Em Linthorpe

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Bottom's Christmas episode at 25: 'Gold, Frankenstein and grrr'

The Young Ones may have more of a dedicated following, but Rik Mayall and Adrien Edmondson’s unashamedly violent, puerile sitcom Bottom is arguably …

Christmas

Cat Person

<i>Audio:</i> Kristen Roupenian reads.<p>Margot met Robert on a Wednesday night toward the end of her fall semester. She was working behind the concession stand at the artsy movie theatre downtown when he came in and bought a large popcorn and a box of Red Vines.<p>“That’s an . . . unusual choice,” she said. “I …

Breakfast at Tiffany's, a throwback for the Hollidays

<b>Director:</b> Blake Edwards<b>Runtime:</b> 115 minutes (1h 55m)<b>Initial Release:</b> 5 Oct. 1961Based on Truman Capotes novel, <i>Breakfast at Tiffany’s</i> stars …

Audrey Hepburn

A Deep Spirituality and Wisdom That Touches the Heart, from Some of the World’s Greatest Mystics

Imagine you could step into the Monastery right now – perhaps like the one which we saw in the 2005 TV series, or even the one in this image – and …

Spirituality

Five of the Best Children’s Books – #BookTag #MondayBlogs

Huge thanks to Jennie at A Teacher’s Reflection for passing this particular tag onto me.<p>I have been tagged to nominate my top five children’s books. …

Kids

Risks at the Crossroads

When is taking a risk worth it? When is the fear well-founded<p>I interrupt the post I have scheduled for today to talk about something completely …

Careers

Of hackers and house-breakers.

<b>I got locked out of my Yahoo account this morning</b>! Don’t ask me how! Because I don’t know.<p>This, sort of takes me back to the time <b>we were locked out</b> …

Security

I’ve read 40+ books in 2017!

I’ve just been updating my <b>Books Page</b> and am pleased to see I have managed to read 43 books so far this year. I’m still reading a few but will have …

Dystopia

Just Another Book Club- 2018 (part I)

Hooray, a new list of books for you to read! I set this online book club up last year as a way to reconnect people with a love of books and reading. …

Inspiration

25 traumatic moments in family films

<b>PLEASE NOTE: Each entry contains spoilers for the film concerned.</b><p>For the most part, when a film is billed as being 'fun for all the family', you know …

Harry Potter

Monday Memories-Cherie and Dirk Meet for the First Time…and Then Cherie Loses the Truck

This post<p>Dirk and I first “met” online several years ago. After about a year of chatting on line and lots of phone calls later we finally met in …

Love

Smile with the Stars – in Memory of Lee Johnson #Epilepsy #LeesSmile

On the 12th December 2010 my cousin, Lee Johnson, went to sleep and never woke up.<p>Lee died from SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy) at the …

Leeds United FC

You Snooze You Lose!

Forgive me if I’m wrong, but I always thought the snooze button on an alarm was for, you know, allowing someone to snooze before the inevitable …

Manchester

Dear Meghan...How to be British

<b>4 MINUTE READ</b><p><b>Dear Meghan</b><p><b>Congratulations</b> and <b>welcome</b> to Britain.<p>Without a doubt, you’re gonna bring a breath of fresh air to the Royals. You’re …

Meghan Markle

Gin & Lemonade’s Top 10 Posts of 2017

2017 has been a weird little blogging year around here. I think I posted twice in January and then disappeared until April. I don’t know what …

Blogging

Procrastination as an art form

So – after a period of unproductive procrastination which has compromised of many hours on social media, many hours contemplative navel gazing and an …

Procrastination

How Do I Achieve A Blogging Routine?

I don’t know the answer to this. How do I achieve a routine with blogging? I am asking everyone out there. When I say blogging routine I mean, how …

Will Power

Big Dummy's Revelation

Monday morning.<p>I’m in my 8 AM composition class sitting behind a raised computer desk talking about systems. Here’s the thing — on this day I made a …

Cool Stuff

Keto Stuffed Peppers

My grandma always made stuffed peppers when I was a kid and I wasn’t hugely fond of them. I didn’t really like the slightly bitter green bell peppers …

Recipes

Keto Lasagna and Garlic Portobellos

My family is Italian, hailing from Abruzzo. I can trace my lineage to the town of Calascio, and I was fortunate enough to interact daily with my …

It's Gotta Be Today

Hi, I’m Tony, and I’m a big dude. I’ve been fat most of my life – probably from 4th grade forward. It has definitely defined who I am, in the sense …

Groundhog Day

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 1

Every great story has a great beginning, the story begins long, long ago in a galaxy… well this one actually. This isn’t the most catchy way to start …

Boris Johnson

Ragnarok: Thor Unearthed!

Thor, as the only original MCU Avenger who wasn’t from Earth, was forced there for each of his movies until now. Instead of the main plot involving …

Comics

STINKY TOE

A couple of years ago author Dan Alatorre contacted me to see if I would be interested in illustrating a story he had written. I said sure, why …

Kurt Vonnegut

Dustin Tebbutt, creating dreamy soundscapes - My Daily Journal.........

Innerbloom by Dustin Tebbutt & Lisa Mitchell<p>Dustin Tebbutt<p>As I start my today’s review of Dustin Tebbutt and his dreamy cocktail of musical …

Mum's perfect pancake recipe

My grandsons requested pancakes for breakfast last weekend, so of course, they got what they wanted because that’s how things roll at Grandma and …

Breakfast

Final Boarding Call

<i>They stared at each other for what seemed like an eternity. Finally, she looked away determined not to make a bigger fool out of herself. He nodded</i> …

Airlines

The Start

The three girls had been planning this for months. The quarters were not the problem. They were all sitting in the bag waiting for the moment. The …

Inspiration

What A Difference My Barnes and Nobles Makes

“They really need to cut that hedge,” I complained as I tried to bolt across the small side street that runs just in front of our Barnes and Nobles. …

So What’s It Really Like To Live In The Land of Tourists?

“Just get used to the idea that you won’t have people here. People come and then they go, it’s just a big land of tourism,” somehow she made these …