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We're doomed!

Published May 24, 2019

We're doomed!

Well, that escalated quickly. From testing out a random Cornish beer in a bottle, now I’m faced with a 5 litre keg of the stuff. Despite being called a mini keg, this thing is so big we had to dismantle the lower third of our fridge. Which in turn means we now have no food to eat, but five litres of prime Cornish ale will see us through, I’m sure.

Game over

Published May 20, 2019

Game over

Game of Thrones spoilers within! Hey people, we did it! I mean, I can’t pretend that I have joined you all on an epic eight year long journey to find out who would finally be sitting on the Iron Throne, but it has been a pretty intense ride for me too. I think the fact that I binge watched all eight series in about six weeks means that I’ve a slightly different perspective than the ardent fans who have waited and wondered and sat patiently and theorised and loved and let this show take over their lives.

Backstreet's still here, alright

Published May 19, 2019

Backstreet's still here, alright

Backstreet Boys have been celebrating the launch of their new tour, 20 years of their best album Millennium, and a host of other things. Lots of content, tweets, videos, competitions, the works. I really liked the recent videos they released featuring their videos from the Millennium album with added information. It’s like the good old days when MTV was actually comprised of music videos, and you could sit all day and watch pop videos with bonus trivia in the lower thirds.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Published May 18, 2019

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The trailer to this didn’t really make any sense to me, and didn’t make me want to see the film with any rapidity - that’s part of the reason it’s taken so long to watch it. Actually, the story does make sense and holds its own quite well. I don’t think I liked it as much as the first one but it had more story and morals and plot points which made it kinda different.

The Fault in Our Stars

Published May 17, 2019

The Fault in Our Stars

I’ve read the book this film is based upon and really liked it but knew it was going to take a little while to muster the courage to watch the film - it’s going to be an emotional rollercoaster, I thought. And yea, it was exactly that.

Tables turned

Published May 17, 2019

Tables turned

Late last year, restaurant chain Frankie & Benny’s launched an initiative to ban families from using their mobile phones whilst having dinner. As in, handing over your phone to the restaurant while you ate, and then getting it back at the end if you were a good family and ate up all your greens. I, as well as many others, was outraged at the restaurant’s audacity, controlling streak, as well as just the general tone of disapproval of people who use phones at table.

Parallel Lines by Blondie

Published May 16, 2019

Parallel Lines by Blondie

I loved this! I know of Blondie’s famous singles but didn’t know much about the albums of the band. This was such a good one. Punk, a bit poppy, rock and of course, a superbly awesome woman helming it all. It was a bit more punk than I was expecting but not so much that it was alienating to me.

Chip Tooth Smile by Rob Thomas

Published May 16, 2019

Chip Tooth Smile by Rob Thomas

I like Rob Thomas’ music and the sound of his pop and thankfully this album is much more of the same from him. He has admitted that he wrote this album for the fans, rather than pushing the envelope or trying out a new genre. Instead, it’s just that nice strong pop (that sounded amazing whilst out for a walk in the sunshine). It has a bit of a retro feel in places, which also appeals, as it has nods to the 80s without going over the top. It’s not a classic, but it’s certainly another listenable album to add to the collection.

Distant past

Published May 12, 2019

Distant past

A walk around Glastonbury Abbey is well worth it, they are exceptional ruins. Especially on a nice and peaceful day.

On Tor

Published May 12, 2019

On Tor

I can see the Pyramid stage. That means I have practically booked my spot, right?