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I Care a Lot, (2020) Amazon, Written by J Blakeson and Directed by J Blakeson

I Care a Lot, (2020) Amazon, Written by J Blakeson and Directed by J Blakeson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGyYcHch-ZE Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike) doesn’t lose and she sees two types of people in the world, ‘sharks and prey’. Her prey is old people, and she’s worked out a lucrative gig. She files paper in court and gains court-sanctioned conservatorship. Mostly that applies to older people with dementia that can’t feed themselves or look...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 26 Mar 2021 Happy springtime, everybody! Let's hope the brighter days bring brighter times. Please don't forget that the site will be down for maintenance on 29 March. Our Story of the Week is 'Craven Gets Flashed', Episode XVI of hudsonmoon's brilliant and increasingly surreal Craven Danger series. Laugh out loud funny, you can enjoy this as a stand alone piece or do what any sensible person would do and read all the...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Happy springtime, everybody! Let's hope the brighter days bring brighter times. Please don't forget that the site will be down for maintenance on 29 March. Our Story of the Week is 'Craven Gets Flashed', Episode XVI of hudsonmoon's brilliant and increasingly surreal Craven Danger series. Laugh out loud funny, you can enjoy this as a stand alone piece or do what any sensible person would do and read all the episodes: Craven Gets Flashed XVI |...

Football’s Darkest Secrets, BBC 1, BBC iPlayer, director Daniel Gordon.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000ths2/footballs-darkest-secret-series-1-1-the-end-of-silence https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000tjhv https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000tjgr/footballs-darkest-secret-series-1-3-the-reckoning Dalmuir Diamonds is long gone. A boy’s football club I wasn’t part of, but knew about. Players aged nine, ten or eleven played on the gravel park at Beardmore Street in the early 1970s. The park paved over...

The Terror isn’t Terrible

When I saw the trailer for TV drama “The Terror” I couldn’t help thinking that this is something right up my street – historical drama with an element of the supernatural. I started viewing on BBC iPlayer and ended up binge watching all 10 episodes. This is a show with a heavyweight cast – Jared Harris ( Chernobyl, The Expanse ), Ciaran Hinds ( Munich, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ), Tobias Mendes ( Outlander ) and Ian Hart ( Finding...

Storyville: Undercover OAP—The Mole Agent, directed by Maite Alberdi

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000th7v/storyville-undercover-oap... Undercover OAP was short-listed 2021 Oscars in the documentary category. The set-up is the kind of cheesy romps made by post-war Ealing studios. Detective Romulo needs to recruit someone to infiltrate a Chilean nursing home. Their mission is to find Sonia, who is resident in the nursing home, and to determine if she’s been properly looked after, or abused (the implicit...

SITE DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE 29 MARCH

Posted by airyfairy on Mon, 22 Mar 2021 SITE MAINTENANCE 29 MARCH Just to let you know, our server will be carrying out maintenance on the site on 29 March. This is across all the sites they serve, so unfortunately we can’t give you the precise time it will start, or how long the site will be down for. Many apologies for the inconvenience. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!

SITE MAINTENANCE

SITE MAINTENANCE 29 MARCH Just to let you know, our server will be carrying out maintenance on the site on 29 March. This is across all the sites they serve, so unfortunately we can’t give you the precise time it will start, or how long the site will be down for. Many apologies for the inconvenience. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!

Douglas Stuart (2020) Dougie Bain

Hi Dougie, I’ve had a look at your manuscript. We both know that it’s hard trying to get anything published when we write about people like us, using the language we speak—Scottish dialect. Remember all that fuss when James Kelman, for example, wrote in stream- of-consciousness, working-class dialect and a judge ofThe Booker Prize winner 1994, a Rabbi, no less, resigned because she (it might have been a he) thought How Late It Was, How Late was...

The Investing Game

$5K - 52 Weeks - 20 Penny Stocks One Winner!! Current Status ( -$1,082.69 ) Week - 5 There is Only so Much Oil in the Ground Sooner or later there won't be much around Tell that to your kids while you driving 'round downtown That there's only so much oil in the ground (Tower of Power-1975) A quick Google search for the title will produce the lyrics. It’s a good read! I tried to post a link to the song in a FB group I joined. The group pertains...

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