Sunday, 29 December 2013

End of the year - TV meme

Which TV shows did you start watching in 2013?
I started watching Elementary and I watched the first three seasons of Primeval over the summer months. I also watched a good few miniseries, one of them BBC's The Village and ITV's Mr. Selfridge, which I believe are getting second series

Friday, 27 December 2013

Christmas Specials 2013

My thoughts on the Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife and Doctor Who Christmas Specials for this year!

Beware, there are spoilers here!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

Dear all,

I wish you and your loved ones a merry and blessed Christmas and a happy new year!

Friday, 20 December 2013

Movie review: Nativity 2

Donald Peterson and his wife are expecting their first child. Donald has just gotten a new teaching job at St. Bernadette's, but he doesn't know what he's in for... His new class is spoiled rotten by the slightly loony classroom assistant Mr. Poppy. He's led the children to believe they will compete in the yearly Song for Christmas competition, even though the school has no funds for it. As Christmas nears and Donald tries to bring order back in his class, he will find out just how determined Mr. Poppy and the children are!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Book review: Heroic Measures

Gwen Spencer choose to become a nurse to get away from the home of her vengeful aunt, but it became her passion. When America enters WWI in 1917, a call goes out for health personnel to go to France and Gwen volunteers. But she soon discovers that what she signed up for includes chaos, primitive conditions and braving bombs and men crazed by the horror of the war. Still Gwen finds joy and fulfillment in her job and working alongside a doctor with drinking problems, she even rises above herself and finds a new calling. And then there's Adam Farleigh, the British army captain, whom she keeps bumping into and whom she can't stop thinking about.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten books I'm dying to read in 2014

 Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme, created by the blog The Broke and the Bookish

I know, it's hardly Tuesday anymore... But I really liked this weeks topic and it got me thinking about the books I want to read in 2014. So here are my 'Ten books I'm dying to read in 2014'. (Because I don't always keep up with the newest releases, these are both books to be released next year or books new-to-me)

New releases in 2014:

1. Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

I read both Cinder and Scarlet this year and enjoyed them tremendously. So I can't wait to read how the saga of well-known fairytales set in a futuristic world will continue!

Sunday, 1 December 2013

TV review: Downton Abbey series 4

It's hard to believe it's already the fourth series of Downton Abbey I'm writing this review about. It seems like yesterday this series first started and now it's become a fixed event on the calendars of period drama fans around the world! After the shocking ending of last year's Christmas Special, series 4 starts with a house in mourning. Mary can barely get through the days, but the estate needs managing. Tom, by now at home in his role of estate manager, tries to coax Mary out of her stupor and interest her in the running of the estate. Edith is set to meet her friend and editor Michael Gregson in London for the first time in half a year. Where will their relationship go? Downstairs, lady's maid O'Brien has suddenly left and the replacement is a familiar face who might cause trouble at Downton. The younger members of staff are still mixed up in their love troubles, while Alfred tries to further his dream of becoming a chef.  
I tried to keep this review spoiler free.