Hello everyone and Happy Easter. Hope you have had a great day. Not being religious, I don’t celebrate the true Christian meaning of Easter, but me and the kids do enjoy Easter eggs and having some time off (the kids have a long weekend off school which means a long lie for everyone… well, -ish. The dogs still get me up early!). Anyway, hope you’re enjoying today.
The weather here in Scotland has been fantastic the last couple of days, which is not normal. We’re normally grey skies and cold and rain. However, it’s been hot and sunny and dry. Fabulous. Except the good weather has ramped up the pollen count and I’ve had to spend all day today indoors as my hay fever is horrendous. I am sneezing non-stop, my eyes are red and itchy and my nose is running like a tap. Yes, I look just gorgeous today! 🙂 Anyway, enough of my moans I’m still determined to enjoy the day.
So, what’s been happening in your world this week? I had a friend through for lunch on Friday. I haven’t seen Hina for years – we tend to keep in touch via Social Media – so she came through for a catch up. Several hours later, we realised it was now into mid evening and unfortunately Hina had to go home. She lives near Edinburgh which is a good two hours train and car journey from where I live. It was lovely to catch up with her though.
I have been doing a fair bit of studying this week. The first module of my uni course is coming to an end quite soon. I won’t know what to do with myself when it’s finished! Plus have been honing my editing skills in preparation for my writers’ services business taking off.
Reading: just finished Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens novel. Loved it. Very funny. I am sure I read somewhere that someone is making a film of it, so can’t wait for that to come out.
Talking of films, I decided I was doing no work yesterday (well, except for the usual housework), so sat down last night and binge watched two films. Firstly, with a glass of Chardonnay in hand, I watched Stardust, the only film I like more than the book. This never happens to me. I want to like the book more, I usually like the book more, but the film is so much better. Then I watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Being somewhat of a day dreamer myself (well, I was when I had more time to get bored in my life), I just love this film. Ben Stiller stars and directs this movie and it’s just lovely, one of my favourites.
This morning, I decided to view Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, which was an enjoyable film. Tom Cruise running around saving the world with Cobie Smulders (of the Marvel Universe films). Just what a girl needs when she’s eating her breakfast and having a ‘jammies morning’.
Tonight’s viewing may be Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, a stunning adaptation of the Winifred Watson novel starring the amazing Frances McDormand in the title role. The book is better than the film, but only just. This is an amazing film and one of my all time favourites. I’ve read the book at least four times and seen the film about five. Hmmm, sounds like a plan.
Oh, talking of watching things, has anyone seen the documentary about Avicii, Tim Bergling? I downloaded it from BBC iplayer. It’s a lovely tribute to Tim, but very very sad. All the way through it, he’s pleading to stop playing live shows and, it appeared to me, being ignored by his agent. It was as if his assurances that any more live appearances would kill him were being treated as if he was over exaggerating the circumstances. Why do people not take these desperate please more seriously? Anyway, I was sad when I heard he had died last year because he was a very talented musician and song writer, and this documentary made me sad for him and his family all over again. It was a good documentary though, so watch it.
Right, let’s end this blog on a happier note. I would tell a joke, but I am terrible at telling jokes, so here’s a wee cute pic (not one of my dogs, I must say) from Loomis and Long:
Til next time!