Monthly Archives: January 2017

I THINK THEREFORE I AM….NOT A NUTTER : MENTAL HEALTH MEDICATION AND ME!

A blog about me being able to take medication for my mental health illness, for the FIRST TIME EVER! I can still remember the first time I tried taking a medication called clomipramine for my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.   I … Continue reading

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‘HE’S A MAN, WITH A PLAN….HE’S MISSTRA KNOW-IT-ALL’! GARY NEVILLE : THE PUNDIT – A review.

As this documentary on Sky Sports 1 about Sky Sports football pundit Gary Neville finished, I was in two minds about what I thought about it.  Part of me thought it had been an enjoyable, relatively interesting twenty-five minute journey … Continue reading

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DEATH IN PARADISE : IT’S VERY FORMULAIC, BUT OH MY WHAT A GREAT CURE IT IS FOR THOSE JANUARY WINTER BLUES! A review.

Do you like me suffer from those awful British January winter blues?  You will know what I’m talking about if you do.  It is the dull, damp freezing weather coupled with it going dark in the evenings before 5pm, so … Continue reading

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NOT AS MUCH FUN WITHOUT BALLS! – STRICTLY COME DANCING FINAL 2016 – A review.

The problem with Strictly Come Dancing this year was that as soon as the utterly hilarious Ed Balls got voted off in week 10, it turned into a big snoozefest.  He was the only reason why I watched it for … Continue reading

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FOREVER YOUNG : The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football’s Lost Genius! A review.

This book was interesting, moving, but at the same time it has to be said that it also had shades of blandness in places.  The latter aspect could have been easily remedied by it being about one hundred pages shorter. … Continue reading

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LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, CHRISTMAS SPECIAL : HAVE THEY DANCED THEIR FINAL TANGO….MAYBE? – A REVIEW.

Sally Wainwright’s award winning BBC One drama Last Tango in Halifax, returned to our screens for a two-part Christmas special and overall it was a successful return without ever being a sensational one. The problem with it only being two … Continue reading

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CLOSE TO THE ENEMY : ‘IT WAS AN ACT OF LOVE’. A REVIEW.

Set in the immediate aftermath of World War II when all the secret service agencies in Britain were in a frenzy, this period drama written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff was absolutely magnificent.  It had this charming British nostalgic quality … Continue reading

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THE MISSING – series 2, a review. ADDICTIVE, ENGROSSING…..AND IT WASN’T TOO COMPLICATED!

Wednesday December 7th 2016 was a bad day all-round for me.  Firstly, I woke up and remembered that it was my fortieth birthday(I still feel only twenty), then the double whammy was realising that the outstanding BBC One abduction thriller … Continue reading

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