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:…

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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…

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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…

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