Over the last couple of months, I've seen several movies with the guys of my house - my husband and my two sons (aged 22 and 16). The movies we watch together tend to be superhero or adventure movies, some in the theatre and some at home. With our lives keeping pretty busy, the watching … Continue reading Movies with the Guys – Catch-up Post #1
Remember those "back-to-school" essays about "How I spent my _______ vacation?" Well, now that I'm back at work (did I ever really leave?), I'd like to share some photos from the holiday activities my younger son and I found around town. Vancouver is hosting a Chinese Lantern Festival for the first time this year, with 35 … Continue reading How I Spent My Christmas Vacation
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
**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.
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!
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
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
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!
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