CANNES 2018

Next month sees the 71st Cannes Film Festival in France and I’m excited to say that my main man, Adam Driver, has not just one, but TWO films being premiered there.
One in Competition and one closing the festival.

The one in competition is Black Klansman directed by Spike Lee.
It tells the true story of Ron Stallworth who was an African-American police officer from Colorado, who actually managed to infiltrate a local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter! His story was revealed in a 2006 tell all book of the same name.
That’s as much as I know about it so far. I have no idea what part Adam will be playing.
I’m hoping he will be Ron’s white colleague who went to the meetings in Ron’s place as it wouldn’t feel right if Adam was playing an actual ‘hate filled’ moron.

Anyway, the second film is ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ directed by Terry Gilliam.
I’ve blogged about this one already and I’ve been waiting a LONG time for it to arrive.

Don Quixoted poster

It gets released in France on the same day but there is still no release date for the UK!!

With 2 films at Cannes, I’m hoping that Adam will be in attendance. It makes sense. The timing is just right. It leaves him a couple of months to promote both of these films and have a bit of ‘down’ time before he starts to film ‘Star Wars Episode 9’ in July.

His last attendance at Cannes gave us some beautiful photos.

I need more!! Roll on May.

BLOG, SHOP, HOUSEWORK, UNI WORK

I had a lovely day at work yesterday.
Not too busy, very chilled, good chat with my new mentor and i’m finally getting a plan for my work based learning over this next year.

Today is going to be a little bit patchy. Lots to do and not enough time.
So a little blogging this morning, followed by a quick run to Tesco, followed by some housework, followed by some Uni work.

The walking can take a break today. I don’t want to push the knee too much.
The fact that I’ve walked a grant total of 39.65 Km in the last 4 days which is 50.399 steps means that ‘technically’ I’ve actually hit my 10000 steps target for today (day 5) anyway.
I will probably do some weights and situps a little later instead.
That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

NEW REGIME

So earlier this week I started a new regime.
I set my steps target to 10000 a day, which is around 7.5 kilometers.
When I’m at work this is no problem as I regularly smash that and head towards 15000.
I actually walked 10.75 kilometers at work yesterday!
It’s my days off that are lacking.

I have seriously reduced my alcohol intake (even though I currently have a nice large bottle of chilled corona on the desk)
Seriously, even my Mum noticed the lack of wine bottles in the kitchen.

I have been healthier with my food choices.
Less meat, loads more veg and salad and I’ve eaten more strawberries, kiwis and bananas in the last week than I have done in the last six months!! and I’m not snacking as much either.

I think I may have lost a couple of pounds, but I plan to take things slow, make it a lifestyle change and not stress about treating myself occasionally.
So far, so good.

Lets see how long I can keep it up.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

That’s it!! I’m going for a walk around the marina.
It’s a beautiful day out there. Better make the most of it.

There’s just no way I’m going to be able to concentrate on work at the moment as the new neighbours have got a circular saw going.
They are completely gutting the house before moving in, it’s just a pain in the bum when I need to concentrate and they’ve got their electrical tools on the go all day.

On the plus side, the new owner is a bit of a babe and so are his work colleagues. Now the sun is out, the shorts are on and the shirts are off!!
Maybe I’ll just take up residence in the front garden with a bottle of wine and watch the view as they climb up and down the scaffolding!

Nope, gotto go for that walk so that I can ‘justify’ a bottle of wine later.

POO!

CONGRATULATIONS MICK

Great news.

Back in December, I posted a quick blog about my friend’s first novel being published.
Read about it here.

I’m happy to announce that he has now been nominated for a ‘Joan Hessayon Award’ by the Romantic Novelists Assosciation.

Check it out HERE.

SEASON FOR LOVE

CONGRATULATIONS MICK!!

And again, if you fancy a romantic read you can check it out at the following……

Amazon US
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Amazon UK
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Barnes & Noble (Nook)
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Happy reading!!

TOTALLY WORTH IT

I did it!
I set my alarm for 02:40 to watch Tom diving in the 10m Synchro, live at the Commonwealth Games and it was worth it!!

Gold and Silver for England!!

Commonwealth 14

Considering he had Pneumonia earlier in the year and suffered a concussion during the World Series Competition in March AND he injured his hip during training on the Gold Coast, I think the boy did good!!

Tom and his diving partner, Daniel Goodfellow, dived pretty consistently and gained a good points lead over the first 5 rounds, which is just as well because poor Daniel had a bit of a nightmare on the final dive when he lost his orientation, straightened up too late and face planted the water. He was pretty winded when he got out of the water and looked like he could vomit!
Thankfully the points they’d already garnered were enough to keep the top spot.

A special mention has to be made about the Silver winners, Daniel Dixon and Noah Williams.
Both of them are only 17 years old but they kept their cool and worked their way up the points and even stood a good chance of pipping Tom and Daniel in the final dive of the competition.
It’s Daniel’s 18th birthday next week!! I think it’s going to be a happy one.

It’s such a pity that the hip injury has meant that Tom can’t compete in the individual 10m, but it’s good that’s he’s prioritising his own health over another medal!!
I hope that with all that’s going on in his life, and the addition soon to arrive for him and Lance, that he stays healthy, manages to continue his training with no issues and then smashes out some medals at the next Olympics (and all competitions in between).

Urgh, I’m going to be a zombie by lunchtime!!

BITING THE BULLET

It had to be done.
As much as I hated to admit it, my early blogs here on WordPress were looking a bit out of date and tired. After various changes to the look of my site and improvements in image quality over the years, some of the images used just didn’t work anymore.

I have also been getting very close to filling my 100GB of space!!

So, it was with a heavy heart that I retired the whole of my 2010 blogs and deleted all the photos associated with them.
I also thinned out some of my recent videos which were absolutely killing my space and I’ve managed to reclaim 20GB!!

When I have the time, I may take a look at 2011 and 2012.
But for now, I’m happy I still have the space to continue with my current blogs.

And now I’ve wasted and entire morning, it’s time to get some Uni work done.