Movie night: The Accountant

  • By The Alchemist About Town
  • 05 Dec, 2016

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The weekend somehow inspires me to go to the movies, my ritual, popcorn and all, and this weekend I thought I would go and see this film before it comes off the big screen.

The Accountant   is an entertaining action thriller starring Ben Affleck as an autistic whiz at maths also good at killing people, Rain Man meets Jason Bourne   being the premise.

Affleck’s character is on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum with a niche occupation to suit his skills and limitations. A forensic accountant with a rather specialised clientele, he works for drug cartels, arms dealers, money launderers and the Mob, you know, as you do. If anyone has been cooking their books, he’s the man who will find out.

He is a lethal fighter, having been put through a punishing regime of combat training by his military during his childhood.

These abilities come into play after he takes what seems on the surface a legitimate job that turns out to have a crooked side. Called in to sort out a multi-million dollar discrepancy in the accounts of a robotics company, he finds himself up against a ruthless mercenary and his hired guns. On top of this, suspcious treasury agents are trying to uncover his identity. Plus he feels duty bound to protect the whistle-blowing accounting clerk who has ended up in the firing line.

 As you can see nothing too complicated ;-)

Of course none of this exactly stands up to  scrutiny, nevertheless it  doesn’t detract from making the movie quite pleasurable to watch.

Do look out for the moments when Affleck’s hero blows on his fingertips, the fussy obsessive-compulsive ritual he performs before he gets down to a task, any task, whatever it may be .

All considering I really enjoyed it.

If it has stopped showing at your local cinema, buy the DVD when it comes out;  a glass of wine, some popcorn, it is the perfect winter evening indoors.


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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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