Glen Moray Whisky Tasting – 08 August 2017

For several years I’ve been an occasional whisky-tasting attendee. These events are usually pompous single malt promotions with a bit of exclusivity to taste something unique that I may not buy myself. Last night’s Glen Moray tasting was quite different. The label’s master distiller, Graham Coull, presented his finest whiskys for us to taste. Perhaps […]

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Review: True Girt

True Girt by David Hunt My rating: 4 of 5 stars At the outset, it’s probably a good idea to clarify, this book is not “True Grit“ by wee-drinking author Mr Bear Grylls. Although if you’re after a tale of desperate and deprived actions of slightly deranged people in perilous conditions, you may not be […]

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Review: The Princess Diarist

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher My rating: 3 of 5 stars Audio books usually lack something compared to regular books. It’s not the case when you can hear the late great Carrie Fisher reading her own brilliantly funny account of the wonder days of Star Wars and its ensuing fame. It made me smile […]

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Movie: Van Dieman’s Land

I just finished watching Van Dieman’s Land. It was terrible. Elle and I caught a trailer for the film some time ago, which gave the false impression it would be interesting. And Van Dieman’s Land – AKA Tasmania – being Elle’s home state in Australia, we also thought it’d be nice to see some familiar […]

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Midnight in Paris – movie

Once again I made the most of the best entrainment in the skies, and watched a movie in my Emirates flight – this time on my way to Birmingham. Before the movie, I listened to a few hours of Don Giovanni – in preparation of watching it in the flesh tomorrow by the Welsh National […]

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Movies aboard

I enjoy flying home to Australia. It’s a 15 hour stretch in front of the industry’s best in-flight entertainment. I usually make the most of it and watch as many movies as possible – which i must say is a bit of a luxury for me. The first movie I watched was The Trotsky, a […]

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Shaolin Soccer #Movie

While waiting for Elle to exit the local grocery store, my kids and I did something I wasn’t sure I’d ever have to do again – enter a DVD hire shop.  It almost seems like a redundant business, with the amount of file sharing and DVD swapping that goes on.  But we did it, and […]

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