Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. And how Mark Strong broke me…

**WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE 2011 FILM, TINKER, TAILER, SOLDIER, SPY.** Child free and with a bottle of French fizz open, the Husband and I decided to give TTSS a go on Thursday evening. Having no interruptions in the form of small people was definitely a benefit; the French fizz not so much, as you  need […]

Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Cinderella’

**EDIT: Oops, I messed up – it’s Helena Bonham Carter doing the voiceover, not Emma Thompson! But my comment still stands about her honeyed tones in Much Ado…** Yesterday Daughter #1 and I went to see the new, live action version of Cinderella at the local cinema with some friends. It was a kids’ screening, which meant lots […]

The rise of the ‘Alpha Wave’; is Mr Darcy coming back?

I had an interesting conversation with a friend this week about men. More specifically, fictional men, and what we really want in a made up male character. Now, those of you who are regular readers of this blog will know that I have a bit of a fascination for romantic heroes, but this conversation got […]

Chemistry, part 2!

Obviously, as soon as I posted last night, I immediately thought of about a hundred more onscreen examples of chemistry! So, here are a few more for your delectation 🙂 Oh, how I loved the boys’ own adventure that was Hornblower! This is probably what gave me my first crush on Paul McGann and Ioan […]


So today I’m thinking about chemistry. Not the kind that goes on in test tubes, but the burning, elemental, pheremonal heat that is generated when two (sometimes more!) people get within breathing distance of one another. Here is a top five list of the onscreen partnerships that make my heart thump when I see them, […]