Thursday, 2 July 2015

Good News


Last year our local community cinema closed because of bad management and lack of funding.The local council , in this time of austerity felt that it was throwing good money after bad and a certain apathy from the general public saw the Prestatyn Cinema doors shut after only a few years of trading.
Tomorrow the cinema re opens under new management and I have already booked  tickets for the Prof and I and my sister and her husband to see

I have a feeling that the film is going to be shite... But I don't care. The important thing here is to support the cinema's rebirth .
Its a case of use it of lose it.....so locals...please get your arses into gear and SUPPORT THE SCALA!

My friend Bob from the village has his ashes buried in a plot in the graveyard this morning, which I will be attending. He was an old farmer , so I think his family will take some consolation that from " his position" he will be surrounded by horses at the livery stable and the animals on my field.....

This afternoon I am on the school run and babysitting duties with affable despot Jason's girls.....I will get them to prepare  The Prof's evening dinner which is a turkey lasagne...... All kids like to make a mess I have been told..

Jason told me to give them a load of jobs to do...... I'll get Winnie's fanny flannels ready!


33 comments:

  1. Winnie's fanny flannels?!? Thereby guaranteeing you'll never be asked to sit again, lol.
    Turkey lasagna? I needed that laugh after re-living my traumatic tom turkey encounter! (Sounds yummy though.)

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  2. When they get back to school they may be asked to write a project - "Funtime With Uncle John". This will require drawings, photographs, chicken feathers, dog hair, Blind Cogburn lasagne and perhaps a sample of one of Winnie's fanny flannels. The unsuspecting teacher will be aghast.

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  3. I can imagine the girls stories about fanny flannells....... Have a nice drink waiting for you for after your baby sitting duties ... X

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  4. If the mess they make while making the lasagna isn't big enough, have them make dessert. ~Enjoy!~

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  5. Keep them busy, idle hands are a magnet for trouble.

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  6. Congrats about the cinema. An old school in Leyburn has been turned into an arts centre (TOSH) which has exhibitions and rents out rooms for classes of all kinds - exercise for the over sixties, probus etc. Every Friday they show a film at 4.30 and 7.30. It is only a drop down screen on the wall at the end of the hall and DVD's but we go, my 'gang' and I because (as you say) if we don't use it we shall not have the facility for long. Somebody has to pay for its upkeep.

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  7. Good to see a cinema re-opening when so many of them are being replaced by trendy coffee shops or branches of Poundland. Seeing something on the big screen still has the edge over a home DVD.

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  8. By the look on her face, she's not too keen on you telling everyone about her fanny flannels. lol
    Briony
    x

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    1. Wasn't Fanny Flannels the heroine of a French novel? I think it was by Zola.

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    2. That was the strumpet Fanny Stain YP

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  9. fanny flannels sounds like a drag queen name.

    have a good day, sir!

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  10. Poor Winnie....about to be molested by little girls.

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  11. Sounds like you are becoming a dab hand at this child minding lark, a new string to your bow maybe?

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  12. What a varied life you do lead hehe

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  13. Boris is OK, isn't he?!!

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    1. Its bingley! Boris died a few years ago!

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  14. You are a busy man.

    It has been years since I saw a film in the UK. Loved getting a ice cream in a tub with a little wooden spoon. Am I dating myself and is that obsolete?

    What does it cost these days to see a film where you live? Taking a family these days across the pond is quite expensive and the refreshments are sky high.

    Have fun with the little girls.

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  15. I hope your theater is a success. I love going to the movies, but most people I know would rather wait till they can watch a film at home. I fear we are going to see some of our cinemas close also.

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  16. Well, you definitely will be giving the young girls stories to share with friends. Flannels for everyone's fannies!

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  17. Poor Winnie... what embarrassment. And the poor little girls :)

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  18. You read my review of the film a few weeks ago, J.G., and you made a comment on my verdict (I shan't post the link here in case it spoils things by you re-reading it) - but I will repeat that it's worth seeing if only for Emily Watson's re-creation of the Queen Mum (as then was) which struck me as pretty near authentic as one could hope. I think that E.W.'s appearance in any part is a guarantee that the whole won't be as you fear this might be - and it isn't.

    It's also MAH-vellous to read of a cinema actually re-opening. An event surely worth more than a single scotch egg - even after going heavy on the relish.

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  19. Boy I wish I had been a little girl in Denbigshire :)
    I can't wait to see that film ! When it comes here to the colonies.

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  20. Now that is a job for little girls. Let me know how it went.

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  21. Thought of you and Winnie when I saw this... :)

    http://www.suggestedpost.eu/grumpy-bulldog/

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  22. Your last post on Jason's girls was so endearingly funny. I am hoping for some more of the same. I know that they are not really going to get the fanny flannel duty (?!), but just to explain to them what you are doing is challenging enough.

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  23. Winnie looks quite stoic; I doubt much phases her. Have fun at the cinema. There are only 2 cinemas in all of Belize and both are very far from us.

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  24. Glad you will have the SCALA again.
    Ah, the two girls, I hope they enjoy themselves again. I think I mentioned the last time about it only the beginning. Didn't I? HaHa.

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  25. Sometimes Crap films are just the job ! Happy child minding xx

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  26. Teaching a child to cook is a service to them, beside fun for you.

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  27. Our local cinema closed over thirty years ago. They finally tore it down last year. It was a damn shame.

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  28. Winnie looks like she could be a Royal...

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  29. I wish I had a local cinema. There's a place close by that used to be a cinema. Now they have Christian rock/punk bands on the weekend.

    Love,
    Janie

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  30. I think it's supposed to be a bit of fun and not to be taken too seriously from what I've heard. Stock up on popcorn to get you through it if not!
    Lisa x

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