Currently….. The Dark Edition

Happy Fri-YAY everyone! It’s been kind of a heavy week for me emotionally, I’ve read some heavy stuff, thought some heavy thoughts and felt some heavy feelings this week. I’d really like to thank everyone of yo who chose to engage with me, both on and offline about this weeks subjects, it means a lot to me, to have my thoughts and feelings validated, to be encouraged and of course to share with you all.

Wondering  – what happened to Bridget’s Face?

Last night I went to a pre-screening of Bridget Jones’s Baby. The movie, like all the Brdiget Jones movies, is hysterical and I thoroughly enjoyed it but I was distracted by Renee Zellweger’s face. What happened? What did she do to her beautiful face? It has this odd, rather distracting, plastic look about it now. But don’t let that put you off, it’s still a laugh a minute movie and well worth seeing!


Reading – Dark Places

And it is dark and macabre and I cannot put it down. How Gillian Flynn manages to write such unlikable & dark characters that still keep you turning the pages is beyond me. I love her writing style, the deep, dark, descriptive way she has getting to the meat of a story has me totally hooked. Dark Places is also coming to the movies soon and I’ll definitely be seeing it, I haven’t watched the movie trailer yet because I don’t want to ruin the story for myself till I’ve finished reading the book, but here it is for your viewing pleasure:


Watching – Marcella

Marcella kept coming us as recommended on Netflix so I decided to give it a go and I am totally hooked. The opening scenes let you know you’re in for one hell of a psychological ride. I’m having a hard time deciding if I should spend my free time reading Dark Places or watching Marcella!

Former London detective Marcella Backland is devastated when her husband leaves her and their two children. He is head of Legal Affairs at DTG Construction, property developers effectively controlled by the Gibson family. When Marcella is visited by a senior detective on the murder squad seeking information regarding an unsolved, 11-year-old case of a serial killer who seems to have become active again, Marcella returns to the murder squad. She enters a world of online dating, prostitution, and the dubious dealings of her husband’s employers while trying to save her marriage.


I’m really looking forward to this weekend, my mom is visiting and my girls are super excited. Now I just need to figure out how I will balance my time between what I want to read and watch and spending some quality time with my family.

What are you reading/watching at the moment? What do you recommend? 


  • Anel Lewis

    September 16, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Have to agree with you about Bridget’s face. She seemed bizarrely and literally frozen in time. It was disarming. And Mr Darcy seemed soooo old in comparison. I still loved the movie, just missed Bridget’s slightly squishy face of yore.

  • aneke

    September 16, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    If subtitles don’t annoy you, I’d highly recommend The Bridge – a scandi crime drama. It takes a while to get into, but so worth it. I love seeing scenes (and actors) that aren’t the usual Hollywood type as well. Another crazy good series is Stranger Things – a kind of drama / sci fi set in the eighties

  • Cassey Toi

    September 16, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    I’ve been pretty busy, so my go to reading has been happy romance stuff. Also the Guardians of Summerfeld series by Melissa Delport. Watching stuff hasn’t been happening. And there’s been rock and musicals happening music wise for me.


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