The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Last year The Glass Castle was turned into a film. Whilst I haven’t watched the film this is certainly the sort of memoir, and writing style, that greatly lends itself to being adapted. In many ways it seems surprising that it took from publication in 2006 to 2017 for a film adaptation to happen. The […]

Arranging The Perfect Holiday*

The sea in Spain as captured from a vantage point in Southern Spain's Murcia

Figuring out where you want to go on holiday is one thing but trawling through hotels, resorts and apartments is something completely different. For me trying to decide on the specifics of a holiday such as the hotel, the flights and things like transfers to and from the airport is so stressful it almost puts […]

Olympics Day Eleven: Semi-Final Football And A Bucket Load Of Medals

After the drama of rain bouncing around in the Olympics stadium last night to cause a delay in proceedings for all the track and athletics final the participants in today’s events will be hoping to be able to take to the starting blocks and field areas on time and get through everything cleanly and safely. […]

Olympics Day Ten: Mammoth Swims And High Hurdles

After the events on the track last night, not only of Bolt winning but Niekerk’s World Record in the 400m, it might be a little difficult for anything to top that today in general Olympic sporting terms. But today we go from the women’s road marathon yesterday to women battling it out in the open […]

Olympics Day -2: Women’s Football Gets Competition Underway

*Results will be at the end of each blog post. During the group stages of football and similar sports each post will be a summary of the day. Further into the competition, when there are less events and less clashes, each match will get its own post.* Despite the Olympic opening ceremony being a couple […]

Chef the film

Chef, described as one of the comedy film must sees this summer, certainly doesn’t disappoint on providing comedy and food-induced dribbles. With a distinct two halves to the film, the plot of a great and ambitious chef being crushed down and not having the chance to shine and do food that he truly believes in, […]