Merry pop culture Christmas to all … and to all a good movie-watching, TV-bingeing, music-listening, book-reading night

  It’s Christmas time again and that means, as you well know, that it’s some time for festive pop culture fun. Actually, pop culture fun is a year round things and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for sticking around and reading the many posts hat have Continue Reading

Love Actually and the touching deleted scenes that never made it into the film

  Love, Actually is deservedly one of those films that makes an appearance every Christmas come what may. Featuring eight interwoven couples whose own stories come with humour and special poignant meaning, the festive rom-com by Richard Curtis, is a touching reminder that everyone has a story, and that what Continue Reading

On 11th day of Christmas … I read Hester & Harriet by Hilary Spiers

  Hester & Harriet look like they’re on track for another bog standard Christmas at The Laurels, the small cottage the two widowed sisters share in a small, reasonably uneventful English village. Invited to cousin George’s home where they will endure his wife Isabelle’s ghastly cooking and their insufferably insolent Continue Reading

On 7th day of Christmas … I re-watched classic Vicar of Dibley ep “The Christmas Lunch Incident”

  When you’re in the service of others, as is Vicar Geraldine Granger (Dawn French), the “babe with a bob cut and a magnificent bosom”, saying “No” even extremely nicely, can be a difficult undertaking. After all, your parishioners seeing you as their vicar, regardless of how many of them there Continue Reading

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