Film Review | Zootropolis

I’m just going to put this out there at the start. I reckon this is Disneys best modern film. When I came out of this film I knew I had to share it. I saw an advert and I was sold. Disney, hilarity, animals! Do I need more? No, no I don’t. But there is so much more and you might need more convincing.

It’s got wit, a bit of grit – but do remember, it is Disney after all – and a hell of a lot of feel good.

They set the scene in the suburbs a little Judy Hopps, wants to become the first ever bunny police officer. She faces a lot of doubt, discrimination and d… along the way, but with her feisty determination graduates as a police officer and makes her way to zootropolis *que the hoards of children in the cinema fist pumping*!

Of course it doesn’t go that smoothly for her and manages to get tangled up with a hustler in trying to solve a major case, but as usual everything ain’t what it seems.

I was cracking up throughout, had a bit of a jumpy bit and just wanted it all to work out for the underdograbbit.

The storyline was fresh, the messages clear and well timed, the animation was wowsers, all the emotions in a cartoons face, but wait, there’s more. Disney did a bit of a marvel on us, referring to a bit of popular culture in the form of a subtle Frozen reference and a more obvious breaking bad one. There could have been more, but that’s all I noticed – let me know if you spotted any others.

I came out wanting to watch it all over again, such a feel good and Shakira singing you out leaves you with an upbeat catchy tune.

Meat Liquor

I know, I know. Another American burger joint, I hear ya groan.

But you know it isn’t, as soon as you walk in. Light, bright and lots of windows? Nahhh, Darkness and dim lighting is where it’s at. Clean lines & minimalism, perfectly instagramable? Nuhuh, red paint splattering to the tune of an abbatoir.

Yes, those make it stand out, but wait for the food.

I always wonder what can be so different about each burger place. But Β that’s the beauty of London, you can go for the same food from so many different restaurants, but there will be something exciting and special about each of them – or you know, they’ll flop. Then again they might get away with all these burger joints because of this ruddy ridiculous no reservation policies that seem very en vogue that keeps the Londoners pouring in wherever that doesn’t have a queue round the corner.

Well I highly doubt that’s the reason MeatLiquor has taken off. The burgers are great, something to suit everyone, but what really steals the show? The sauces!Β The dead hippy sauce is a trademark of MeatLiquor, a scrummy, top secret, no more information than ‘it’s a mustardy mayonnaise’ – it’s so much more. But take these words of experience, dead hippy burger and dead hippy fries together is a bit of overkill.

When I’ve gone I’ve always ordered half and half – because, indecisiveness & FOMO – always the right choice, chicken tower block & Dead Hippie are my fave. So much flavour!

Fried pickles are something I tried on my most recent visit, a bit dubious, but ordering to share with the ‘don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it attitude’ & I am so glad I tried them. The gherkin is still fresh & sharp, enveloped in a crisp batter, dip that baby in the blue cheese sauce and there’s a party in your mouth – order it, your taste buds will thank you!

Also if your planning on indulging & come on, don’t kid yourself, you’re at MeatLiquor, order the salted caramel milkshake & let the sweet nectar laden with sea salt crystals wash over you like a deliciously calorific wave.

So much food, so much food baby, so worth it!

& as if that wasn’t enough to set it apart, they’re dog friendly – there’s such a limited number of places that aren’t pubs or places with just outside seating – hello, we live in London, rain is frequent, we’d like to sit inside. I’m ranting I know, but dog friendly is something I stand for & as long as they are well behaved I can’t wait to see more restaurants open their doors to dogs!

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What to wear in Italy

Everywhere I go I always google what’s the average temperature and what to wear.

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With Italy being a bit of a favourite, having tried several outfit combinations in different seasons I’ve come up with bit of a capsule wardrobe, that’s small enough to fit in a carry on & I’ve even tried – huge emphasis on the tried – to be trendy.

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