Month: March 2017


I and my eldest daughter are thinking about matching tattoos.
I scoured the internet for mandala designs and found one we both like and tweeked it slightly.
They are designed to go on our left shoulders.

I have created two versions of the same mandala with a subtle Star Wars theme.
I will be First Order and my daughter will be rebel.

However, we’re both very geeky and my daughter already has Star Wars tattoos and I took the designs a little further.

I want opinions please!!
I already know what my Father will think.
I also need a confidence boost as this is a pretty big step for me and if I go ahead with it, ideally I’d like it done before I go to Italy in August!


It was five months ago when I won tickets to go and see Adam Driver’s (at the time) new film ‘Paterson’ in London with a Q+A with Adam himself and Tim Robey.

You can read what I had to say HERE

A couple of months ago I pre-ordered the Bluray and it is officially due for release here in the UK tomorrow.

However, my copy showed up while I was at work yesterday so I just had to watch it last night before bed.

Tonight I decided to have a quick look for any extras that may have been on the disk, not that I was expecting much.
I am absolutely over the moon because one of the extras on the disk is the very same Q+A with Tim Robey that we saw in London!!

It has just made this film all the more magical for me.


It has just struck me like a ton of bricks that the Orlando Star Wars Celebration, the biggest Star Wars event of the year, is only three weeks away.

This means we are ‘hopefully’ only 3 weeks away from getting our first glimpse of the next Star Wars episode!!

I’m not hyperventilating…… really I’m not!



Yoann Lemoine


A name that should be more widely known, but in my small world, if asked, most people would say they didn’t know who he was.


Woodkid 2

Another name that should also be more widely known and maybe a few people would know who you were talking about if you asked them.

Certainly, if you played some music by Woodkid, people would light up and realise that they’ve ‘heard’ some of his music at least.

He came to my attention completely by accident after I watched a video on Youtube.

I have mentioned the video before. It features a male belly dancer called Horus Mozarabe. If you wait until the 2:30 mark, there is a change in the music and it is a piece called ‘I Love You’ by Woodkid. I immediately fell in love with it.

I thought this was my first encounter with Woodkid, until I started looking into his back catalogue and realised that he also did ‘Run Boy Run’ for the Divergent movies.

Now my interest was well and truly piqued.

I did the usual and Googled and Wikied the guy and found out more than I expected.
The guy is extremely talented.

Yoann Lemoine was born in 1983 in France. He is a music video director, graphic designer and singer-songwriter. His most notable works include his music video direction for Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”, Taylor Swift’s single “Back to December”, Lana Del Rey’s “Born to Die” and Mystery Jets’ “Dreaming of Another World”.

Lemoine is also a neofolk musician, going by the stage name Woodkid. On March 28, 2011, Woodkid released his first EP, Iron, and on March 18, 2013, he released his first album titled The Golden Age, which is an autobiographical record.

He studied illustration and animation at the Emile Cohl School, where he completed his diploma with honors. He then left for the UK to follow a silk screen printing process course at Swindon College.

He joined Luc Besson’s crew and worked on the project Arthur and the Invisibles for a year. In 2006 Yoann directed a series of roughs for Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.

In June 2010, he received 5 Lions for his AIDS Awareness campaign Graffiti at the Cannes Lions Advertising festival. A very clever, very funny video with a serious message.

In 2012, Lemoine received the award for Best Director of the Year at the MVPA Awards in Los Angeles and was nominated for 6 MTV Video Music awards for his videos for Lana Del Rey, Drake, and Rihanna.

However, it is his own video’s and live shows that really grabbed my attention.

I look forward to keeping up with his work in the future.
His imagery is amazing and his music is striking.


I can’t believe this just happened.

Hubby bought me tickets for ‘Space Spectacular’ at the Royal Albert hall in June.

The Royal Alber Hall website describes the event as…..

Music from deep space and beyond

A voyage through a galaxy of favourite music from deep space and beyond, with lights, lasers and indoor fireworks.

Space Spectacular will feature works by Holst, Strauss and John Williams – perhaps the greatest film composer of all time and winner of over 40 prestigious awards, including five Academy Awards. Over the decades their music has accompanied us on epic adventures, told us stirring tales, and taken us on many emotional journeys.

Iconic pieces have even transported us back to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, often painting a full picture before the actors even say a word!

JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars • Superman • E.T. • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
HOLST Mars and Jupiter from The Planets

Plus: Star Trek • Battlestar Galactica • Thunderbirds

… and new music for 2017:
DAVID ARNOLD: Independence Day

The bit that caught my attention was of course ‘Star Wars’!!
The thought of hearing John Williams scores performed live is mind boggling.

To be honest, everything on the list sounds amazing.
The Battlestar Galactica theme is amazing.
The Planets by Holst has always been a favourite.
Of course Thunderbirds is an iconic piece of music.

If they play ‘Duel of Fates’ from Star Wars, I will literally wet myself!!

I can’t wait!


Ok, this is new for this blog.
Photo of the week.

I intend it to be a regular thing, as the title suggests it should be weekly, but I’m a bit of a scatter brain so I’ll probably forget and just do it as I remember to do it.

I am so pleased to post this photo as my first photo of the week.

Colton Haynes

A HUGE congratulations to Colton Haynes and his new fiance Jeff Leatham.
He is a stunning looking actor who hit my radar when he appeared in Green Arrow.

Colton Haynes 2

I had absolutely no idea he was gay and quite frankly this revelation has only taken him from hot to smouldering.
They make an amazingly hot couple and I’m so happy for them.

The fact that they have been courageous enough to be so open about their relationship from the start is inspiring and with the way things are in America at the moment, I think it is also much needed.

I hope they continue to inspire and I wish them all the best for their future together.