Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Monday, December 28, 2015
Simon Goodman decides to take on his late fathers task of reuniting the art back to the family, which initially proves difficult due to the reluctance of the art world, auction houses, museums and governments to recognize that this art was taken by force and under duress. It is a fascinating read, and I was amazed thinking of the amazing wealth of the Guttman family and how quickly that was all taken away from them. 4/5
Thursday, December 24, 2015
So like most people reading this book, you walk away wanting Mindy to be your best friend. 4/5
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
It was a joy to pick up this book and read as it was a world where so much could change so quickly. Full of battles, Vikings and never being sure of who your enemies were must have made it challenging. For women even more so, when they often have little say about who they will marry and how they could live their lives. 5/5
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton play Alex and Ruth, a couple who have been married for forty years and lived in the same Brooklyn apartment, 5 flights walk up with their senior dog Dorothy. Now as they age they realize that it may be a wise time for them to consider moving.
This one was a sweet quick watch. Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton made a sweet couple nd are magic to watch on the screen. It is easy to be mesmerized by Morgans silky voice and I could have listened to him talk all night. The apartment they lived in was lovely and as we all know about the trouble with buying and selling houses, the plot of the movie is not hard to predict. Still a sweet middle aged lady 4/5.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
I enjoyed the book and understand her issues, it is hard often to be introverted in a world where being an extrovert is worshiped, so I understand her instinct to want to stay home on the couch. I just couldn't help but feel a bit talked down to. 3/5
Monday, December 14, 2015
I learnt a bit as I only knew her from Star Trek and only realized through this book that she was Red on Orange is the new Black. I wish there was more about the new series, but I guess that was all pretty new when the book was written. Writing seems to come naturally for her, and she kept me entertained with her story telling. 4/5
Monday, December 07, 2015
Sunday, December 06, 2015
My big beef is that I think these shows have gotten a bit out of control over the past few years. Tonights winner was sold for $1.35 million dollars, giving the young couple almost $200,000 in profit which is good for them. I am glad that for all the hard work, all couples made some money and come out ahead. I just wish that the houses were more affordable, more realistic financially.
I am not a huge fan of the NZ version, but I love watching the Australians as they have more access to a huge range of furniture and design choices, whereas the poor Kiwi cousins get to shop mostly at Freedom Furniture giving a bit more of a boring generic look.
With lots of home shows, I would love to see something a bit more down to earth and simplistic.
Saturday, December 05, 2015
Martin Sheen is an Ophthalmologist caught up in his work and golf, and doesn't understand his sons need to travel and experience the world. Then he gets a call, he is needed in France, and ends up walking the Camino. On his journey he is joined by three others, who all start off as strangers but become friends - you know the story.
A good old 3/5.