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Mini garage sale —

I’m having an online clear out of my DVD collection at Trade Me – Listings from bignoseduglyguy – a tiny selection including a Cold War classic, a documentary, a Russian horror, an Iranian drama and more besides. I’m calling it a garage sale as the money will be used to offset an increase in parking fees […]

Family member appears on local Radar —

With SWMBO out at a school meeting, the eldest out with friends and the middle two at dance rehearsals, it was just me and the youngest at home tonight.  Eschewing the usual drivel on the TV, we settled down to watch Radar’s Patch which we have on loan from the great ‘free to borrow’ selection […]

And In News Elsewhere… —

…two things that caught my eye. I am slowly working through the shorts films that make up Ed’s Story.  Ed Dobson is a pastor who is recording his reflections on living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease.  These include gentle yet enlightening insights on hope, healing and forgiveness and more besides. For […]

The Feds are in town! —

A day of variety.  Awoke to learn that we seem to have some naughty neighbours.  After a quick tea, hooked up and checked over our trailer before taking it to the vehicle inspection station for its periodic WOF. Took a bunch of stuff to read as the queue is always a long one on Saturdays.  Upon […]

The Beatbox Nativity —

Contemporary yet scriptural, dear reader, I give you TyTe and The Beatbox Nativity. and, for those who like their greatest story ever told live and unplugged, the Nativity Rap live and on location. TyTe (aka The Reverend Tyte) is a vicar at Uplyme Church in England and was a professional beatboxer before being ordained seven […]

Dinner Ladies —

  I’m not scared. I’ve already had three near death experiences. Do you remember Bren? Oh, no, you weren’t there. The last one there was a light at the end of a long, dark passage and Dusty Springfield was beckoning to me with a lovely smile….turned out i’d passed out in the Mersey Tunnel with […]

Three Dollars —

Just watched Robert Connolly’s Three Dollars and really enjoyed it.  The 6.2 IMDB rating belies a great Australian movie threaded with themes that many will identify with and characters that you care about played.  For Alfred Hitchcock fans or those who just love a nod by one director to another, there’s even a brief homage […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day —

Today, the 17th of January, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  The following presentation, posted by Matt Peyton at The Bluevine Collective ponders the ongoing legacy of King’s Letter From Birmingham Jail through words and video. The Bluevine Collective is new to me but I have enjoyed what I have read there recently.

Eric & Ernie and Coronation Street —

In the last 48 hours, I have had the pleasure of watching Eric & Ernie and The Road To Coronation Street, a pair of biographical dramas about two of the most successful UK TV shows of all time. Laced with Northern working class humour that had me laughing out loud. Without a doubt, these are two of […]