In 1983, The Eurythmics released Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). Featuring the powerful voice of Annie Lennox, this pop song with the repetitive minor-key riff drove straight into our heads and rose to number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The video is full of dream sequences and even features a cow! Sweet … Continue reading Surprising Songs Sung: Marilyn Manson / Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) / [Bonus: Voice over Cello]
My family played a lot of card games and board games when I was a kid. In fact it was a Friday night ritual to play cribbage, hearts, or progressive rummy. Later, when I was first married and then when the kids were young, we tried to keep some of that family game-playing going. Gradually, … Continue reading Geeky Games for a Non-Gamer
So, picture this... There I was in the cinema on Sunday evening waiting to see My Cousin Rachel, a movie that has received a number of excellent reviews, and I was -- completely alone! Halfway through the 'coming attractions', another woman around my age came in with her daughter, and that was the full extent of the … Continue reading My Cousin Rachel (2017)
One of the suggestions in the My Life in Books Tag that I answered was to pick a book set in your city/country. I knew I had read an author who sets her stories in British Columbia, but all I could think of at the time was, Birds of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland! But after I … Continue reading Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
I'm always fascinated when an artist sings a song that takes them out of their comfort zone or is not their usual genre, showcasing their talent and proving that they are not just a "one-trick pony". I also appreciate when an artist takes a well-known song and makes it their own. "Surprising Songs Sung" will feature … Continue reading Surprising Songs Sung: P!nk / Me and Bobby McGee
This week, I reached the milestone of 50 posts! I hope you don't mind indulging me as I look back over the 5 months since I started my blogging adventure. Let's start with some general stats: 26,091 words written, with an average of 522 per post, but ranging from 62 to 1,279 words - When … Continue reading Milestone: 50 Posts!
Watching theatre at the movies is great fun, and I did just that on this Saturday past. I had a ticket for a really nice neighbourhood cinema, where I saw the 50th anniversary production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. National Theatre Live films several plays per year, showing them in cinemas across the world while the show is still … Continue reading Theatre at the Movies – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Thank you Esther, for nominating me for a Liebster Award. As this involves answering a series of questions, I took the liberty of finishing the RA Challenge questions first! The rules to be followed are: Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog into your post. Answer 11 questions which you have been asked … Continue reading Liebster Award Nomination – Thanks!
I am shocked and horrified by the devastating attack on the patrons at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. My heart goes out to those who were there in the middle of the terror, both those who made it out and those who did not. The families and loved ones of those victims have my … Continue reading Monday
It's been a lot of fun answering Guylty's Richard Armitage fandom challenge, and my previous week's responses are here. I've often looked at some of the discussions around older posts about RA's work and wished I had been reading at the time to participate. This challenge has been enjoyable for the opportunity to present some of … Continue reading RA Challenge – (Final) Week 5