Sunday, December 21, 2008

16 Days of Christmas

On the second day of Christmas,
My chores list gave to me...
laundry to dry and shirts to iron.

It's Sunday and a day of rest. MB has vacuumed and I will be doing the ironing while watching my soap opera - which will, no doubt, be building to the ludicrous annual Christmas drama/tragedy. We have strung up all our Christmas cards and the presents are piled in the corner. The cards for our immediate neighbours are ready for thrusting through their letterboxes.

Recently I had a lovely evening out with my darling Bobkat and we went to see Inkheart. The credit crunch was reflected in the half-empty restaurant (normally full to bursting the week run-up to Christmas) and the almost empty cinema screen. Bad luck to those who decided to save their money for another bottle of wine or the latest computer craze - Inkheart was wonderful! The story was cleverly crafted and the characters were magically brought to life by some inspired acting - best performances were Helen Mirren and Andy Serkis, but the whole film was stolen by the maturing genius that is Paul Bettany!

cq

7 comments:

Juggling Mother said...

All the restaurants in Weston were packed out:)

Want to see Inkheart, but doubt I'll make it the cinema for it:(

glad you're relaxing a bit

mw said...

How nice to have a day of rest, and your evening out sounds wonderful. I love the phrase "annual Christmas drama/tragedy". It speaks volumes :).

Netchick sent me and I'm glad I came - thanks!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I have only seen Paul Bettany in the Nicole Kidman movie 'Dogville'.

Bob-kat said...

I had a great evening too and loved Inkheart :) Andy Serkis made a good baddie :D

Kim Williams said...

i'll have to note Inkheart and catch it on DVD in a few months.

Merry Christmas and NetChick sent me!

Tanya (aka NetChick) said...

What is this ironing that you speak of? ;) The drycleaner is my friend these days... Too darn busy.

Great tip about Inkheart - I'd never heard of it!

I sent myself by to say hi! :D

Bilbo said...

Merry Christmas! And if you are in the mood to do any more ironing, I can mail you some...