Tag Archives: love

The "Elle" behind the Elephant

The Elle behind the Elephant. I have had a few people ask “Who is behind this St.Thomas blog thing?” I never intended to be an enigma, so let’s start where all good things start… At the beginning. My Name is Julie Leeds and I came up with the idea of …

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Movie Review – Inception

Inception is a heist movie where the scene of the crime is the mind. Inception is directed by Christopher Nolan who previously directed the backwards tale of Memento as well as both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Nolan has been quoted as saying that Inception was inspired by the James Bond movies. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, who at the age of 36, has finally stopped looking like a teenager. It also features Ellen Page (Juno), Joseph Gordan-Levitt (Tommy from 3rd Rock From The Sun) as well as Batman Begins alumni Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy and someone called Michael Caine. The movie twists and turns as you get drawn deeper and deeper into it. While it is complex you don’t feel confused, only amazed at the visual effects. In some ways this movie is this decades Matrix, with a particular fight scene standing out. There are moments of action that do imitate James Bond and are excellent. While there are probably people who will analyze the movie and tell you that the is hidden sub-text about love or something, you don’t need to over think such a movie, just sit back and enjoy. Inception is a movie that should do [...]

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Movie Review – Inception

Inception is a heist movie where the scene of the crime is the mind. Inception is directed by Christopher Nolan who previously directed the backwards tale of Memento as well as both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Nolan has been quoted as saying that Inception was inspired by the …

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Pictures of the days………

Are you a budding photographer? Do you like to take snap shots around St. Thomas? Is your wife into photography? Know what I mean, know what I mean? If so, and you wish to share you passion/love/talent/memories of St. Thomas with the whole wide world, or at least those who …

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To Market, to market…

I just can’t say enough GREAT things about the Horton Market! In fact I think I will head over there now… I hear Annie has some really cute, hand sewn, Thomas the Tank Engine items available inside the market building. My boys would love the Thomas Hand Towels, perfect to …

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"In the Raw" @ the Horton Street Market

This is why I love markets! You never know what you are going to find and this season at the Horton Street Market seems to be no exception!  “In the Raw” foods will be at the Horton Street Market every Saturday until the fall. They tell us to “Come get …

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“In the Raw” @ the Horton Street Market

This is why I love markets! You never know what you are going to find and this season at the Horton Street Market seems to be no exception!  “In the Raw” foods will be at the Horton Street Market every Saturday until the fall. They tell us to “Come get …

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May 3 2010

I am relatively new to the blogging world, but I have to admit I love it. There is just so much information you can share in a blog and St.Thomas is WELL KNOWN for having nothing exciting and nothing to do. I want to change your perception of that. Maybe …

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Book Review – Phoenix Rising – John J. Nance

From the Publisher WELCOME TO THE DEADLY SKIES Pam Am Flight 10 is heading routinely from Seattle to Tokyo when one by one its engines explode. Only brilliant work by its pilot saves the 747 and the hundreds of passengers on board…. At Pan Am headquarters, the newly revived airline …

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Book Review – Hostage One – David Fisher

A novel about the kidnapping of the president. Starts slowly, builds nicely but in the end, doesn’t deliver a real knock-out punch. Its well crafted yet puts a questionable love story in the way of what is a half decent thriller. Not bad, not great, but definatly not bad.

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Book Reivew – Whiteout – Ken Follett

From the Publisher Like no other suspense author in his genre, Follett reinvents the thriller with each new storyline. But nothing matches the intricate, knife-edge drama of Whiteout. A missing canister of a deadly virus. A lab technician bleeding from the eyes. Toni Gallo, the security director of a Scottish …

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Book Review – Going Postal – Terry Pratchett

From the Publisher Terry Pratchett puts his stamp on the new Discworld novel. Moist von Lipwig was a con artist and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork’s ailing postal service back on its feet. It was a tough decision. But he’s …

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Book Review – Night Fall – Nelson DeMille

About the Book Five years after the crash of Flight 800 two members of the Elite Anti-terrorist Task Force suspect it was no accident and they set out to recover the one piece of evidence to prove it: a videotape that shows a couple making love on the beach as …

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Book Review – Lie Down With Lions – Ken Follett

From the Publisher Ellis, the American. Jean-Pierre, the Frenchman. They were two men on opposite sides of the cold war, with a woman torn between them. Together, they formed a triangle of passion and deception, racing from terrorist bombs in Paris to the violence and intrigue of Afghanistan – to …

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Book Review – Bitten – Kelly Armstrong

From the Publisher An erotically charged, addictive thriller from the future queen of suspense. Living in Toronto for a year, Elena is leading the normal life she has always dreamed of, including a stable job as a journalist and a nice apartment shared with her boyfriend. As the lone female …

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Book Review – Sharky’s Machine – William Diehl

From the Publisher Italy, 1944: A squad of American soldiers on a dangerous secret mission is ambushed and slaughtered . . . and a fortune in gold vanishes. Hong Kong, 1959: An aging American colonel, haunted by his wartime past, is brutally murdered in a luxurious brothel. Atlanta, 1975: The …

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Book Review – Sharky's Machine – William Diehl

From the Publisher Italy, 1944: A squad of American soldiers on a dangerous secret mission is ambushed and slaughtered . . . and a fortune in gold vanishes. Hong Kong, 1959: An aging American colonel, haunted by his wartime past, is brutally murdered in a luxurious brothel. Atlanta, 1975: The …

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Book Review – The Golden Rendezvous – Alistair MacLean

This is a classic thriller. A hi-jacked ship, an atomic bomb, and 150 million dollars in gold. Fast paced, intense and written in a style that keeps the pages turning. this is probably the tenth time I have read it and I still love each and every page. No swearing, …

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Book Review – Crossing The Line – Clinton Mckenzie

From the Publisher Clinton McKinzie writes powerhouse thrillers that are like nothing you’ve ever read— novels that crackle with raw emotion and brilliantly explore the nature of risk: the risk that lovers take, adventurers seek, and men and women live with on both sides of the law. In an unforgettable …

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