30 Before Thirty (Comics & Graphic Novels)

Congratulations Mr Trump (3).png

I’m going to be thirty in just over 2 years and at this moment in time I’m OK with that (how I feel about it in 10 minuets is up for debate) but one of the things that I realised is that there are a fair few things I still want to accomplish whilst the career and social goals are somewhat out of my control things like films I want to see, albums I want to listen to and books I want to read are very much in my control, especially as I have 25 months to accomplish it. Here is a list of the Comics and Graphic Novels that I would like to have read by the time I’m thirty.

Grant Morrison’s 18 Days

25611652

Camelot 3000

61q2xJpcvhL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

Miracle Man: A Dream Of Flying

51yGXnCbYtL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_

All Star Superman 

51aj58tawbL._SX318_BO1,204,203,200_

Preacher: Gone To Texas

95431

The Crow

The_Crow_comic_book_original_cover

Sandman Preludes and Nocturnes

51GG3FKAR4L._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_

Alan Moore’s: Saga of The Swamp Thing

51WJwR8QmnL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

Marvel 1602

Marvel_1602_Vol_1_1

Saga: Volume 1

81+Sf+bNqUL

 The Order: Die Mensch Machine

download (1).jpg

The Complete Scarlet Traces 

download (2).jpg

Button Man

2902281-button_man_1

Ronin 

51cErSDhkDL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

Superman: Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow 

51ynXz0DmPL._SX336_BO1,204,203,200_

The Infinity Gauntlet 

Infinity_Gauntlet_1

Amazing Spider-man: Kravens Last Hunt

512UYljUNrL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_

Promethea Book 1 

Promethea

Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus 

511O7BCCEyL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

Multiversity 

3788807

Son Of Superman 

Son_of_Superman

Hellblazer: Original Sins 

81IQpmRpRHL

The Authority: Relentless 

download (3).jpg

Hellboy: Seed Of Destruction 

51rsvrgxK-L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

Doctor Who: Emperor Of The Daleks

download (4).jpg

Death: The High Cost Of Living  

200px-Death-_The_High_Cost_of_Living.jpg

JSA The Liberty Files 

JSA_Liberty_File_1

Alice In Sunderland 

51JbqqPdUnL._SX353_BO1,204,203,200_

Daredevil Yellow

81Nk9wThhYL

The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch

Mr_Punch_cover.jpg

How many of these do you think I’ll get done before July 21st 2019?

30 Before I’m Thirty (Films)

Congratulations Mr Trump (2)

I’m going to be thirty in just over 2 years and at this moment in time I’m OK with that (how I feel about it in 10 minuets is up for debate) but one of the things that I realised is that there are a fair few things I still want to accomplish whilst the career and social goals are somewhat out of my control things like films I want to see, albums I want to listen to and books I want to read are very much in my control, especially as I have 25 months to accomplish it. Here is a list of the films that I would like to have read by the time I’m thirty.

How Green Was My Valley 

MV5BMjE1YWRmMWEtYTQ0Yy00NGEwLWFmNzAtZDkwOWNjMzkwYzJmXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjc1NTYyMjg@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_

Gentleman’s Agreement

Gentleman's_Agreement_(1947_movie_poster)

From Here to Eternity

From_Here_to_Eternity_film_poster

Gone With The Wind

Gone_With_The_Wind_1967_re-release

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Cat_roof

West Side Story

West_Side_Story_poster

Lawrence of Arabia

220px-Lawrence_of_arabia_ver3_xxlg

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf

5183CT06SGL._SY445_

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

guess-whos-coming-to-dinner-movie-poster-1967-1010267936

Funny Girl

large_4b5ZtYmVtwz5R0UDavj3rvQJrBj

Fiddler On The Roof

fiddler_on_the_roof

All The Presidents Men

MPW-60749

Milk

milk-movie-poster

Kramer Vs Kramer

220px-Oscar_posters_79

Terms of Endearment 

MV5BMTk0ODM4NDk0MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTEzMDUxMDE@._V1_UY1200_CR90,0,630,1200_AL_

The Cider House Rules

cider_house_rules_xlg

An Education

education_xlg

The Wolf Of Wall Street

wolf_of_wall_street_ver3_xlg

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

download.jpg

Moonrise Kingdom

moonrise-kingdom-movie-poster-2012-1020750674

Saving Private Ryan

MV5BZjhkMDM4MWItZTVjOC00ZDRhLThmYTAtM2I5NzBmNmNlMzI1XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNDYyMDk5MTU@._V1_UY1200_CR93,0,630,1200_AL_

Going In Style 

going_in_style

Wall Street

MPW-76145

King Ralph

king_ralph_xlg

Planes Trains and Automobiles

A70-12393

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

51Z2g-KN03L

The Monuments Men

Monuments-Men-poster-2

Good Will Hunting

Good_Will_Hunting_theatrical_poster

Good Morning Vietnam 

large_7gxvvzBj5dAIiTbGItX3V48YPMb

This Is Spinal Tap

5f688539c8ca40399076d1b7b1d869e5

How many of these do you think I’ll get done before July 21st 2019?

