October 9th, 2012


That holiday to do list!

What did I get done on my holidays? The list was overly long and enthusiastic, plus I was ill the first week...

pick up lights from jen
take teddy to be repaired at toy hospital
Dr appt
get electrician in
duvets pillows mattress cover to dry cleaners
clean flat - ish
day out with Alan - walk / lunch
markus to dentist
sort clothes for boys
start on baby bunnies (one done)
learn how to use google+ to post

Not too shabby, eh? Unfortunately I had to cancel lots of coffees and lunches, plus my fitness session, due to being ill. I have a "day off" next Monday, as Alan will be staying at home with boys, so I should get few more things done. I fancy sneaking off to the cinema in the afternoon!

Best. Film. Ever! (well, for a long time anyway!)

The Intouchables is one of the best films I have seen in a long time. We watched it in the original french, with German subtitles whilst on holiday. It tells the story of the working relationship between two men - rich paraplegic, paralysed from neck down - and his (unlikely, reluctant) carer, who has been living on the dole.

Based on a true story it is funny, warm-hearted, charming and full of hope, human kindness and music - all without being sentimental.

Other dvds watched on holiday were
celda 211 - brutal prison drama, engaging storylines and character.
Girl with a dragon tattoo - sort of "enjoyed" it, but I couldn't sleep that night, too much violence and torture, but thought the central story line and characterisation was good
Bill Baileys Remarkable Guide to the orchestra - what's not to like? Great orchestra, music and Bailey's comedy and musical performance!