Project Life Revisited | Weeks 5 and 6

Week 5: It was a peculiar week. The Brainy One was away in Marrakech. I was still reeling from the news of a friend's death and subsequently spent a fair bit of time arranging travel plans and accommodation so I could attend his funeral. And the UK finally and formally left the EU. Week 6: … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 5 and 6

Three Film Adaptations That Are Better Than The Books

I know. Controversial. I'm usually the first one to say, "The book was better", but in the following examples, I'm happy to be proved wrong. A Room With A View: E.M. Forster’s classic becomes an absolutely gorgeous film, complete with soaring arias and Italian vistas. I’ve loved this film since I was a kid. (Heads up: there’s … Continue reading Three Film Adaptations That Are Better Than The Books

A Month In Which I Don’t Buy Anything I Don’t Truly Need | The Re-run

In February last year, I only bought things that were considered essential. I'm doing the same again this year. No buying anything I don’t truly need. My list includes: tea/coffee in cafés, with a notable exception allowed.magazineschocolate/sweets/biscuitsclothesbooksscrapbooking productsrandom online shopping. Amazon, I’m looking at you Frugal February will give me a chance to actively live with our … Continue reading A Month In Which I Don’t Buy Anything I Don’t Truly Need | The Re-run