Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro: Fundraising

January 31, 2012 § 4 Comments

(photo credited to Mailliw - flickr)

As some of you may remember, a little while ago I posted a blog about how I’ve decided to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, this coming August. 

Two months later I am still determined as ever to accomplish this task, all in the name of charity (and, well, to tick one item off my ‘bucket list’).

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My tribute to the 2012 Australian Open Men’s Final

January 30, 2012 § 2 Comments

At 1.30AM, after five hours and 53 minutes on court one man raised his arms, roared in triumph, and ripped off his shirt.

Novak Djokovic, the world’s undisputable number one men’s tennis player had won his third Australian Open. His third consecutive Grand Slam, his fifth overall.

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Film Review: The Artist

January 27, 2012 § 8 Comments

In a cinematic age of superheroes, sequels and 3-D, ‘The Artist’ refreshingly harks back to the days of the silent movie.

French director, Michel Hazanavicius’s, Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe winning film, is a wonderful black and white, silent masterpiece.

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Film Review: War Horse

January 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Brought from the stage to the screen, Steven Spielberg’s War Horse is the touching tale of the unbreakable friendship between a boy and his horse.

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My Week With Marilyn

January 21, 2012 § 2 Comments

Elton John’s Candle in the Wind about Marilyn Monroe goes: “your candle burned out long before your legend ever will.”

Simon Curtis’ latest movie, My Week with Marilyn, about the screen goddess proves just that. Nearly 50 years after her death, we are still intrigued by Miss Monroe.

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Four free places to take kids in London

January 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Prior to becoming a Masters student at Westminster last September, I had spent the last nearly two years working as an au pair in London.

As part of one of my current assignments – to produce a front page of a newsletter – I wrote a piece about places to take children, for free, in London.

And because it isn’t always an easy task to find free activities in London, I thought I’d share it.

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Fellowship of the Rings: Audio Commentary

January 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

Over the Christmas period I was reunited with one of my most-loved (materialistic) possessions: my  box-sets of the special editions of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. 

I wasted no time in curling up in bed and putting on the first of the three films: The Fellowship of the Ring. Not to watch the actual movie, but to listen to the cast audio commentary.

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