The hundred foot journey – movie review

I thought I’d do something I haven’t done in a while. That something is to update you all by writing a film review. It seems like ages since my last post so I have some making up to do!

100 foot journey movie

On to the movie. The hundred foot journey is set in an idyllic part of South West France and without giving you too much, it contains a lot of laugh out loud moments and shots of delicious looking food. (Don’t go to this movie hungry!) With Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey producing this feel good film, I was expecting this to be fun to say the least.

Although the film is quintessentially the happy, rom-com; I have to say that the film delivered to my expectations. Although it isn’t the sort of movie that would knock social media into a frenzy, I thought the beauty of the film was portrayed through the characters effectively and the cross of cultures were careful thought out without it being too far fetched. I thought Helen Mirren was brilliant in this light hearted film. Kudos also to Manish Dayal who played the main character.  My main reason for going to watch this specific film was because I felt it would be a wonderful movie to watch with the parents, and the family outing was definitely worth it.

If you are looking for a movie with a wonderful sound track (thanks to the legendary A.R. Rahman sir), and something to make you laugh, then hop, skip or jump to The hundred foot journey.  Check out the trailer below:

Stay tuned for more posts this week.


The Nail Project – update

Sorry for the lack of posting. We went on holiday. I will be posting about it as it was truly awesome. It’s strange how when we go on holiday and then return to normal life the holiday seems like a lifetime ago?! Weirdness.

Anyhow, I thought to update you all on my nails. Thank you all for the encouragement,not just on here, but actually face to face from friends who I didn’t even know read my blog! It helped to make my nails grow to the longest I think I’ve ever seen them.

Still short but getting longer and STRONGER!

Until wait, my nicest one broke. Suffice to say they are now all pretty short, but stronger than they have been in a while. So it won’t be long til I can give you an update with a picture of even longer nails! That said, I actually enjoyed them at their longish length before, and don’t know if I would want them any longer. It would certainly make it hard to play the piano which can’t be a good thing.

Longer and stronger nails

Let me know what you think of my nails and leave some encouraging comments below!


Sam Smith – Finally, a reason to turn the volume up

Stay with me, cos you’re all I need. 

It doesn’t sound like much lyrically speaking, heck I should know, I’ve written my fair share of bad songs in addition to the keepers! However, when you have a voice like Sam Smith, the vulnerability with which he sings this song, has me getting goosebumps each time I hear this track.

I’ve got to be honest, I had no clue who Sam Smith was, he seemed to come out of nowhere on my musical radar. Most songs like this one usually don’t move me, but perhaps it’s the fact that Sam sounds genuine, in all his performances he doesn’t seem as though he is putting on a show. He reminds me of a male version of Adele, and let’s face it, wouldn’t that duet be awesome?

Most of all, I understand yearning, I used to yearn for acceptance as I think everyone probably does or wants to at some stage in their life. Until, now, where I’m actually happy with who I am, and I don’t need anyone’s acceptance for that.

So if you love Sam Smith and find him just as refreshing as I do, in a music scene that has a heck of a lot of noise on commercial radio, then leave your comments below, or better still subscribe to my blog!


The Nail Project

For anyone who has known me since time immemorial, they can vouch for me when I say that I would pick my nails at every opportunity. Instead of beautiful fingers, my fingers looked almost raw with pain. Over Christmas last year, I had managed to grow my nails to the longest they had ever been, only for them to chip or break at their most beautiful.

I had well and truly been beated by a blooming finger nail. I never thought I’d even think it was a horror, but I had grown attached to this project and so I have decided to start this again.

So from this week, I will be documenting my nail journey, alongside other rather important journeys. APOLOGIES for not writing in such a long time, I have no real excuse besides life and that’s a poor one.

Here’s stage one, painting my short nails in a bid to try not to pick at them.


Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.