Directed by Petter Næss and Pål Jackman, written by Mette M. Bølstad, State of Happiness is about power, profit and politics. When Stavanger, a small Norwegian fishing village becomes part of the 70s oil boom, everything changes.
Loved the first series and just finished the second. Different, great cast and highly entertaining. very, very good!
Mum is a British sitcom written by Stefan Golaszewski (Marriage) centred around recently widowed, suburban 59-year-old Cathy and her family, following her husband’s death. Each episode is named after a calendar month in the year, exceptseries three which is set over just one week.
StarringLesley Manville and Peter Mullan. I watched this on the back of Stefan Golaszewski’s Marriage (Nicola Walker). Similar format- the comedy/ drama is in the minutia of everyday life, cleverly delivered.
‘Uncover the secrets of our Bombay Sapphire gin on the site of a former paper mill in the Hampshire countryside. Learn about the rare production processes used to make our world-famous gin and discover the sustainable measures and ecology of the conservation area that we call our home.’
Had a road trip down to Lavestoke in Hampshire for a gin tasting experience the other day. Set on the site of an old paper mill (it used to manufacture all our paper money before it went over to a mainly plastic content) the location was historic.It stood beside the River Test; a chalk river bustling with flora and fauna.
We learnt about the gin making process and had a few gin cocktails throughout the tour. There were two beautiful green houses showcasing the botanicals used in the gin making; one housing tropical plants and one Mediterranean. Both were welcome for a quick warm up on a chilly autumn morning.
Pricey at £70 for two tickets but worth it for the beautiful setting and informative tour.
Nine days ago we did a tourist visit to Windsor; Tuesday 7th September. Wednesday 8th September our Queen sadly passed away. We went back today to pay our respects and feel involved in some small way.
A very different Windsor greeted us. Somber, grand, busy. Lots of press areas with crews from all over the world. The Queen’s staff from the castle, resplendent in their uniforms, standing on guard outside and talking to the crowds paying their respects. Police mingling with the people in the crowd. Young and old all respectfully jostling to catch a glimpse of the scene. And so many flowers!
Preparations were also well underway for Queen Elizabeth to arrive back home to her final resting place at the castle. Roads cordoned off, big screens going up, scaffolding for the cameramen. Windsor is getting ready to embrace their queen for the final time.
A brilliant psychological, matter-of-fact thriller! Lily the anti-heroine is a clever, calculated killer- justifying murder with the fact’…that everyone dies eventually anyway…’. It is cleverly woven plot with an interesting ending.