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The Dig is the latest high profile film from the increasingly prolific Netflix. Set just before the start of the Second World War in 1939, It has an impressive cast featuring Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James and Ken Stott, and is garnering some fabulous reviews and great word of mouth, showing that even if you can no longer go to the cinema, you can still enjoy the escapism of the movies.

The Dig is the story of the discovery of the Sutton Hoo treasure, found in buried Anglo Saxon ship on the Suffolk coast in a mysterious mound. The land was owned by a widow,  Mrs Edith Pretty, and she tasked an experienced but unqualified archaeologist Basil Brown with finding the treasure she was convinced lay under the strange mounds on her land.

When treasure is indeed found, and when its age becomes apparent, the British Museum gets involved and Basil is initially pushed to the sides, although he is later able to resume his part in the dig. All this is set across the storm clouds of World War Two which are signified by the war planes that fly across the dig site, and the increasing frailness of a dying Edith Pretty.

The Dig is a beautiful film, one that has been filmed with almost a haziness to it that makes it very evocative of Summers past. The performances are wonderful, from Carey Mulligan, who is really far too young to play Mrs Pretty (who was in her 50’s rather than her 30’s at the time of the dig), and Ralph Fiennes as Basil Brown. There is also a rather tender love story between Lily James as the married Peggy Preston and Johnny Flynn as Mrs Pretty’s cousin Rory Lomax.

At a time when we are all in need of escapism, The Dig is just that. It is a slow, gentle film, almost a lament of times gone by, and one that is definitely worth pouring over on a Saturday night, whether you are a history buff or not.

Tips For Decorating Your Home According To 2021 Trends

Spring is always a time to think about redecorating your home, the whole Spring clean and new broom seems to take a hold when the weather is improving and we want to brighten our homes. Redecorating can cover a whole raft of possibilities, ranging from the simply cosmetic – new soft furnishings for instance, to the more dramatic renovations – new floors, window and doors, or even rebuilding – adding a loft conversion or another room.

Whatever you choose to do, you are sure to be influenced by the latest home trends that you can see in the style magazines and daytime magazine shows.

Here are a few of the trends that are making waves in homes and interiors in 2021.

Using real stone

Natural stone is a smart yet unusual choice for your home, one that can be both stylishly modern, and yet equally can be traditionally rustic – it all depends on the types of natural stone chosen.

Beautiful granites and marble are great as worktops and can also be incorporated into large tables. These can look ultra modern and contemporary, and can also look luxurious when highly polished totally fitting in with a Scandinavian kind of minimalism. These stones make a statement, so it it best to keep the rest of your decor simple in order for the stone to be the star.

Slate is perfect for kitchen’s if you are aiming for a more traditional look, I’m thinking of a real farmhouse look with an Aga and large wooden table at the heart. I love the classic black slate, but you could opt or a grey or reddish colour way to match your fixtures and fittings.

Art Deco

You would have to be living under a stone to not notice that Art Deco, always a harbinger of glamour and decadence, has been making a comeback. And whilst the most glamorous of deco items are the originals that you can source from eBay and Etsy, along with other antique sites, there are plenty of reproduction pieces to be found online, in places such as Home Bargains and BM.