case, knowing pretty much what A Royal Night Out would be like was a good thing. Like knowing you have a warm, comfy blanket and a block of Cadbury’s Top… Continue reading ->
I’ve been super AWOL here for the past couple of months. The title of this post is why. We sold our house in March, and we bought a new one about three weeks ago. It’s been an interesting experience and we’ve learned a lot, compared to when we bought our place six years ago as… Continue reading ->
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 ->
Saw this on Pinterest and had to share. Love when cartoons are cloaked in wise words and smart characters. Until next time,
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 ->