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Time for me to reflect on what has
made my week better this week, ignoring
the things that tried to drag me down.
We saw Les Miserables, at last!
We had tickets booked for a couple of weeks ago
but had to cancel them as the snow made it
impossible to get to the cinema.
I was GUTTED!
However, I was also very impressed with the
customer service given by our local cinema,
Everyman in Oxted,
who offered to transfer the tickets to another date,
at no extra cost. We were even able to choose our
preferred seats. So on Sunday afternoon
we finally saw it.
I LOVED it.
I laughed (Sacha Baron Cohen and
Helena Bonham Carter were sublime
as the Thenardiers),
I cried (a few times), and
I sang along (don't worry, only in my head!).
As a huge fan of the stage show, this film lived
up to my expectations. If I was to compare
the two, I think I prefer the stage production
for it's ingenuity (and there's nothing
quite like a live production), but the film
comes a very close second. And when the
dvd comes out, guess who'll be at the front
of the queue to get it?!
Staying on a cinema theme, I was lucky to
get two free tickets for a special preview
screening of the new Hitchcock film,
starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren.
I'm going next week and I'll let you know what
it's like. The film goes on general release in
the UK on 8th February.
The most nerve racking thing that happened
this week was Hope's interview for an
Art and Design course, at our local college.
She had been warned to allow 3 hours (??!!),
and told to take examples of her artwork
showing development, and including final pieces.
We went laden down with artwork, including a
4' photography finished piece of Grant in his
police uniform. We staggered in (I was there as
support and mule), to see the other candidates
sitting waiting with just a couple of bits of paper.
Hope immediately panicked that she'd over done
her artwork evidence and I tried to reassure her
that too much was better than too little.
Anyway, to cut a long story short,
she was offered a place, there and then
(conditional offer which is dependent
on her GCSE results).
I am SO happy for her.
Two years studying ART!!
(I am also, of course, very VERY jealous).
I'm so grateful for our smoke alarm.
Someone, ok - ME, left the grill
on by accident after preparing enough
cheese and toast to feed a small army
(Grant has a large appetite!).
We were in the sitting room and were
unaware of the acrid smoke filling the rest
of the house - until the alarm went off.
Note: Despite the loud and piercing alarm,
Luke decided to carry on with his XBox game
("Well, I couldn't just stop, could I?"
"YES, Luke, that's just what you should do!!")
My friend Susie J
sent me a large parcel of art and
crafting goodies, including folders etc for
my Vagabond machine, and a magazine
that I had been unable to track down.
It was better than Christmas!
Thank you so much, Sue!
I am taking part in
(thank you for the prod, Jan!).
This involves sending out 5 postcards - not the
original artwork but printed versions of them.
Jan suggested I got mine done at moo.com,
so I went online and sorted out 20 images
(the minimum order) of my artwork to be turned into
postcards. It's a very easy process - and very
quick too. I placed the order on Friday night
and they arrived on Wednesday morning.
I am so pleased with the finished result,
they make my artwork look so
These are the 5 I'll be sending off,
once I've finished a bit of Mail Art for them to
go off to Kat in.
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Finally, a big thank you to a very special
group of girls on Facebook this week.
I was having a bit of a wobble (quite a bit of a
wobble actually) and they all put their virtual
arms around me and gave me a big e-hug.
It meant everything to me.
This is for you
(Elton looks a bit mad!).
I'd better go now and get ready to meet
my friend Sue, for a coffee and catch up :)
Thank you for reading, and
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.