Bond evolution – Spectre (#24)

I love a long tracking shot, and this film opens with a long tracking shot through the streets of Mexico City, crowded for the Day of the Dead celebrations, up the stairs into a hotel, into a lift, into a hotel room, and out along the hotel rooftop where Bond is getting ready to assassinate… Continue reading Bond evolution – Spectre (#24)

We have come to the end (52.20)

Apparently it was me, last Saturday, when taking leave of my colleagues, who said, "This year can't get any worse." It was about 30 minutes after that when the government announced Tier 4 restrictions which meant a large part of the country had to cancel their Christmas plans. It was Sunday when France introduced introduced… Continue reading We have come to the end (52.20)

Tour de Tree

Two days until Christmas and I've signed off from work, so now I can sit in the living room and admire our tree in the daylight. Here's a tour around some of my favourite ornaments. This guy is new this year. I'm calling him Humpty Dumpty but my French friend called him by another name.… Continue reading Tour de Tree

Bond evolution – Skyfall (#23)

The film starts with an all action opening sequence as Bond chases an enemy agent through Istanbul - down narrow streets, across the rooftops, and on top of a train. And it ends with Bond toppling from a bridge and the quiet words, "Agent down." The opening credits show a series of graveyard scenes, a… Continue reading Bond evolution – Skyfall (#23)

The benefits of listening on repeat

At various times throughout this year I've become obsessed with a particular song or artist or album and listened to it on repeat. My Spotify 2020 stats reflect this, with my number one most listened to song for 2020 being Song of the Volga Boatmen. I think there were only a few days earlier this… Continue reading The benefits of listening on repeat

Tier 2 to Tier 3 to Tier 4 (51.20)

Monday: Wake up to the smell of cat pee in the house somewhere. Husband and I both go on a sniffing mission to try to identify its location so we can get busy with the vinegar spray. We finally identify it as under the coffee table in the dining room. We normally shut the dining… Continue reading Tier 2 to Tier 3 to Tier 4 (51.20)