Posts Tagged "2013"

Mon, 13 January 2014 best of 2013 – games

This is the final section I put together for the ‘Best of 2013‘ post for the Forbidden Planet International blog, which never appeared due to length.
I play various video games, but not as much as my husband Martin, who has offered a selection of titles he’s enjoyed this year, which are mostly PC-based and/or Indie. [...]

Fri, 10 January 2014 best of 2013 – music

This section didn’t appear in my ‘Best of 2013‘ piece for the Forbidden Planet International blog. That’s because when I checked the original request (after I had written this up) I realised I had written way more than I’d been asked to supply.
But that’s what my blog is for: the extra features.
A caveat: music is [...]

Thu, 09 January 2014 best of 2013 – TV

Here’s my unedited selection of picks of the top TV from my ‘Best of 2013‘ post on the Forbidden Planet International blog. This is the category I found the hardest to cut down – television is producing some of the best dramas currently.
Hannibal
Developed by Bryan Fuller
I came to this sceptical as I didn’t think new [...]

Wed, 08 January 2014 Best of 2013 – films

Here’s my unedited selection of films from my ‘Best of 2013‘ post on the Forbidden Planet International blog. Of course, this is just what I enjoyed, and your mileage might vary…
Cheap Thrills
Directed by E.L. Katz, and written by Trent Haaga & David Chirchirillo
This dark film with streaks of black comedy is an astonishing debut from [...]

Tue, 07 January 2014 Best of 2013 – comics

Today my ‘Best of 2013‘ post on the Forbidden Planet International blog went up. In it I pick three pieces of entertainment in various media that I enjoyed throughout last year.
After I was asked to do this exercise I went a bit into overdrive and started thinking about loads of categories and works I’d liked [...]

Tue, 31 December 2013 favourite images of 2013

I take a lot of photos throughout the year, using both my mobile phone and compact camera. So, instead of writing a blog post about what I’ve done or achieved during 2013 (most of which has been reported here already), I thought I’d highlight some of my favourite photographs from 2013. It also inspired me [...]

Mon, 31 December 2012 Goodbye 2012

I took this photo a short while ago so I’d have a beautiful image to celebrate the passing of 2012 and the arrival of 2013. I’ve a bottle of Perrier-Jouët champagne in the fridge, ready to wet the baby year’s head.
I’ve had a good year overall, and early in 2013 Twisted Fairy Tales will be [...]

Mon, 24 December 2012 Yule Gold

It’s a gorgeous sunny Yule eve in the West of Ireland, which is most welcome after a long parade of wet, dull days.
Since the light was so good I took this picture of a rose from a mixed bunch of flowers I’m bringing to holiday celebrations. Good luck and happiness to all this festive season!
I’ve [...]

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