Monday, 13 January 2014

Weekend Snippets

Well we all know the weekend officially starts on Friday evening and so to help us  relax into it G and I decided we should watch a movie.
 Now last year my lovely blog friend Jo set herself the challenge of watching one old movie a month which I thought was an excellent challenge.
I already had a little pile of movies which I had been given as gifts or picked up cheaply at car boot sales during this past year which I hadn't got around to watching and then I got three new ones for Christmas, so inspired by Jo I have determined to make sure I make time to watch one of month.
First up was a bit of fifties froth in the shape of How to Marry a Millionaire. I have seen this before but G hadn't and judging from his reaction I don't think he'll be making time to watch it again!
I love it because Marilyn Monroe is in it and I love her.
Of course it's a completely ridiculous story but who cares when the costumes are so fabulous.

I was very productive Saturday morning and armed with a lovely cuppa in the lovely big cup I was given when I left my last job I set to with my diary and the weekly planner.
The planner was my Christmas present from my mother-in-law and I love the beach themed illustrations. A pad of 52 non dated sheets labelled Monday-Sunday with enough space to write in appointments, reminders for events during the week and very importantly each day's evening meal. I'm hoping I can get myself into the habit of doing this each Saturday morning so I can feel more organised.

G sent me a text Saturday afternoon which said 'I have some lovely cheese.' I instantly knew which cheese he had bought and I wasn't disappointed when he came home with this chunk of Wensleydale with cranberries. Cracking as Wallace would say.

Last November I went to the opera for the first time ever and on Saturday I went to see an orchestra play for the first time ever.
G has suggested both of these evenings out.
What a wonderful experience seeing the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra was. We were sat in the front row, just 6 feet away from them and from the first note to the last we were captivated by the polkas and waltzes. The conductor introduced the different pieces and explained what the inspiration had been behind each one and when he was conducting he was so elegant and so physical he was just as entertaining to watch as the musicians were.
This is definitely my good thing for Saturday.

Sunday afternoon I went round to see my sister and she gave me the mug shown below, isn't it sweet.
A little floral fawn, too cute.
Apparently my mum meant to give it to me for Christmas but she gave it to my sister by mistake.
I would have been very disappointed if it had been the other way around and I would have needed to give it to C!
It's quite dinky, not quite the size I prefer for my tea, I reckon hot chocolate will be perfect though.


  1. What a lovely little mug and lots of lovely snippets too! I'd like to watch at least a film a month this year too as I so rarely watch films as if I'm not outside I'm cleaning, computering or reading. Sometimes it's nice to cosy up in front of the TV so I plan to make an effort with a film each month!

  2. I really like your week planner. How wonderful to hear the orchestra. Maralyn just oozed charisma didn't she but such a sad woman.
    Sweet little mug x

  3. Thank you for the mention. I enjoyed my film challenge last year and I intend to continue watching old films now that I've started. I've never seen How To Marry A Millionaire. I bet Mick has, he's the film buff in our house and has seen lots of the old ones. I like the planner, it's a great idea to have weekly sheets without dates, I bet they're really useful. Wensleydale is my favourite cheese, but adding cranberries spoils it for me. You'd love the Creamery at Hawes, there's always lots of lovely samples to try. I'm glad you enjoyed the concert. It's fun to discover new things, I've never been to a concert such as this before or the opera either.

  4. You got your weekend off to a great start. I find it hard to watch films as I usually fall asleep whilst watching them! I am going to try to read more books this year though. x

  5. I really ought to take a leaf out of your book and try to be more organised, brilliant that you got a text saying ' I have some lovely cheese' that made me laugh out loud!

  6. It's brilliant trying new things and discovering that you like them. Wensleydale (made in Yorkshire!) is indeed very lovely cheese. We went to the factory last year and hubby thought he had died and gone to heaven (as it is his fave cheese). Cracking xxx

  7. Undated diary pages are brill. It means on a busy week you can plan while a quiet week isn't put to waste!
    And old movies should be regularly watched. I put Alec Guinness on a star search on Tivo so all his movies are recorded. I only really wanted Lawrence of Arabia, but I have so many classics now like Doctor Zhivago and Oliver Twist that I shall have to make a good pot of tea and some ginger nuts one afternoon and enjoy them guilt free!

  8. Such a cute little mug and I too love Wensleydale with cranberries.

  9. How to Marry a Millionaire is COMPLETELY ridiculous, and that's one of the reasons I love it!

  10. I really want to see that film!!!

    So excited you saw an orchestra and enjoyed it! Playing in an orchestra is my favourite thing! Strauss is always gorgeous to listen to-my youth orchestra used to do a new year's concert of Strauss every year and one orchestra I used to play with in London did the same once! Though, the viola parts are pretty boring, you just play "cha cha" after the cello "oom"!!