Category Archives: Comment

Scandi-noir & the House of Cards

As I have just finished watching Borgen, my Saturday nights and Sunday mornings just won’t be quite the same. To end 2012 I’d indulged my Danish-noir fetish through every episode of each series of Forbrydelsen (The Killing), so the return … Continue reading

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Far North (not far enough)

I’ve been looking forward to Far North (2007) for ages. When it first came out I bought tickets to the screening at the BFI Southbank with Asif Kapadia doing a Q& A afterwards.  I didn’t get to go in the … Continue reading

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The Pianist (2002)

  I’ve had this DVD sitting in my movie drawer for ages. LOVEFiLM have been very patient with me (thanks guys). The Pianist is probably not the sort of film one would associate with this time of the year, but … Continue reading

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Cars 2 (unreviewed)

Xmas TV viewing is often a compromise. This year I’ve just steered clear of most televisual fare, but my husband promised the girls that we would ALL sit down together and watch something that wasn’t Merlin (more on Merlin’s series … Continue reading

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Mightier than the sword

Today has been very satisfying on a multitude of levels. I got up early, cooked carrot & tomato soup (I make fantastic soup, by the way, from fresh organic ingredients) and put a roast on for lunch. Then collected my … Continue reading

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Zero-tolerance approach

Last October, Rupert Murdoch gave the inaugural Margaret Thatcher Lecture at the Centre for Policy Studies during which he said: “A free society requires an independent press: turbulent, inquiring, bustling, and free. That’s why our journalism is hard-driving and questioning … Continue reading

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Hacking Holiday

I’m beginning to crave going back to work. Early mornings aside, I think working suits me. Term ended only a few days ago, but I already miss the structure and the lack of interruptions of the working day. At home, I’ve … Continue reading

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Pictures speak louder than words

I sat down at the bar with the computer today – that was a mistake! Two fruit punches with rum later and it was obvious that anything I wrote wasn’t going to make much sense. Between sips, I did notice … Continue reading

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Soon Come: Day 1

I have crossed an ocean, I have lost my tongue, From the roots of the old one, A new one has sprung. – Grace Nichols On all but one of my previous visits to Jamaica I have arrived via Kingston, … Continue reading

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Into 2011 at last

I can’t believe that it has been SO many months since I last wrote about what I’ve done. Every day from September right up until the Christmas break seemed to throw new situations and challenges my way; I feel as … Continue reading

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