Well, this is it the end of 2009. I am sitting here typing away another post, when most people are probably getting ready for a night out or maybe staying in with friends. Me, why am I sitting here at the computer, well my Mr G and No1 son are up the other end of the country so we are separated by a great distance and therefore I am alone on N.Y.E. makes me sound like a sad,lonely, loser. But that's the last thing I am for I have the remote control all to myself, I have series 1 and 2 of Doc Martin and a 3 DVD set of the Bourne movies, with Matt Damon. So I will be keeping company with Martin Clunes and Matt Damon how many others can say they spent N.Y.E. with such interesting guests?
I have also stocked up on supplies of smoked salmon and crackers, double cream camembert, anchovy stuffed olives, cashews and there's some chocolate hidden in the fridge somewhere! As I am a tea totaller there is a bottle of 'non-alcholic" wine in the fridge and no doubt a cup of tea (tea pot and loose leaf, of course!!) will be consumed sometime in the evening, so what more could I want. Well, yes it would be nice to have the boys home and go out for dinner with them, but that's not possible.
I treated myself to amovie today "Bright Star" Jane Campion's latest offering. Nothing short of brilliant, but be sure to take some tissues with you Fanny Brawne played by Abby Cornish is sure to get the tears flowing and the your nose running. Her grief is palpable and only those with a heart of stone would not be moved by her sorrow. As I am particularly fond of English Films and TV Shows I enjoyed every bit of it and no doubt many others including myself will search out Keats poetry and see for ourselves what it is all about.
The costumes worn by Cornish were absolutely wonderful and were for me a great part of the enjoyment of the movie.
Mr Brown played by Paul Schneider was totally disagreeable in nature and you couldn't help but dislike him from the first moment. All in all a great way to spend 2 hours or so.
I have also treated myself to some new fabric from Spotlight, just half a meter of a couple of lovely prints and better still they were on special, also Gutterman threads which are the only ones I use were 20 percent off so I stocked up on them as well. I only buy them when on sale as it quickly adds up, they are not cheap.
Well, I could post a list of New Years Resolutions I would like to make, but I gave up doing that quite some time ago as I always broke them. So I just try and keep in mind things which are important to me, aim to improve in areas that need it like being more focused and persistent in my work and hope that small changes along the way will eventually make a big difference.
Anyway, I shall go and water the garden,not sure if we are going to get any rain in a storm or not and then settle in for some serious DVD watching.
To those of you out celebrating, may you have a happy and safe New Years Eve and an even happier and safer New Year - 2010
P.S. I hope Mr G doesn't read this post as he will be looking for some left overs when he walks in the door in a couple of days, but I think I am pretty safe!!