Friday, October 24, 2014

A very funny man

I couldn't resist this. He's a master storyteller.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


In a fit of enthusiasm, having seen Gone Girl last week we booked to see the 'five star' rated Ida last night. We liked Gone Girl, both having enjoyed the book and now the film so it was with some anticipation that we looked forward to Ida.
Filmed in black and white, in Polish with English subtitles it was the story of a young nun who tried to find her roots. If you like films where not much happens and not much is said, with lots of staring into space but very nicely filmed then you might like Ida. It is definitely an 'art house' film but a film that you don't really get emotionally involved with. I'm not sure why.
We both left feeling a bit empty and at a bit of a loss of what to say, which is unusual for Jan.

Saturday, October 4, 2014


We have two dogs. One is very bright and the other isn't. Neither are allowed on the settee. The dim one never gets on the settee but the bright one waits until we have left the room and then climbs on, usually when we are both upstairs doing something.
But here's the funny bit. Because he knows that he shouldn't be on the settee, when he hears one of us coming down stairs he gets off and greets us at the bottom of the stairs wagging his tail as if nothing has happened. He hasn't yet figured out that I can tell where he's been by simply feeling if there is a warm spot on the cushion.
When he figures that one out then we have a major problem.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

And another but a bit more cerebral

A bit late in the day for most of us but true nonetheless.