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Film. TV. Books. Music

Big news people – I’ve been published in the new Louise Hay book, Modern-Day Miracles: Miraculous Moments and Extraordinary Stories from People All Over the World Whose Lives Have Been Touched by Louise L. Hay. This very exciting news came about a month ago, but there’s been a lot going on in my life (will […]


“Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.” ~E.P. Whipple I was reading to Bunny last night before bed and I came across one of my favourite opening lines for a book. And it got me thinking about my own novel and how I have yet to write the perfect opener. To my […]


Why is Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood headlining my post today? Because as I was happily singing along with Frankie on the radio the other day, I realised that as much as I love this song, it really is quite daggy. You know, one of those tracks you think twice about admitting you like […]


I’ve been giving a good deal of thought to creating the perfect writing space lately. As I posted a couple of weeks ago, I have a new writing studio, which means now I have to decorate it and create an environment that isĀ  quiet, uncluttered, creative, and nurturing. I’ve already installed a nice comfy bed […]


I love all art, but stories are my oxygen. I couldn’t live in a world where I couldn’t watch, read or tell stories. And film is the most engaging storytelling device of all, with the maestro of this experience being the screenwriter. As you’d expect of a long time film buff and writer, the Academy […]


After attacking shallow media consumption and the spread of false values, I thought I’d show that I’m not all serious and and dedicate this post to my latest crop of sexiest Hollywood actors. I say ‘latest’ because actors come and go and tastes change, so if I had written this 5 years ago, Russell Crowe […]


I haven’t done a film post for a very long time now and that’s strange because I am obsessed with movies. Unfortunately I haven’t been amazed by a film for quite awhile and scathing reviews are really not my style. Despite the fact that I am depressed about the number of formula films being pumped […]


This week I’m 37 years old and while I’m not doing cartwheels about it, I wouldn’t say I’m exactly depressed either. I’m still relatively young, I’m healthy, have a wonderful family and generally a lot to be grateful for. If I sound like I’m giving myself a pep talk, well maybe I am, but there’s […]


Today, I’m in the mood for a list. My last one was 25 Fast Facts About Women Around the World, and it was spurred on by my reading disturbing facts about the extent to which female inequality and abuse still exists. In contrast, this list came about from me reading some silly trivia tidbits that […]


Warning: This article discusses THEMES of The Dark Knight, but there are NO actual plot SPOILERS On the weekend I saw The Dark Knight, the new Batman movie, which is an amazing film and not just because it manages to be an action extravaganza with real plot, clever dialogue and some nail-biting suspense. What I […]