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

“Away with your impertinent conclusions!” – Downton Abbey 5×03

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Lady Mary’s “sketching” trip with Lady Portsmouth aka Lord Gillingham is almost over. The police are nosing around the Abbey again, pursuing the lead of the surprise witness for Green. Things are looking… Continue reading

Lili and The Story of Three Loves (1953)

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Every once in a while I get a case of the “classics” – classic movies, that is. It usually happens when I stumble across something interesting on TCM while channel surfing, and 3… Continue reading

Chicken Creme Crepes and Spanish Sardine Pasta

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Here are two more of my family’s favorite dishes. Chicken Creme Crepes in Red Meat Blanket started out as a Noche Buena, or Christmas Eve, dish. It became such a hit that we… Continue reading

Geronimo: A Tribute to the Eleventh Doctor

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The moment I heard the song “Geronimo” by Sheppard, I thought it was tailor-made for the Eleventh Doctor. So my niece forced pushed encouraged me to do this video montage – with her… Continue reading

“There’s nothing more ill-bred than trying to steal the affections of someone else’s dog!” – Downton Abbey 5×02

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Downton Abbey is really back, y’all. Episode 2 had everything I loved about Downton Abbey. It was well-paced, with all the characters’ stories explored further. We are back to genuinely caring about the… Continue reading

I Need A Doctor

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Oh Doctor, Doctor, Doctor. Apparently we’re now at the halfway point for this season of Doctor Who. What is happening? What is happening? Have I become an entitled, spoiled fan? Am I expecting… Continue reading

“Principles are like prayers.” – Downton Abbey 5×01

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Downton is back, you guys. There are some shenanigans about a war memorial which make the poor old Earl feel unwanted.  Lady Edith visits her daughter at the tenant farmer’s house so often,… Continue reading

Flower Power

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Jeter and his Endless Goodbye

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By now everyone and his mother knows that Derek Jeter is retiring from baseball. And you don’t even have to be a fan to know this, because practically every media outlet has drilled… Continue reading

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