Friday, 28 February 2014


I'm going to try and do a monthly playlist because I love revisiting songs that I used to listen to. So here is my month of February in audio. Holla.

A rather multicultural (and multilingual) selection. I've become very much obsessed with Stromae, the Belgian dude who gave us Alors On Danse, which is an easy excuse to make myself believe I'm doing French revision at the same time. Listening to the latest Pro Era release and a lot of dancehall because it is the most uplifting music genre to exist.

I'd love to hear what everyone else is listening to!

Thursday, 13 February 2014

La Vita è Bella

In preparation for my uni interview at Manchester I thought I'd watch an Italian film that I recorded on the tv a few weeks ago and it turns out that it is one of the most marvellous, heart-warming and altogether happiness-inducing films I have ever seen.
 Roberto Benigni not only directs but also stars as the most charming character who doesn't give up on his love for his "Principessa" by displaying a good old fashioned wooing. Beginning as a humorous display of his affections for Dora, the film starts as a witty light hearted comedy but by the end I was in tears from the length Guido would go to in order to protect his son from the horrors of the holocaust. And I don't cry at films often so it must be a good one. It doesn't help that his son Giosué is the most adorable little thing too.