Cool People

I wasn’t the coolest teenager; let’s face it, I’m not the coolest adult. But I used to look at these pictures of cool people from years gone by and, not wish to be them, but admire their style and coolness. What does it mean to be cool, anyway? If you say it enough times, it…

65daysofstatic Re-score ‘Silent Running’

Today I’m off to run the Manchester 10k and Aidan is running the Eyam Half Marathon – marketed as the hilliest half marathon in the country! So, what better preparation than to go and see a band last night? One of our favourite bands is 65daysofstatic: I first got into them a couple of years…

UK Public Information Films

I’m supposed to be working… I’m currently putting together a powerpoint on a competition for writing a script for a bus safety DVD, and trying to find examples on Youtube. Unsurprisingly, I’ve become distracted… I think I’m going to show that one to my year eleven class who are studying ‘Educating Rita‘.

Retro Film: Made in Dagenham

I’ve not long got back from watching a free preview of ‘Made in Dagenham‘. I am most definitely not a film critic, so I’m not even going to attempt to review the film. Safest to say, I really enjoyed it; it filled me in on just how women came to have equal pay with men…