TV Review Troy : Fall of a City

This is an 8 part series showed on BBC and currently available on IPlayer. I can’t bear watching these series for 8 consecutive weeks so we record on the Sky* and then binge watch so we finished this in 3 nights. The acting was very good and the filming locations showed some great scenery.

I recommend having a look if your interested in Greek Myths

TV Tuesday Review Tin Star

We started to watch Tin Star on Saturday night 3 episodes in we are really enjoying it. SkyTV have made all episodes available so we should be through the series in no time

Tim Roth actually irritates me in everything I see him in but thankfully the story overcomes this

IMBD says of the programme “Crime drama set in a mountain town overrun by migrant oil workers” I would say it’s a little bit more than that. It’s set in Canada so some good scenery and sets. The story is going backward and forwards a lot which means you do have to concentrate on what’s going on

I drafted this post and scheduled it and now I have to add having watched a further 4 episodes, it’s not nearly as good as I initially thought and it just reminds me of Banshee

Set in a different town with different actors but add Native Americans (actually in Canada I think they are called First Natives , alcohol , sex and the set up is the same ……….sorry Tim Roth I don’t think I’ll be coming back for Season 2 I’d be interested to see if any station picks it up for Season2 I can see the viewing figures falling as the season progresses

Film Review United 93

I have just watched United 93,  it’s the story of one of the 4 planes that were hijacked on 9/11, it was the only plane not to reach its destination due to the fightback of the passengers. Unfortunately, it did crash as the fightback came too late. A lot of the story is from conversations that the family had with their family via the satellite phone. I cannot begin to imagine how all the passengers felt ………………My fear of flying is bad and I just wonder at what levels their fear was, it just doesn’t bear thinking about …….

The film was made in 2006 and was on prime time TV Saturday night

Hot, Hot and Hot

The weather has been glorious for the last week or so, we live about a mile away from the beach and try to get down as often as we can with our dog Jess. She loves going for a paddle. Unfortunately this year I’m having difficulty getting down to the sand due to there being steps and this is the only access. Hopefully, I will soon be feeling the sand between my toes again IMG_0341

For the last 10 days, I have been following a no wheat, no sugar and no dairy diet it has been very hard and I have cheated a few times but I’ve lost almost 7lbs and my resting heart rate as really gone down. The postural tachycardia is still there but not as high a rate as it was. So at least some good has come of depriving myself.

I have been feeling really lethargic and have got listings to do on eBay as well as knitting to finish off for my Etsy shop but to be honest it has just been too hot

We started watching Riviera the other night, I like it and we have watched 6 episodes so it must be keeping my attention.  I find when I have a relapse that noise really irritates me and that my attention span is non-existent.  I’m in the middle of a really good book here but can’t bring myself to read more than 1 or 2 pages

If you like a good book then I can recommend Rachel Abbot, all her books are so good, I’m currently reading The Sixth Window

Tomorrow we are going to see my Mother which means an 80 mile round trip which we do every other Tuesday , we will be doing it twice this week though as it’s her birthday on Saturday, as my husband is working we will go over there on Sunday and make a birthday tea for her