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The Joys of Cornwall

Old tin mines stand tall

Telling stories of the past

On Cornish coastline

I recently spent another lovely week in Cornwall. I wanted to be near the sea while still being near Truro for my hubby’s regular dialysis sessions, so I opted for a cottage in St Agnes.

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Haiku

Having only recently read Daphne Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn, and then discovering that it has just been made into a BBC mini-series, I was quick to get my hands on a copy of the three episodes that the story stretches over. 395 more words

Misc Thoughts

What did he say? Why the 'mumbling' issue on TV was inevitable..


Earlier this year the BBC had to deal with complants that the dialogue in the drama series Jamaica Inn was difficult to hear because the actors were mumbling. 634 more words

Television

What did he say? Why 'Mumblegate' was inevitable


Earlier this year the BBC had to deal with complants that the dialogue in the drama series Jamaica Inn was difficult to hear because the actors were mumbling. 634 more words

Blogging

Friday, 6th June 2014

Mumblecore, n.

Pronunciation: /mʌmb(ə)lkɔː/
Etymology: < mumble v. + -core comb. form on the model of hardcore adj. and n.

1. A style of low-budget film, typically characterised by the use of non-professional actors and naturalistic or improvised performances. 19 more words

Journal

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”
Who hasn’t read that evocative first line in Daphne Du Maurier’s classic… 631 more words