Thursday, 29 December 2011

Just Playing Around ...............

I'm trying to either re-design this blog for the new year or scrap it completely and just go with my other blog L'heure du the - can't decide ................ so this may change several times this week ......... that's if there is anyone around to read it.

I'm fiddling on the computer whilst trying to also watch the film Charade - I just love this film, Audrey Hepburn is so stylish and beautiful and so well suited to Cary Grant.

We watched the second episode of Great Expectations this evening - as a family - it's not often now that there is a programme we all want to watch but this has been rather good, I'm surprised that the girls like it so much.  Watching Great Expectations has prompted me to pick up A Tale of Two Cities which I have had on my shelves for years and have NEVER read.  So far, so good.

Downton Abbey - oh how I had been waiting for this Christmas Special and it did not disappoint.  So much better than the second series - not that I didn't enjoy that because I did.  I read an article in the newspaper today which said that servants would not have been this clean and their relationship with the family of the house would not have been as it is in the series.  Isn't that what works of fiction are all about?  Does it matter that it's not 100% accurate?  Isn't it enough that it is entertaining?  Do we really want to watch authentic looking servants who (apparently) stank!

Speaking of stinkers - the husband wanted to watch Ben Hur on Channel 5 - three and half hours of tv with ad breaks - not me thank you very much - just as well we recorded it.  It didn't last long though, there was the one scene being highly unsuitable for children and, to my mind, completely unnecessary.  The husband was all for telephoning Channel 5 to complain - we cancelled the recording and deleted what had already been recorded - good riddance to bad rubbish, can't tell you the relief that I don't have to sit through that.

I'm contemplating New Year's Resolutions (you notice I have used capitals) and I think after all the Quality Street I've been munching over the past few days, not to mention trifle and mince pies - I had better start with losing weight.

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