Dr.Strange…good, bad or awesome?


Hi, all. Well, last night my good lady and I went to watch the new Dr Strange movie. I went with a mix of uncertain hope and dread. You see for me Marvel has been getting too dark and serious. Iron man was a scream, so were most of the own movies spanning from the Marvel universe.

So, I sit me down, put on my 3d specs and waited.

The film was better than I could have hoped, full of action, laughs, and special effects to blow your mind. A great story, brilliantly acted and the effects crew should get an award or at least a cookie.

The thing I enjoyed about it (despite it been really not possible) was how it was made somewhat believable. What I mean about this is, it wasn’t “Oh I’ve got special powers and I know straight away how to use them.” No. You see the training process. How he gets to be how he is.

Spoiler alerts…..you have to watch ALL the movie. past the end credits. In true Marvel style they have TWO teasers.

OK, so that was a brief review. Go see it. for me four out of five thumbs.

New York, New York….


Hi all. Recently I went to New York for my holidays. Why? because it is a fantastic place. The reason for such a big Whoop whoop is the things we saw and did to make it so brilliant.

So, think of this as more a travel guide than a nose rub.

First off the bat may I thank British Airways for a brilliant flight. We splashed out a bit more cash and flew Premium Economy. This gives a bit more luxury than normal cattle cart version. Is it worth it? I would say yes, for a long flight defiantly.

Next was the VIP SUV pick up from Viator.com. We were met at the gate by a nice man who then placed us into a huge SUV. This brought us to the hotel in comfort. However, don’t think there will be champagne or anything inside. It’s just the ride. Worth it? After a nine and half hour flight, I would say so.

OK. The hotel. The Manhattan Hotel in Times Square. A nice hotel with great staff. Nice, friendly and helpful. The hotel room looked a bit dated, but it was clean and comfortable. It came with a coffee machine, a drinks machine down the hall and a water dispenser for your free water. No complimentary bottles as you know it. Nope, you get these very snazzy water pouches (for a better word).

On Monday we took a bus trip to Niagra Falls.  This was a Viator trip that was pre-booked. A two-day trip with an overnight stay in Canada.


This was a brilliantly organised trip with more than the falls to see on the way. A big thank you to Victoria and tour company.

New York. Home to millions and tourist attraction extraordinaire. This ever-changing metropolis that has been the attacked by big lizards, aliens in flying saucers and superheroes against supervillains.  This in itself is a big studio. TV series and blockbuster movies are filmed there. You may be out for a walk and bump into stars getting coffee and a danish.

The place is fantastic. With plenty to see and do. So get on a plane and get yourself to a fantastic city and a new adventure.