February Flashback Favourites and Mary Queen of Scots
The lane to the fields we walk thousands of times a year.
Caspar when he went through a phase of wanting to wear a tie when we went out shopping. He also liked to style it to make it 'smart' - that isn't the case now haha!
Finally - a February when we has about 5 and the tide on the beach opposite the house froze quite dramatically.
THIS photo is of school pals - I found it today and it shows how hideous our uniform was - it makes me laugh. Check out the straw boater on the wall - we had to wear that age 16 - eek! Boy repellent or what.
Favourite no 2 - watching Mary Queen of Scots at the Cinema on Monday with my Mother, at the Roxy Art Deco Cinema in Ulverston. I love that place. I got my usual cup of tea in the mug I brought. It is a huge place and was a bit chilly - we decided next time to take a blanket. It makes me love the place more.
And so to the film - I won't spoil it if you haven't see in - but be prepared to research the history before or after as this is not entirely historically accurate and misses the plotting that led us to EI's decision (which she waivered over for decades) to execute her cousin. I felt the film tried to highlight the differences between the two queens - one was too much of a Queen to her personal detriment and one was too personal and not enough Queen. One was too ruled by her passions and one perhaps ruled her passions too harshly. One however, was clever enough to knew what it took to be a queen and what she had to sacrifice to do so. There were quite a few narratives that were historically inaccurate and quite obviously introduced to 'modernise' the appeal of the story - but it was too obvious a modern twist and it didn't need it. Equally, it didn't need explicit sex scenes, especially as a 15 rating. And sat next to my Mother it was a bit cringe. Other than that it is worth watching. The scenery was epic.
And of course I am all about #gingerpower.
The trailers we saw included for these:
The Favourite and Colette - we thought The Favourite just looked mad - too OTT, and couldn't really get a grasp of Collette, the trailer was rather short - but Dominic West did look rather dishy:
Favourite no 3 - our sponsored child in Rwanda Egide got accepted into boarding school in Rwanda! We are so excited to support him on this new stage of his education.
Favourite no 4 - having such a laugh with my fab hairdresser and gal pal yesterday - and oh, getting a lot of inches chopped off and some subtle highlights put in. I haven't properly styled it yet at home, but when I do I will post a photo. It feels lighter and healthier - a fresh look for Spring!
Favourite no 5 -
Seeing C play so patiently with little Perry today, and Humph getting involved in their game of hide and seek, which involved them both crawling in the dog bed.
Not favourites - the dog rehoming charity rejected our application for three dogs as they will only accept families who leave a dog for a max of three hours in one day. I leave Humph for 4-5 4 times a week for work. This wasn't acceptable to them :( We may have to go to a breeder again for a puppy, we'll see - watch this place. Also - I am working Saturday this week - booooo! I am hoping we can really make the most of Sunday instead.
Forgive me bloggers that I am behind on reading your blogs this week - I've had two 6am and 06:30 am starts this week and busy afternoons - I feel like I am missing out and hate it - but will catch up tomorrow and at the weekend!
Big Hugs to all - Joanne xx
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