Sunday, 11 October 2015

Sicario, Eirias and a Christmas Wish

I went to see SICARIO yesterday.
It's a gritty story of American underground "dealings" with the Mexican drug cartels and has Emily Blunt as the obligatory FBI idealist who directs her moral compass gaze on a violent and brutal drug war where no one seems to be the nice guy.
Blunt is very good in the lead role as is Benicio Del Toro who turns up as a shadowy South American who has his own, very personal reasons for killing the cartel leaders but after this dreadfully depressing view of cross border shenanigans I did feel a little sorry for the Mexican tourist board ....as Sicario made the whole country look like one huge deprived, drug addled nation of no hopers.
8/10

This morning over a very passable breakfast of wild mushrooms on toast at Porth Eirias, the Prof steered the conversation over to Christmas.
He's been giving the subject some thought.
" I have an idea ef what to get you for Christmas " he suggested over a sip of coffee
" But it may have to be your birthday pressie too"
Intrigued I asked him what he had in mind
" A Welsh terrier puppy" he said with a smile " a new bitch"
He let the idea sink in somewhat before asking " What will you call her?"

" Mary" I said without the slightest hesitation  

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  1. Sounds like you're ready for a little more 'Mary' in your life.

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  2. LOVE the name. She'll be waiting for you. :)))

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  3. How thoughtful the Prof is - he knew to wait until the right time. And the right time is clearly here, as you immediately have the name picked out. It must have been on your mind without you even realising it. And how long-suffering and patient he is too.....the thought of even more dog crap doesn't faze him.

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  4. She'd make it a very 'Mary' Christmas for you! X

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  5. Perfect choice of name. A simultaneous homage to two sweet beings.

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  6. how would the other house dogs/cat take to a new "roommate"?

    so kind of the prof!

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  7. Could there be a more perfect name or gift? We both know that there's nothing like a puppy to turn a household onto its ear, and there's not much that's more fun!

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  8. Decided to send you a comment, but then read what other people had written. I think they have covered all the thoughts I had. What a lovely man;thought;name and how lucky we will be when you get her. Much love Andie xxx

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  9. A new Welshie! What a great idea! Is William still able to be a PaPa?

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  10. What an excellent thought.

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  11. Oh John, how much he is in tune with you; he knows exactly what you would love more than anything in the whole world. I can't wait to see that pup sitting on your rug surrounded by those who will become her bosom pals.

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  12. I'm excited for you, what a very thoughtful husband! xx

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  13. Just thought also - I meant to say earlier - this going to the cinema is becoming a bit of procrastination you know. Next time you think of going then decide firmly to clean out those kitchen cupboards instead. After all, the Prof is buying you a puppy for Christmas.

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  14. Bit tight of him to say it's got to be birthday as well as Christmas isn't it?

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  15. OMG *****squeal!!!*****

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  16. I do like Chris after all. :-) I can't wait to meet Mary! x

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  17. Aw...
    I am smiling.

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  18. now i can't wait for xmas!

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  19. He's a keeper methinks...gotta love him for being so thoughtful. Love the name for the new addition too.x

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  20. Mary will be famous!! I just feel it!!
    Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday, John!! lol

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  21. He knows you well.

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  22. He does know how to make you happy

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  23. I was wondering when, not if, that was going to happen. Merry Christmas, John!

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  24. Ahhh Bless him - what a lovely thought - a new girl to join the family xxx

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  25. William and Mary...:)

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  26. Oh, my dawG! I can hardly wait to meet Mary!!!
    How kind of the Prof to know that Mary is what you need.
    I'm happy for you, John.

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  27. I, too, cannot wait to meet Mary and watch her grow to maturity in your loving care. How exciting!

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  28. If little Mary is anything like our pups, you won't need to go to fat club - she'll certainly keep you on the go !

