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How Green Was My Valley (1941)

How Green Was My Valley is the story of the Morgan family who live in a South Wales mining village around 1880. Their lives, loves, financial hardships & religious struggles are told through the eyes of the youngest son, Huw.

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Neilsen and Anne Francis star in this groundbreaking 1956 Science Fiction film. The crew of a United Planets Cruiser are despatched from Earth on a mission to discover the fate of a lost expedition from twenty years earlier. Upon arriving at the new planet they receive a less than warm welcome, discover a fantastic alien technology, meet the mysterious Dr. Morbius and his beautiful daughter, Altaira.

Fallen Angel (1945)

Fallen Angel is a 1945 black & white film noir directed by Otto Preminger, starring Alice Faye, Dana Andrews and Linda Darnell.


For almost a year now I've been trying to minimise my intake of carbohydrates (carbs). Instead of getting my energy requirements from carbs, I get them from fats. Specifically, people refer to this as Low Carbohydrate, High Fat (LCHF). However, the terms lowcarb (low-carbohydrate) and keto (ketogenic) also get used for this eating regime, although they are slightly different. In practice, this means that I try to avoid high carb foods like pasta, rice, potato and bread. I haven't missed eating any of these foods in the last year, but it does create a problem if I want to eat certain styles of dishes. Take, for example, Bolognese sauce (ragù alla Bolognese), without spaghetti it is just fancy mince. There is a solution, and I call it courgetti. It is a compund word from "courgette" and "spaghetti". They are also frequently called zoodles, which is a compound of "zucchini" and "noodles". Whatever you call them, they work really well as a spaghetti or noodles replacement, and are easy to make. Of course, they are also low in carbs.

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