Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Monday weigh-in
Late posting to day — I had a day out with my Perth friend, Adrienne, and got back late this arvo — but when I weighed myself this morning, I had put on 220 g (0.4 lb) since last Monday! Crap! Obviously need to cut back on the peppermint patties ...
:: I have two movies to recommend, both of which I watched over the weekend. The Constant Gardener, starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz (first time I've liked Ralph in anything), is a taut version of the John Le Carre novel, and gripping from start to finish. Really excellent.
Also Dan in Real Life, which I may have mentioned before. I watched it with Will last night and it really is a gem. It stars Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche and Dane Cook, and is set in Rhode Island.
::On telly, I'm loving Cranford, the BBC serialisation of the novel by Mrs Gaskell. And on the strength of that, I ordered North and South from Netflix — it's fantastic. I wanted to watch it all over again once it was finished. So good.
:: I'm still reading Apples and Oranges, by Marie Brenner, which was sent me to review. Lucky me! I'm really enjoying it and have nearly finished, so I hope to be writing about that one soon.
That's all folks!

1 comment:

Natalie said...

Have not seen Constant Gardener... am such a wimp about sad-gripping movies. Must work-up to it, since you recommend. Love Dan in Real Life, in a surprised, pleasant kind of way. Love the family time and the beautiful music and scenery and the bonus is that he is in love with a woman and not a *girl.* Smart, gorgeous and skinny, but I forgive her lol. The boys and I are so tickled by Cranford... saving the last episode on DVR... want to savor it.
Weigh-in? Can't do it. Still in denial.