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Ian Briggs » 2012 » January

Experimenting with wordpress

Posted by: Ian Briggs on 9th January 2012 at 5:14 pm

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I have downloaded wordpress and am giving it a go…all the blogging content is now stored on my website, so I am no longer reliant on blogger (whose mobile application was terrible). I will be experimenting with this over the next few months to see if it can replace the old blogger app.

Initial views are good and it seems very customisable and the content seems to be comprehensive. Let’s see how it goes…

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Favourite Books of 2011

Posted by: Ian Briggs on 2nd January 2012 at 1:42 pm

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Following on from my previous post on my favourite films of the year, here is a list of the favourite books I read in 2011…never thought I would ever compile such a list! (more…)

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Favourite Films of 2011

Posted by: Ian Briggs on 2nd January 2012 at 11:40 am

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After much deliberation, here is a brief run down of my five top films from 2011. In no particular order:

The King’s Speech
A surprisingly entertaining film full of laugh-out-loud moments and swings of emotion.

Little White Lies
A nice film from one of my favourite actor/directors (Guillaume Canet). Had a real independent feel to it and a pleasant enough story.

Senna
A great documentary whether you are a Formula 1 fan or not.  Full of adrelalin, emotion and suspense mixed with genuine tragedy.

Treacle Jr
One of the standouts from this year’s Belfast Film Festival. Aidan Gillen gave a brilliant performance which is both fun and incredibly sad in parts.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
A great, slow, British(ish) film with another of my favourites, Gary Oldman playing the lead role of George Smiley.  An unexpected hit for me. (more…)

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