Favourite movies – The top 20

  1. Face/off
  2. Grease
  3. Hairspray
  4. HSM
  5. Mamma Mia
  6. Mamma Mia 2: Here we go again
  7. The Greatest Showman
  8. Baywatch
  9. Roman Holiday
  10. Funny face
  11. Cinderella (1950)
  12. Dirty Dancing
  13. Me and The Orson Wells
  14. Look who’s talking
  15. Beauty and the beast (2017)
  16. The Forger (2016)
  17. Anastasia
  18. Game Plan
  19. The Help
  20. The Little Mermaid

Did any of your favourites make my list? I’d love to know what yours are!

CBD Oil: My new best friend

Okay, this is going to be like ripping off a bandaid.. I take cannabis oil. It is legal and is sold as a food supplement but it is a great muscle relaxer. I’m not ashamed, when you have my levels of pain you’d want anything to stop it.

There’s no high with it.

It’s the best thing ever seeing as my painkillers make me depressed and ‘dark’ plus, back up my bowels longer than the M 25 on a Friday rush hour.

It’s literally magic in a bottle. I take five to seven drops as and when and my spasms reduce dramatically.

TO ALL CEREBRAL PALSY FIGHTERS,

SUFFER NO MORE.

Getting back in the writing Saddle

It’s lovely to get back into writing again. Doing multiple projects including:

  • A 1700 word non fiction essay due 15th of August
  • A 1000 word story for Readers and Writers lounge due 31st of August
  • A 1700 word Romance Story due 15th September
  • A 300 word story for A story for Daniel Due 31st October
  • A 1000 word short story Due 1st November
  • A 1000 word short story on hope Due 1st of November
  • My writing tips
    1. Prioritise deadlines
      Do each assignment in chunks, say 500 words a day.
      Write down a rough draft on paper then type it up.
      Turn off WiFi
      Set time limits when you’re writing

    Don’t be a writer, be writing – William Falkener

    Movie Review: Mamma Mia: Here we go again

    The movie of the summer. Caution: will make you want to travel and have one night stands.

    Much slicker than the first film and the singing has vastly improved. Lilly James shines as the young Donna Sheridan trying to find herself in a Paris and Greece, she emulates Donna’s mannerisms from the first film to a T – of course, adding her own flirty twist.

    Meanwhile Sophie played by the lovely Amanda Seyfried is setting up a new hotel and starts to feel more connected to her mother than ever and finding her path in life.

    This film just was pure escapism. Whilst I’m not giving away the plot, get ready for a bloody big bombshell which had me sobbing like a baby.

    Thankfully, Christine Barsarki and Julie Walters provide some levity to the film. My favourite lines are from Tanya: be still my beating vagina/ have him washed him brought to my tent. Of course their younger selves played by Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alexa Davis were like carbon copies and absolutely fab

    Of course, the new additions of Josh Dylan (Young Bill), Jeremy Irivine (young Sam) and Hugh skinner (young Harry) are the perfect additions to a solid cast alongside Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Starsgard (who thankfully have kept their vocals to a minimum)

    Yes, this film will make you want to go hug your mother.

    The songs were the perfect partners to the plot and I have some new favourites, such as Chers Fernando

    Best musical of 2018 when all is said and done. It’s a rollercoaster of self discovery, first loves, grief, heartbreak and healing.

    10/10

    Book Review: The Japanese Lover By Isabel Allende

    The Japanese lover

    Romantic fiction

    From internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende comes an exquisitely crafted, multigenerational love story.

    In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis and the world goes to war, young Alma Belasco’s parents send her overseas to live with an aunt and uncle in their opulent San Francisco mansion. There she meets Ichimei Fukuda, the son of the family’s Japanese gardener, and between them a tender love blossoms, but following Pearl Harbor the two are cruelly pulled apart. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love they are forever forced to hide from the world.

    Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to reconcile her own troubled past, meets the older woman and her grandson, Seth, at Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, and learn about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years (From Amazon)

    My verdict

    Allende’s sentences are beautiful. You cannot help but become emotionally invested with these characters. As the book goes on it is like a beautiful budding blossom slowly opening just like its romance and tragedy, that let’s not forget actually happened to the Japanese Americans – a beautiful tribute to forgotten soldiers and an oppression to a race.

    5/5

    Book Review: Overcoming Big Obstacles by Bill and Jenifer Klein

    Over coming big obstacles

    Non fiction

    Bestselling authors of Life Is Short (No Pun Intended) and stars of TLC’s The Little Couple return with an inspirational book that encourages us to reach for our dreams, no matter what obstacles we may face. (From Amazon)

    My verdict:

    This is a self help book filled with personal anecdotes – not my kind of thing this time round.

    3/5