Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Here's Johnny #Shining35

Who knew it's been 35years since the world first heard this iconic phrase? On Monday we were lucky enough to get tickets to a special anniversary event at The Odyssey Cinema in St Albans.
After grabbing an ale (always classy) we walked into the stunning auditorium. Old fashioned music was playing while behind the scenes photos taken during filming showed on screen. Once we were all settled Howard Berry introduced Lee Unkrich (the director of Toy Story 3 & caretaker of The Overlook Hotel website) for a small Q&A session. He spoke to Jan Harlan (executive producer), Diane Johnson (who co-wrote the screen play with Kubrick), Garret Brown (inventor of the Stedicam) & Gordon Stainforth (musical editor).You can see more about what was said HERE.

Just before the film started (the director's cut not shown in UK cinemas before) we were treated to a video message from Danny Lloyd & he ended it by filming one of his kids riding a trike in the house in a brilliant reference to the film.

I really enjoyed watching the film for once. Usually it scares me to death but this time I felt like I was watching it with new eyes after hearing people talk about it & specific scenes. Once the credits started rolling we all applauded. After the curtains finally closed Howard Berry introduced about 20 members of crew & the twins up onto stage & we all cheered & applauded the people who'd been part of making such a wonderful film.
Photo thanks to Ila Desi - see her website HERE

We hung around for a bit chatting to people & finally just before we left we got what we had hoped for - a photo with the twins!

We're so lucky to be living in a place with such amazing film history. If you haven't seen my post about the film "From Borehamwood to Hollywood" check it out HERE I've also heard there's to be another screening of this in June so don't miss it!

Ttfn x

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Wellies for every occasion

During a recent conversation with mates I happened to mention my "lawn boots".....special wellies I cut the grass with. It was met with blank expressions, don't we all have wellies for all occasions?! 
Ttfn x

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Mature, Responsible & Sheep spotting

I don't know what it is about carrying a takeaway tea but it always makes me feel that bit older & that bit more important.
I'm off out for a day of Shaun hunting with the you do! Let's see how many we find! 


Monday, May 04, 2015

It was a British bank holiday - what more did we expect?!

I thought the song was Drip Drip Drop Little April Shower?! I was obviously wrong. As we arrived in Devon for Art & Sam's non-wedding wedding party on Saturday we were greeted with a fine mist of rain, you know, the fine stuff that soaks you through?! Well it didn't just soak us it soaked our tent too & after 2hrs of battling with a new tent, wind & rain & I was drenched right through to my knickers (lovely bit of info for you all there!).
Thankfully the weather improved a bit yesterday & then today (as we were leaving) it was wonderful sunshine - typical! I'll have more on the party when I've been through all the photos but for now enjoy the one of me above looking my best, loving life & being really glad we decided to camp!

Ttfn x