I was just sorting through my photo folders, and I realised I never showed you the cupcakes that I secretly bought for Chris' birthday in December. Somebody at work makes them (not a colleague of mine, just someone in the Trust) and when I saw her advertising her wares with a photo of these, I thought "they're perfect!" As I mentioned before, he's a beekeeper :-)
|Cute little sugar paste bees!|
Speaking of birthdays, it was mine on Thursday. We'd both got the day off (and Friday too) so after a quick visit to my mum, we went for the 1pm showing of Les Miserables. The good thing about going at that time, and when the film has been out for a couple of weeks already, was that there was hardly anyone else in the cinema, and they were all pensioners - we were the youngest ones there! And when there's a quiet bit in the film, everyone is completely silent. No silly giggling schoolgirls. No boys messing about on the back row. Just a respectful audience, completely enthralled. Anyway, Les Mis. Wow. It broke me. Completely broke me. I cried. I wept! I sobbed! I worried about how red and blotchy my face would be when I got out into the daylight. I've never really fancied going to see it at the theatre before, and I didn't even know what it was about really. I'll admit, I've probably always let the title put me off. But crikey! I loved it! I found the 'sing-every-line-even-the-ones-that-should-really-be-a-talking-part' a bit strange to get used to, but I did get used to it, and then it seemed odd when there were a few (albeit brief) spoken words. I don't like Russell Crowe, in anything, so he was never going to win me over in this. Hugh Jackman is great, I thought Anne Hathaway was brilliant and I kind of missed her for most of the film, and I really enjoyed the bits with Eddie Redmayne and his mates. Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter were fantastic at providing a bit of light relief! All in all I was very impressed. Loved it!
On Wednesday night, Chris made me a Victoria sponge for my birthday, as is tradition (I made him one for his too, didn't want him to think getting the cupcakes was a cop-out).
|23rd Jan (I forgot to take a photo on the 22nd)|
My main birthday present was this:
We had another final flourish of snow overnight - several inches fell, but it's starting to thaw very quickly today, and I think rain is forecast for the rest of the weekend.
So there we are - another birthday has been and gone.
I think I've finished my latest bit of crochet, but I'm debating whether to have a go at blocking it. I don't have enough pins though! So probably no photo of that just yet. It does mean that I can get on with my next project, which I think is going to be another blanket for the bed, but this time with granny squares (or some kind of variation on that theme) so I can judge the width/length of it better and try and get a full-size blanket. Exciting!!
Bye for now...
[Edit] I'm back, because I wanted to show you this which you'll enjoy if you like cats. I think I might watch it on repeat forever.
I also wanted to share with you my Spam Email Subject Title Of The Week... wait for it... "Hemorrhoid No More"