Recently Mr O and I were fortunate enough to attend the Secret Cinema presentation of Baz Luhrman’s Romeo & Juliet. For those who aren’t aware of Secret Cinema, it’s an immersive experience that tries to give you the feeling of being within the film. An environment that to some extent personifies the film is created, scenes are acted out before and alongside the film being shown and you can interact with the characters.
It’s no secret that I love a bit of Young Adult fiction and I have been known to jump on the bandwagon for the latest hyped up series. I suppose it’s a desire for a bit of escapism. The Bone Season falls into that category. Read more…
Mr O is an absolutely massive Star Trek fan. He can watch less than 10 seconds of any episode of any series and tell you what it is called and what happens. I honestly think if there was some kind of call for this in the world then we would make millions. Unfortunately there isn’t, so we’ll have to continue life on the ropier end of middle class. Anyway, I digress. This film landed when Little O was extremely small so despite Mr O’s great love of all things Star Trek we did not get to see it until it recently appeared on Netflix.
Once again it was a week of two halves. It started out roasting hot and then cooled down considerably as the week went on. I definitely preferred the cooler half, even though it rained and I am hoping the cooler weather sticks around a bit.
This month’s box is from Taiwan. So many strange flavours, which makes me super happy… although I will admit I didn’t love all of them.
Season 2 kicks off with Will (Brian J Smith) in a drug addled hazed, travelling from squat to squat with Riley (Tuppence Middleton) as Whispers (Terrence Mann) tries to track them down. Meanwhile Nomi (Jamie Clayton) and Amanita (Freema Agyeman) reunite with an old friend as they attempt to evade the FBI, Sun (Doona Bae) crosses paths with a former love as she escapes prison, Kala (Tina Desai) is torn between her two loves, both of whom prove ever more mysterious, Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) becomes a vital part of a gang war, Lito’s (Miguel Angel Silvestre) career is plunged into chaos when he is outed and Capheus (Aml Ameen) embarks on a political career.
This was a week of two halves temperature wise. Monday and Tuesday were cool and a bit rainy and then suddenly midweek the heatwave came back and it looks like it’s here to stay until the middle of next week. I was rather enjoying the cooler weather. I even managed to wear some trousers!
Season 3 kicks off with Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) trapped in his new unwanted job in PR, which means that the 99 are forced to face a series of replacements, including the frankly awful, Vulture (Dean Winters). It’s an amusing premise, seeing Holt struggle with the menial tasks Deputy Chief Madeline Wuntch (Kyra Sedgewick) sets him as well as how Gina (Chelsea Peretti) responds to her new environment.
This week was roasting hot once again. I am continuing to work from home two days a week so I only have three outfits. I also travelled to Leeds for work on Tuesday so I have weird hotel room pictures again. Praying for slightly cooler weather next week.
I started watching The Handmaid’s Tale when it was first shown on Channel 4 but we went away on a series of holidays around when the last couple of episodes went up and I was not able to watch them before Channel 4 craftily removed them. Recently the whole boxset of the first season went up onto Now TV so I decided to rewatch the episodes I had watched previously and finish the season.
This week my team moved floors within our office. We’ve been taking up more space than we should have been and have been relegated to a smaller group of desks. This has had two consequences for me. The first is that the floor I am now based on does not have a selfie mirror so I have to sneak up to the floor I used to be on for photos. The second is that there are not enough desks for all of us to come in 4 or 5 days a week so it’s now likely I will be working from home twice a week on most weeks, which means one less outfit.
Johnny Depp stars as James “Whitey” Bulger, a real life South Boston Irish gang leader who became an FBI informant in order to get ahead of his Italian Mafia rivals.
Last month’s box came from Brazil, which is somewhere I am very keen to visit. One of my most beloved colleagues from my previous job is a Brazilian chap and he told me the most wonderful stories of his life there. It seems like such an exciting melting pot of a place. In terms of snacks, it too was a really mixed bag. There were some great things and some not so great things but definitely enough unusual flavours to keep me intrigued.
I am going to caveat this review by saying that it’s based on me watching season one of Sense8 for the second time because I loved it that much. It’s probably my favourite show of all time. I am not even going to pretend I am not obsessed and maybe biased. So really this is just an explanation of why I loved the show so much.
It was another scorcher this week in London, so once again I wore some of my summeriest clothes. On Tuesday my department at work had a picnic in Regent’s Park so I even got to rock my dungarees!
Does anyone else have a nightmare trying to pick films to watch. Mr O and I are forever getting stuck in a Netflix loop of not knowing what kind of film we’re in the mood for and then getting stuck and just watching nothing. On Sunday Little O had a madly active day and crashed out before 6pm. We suddenly found ourselves with much more evening to fill than usual so Netflix bingo commenced. The requirement was pretty much for something not to heavy and fast paced so I am not quite sure how we ended up with Zero Dark Thirty… the question is, was it worth the 157 minute time sacrifice?
After enjoying season 2 of Brooklyn 99 so much and with it ending on a cliffhanger, there was no question that Mr O and I were going to crack on with season 2. The question is was it as good?
After their gig is cancelled a struggling punk band reluctantly agrees to play at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar. When they accidentally witness a murder they are forced to fight their way out or face certain death.
Last week Saturday we hosted Little O’s second birthday party in our garden. I know some people think having birthday parties for toddlers is silly and a waste of energy but seeing the absolute joy on his face as he tore around the garden with friends and family was definitely worth the effort he put in. He might not have know it was his birthday but he did know he was having a good time. As is very obvious from the pictures it was a pirate party… and yes, I did make the cake.
This week has been an absolute scorcher in London. In many places in the world temperatures in the upper 20’s wouldn’t be considered a heatwave but in the UK that definitely counts as high summer. I can’t stand being hot so I made sure I dressed accordingly. It was a great excuse to get my shorts out! I did make an effort to be a bit more conservative on Monday because I was invited to a “new starter breakfast” by our director from work at one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants so I wanted to make sure I looked the part.