Monday, 2 November 2009

Random "Stuff"...


This blog is primarily for my scrapping adventures...layouts created, stash hauls, etc...but I've read a couple of posts outlining "stuff" for the month & I thought they were kinda cool, so here is my take on "what's been happening" for me this past month {October}...

What I've been reading:-

If you've been following my blog for a while now you'll know I'm a prolific reader, but that I don't read books! Or should I say, I don't read novels! Crazy apparently...but I do read a lot...this month I've been reading Creating Keepsakes
Scrapbook Inspirations
Scrapbooking Memories
and lotsa blogs. Right now, I am enjoying delving into the archives of this blog for in depth info on photography. This is a great blog BTW. The best "people photography" that I have ever come across...

I "follow" various magazine, manufacturer, kit company, scrapbooking & photography blogs, plus a smattering of various "creative lifestyle" blogs & about a dozen "social" blogs {where I just enjoy a good natter & learning about life from someone else's perspective}. This is a blog you should definitely add to your reader. The posts are easy to follow because they are usually a week or two apart, but the content is always awesomely creative. I'm not going to turn this post into a total link-sharing extravaganza because I need to move on to the next post, but if you love reading about scrapbooking in an interesting & personal context visit here. This girl is a darling & her blog is a visual feast of beautiful photography, beautiful people & beautiful work & her husband is a hilarious writer - his post on her blog here is the funniest post I have EVER read on any blog, anywhere.

I have also just bought a book of Quotes, and am enjoying working my way through the 2000 quotes contained therein.

Movies & TV shows I've been watching:-

Don't "do" TV generally as that's my pc/bloggy time or my extra scrappy time, but Thursday evenings have become a bit of a TV night lately. It starts with "Gavin & Stacy", moves on to "Extras", then onto "Drop Dead Gorgeous" then onto "The Real Hustle", all of which I enjoy, but don't always make it right through to "The Real Hustle" as that ends well after midnight. My DH was schooled in the UK & my mother is English {only moved out to Africa in her late 20's} & I have always had an affinity for all things English, hence my enjoyment of my English viewing night.

Movie-wise I am very blessed to live 20 minutes away from a complex with 20 cinemas, so am never short of good movies to watch & usually go out once a week with DH to "catch a movie". Now to try to remember what I've watched lately...

Looking for Eric - a low-budget movie starring Eric Cantona himself {ex Manchester United Capt} - brilliant movie.

Whatever Works - too existential in theme to really embrace but a Woody Allen masterpiece nonetheless.

The Ugly Truth - a bit coarse & "adult" to have watched with my daughter {she wanted to see it - I had no idea what it was about - it did have a 16 age restriction but she is 16 so I thought it would be okay...} but I loved it nonetheless because it was very funny.

Last Chance Harvey - a must for Dustin Hoffman & Emma Thompson fans...brilliant movie but you need to be over 40 to really "get it".

Easy Virtue - period classic...it was cool...I enjoyed it...

The Informant - very clever movie...Matt Damon acted fantastically in it...

The Time Traveller's Wife...rubbish...hated it {based on a "brilliant" novel apparently, you see why I don't read them...}

Phew...7 movies...perhaps some of them were in September {just been on the Ster-Kinekor website to jog my memory LOL!}

Fun Stuff I've been up to...

Went on holiday to Botswana
Went to watch "Cats" en route at the Teatro at montecasino in Joburg...hated it but had fun watching all the bored kids peashooting each other with straw covers...
Movies with kids
Movies with DH
Househunting {can be hilarious...depending on the house...we've seen some catastrophes of construction believe me...}



5 comments:

Shayne said...

Wow 7 movies. I don't think i've seen that many in the last 2 years!

Plan on seeing Ugly Truth whilst in PE this week.

Will def give your blogs a looksee, thanks for the referrals.

bee said...

Yay!! thank you thank you thank you Helen! I lost the link to Lisa's blog after months of trying to remember it! you really made my day.

Stefanie said...

I love getting links, so thanks too for that.
Love also reading what everybody else has done this month.
We have so much to be thankful for and to appreciate.

Lynette said...

Thank you for the links...I also read Elizabeth's blog. Sjoe...I can't even remember when last I went to a movie...and you did SEVEN!

Helen Tilbury said...

Bear in mind that for the last 15 years movie houses in Zim have not been the place to be, never having been renovated & filthy, not to mention behind the times on what's showing so until we arrived just under 4 years ago I hadn't watched a movie in 13 years {since Chelsea was born} so we decided that with Gateway on our doorstep & club cards that give us half-price movies we should exploit our circumstances to the full & make the most of it for as long as we are here! I love sharing links - I find most of my best sites by following links that others have shared so like to keep it going around ;-D