Murder Mystery movie on Netflix.

For our Movie night, we watched the Murder Mystery movie on Netflix. It was amazing! From the cinematic shots to the epic storyline, it kept me glued to my screen.

The chemistry between Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler was perfect, and the plot twists kept me guessing until the end. I also loved how they managed to incorporate humour into a thriller without destroying its intensity.


So, when I heard that there’s a sequel coming up, I couldn’t be more excited. This due to be released on 31st March, not long to wait! One can only hope that it will be as gripping and exciting as its predecessor. In short, if you haven’t seen Murder Mystery yet, do yourself a favour and watch it before the new one comes out!

A board of photos and clues. Photo by cottonbro studio on

Alison in the GBBO tent.


Hey guys, have you heard the news? The beloved TV personality and cooking enthusiast Alison Hammond is all set to join the Great British Bake Off as a host. Though she isn’t new to hosting shows after her stint on This Morning, this will be her first time joining forces with Strictly Come Dancing’s resident presenter, Matt Lucas, for the cooking competition series. Fans of the show are already looking forward to seeing her bubbly personality and witty remarks add a refreshing touch to the mix this season. Additionally, many speculate that she might even get in on some baking action herself! Suffice it to say; we’re excited to see what kind of energy and warmth she brings when GBBO returns later this year.

Someone using an icing bag to do some piping.

Too many bags!?


Well, my dear, I hate to break it to you but you are definitely not alone in the “collection of bags for life” club. In fact, some might argue that it’s practically a rite of passage nowadays. We’ve all been there- scouring the supermarket aisles for the sturdiest and most stylish bag-for-life to add to our ever-growing collection. And who can blame us? Not only are they durable and eco-friendly, but they also make carrying groceries a whole lot easier (trust me on this one). So fear not my friend, proudly tote your plethora of reusable shopping bags with pride- after all, nothing says “adulting” quite like having a designated bag for each day of the week.

Childhood cartoons

What’s your favorite cartoon?

Ah, He-Man and Dungeons and Dragons – the quintessential childhood cartoons that sent us on wild adventures and fuelled our imaginations! He-Man with his rippling muscles and Prince Adam alter ego, defending Eternia against Skeletor’s evil plans. Who didn’t want to be a hero like him? And then there was Dungeons and Dragons, a show that made us believe we too could journey into an alternate magical realm full of villains and heroic quests. It’s time travel multiplied by infinity!


These classics had themes all over the place – courage in battle, teamwork in the face of adversity; inspire us to stand up for what we believe is right, champion those weaker than ourselves. The art style managed to capture our attention so well as they juxtaposed well with each other. Both shows still entertain today proving their enduring legacy among old-school cartoon lovers like myself.


Friday thoughts.

Some words of wisdom for 2023

  1. When one door closes and another door opens, you are probably in prison.
  2. To me, “drink responsibly” means don’t spill it.
  3. Age 60 might be the new 40, but 9:00 pm is the new midnight.
  4. It’s the start of a brand new day, and I’m off like a herd of turtles.
  5. The older I get, the earlier it gets late.
  6. When I say, “The other day,” I could be referring to any time between yesterday and 15 years ago.
  7. I remember being able to get up without making sound effects.
  8. I had my patience tested. I’m negative.
  9. Remember, if you lose a sock in the dryer, it comes back as a Tupperware lid that doesn’t fit any of your containers.
  10. If you’re sitting in public and a stranger takes the seat next to you, just stare straight ahead and say, “Did you bring the money?”
  11. When you ask me what I am doing today, and I say “nothing,” it does not mean I am free. It means I am doing nothing.
  12. I finally got eight hours of sleep. It took me three days, but whatever.
  13. I run like the winded.
  14. I hate when a couple argues in public, and I missed the beginning and don’t know whose side I’m on.
  15. When someone asks what I did over the weekend, I squint and ask, “Why, what did you hear?”
  16. When you do squats, are your knees supposed to sound like a goat chewing on an aluminum can stuffed with celery?
  17. I don’t mean to interrupt people. I just randomly remember things and get really excited.
  18. When I ask for directions, please don’t use words like “east.”
  19. Don’t bother walking a mile in my shoes. That would be boring. Spend 30 seconds in my head. That’ll freak you right out.
  20. Sometimes, someone unexpected comes into your life out of nowhere, makes your heart race, and changes you forever. We call those people…… cops
  21. My luck is like a bald guy who just won a comb.
Wintery scene across a lake.

Books behave.

Books Behave As Performed By Lovedew Cardew At The George & Dragon, York, April 2016

I like books cause they don’t care
If your knickers match your bra
If you’ve washed your hair
I like books cause they don’t invade your space
They sit on your shelf
They don’t get in your face
I like books cause they don’t mind
What your heart contains
Who you’ve left behind
I like a book cause it doesn’t give a shit
When you get to the end what you think of it
Books don’t care if you’ve got a degree
What you watch on TV
Books don’t judge if you’ve got tattoos
If your friends are few
I like books cause they don’t care.

Taken from ‘Lost For Words’.

The shelves of books.

My go to movies.

I don’t know about you, but I have a few movies then I watch again and again if I want something relaxing and easy to watch.

These just feel like familiar friends, I know them well enough to enjoy, but don’t have to concentrate much on.

‘Home Alone’ has to be on list daft and funny and a child alone pitted against two rather stupid criminals. Add in the Christmas Factor, and you have a winner.

‘She’s The Man’ Teenage girl wants to play on the football team but they won’t allow girls on it so what can she do? The only thing you can do, pretend to be her twin brother. This is very funny they both are caught in all sorts of awkward predicaments along the way.

‘Mamma Mia’ This is quite emotional in places, but also funny. I love the Abba songs too. I prefer the original film to the sequel, but both are good.

‘Richie Rich’ The boy who has everything he could desire, except true friends. No friends, but he does have enemies.

‘Legally Blonde’ starring Reece Witherspoon. This is absolutely hilarious the first time you watch it, and continues to make me laugh even now. Teen who is all about popularity and fashion decides to fo study law, but no one believes this is ever going to happen – she just won’t get the grades required, or will she?