TV Review: Killing Eve – Season 1

Security operative, Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) is bored with her desk job and desperate to be a “real spy”. After unofficially following up on an assassination case she believes was committed by a woman Eve gets herself fired. However she’s come to the attention of a senior operative (Fiona Shaw) who seconds her to further the investigation.

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What I wore to work this week #32

The weather continues to be strange and unpredictable. It was freezing on Monday and then warmed up massively for the rest of the week… although I think I dressed more optimistically than most. I think it’s time to accept that Thursday was my last tights-free outfit for a while.

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TV REVIEW: Bodyguard

With absolutely everyone talking about this six part series, I felt like I better get in on it before I missed some kind of pop culture event. I was a bit of a late starter and finisher, which is why this review is maybe a little bit late but if you’re keen it is knocking about on BBC iPlayer for the next 6 or so months.

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What I wore to work this week #31

This week started off really cold and then warmed up and now it’s cold again. There are only two outfits this week as I had a team day out on Thursday. Both outfits are on the colder end of the week and it’s hard to believe that on Thursday I was in a t-shirt!

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TV REVIEW: The Innocents – Season 1

The Innocents is one of Netflex’s newest original dramas and I got super sucked in by the atmospheric trailers showing people shapeshifting and suggesting some kind of secret organisation and powers and all the supernatural stuff that I love. What I got was something rather different from what I was expecting and I’m not sure that was really a good thing.

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What I wore to work this week #30

There are only two outfits this week as I was in training on Wednesday in what I can only describe as a dystopian nightmare of a building. The weather continues to be very “in-between” and also this week very windy as there have been some storms about.

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MOVIE REVIEW: American Animals (2018)

Mr O and I celebrated out seventh wedding anniversary last week and we were lucky enough to have the O Seniors volunteer to babysit Little O overnight so we could go on a date. They also gave us a voucher for our local cinema as a gift so we decided to check out a film. We were actually hoping for Black Klansman but it wasn’t showing anymore and American Animals was our next choice.

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What I wore to work this week #29

This week was full of in between weather again. I am quite enjoying finding outfits to put together that work for a range of temperatures during the day. Although the idea of tights and winter boots is becoming ever more appealing.

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TV REVIEW: GLOW – Season 1

It’s the 80’s and actress Ruth Wilder’s (Alison Brie) life isn’t going according to plan. She’s not getting any of the roles she wants, she’s broke and she’s been sleeping with her best friend, Debbie’s (Betty Gilpin) husband (Rich Sommer). Drawn in by an intriguing advert she finds herself at an audition for GLOW – Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Bridget Jones’ Baby (2016)

I have quite mixed feelings about Bridget Jones as a… concept. I read the first and second novels. I liked the first one. The second one was ridiculous. It is much the same with the films and in an unusual turn of events I actually prefer the onscreen incarnation of Bridget to the book version. I think my biggest problem is that I have never really found any of Bridget’s male leads appealing. The most recent film has just landed on UK Netflix so I decided to give it a go. Read more…

What I wore to work this week #28

This week the weather has been quite in between. I think autumn is definitely on its way. I have been trying to find outfits that are warm enough for when I leave in the morning but don’t leave me sweltering when I am on my way home.

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BOOK REVIEW: I Love Dick by Chris Kraus

A friend of mine recommended I Love Dick to me after I spotted her reading it on Instagram. I have to admit that I am not really sure where to start with this review or really how to describe this novel… if it is a novel because it is so different from anything I have ever read before but I am going to have a go nonetheless.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

The second outing of The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise sees Peter Quill AKA Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) meet his mysterious father, Ego (Kurt Russell). Having searched for his father his whole life, Peter is fascinated to find out that he possesses god-like genes and keen to find the love that he feels he never had but it soon becomes apparent that Ego might not be quite what he seems.

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What I wore to work this week #26

There was no outfit post last week as I never physically went into the office last week. I had two days of very interesting training, two days of working from home and one day of holiday to recover from my Secret Cinema trip. This week thankfully remained cooler and suggests that we are starting to ease into Autumn, which is obviously the best part of the year!

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TV REVIEW: The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 2

Season two of The Handmaid’s Tale picks up with the handmaids facing punishment for their refusal to stone Janine (Madeline Brewer) to death. June (Elisabeth Moss) is spared due to her pregnancy but the growing child inside her means her relationships with Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski), Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) and Nick (Max Minghella) become ever more complex.

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Romeo & Juliet Secret Cinema… some pictures

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.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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…