Friday, 27 March 2015

Film Friday: Films to look forward to

As I've been so busy with the house move I've not seen as many films as I'd like to recently, but there are some good ones coming out soon that I'm looking forward to.

1. While We're Young
Noah Baumbach's latest film starts Ben Stiller & Naomi Watts as a married couple who befriend a couple of hipster twenty-somethings (Adam Driver & Amanda Siegfried). I'm not usually a huge fan of Stiller but enjoyed Baumbach's other films, Frances Ha and The Squid and the Whale so this looks promising.

2. Heaven Adores You
Elliott Smith is one of my (and Tom's) favourite musicians, so I'm looking forward to watching this new documentary about the life of the late singer-singwriter. It's premiering at Derby Film Festival next month which is exciting!

3. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Along the same lines, there is a new documentary coming out soon about Kurt Cobain, authorised by his family. It clocks in at 132 mins, so it should be pretty comprehensive!

4. Appropriate Behaviour
Desiree Akhavan directs and stars in this hipster New York comedy about Brooklynite Shirin, who struggles to tell her Persian family that she's bisexual.

5. White God
In this Hungarian film, thirteen year old Lili is forced to give up her pet dog. She is devastated and sets out to find him again. The trailer for his film features hundreds of dogs running through the streets of Budapest and the film has got brilliant reviews so I'm keen to see it!

What films are you looking forward to this year?

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Goodbye to the Convent

Four years ago, Tom and I moved into an old converted convent in the centre of Nottingham.

We've loved living in such a unique and beautiful building, and although I'm excited about FINALLY moving to our own house, there are some things I'll really miss about living here.

Here are a few memories of the Convent from the past few years....

Watching the seasons change through our window.

Parties in the Chapel.
We've made the most of the adjoining chapel, which can be hired out for events. We held two fun Halloween parties there, birthday parties, Christmas movie nights and a gaming get together. 

Taking spooky photos in the corridor...

"Ladies Bike.. and the saddle's right"
For my 30th birthday Tom bought me a bicycle.. but not only that, he made me this amazing music video to accompany it, with some friends who showed off their amazing dance skills in the corridor. Best present ever!

Ladies Bike (and the saddle's right) from TG on Vimeo.

And last but not least, this amazing book case.

Only a few sleeps left before we move, but I'm really excited about making our new house into a home, I'll share some pics from the new place soon!

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