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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…

Movies Of 2018 - February Recapped!

February was definitely an up and down month film-wise. But no spoilers, you only have to scroll a little bit to find out what I thought of the offering. I suffered a lot from a lack of new films to see, and also encountered my first film I couldn't see at my Cineworld... I'm not entirely convinced I would have enjoyed Phantom Thread, but it would have been nice to get the chance to be disappointed/entertained by it.

Anyway... to the movies!

Den Of Thieves ★★★☆☆
Nick O'Brien is the hard-drinking leader of the Regulators, an elite unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Ray Merrimen is the recently paroled leader of the Outlaws, a gang of ex-military men who use their expertise and tactical skills to evade the law. O'Brien, Merrimen and their crews soon find themselves on a direct collision course as the criminals hatch an elaborate plan for a seemingly impossible heist -- the city's Federal Reserve Bank.

Some good mindless violence for my Frida…

Movies Of 2018 - January Recapped!

After lots of people saying that they saw over 100 films last year on their Unlimited Card I've felt like I should try and up my game... so here goes my jam-packed January.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri - Unlimited Screening ★★★★☆
When the police have got nowhere trying to find her daughter's killer, she takes matters into her own hands. Renting out three billboards on a barely used road to town, she plasters her simple question for anyone to see. "How come?"

This was a wonderful start to my 2018 cinema going. It's not often that I say I agree with award winners (especially after La La Land) but this one really did deserve it's Golden Globes.

The star in this one for me was Woody Harrelson. He's aged like a fine wine. I wasn't a massive fan previously, but after War For The Planet Of The Apes, and now this, I can't wait to see what else is to come from him.

Three Billboards in an emotional journey, and captures the way a whole commu…