Line(s) of the Day #SeaFever

Salt water poems

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.

The opening two lines of the poem ‘Sea Fever’ from the collection Salt-Water Poems and Ballads, by John Masefield.


Gr8at: Song and Screen: Alex Raphael

When I saw Cara was doing another inspired blogathon I just had to contribute. Here is my offering to her ‘Song and Screen’ series, where I choose my favourite eight uses of songs in films.

Silver Screen Serenade

God these make me happy. My God these make me happy.

Good day, friends! Guess what? I’ve got another guest edition of Song and Screen for you! This one is coming atcha from the awesome Mr. Alex Raphael! If you guys know me, I’m sure you know Alex, too. He truly has a little bit of everything on his blog, so if you haven’t already, definitely pop over and say hello!  Anyway, here are a few songs Alex can’t hear without thinking of movies!

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Things to See: Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens fountain

With the glorious sunshine we’ve been having in London recently, it seemed the perfect time to visit one of London’s most popular attractions. And like with so many of London’s other well known sites, it is filled with its own glorious history, dating back to 1759. Known officially as Royal Botanical Garden’s Kew, but known by pretty much everyone as Kew Gardens, it covers an incredible  121 hectares and has 30,000 different kinds of plants.

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Line(s) of the Day #Columbo


Dr. Ray Flemming: They expect me to be on call at all hours.
Columbo: Same with me, Doctor.

Gene Barry and Peter Falk in the much-loved, long-running detective show ‘Columbo’ (1971 – 2003).

Things to See: Ozz Restaurant

One of the many, many, benefits of living in London is the amount of original new restaurants that are set up. Especially when one of them already has such a high reputation for class and excellence, having only been opened several months.

room decoration

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Line(s) of the Day #TheLostBoys

Lost Boys

Look at your reflection in the mirror. You’re a creature of the night Michael, just like out of a comic book! You’re a vampire Michael! My own brother, a goddamn, shit-sucking vampire. You wait ’till mum finds out, buddy! 

Sam Emerson (Corey Haim) in the 80s vampire teen classic ‘The Lost Boys’ (1987)