Wow, Friday's here again, so soon.
Here's my list of goodies for this week...
DD Hope and I really enjoyed
when we went to the cinema this week.
This film version of the book by
was more about the difficult romance
between Mr Rochester and Jane Eyre
rather than the mystery and menace
of the nutty Mrs Rochester.
Jane Eyre (Mia Waskowska) was brilliant,
Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender)
was really far too gorgeous
but, hell, we got over that!
Jamie Bell was a convincing uptight parson,
and Judi Dench was on her usual excellent form in her
cameo role as the housekeeper.
Was this the best version of Jane Eyre I've seen?
but it has a lot going for it.
The bleakness of the moors comes across beautifully
as does the cruelty of the age, for those
without money or a voice in society.
The acting, costumes and scenery are all wonderful,
and the haunting music score is beautiful.
I just wish there had been a little more about
the mystery and menace of Mrs Rochester in the attic,
and it just seemed a bit rushed to me, but I guess
there's a lot to get through.
But Michael Fassbender just about made up for that!
We saw a hedgehog in the garden late last night
We knew we had them in the garden because
darling Rosie Mae tells us they live
behind the greenhouse.
So it must have been quite an adventure for this
little one to be so close to the house.
Silly thing got a bit confused with us standing there
and ran into a low willow hurdle and
then pretended (very unconvincingly)
to be dead so we left it alone.
Overnight it thankfully appears to have
made its way home.
I am relieved that I have found my creative head again.
Since we got back from holiday I've been lacking
Mr Inspiration and Mrs Enthusiasm,
but they're back and I'm raring to go!
I enjoyed coffee in Oxted with my friend Sue this week.
We have been friends for exactly 10 years
since our daughters met on their first day at school,
aged 4. Hope and Ciera were best friends
throughout the whole of primary school,
and although they are
now at different secondary schools,
My life and Sue's have also gone in different
directions, but it's great to catch up.
I am looking forward to going up to London
tomorrow with Hope.
We are going to
The Victoria and Albert Museum
|(image from V&A website - look at the pencil leads, it's the alphabet)|
I read a review which raved about it,
it's free (WOW!),
and we thought we'd see what it was all about.
I'll report back!
DS Luke surprised me this week when he
successfully tackled a flat pack desk for his bedroom.
He needed to interpret the instructions,
put together part A to part G,
part T with part F (which is very much like
but not quite like part S)
and work out why there were only 5
screw LL's when there should have been 25,
he had to drill pilot holes (in the RIGHT places)
and attach the handles.
Well, 10/10 for the new Handy Andy
(showing my age there).
it seems to have all gone together perfectly.
the desk doesn't wobble and
the drawers go in and out
just like they should.
AND he tidied up afterwards
WITHOUT ME ASKING.
OK, who is he and where
has the real Luke Urbani gone?!
That's all for now.
I hope you have a lovely weekend
whatever you're doing.
Fancy joining in with the Rocking Friday Fun?
Pop along to Virginia
and post the positives from your week.