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Five reasons to love Fleabag

Published April 12, 2019

Five reasons to love Fleabag

If you pay any attention to TV and culture on the internet, you’ll likely have heard people raving about Fleabag. I’m sorry to say that I’m just going to add to the adoration here, because it really was that good. I have to admit, though, that I only caught on to the Fleabag bug recently, and revelled in the joy of binge-watching it. I actually have to go one step further and admit that I probably wouldn’t have watched it at all if it wasn’t for Andrew Scott being in the second series.

Five programmes I would like to watch as new

Published May 12, 2009

Five programmes I would like to watch as new

It occurred to me recently that there are a few TV programmes I would like to go back and watch as if new. There are plenty of shows that I need to catch up on, but that’s a different matter. These are episodes I have watched, but would do anything to wipe my mind clean so I can enjoy them all over again. Jonathan Creek. I had the biggest crush on the lovable magician’s assistant when he first appeared on our screens, and I watched the first few series several times over.

Top ten things I like about my new PVR

Published November 14, 2005

Top ten things I like about my new PVR

It’s new. I like things that are shiny and new. It has a TV guide within it that is actually correct. Our previous Freeview box kept losing the time and would show us a guide for the following day. Not very helpful. Within said TV Guide, you can schedule a recording with one click. It doesn’t always work and I’ve yet to figure out why it is so selective, but when it does, it’s pretty fabulous.

Top ten songs from musicals

Published September 16, 2005

Top ten songs from musicals

Obviously, this isn’t set in stone and could change at any moment, considering I haven’t seen every single musical under the sun. I haven’t included any songs from We Will Rock You, because that would just be called Top Ten Queen songs, and I’d be hard pushed to narrow that down to ten. The Epilogue - Les Miserables Seasons of Love - Rent Had to Be - Heathcliff The Sun - Metropolis This Is The Moment – Jekyll & Hyde Past the Point of No Return – Phantom of the Opera People Will Say We’re in Love - Oklahoma Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat – Guys & Dolls I Just Can’t Wait to Be King – The Lion King Tell Me It’s Not True – Blood Brothers

The rules

Published December 13, 2004

The rules

With Christmas fast approaching, people are really beginning to struggle with the idea of me skipping it. They don’t seem to understand. So, to help out any who are still a little confused, I’ve laid out some of the rules here: I do not wish to celebrate anything to do with Christmas, however, I will not ruin anyone else’s fun. For example, a colleague said he would sulk and not go to the Christmas meal himself, if I didn’t turn up (emotional blackmail), therefore I agreed to go for that reason and that reason alone.

Boycotting Christmas

Published November 4, 2004

Boycotting Christmas

We had an email at work today, with an Excel spreadsheet attachment, inviting us to select our Christmas Meal Menu. I have a slight problem with this, as I am not participating in Christmas this year. Call me a Scrooge, a Bah Humbug, a grumpy old woman, all you like, but I have legitimate reasons and they are five-fold. Christmas is first and foremost a Christian festival. I am not religious in the slightest, despite my name actually meaning follower of Christ (thanks mum and dad).