For some reason, London was making me really blue. I couldn’t pinpoint a reason, which made the feeling seem invalid and ridiculous, but the lowness stayed with me no matter how many books I read, walks I went on or people I let tell me about their problems. Having some time off and some money,…… Continue reading We’ll Always Have Paris
“Titanic” was the first “grown-up” film I was allowed to watch. I expect I was roughly eight years old, and I was taken straight off the Disney Princess films and Roald Dahl adaptations and plunged (sorry) straight into the choppy waters of an adult, Hollywood blockbuster–telling the true story of a tragic accident in…… Continue reading How “Titanic” Taught Me to Love my Body and my Resting Bitch Face
I keep my mouth shut throughout all the Christian holidays. Or rather, the uber-Christian holidays. I don’t demand that people explain to me why rabbits are synonymous with Jesus being resurrected. I don’t roll my eyes at people giving up things for lent, only to betray their own moral compass by gorging on chocolate within the…… Continue reading Why Hating Valentine’s Day is Impressing Nobody
“Ellen, if you say ‘no’, I will have you removed from this lesson.” Mrs. Stewart’s words to me when I was five years old. We were in the middle of a Scottish Country Dancing lesson, and the boys had been commanded to ask the girl they wanted to dance with for her arm. My friend…… Continue reading Growing Up Girl
It’s not “Pretty Woman”. I will say that. Let me be clear, I went into this film with the lowest of expectations. In fact, the only place for it to go was up. I was slightly surprised. I don’t like to be predictable, and everyone who knew I was being taken to see this film…… Continue reading Not Like The Movies….
Well, who would have thought we’d end up here? It has never, in my entire life, taken me this long to read a book so well done, E.L. James. So without further ado, we have Chapter twenty-five. If you can’t remember where we left off, it’s okay because neither can I. Grey probably told Ana…… Continue reading Are we going to miss these two? Most likely not….
“Nobody loves anybody properly, do they?” Wise words, and certainly not extracted from this novel. I shall get back to that quote later on but for now, I need to get this book over and done with because I have an actual writing gig that needs my attention. Not that this hasn’t been enjoyable, but…… Continue reading So it isn’t the greatest when you’re dating a semi-sadist…