The Thomas Crown Affair

Hello! Do you know what the Long John Review is? I’m not sure how far back you’ve read, but basically during a Christmas visit to Pin Mill, I fell asleep in the middle of a film. That film I will now attempt to recap in how easy it is to sleep to ——– THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR!


When I was in college, Liz (our fave Australian lady) played a snippet due to the relation to the famous Migrette painting with the man with an apple in front of his face. Also they play this song and it’s brilliant.

As far as I can remember, it’s about a man who does a thing (an art heist-y thing) and a lady with red hair definitely loves him from afar. It was the late 90s, aka the mid 90s as everyone knows that the 90s finished in 2004. The fashion screams 90s, which for some reason has come back in the last two years (why? why? why is that? when will the 90s revival be over?).

I THINK the lady with the red hair is a detective, but oF COURSE THEy FaLL In LovE SIGH and at some point she wears a very sheer dress and does brilliant dancing.

Why am I being so scant on the details you may ask? Because I FELL ASLEEP RLY QUICKLY BECAUSE IT’S REALLY EASY TO SLEEP TO!

I woke up at the BEST BIT (you’ll know if you watch it) with all the briefcases and apples and Nina Simone was playing.

At the end he fakes his own death or something and then he and the ginger lady run away together by accident and she threatens to break his arm and then they kiss THE END. WTF.

But how sleep-able is it?
The Thomas Crown Affair is impossible NOT to sleep to!
I would give it 1/10 for the actual film
If you’re looking for a film to sleep to, absolutely watch The Thomas Crown Affair 10/10 sleepable.

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

Director: John McTiernan

Writers: Leslie Dixon, Kurt Wimmer

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary


Wednesday WOWBLIMEY #3

1) When I was in Third Year, we had a wonderful lecture from the even more wonderful Becca Davies – more on her in a moment! After listening to her talking about her work for an hour and a half (and being excited because we both only seemed to draw boxy people in side-profile), I managed to sneak into a Second Year workshop that she was hosting. We were given a brief to make a small film conveying something brilliant in 60 seconds or less, and here is one of the examples shown. I’d completely forgotten about it until the other day, when it popped into my head fOR NO REASON?!

2) My twitter feed is full of dogs, cool girls and tweets about #CBB at the moment, but amongst it earlier this week, was a WICKED AND GROOVY ARTICLE about Guiseppe Lo Schiavo. He’s been taking delicious fotos across Europe throughout 2015 (oops, sorry I only just discovered yah Guiseppe bby) – and would you just look at the results????? V v v v v lovely.

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image via: iGNANT

3) About a month or so ago, we moved house – not far across the city, but far enough that it takes longer to get into town. ABOUT TEN MINUTES MORE. OMG! I’ve been looking for some lovely things to adorn my walls with (once I get paid from My New Job Which I Am Very Excited About Starting™). When trying to find out more about vintage MoMa art cards, all I found was this – possibly the most asthetically pleasing google search ever? This one is also pretty cool.

So the MoMa vintage cards mystery continues! For the time being, aren’t they pretty?




Did you know that I’ve never been able to maintain a hobby?

When I was transitioning from Year 2 to Year 3, we had to make a presentation about ourselves, and a major flaw (and the opposite of a flaw – strength?) of mine is that I have never finished anything – I even made a short film about it. Hobbies discarded include: reportage illustration, cross stitch, horse riding, roller derby, silver smithing, dressmaking, baking, swimming…I have a lot of unfinished projects under my belt (and under my bed).

And yet now, I’m trying to start a blog – something that requires (almost) daily upkeep, care, watering, weeding and proof-reading. I’m not sure why – mostly because I like clothes and I like places that people like to be rude about and I really, REALLY like dogs – now I have a place to talk about these things and maybe (?!?!!!) people will read them.

So from my very hot Norwich kitchen, hello from me to you! It’s so hot that all of my housemates have retired to bed and left me with Relocation, Relocation, Relocation on television and I’m definitely not watching it.

Apologies for this weird photo that I’m about to leave you with.


Photo on 24-07-2016 at 17.01