ere’s my review of October. It’s been a busy month of fundraising, top tv shows and films I’ve been watching, and the food I’ve been cooking.
Before the month started I held a Macmillan coffee morning in the building. I made a Malteaser cake, cupcakes, sausage roll and cinnamon rolls and raised £67.34. I am really pleased and would like to say thank you to all those who bought or donated.
I’ve also been part of the promoting team that’s brought a play called The Island to Newport. I created the signs to help people around Pill Millennium Centre, helped with building hashtags for use on social media and putting together the music to play in the foyer which had to be of black origin. As it was linked to Black History Month, I also read a poem written by myself and Roy Mackpenfield. This helped raise funds for SEWREC and Newport City Radio.
TV: I’ve been watching Jamie Oliver in Greece. He travels around that country finding different food and then puts his spin on the local recipes. I’d like to go to Greece one day to meet my Godfather.
I’ve also been watching Mob Wives. This is an American TV show following a group of Staten Island women after their family members are arrested and imprisoned for crimes that are allegedly connected to the Mafia. I find it funny when they fall out and I’m interested in how they resolve their problems.
Food: I’ve been cooking Ackee and saltfish with dumplings. Ackee is a fruit that you boil with black pepper, basil, mixed herbs and a scotch bonnet pepper. I cook the fish separately. I serve it with rice. I make the dumpling with suet, flour, water and a pinch of salt. I prefer to use cornflour. This then gets fried.
Films: This month I’ve been to see Venom. Venom is a character from the Spiderman/Marvel universe so this was odd as there was no Peter Parker in the film. Venom is played by Tom Hardy. Venom is from another planet and takes over the body of journalist Eddie Brock. Even though in Spiderman, Venom is evil in this movie he’s a hero. I thought Tom Hardy was great in it!
I’ve also seen Who am I starring Jackie Chan on TV. In this film, he loses his memory. Through flashbacks, he begins to piece together his life. It was a good movie directed by Jackie himself.
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