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Music video madness

Published September 14, 2019

Music video madness

I’m sure you’ve seen this by now, but Jennifer Lopez gave a bit of a dancing masterclass on Jimmy Fallon’s talk show this week, as the pair of them demonstrated the evolution of dance in music videos. I particularly like the bit for Waterfalls, which I didn’t know what an iconic dance but must be, the Wrecking Ball space hoppers, and the Bad Guy hoodies. What I most enjoyed though is how wrecked Jimmy Fallon was by the end, when it looked like J-Lo barely broke a sweat.

Long Shot

Published September 13, 2019

Long Shot

I loved this so much. Wasn’t expecting to, because whilst I like Charlize a lot, I’m not so keen on Seth Rogen. Here, though, he seems to have grown up a little bit - just enough to make this a hilarious and moving movie, but not so much that he loses his humour. I was laughing almost from the beginning and throughout the whole thing, it was quirky and funny but had a lot of heart. There were some deep subjects beneath it about politics and family and difficult choices and optics, and I loved how it approached sexism and racism with frank openness.

A wonder and a marvel

Published September 9, 2019

A wonder and a marvel

Having gotten through the Avengers Endgame ordeal with only minor spoilers, attention now turns back to Agents of Shield. Previous seasons, we have paused watching this show because there are links to the big bad Marvel world and we didn’t want to go around spoiling ourselves as that would just be silly. Turns out, we needn’t have worried. There aren’t any spoilers in season six of Agents of Shield, due to several reasons.

Transported through time

Published September 9, 2019

Transported through time

Of the wide variety of museums to visit in London, for some reason, I opted to go to the London Transport Museum. I say for some reason, as though I am not actually a total nerd for trains and the underground and the history of both. It’s really a wonder I haven’t been before. The museum is situated near Covent Garden and claims to let you “discover London’s history at the world’s leading museum of urban transport, online, in our Museum and at our Depot.

SWCP scrapbook

Published September 8, 2019

SWCP scrapbook

When the sun’s been out, we’ve been sneaking quick trips to the South West Coast Path at various points along its length. None of them have been particularly exciting trips but there are enough now to make a quick scrapbook. This batch includes a walk returning by train, a walk returning by bus, a walk that was stopped by a massive hill that we just couldn’t face, and a trip down Newquay streets which covered more of the path than I thought it was going to.

Good Morning, Vietnam

Published September 7, 2019

Good Morning, Vietnam

I’ve heard of this film, I mean who doesn’t know that morning greeting, but I really didn’t know anything about it. Was glad to have watched it, it’s a movie that showcases just how gripping watching Robin Williams do anything can be. He’s off on his own, riffing on the radio, no doubt improvising all of it, and I didn’t understand half of what he was saying but still loved it.

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Published September 7, 2019

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Another good entry in the John Wick franchise, I hadn’t realised how much I’d been looking forward to it until it popped up available to watch. The violence at the beginning was… a bit much for me, if I’m honest. I don’t remember the others being quite so bad - I think because there was so much hand-to-hand and knife stuff. After Wick got his hands on some guns, it was a little better.

Guard bear

Published September 7, 2019

Guard bear

Bicester Village has a couple of bears keeping watch over all the shoppers. Not going to argue with them!

Please look after this bear

Published September 7, 2019

Please look after this bear

Checked Paddington off the list of fictional things to photograph in London railway stations. Next up, Platform 9 and 3 / 4.

Newquay rocks

Published September 7, 2019

Newquay rocks

Been flitting around here and there on the South West Coast Path, and whilst you can’t deny the beauty of the Jurassic Coast, there’s something very special about Cornish shorelines as well.