A new-to-me Richard Armitage character has just joined the ranks of my all-time favourites. And this character is not seen, but only heard! In the words of his boast asserting his warrior status, he is: Uhtred of Bebbanburg... The man who killed Ubba Lothbrokson by the sea... The man who spilled Svein of the White … Continue reading Rich’s of the Past: The Lords of the North Audiobook
Finally, I was able to watch the Season 2 premiere of Berlin Station which aired in Canada on Monday. It is so frustrating to once again be two shows behind the US, in large part because I'd love to take part in the on-line discussion when it's happening! Even avoiding the posts marked with "spoilers", … Continue reading Two Shows Behind… Berlin Station
Our rainy season is now starting, but a couple of weeks ago I was finishing up a sunny week's "staycation" in Vancouver with our English visitors. It was great to have a week off work and we made the most of the time, doing the touristy things we don't often do. And, really, we couldn't … Continue reading Vancouver Staycation
After the documents I legitimately requested had printed, my desktop printer at work spewed out a page that said only this:
On Tuesday, Gord Downie died at 53. He was the singer, lyricist, and front man of Canadian rock band, The Tragically Hip. A little over a year ago, knowing of his incurable brain cancer, more than 11.7 million people (including myself) watched The Hip's final concert televised on CBC from their hometown of Kingston, Ontario. … Continue reading Gord Downie Tragically Exits
I am a huge P!nk fan. I love her strength and her powerful voice. So when I heard she was coming to Vancouver in May 2018, I was really excited! Tickets from the venue would be $60 to $260 and would go on sale this week. Verified Fan Presale Ticketmaster planned a presale using their … Continue reading P!nk and Scalpers – So Disappointed
After watching the movie It, my younger son and I followed up with another new horror by going to see my pick, the Darren Aronofsky film Mother! (While rated R in the US, it has a 14A rating in BC.) It looked very intriguing based on the trailer, and I've been really impressed with Jennifer Lawrence's past work in other movies … Continue reading Mother! (2017)
It's Thanksgiving Day today and a Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating. We had our dinner a little earlier, on Saturday. We wanted to share a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with our visitors from England before they left for home. One of the gastronomic highlights for us (although you wouldn't want to eat it every … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
My younger son and I decided to go and see some horror flicks -- the genre that is all the rage this year. His pick to see was It, the latest incarnation of the Stephen King book by the same name. (Note that despite having an R rating in the US, in BC it has … Continue reading “It” (2017)
Success! After 6 weeks and 6 emails sent to Digital Theatre, my purchases have finally been restored! I now have a 10-year rental of: The Interview and also The Crucible It's a good day.