A movie for the weekend - Inferno with Tom Hanks

  • By The Alchemist About Town
  • 20 Nov, 2016

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Pic from IMDb

Tom Hanks takes stars again as the dramatic cipher Robert Langdon in Inferno , Ron Howard’s poorest adaptation of Dan Brown’s novels (so far).

Brown's The Da Vinci Code   was a decent enough job of illuminating the lives of paranoiacs and religious zealots than a lot of investigative journalism. The other books in the series, though, not quite as much.

Inferno turns on amnesia. Langdon wakes up in a Florence hospital with a head wound and a pretty British doctor  (Felicity Jones) checking his vitals. He has no I.D. but amanzingly she knows who he is. She’s a puzzle enthusiast and once saw him lecture when she was a little girl ( I know - the coincidence). Before you can settle in and understand what is going on a craze female in a police uniform is blasting away at them, and suddenly the doctor and his patient are running through the streets, en route to various museums, tombs, and cathedrals in search of something very, very important relating to Dante, Botticelli, and overpopulation ( at least we get great views of Firenze - pardon - Florence). Langdon keeps on having  visions, of course all deadly tragic.

Inferno  goes from boringly simple to ridiculously convoluted. There is a twist at the end and a  ticking-time-bomb climax in the bowels of an ancient Turkish labyrinth.

I don't want to spoil it for you, just in case you feel inclined to go and see it. I like Tom Hanks but this is not one of his finest. Overall a movie to leave and see on DVD on a rainy winter evening.


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By The Alchemist About Town 22 Sep, 2017
I am so utterly delighted that my book is now out, available to order both on paperback and on Kindle edition just in time for Business Women's Day - YES!!!!!! :-) 

STOP IT! It's all in your head   is my labour of love and my way to encourage, inspire and empower women to achieve what they want professionally and not be confined by societal, religious, family paradigms of what " women should do/are like" and, most importantly, the restrictions in their head.
If that is being CEO of a Global Company or a stay-at-mum or Director of Paperclip ( whatever grabs your fancy) so be it.

Writing this book was also a personal challenge ( the 30 days thingy) which confirmed to me once and for all that you can really do whatever you set your mind to, if you really want to that is.

Couple of tips for writing a book from me:
  • write about what you are passionate about, you know more than you think.
  • free-write about the parts/chapters in the book you like the most and you are most interested in first - that will give you a great boost at the beginning - you can edit and add the boring bits later - by then most of the book will be almost there
  • keep your own voice - write as you speak so to speak ( people do need to understand you though..)
  • keep an open mind, ideas will flow into you mid-way through the project
  • a deadline and going public is good to beat procrastination ( but if that stresses you out too much don't do it) - the deadline certainly helped me.
You can do it too!!!

If anyone would like to be part of the book launch, the event is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it- I hope to meet you soon, in person or through the pages of my book.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



By The Alchemist About Town 19 Sep, 2017
The time is getting closer and closer to the release of   STOP IT, It's all in your head   my new book ( 22 September for Business Women's Day - US) .

I have now  received the proof copy of the paperback which looks absolutely fabulous: a couple of things to correct but overall I am super happy with the result.
A lot of marketing to do now between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ ( which is PS: looking like more work than the actual writing of the book).

The book event/launch/talk is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



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