Line(s) of the Day #WinniethePooh

Christopher Robbin

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

Said by the character Christopher Robin, in the books of ‘Winnie the Pooh’ by A.A. Milne (1882 – 1956).

Gr8at: Garden Birds

Reading the newspaper yesterday I was made aware of retired physicist and huge gadget fan Dr John Crabb, who uses a mix of devices to capture the graceful and elegant movements of garden birds. His attention to technological detail has enabled him to take wonderful shots of all kinds of birds that visit the back garden of his Somerset home.

Below are my eight favourites, but there are plenty of others to choose from. You should definitely check out his full collection on his official site or on his Facebook page here.

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Film Quizzes: Films set in Italy Part 2

My trip to Rome with Madeleine was so delightful that I was inspired to do two quizzes on Italy’s contribution to cinema, both by talented cast and crew, as well as its picturesque beauty. Will you do better than Part 1?  As always, the stills are in chronological order, with the decade it was released in brackets. I’m always keen to hear how you do. and whether you have a favourite.

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Line(s) of the Day #Arrow


John Diggle: Helena Bertinelli. Daughter of mob boss Frank Bertinelli.
Felicity Smoak: Or as I like to call her, Oliver’s psycho ex-girlfriend hell-bent on revenge against her father.
Black Canary: Ex-girlfriend?
Oliver Queen: That’s what you took from that sentence?

David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Caity Lotz and Stephen Amell in the hit superhero action show ‘Arrow’ (2012 – ).


Film Quizzes: Films set in Italy – Part 1

Having just got back from a wonderful trip to Rome, I just had to do a quiz that celebrated such a beautiful, romantic and historical country’s contribution to cinema. See how many of the six films set in Italy you can work out. Answers as always below. I will be doing a second part soon so don’t worry if you struggle to get them all.

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Line(s) of the Day #MySo-CalledLife

My So Called Life

Sometimes it’s easy to lose yourself with someone who’s already lost.

Patty Chase (Bess Armstrong) in the incredible drama ‘My So-Called Life’ (1994-1995). Cancelled after just one series, despite a strong petition by fans, it remains one of TV’s most thought-provoking shows.