The frustration of realising that the new Star Wars trailer drops today.
The problem is that it will be airing during Monday night football in America and as America are 5 – 10 hours behind us here in the UK, I won’t get to see it until tomorrow.

My brain is silently screaming….. NOT FAIR!!!


So! last week was rubbish!
Sleepless nights, sick kid and husband, little meltdown at Uni, couldn’t find my signed copy of my Mentor verification for my essay and my computer scanner decided it didn’t want to play ball anymore.

Anyway! By the end of the week things were looking up.
Kid and hubby are both fine.
My mentor came into work to see me on Thursday to sign another form, have a chat and read my essay.
I used the scanner at work to copy what was needed to submit with my essay.
I have amazing support from all my work and Uni colleagues.
My essay finally got submitted!

Onto the next one due at the end of the month.
I had a Uni colleague visit yesterday morning to go through what I missed on Monday and I am now feeling a little more optomistic about the next essay.
I also went through an Anatomy and Physiology practice paper and got 82%! Which, again, really put my mind at ease. Still not looking forward to the exam on 23rd.

The next week is not quite so heavy workwise and will give me a good chance to really get cracking with the essay so this weekend has been more about me.

I had my hair cut yesterday and just pottled around doing ‘normal’ mum things and chilled in the evening.
Today, I have a little work to do before Uni tomorrow but essentially the day is mine to do as I wish.

It’s Murron’s 20th birthday today and she has organised a gathering at one of her favourite watering holes in town.
Burlesque or 50’s pinup theme for the girls and suited and booted for the boys.
I will be going for a few hours to take in the spectacle.

Right now it’s milky coffee and computer play time.
The house is silent and I’m going to enjoy it.


So today didn’t quite go to plan.

The thought of what lays ahead with work, but especially Uni work this month made for a few sleepless nights and then when Murron became ill and potentially heading back into hospital like she did at the beginning of last year, it all became a little too much and after making it all the way to Uni for 9am the floodgates opened and I had a little meltdown and got sent home.

Anyway, meltdown is done!!
Murron is fine. She’s bounced back very quickly thankfully.
Time to pull myself together and get this month out of the way.

I am just about finished with my current essay. The plan is to actually finish it tomorrow and get it submitted. That will be the first hurdle done.

I then need to start my next essay which has to be submitted by the end of the month.
I have a uni colleague coming over on Saturday morning to help me get a feel for how this one is to be written as this is what I missed when I got sent home yesterday!!

I have to balance my essay work time with Anatomy and Physiology study time because I have a 2 hour exam to pass on the 23rd.

I have to do all this and still do shifts at work and actually try and squeeze in a life.
It’s my birthday this month but I will be out on placement. With what I have to do this month, I think any celebration can wait until next month!! I am going out for a few drinks this weekend to celebrate Murron’s 20th so that will have to do.

Right, round 2 of placements starts this morning. Time to get ready and out the door!


Essay writing, procrastination, anatomy and physiology studying, procrastination, realisation that you haven’t done any preparation for work based learning on Monday, more procrastination, slight panic as you look at your work load over the next two weeks and wonder how you’re going to get any Uni work done before deadline, more procrastination……..




1- Forget the essay for today. You did enough on that yesterday and now you are waiting for feedback. No point in doing any more until you know it’s going in the right direction.

2- Look at what’s needed for Uni tomorrow and get some work done on that instead.

3- Maybe take a look at some A&P studying if time allows.

It’s only 10:30am.
A good 6 hours of study time and you can still make it to the cinema for a treat if you want to later!

Sounds like a good plan brain.


So, I’ve just seen the first full length trailer for Peter Rabbit.

I’ve been a little sceptical about this film while looking at production stills and the teaser.
It didn’t feel like Peter Rabbit.
Mr McGregor certainly didn’t look like the Mr McGregor from the books.


And here’s the hook for me….. Domhnall Gleeson is playing Mr McGregor!!


