Occasionally I’m told (which I take as a compliment by the way)…that encounters people have with me, which constitute of course merely of time and space, are like scenes of a film. It’s uncanny how many times I’ve heard this line, that when I was told it again I couldn’t help but think of why. Continue Reading

“Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth Continue Reading

When we arrived home from one of our appointments, beat but nevertheless excited, we met up with our friends who live here in Paris – J and his son A who as grown a fair bit since I saw him last. Despite the age gap (6 and 12) they got all along well, especially as Continue Reading

I was too tired to watch the BBC drama The Missing until its conclusion, but unless I’m interrupted tonight, I will make sure I don’t stop until the rolling credits. It’s a gripping drama with James Nesbitt, Tchéky Karyo and Frances O’Connor in the leading roles, telling the tale of a child going missing and Continue Reading

Finally a day where I am finished by 8 pm. I’m snug in bed after a hot shower and listening to relaxing music waiting for hubby to come home and watch the must-see horror of the year – Deliver Us from Evil. Oh…I hear the door…time for tea and movie!

It’s cold and misty. And for some reason I don’t fancy a shower nor going out. I’m quite content with quietly observing from the vantage point of my living room. The fireplace is on of course and in a moment I will heat up yesterday’s dinner for lunch and position myself with a glass or Continue Reading

You are on your way home, with the dog in tow. It is still misty, as if the heavens were to open any moment for a mild drizzle. You wouldn’t mind. You see, you don’t mind at all. About anything. You have plans but they are fluid. They come with short bursts of inspiration. Like Continue Reading

A quiet movie evening is what I went for, with Blue Ravine and Devil’s Knot. Although the former was the one with raving reviews on all critics sites, it was the Devil’s Knot that gave pause for thinking. It’s based on a true murder case of the disappearance and murder of 3 young children in Continue Reading

Without sounding overly presumptuous, I quite like to see myself as a cinéaste, a docuphile and a lover of in particular Scandinavian crime dramas. HA! I got you there, you thought I would profess my allegiances to the French…mais non! If so I need to remind you that with luminaries such as Ingmar Bergman and Sven Continue Reading

I once saw a French film called Baise Moi. The English title – depending on how avant garde the host was (in other words the country screening it), went by anything from Kiss Me, to Fuck Me or even Rape me. Of course it made me more intrigued and I asked someone at work to Continue Reading