What’s Helping Me Through Lockdown.

Perhaps I'm lucky because I don't mind staying home too much, but even for someone like me, this lockdown is hard. We're all in it togerher, which definitely helps, but it's easy for sad thoughts and fear to creep in. Here's a list of things that are making me happy at the moment, maybe they'll …

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The Crossed-Out Notebook by Nicolas Giacabone

As soon as I realised that this book was by the writer of Birdman, the film starring Michael Keaton that swept up a bunch of awards in 2014, I was really interested in reading it. The Crossed-Out Notebook is the story of Pablo, an Argentine screenwriter, who has been kidnapped and locked a basement by …

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Wardrobe Inspiration: Would you paint your whole house pink?

  When I was a kid, my Mum made a lot of our clothes. I know that when she was growing up, she sometimes made her own clothes, too. She made her own wedding dress. My grandmother knew her way around a sewing machine too. Her clothes were pretty incredible actually. My point is this: …

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Join My Tiny Letter Mailing List?

Have you signed up to my Tiny Letters yet? TinyLetter.com allows me to send out more personal emailed letters to you, my readers, about my life, my thoughts, ...anything. If you like my blog, but would like something more internal and personal, this is the sign up for you. Go to: https://tinyletter.com/CravenWild and enter your email. I …

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Red Carpet fashion at Jack Reacher London Premiere: What They Wore, What I Wore…

So one of the awesome parts of my job is meeting really interesting people. I was invited to the press pit of the London red carpet premiere for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and got a chance to catch up with the stars. And to meet Tom Cruise. Yes, Maverick himself. Oh My God. If …

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My life as a writer and blogger…and why I hate the phrase “you’re so lucky”.

Every now and then people will wrinkle an eye brow at me and ask about my accent. They usually guess Canadian, but I'm Australian. It's almost always followed up with questions about why I'm crazy enough to have moved from paradise to London... A week or two ago I wrote a bit about how I …

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Coffee, Screenings and DVD Library at the Close Up Film Centre, London.

I'm kind of surprised that I'd never heard of this place before! I came across it one Saturday night in East London, after leaving a rather disappointing event early, and wandering along at a bit of a loose end on the way to get some sushi. The place has a calm, slightly academic atmosphere and …

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Kate Remembered: A Personal Biography by A Scott Berg

From the Pulliter Prize winning biographer, A Scott Berg's aim is to write a personal account of his time as Hepburn's friend and confidante, as well share many of the stories told in the long interview sessions they had during their twenty year long friendship. In a way, it's an odd sort of biography, untraditional …

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