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  29. I love Welsh terriers :) They always look to me as if they should have four wee red wheels and a handle on the back :) x

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  30. I don't know why but I cried when you said Mary.
    That "Prof" ... he is some treasure ... a real keeper :)

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  31. LOL !! Yes , Mrs L ! :)

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  32. Well now, that is true love. Even makes up for the mother comment. ;-)

    I think you're going to need three pups, however. After all, can't have Mary without Peter and Paul, now can we?

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  33. Love that the Prof knows you so well.

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  34. Congratulations on your upcoming puppy-parenthood! And your husband has divine insight! A new life in your cottage will certainly make the upcoming holidays bright. Are you thinking of getting her before the holidays?

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    1. Funnily enough..the breeder from whom we have always bought our dogs from has a welsh bitch puppy. She was due to be sold last week but the breeder didnt feel the propective owners were right and stopped the sale.

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    2. Fate :-)

      He knows the very bones of you that man of yours. I'm so happy for you. Xx

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    3. I am thrilled and excited for you ( and for me too as I know there will some great puppy posts and photographs) xxx

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    4. Oooh! Mary might already be waiting for you!

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  35. There's always enough love for one more.....

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  36. How lovely! That's made my day.
    Bless.

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  37. Yippee and hurrah!!!! I have been waiting for this day . I felt you needed another welsh terrier to love you and to be loved. I feel that there will be some lovely puppy stories soon . Also puppy shit stories. Can you get Mary tomorrow???? Please ???? Xxxx

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  38. How lovely!
    What made you choose that name?
    Mind you I approve.

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  39. I would have gone with Baby Jesus for a name, but seeing she is a bitch Mary will have to do......enjoy the puppy love.

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  40. I teared up when I read the last part of your post !
    Puppy Love. I cannot wait for photos.
    I am going the opposite way because of my age and handicaps plus not able to movel.
    I am going to be a Foster Mum to the oldest Shelter gud dugs who need a loving foster home.
    A new adventure for us both.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I am so happy to hear that Parsnip, you are the perfect person to care for the dear old dogs.

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    2. Oh Thank You for saying that.
      I will not be starting right now but soon.
      The young gud dugs always get adopted but the older ones not so much. I want to foster the 10 + year old dogs.

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    3. Those are the ones that need a chance. Good on you Parsnip, you will make an old dog or two very very happy.

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    4. Parsnip. you truly are a good person. I adopted a very old cat this year .. I promised him that whatever happened in his life so far, this part is going to be the Best. It is the least we can do when they bring us such love and sweetness .. dogs and cats !

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  41. John,If you're the cook in the house you can have your cupboards the way you like.
    Dolly

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  42. Aww that made me cry happy tears! Wish a puppy was on my Christmas list!

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  43. Oh I can't wait to see the photos of Little Mary .

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  44. OH MY!! Can't wait to see the pictures.

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  45. Oh,how exciting!a new little Baby in the house!love her name!

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  46. Awww ...

    But how will you top that gift when it comes time to buy for the Prof? ...

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  47. Oh my , this is such exciting news !!!!!! Can't wait for the next installment.

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  48. So good to read this. Nobody has mentioned that your little wild rabbit was Mary, wasn't she?

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  49. So happy about you puppy news! I've been on cloud nine all day thinking about it. <3

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  50. Exciting news. Cant wait for puppy photos. Well done the Prof. XX

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  51. I am so happy for you

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  52. I have just read this post and it has made me cry.....and my late Mother always said I am as hard as tramps kn*****s.....( apologies for rather lowering the tone!!!)
    Congratulations, I am delighted for you.....you have a wonderful husband....just in case you didn't already know!!

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  53. The Prof knows how to make your heart swell.

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  54. You have a wonderful husband. xx

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  55. Porth Eirias.....arn't you taking us there? N&G x

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  56. I thought 'Sicario' sounded like it could be interesting, and now your high rating increases my curiosity. Let's see if I can fit it in.

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  57. Your Prof is a keeper.

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  58. Ooh that is excellent news! (only having just adopted yet another puppy for our ever growing herd). :)

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  59. It shall be a very happy Christmas with a puppy in the house!

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