A Doggie Birthday

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My baby had a birthday last week! I guess you can call me one of those crazy dog ladies who celebrates their dogs’ birthdays. Only fellow pet parents will understand. But from the… Continue reading

Sylvia Plath

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Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand. – Sylvia Plath

And Then There Were None (1945)

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It’s Halloween week! So for Classic Movie Monday, I decided to feature And Then There Were None.  This is the 1945 film adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery novel and stars Barry Fitzgerald.… Continue reading

Quick and Easy Paella

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The recipe we use for paella is by Jaime Oliver. It’s simple and easy to make. Sometimes we can leave out some ingredients or change them up a bit, and it would still… Continue reading

“Can you please never release an album that automatically downloads ever again?”

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U2 have been making the rounds lately, promoting their newest album Songs of Innocence. On the Graham Norton Show, Bono explained why he wears sunglasses all the time. It’s already been said years… Continue reading

“You’re as infirm as Windsor Castle.” – Downton Abbey 5×05

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I had quite a hard time thinking of what to write about this week’s episode because it seemed like nothing much happened. Not that it was a bad episode, because it wasn’t. It… Continue reading

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

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Bless your beautiful hide! This is one of the most entertaining, colorful, and outright fun movie musicals ever. We watch this over and over and never get tired of it. Seven Brides for… Continue reading

The Clara Show

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The Clara Show is a new BBC show that premiered on Aug. 23. It stars Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. I’m not familiar with her other work, but she was on a show… Continue reading

Happy Pao!

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Are these the cutest things or what? For this week’s Sunday Special, I’ll be sharing something different from the usual family recipes. But first, the basics: Siopao is a Filipino-Chinese snack.  It’s a… Continue reading

The Voice (US) Season 7

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I have to say, I am loving this new season of The Voice! Pharrell and Gwen Stefani are the new coaches.  I’m surprised at how much I like Gwen Stefani, because apart from… Continue reading

Trinity – Leon Uris

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I came across this book quite by accident, having just borrowed it from my niece for want of something new to read. Apparently I am the only one who doesn’t know who Leon… Continue reading

“Let It Go” – James Bay

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My music obsession of the week is James Bay’s Let It Go. Don’t worry, it’s not a Frozen cover. What it is is a soulful, haunting, heartfelt track. I usually steer clear of… Continue reading

Bathing Beauty (1944)

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Happy Monday! After my TCM marathon last week I decided to do a regular feature on classic movies. And what better choice for my first movie than Bathing Beauty? This is the first… Continue reading

“What A To-Do!” – Downton Abbey 5×04

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So many things happened in this episode that I’m just going to jump right in. Mr. Bricker is back again at Downton, being Flirty McFlirty with Cora. We are shown several scenes where… Continue reading

Tea and Scones

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We had afternoon tea at my eldest sister’s house today. We brought the scones and tea set, she provided the jam and cream. It was a chance for our witches’ coven to catch… Continue reading

“Love in the 21st Century” – Neon Trees

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My newest favorite song is Love in the 21st Century by Neon Trees! It’s such a happy tune, but misleadingly so, since the lyrics speak about a tumultuous relationship. No matter, I’m loving… Continue reading

Brian Ruckley

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Loss alone is but the wounding of a heart; it is memory that makes it our ruin. – Brian Ruckley

Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary Gala Video

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I was so moved by this video I had to share it. This is from Miss Saigon’s 25th Anniversary Gala performance. I’m so incredibly proud of the Pinoy stars – Rachelle Ann Go,… Continue reading

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