Sherlock Holmes is a complex creation. Continuously in TV and film adaptations, Holmes is shown as living with the ‘consequences’ of the books written by his faithful companion John Watson, mortified by their ‘happily-ever-after’ endings and presumptions, and disconcerted by media portrayals (hello, deerstalker hat).
This new film – directed by Bill Condon – shows Holmes in an entirely new light, unrecognisable from the brilliant detective who has captivated audiences for well over a century. In Mr Holmes, Sherlock is edging towards the end of his life, his brilliant memory dimmed and his inability to fully remember a case he failed to successfully solve years earlier haunting him. Continue reading REVIEW: Mr Holmes, starring Ian McKellen→
Well, kind of. Boomf (the personalised marshmallow company founded by the Duchess of Cambridge’s younger brother, James Middleton, in 2013) is looking for an intern to join its team – and has launched a competition to find the perfect candidate.
The premise of Boomf’s Art Of The Mallow contest is simple: the company will be searching for a young creative with a knack for turning the arty into the yummy. To apply, you simply need to create three original marshmallow designs, with five short-listed applicants being quizzed by a panel of experts (including founder James and company collaborator Veronica Dearly) before the overall winner is picked. Continue reading GET PAID TO MAKE MARSHMALLOWS!→
In a nutshell: Nancy and Jack go on a date by mistake, leading to a night neither of them will forget.
Man Up was great. Funny and fast-moving, it was a love-letter to the British dating scene, in all its toe-clenchingly awkward glory. Nancy – a 30-something cynic who hasn’t had a relationship in four years – inadvertently ends up being mistaken by Jack as his blind date for the night. Instead of correcting him, she plays along with it, merrily pretending to be the 24-year-old triathlete City worked his friend has set him up with. Still with me…? Continue reading REVIEW: MAN UP, starring Lake Bell and Simon Pegg→
I am a proud crazy dog lady. I have a four-year-old Spaniel-cross named Archie, who on a daily basis I kiss, cuddle, propose marriage to, etc, etc. (He hates me.)
Anyway, one thing I am very careful with when it comes to Archie is his diet. He’s naturally slim so weight isn’t an issue; rather, I am very aware that I want him to eat the best he can, at all times. After all, he’s not a wild dog snuffling around in the – er – desert. Rather, he’s totally reliant on me to make sure he is as well-fed and happily nutritioned – totally a word – as possible. This is a role I take seriously. Much like there is a lot of ‘human’ food that’s crammed with e-numbers and preservatives, so to are there endless baddies lurking in the pet food aisle. Continue reading PAWS FOR THOUGHT: PEANUT BUTTER DOG BISCUIT RECIPE→
I haven’t coloured in since I was at school. What a disappointing thought. I remember when I was younger and used to love colouring in – I’d totally lose myself in the process of creating the perfect picture, as well as heeding the perpetual quest to Stay Within The Lines. (Or, if I was feeling wild, I’d purposefully go out of the lines. #YOLO)
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