Fairy tales

My relationship with fairy tales is complicated. I loved them growing up. I enjoyed the Disney animated versions - mostly the old school Disney ones; I was 14 when The Little Mermaid was released (the beginning of the 'newer' era of Disney animation). That one in particular I adored: the singing, the underwater motif, the bright colors, the music.But discovering feminism in my early 20s killed that love dead. And for good reason. I look back the tropes of Disney fairy tales, especially the … [Read more...]

A Review of Eat Pray Love – the movie

I had one surprisingly quiet evening to myself over the weekend. My husband was up in Edinburgh to see his good friend perform a one man show at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest. The children went down easily, so I made a little dessert for myself (hand-whipped cream with a dash of vanilla, some banana, and a spoonful of honey - divine) and put on a movie. I decided to watch Eat Pray Love - a pretty film, not requiring deep thought, and with a loosely Hindu theme. Also, Julia Roberts is easy on the … [Read more...]


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