Sherlock location, Tyntesfield Manor + Happy New Year!

P1060582Happy New Year folks! I hope it’s an amazing one for you. We celebrated at home with the fireworks on the telly and it was a lovely night. (A little disappointed that the big house down the road didn’t do their usual display that we watch from our garden, but oh well!)
Despite the crappy weather, we wanted to go somewhere on the last weekend of the holidays, so we decided to go to the National Trust property and filming location of the recent Sherlock special, Tyntesfield Manor…

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Star wars, The Force Awakens review

P1060294To be honest, I’m not sure there’s much point to this review – you’re either going to see this film (or most likely have already seen it), or you’re not. Well, this comes from the perspective of a non-Star Wars fan, which may help make up your mind if you aren’t sure whether to accompany your partner who is! We went to see it in 3d at Cardiff imax cinema….

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Christmas Party at Charlton House, Shepton Mallet

IMG_1261On Saturday evening it was the Shepton Mallet Slimming World Christmas party. It’s a bit weird a slimming group going out for a meal, but hey ho, I’m not going to say no as it’s my only Christmas party with dancing involved this year….

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End of summer catch-up!

Hi everyone. I hope you all had a lovely summer – it seemed very short this year! I’ve got a few reviews to catch up on and as usual I am determined to blog here more regularly. We recently returned home from holiday, so while it’s fresh in my mind, I’ll start with a small review of Norwegian Airways…

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Glastonbury Festival 2015 Review Saturday-Sunday & round-up.

P1040388A continuation of my review of the best festival; Glastonbury….

 

 

 

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Glastonbury Festival 2015 Review Wednesday – Friday

Oh my goodness me; I cannot believe it has been a whole week and a day since the last day of Glastonbury Festival! I must crack on and do my review before I completely forget everything! I’ve written loads, so I’ll split it into two parts….

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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell BBC adaptation

jsamnpicIf only I hadn’t just watched episode three, I would be positively gushing about this series. I have loved every second and watched in raptures on a Sunday evening. It’s no use, as a die-hard book fan, I’m going to have to have a moan about the changes they put in last night…

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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

I cannot express how excited I am about the television series starting on BBC1 this evening, and I cannot believe I haven’t written a review of the book before now. If one day I am famous and interesting enough to be on Desert Island Discs, this would be the book I’d choose to take with me….

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Poldark review. BBC1 Sunday evenings

poldarkWell, we’re three episodes in, so I’ve given this new Poldark series a good chance before writing the review. Firstly, I have to say that I am a massive fan of the original 1975 series. My sister and I watched it first when it was repeated in 1988 and I couldn’t believe the fact that the boy called Ross in my class was actually named after the main character! (Spoiler alerts coming up if you haven’t yet caught up!)

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Review of Sudden Death at Thornbury Manor written by Chris Lewis & Carol Hutton. Performed by Pilton Players

I’ve been asked to write a review of the play, which I watched on Thursday. So here it is:

What a wonderful evening out in Pilton! Walking into the hall it was a pleasant surprise to find we sat at beautifully laid tables rather than the usual rows of seats. It is true to say that nothing about this performance was particularly usual! …..

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