Posts tagged ‘classic’

October 31, 2013

Escape Plan

Escape Plan
One of my most glorious moments was when I beat the boy in Commando Challenge.
We are watching Commando, an Arnie classic circa 1980s. A challenge! “Let’s see who guesses most next lines”. Our eyes slit and we grit our teeth.
He, a lifelong Arnie worshipper, sneers at me. He knows he will win! He is a boy! And I am a girl!
I sneer back. I know I will win! Yes I am a girl! A girl from Scotland with shit cold summers, a fun  sister and Commando on vhs that we will watch 20 times. A week!!!

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December 15, 2012

Winter Sunnies

Versace Crystal Medusa

Wrinkles never looked great on anyone and squinting in the sun or from the glare of beautiful pure white snow means you will need to get your sunnies on.

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September 26, 2012

Moon River

The crooner synonymous with one of the greatest movie songs of all time, Andy Williams died this week at the age of 84.  Moon River is of course featured in Breakfast at Tiffany’s surely one of the most amazing movies ever.

Originally featured in the film in 1961, Andy Williams made the song his own

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July 3, 2012

The Great Gatsby

Classic literature has always been a thorn in my side. I love modern literature and have often shied away from the wordy and lengthy writing as well as the endurance that comes with classics.

So recently, I took it upon myself to start wading through my list of classic books that I want to read before the big 40, starting with “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925.

Normally, I can read a book within days, but this took me 6 weeks to read…….

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February 7, 2012

Happy 200th Birthday Dahls Chickens

Dahls Chickens is, of course, the way that the lovely Big Friendly Giant refers to Charles Dickens which still makes me smile.

Today is the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Charles Dickens and what better way to celebrate than to READ him!  If you are a beginner, may I please recommend Great Expectations, which has all the language, character and mood of a Dickens book to set you up to becoming a fan.

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January 17, 2012

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Agatha Christie is always in vogue (even now, her books are being serialised in the UK with fortnightly magazines detailing the plots, characters and Christie’s life). But have you actually read her work?

We all love watching Suchet as Hercule Poirot and indeed, he stars in my recommended book to you, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, which is widely considered to be Christie’s finest work.

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