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Embracing childhood (as a 28 year old adult)

Most of us romanticise, or over-exaggerate, how great or bad our childhood was. Personally, I wish I’d had the foresight to help me appreciate mine more. It was great; I was lucky and with no responsibilities or knowledge of the atrocities going on in the world, it doesn’t get much better than that. Recently, when…… Continue reading Embracing childhood (as a 28 year old adult)

Book talk · Personal · Reviewing my monthly reads

Reviewing my October reads

October was hectic, but I also had two weeks of annual leave so I actually ended up reading more than planned. Yay! I also got through my Hoop-Tober challenge to watch 31 horror films, sold a house, bought a house and generally spent a lot of money. Books, books, books below: Sleeping Beauties – Stephen…… Continue reading Reviewing my October reads

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“Are we getting older? Are we getting wiser? Or are we getting none of the above?”

The title are lyrics from ‘Here Come the Young Men’ by Courteeners. A brilliant line and fitting. This week I turned 28, one step closer to hitting 30. It’s not a significant age, I know, but I’ve spent some time mulling over where I am and where I want to be and it feels like…… Continue reading “Are we getting older? Are we getting wiser? Or are we getting none of the above?”

Coventry · creativity · Personal

Coventry’s (not so) secret gem: FarGo Village

Having lived in Coventry for close to five years now, I often get asked why we chose to buy a house here, or what I make of it compared to my last home (Leicester) or my actual home, Grimsby. For the record, Coventry gets a pretty bad reputation and rather unfairly. It’s different to both…… Continue reading Coventry’s (not so) secret gem: FarGo Village

Endless list of scores I love · Film Talk · Personal

Endless List of Scores I love – #2 28 Days Later (original music by John Murphy)

With Halloween fast approaching, it seemed an appropriate time to look at some scores and pieces of music within the horror genre that I love. There’s really no better place to start than with the horror film that started my passion for the genre; Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later. I’ve written previously about my love…… Continue reading Endless List of Scores I love – #2 28 Days Later (original music by John Murphy)