Thursday, November 26, 2009

Film night.

The Times newspaper have listed the 100 best films of the decade and guess how many we've been to see?  Only nine...

  • Devil Wears Prada
  • Hotel Rwanda
  • About Schmidt
  • Finding Nemo
  • Gladiator
  • Being John Malkovitch
I don't believe it!  In the background I have a quiz show showing on TV and just as I typed Malkovitch, Jeremy Vine asked a question about the film and said Malkovitch at exactly the same time.  Now what are the chances of that happening? It's amazing!
  • Minority Report
  • The Queen
  • Bourne Supremacy
I think the reason that we've only seen nine is partly to do with us never considering '18' rated movies or '15' without close scrutiny and boy, you certainly have to scrutinise 'em these days.

We've seen a lot more than nine but for some reason they aren't in The Times top 100.

Tonight we're watching Catherine Cookson's 'Dinner of Herbs'...old but good!

I was ill this afternoon and I've put it down to the beef we had on Sunday that I made sandwiches with today.

This evening I repaired the wing of the chair MIL knocked off, but had to go out and buy a countersink bit (left mine in France).

While we were out we checked out the two new shops that have just opened...Next and Peacocks.

In Next we saw a long slim 3' high solid oak sideboard with drawers and cupboards...perfect for the right-hand side of our fireplace in France. It's so elegant and timeless.  If it's in the sale in January we'll be tempted beyond our ability to resist.

Finished the for the film.


  1. Ken, we saw some nice things in The Range the other week that would also look perfect.

  2. We had every intention of buying all our furniture for France in France. It was a complete non-starter. It was all either huge, elaborate and very expensive or very cheap and nasty. We came to the conclusion we could spend all our holidays trying to track down the right stuff in France so we bought two Ikea sofas in Nottingham and the dining furniture in the January sale in Chesterfield. It's made of reclaimed oak and looks really French !! It was a huge effort to hire a van, take it over there, spend one night and then drive back again. And it was an expensive trip due to the cost of petrol, van hire and ferry, but it was worth it.
    BTW, not many van hire places will hire you a van to take abroad.

  3. Hi Eileen
    We haven't been to The Range or have even heard of it. Is it over Lady Bay and on that retail site by the island where Staples was/is?

    Jean, you've never seen what we can get on top of the car and on a's a sight to behold.

    Does the shop deal in reclaimed oak? Do they have a website?

  4. This is Jeremy. By chance I saw your blog! How about that. Malkovitch! Good luck with the move to France. JV

  5. Ken - It was Eyres in Chesterfield, just an old-fashioned furniture shop.

  6. I was watching Eggheads too when they said that.

    Sorry I've not been around - been testing software and had to obey the rules of no blogging for a few days

    Hope life is good.