30 Before I’m Thirty (Books)

Congratulations Mr Trump (2).png

I’m going to be thirty in just over 2 years and at this moment in time I’m OK with that (how I feel about it in 10 minuets is up for debate) but one of the things that I realised is that there are a fair few things I still want to accomplish whilst the career and social goals are somewhat out of my control things like films I want to see, albums I want to listen to and books I want to read are very much in my control, especially as I have 25 months to accomplish it. Here is a list of the books that I would like to have read by the time I’m thirty.

A Princess of Mars- Edgar Rice Burroughs 

Book-aprincessofmars.jpg

War and Peace- Leo Tolstoy 

download.jpg

Ulysses- James Joyce 

cover

The Iliad- Homer

2962

Journey To The Centre of the Earth- Jules Verne 

cover (1)

Frank Sinatra Has A Cold- Gay Talese 

51WwTRlyGmL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_

Three Men In A Boat (To Say Nothing Of The Dog)- Jerome K Jerome

4921

The Time Machine- H.G Wells

cover (2)

Lolita- Vladimir Nabokov

lolita

Animal Farm- George Orwell

animal-farm

The Last Of The Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper

the-last-of-the-mohicans

The Man Who Would Be King- Rudyard Kipling 

902168-M

Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson 

Treasure-Island-Stevenson-Penguin-Classics-1999

Stardust- Neil Gaiman

11061296

A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court- Mark Twain

cover (3)

Adrian Mole: The Prostate Years- Sue Townsend 

9780141034737-us

The Fight-Norman Mailer 

The-Fight

The Turn Of The Screw-Henry James

12950

The Stand- Stephen King

9780450537370-uk-300

Notes Of A Dirty Old Man- Charles Bukowski 

city-lights-notes

Silmarillion- J.R.R Tolkein 

41sJJ1LDxRL

Idylls Of The King- Alfred Tennyson

41Y3Y3TAT0L._SX310_BO1,204,203,200_

Confessions of an English Opium Eater-Thomas de Quincey

51+LXMWF6mL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

Little Women- Louisa May Alcott 

litwomen1

A Little History Of The World- E.H Gombrich 

717Ry5y4oqL

The Mysterious Affair At Styles- Agatha Christie 

48b79c1715caade9ee50947a9f381f72--penguin-books-agatha-christie

Who Censored Roger Rabbit- Gary K Wolf

rrb

Zen And The Art Of Motor Cycle Maintenance-  Robert M. Pirsig

41vxAMcHOzL._SX307_BO1,204,203,200_

The Day Of The Triffids- John Wyndham 

cover (4)

Winds of Winter- George R.R. Martin (Because surely this’ll be finished before the TV series)

256885cd-b3b3-4e57-9874-e09f52e8ab82-cbdd2112955671a3

How many of these do you think I’ll get done before July 21st 2019?

 

 

 

 

Candlelit Vigil

19429772_10155510043722509_33922910351545168_n.jpg

Today I attended the candlelit vigil in memory of the lives lost at both the Grenfell Tower Fire and the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester.

As you can imagine it was a sombre occasion, but its things like this that bring communities together and shows that we have more that unites us than divides us.

19429662_10155510044772509_1000323672891009619_n.jpg

There were some moving words from the our local MP Nick Thomas Symonds and from my darling fiance the Mayor of Torfaen as well some wonderful music performed by the choir Soul’d As Seen. As a councillor and especially as Mayors consort it is nice to be a part of all these things that show the positive side of a community.

19399800_10155510044297509_1245099317733602700_n.jpg

Still Recovering

I’m still recovering from surgery and probably should have taken it a bit easier, as I feel wiped out and have developed a cough/ cold just to add insult to injury. And I can’t take it easy til at least Tuesday.

Armed Forces Day

Today was the armed forces day celebrations of Cwmbran Community Council,  I attended in a dual capacity as both Mayors consort and as a community councillor.

19402219_1699937730034456_4800552642143622331_o
Cllr Alan Jones (TCBC), Cllr Stuart Ashley (TCBC CCC), Cllr Anthony Bird (CCC), Her Worship The Mayor of Torfaen Jessica Powell (TCBC) and The Mini Mayor Of Torfaen Marianna Bird

It was a lovely service and a beautiful day, and thankfully it was over pretty quickly, because the sun was really beating down fiercely, and wearing a suit and the chains of office was a little too much.

It certainly was the perfect day to pay tribute to the men and women who make up our armed forces and as always the Salvation Army band and the reverend leading the service were both superb and it was nice to see children from the local schools not just in attendance but leading the national anthems. Cwmbran Community Council always puts on a good event (I’m not just saying that as a member of Cwmbran Community Council) and the council’s officers had done an amazing job organising this flag raising ceremony, it was also a pleasure to see so many councillors both from Cwmbran Community Council and from Torfaen County Borough Council.  And as always I consider it a privilege to attend as the representative for Northville.