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Movies Of 2018 - May Recapped!

This month was very front end heavy. I've now got to drag myself back in time a bit as I stupidly didn't write my waffle when I saw the films... *sigh* I'll remember for next month.
Sherlock Gnomes ★★☆☆☆
Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.

I really wasn't sure where I was going to fall on this one. It was fine, but predictable. Very predictable. It passed the time with some chuckles but nothing that really split my sides. I doubt this will be one I'll watch again. It's main benefit is that it isn't as bad as Duck Duck Goose. [05/05]
I Feel Pretty ★★☆☆☆
A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed?

Personally I'm not a fan of Amy Schumer, but I was sor…

Movies Of 2018 - April Recapped!

This month I was struggling to work out how I'd see anywhere near as many new films as I did last month. I'm still not sure it's going to live up to they hype of March, even with the amount of pre-booked tickets I have.

I'm going to start this one with a re-evaluation of the scoring system as I've been asked how I decide on what they are.

☆ - So far nothing has suffered so much that it has got no stars... I'm not even sure what a film would have to do to sink this low.

★ - One stars are saved for those films that out of all possible categories (acting, scenery, plot, effects, etc) only actually ended up ticking one (maybe two) of the boxes.

★★ - Two stars go to those films that might not have struck a cord with me but I can appreciate what it was, how it was done, and how it would appeal to other viewers.

★★★ - Sitting right in the middle, the three star films are ones I liked, but would have liked better had they had something tweaked. If they were on the TV w…

Unfit Fitbit

The idea of me having a Fitbit still generally amuses me. If I'm exercising then I'm usually on the bike, but most other activity is limited to the repetitive walking too and from my car, the bathroom, or bed.

I'm terrible at being fit.

But it was the unforeseen effects of having the Fitbit that really got me. I've mooted it before when talking about my sleep, and recently I've noticed other people picking up on it.

Let's just say it straight... Fitbits piss you off.

Originally I got mine so that I could gauge my sleeping patterns. Basically I wanted to confirm what I thought I knew to be fact.

For months, a horrible and unnecessary amount of months, I wasn't sleep properly. (I'll put links to my posts about that at the bottom.) But no one would believe me. I was going to bed anywhere from 8pm to midnight and I was getting up between 4 and 6. That's plenty of sleep people would say. But you know it's not, there's that dragging, heavy feeling…

Movies Of 2018 - March Recapped!

This month was plagued with various booking problems online and on the app, so my normal method of keeping track of what I'd seen was next to useless. The wallet on my phone is usually a handy scrollable reminder but with the first week and a half missing I went back to my handy paper records to recap...

Red Sparrow ★★★☆☆
Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

It surprises me a little bit that this film is only rated 15. There's violence, sex, torture, nudity... so many things that make this one classic fodder for an 18 rating.

Red Sparrow was a good spy flick, gripping throughout but a little bit predictable at times. The more I think about this one the more I'm tempted to give it only two stars. While I found the story line interesting, there isn't much that made m…

Snow Day Like A Snow Day

First off I have to put up the obligatory snow day picture...

The pristine snow really does look beautiful, and the first path of a walker always looks kind of mysterious... like, seriously, where is that nutter off to? But these snow days have taken a complete different twist, and really made me stop and think.

The main thing I took from yesterday's snow debacle was that really I'm very lucky and I shouldn't be moaning at all. So genuinely these moans, while originally from me, aren't really about me.

The Story
Yesterday morning I woke up before 5am. My heating wasn't due to come on for about another 20 minutes but the temperature in the house had a definite bite to it. I came downstairs and checked my thermostat and I could see the little flame indicator was on which means it's bringing the heating on, so I went on with my morning.

I stepped into the shower and took the head off the wall to turn it on and wait for the water to heat up. (I'm not one of the…