Film Review Darkman

Another film we recorded was Darkman , considering I’m a big Liam Neeson fan I don’t know how I had never seen this film before. It’s actually 28 years old!! But to be fair it didn’t seem that dated and the special effect are really good.

IMDB give this film 6.4 /10 I’d agree with that it’s not too long and the story goes along at a good pace to keep you interested. If you like comic book heroes you will love this

Film Review The Great Gatsby

We watched The Great Gatsby  the other night we had recorded it over the Christmas period, I don’t really remember watching the original but this one was a very good performance by both Leonardo Di Caprio and Tobey McGuire we both really enjoyed this film and if you get the chance to watch it…….do so 🙂

IMDB gives it 7.3 /10 I might even give it a slightly higher score than that

Afternoon Tea Out

I was given a voucher for my birthday last year, it was running out expired on 3/2/2017, it was for an afternoon tea. I looked at where the voucher was for and the reviews weren’t very good. So I decided to exchange it for a place where we had been previously Ruthin Castle Hotel. The tea was booked for 1.30

We arrived there about 1.20 made ourselves known at reception and we were taken through to the library bar where we were told they were expecting us and tea would be along shortly. An old building, it’s very dark inside and was quite cold on the day we were there, we sat down there were some older people having lunch snacks and after about 5 minutes my husband went to the bar and said we are here for afternoon tea. The girl behind the bar looked very blank and said that they were n’t expecting anyone. Half an hour later after things had been sorted out our afternoon tea arrived.

Sandwiches were not as advertised we were expecting Smoked Salmon Egg and Cress and Ham and Mustard instead we had Coronation Chicken Egg Mayonnaise, Tuna and Cheese and Chive the fillings felt they had come out of prepacked mayo ones from the supermarket and the bread was dry like the sandwiches had been left on the side, (but they couldn’t have been as they weren’t expecting us?)

The cakes were not as described either and were very dry and there was no Bara Brith, had I paid £29 for this treat I would have been VERY VERY upset.

Moral of the story we won’t be back again

2017 in a nutshell

The beginning of the year or rather the end of last year 30th December saw me sent home from work with a relapse of my long-standing illness/disability. Work were less than understanding the  writing was on the wall back in January or even before that when my manager told me that with the new sickness policy if I was to go off sick they could now get rid of me

So much for the Equality Act 2010, I was forced back to work by management in April even though govt Fit For Work said I needed to stay off, the plan for me to go back to work was that I had a parking space outside my workplace. This did not happen, Day by day on my workdays my relapse was getting worse and worse also frequent calls for me to go upstairs to see my manager for petty tellings off, at one point when I told them I was dizzy she even had the audacity to ask if I had gin in my water bottle. Totally unprofessional and said in front of the PM who neither chastised her, said anything but did laugh at the supposed joke! Great way to treat disabled staff.

In June once again I ended up off sick, this time it resulted in them dismissing me in Septemeber, I found out from an ex-colleague on social media as they didn’t bother to write to me until 4th October although my dismissal date in the letter was 22nd September , no reason was given for the delay in sending the letter out nor was there any mention of any home visits whilst I was sick even though I could not manage to get to my workplace for sickness reviews

I complained to Head Office about the way I was treated, my company have a sickness policy specific to my illness

It states parking must be given near the store, this should have been given since the day I started working for them …………..The store’s response………….they gave me one, yes I was allowed to park in the from one day before I went off sick in June ( was refused parking prior to this)

Was told by one manager that if I went off sick again he would sack me, he stated I will have no problem as I have sacked people with cancer so it won’t bother me sacking someone with an illness I have never heard of

According to the policy I should be placed near the toilets, when I returned to work I was moved away from the toilets, my managers also denied this

The policy states I should have had extra breaks this never happened since Day 1that  I started work there, in fact, some days I had to wait 4.5 hours for  a break in a 7-hour shift

I feel let down that my managers blatantly called me a liar even though I had evidence to back up the amount of walking I was doing, plus witnesses to the things that were said to me

It makes me wonder how people sleep at night……….. and why they feel the need to lie….. of course we all know it’s to cover their own backs

Many of the staff record conversations with certain managers without their knowledge, I wish that I too had followed this trend but I expected management to have the same values as me ……….. a big mistake on my part

The company I worked for strapline this Christmas was Everyone’s welcome …………..My take on this Everyone’ welcome …………..unless you’re disabled