It’s been a little while since I’ve posted. I’ve spent the better part of the week shopping for Christmas gifts and basically running around like a nut. The bank account has taken quite a hit as it always does this month, and I’m looking forward to returning to “normal” in January.
To combat the craziness of my days, I’ve spent some of my evenings watching movies. I usually read in the evenings, you know, when I’m not out for a night on the town:), but cold winter evenings call for movies!
A few of my recent flicks include “Billy Elliot” (wonderful, but if you’re easily offended by swearing, I’d skip it). I also watched “Miss Pettigrew lives for a day” and ” Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont” which I love, love, loved. Do you see the theme here? I have a thing for British films. Must be the accent:) Another great British movie that I love to watch at Christmas time is “Love Actually”. It’s adorable and is special to me personally because some of the key scenes in the movie were filmed at Elliot School. Our church in London held Sunday services at the Elliot School, and I vividly remember all of the film crew trucks and gear taking up parking spaces on busy Sunday mornings. I also vividly remember debating with myself whether or not I should try to go visit on a weekday to catch a glimpse of Hugh Grant. (Yes, it’s definitely the accent. It gets me every time). That would have required me bringing two kids with me, so that plan was scrapped pretty quickly. It’s hard to be inconspicuous with a kid in a stroller.
And lastly, one of my favorite movies of all time “Amelie”. I adore this movie. If you haven’t seen it, get yourself to a Blockbuster stat! Be aware it has subtitles, so don’t try to watch it while ironing. Either your man’s shirts or the movie will suffer. And we can’t have that.