Once I was a Fembot

I love photos, they are a wonderful reminder of the strange things that I somehow end up doing

I have the tendency to say,”yes ” ok to any number of things, if I can’t see a reason not to and if it helps people.

This was once of the more unusual things that I ended up taking part in a few years ago to help out a disabled man and his carer launch their sci fi film in the custard factory.

I was wrapped in tin foil like material and female robot clothes and sent out into the cafes around the custard factory to encourage people to see their film. .non verbally of cause.


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

A fish, custard and the future

Some of my life is taken up doing jolly strange things. ..like right now

Where are you now? I hear you ask

“In the custard factory ” I reply

“Where do fish and space come into the story? ” You ask back

“I am being filmed looking shocked , because I am handed a fish, the reason being, there are no fish in the future ”

An obvious thing to be doing on a Sunday afternoon!

Cut from a a sweded movie!

What’s a sweded movie? I hear you ask, and I have been asking the question a few years ago. Prior to being in one , only then to have my part, let me add. … a microscopic part cut . My role in the movie …wait for it, “The token female ”

A sweded movie is amateur recreations of movies using limited resources and filled on camcorders or phones

The one I was “in “was a Lord of the Rings sweded movie. Ok, I was only given the part because I turned up on set because my partner was in it, so maybe they felt they had to humour me.

So hence the, “token female ” role. I was stuck on a large rock and sucked a lollipop. How could I have got that so wrong to be cut 😉

Look out Hollywood, I am heading your way where I can be appreciated …

1970s Sundays

Today is Sunday, I remember when I thought Sunday was the most boring day of the week, I was about 7 yrs old

My typical Sunday when I was 7… Sunday breakfast a fry up , it was a big deal back then with bacon , eggs, tomatoes, fried bread, daddy’s sauce etc. Oh how things have changed i have been a vegetarian for the last 20 years and an on and off vegan for 4 years

We also shared the Sunday Paper, we carefully divided it up and read a few pages each then swapped them..oh things have changed. I still like reading the paper on a Sunday morning via an app on my phone!

Here’s the shocker, later in the day I had my once weekly bath..back in the 70s that’s how often we had a bath, I don’t think we were the only family to do that. .. well, I hope not! …

In the afternoon, the entertainment was a film on the TV, a nice family friendly musical .

There were no shops open, nothing to do in the winter months when I couldn’t go out and play… .oh how things have changed, everything is open now, there is loads to do. It’s pretty much a normal day

So, fast forward 44 years. What am I doing today? Well, reading my paper on an app, having vegan mock bacon for breakfast and then going to work. ..😯

Alone in an ex KGB prison

Yesterday my partner and I visited the Ex -KGB building in Vilnius. It’s now a popular museum

I have got to be honest, if I was travelling along it wouldn’t have been on my to do list

My partner and I decided to separate to explore the museum as we believed he would take much longer, which turned out not to be the case.

I zoomed around the top two floors and then began the descent into the basement

As soon as I started to descend the stone stairs an ominous feeling took over me, it felt like bad stuff had happened here, which obviously there had been, but you could really “feel it”

This level was full of cells where prisoners were kept and sometimes tortured and killed.

The only two visitors on this lower level left leaving me all alone. I felt alone, as I entered cell after cell the thought entered my mind, “what if one of the cell doors closed and trapped me inside? ”

The basement of the KGB is very atmospheric, one cell that I entered smelt like death. I smelt the same smell in a bunker when I visited the concentration camp in Poland. .

..and then I entered the room that was used for executions. ……

How to make scary even scarier

Last night as the witching hour approached I was in a tiny cramped little space

The Light was dim, I was next to people who I had never met before

The floor felt like it was dropping from under me

Admittedly, I was watching a scary movie on my ipad with my earphones in , but yes the floor dropped again and again. The strange man next to me moved

A baby crawled passed me on the floor,” that’s odd “, I pondered

Yes, watching a scary movie on a Ryan air flight at night definitely makes it scarier


This week is a funny old week.  The week between Christmas and the New Year. 

It feels like a week full of Sundays , half of me wants to go to the gym, but the stronger half tells me,  “Its still the Christmas Holidays , watch TV and eat “. So I give in. 

I logic it out, well I am between my Christmas holiday and My short new year trip to Ross-on-Wye,  so it must still be a holiday. 

Now, where’s the remote and chocolates 

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!