Author Archives: topherdman

The November Buys

  To paraphrase Oprah, ‘A new (Yuletide) dawn is on the horizon.’ Time to prepare, to buy those gifts, turn on the music, and add a few kilos. We’ve learned not to leave the Christmas shopping till the last minute. … Continue reading

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Halloween (2018) reviewed

Yesterday was quite hot. The forecast was 29 degrees but ended up hitting 34 on the mercury scale. It was an early taste of summer indeed. Friday was even worse, making it a two-day heatwave. Everyone seemed to have gotten … Continue reading

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Homeland reviewed

  I am picky when it comes to TV shows. Before I watch, I make sure to check out other people’s thoughts on the series. I also avoid any spoilers while doing this web-based research. Over the years, I haven’t … Continue reading

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First Man reviewed

October has been a quiet time at the movies. Venom is clearly the biggest release, then there are generally overrated B+ movies. In fairness, I heard good things about A Star Is Born, although it’s not my type of film. … Continue reading

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Latest reads

  I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that two Connelly books and Kevin Kwan’s China Rich Girlfriend comprise my new reading list. ‘Three books in less than a month’, I proclaimed. Since then I’ve been devouring Kwan’s latest, Rich … Continue reading

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Blackkklansman reviewed

We had a long day yesterday. My friend and I were supposed to see Venom at Macquarie Centre but the car park was a nightmare. Getting a spot was impossible and Nick said he felt ‘like a rat in a … Continue reading

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#Longweekend

  For the first time since June, we have a long weekend in Sydney. On June is the Queen’s Birthday public holiday across New South Wales. Different states celebrate this holiday on various dates. I watched House with Clock during … Continue reading

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