Monday, 30 January 2012
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Monday, 23 January 2012
Incidentally, just to let my lovely followers know, I am having trouble with the comments on my blog. For some reason, they seem to disappear and just show a white screen when you click on them. I am hoping to find out what is happening and get it sorted as soon as I can. (Technology, eh? Brilliant when it works and a complete pain when it doesn't!)
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
There is a really good review from the Guardian newspaper which says everything I want to and more, so here is the link:
It is an affectionate homage to silent films and the stars of the time and is a must if you enjoy film history. The acting is absolutely pitch perfect throughout with a great ensemble cast too. I thought it was incredibly brave to make something this different and put it up against the blockbusters we are all used to now. I hope the Golden Globe awards are the first of many.
As for a star rating - it HAS to be 5 out of 5!
(Photos from www.dailymail.co.uk)
Monday, 16 January 2012
Unfortunately, the church has suffered the fate of many small village churches and is in the process of being closed due to falling numbers and the costs to keep it going. I don't know when I shall be able to visit it again, so am pleased that I had the opportunity on Saturday.
Sunday, 15 January 2012
Monday, 9 January 2012
Saturday, 7 January 2012
The only thing is, now that we have these portraits, I rather think we need portraits of the cats we used to have too - Sammy and Mrs Cat. I think I feel a commission for Rachael coming on...
Monday, 2 January 2012
Hydrangea Fireworks flowering away happily today to welcome the New Year
Firstly, may I wish you a rather belated Happy New Year! It seems as though the years speed up as I get older. It doesn't seem very long ago that I was writing my thoughts (not resolutions, because I don't seem able to keep them) for 2011.So, a review of last year's thoughts.
To try and be a bit tidier - well, this really hasn't worked at all. In some ways, I am very organised and have efficient filing systems, but general tidiness seems to elude me. This is one that I need to work at.
To sort out my website - again, this hasn't been done yet. I have worked out the way I would like to pages to be, but that is as far as it has got. So, another target for this year.
To continue felt making - this is something I have managed to do and would like to continue with this year.
To continue reading interesting books - Hoorah! This is something I have succeeded with and is something I shall definitely continue this year.
To exercise more - well, I have exercised more than I did last year, but it is something I need to do this year too.
To buy a dressing gown - this is one thing I achieved in the sales last January. (It is good to have a real positive in this list).
To complete at least some of my on-going craft projects - not a great success really, although I added a new hobby to the list (jewellery making). This is something that I can carry on through this year too.
Hmm, not a great deal achieved here. Perhaps I can do a bit better this year...