In the second of my guest post’s for Blogmas, I’ve asked my good friend Sam (@samcantfindit) to share her family’s annual mince pie review…so without further adieu (I’m a poet, and I know it!)…I pass to to Sam:
As Coldplay would say; “Lights will guuuuuiiiiide you home…“…however it was Ward Thomas who actually got me over the finish line last night!
I went out for a run when I got home from work. Now I’m not a fan of winter running usually, it’s cold, wet and incredibly dark! But yesterday I made myself don my fluorescent running jacket and brave the elements for (close to) 3k.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
On January 15th 2009 US Airways Flight 1549 was forced to perform an emergency water landing in the Hudson River. By some miracle, all 155 passengers and crew onboard survived. But when Captain Chesley Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles are pulled up by the NTSB, learning that they could have made a safe landing back at Laguardia, we are taken on a tale of self-doubt as Sully wonders whether he made the wrong decision.
The first of the Blogmas guest post’s comes from my good friend, and work colleague, Michelle! When I asked Michelle to guest post earlier in the month she jumped at the chance to share some of her favourite films for the Christmas period. So without further adieu, I hand you over to her…
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Colin Farrell.
JK Rowling’s first foray into screenwriting sees young, magizooligist, Newt Scamander journey to the bustling streets of New York. When he accidentally switches his case with no-maj (muggle) Jacob, his magical beasts are let loose around the city. Teaming up with the Goldstein sisters; Tina and Queenie, Newt must retrieve his fantastic beasts before they reveal the wizarding world to the no-maj’s. But with the rise of attacks by spreading across the world, this may be more difficult for Newt and co.
Look who’s already running behind on Blogmas…
To catch up as quickly as possible I decided to wrap this weekend up into one post, clearly I did this on purpose, and go over two things that I love to do during the Christmas period.
Secret Santa is one of my all time favourite Christmas traditions, and one that I like to take responsibility for each year. Having such a large friendship group, it can get quite costly if we were all to buy presents for each other. Therefore we decided that it would be nicer to buy for a specific person, and we could set a bigger budget.
Thus Secret Santa was born!
That’s right, it’s here. It’s time to trim those trees, deck the halls, and don the gaudiest jumpers you ever shall see. The countdown to Christmas has officially begun!
The Girl on the Train is a high-paced thriller, telling the tale of Rachel Watson. Recently unemployed due to her newfound love of wine and a bad break up with her ex-husband, Rachel is on a path of self-destruction.
To hide her sorry state from best-friend Cathy, she continues to take her daily commute for London. Becoming obsessed with a young couple she sees sitting out on their deck each day, Rachel starts to fantasizing about the lives of ‘Jess and Jason’.
But when ‘Jess’ goes missing, can Rachel provide the missing link to her sudden disappearance?
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close and Sennia Nanua
Disclaimer: This summers ‘zombie’ blockbuster isn’t in fact about zombies.
The Girl with all the Gifts, based on the book of the same name, tells the story of a young girl named Melanie (newcomer Sennia Nanua). Melanie is an intelligent and inquisitive girl, who’s overwhelming adoration for her teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) may just be the catalyst to the end of the world as we know it.