Spring time in Salem

Day 2 of my American trip…it is 53ºF today and the sun is SHINING! Yesterday we went to the grocery store and I didn’t even need a jacket, and this morning we spent a few hours at Riverfront park, playing in the sunshine. It’s so warm…hard to believe that the UK has snow forecast for next week. Off I go to enjoy the sun some more…Elijah and Hope are super into basketball right now and we’re doing lots of practice in the driveway. I suck but they don’t seem to mind!!

Day 3: Favourite television show

By now you’ve probably figured out that I don’t do actual favourites. I’m more of a top [insert number here] kinda girl.

I have several TV shows that I really like, but I don’t think I could choose a favourite. So here are some of my preferred programmes!

Comedies: The Big Bang Theory and Miranda.

Medical dramas: Casualty, Grey’s Anatomy, and ER

Period dramas: Call The Midwife and Downton Abbey

Crime dramas: Criminal Minds or Law and Order: SVU (seasons 1-12 only…it sucks without Elliot)


Sorry for the brief post, but I found out today that someone very close to me died, and I guess I’m still processing that.


Day 2: Favourite Movie

I looooooove watching movies 🙂 There’s a movie for every scenario, isn’t there?

Sad movies, happy movies, love movies, break-up movies, angry family movies, poorly-time movies…I have a rather excessive DVD/VCR collection, and Rosie & I have a subscription to LoveFILM so we have an ever-growing list of movies on that. I also like going to the cinema…I think this is a throwback from the first couple of years after my parents’ divorce when my dad would take us to watch a film every Saturday.

*Sideline, I loved those Saturdays. He’d pick us up in the morning and we’d go watch a film, then have McDonalds for lunch. We saw “Mighty Joe Young” at the Odeon cinema in Plymouth; it was the first film I ever cried at! Also, when the new Vue cinema opened, my auntie worked there and she took us on a tour of the ‘gallery’ place where they put the films on. We watched the first half of “Tarzan” from the gallery, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever.

Anyway. I’m cheating again today because it’s just too hard to pick one favourite film. I have a new favourite depending on my mood.

My top 5 movies [in no particular order] are:

Grease 2,


Mona Lisa Smile,

Little Women,

Walk the Line

What are yours?