Text 27 Jul Gather at Kopapa

Hello everybody.

We learnt a new word:

Kopapa – A Maori word for ‘a gathering, to be crowded , and a building to store food in’.

Photography by Kang L

Kopapa is the neat little place that has opened up in Seven Dials, Covent Garden and the food is pretty decent. I’m not exactly sure how long it’s been open but I’m glad we found it.

I had the salmon and avocado salad..

Too little avocado in my opinion but I'm greedy about avocado.

Too little avocado in my opinion but I’m greedy…

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Text 18 Jul Dawn of the Planet of the Apes : Review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes : Review

Hello everybody,

For lack of anything better to watch, we went to see the sequel of the sequel of the sequel to Planet of the Apes last night.

The last of these movies ended with the apes breaking out of their cages and taking over the planet ( from what I can remember ). This latest instalment sets the scene of a very empty planet in which humans have been wiped out by a virus , and the apes…

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Text 14 Jul Archipelago (not a movie review)

Archipelago (not a movie review)

Hello readers,

Glad to see you’re all still here . My Tom Hiddleston obsession some years back led me to the movie Archipelago . This is not about that.

But it is about a same-named restaurant that I stumbled upon when I googled the movie.

An archipelago is by definition a chain of islands.

Archipelago, the restaurant, is in the middle of nowhere; an island in the middle of concrete London. It…

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Text 7 Jul Transformers : Age of Extinction

Transformers : Age of Extinction

Age of Extinction is about right.

I think this will be the last ever Transformers movie .

Please let this be the last Transformers movie.

Readers , this movie  was all over the place. In the little battery-life I have left on this laptop (yes I have a charger but I’m too lazy to plug it in) , I will take a second to tell you to please avoid this movie at all costs.

The CGI was great yes but you…

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Text 2 Jul 1 note Under the Skin

Hello everybody ,

I’ve found a good one ! I watched Jonathan Glazers’ Under the Skin this weekend and loved it.

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If you have ever read the book , as is most often the case the movie is nothing like it. Briefly, the book is about an alien living in Glasgow (…) hunting for hitch-hikers, which she then drugs and takes back to her alien headquarters. The humans (known as ‘vodsels’ in the book) are…

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Text 26 Jun Greece Lightning

Hello people,

We’re back from here:

Halkidiki , Greece

Halkidiki , Greece

The Greek islands are beautiful , really. We spent a brief four days in the little town of Ierissos or Akanthos as it is also known. Many of you might not know but I was born in Serbia and this little town is some six hours drive away from my home town.

Naturally, in the summer months Ierissos and many parts of Greece turn into mini-Serbias ;…

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Text 15 Jun Withdrawals

We go to Greece in three days and we dropped Batman (our cat) off with a friend.

We got Batman exactly one month ago. 30 days. 4 weeks. Not long. I lay in bed that first night absolutely feeling like we had made the wrong decision.

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Now , we are home preparing to go away and the house is silent. We can leave a hot drink on the table without worry. We…

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Text 10 Jun This and that

Hello everybody,

This week in London, we have summer.

Next week we will be back to normal.

Until then, we will have a week of long lazy evenings, cold drinks after work, and a lot of sun. The heat is always different here. I spent 10 years in Zimbabwe (in temperatures of mostly 30C plus) and came away with very little colour.

Here, I spend 30 minutes in the sun at 22C and I look like I have been…

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Text 2 Jun 1 note A Maleficent Review

Hello readers,

I am just thrilled at how this turned out.

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent.

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent.

I first saw, and was terrified by , Sleeping Beauty at a very young age. It didn’t seem too bad watching it at the time, but I often thought about thorns, crows and being stuck in a coma after.

When I saw the trailer for this , I was eager to see it and be a part of the scarring of future generations , even if…

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Text 26 May Pancake lovers unite - here !

Pancake lovers unite – here !

Londoners! Head on over to My Old Dutch for the best pancakes in town (not including my mothers. Never including my mothers).

They are light. They are fluffy. And they could be used as a parachute.

That's my thumb in the corner.

That’s my thumb in the corner.

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Offering a good-sized selection of sweet and savoury pancakes, My Old Dutch also offers a gluten-free base for any of you who are that way inclined.

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Also on the menu…

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