Loves & Hates – April

LOVES

Pretty Iconic – Sally Hughes – my full review of this fantastic beauty book is here.

The Good Fight – this is a spin-off show from The Good Wife – it follows various female lawyers as they deal with the fall out of a financial scam which wipes out the savings of Diane Lockhart, and destroys the reputation of one of the newest young lawyers.  Written by the same team as The Good Wife, The Good Fight is a grittier more rounded drama.  It is laugh out loud funny in places – this is due to the appearance in episode 5 of an old friend (I’m not going to spoil it for you but I cheered when they appeared on-screen).

iZombie (TV series) – Oliva (Liv) Moore, a medical student, is at a boat party when she gets scratched by a zombie which subsequently turns her into a zombie.  She takes a job in a coroner’s office so she has access to the brains she needs to eat to keep the zombie in her at bay.  The upside to being a zombie and having to eat brains is that Liv temporarily takes on the personality of the person whose brain she has eaten including all the quirks.  These range from a cheery coffee shop owner to a grumpy old man.  She has flashbacks of their memories which she is able to use to assist local Police Detective Clive Babineaux in solving their murders.  She passes herself off as a psychic in order to keep her secret from him.  The only person that knows her secret is her boss Medical Examiner Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti and he agrees to keep her secret.  Netflix is currently showing season 3.

Speed Beauty by Caroline BarnesCaroline is a make-up artist who has a YouTube channel in which she shares her tips and tricks but, and this is genius, most of the videos are under two minutes.  Even her introduction video is concise.

St George’s Festival – an event held at Wrest Park every year to celebrate St George’s Day.  Hubby and I have been the last few years and we love it.  It’s a great celebration of everything that is good about our country.  There are stalls, jousting, re-enactments, medieval encampments and the battle of St George and the Dragon.  A fantastic day out for all the family.

HATES

Big Little Lies – I watched the first episode and half of the second and I was bored.  I’m not sure what all the hype is about.

Tomatoes – still don’t like them.

What are your loves and hates this month?

My Desert Island Discs

I’ve been listening to a lot of old episodes of Desert Island Discs recently after stumbling across and enjoying Bob Harris’ episode from February 2014.

For those of you that don’t know, Desert Island Discs is a BBC Radio 4 programme in which a guest is invited by the presenter to choose the eight recordings (I think originally they were gramophone records) they would take with them to a desert island.  The first episode was recorded by the creator Roy Plomley in 1942.  Michael Parkinson took over in 1985 and Sue Lawley presented for 18 years from 1988.   Kirsty Young is the current presenter. Continue reading “My Desert Island Discs”

Loves & Hates – March

The inspiration for this post comes from “Woman & Home” magazine who have a celebrity “Loves & Hates” every month.

Loves

Tony Blackburn – he recently took over the “Sounds of the Sixties” slot on Radio 2 and I think is he doing a fabulous job.  The slot moved to 6am from 8am which I think is a bit early for his humour, and he is not everyone’s cup of tea, but he makes me chuckle and I enjoy the music that is played. Continue reading “Loves & Hates – March”