A colleague randomly gives me a small gift at Christmas – it’s suspected they are unwanted gifts that she’s disposing of. However it’s a nice gesture, in particular as each year I totally forget to even remember this happens so never have anything for her!
This year’s gift was a packet of Marks and Spencer’s milk chocolate, pecan and salted caramel Florentines, they are very chewy and nasty: I can quite see why I will forget this gift!
Netflix is a relatively recent novelty in our house, I tend to prefer films to TVs series simply because I can have a start, middle and end for only a couple of hours of investment – although films are starting to have such long running lengths that I may soon need to reassess this logic
There aren’t many films that I’ve been that taken with on Netflix so I was excited by the trailer for ‘Bright’ which looked like a mismatched buddy cop movie with added fantasy elements such as orcs, elves and magic
It also reunited Will Smith with ‘Suicide Squad’ director David Ayer and in many ways it felt similar – funky ideas and hints of really super things that didn’t make it onscreen
There were dragons in the sky, centaur cops in the background of a couple of scenes as well as references to a Dark Lord and a prophecy – however disappointingly none of these were explored.
Despite that it was a fun enough film, it is essentially a cop film set in a slightly different version of contemporary America – where orcs are the underclass and elves are the distant (and under-explored) upper class.
I really wanted more world building and more detail, however perhaps the sequel will provide some more depth
Ok so it’s a couple of days before Christmas, I’ve just picked up the turkey and a fridge full of festive goodies and then the fridge starts making a scary noise
To be precise it’s a whirring drone that has a fan-like feel to it, this has me seriously on edge
After some fun packed fridge manual studying my darling spouse thinks he’s worked out that it is and has an idea or two about how to stop the noise – preferably whilst not breaking the fridge
However given the time of year and the current monetary value of food currently inside the fridge he isn’t allowed to try any fix until at least Wednesday when the leftovers are largely reduced and I could perhaps cope physiologically if disaster struck
So many fingers are crossed right now that the fridge keeps working – even noisily ,until after the darn festive season and the associated food mountain that it apparently requires
On a more book related note, I was recommended a serial format novella The Queen’s Gambit by Jessie Mihalik, it’s science fiction but not in a bad way and so far I’m really enjoying it – way more so then the fridge manual
As a concept putting a photo onto a canvas bag is fairly straightforward and should be pretty easy, the reality can see it go a bit wrong
The materials aren’t complicated – a canvas bag, a photo printed onto paper, some image transfer goop (I used Dylon Image Maker Glue however there are a few options)
In theory you cover the printer photo with the glue stuff pretty thickly and then place it on your bag (glue side down obviously!), if there are any air bubbles then smooth/push those out then leave it to try overnight
Once it is try then use a wet sponge to carefully soak the paper so that it rubs off and leaves the image behind. The aim is to remove all traces of the paper and then when clan & dry add a bit of the glue over the top to hold the image
Then you should be left with a lovely picture on your bag – simple right?
It would have been more simple had I know these minor details before I started:
IRON the canvas bag first – seriously otherwise the creases screw it right up
It’s really easy to rub the image off with the paper so take it slowly, if it doubt leave it and come back later
Removing the paper carefully takes way longer than you’d expect!
But apart from that it was a lovely quick and easy thing to do that didn’t make me swear at all…
Surfing Amazon looking of something to watch isn’t usually conducive to finding anything that I want to watch, however I stumbled across the pilot for ‘Sea Oak’ and even got to the end – largely due to Glenn Close’s acting
It’s somewhere between comedy and horror – well ok the precursor to horror as the 32 minutes doesn’t let them get to the horror that is hinted at
Aunt Bernie is a very meek woman who has lived a very quiet life, lately in a run down housing complex called Sea Oak along with her two nieces (and their babies) as well as her nephew
Bernie is scared to death by an intruder and comes back from the dead demanding changes – specifically the chance to have the life that she missed when she was alive
That unfortunately it pretty much the whole pilot, it stops just as it’s setup the premise and is on the verge of getting interesting