My Funny Valentine

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I’ve never made a secret of the fact that I despise this holiday. Valentine’s is the suckiest of all the special occasions, without a doubt. It tricks you into thinking that the things that really don’t matter matter – the red foil covered chocolates, the roses and the dinners, and I’m mad at it for that.

But Cupid already knows my views so I’ll spare you another year of rambling on about it. This year I think it’s much more important to acknowledge the most valuable long-term relationship you will ever have – the one you have with your fine self.

We live a long time (for the most part), a whole life in the company of one person we simply can’t avoid – so it’s vital we try and get along. Easier said than done though, innit? When we’re battling our demons, juggling stress and social anxiety – comparing ourselves to others on Instagram. It’s exhausting adding self-love to the list of things we ‘should’ be doing – and sometimes even that rhetoric is flawed. Like, love yourself please but not too much. 

I say, do your best – do what makes you feel good and better. Whether that’s hanging with your Galentine’s, eating nice food – you get the drift. I think I’d be much more comfortable with St. Valentine’s birthday if it was about that instead.

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As for my evening, I’ve been out for coffee and a gossip with a new friend, eaten roast chicken and we’re now watching Valentine (2001) because I’m in the mood for pretty people being picked off one by one by a vengeful cupid. You?

Happy Valentine’s Day, whatever you’re up to.

💖💖💖

31 Horrors – A Round Up

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Man, I love Halloween (and yes, I am finding it hard to let go). Not least because I get to indulge my passion for horror movies in a more unabashed way.

This October I made a deal with myself that I’d watch 31 horror movies in 31 days – and here’s the list (including my ratings).

I’m so chuffed to be able to include Creep 2, the follow on from Patrick Brice‘s masterpiece Creep. If you haven’t seen that one yet, you’ve got to, it still haunts me to this day.

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  1. Last Girl Standing (2015) – 3/5
  2. Under the Shadow (2016) – 4/5
  3. Gerald’s Game (2017) – 5/5
  4. Boys in the Trees (2016) – 3.5/5
  5. Session 9 (2001) – 4/5
  6. The Void (2016) – 3/5
  7. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) – 3.5/5
  8. Better Watch Out (2016) – 4/5
  9. Cult of Chucky (2017) – 3.5/5
  10. Exhibit A (2007) – 2.5/5
  11. The Atticus Institute (2015) – 4/5
  12. The Black Room (2016) – 0.5/5
  13. Friday the 13th (1980) – 3/5
  14. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) – 5/5
  15. A Dark Song (2016) – 4.5/5
  16. Long Pigs (2007) – 3.5/5
  17. Creep (2014) – 5/5
  18. The Sacrament (2013) – 4.5/5
  19. The Den (2013) – 3/5
  20. The Innkeepers (2011) – 4/5
  21. Creepshow (1982) – 3/5
  22. Two Evil Eyes (1990) – 4/5
  23. Killing Ground (2016) – 3.5/5
  24. 1922 (2017) – 3/5
  25. Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1972) – 3/5
  26. Carrie (1976) – 4/5
  27. The Visit (2015) – 3.5/5
  28. Trick r’ Treat (2007) – 4/5
  29. Digging Up the Marrow (2014) – 3.5/5
  30. Creep 2 (2017) – 4/5
  31. Tales of Halloween (2015) – 3.5/5
How cool are these posters?

Roll on next October! 🎃♥️