February 04, 2021

Fright Night (1985)

I'm doing something a little bit different this week...no, your eyes do not deceive you, that is a horror film title you spy. I am looking at Tom Holland's (not Spiderman) 1985 film Fright Night . And joining me on this journ...

January 28, 2021

The Proposal

This week I am taking a look at the 2009 hit RomCom, The Proposal starring Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds and the inimitable Betty White. I am also reviewing the brand new book from Jill Mansell, And Now You're Back . There's ...

January 14, 2021

This Means War

This week I'm looking at the 2012 film This Means War , I read Rumour Has It by Jill Mansell and as well as an update on streaming services in the UK this week (which improve if you're as much of an MCU fan as I am) and my me...

January 10, 2021

An espresso martini and book spoilers

Here's the second part of my interview with the fantastic Sam Hurley from Movie Reviews in 20qs. This time we're delving into the spoilers of his book Compliance . You can find the first part of our interview here if you have...

January 07, 2021

Coffee with an author and more than 20Qs (Part 1)

This week I had the chance to speak with Sam Hurley from the fantastic Movie Reviews In 20Qs about his first book, Compliance . It's fantastic...buy it! I also talk mental health and my plans for the new year to get my life b...

December 31, 2020

Bailey's coffee and welcome to 2021

This week it's a look back at 2020 films, books and TV and a look into a hopefully positive mental health future in 2021. There's WW84, Soul, Onward and much more...

December 24, 2020

The Holiday

This week I am joined by the incredible Lorraine from Once Upon a Nightmare to talk about the incredible Christmas film that is The Holiday starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. I also talk about what's on UK streaming serv...

December 17, 2020

Chalet Girl

This week I am talking about a film I consider to be a hidden gem, 2011's Chalet Girl . I can't help it, sometimes I want a teen RomCom, and this just happens to fit the bill. I also talk about my most recent mental health fu...

December 10, 2020


This week it's a very British affair at the English Lawn Tennis Association for 2004 film Wimbledon , I have a strange dream on a plane and I talk books as I look at To the Moon and Back by Jill Mansell. Featured Pod: The Pau...

December 03, 2020

Crazy, Stupid Love

This week I'm talking Crazy, Stupid Love , but I'm not alone. I have Paul and Ryan from the amazing Cold Callers Comedy podcast with me. They keep me entertained with tales of lawnmowers and their Ryan Gosling fascination. I ...

November 26, 2020

Silver Linings Playbook

This week I have a guest talking about her experiences during furlough. We talk about the mental toll the process has taken as well as talking about the film Silver Linings Playbook.

November 19, 2020

Miss Congeniality

So, if the title didn't give it away, this week I'm talking about the 2000 movie Miss Congeniality. I am also going to be giving you a rundown of my latest bizarre dream and a glimpse into one of the hardest mental health epi...

November 12, 2020

Stick It!

No, I'm not being aggressive, honest! This week I am talking about the gymnastics-themed film Stick It! I will also be looking at my favourite book by author Paige Toon, If You Could Go Anywhere, and talking about the things ...

November 03, 2020

Disney's Lemonade Mouth

In this episode I apologise more than once, I talk about a weird hair-related dream and my theme is music (book and film) as I examine the 2011 Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth and the book Johnny Be Good by Paige...

October 27, 2020

Disney's Girl vs Monsters

It's Halloween this week and I have (sort of) chosen spooky for both the film and the book. When I say sort of I mean that they are both YA, so suitable for pretty much all. It's a 2012 DCOM this week, Girl vs Monster, and my...

October 20, 2020

Disney's Zenon trilogy

This week I am revisiting a Disney Channel Original Movie from 1999, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, and talking about a very strange dream that had me in a cooking competition Promo: Bad Dad's Movie Review There's also an a...

October 15, 2020

Disney's Dadnapped

This episode was not the easiest to record, but it had to be done. I delve a little deeper into my personal mental health struggles, but first, you get an odd dream and I review the 2009 Disney Original Dadnapped. Featured pr...

October 06, 2020

Disney's Smart House and an interview with January James

This week I review a Smart House, a Disney Channel Original from 1999. I broach the subject of anxiety and sleep and there's an exclusive interview with author January James about her brand new novel He Turns. You can find Ja...

September 29, 2020

The Next Karate Kid...why?

This week I have a movie review of The Next Karate Kid (why did I watch this). There's another weird dream, and I have to ask myself why exactly did my hair go bright ginger? Featured promo: They're Terrified and Tipsy

September 22, 2020

A caffeine-fuelled countdown of my favourite teen shows

My dreams keep on getting weirder, I do a tv show countdown that might not be with some TV show fans, so I may have to go into hiding! Featured promo: Spyhards And if you want to hear about celebrity encounters...I have one f...

September 15, 2020

Netflix's Lucifer Season 5

This week I take a look at Season 5 pt 1 of Lucifer and dig a little deeper into some pretty serious topics, including mental health and treatments during the lockdown (no, not balayage and highlights). I also look at online ...

September 15, 2020

TV's Leverage the original 5 seasons

In this first proper episode, I talk about what I did during lockdown. I talk about the fantastic Leverage, movies and tv shows I watched and review the first book by January James. A Class Act by January James

September 14, 2020

Not Before Coffee! The Trailer

Here's some of what you can expect from the first official season of Not Before Coffee! Books, TV, movies, reviews, opinions, weirdness...all the things that go into making me who I am, go into making this show what it is.