A Depressing Train Journey!

This train journey takes us to plenty of stops. It’s starts particularly well but the destinations get less and less favourable as the journey goes on. Let’s start at the beginning and sadly, the best stops come first! Train released their eponymous debut album in 1998. It’s got a countryish vibe and includes beautiful songsContinue reading “A Depressing Train Journey!”

Five Oz/NZ Based Films to Watch During Lockdown

Welcome to another ‘Five Films to Watch’ post. For clarity, this selection features films that take place in either Australia or New Zealand. It may be that the films were funded or produced etc. elsewhere. The Hunter (2011) Willem Dafoe stars in a film that left me obsessed with the Tasmanian Tiger (I can’t beContinue reading “Five Oz/NZ Based Films to Watch During Lockdown”

Auzkin Dehumidifier

It’s neat, compact and absorbs water. What more do you want? Fancy lights… okay! This is a tidy little addition to the house if you’ve got moisture, condensation and/or mould etc. It requires plugging in and makes a little noise but the sort of white noise that can help put a child to sleep. TheContinue reading “Auzkin Dehumidifier”

Song of the Week #002

Hi all Song of the Week number two comes from Sara Bareilles. The track Fire is the opening track on her most recent album titled Amidst the Chaos that was released in 2019. The song is a particular favourite of mine but Bottle it Up and She Used to Be Mine are, amongst others, extremely goodContinue reading “Song of the Week #002”

Jennimer Coffee Container

I wanted something slick looking that I could store my coffee beans in whilst also keeping my kitchen looking tidy. I purchased the Jennimer Coffee Container for around £22-£23. It can store a little over 600g of coffee beans which is more than two packets of the beans that I buy from my local supermarket.Continue reading “Jennimer Coffee Container”

Five Films Not in the English Language to Watch During Lockdown

You’ve watched the documentaries that I recommended… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/01/16/five-documentaries-to-watch-during-lockdown/ Then stayed up late to view my animated film suggestions… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/01/21/five-animated-films-to-watch-during-lockdown/ Now it’s time to get over your aversion to subtitles (To be fair, you did that with some of the animated films!) and check out five films not in the English language. Enjoy… The Motorcycle DiariesContinue reading “Five Films Not in the English Language to Watch During Lockdown”

Five Animated Films to Watch During Lockdown

Following on from ‘Five Documentaries to Watch During Lockdown’… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/01/16/five-documentaries-to-watch-during-lockdown/ Here are five animated film recommendations. This selection is geared toward films aimed at adults though some are suitable for children. Waltz with Bashir (2008) Israeli former soldier Ari Folman wrote, produced and directed this fascinating film. Told in the Hebrew language, it recalls Folman’sContinue reading “Five Animated Films to Watch During Lockdown”

Where Will Cricket’s Next T20 League Be?

It all started with T20 matches in England (Which almost seems hard to believe!) but it’s in other traditional cricketing hotbeds that T20 cricket has thrived. Namely in India (IPL) and Australia (BBL) as well as Pakistan (PSL) and the West Indies (CPL). Beyond those regions countries such as Hong Kong and Canada have alsoContinue reading “Where Will Cricket’s Next T20 League Be?”

Five Books to Read During Lockdown

Come on now! You’ve had plenty of time to watch the five documentaries that I recommended… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/01/16/five-documentaries-to-watch-during-lockdown/ Now it’s onto literature… Fire Season by Philip Connors Connors’ memoir of many summers spent as a fire lookout in New Mexico’s Gila range beautifully details his summers spent saving forests (And lives) from fires. Man, wilderness, solitude…Continue reading “Five Books to Read During Lockdown”