Friday, January 18, 2019
Authors Posts by Marie Ellis

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People say write about what you know. So I did. I founded Broke Girl in the City - a smart girl's guide to leading a fabulous lifestyle on a budget! A career spanning entertainment, bars & nightclubs (and frequenting them), film, music and TV, there isn't much I don't know about how to have fun in the city when completely broke.
How anyone can afford to save for an 'emergency fund' living in the city on a modest budget is beyond me. Don't get me wrong, when you are living from paycheck to paycheck, every month has its emergencies. A bill your housemate has been sitting on for months. A birthday you hadn't quite budgeted for. However in a world where...
G olden Globes proved to be a defining era for TV with The Crown beating so many incredible shows to win best drama. Game of Thrones missed out yet again, but a major win for Netflix. The Crown is a win for Netflix Netflix's royal epic tells the story of the British royal family set in the 1950s. Netflix has invested millions...
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  Golden Globes was celebrated in style last night, with La La Land, The Crown, Moonlight all scooping up awards. Meryl Streep won Lifetime Achievement Award, attributing to the stars of Hollywood.   With Jimmy hosting the event with an amazing opening show to La La land, we are sure Hollywood felt safe in their seats, rather than twitching as Ricky Gervais...
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  Let It Shine and The Voice UK both launched this weekend, going head-to-head in the battle for Saturday-night TV! Let it Shine appears to have won the ratings war based on the overnights, but which one do you prefer? Let It Shine - BBC The BBC decided upon Let It Shine to replace The Voice after it moved to ITV, although skeptics weren't so...
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Film Quiz for you courtesy of Cineworld Cinema.  The first week back at work is always a bit difficult...even when it is a four day week. How about sending this around to your colleagues and see who performs the best! Good luck!   How many top films can you spot in this visual brain-teaser? From Trolls to Fantastic Beasts, X-Men to Captain America, 2016...
N ew Year's Eve is upon us! Not sure what you have planned tonight, whether it is staying in with friends/family/the other half.  One thing is certain, if you are going out tonight, then make sure your personal safety remains a priority. Travelling around tonight... Over 3,000 police will be deployed on the streets of London tonight. For the first time ever,...

Christmas TV Highlights

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Christmas TV is one of the biggest family traditions as we all sit down to watch the Queen's Speech on Christmas Day. It can also make or break Christmas Day fighting over what to watch, which is why it's always good to find out what is on to bagsy the TV before anyone else. Christmas Day TV Highlights Not sure about you,...
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Christmas Office Party (15) is this season's festive comedy, starring Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, T.J. Miller and Olivia Munn.  With an A-list star cast and well-respected directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon (think Blades of Glory) in charge of the party, I was expecting big laughs with a little debauchery on the side. "just a little get together for the...
  Visual Noise by Dominican Artist Oscar Bello opened in Brixton this week. We got a chance to catch up with Oscar to discuss his work and what he loves about living in London. Who is Oscar Bello? Oscar Bello is a remarkable artist from the Dominican Republic who has been exhibiting for 20 years. You can see his latest collection in Brixton...
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T rade your expectations for appreciation and the world changes instantly. The world's most amazing Life Coach Tony Robbins was at the National Achievers Conference. He told us that we needed to trade our expectations for appreciation and we will be much happier. "Trade your expectations for appreciation and the world changes instantly" - tony robbins Most of our unhappiness is based on people letting...
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