RIP Richard Griffiths

I am very sad to say that on the 28th of March, 2013, British actor Richard Griffiths passed away. He died aged 65 after heart surgery complications. He was known to me, and to many other naïve teenagers, simply due to his role as Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter film series however I had…

Can a G-Wiz fit in a van?

At my explorers and before that scouts, a lot of our time was spent teasing our Scout leader about his frankly microscopic car. It’s one of those G-Wiz cars, the sort that has “Yes It’s Electric!” printed on the back. However last week something different happened. Our leader who seemed to be a bit bored…

Dyeing my hair Black

Do you ever get weird urges? You know the sort, when you really want to do something quite foolish but seriously fun. Well I experienced one of these recently, last weekend to be precise. That urge was in fact to dye my hair black. Maybe it was because some of my friends have done it,…

The Hobitit

‘Hobitit’ is a Finnish TV Series, being one of the only live-action representations of the Lord of The Rings. In a total of nine episodes this series shows the finding of the one ring by Bilbo Baggins and then goes on to account Books 1,2,4 and 6 of the Lord of the Rings, as narrated…

Newsjack Recording – Series 8 Episode 5

A few days ago I went to, yes, another radio recording. This time it was for Series 8, Episode 5 of BBC Radio 4 Extra program, Newsjack. However there was one significant difference to this recording than the others I have been too, for it took place at the BBC Broadcasting House rather than the…

The Hobbit! – 1966 Film

‘The Hobbit!’ is a 1966 adaptation of JRR Tolkein’s legendary novel. It is famous, not only for being the first adaptation of the Hobbit but also for doing the inconceivable and condensing the whole story into just 12minuetes. Perhaps Jackson could have got some ideas from there. I would like this ‘film’ as it were,…

Turning into a Chav

A chav can be identified by the following traits: Their clothes Their language Their company (the other chvas they hang around with) Their taste in films Their taste in Video Games Having WATCHED but not READ Harry Potter Their music. I have long held the belief, and nobody can argue with this, that I am…

A very broken CD

A friend of mine, who has also got a blog, recently said that she was so lost for blogging ideas, that her posts consisted of pictures of interesting things she found lying in the street. I currently find myself in a similar position, however instead of blogging about the various types of squashed animal that…

Osgiliath? When did they go to Osgiliath?

That, and by that I mean the title, is a very good question. Where does it say in the Lord of the Rings, or in any of the dozen books of notes accompanying them that Faramir took Frodo, Sam and Gollum to Osgiliath? Nowhere. So why the hell does director choose to add in that…