Hi, welcome to my blog. It’s all about travel, books, T.V. and films, with the odd random topic now and then.
As long as I can remember I have enjoyed reading. When I was a child I would sit for hours and gorge on Enid Blyton series, lose myself in Alex Rider’s latest adventures and get whisked away in to the world of Harry Potter and co. (of course! Who didn’t?). Older now, I read more classics, Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities and Jane Austen’s Persuasion being favourites, though I still love HP!
Films changed for me after my dad, tired of me and my siblings watching badly made, badly acted and badly written films, showed us Twelve Angry Men, The Shawshank Redemption and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. While I can still watch ‘stupid’ films from time to time, badly made films became rather boring for me. I now look for films with interesting characters who actually develop, with situations that happen more than for a simple plot device. I also love film’s traditional little brother, the telly, though it now may have become just as sophisticated and well-crafted as films ever were (at least, this is what articles tell me). In a way, television is more personal as you let characters into your home week after week, and while there isn’t necessarily the spectacle that accompanies films, the T.V. can produce characters that can move you more deeply and profoundly because you know them.
Finally, travel. Having been surrounded primarily by British, other English-speaking countries’ and European culture in terms of books, films and music, I love to see the different ways of living from city to city, country to country, be it through looking at artwork, trying all the different foods, or visiting landmark sites. My favourite city is Berlin, and I aim one day to travel around Germany visiting all the major cities and experiencing the beauty that lies in the German countryside.