Gr8at: My Favourite Posts

I really have covered a lot of different topics in the year I have been running this blog. The nature of my site means I can cover all kinds of topics in various formats. Everything from sporting gaffes and Sheldon Cooper’s funniest lines to cracker jokes, the best cocktails and reviews on films like Argo, Django Unchained and American Hustle.

Even with 607 posts I’ve always taken care in what I put up and never added anything I didn’t like. At the top of the main page I have archived all the pieces under all the different topics I have put up. They are all up to date.

Below are eight of my favourite posts (in no order) that weren’t mentioned in the previous post. If there is one article or photograph or one aspect of the site you particularly like, please feel free to tell me as I always value your feedback.

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Happy One Year Blogaversary!!

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Thanks for the blog support

Yes, it has reached that time! It really was one year ago to the day when I decided, aided by my very helpful and supportive girlfriend Madeleine, to set up a blog showcasing my writing and my major passions. Since starting off with this first post 12 month ago, I have continued to showcase my writing, as well as expanding it to includephotographs I have taken, my own creative writing and reviewing places of interest. I really do thank you for your support. Discovering your great blogs, as well as hearing your insight on my posts, has just added to the experience. This blog wouldn’t be anything without you.

Later today I will reveal my favourite posts, but first I wanted to share some data information I think you might find interesting.

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Reviews and Other Features: The Top 10 Most Iconic Movie Character Blogathon

Iconic female movie characters

WordPress is filled with fantastic blogathons, especially in film. So when asked by the very fab Anna at Film Grimoire to participate in such an original idea I had to join in. Especially as it highlights the many great roles and performances by women in films of all genres and eras.

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Line(s) of the Day #TheKinks

Waterloo Sunset

Dirty old river, must you keep rolling
Flowing into the night
People so busy, makes me feel dizzy
Taxi light shines so bright
But I don’t need no friends
As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset
I am in paradise.

The opening verse of ‘Waterloo Sunset’, by The Kinks, from their album Something Else (1967)

Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon – Psycho (1960) – Alex Raphael

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There’s a very fine Blogathon being hosted by Zoe and Rob of every Hitchcock film. Starting from his early black and white, silent films to his more modern masterpieces. I just had to get involved. Always interested to hear your thoughts too.

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Here’s Alex from Alex Raphael for a review of probably Hitchcock’s most famous movie, Psycho for our Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon.

Thanks Alex for this great review!

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When you are discussing Psycho, you are not merely reviewing a film but a phenomenon. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece continues to shock, amaze and enthrall audiences over 50 years since it was released amidst a wave of notorious publicity. It is not just a horror film, able to terrify audiences without the use of the supernatural or special effects. It is not just a story about a man’s disturbing relationship with his mother, with an underlying social commentary on voyeurism. Or even a film taking the groundbreaking view of killing off its leading character halfway through the film. Quite simply, it is all this and more.

Based on the Robert Bloch novel published the previous year, Psycho tells of a young woman, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the…

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Reviews and other Features – A – Z Reading Challenge

Zoe, Natasha and Kim have all done this very cool A – Z feature based on reading. Literature has been a big part of the blog and has always meant a lot to me, so there was no way I wasn’t going to get in on the fun.

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Author you’ve read the most books from:

Roald Dahl. He had such a wonderful imagination and was one of the writers who got me into reading from a very early age.

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