Four days, including travel, but we fit a lot into those days together -- not only our primary purpose, but also a couple of meals out, a book, two movies, and a side trip to take a picture I thought Esther would appreciate! The Primary Purpose As I mentioned in my previous post, we went … Continue reading Our Quick Trip
Wineries, Again As planned in my last post, we visited and did a tasting at my husband's favourite winery, Burrowing Owl, where of course we ordered a case to be shipped home. Our reasoning is that we will drink wine over the course of the year, and it might as well be wine we really … Continue reading Almost Back to Reality
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MUtVOatpK8A https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3fceTi-LklI https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yLcbeR3NlPY https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uZD8HKVKneI https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6Whgn_iE5uc You guessed it… we are in the middle of an unprecedented heat wave here. 54 records broken on Saturday in my province. Forecasted high for tomorrow is 41 Celsius (nearly 106 F)! What the heck? For a place that has generally moderate temperatures, we are just not prepared. I spent … Continue reading I’m Melting! Melting!
I guess it's been around 7 weeks since I wrote Part 1 and somehow thought I might have some free time. (What was I thinking?!) I've now finished my big project and have a few weeks before the next one starts. I managed to take Sunday and Monday off this week! (Normally I work pretty … Continue reading Rebalancing – Part 2
It's not often that an Armitage project comes along that my husband is also interested in. A space romp, though, is something he can appreciate. Space Sweepers is about a four-member crew of scavengers, essentially, who gather space junk to sell. They are outsiders, no longer part of the establishment and always trying to find … Continue reading Space Sweepers (2021)
https://pixabay.com/illustrations/censored-censored-seal-web-speech-1680266/ I am always intrigued when I see people stridently advocating censorship, particularly even before they have watched or read the work in question. You may have seen the online controversy over Cuties, the new film distributed by BAC Films in France and by Netflix in the rest of the world. To give an oversimplified … Continue reading Wading into Controversy: “Cuties” (2020)
The other week I was watching a documentary on Netflix, called God Knows Where I Am. It's fascinating and somewhat horrifying. A woman's body is found in an empty house, with two journals detailing her stay in this self-imposed isolation -- free in theory, and yet unable to leave due to the dictates of her … Continue reading Forgotten Joy
Home again. I was greeted by the dog, who seems to only love me for the treats I give. He runs to get in front of me, herding me, hoping for something, anything. My younger son tells me that we need to do something ASAP about the wifi in his room and that he has … Continue reading The Escape: Home, Books, Movies, Etc.
As you may remember, I was very disappointed that scheduled events on the home front prevented me from flying to Toronto to see My Zoe, but I did get to see The Lodge on Friday, at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). (Thanks, Serv, for letting me know it would be playing here!) The film was scheduled … Continue reading The Lodge
When is watching a movie like slipping into a warm bath? When you see familiar characters brought to life once more. Yes, I admit it... I have at least one guilty pleasure. I had resisted for years, but one day, I found myself watching Downton Abbey just to see what all the fuss was about. And … Continue reading Like Slipping into a Warm Bath