Showing posts from February, 2012

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - film night

This week I had the great privilege of watching an early viewing of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I'd only heard about the film via my mother (who won tickets to watch the film as it's not due to be released yet).I'll admit up front, that had my mother asked me to pay to go and see this film with her, I wouldn't have. And do you know what? I would've missed out!

The Premise: A group of retirees move out to India under the illusion they're going to be staying at a luxury hotel for the elderly and beautiful. The hotel they arrive at is far from finished, but as the saying goes "everything will be alright in the end, so if it is not alright, it is not yet the end" (favourite quote from the movie) I won't tell you much more about the film content itself (spoilers can ruin a film for some people), but what I will tell you is that I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to watch a beautiful film.

It wasn't a film I would normally watch, it's …

Canadian Misadventure (Revisited)

I originally wrote about my Canadian adventures for my Non-Fiction classes at University. In 2007 I got to fulfill a lifelong dream, moving to Canada (even if it was only for a summer). It was one of the best experiences of my life (so far), the only over moment that lives up to it is visiting New York with my college choir! I've since had time to go back, re-read and re-edit some of the posts. This here *points down* is the beginning of my "adventure" where I find myself stranded in Hamilton (which is definitely not Toronto airport) ... This was my first day in Canada... I hope you enjoy the read!
‘They do that quite often you know,’ the girl sitting next to me smiles. I frown at these words, my concern spreading onto my features. I had stepped out onto the tarmac parking lot and seen the shuttle. Having expected some sort of motorized flying tram I was disappointed by what awaited me. It turns out that shuttle is just a fancy word for minibus. Resentful of my high expe…

I've been tagged! So here's my elevenses

Wow... I leave my blog for 1 day, come back and find I've been tagged 4 times! (scratch that, I'm up to 5 now) I feel popular! I hope I can answer these with as interesting and funny comments as everyone else has done so far! It's been great reading everyone's replies, and it's exciting to find things we all have in common! So, without reading the questions first, here goes! I hope this helps everyone to know me a bit better... this'll be one long post! Jennifer Fischetto 1. What is the one thing you wish you knew how to do but don't? At the minute I'm considering learning how to drive, I'd love to be able to. Unfortunately I was too busy having fun when I was 17/18, and the idea of driving (when I could get someone else to do it) seemed pointless (I should have thought more!) 2. If you could instantly know a foreign language (one you don't already know), which would it be? German, my favourite Formula 1 racer is Sebastian Vettel (who is Germa…

Wednesday Film Review

I've decided to try out something new for a while (let's see if it catches on). Usually Wednesday is my cinema night, I go with a group of friends and as I LOVE the cinema, I will watch almost anything (except horror, I just don't have the stomach for it).  I recently found on a few fellow blogger's pages a list of 30 days of movies, and it seemed like a really fun idea. I've loved film and cinema all my life, and it seems only fit to publish the entry on a movie night... so here goes!

Day 1 - Your favourite movie
This one is easy - Grosse Point Blank. In my eyes it's the BEST. MOVIE.  EVER. No contest. Sure, it's not particularly well known, most of my friends give me blank (no pun intended) looks when I so much as mention the title... But this film has been my favourite for as long as I can remember. I’m a huge John Cusack fan, and anything he writes has got to be good. I first watched it when I was quite young (released in 1997), the odd characters and plo…

All the vampires in my life...

Vampires... I just can't get enough of them! In every and any genre, and no matter how cheesy the story may be. Vampires have an allure to them that makes them completely irresistible for me...

In the month of January I managed to read 11 books... all about vampires (yes every last one of them was part of the True Blood series) And now I've found my way back to the House of Night vampire books... (this can be qualified as an obsession, I'm well aware of that)

I can remember the exact moment my fascination with vampires started. It was 1997 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer came into my life. I was 100% hooked. No lie, when I grew up (keep in mind I was 11 at this point) I wanted to be Buffy. I genuinely believed there could be a future career in vampire ass kicking, with me as the slayer. Yep, that bubble burst, eventually. But my thirst for vampires had only just begun.

Angel, with the dark, brooding David Boreanaz as its main star, joined Buffy on my tv screen in 1999 (no, th…

Fourth Writers' Platform Building Campaign

This year (for me) is all about Writing. And a vital part of being an online writer is making new contacts, connecting with the writerly world that lays in wait. This is something I approach in a tentative way, like I'm approaching a sleeping lioness... Because, well, I don't want to seem rude or pushy... that's just not me. I also don't want my hand bitten on (figuratively speaking I hope). So I find blogs I like, either the voice strikes me, or the topic, or a cool background image, something catches my eye and I click the little follow button. I read as many of their new posts each month, and even post the odd shy comment if I'm feeling brave. But that's where my capacity to meet potential like-minded people ends. I just don't have what it takes to make that necessary next step. That's why the following called out to me like a beacon:
Fourth Writers' Platform-Building CampaignThe premise is to meet other writers, who like me (maybe like you, if yo…