Not only is it the end of 2017, but it has also been one year since I started blogging! I've really enjoyed it, not least because of all the interesting people I have met on line. Thank you for reading and for engaging in such thought-provoking (and sometimes just plain fun) conversations. Before I review … Continue reading Recap of My First Year of Blogging
Month: December 2017
Right. So, That BS Season Is Done.
**SPOILERS** On December 18, the final episode of Berlin Station Season 2 aired in Canada. A third season has now been announced, although it is not clear who will be returning. The first five episodes of Season 2 were fairly uneven, as I described in an earlier post. But as in Season 1, the pacing … Continue reading Right. So, That BS Season Is Done.
Merry Christmas and Happy Richarding!
I was so surprised yesterday when I opened our Christmas package sent from Toronto and found Sir Guy peering out at me over the ribbon wRApping! I confess that I couldn't wait until Christmas but had to open it right away! One of my nieces had decided that since the package included a set of … Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy Richarding!
Call Me Shallow… or What I’d ReAlly Like from a Message
I was excited today to see that Richard Armitage had posted his annual Christmas message to his fans (or well-wishers, as he prefers to call us). It is a really nice tradition, and one that he has maintained since 2004, posting them through various sources and, since 2014, on his own Twitter account. His messages … Continue reading Call Me Shallow… or What I’d ReAlly Like from a Message
Three Movies on the Small Screen
Home Again (2017): Reese Witherspoon has been in some fun romantic comedies over the years, so I was looking forward to a new one. Unfortunately, Home Again is not good at all. It starts with Witherspoon's voice-over narration rife with vocal fry, which is really annoying in a 40-year-old woman playing a 40-year-old woman. (Here is … Continue reading Three Movies on the Small Screen
On the weekend, we decorated the house for the holidays. It's a family affair, complete with traditional snacks and drinks and Christmas music playing in the background. We pour the Kahlúa and eggnog over ice into crystal glasses and sprinkle nutmeg on top. Then we choose our favourite Quality Street chocolates to munch. This year, … Continue reading Holiday Decorating
Mystery Blogger Award – Revisited!
No, you are not experiencing déjà vu... I had previously participated in the Mystery Blogger Award about a month ago. However, Luscinnia kindly nominated me again earlier this month and her questions are so interesting that I decided to give them a go. I won't repeat the technical details of the award here, but please … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award – Revisited!
Favourite Armitage Pictures
On Tumblr last week was a tag, so to speak, To be posting our favourite RA. And as Guylty suggested, bloggers need not be bested... We can post them most any old way! So, my favourite pics are the ones with the chicks -- They really are just so delightful. When I look at … Continue reading Favourite Armitage Pictures
I do love musicals, and I was lucky enough to see three different types of production in just over a week! Busy, but fun! All with good companions and none too expensive. Jersey Boys: My younger son and I went to see the touring production of Jersey Boys -- yes, that's right... my heavy-metal-loving son … Continue reading Three Musicals