Thursday, 28 April 2016

Spring is...

A camera shy bird in the buddleja...

Self seeding bluebells from the woods...

Hop vine starting to run...

First signs of peony buds...

New seedlings emerging (Sequoiadendron gigantea/California Giant Redwood)...

Soft greens and spring sunshine...

Saying goodbye to bare branches on the willow...

Spotting more wildlife in the garden like this hungry wood mouse.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Deadpool ~ Film Review

Deadpool (15)

Director:Tim Miller

Deadpool is a riot of a Marvel comic character, both gross and funny at the same time. The plot follows Ex-Special Ops mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) out for revenge as the wisecracking anti-hero Deadpool after a medical experiment goes horribly, horribly wrong. 

Through a series of flashbacks we catch up with his life, love life and his hunt for Ajax, aka Francis (Ed Skrein), the man who caused his mutations. Along the way he asks for help from a couple of X-men, Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) who want to recruit him into the superhero business and tries to win back his lost love, Vanessa (Morena Baccarin).

Fast paced and fast talking this film holds no punches with the language, sexual references or the graphic violence but mostly manages to stay the right side of funny. You will laugh, slightly hysterically, but laugh all the same.

Four out five ain't bad...

Saturday, 13 February 2016

From Your Valentine

A letter sent from a prison cell
Where even hope darkness quells
Such a bright, divine light, this love
As swift and sweet as any dove
Emperors, dictators and warlords fall
While Love, that universal call
Burns on, despite brutality and fear
And we remember every year
Not the hatred
Nor the pain
Not the tyrant
But the name
Signed and sealed, the heart's final line
With love, from your Valentine

Primrose (means first rose)