Ilkley Moor

Today, I had such a brilliant day, despite the wind, we went out as a university group for a hike on Ilkley Moor. It was a beautiful day! We got our maps, compasses and walking boots and had a fab day with great company. I love my university course sometimes! 


Quotes of the week

‘No matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra’ Carrie Fisher, quoted in New York Magazine

‘Bless are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders’ Nietzsche, quoted in The Guardian

‘I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about’ William Hazlitt, quotes on The Browser

‘Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life’ Lord Byron, quoted on

‘I want a man who’s kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?’ Zsa Zsa Gabor, quoted in The Daily Mail

‘There is no finer revenge than that which others inflict on your enemy’ Cesare Pavese, quoted on The Browser

‘I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first’ Peter Ustinov, quoted in The Times

‘The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them – especially not from yourself’ Philospher Daniel Dennett, quoted in The Observer 

*‘If you listen, you learn; if you talk, you don’t’ Actor John Hurt, quoted in The Daily Telegraph*

* my personal favourite, all quotes found in the Week Magazine 

Hayley and Ash travel to the cinema to see La La Land

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 
We would give this film three stars. 
It is honestly one of the weirdest films I have ever seen. Don’t get me wrong, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are amazing. They’re so good at what they do and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t slightly (okay greatly) fall in love with Mr.Gosling. They really showed there love by just looking at each other. 
However, besides the fact Emma and Ryan did a brilliant job, and a lot of work clearly went into the production and story etc. it was still…wrong. The music was a bit lame, the songs were not rememberable, even though I was constantly humming that tune he plays on the piano when I got home. The ending wasn’t brilliant either. I longed for the happy ending and was disappointed. 
I’m also very confused about the era of the movie. The clothes they wore and the cars they drove were 60’s-80’s, except the car she drove which was more modern..and she had an iPhone too. Like I was expecting Michael Jackson or Elvis Presley to make an appearance but wearing chinos and dabbing, it’s just..odd. 
Parts of the film were magical, and it really kept me hooked and watching, making me long for a relationship like theirs throughout. Why can’t Ryan Gosling beep his horn at me and tap dance with me? It’s really not fair. 
I would recommend seeing it if you like musical romance films. 
The one thing it really did do was live up to its name…La La Land.