Tom Hardy nails it in Venom – Cheryl Gibbs

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Matt and I went to the cinema this week to see Tom Hardy’s new movie, Venom.

The Marvel movie is absolutely worth watching and totally unexpected.

Tom Hardy in the new Marvel film, Venom

Tom Hardy in the new Marvel film, Venom

I like Marvel but when Matt suggested we watch it, I wasn’t overly excited. The trailer was okay, but nothing spectacular and I’m not really the type of person to watch something just because it’s got Tom Hardy in.

But it’s a great movie with a lot of humour.

Tom, as always, is excellent in his portrayal of someone who gets infected by a parasite becoming half-human, half-alien.

The level of humour which he put into his character was a surprise.  

An all-round good movie.

Matt keeps busy while I’m away by watching horrors

There is no rest for the wicked – and that wicked is me. On Monday I’m jetting off again on my travels. I’m going to Kenya and then to Cape Town in South Africa filming for the travel series I’m working on.

It has taken me the best part of about five days after returning from India and Abu Dhabi to get back into the swing of things of being home, and now I have to start packing again for Africa and it feels totally chaotic.

While I’m looking forward to it I honestly could have done with more time to just be at home and do normal things.

I’d love to have had the time to go to lunch with my friends or even do the dreaded weekly food shop, which I usually can’t stand.

You’re in this little bubble when you’re  filming away – I can’t quite explain it. It’s like the outside world doesn’t exist and it’s just you and the crew filming for about 14 hours a day making a series that no one else really knows about and your entire focus is on that one single goal.

It sounds glamorous, and of course the destinations we’re going to are incredible.

As always I’m delighted at the prospect of putting more pins in the map of the world that Matt and I keep in the hallway of our bungalow.

But when you’re so tired from jet lag or you’ve done your sixth overnight flight where you just about managed two hours sleep in between being clipped with the trolley going up and down the aisle, or a baby screaming, you do wonder how people can perceive any of it as glamorous.

I’m dreading leaving Matt again – god knows why really because he was absolutely fine.

In fact, I think he rather liked having a bit more spare time to himself so he can, and I quote, ‘watch all the horror and thrillers that you’re too chicken to watch’. How very rude.

But I’ll miss him and my family like crazy.

Still, as I reminded him the other day, after this trip I won’t be going away until December so there will be plenty of opportunity for us to be together all the time – he rolled his eyes at this point.

He loves me really. 

Joy for Hollywood star as she gives birth to third baby

Kate Hudson has welcomed her third child into the world. 

The 39-year-old actress had already revealed on Instagram earlier in the year that they were expecting a baby girl.

Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa (what a mouthful) joins Kate’s other children from two previous relationships – Ryder, 14 and Bingham, 7.

Rani, pronounced Ronnie,  was named after Kate’s boyfriend’s grandfather Ron and she paid tribute to him saying that naming her daughter after him was an honour.

Mum and baby are said to be doing well…Congratulations!