DVDs sorted

For the umpteenth time, I’ve tidied-up my DVD collection. It should have been one of those jobs that was completed during the early days of ‘lockdown’, but you know what they say about that Round Tuit??? ? We now have ‘classics’ on the left (far too many to fit in the cabinet!) and Blu-rays, front …
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Biggles Flies Again

Biggles? More like Giggles! as I took control of a real aeroplane courtesy of last year’s birthday pressy from  Ian and Mags – a 45 minute flight over the skies of Northamptonshire! Ian & Ann, Ralph and Karen and my Ann were there to witness my performance as just after 11am, I ‘took the stick’ …
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Lock up your Saucepans!

David and I decided to collaborate on cooking a meal for our respective other halves tonight – today being Valentine’s Day! We kept it mostly a secret, having planned the nitty-gritty earlier in the week. The plan was to offer three courses plus a cheese-board, and then finish with a movie to round off the …
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DVD Frenzy

The weather’s been rubbish, the washing and ironing is done, there’s a new web-site on its way, so there’s nothing left to do but catch-up on all those Christmas DVDs! “Parker”Statham, six-packs and a stetson..oh and quite a bit of blood, but not as much as normal in JS’s films. Nice open-top Bentley Continental out-acts …
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DVD: Fast and Furious 6

DVD: Star Trek – Into Darkness

An exciting start with the pre-credit scenes in this second outing for the rebooted Star Trek franchise – and for the seven people in the world who have 3D TVs, there’s even more to enjoy – especially in the first 10 minutes. The major characters all looked and sounded like their ‘originals’, although ‘new’ Kirk’s …
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Lyddington Bede House

Ralph, Karen, Ann and I took the short drive to Lyddington today to meet-up with Nick and Celina. The weather was disappointing – very grey with light rain We visited English Heritage’s Lyddington Bede House before dropping into The Old White Hart just down the road for some ‘refreshment’. Then it was all back to …
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Roast Lamb – Shaken not Stirred!

“The name’s ‘Lamb’, ‘Roast Lamb’”. Nick and Celina joined us this afternoon, together with David, for a food ‘n’ film evening. Ann prepared Tagliatelle  with Prawns and Romano Peppers to start, followed by Roast Lamb infused with garlic & rosemary – we finished with Red Plum Amoretti Pots – a sort of exotic trifle in …
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DVD Review: Looper

With every review I’d read saying this was one of the best films of the year, I was eagerly looking forward to watching Looper. Sci-fi films don’t often court such consistent praise from the critics, but this one was an exception! Things didn’t get off to a good start when I realised I’d ordered the …
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