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Life of Pi – Is it worth watching?

You see, I read the book, long before the movie ever came out and I just didn’t enjoy it.lifeofpi

I read it, but by the end I just thought “Oh, is that it?” – to me it just seemed to fizzle out.

And when the film came out and I said that I didn’t fancy watching it because the book had not inspired me to see it, people said “oh, but the film is amazing, you have to watch it just for the special effects!”

My dilemma is that the local film society are showing it this week – and I’m quite tempted to go, just to see if it is as spectacular as everyone says it is, despite me actually being bored by the book!

What would you do?

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My favourite film- An Affair to Remember

OMG! I love this film. I can’t remember when I first saw it, but it was long before ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ came out.an-affair-to-remember_quote

It is guaranteed to make me blub several times, so a big box of tissues is always required.

Yes, it is a total chick flick.

I don’t know if men get this movie – maybe if there are any men out there who have seen it, could let me know I’d be ever so grateful.

It is very dated by today’s rom-com standards, but it still tells the story of boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy finds girl again – with a twist – effused with old-style Hollywood glamour.

I always wanted to go on a cruise to New York in the hope I might meet my very own Cary Grant, go shopping and get all glammed up to then meet him at the top of the Empire State Building – it ‘being the closest thing to heaven they have in New York’ 😉 – heck a girl can dream can’t she 😉

Might have to dig the movie out and watch it tomorrow?

Shopping list for Tuesday – 1 box of tissues…LARGE 😉

 

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What Would You Write to Juliet?

I stumbled across a film last week on the television called “Letters to Juliet”.G77-503383

Great chick flick, easy watching with a plot that’s easy to guess. But it did get me thinking 3 things:

1.  Franco Nero is still a stunningly gorgeous man – first saw him in the 1960s film version of Camelot (scrummy!) and like a good wine he just improves with age – mmmm 😉

2. Italy is a beautiful country and I am more determined than ever to try to learn the language and explore it – I think I might even take SC on a train trip next summer.

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3. If I were to leave a letter for Juliet, what would I write???

 

Dear Juliet

I envy you?

You found what most of us spend an entire lifetime searching for.

True love.

That one person who loves you and would be willing to die for you.

One day I hope that I too, will find someone with a good heart who will love me unreservedly, unashamedly and passionately, someone to be my best friend and someone who will be my companion as I walk on my journey through life.

Blessed Be.

x

 

What would you write?

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Tears of a Clown

… they would be mine.

I would be that clown.

I cry at anything. It doesn’t take much. Tears of emotion rather than actually outburst of sobbing, I hasten to add. I’m emotional but not that bad. If something touches me, I start to well up.

So what makes me weep:

  1. Films – the best films to get me going are: An Affair to Remember, Camelot, Schindler’s List and Carousel;
  2. Books – I have been known to well up reading books. I turned to the last page of Roots and started! Other books that made me cry were Boudica by Manda Scott – that was rather embarrassing as I happened to be on the commuter train home at the time. I had to bite my lip spectacularly hard and put the book away. Only when I got home could I read the bit I had got to, and blubbed big time! The Red Tent by Anita Diamant and Anne of Green Gables – where her and Gil get together (sigh!)
  3. Music – music is very emotional and it can be a pop song, or a piece of classical music, that gets me going. It only takes 5 notes of the theme tune from Schindler’s List to start me off, amongst many. It really depends what mood I’m in. If I’m feeling a bit low, or have been thinking too much about things I have no control over, then it really could be anything from the Carpenters to Snow Patrol!
  4. Children – I well up every time I go and see SC at school, concert, assembly. Probably emotional pride and happiness, but it gets me going. Working with children I get very emotional when, for no reason, they just give me groups hugs at the end of class, or it’s the last day of term and I’m not going to see them for a while.
  5. Getting hurt – but then, doesn’t everyone!

What was the last thing to make you cry?

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Top 3 ‘comforts’

So, let’s say you’ve had a lousy day at work, you’re stressed or you just feel less than 100%, a bit down. What do you do to make you feel better?

Some people reach for the chocolate, others for a bottle of red (or white) wine.

Obviously, that doesn’t work for me!

My top 3 comfort methods for feeling better are (in no particular order)

  1. Cuddles – SC is brilliant at just flinging his arms around me, for no reason, and saying “I love you Mummy”. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on my face every time 😉 He also instinctively knows if I’m not feeling happy and gives me lots of big hugs – which are obviously returned as big, if not bigger.
  2. Watching a old-fashioned movie, snuggled under the duvet and slumming it in pyjamas – with a box of tissues to hand. I’m an old-fashioned kind-of gal, and those old movies get me every time. You know the 1940’s and 1950’s movies – English or Hollywood, not particularly fussed. But the type where boy gets girl … in the end. Never a dry eye watching those.
  3. Cake – Well, since I can’t eat chocolate and don’t like wine, I must have to have one vice, don’t I? I love making cakes, but you can’t beat a cup of tea and slice of cake from either the local tea-shop or from the bakery department at the supermarket. Although I hate coffee to drink, I am quite partial to coffee cake, but I do have a soft spot for a moist, carrot cake with cream frosting – there is an amazing shop just opened where I live and there carrot cake is to die for (nom  nom).

What do you reach for in times of trouble?

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