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About Miss R

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Likes: food, wine, gin, charity shops, telly, films - particularly anything by Sophia Coppolla and anything Apocalyptic - sobbed hysterically at both Melancholia and Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World; books, the Amazon kindle Daily Deal, Scandinavian crime drama, ebay, twitter, bbc 6 Music radio station – particularly Gilles Peterson and Craig Charles’ shows on Saturday afternoon/evening, The Flaming Lips, The Beastie Boys, Dolly Parton, The Eurovision Song Contest, Judd Apatow Men: (Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen), Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Chloe Sevigny, Annette Bening, Kristen Scott Thomas, yoga, walking, pilates, St Ives, any gorgeous coastline or mountain view… (I WILL join the Ramblers this year!). Am also a failed crafty person - managed a wonky crochet blanket but gave up as I was easily confused by pattern shorthand (eg: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6) - what?) and too much counting in knitting for me. My daughter starts school in August so am about to leap into the unknown realm of PTA meetings and competitive moms. Quietly terrified.

Posts by Miss R:

Eurovision – a Geeks Guide

Eurovision – a Geeks Guide

What do you mean, you didn’t know that Eurovision had Semi-Finals and you missed them this week on BBC3 at 8pm Tuesday and Thursday? No fear, you can watch the Grand Final this Saturday at 8pm on BBC1. Just had a slightly terrifying thought about the demise of BBC3 – will the BBC still show(…)

What to Watch? Film and TV Reviews

What to Watch? Film and TV Reviews

I’m not a total film geek and I don’t get to watch as many as I’d like (6 in a day is my record I think…) and I rarely get to the cinema anymore but I do like to try and watch films as often as I can thanks largely to Sky Movies and Lovefilm(…)

Help! I’m stuck on Breaking Bad Season 2

Help! I’m stuck on Breaking Bad Season 2

(and other Box Set problems…) Yes, yes, I know Breaking Bad, the ‘Greatest TV series of all time’ has just ended – and I’ve been avoiding Twitter so I don’t accidentally see any spoilers – and because of its reputation, I’d bought a season 1-4 DVD Box set (not having Netflix where the series is(…)

The Diaries of a Fleet Street Fox

The Diaries of a Fleet Street Fox

I’d been following Fleet Street Fox on Twitter for a while and subsequently read her blog regularly – an anonymous account dishing the dirt on the workings of fleet street and the politicians and celebrities who fill our daily newspapers – when she unmasked herself and published her diaries. She’s very funny, makes fun of(…)

Chocolate and Banana Muffins

Chocolate and Banana Muffins

Most normal households end up with a few manky looking speckled black bananas and this recipe for Chocolate and Banana Muffins, with perhaps the exception of a cracking Banana and Walnut tea loaf, frankly, is the best use for them. I was a latecomer to Nigella Lawson but totally got her watching her series based on(…)

Mmm Tasty Cheese Recipes with Belton Cheese

Mmm Tasty Cheese Recipes with Belton Cheese

Roast Butternut Squash, Red Pepper and Crumbled Cheshire Cheese Pasta To celebrate British Cheese week this week, I was asked to try out some yummy cheese recipes using British Cheshire Cheese by Shropshire based traditional cheesemakers Belton Cheese from their Belton Farm range of handmade cheeses.  Now, I absolutely LOVE cheese, eat it every day(…)

Help with PMS

Help with PMS

So, after a couple of weeks with the worst skin breakouts I’ve had since I was 15, accompanied by half a stone or so of water weight, feeling generally unwell and weepy at work and snapping at my family at home it was easy for me to simply blame the new (-ish – is the(…)

Dean Winchester & Sam Winchester

Dean Winchester & Sam Winchester

Sam and Dean Winchester. Never heard of em? Well, they are the brothers in the hit TV show Supernatural. Never watched it? Well, look at this feast for your eyes then make sure your Sky+ box is set for Sky Living 10pm on Wednesdays for Season 8 and order all the past seasons off Amazon(…)

The Sea Sisters by Lucy Clarke

The Sea Sisters by Lucy Clarke

I bought The Sea Sisters by Lucy Clarke in a Kindle splurge before going on holiday after seeing it mentioned in a friend’s Heat magazine (I don’t buy it any more – I don’t care enough about Kardashians or TOWIE) – I had a slight panic thinking everything in my ‘to read’ list was a(…)

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