Film score pick: Mission: Impossible 2

The Mission: Impossible film franchise looks like it’s as unstoppable as the Fast & Furious franchise seeing as there’s a fifth one on the way soon.

Mission: Impossible II just happened to be on TV the other day over here. You could probably call this a guilty pleasure film of mine. As I’m quite happy just watching it whenever it’s on. Though, in all honesty, I’m don’t feel guilty that I do enjoy watching this film! Continue Reading

My mum’s bean salad has a new fan

Mums bean salad

I enjoy cooking. Sometimes. I wouldn’t call myself one of the most accomplished cooks ever, but I do know my way around a spice cupboard well to put together some of what my mum taught me. I can put flavours together pretty well. I can cook a meal for a group of friends or family without stressing too much.

Will quite happily admit I am not on the same level as cooking as the OH. He is a GREAT cook. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Vegetables, pulses, lentils, meats. Such a good cook.

So it’s a little bit daunting when I cook for him. On the rare occasions that I do. He just enjoys it so much and he’s so good at it, I let him have at it! (I’m not going to deprive myself of the food he makes.)

BUT there’s one thing that I make that is apparently the best thing I have ever made. And that makes me a little bit proud. This is something I’ve been making for years. Not one of my own recipes, but a mum-inspired one. (They’re the best, right?) Continue Reading

Soundtrack pick: The Knick

The Knick is the best TV show you’re not watching right now. FACT. Directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen, it is quite possibly my favourite thing to watch on TV at the moment.

But, I’ll wax lyrical about the actual TV show another time. Right now, I want to introduce you to the soundtrack. The Knick is scored by Cliff Martinez of Drive, Contagion, Traffic and Solaris fame. And he brings exactly what you would expect to The Knick: Continue Reading

I am who I am and that’s who I say I am

Is it me, or is it incredibly hard to represent yourself on Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/etc without managing to alienate one interest group or another?

It’s sort of “best practice” to choose a niche subject/core interest and concentrate on that on whatever social network you choose. That’s usually a good way to find people who’ve got the same interests as you and to expand your network.

But what if you’ve got a variety of interests and you want to talk about all of them on social? I guess the option is to create different accounts for your personas. The problem with this? Keeping track of all of them! Trust me, I’ve tried and failed pretty miserably. (Perhaps I’m doing something wrong.) Continue Reading