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…

MOVIE REVIEW: Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

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.

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What I wore to work this week #25

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.

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TV REVIEW: Sense8 – Season 2

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.

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What I wore to work this week #24

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!

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TV REVIEW: Brooklyn 99 – Season 3

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.

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What I wore to work this week #23

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.

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TV REVIEW: The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 1

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.

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What I wore to work this week #22

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.

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