Lifestyle Monthly Favourites

April Favourites 2021


River – Bishop Briggs

This song has such an empowering quality to it that inspires you to take matters into your own hands and excel in every life area.

Amanecer – Luis Miguel

This intricate cover of the 1978 song of the same name is so romantic and heartwarming while capturing the beauty of love to the fullest.

Fire Meet Gasoline – Sia

This is the ultimate song for a turbulent relationship which although flawed is full of passion and liveliness.

It’s Been a Long Long time – Kitty Kallen

Released In 1945 this romantic and wholesome song is told from the perspective of a person welcoming home his or her loved one at the end of the world. It became a hit after the end of World War II and recently came to prominence through Avengers Endgame (that scene with Steve and Peggy was the perfect conclusion to their love story).

The Very Thought of You – Al Bowlly

Another big band Era song, this time from 1934, which is tender and calming to the sound as well as loving in lyrics. There are many covers by a lot of talented singers but Al Bowlly is in my opinion the best and most expressive of them all.

Who’s Sorry Now – Connie Francis

It’s hard to believe that this song was first released in 1923! However Connie Francis’s 1957 version is the most iconic and thanks to Disney’s Cruela de Vil it became popular again.


The Hermit of Eyton Forest by Ellis Peters

In 1142, Richard Ludel, Lord of Eyton, dies leaving behind his ten-year-old son and heir, also named Richard, who is a pupil at the abbey. The boy refuses to surrender his newly inherited powers to Dionysia, his furious, formidable grandmother.

Meanwhile, a stranger arrives to the region by the name of Cuthred, a hermit who enjoys the protection of Lady Dionysia and whose young companion, Hyacinth, befriends Richard.

Despite his reputation for holiness, Cuthred’s arrival heralds a series of mishaps for the monks. And when a corpse is found in Eyton forest, Brother Cadfael must devote his knowledge of human nature to track down a ruthless murderer.

The Confession of Brother Haluin by Ellis Peters

During the Christmas of 1142 a brother of Shrewsbury Abbey suffers a fall that almost kills him. Certain that death is near he makes a shocking deathbed confession to Brother Cadfael.

When the man recovers, however, Cadfael accompanies him on an arduous journey to redeem his past sins.

The Heretic’s Apprentice by Ellis Peters

In the Summer of 1143, two visitors arrive at the gates of the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul bearing a corpse. But another violent death follows in their wake, and Brother Cadfael is called upon to investigate the connection between these two gory events.


Princess Mononoke (1997)

Set in the Muromachi period of Japan this classic Studio Ghibli film follows a young Emishi prince named Ashitaka and his involvement in a struggle between the gods of a forest and the humans who consume its resources.

Monday (2020)

Chloe, a middle aged American lawyer, meets fellow American Mickey at a summer party during her vacation in Athens, Greece. The attraction between the pair is sparkling but can a passionate weekend fling last the reality of the inevitable Monday?

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