Sunday, 8 February 2015

" Is She Dead?"

Well , I was going to start today's post with a shot of the troupe of  some thirty sparrows that live in the Honeysuckle which covers our front door. In this cold snap, the morning feeding of the hens allows them, a few aggressive robins, four collared doves, and a whole plethora of blackbirds, starlings and crows to fill their fat beaks with as much corn as they can shovel in.
Like I said , I thought I would snap a quick photo, but Bingley seemed to be in a playful mood and kept wanting to get into the action.
He's a bit of an old actor if the truth be known.
Kevin Kline in My Old Lady

Anyhow speaking of actors,last night, we went to see Maggie Smith, Kirsten Scott Thomas and Kevin Kline in the " charming" filmed play of " My Old Lady" .I won't review it properly , suffice to say that it was beautifully acted and sweet, but not really a cracking watch given the fact it was a story of how parents can fuck up their kids.
The little cinema at theatre Clwyd was full with grey hairs when we arrived, and next to me was an ancient woman with bleached blond hair dressed in a leopard skin coat, who kept falling asleep and  snoring during the film. Every ten minutes or so, I found myself nudging her awake and by the time Kirsten Scott Thomas got into a clinch with Kevin Kline , ( who could have been her half brother!)
The woman had slumped in her chair with her mouth open, prompting Chris to remark very loudly
" is that woman DEAD.?"... A comment that still didn't wake the old bag up.....
Really, old people can be very badly behaved ...........
Anyhow off to Chester now to buy my wedding suit
Wish me luck

30 comments:

  1. Kevin Kline in Pirates of Penzance, most delicious. Now, meh. I would see anything with Maggie Smith in it.

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  2. I wish you luck.

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  3. Going into Chester in about 10 mins. Will look out for you!

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    1. I was the red faced one in marks and spencers

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    2. We must have missed one another. I'm a 'woman of a certain age' so was red faced in M&S too!
      In fact I was so hot and sticky I had to have an hour sitting down in Dutton's wine bar. And.......as we were there, it seemed only right to have one of their roast dinners!

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    3. We went to Ubano 32......on bridge street v good.........

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  4. Luck wished.
    Lisa x

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  5. kevin kline (swoon)! I'd have a go at him.

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    1. He's still got it Anne marie

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  6. I'll never eat turkey again! Good Wedding Clothes Hunting.

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  7. If Chris's comment didn't get a laugh then most of the audience was dozing off, which doesn't speak too highly for the film.

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  8. Good luck. Make sure it isn't too tight.

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    1. Oh sooooooo near the painful truth thomas

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  9. The time it is a-flying. It's getting closer and closer! That's why I take my grandkids with me to the movies ....they keep me awake...and I avoid embarrassment.

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  10. I always have an eager crowd of exactly the same birds when I feed Richard. They seem to think I'm feeding THEM too.

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  11. We can indeed be badly behaved John....that's what I like about us.

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  12. Don't forget that when we are old we can wear purple, or wear the bottoms of our trousers rolled - or any manner of other things. It is our right - snoring or not snoring!
    Good luck with the wedding suit - I can't wait for the official photograph. Buttonholes?

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  13. Wedding suit!!!!!!
    You have no idea how excited I am to see the pictures forthcoming.

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  14. Of course as I read the lines about all the birds I was singing it to The Twelves Days of Christmas.
    New suit = no more scotched eggs !
    ummmmm maybe only emergency ones.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. No indeed.......watch out for tomorrow's blog entitled
      " the cummerbund fiasco"

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    2. Had to get an extension to the cummerband did we? Oh well a strict 'No Scotch Egg' diet is in order till the wedding day.

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  15. Good luck ... I hope you have clean underwear on AND matching socks!!

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  16. We enjoyed that movie too. Kevin Kline was great in it! I loved Maggie Smith's line "How can you get to be 58 and have so little to show for it?"

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  17. Subway drivers in DC have been instructed to check all of the cars before parking an empty train, one overlooked a deceased rider a couple of years ago, the dearly departed was found at the start of the next rush hour.

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    1. That is funny!!
      I am a disgraceful oldie in the best possible taste!
      Feeding the birds whilst wearing purple and red, slurping matching glass of rouge.
      Am sure that wedding finery will be just the right.

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  18. So I assume Chris was not going to administer CPR.

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  19. I think I'm falling in love with Chris.

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  20. Call me crazy. that is a good photo of you with Bingley. Your smiling and look amused :O).

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  21. "Full of gray hairs" is my new favorite phrase, ha ha.

    We will, of course, require a picture of the suit...a teaser, if you will...

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  22. Bingley is quite magnificent. I think he deserves to steal the show.

    I'm always amazed at how oblivious some people can be in movie theatres. I've nearly sworn them off entirely.

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