Just call me Queen Aphrodite!

I know some amazing people and sometimes strange and amazing things happen in my life

A few months ago I was helping a a man who makes movies do a couple of scenes for him. In my own very limited capacity as acting isn’t a strength in me

I must of mentioned that I quite like the idea of being “murdered in a movie ” image being able to really scream as your pretend murder took place, ok I may have a slightly unconventional opinion of fun on occasions

The movie making man contacted me and has informed me that he has written a play where I am going to play the character of “Queen Aphrodite ” and just happened to be killed in the play!

Who would have thought it, I am going to not just be a Queen but also get murdered!

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Electric Cinema

All cinema lovers listen up!

The oldest running cinema is here in Birmingham. It’s called the “Electric Cinema ” and it’s worth a visit

Today I went there with a couple of my kids for mothers day to see, “Ladybird ” which by the way is a great movie .

The cinema is hidden down a back streets in inner Birmingham, it’s small, rather expensive but the real deal. Just like a cinema used to be but with sofas and a distinctly “traditional feel ”

If you want to experience how cinema used to be , it’s worth a visit

It proved me wrong

It’s an investment, takes hours of my time each week. You could go as far as saying its one of my major sources of relaxation and down time

Therefore I like to be certain before I commit.

I have over many years committed to this very thing and got lost in its ups and downs i have been on a rollercoster of emotions with its characters . It’s an important part of my past, even my childhood with the first series

Was I prepared to risk this new version of Star Trek, I watched the first episode with trepidation. It didn’t get off to a good start. Horror fell upon my face when I saw they had changed the theme tune, even more horror when I saw they had also changed the graffics.

But everyone you can relax, a couple of episodes in and I think it’s great. New, fresh but with the same feel as the old Star Trek, well done Netflix

A new classic 

I watched “Jumjgu welcome to the jungle ” yesterday and loved every minute of it. 

I enjoyed the original movie many years ago and watched it many times, so as soon as I knew a sequel was coming out i was naturally looking forward to seeing  it.

That gave the film a high bar to live up to. It didn’t fail, I went with my daughter, she chuckled all the way through it.  

Marks out of 10 , a very enjoyable 9 

Scary stuff 

What is it about us humans that like to be totally scared?

I am no different,  I  love horrors, haunted houses, paranormal events, horror stories etc 

When I was a little girl my favourite programme ever was “Rent a ghost “…ok,  I know that program wasn’t scary, but I didn’t sleep for days after watching a doctor who episode about huge slimey slug like creatures invading London.

Time hasn’t changed me at all. My current scary fix is the new, “American Horror Raoake ” Wow, is this little series scary! 

World Record Attempt 

Birmingham is a wonderful city for arts and culture. …and that’s how I ended up taking part in a world record attempt. ..For what?  One may ask. …

….Well scroll down 

A few years ago there was a brilliant event in Birmingham called arts fest.  The whole city centre would become alive with arty culture stuff. 

I went every year with my children without fail.  So it happened a few years ago on this very day was a bangra world record attempt. The most people doing a sequence of bangra moves in one place. 

Yes, it had to be done. .and so we did

Well, that was scary 

I went to see a scary movie yesterday with my daughter, “Annibelle: Creation ” and it was jolly scary 

Yes, it was a horror but only a 15 rating, it was a haunted house story with a possesed doll.

The film manages to grab you from the off,  take you into a world of dark rooms and creaking doors with many many many good “jumps “and “aaaaagh” moments.  

We left feeling rather like we needed a little trauma counselling.  Not bad for a movie about a doll.