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    Murder on the Orient Excess

    November 15, 2017

    It’s been three days now since I watched the blockbusting new film Murder on the Orient Express but I still haven’t got Kenneth Branagh’s moustache out of my mind. I know it’s a mistake to get too hung up on this sort of thing; my enjoyment of Nicole Kidman’s The Hours was destroyed by the very odd putty nose she was wearing, and everyone’s hair was altogether too mesmerising in American Hustle. But Ken’s moustache will go down in prosthetic…

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    Have We Got News For You

    I’ve hesitated to write about this, but I was really upset by BBC1’s Have I Got News For You last night. It had been a tiring but good week, and I wanted something funny…

    November 4, 2017
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    #JustToSay Thank you, Cadbury’s Roses

    As you know, we’re massive chocoholics here and don’t need much persuading to try anything new that Cadbury’s have to offer. Roses chocolates are not exactly unheard of, as they’ve been going since, gasp,…

    November 1, 2017
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    Skin & Tonic

    I’ve always loved skincare, so I was really intrigued when a friend asked if I’d tried Skin & Tonic. It’s a range with a difference – none of the products contains more than seven…

    October 27, 2017
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    The Party

    Went to see an absolutely splendid film last night, The Party. We’d been intending to go to Armando Iannucci’s movie, Death of Stalin, but it was sold out, and The Party was very much…

    October 23, 2017
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    Blade Runner 2049

    I was a bit nervous about seeing Blade Runner 2049, as I’m so keen on the original film. I fell for it in the 1980s, when its combination of a mysteriously Asiatic dystopian Los…

    October 20, 2017
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    Matisse in his Studio

    Had a lovely interlude the other day visiting the Royal Academy – always a favourite place anyway, as it’s directly opposite the duck-egg blue box of treats that is Fortnum & Mason – with…

    October 4, 2017
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    One for the Money…

    Ok, a bit of a moral dilemma for you all today. What would you do if a cashier in a Bureau de Change in a big department store made a massive mistake with some…

    September 23, 2017
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    Meet the Author – Isabella May

    I’m so pleased to welcome fellow author Isabella May to my blog today. Isabella’s new novel, Oh! What a Pavlova, has one of the most tempting covers I’ve ever seen and promises to be…

    September 17, 2017
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    Meet the Author – Tessa Robertson

    I’m loving my occasional ‘meet the author’ posts, it’s a great way to get a privileged lowdown on new books before they even come out, and find out a bit about their authors. Today…

    September 14, 2017