Sunday, July 15, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Anyway I am sure most of you know the premise. Sandra Bullock plays Debbie Ocean, sister of Danny Ocean (George Clooney) from all the other Oceans movies. She leaves prison with an idea for a new con. She gathers a girl gang all with their own special talents (and boat loads of botox), and they set about in trying to steal a necklace at the Met Gala.
It was all a bit predictable and even though there were a lot of cameos there seemed to be something lacking, a loss of charm and cheekiness that George Clooney/Brad Pitt/ Matt Damon had been able to portray in their movies. Still it was a bit of distraction from a busy week of work. 3/5
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Mostly I found this a great read, although at stages I seemed to lose my sense of belief at what was happening with them, and got a bit frustrated at Erin, who at times seemed pretty on to it, and then would seem to do something stupid. I am not sure that you would be able to keep ringing up a prisoner locked up for advice, and it seemed that she was a bit too trusting of what other people were saying, and not suspicious enough. Still it was a new twist on what is often a bit of a tired story line. I am sure it will do well - and make a good movie. 4/5
Monday, July 09, 2018
Gosh this made me smile. Rick Astley with his 1988 hit Never Gonna Give you Up performs with Torontos Choir! Choir! Choir!. It's still a pretty catch song even thirty years on and was a bit of cheer that I needed tonight.
Sunday, July 08, 2018
Born male she then transitioned into a female, and the book doesn't shy away from the drugs and alcohol she abused and working in the sex trade that she was in years. An amazing life where she just wants to be accepted and fit in, and be able to provide for herself, working hard to run her own business and buy a home. 3/5
Saturday, July 07, 2018
Friday, July 06, 2018
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Not only is she involved with prominent cases in the UK, she also goes to Kosovo to help identify many of the victims killed during the war there, and it is hard not to be moved to tears when she talks about the brutal way adults and children were killed and butchered. She also goes to Thailand after the devastating 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in the Indian Ocean. It is hard to imagine the terrible conditions that they were working in and she brings a sense of humanity and compassion to the stories of the victims.
Although sometimes challenging to read, I felt I learnt something in each chapter and it will certainly be one of my top reads for 2018. 5/5
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
As her success as an author grew after writing thirty books, she was able to use her income and a legacy from an aunt to buy first one farm, and then many other properties in her beloved Lake District and when she died she gifted the land to the National Trust, preserving their beauty for the generations ahead.
Somehow though I came away feeling sad for this kind and talented woman who seemed to have had a lonely time for a lot of her life. 3/5
Monday, July 02, 2018
I'm loving this song, and have put it to the top of the playlist. What a great video, love all the girls dancing around him, and then his wife and daughter at the end. Beautiful.