Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Lights Camera Action ......Q

Alphabet Thursday is my internet passion I stumbled across it during round 1 and have been on the journey ever since although I wont get 100% attendance for the 8 Rounds but I hope to get 100% for Round 8.
I thought when I came to this letter I would really struggle as the only film I could think of had THE before it , but actually there were quite a few. the only one I had heard of was  Quadrophenia (1979) which I have heard of but never seen..
Then I came upon this on the list.

I copied this from Wiki just to give a brief accurate outline. 

Quantum of Solace (2008) is the twenty-second James Bond film produced by Eon Productions, and is the direct sequel to the 2006 film Casino Royale. Directed by Marc Forster, it features Daniel Craig's second performance as James Bond. In the film, Bond seeks revenge for the death of his lover, Vesper Lynd (Eva Green), and is assisted byCamille Montes (Olga Kurylenko), who is plotting revenge for the murder of her family. The trail eventually leads them to wealthy businessman Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a member of the Quantum organisation, who intends to stage a coup d'├ętat in Bolivia to seize control of that country's water supply.

How on earth could I have not remembered this without the aid of Wiki, I love James Bond  obviously not as much as I say. 

So that is it my contribution to round 8 , I am off now to see Miss Jenny in class see you there .

Lights, Camera, Action.......R

OK here we are on round eight of alphabet Thursday Letter R . Now for those that have followed me this round will know that I am looking at films. Now mostly I will have watched and given you my thoughts. There may be the odd one or two that I know nothing about it in which case i use good old Google , IMBD or Wiki .

This week

This week I have decided that my favourite on this list is ..........

The richest kid in the world, Richie Rich, has everything he wants, except companionship. While representing his father at a factory opening, he sees some kids playing baseball across the street. Richie wants to join in, but they don't want him around. When a plot to kill the Rich family is devised by Rich Industries' top executive, Laurence Van Dough, Richie must take over control of the company while searching for his lost parents with the help of some new friends.

So there you have it my selection for this week. I hope you have a good week. I am now off to see Miss Jenny in Class just polishing my apple. 

For Miss Jenny

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Lights Camer Action.....P

Well here we are round 8 of alphabet Thursday and the letter P

Do you realise how few films beginning with P  there actually are ?
Most that I thought of had THE in front
No neither did I funnily enough there are not to many on Wikipedia either.
So for my alphabet Thursday contribution this week I give you
PS I Love you
My own favourite is ........

Yet another love story but actually worth a viewing

Please take time to visit Jenny and see what other followers have come up with plus Jenny loves us to pop into class
See you all next week

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Of this list my own personal favourite is .......

Saturday, 1 March 2014

March is here

Ok we are into March already and I have to say although January and February are the dreary months with little in the bank account from Christmas ( well for some maybe I did ok ) .

Every year I do a newsletter at Christmas , each year I try to make it different and this year I am thinking of sharing a photo that for me tells the story of the month .Now I don't have to many following my blog and no family so I hope I won't be spoiling the blog by sharing here.


For me this a month to celebrate as it's my birthday and in my family we celebrate birthdays sometimes they can last for days .

This was a lovely home made gift from Hannah , all the names of my children using scrabble letters my favourite game. 

On my actual birthday I invited 4 friends round for afternoon tea it was such fun 

Not in a frenzy of alcohol and to drunk to remember but just in family fun, well I would be lying if I said no alcohol was being consumed on these occasions .
For Christmas last year I gave my kids a photo shoot , I don't know about you but we are. Great at phone snaps with sharing on what's app and Facebook etc but inevitably we never get a whole family picture .
At the moment my kids are slightly spread out but all within two hours M6 being kind that is.
But three of my family work shifts two on a regular every other weekend off so that makes family gatherings a bit easier to plan for the nurse in the family.

Becky Lix Hannah Chris and Myself

Carl and Becky


Three Amigoes

Four Crazy Kids

Two Sisters

Chris and Gemma 

Me as lovely as possible.

One is at uni but with a man united season ticket that makes home game weekends a bit sacrificial at times especially as he likes all the food and doggy bags he takes back to uni.
Anyway back to the month in question .my birthday is on the 7th I came downstairs to a decorated lounge with banners and balloons .
This year Becky,Gemma plus boys  myself and Hannah with her twin charges met at bridgemere a lovely local garden centre with restaurant  and kids play area.
My birthday moved so that we could have a mini party.
I was blessed with lovely gifts and cards and a day to remember .
The major celebration happened the following weekend when the aforementioned photo shoot took placed. Needles to say there was lots of smiles laughter and tears ( two grandsons not to keen at first)/
So that was January really .


Yes. A dull month if not loved up  and all I can say for me personally "I did not get a gushing card or flowers.

But the end of the month sees us celebrating my youngest daughters birthday and celebrate we did.Elizabeth was home for the week ( at time of writing she is still here)
The. Night before Liz decorated the citing room and placed Hannah's gifts and cards on the afore mentioned chest.

For my birthday gifts this year I have decided to buy things beginning with the recipients first initial.
So here goes for Hannah.

Birthday Time 

Hand cream,hello magazine,haribo, Harry potter chocolate, hair mask,Hardy s wine,handbag from H&M, decorated wooden H , handmade handkerchief , happiness project book, hangover three DVD ,hand warmer and I think that was all.

Now as you can see the gifts ranged from 50p upwards , I do tend to give Hannah a bit
More as she is brilliant at being my unpaid carer .

Anyway after breakfast we went to a local spa and had a chilled out couple of hours ending with a manicure each.

Then Friday 28th everyone descended and went out to our favourite Indian restaurant  I  stayed home with a friend as had had a knee op.
Any way the last celebration Is the is a trip to go bowling with Becky Carl Chris and boys Granma staying home as leg painful. tonight for dancing and
No drinking but no worries Ii won't spoil their fun.

So as you can see the Cook family can celebrate the first two months of the year.

Well here in Shropshire March has started with sunshine what more can I ask for?
As I type these final words the birds are tweeting the trees are just showing signs of life I think this part of the world is thinking about spring .