Category Archives: Me Time

BOOK: Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

Brief Synopsis: This is a satire on 19th century society which follows the lives of two friends; the mousey Amelia, and the shrewish Becky. Their lives, loves, disagreements, betrayals and falls from grace.  Good Points: It’s funny, a good story with lots of twists and … Continue reading

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Model Behaviour

So, you may remember that I was asked to model a wedding gown at a wedding fayre on a catwalk a couple of weeks ago. I bought myself some vile gold and white shoes that were fairly flat (for me – 3 inches) and … Continue reading

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BOOK: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

Brief Synopsis: Lisbeth Salander is a highly intelligent computer hacker and code cracker who can find out the most minute details about someone’s life easily. Mikael Blomkvist is a disgraced journalist hired to solve the disappearance of a 16-year-old girl back in the 60s. The task seems impossible, … Continue reading

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FILM: Nativity!

In A Nutshell: A heartbroken teacher misleads his class of 10-year-old children when he informs them that producers and directors from Hollywood are coming to England to watch their nativity play. Good Points: It’s really sweet, the children are cute and good … Continue reading

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FILM: Coming To America

In A Nutshell: A coddled African prince tires of not being independent and being forced to marry a woman he doesn’t love and so sets off an soul-searching adventure to Queens, New York. Good Points: Despite the fact that it’s … Continue reading

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BOOK: About A Boy – Nick Hornby

Brief Synopsis: Will is a confirmed bachelor swanning from one failed relationship to another. Marcus is an oddball 11-year-old dealing with a depressive mother and bullying.  Good Points: This is a sweet tale about friendship and acceptance which doesn’t wind up being too syrupy. Bad … Continue reading

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My Week With Marilyn

In A Nutshell: This is the true story of Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), a journalist whose first job was as third assistant director on a film starring Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams). Good Points: It’s true, interesting, … Continue reading

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