Psychoville – The Series

July 31, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

PsychovilleWe’ve seen all the episodes now and what a mixture of laughter and cringiness (is there such a word?).

What was the funniest moment for you throughout the series and which bit made you either cringe or shut your eyes?

Let me know in the comments section and I’ll poll the top moments.

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Whether the Weather . .

July 31, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

clouds1Apparently the Met office has been under fire for not being able to forecast the weather properly.  Is that such a big surprise?

Weather is one of Mother Nature’s main forces and like any woman is unpredictable.  Plus as my grandad used to say, we live on an island surrounded by sea and therefore are open to changes.

We can’t control the weather nor I’d have thought, can we be accurate about the day to day changes.  Sometimes the Met get it right and we congratulate them, sometimes it’s wrong and we berate them.

Unfortunately unlike the good old days other factors have started interfering with nature’s natural way of reading the weather ie at one time seeing ants swarming used to mean a couple of days good weather.

But by now we should all just accept that the seasons are changing and we have to adapt to it and stop worrying about it.

Use the weather forecasts by all means as a guide, but don’t live your life by them.

Do you have any natural ways of reading what the weather will by like (apart from looking out your window) if so, leave a comment.  Thanks.

Pitbull – I Know You Want Me

July 31, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

PitbullIKnowYouWantMePitbull is an American Rapper from Miami, Florida – real name Armando Christian Perez.

Heard this on the radio the other day and immediately thought of pulsating, throbbing night clubs.  This song turned up loud is very sexy especially when you hear the lyrics:

“I know you want me, you know I want you”

Can imagine it being played at the end of the evening.

He’s bought out at least 4 albums.   Most of them have explicit lyrics so not ones I’ll be posting here (just in case!).  Click on the links shown for more details and reviews.

M.I.A.M.I (Money is a Major Issue)

El Mariel

The Boatlift

Money is Still A Major Issue

Rebelution – out September this year.

Psychoville – The Finale

July 30, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

PsychovillePsychoville – The Finale.

Not sure if it ended how I was expecting and therefore not sure if I’m satisfied.   That said, it still had good twists and turns,  great humour, suberb acting (David singing is a highlight) and ends with a potential new story.

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New Tricks Series 6

July 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

NewTricksSeries5The latest series of New Tricks has recently started on BBC and what a delight it is with a cast of superb actors, intriguing and often gritty storylines and good old fashioned policing.

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Sanctuary by Nora Roberts

July 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

SanctuaryNoraRobertsPhotographer Jo Hathaway has carved out a good career for herself away from Sanctuary her old home.  She’d spent many lonely years there after the sudden and unexplained disappearance of her mother.

Someone has suddenly started to send her strange pictures with the most shocking one being a picture of her mother – dead.

She decides to return to Sanctuary to face her past.  While the visit stirs up old family problems, she realises that Sanctuary may not be the safest place to be after all, especially when she starts receiving photographs there too.

This book has a good story line.  If you have read Nora Roberts before they do tend to follow a pattern.  Mixed up girl or boy, meets up with another mixed up boy or girl who don’t feel they should get together.

Events usually conspire to bring them together and we then have the romance blooming through with the usual ending up in bed scenes.

If you can live with this then you will love Nora Roberts.  At least something good usually comes out of her stories, some of them really gritty.

This was a good ‘who is it’ although I had guessed the culprit early on in the book.  Personally I like Nora, her books are great to escape into at the end of the day and this was no exception.

Other fans have this to say:

“This was the first Nora Roberts book I ever read.. and it sent me straight out looking for more. It is an excellent story, cleverly written with loads of suspense making you eager to turn the pages, while at the same time hoping never to reach the end of the book. Best of all for me, you don’t find out who the ‘baddie’ is until the last few pages of the book. Let’s have more like this please!”

“Nora Roberts is fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As usual with her books, I couldn’t put it down because I needed to know what happens next. If you’ve never read a Nora Roberts before then now is the time to start, easy to read, plenty of suspicion and a good mix of different and likeable characters, and a bit of romance, what more do you need.”

“This book is a classic Roberts. Jo and Nathan are fascinating characters who have their own demons to deal with, as once again people are being murdered – like Jo’s mother – on the island of Sanctuary where Jo and her sister and brother grew up. The entwining of Jo’s and Nathan’s lives only adds to the suspense as does the fact that Jo is the killer’s prime target!”

Stop Laughing

July 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 


Earlier this week I was amazed to read a news story regarding local residents calling for the level of noise from a local school to be monitored.  I can’t even remember what part of the country it was in.

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Face It

July 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Woman-who-doesn't-know-the-“I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor’s office was full of portraits by Picasso”

Rita Rudner

Psychoville Episode 6

July 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Psychoville – the penultimate episode has almost brought the characters together at Ravenshill Hospital.

Joy has kidnapped Nicola (who conspired with her husband last week to scare her) taken her to Ravenshill and is using her to give Freddie a blood transfusion.

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Joy Aston – Midwife

July 22, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

joyaston1Joy Aston, if you haven’t already heard about her is the ‘nightmare’ midwife from the cult series Psychoville.  Joy has become a bit of phenomena since the series started.

Joy believes in being truthful to parents about what actually happens during childbirth.  She doesn’t wrap it up in tissue paper and is definitely not all sweetness and light.

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