Thursday, 5 May 2011

What gets my vote?

Today is polling day & I dutifully went along to place my mark on not ONE but THREE voting papers!!!  We not only had to vote for a local MP, but a local Mayor & whether or not to support the proposed new voting system!! Quite a lot to consider before I’d even had my first coffee of the day!!  But I’ve cast my votes & now we just have to wait to see what will be!! I’m not really a political animal, but I do believe in using my right to vote, after all, women died for it!!

20 Arthur movie poster Something else that gets my vote (see what I did there?!!) is the remake of the classic movie ‘Arthur’!!

I loved the original (OMG…how long ago?!!! Not 30 years surely?!!!…it can’t be!!!) with Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli & John Gielgud…but, believe me the role of Arthur could have been written for Russell Brand…& the dynamic between him & Helen Mirren, as his Nanny, is just a thing of beauty!!!

As a remake the story is identical but totally brought up to date & not at all spoiled by knowing the plot!!!

21 Prestige PosterThis week I also got to revisit another old favourite. Currently showing on Sky is the most amazing film, ‘The Prestige’ starring Michael Cain, Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johanson & David Bowie. How this film passed me by at the cinema in 2006, I do not know, but I caught it on TV two years later & as soon as it finished I just wanted to see it again!!  As soon as I saw it was on this month I set it to Sky+ & you can be sure I will be watching it several times over!! If you like a good mystery thriller, I highly recommend that you do the same!!! 

I am currently in the process of trying to choose possible photo’s for the much anticipated workshop with Sandie Vincent & ‘3 Jolly Scrappers’ at Brampton this coming Saturday! The sneak peeks arrived via email & I’m sure it’s OK for me to share them here (I think there may be one or two places left if you’re in the vicinity & at a loose end!!)…





They both look very scrummy indeed & I just hope I can find the right photo’s to do them justice! At this point I think the second grabs me more, but then that’s probably because it’s less girly!!! Either way I am so looking forward to spending the day with lovely people in a lovely venue, working on lovely projects!! You can check out more of Sandie Vincent’s gorgeous work on her blog…HERE

24 Scrap Cat OK…so I think that’s me for today…as I’ve been typing, the neighbours cat has decided to come & see me!! Does he sit in the wide open space that is my desk? No, he curls up on the pile of stash that’s waiting to be put away!! It can’t be more comfortable…surely?!!!!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by! I hope you’re all settling back into normality & that you all have a fabulous weekend, whatever the weather brings!!  Quite frankly, my garden could do with a good downpour, but only at night if possible please!!!

See you next time!  :)


scrappyjacky said...

Totally agree about the rain at night [please].
Both those kits look scrummy.....enjoy the workshop.

Denise said...

Yep, the gardens certainly could do with a dousing ,but overnight definitely.Just looked at your last post of Karen's garden party,looks like a great time was had by all :-)

karen said...

It can rain day and night for all I care as I won't be here.LOL

Jocelyn said...

Oh that workshop looks awesome...Have fun!!!! I can't wait to see these movies!!!

Enjoy your weekend!!!

Sian said...

Yes! Votes for women! That's what I say too - I didn't really feel like going on Thursday, but we owe it to those suffragettes.

Thanks for the film recommendation - that looks like one to add to our LoveFilm list.