This is a picture of Domhnall filming Peter Rabbit in London. I never thought I would be saying that Mr McGregor is looking fine!!

Domhnall fans will know that he loves doing comedy and has a wonderfully expressive face for it.
I could sit chuckling most evenings going through the Youtube videos for ‘Immaturity for Charity’ or ‘Your Bad Self’

After seeing the trailer I’m a little more relaxed about the way this film is going.
Could be quite a laugh.


After swapping my Saturday shift this coming weekend with a Sunday shift last weekend to help a colleague, I found myself with 5 whole days off work this week.

I say five days off but what I really mean is, 2 days off and 3 trying to get an essay finished and some studying done!!

A couple of months ago, me and Ian decided to do an outdoor cinema experience when we found an advert for a showing of the digitally remastered copy of the 1958 film ‘Dunkirk’ starring John Mills.
Luna Cinema were going to be airing it on Camber Sands in the south of England on the very beach where it was filmed and also the recent remake was filmed.

We found a local chalet to hire for the evening and decided to make a day of it.
We arrived in Camber at around 12:30 and found a beautiful little pub called ‘The Owl’.
Very friendly, lovely old pub with wonderful food and excellent service.
We took a walk along the beach to check out where we would have to go in the evening and then we went to check into our chalet.

The weather wasn’t great and the wind was picking up. It was very exposed and the evening was going to be a little chilly.
The video shows where the screen was being set up at the end of the beach.

The chalet was not quite what we expected.
A lot smaller than it looked in the photos and we were unaware that the bed was on a mezzanine level accessed via a ladder and the toilet and shower were outside!!
Anyway, it was an overpriced roof over our heads for the night but we won’t be staying there again!

Anyway, we headed over to the event at around 17:30 and were surprised to find our old friends, Mick and Chris had decided to join us.

We mooched around the period vehicles and had a drink while enjoying period dance lessons (without taking part) before we headed over the dune to the beach itself.

We made ourselves as comfortable as we were going to get and then waited for the film to start.
We had a lovely surprise when the film was introduced by none other than Hayley Mills! The actress daughter of the star of the film, John Mills.

It was the first time I had seen the film!
I was suitably impressed and liked the way it showed more of the run up to the evacuation and how the small boats became involved and what went on back home. It also made more of an impact on the scale of it with the amount of soldiers on the beach. The recent re-make concentrated more on the evacuation and didn’t quite get the same feel for scale, even though it’s a good film in it’s own right.

We were very lucky with traffic both too and from the event. The only slow down was getting over the Dartfor crossing, but even then, the traffic didn’t stop.

Now it’s time to meet Marjorie in town for a meal for her 18th birthday and then home and a quick trip over the road for her first legal drink at the bluebell!!


Domhnall Gleeson.
I love the guy to pieces. He comes across as a genuinely nice and funny guy in interviews.
He’s seriously cute when doing naive and lovey in About Time and Black Mirror.

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Hot as a General in Star Wars.

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Painfully irresistable as poor Clan Techie in Dredd.

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Amazing as Bob Geldof in When Harvey Met Bob.

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Totally irresistable as Caleb in Ex-Machina.

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To die for as Thomas Burberry.

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He’s going to make me cry as A.A.Milne.

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And I could keep on going……..
In public he’s always smiling and messing around.

And regularly sports a full beard which I actually quite like.



Here’s where I’m having some difficulty.
He’s currently filming a project called ‘The Little Stranger’ playing a character called Faraday.
IMDB states…..

THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1947, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants – mother, son and daughter – are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how terrifyingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.

Sounds interesting and a little creepy!!
The only thing is this…….

Faraday has a moustache!!
He’s been out recently promoting the release of ‘Mother’ and has had to keep the tache because he’s still filming.
I really can’t decide if I like it or not.
His bubbly personality still shines through, I just don’t know about it.

What do you think?

And yes, this has been an opportunity to gratuitously post lots of pictures of Domhnall Gleeson.

Sorry not sorry.