Thursday, 31 December 2015
Wednesday, 30 December 2015
Inside Out (Dir. Pete Docter & Ronaldo Del Carmen)
Mad Max: Fury Road (Dir. George Miller)
Ant-Man (Dir. Peyton Reed)
The Lobster (Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos)
What We Do In The Shadows (Dir. Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi)
Diary of a Teenage (Dir. Marielle Heller)
The Martian (Dir. Ridley Scott)
While We're Young (Dir. Noah Baumbach)
Tomorrowland (Dir. Brad Bird)
and yes obviously...
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (Dir. J.J. Abrams)
But that one isn't a surprise, right?!
Tuesday, 29 December 2015
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love
Nadine Shah - Fast Food
Sleaford Mods - Key Markets
Du Blonde - Welcome Back to Milk
Belle and Sebastian - Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
Public Service Broadcasting - The Race for Space
Beach House - Depression Cherry
Paul Smith and the Intimations - Contradictions
Ryan Adams - 1989
Monday, 28 December 2015
Sunday, 27 December 2015
Saturday, 26 December 2015
The last two days have been a haze of a lot of food, a lot of drink and even a few family selfies.
Not bragging or anything but my team also won the family game of Trivial Pursuits.
Whilst I have continued to rebuild and unpack my life since moving up North I've also bought Lego Marvel Super Heroes on the Wii U and the last season of Mad Men on blu-ray. So basically I might be going missing for a while.
I'll tell Don you said hi.
Friday, 25 December 2015
I've spent the day surrounded by family and food, and I definitely feel grateful and appreciative for it, also quite full and a bit drunk.
I hope wherever you are, you can find some happiness today.
Thursday, 24 December 2015
The whole Mary Sue argument seems a lot less founded after a second watch generally and I also think I've got my opinion about her family line figured. Initially I had several ideas swirling round but now I think it has to be a connection to Luke.
But then again maybe not... Damn it JJ!
Anyway here's the ever wonderful Summer Camp covering Christmas Wrapping, have a great night one and all.
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Today I went to Sunderland. For some doing this on any given day might be questionable, but two days before Christmas? Probably a mistake.
For the amount of shops that seem to have shut in Sunderland recently it's kind of a wonder that so many people were out shopping today at all. It's a city I've always had an odd relationship with but ultimately it's just depressing to see it seemingly more battered than ever. Still, it's inevitable to run into some people you know there which reminds you of the charm beyond the brutalism.
This evening I'm off for an evening out with my mam! She wants to see Star Wars and have a Nandos. This is of course the type of evening I can get behind. I'm not actually sure if she's seen any of the films before. Her only question for seeing the film was "does Chewbacca do his sound in it?"
Spoiler: He does.
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Monday, 21 December 2015
This last few days in London have been good albeit emotional ones. It started with the emotional payoff of finally seeing Star Wars - The Force Awakens on Thursday then leaving my teaching job on Friday. Anyone who has looked at my online presence before will no doubt know my passion for the galaxy fardr, far away and anyone who knows me in real life will know I'm more than ready to take a break from teaching. So these two were big ones for me. Neither experience was a let down! This was followed by moving out of the house share I've been living in for the last year and the tension filled build up to finding out if I'd be getting my deposit back; fortunately I did so that's a couple more weeks I'll be able to have food and that.
Then it was on to Saturday and my early Christmas celebrations with Cheyenne. However this was meant to be a short blog entry so I'll write that up tomorrow.
If you've made it this far thanks and feel free to get in touch.