The Week In Seven Photos

With the general feeling for the week best described by the following photo, I wasn’t sure how I was going to come up with any humorous insights or highlights for the week. With all the major issues in our country causing mental and physical fatigue, it almost feels like any new problem or unpleasant topic could…

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Monday Musings – 50 Word Story

The world lit up unexpectedly and the extraordinary sky   offered hope of artistic visions leading into the first autumn of falling leaves without football. Music is filling the silence, whether on the stereo or watching Seymour: An Introduction and The Music Of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.  

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Flowers And Movies

I’m a faithful fan to my favorite actors, rarely skipping a film, and it was a week of catching up on movies starring Bruce Willis (Acts of Violence) and Robert DeNiro (Heist) and watching the latest movies with Liam Neeson (Made In Italy) and Bill Nighy (Sometimes Always Never).  My only mistake this week was watching…

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Saturday Songs – No Hopers, Jokers & Rogues

  I had never heard of the musical group Fisherman’s Friends until watching the enjoyable film Fisherman’s Friends based on the true story of a group of ten fisherman from Cornwall that reached the top 10 with their debut album in 2010.  Loved the beautiful scenery filmed in Port Isaac, Cornwall and enjoyed the music and added a…

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Thursday’s Double Feature

I love when you enjoy a book, tv series or movie so much that the excitement continues after it’s over and you find yourself immediately on the internet discovering other books written by the author or movies/shows with the same actors, or dashing off to Baskin-Robbins for Stranger Things ice cream or somehow torturing your…

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Flowers And Movies

While my mother and I may not spend many hours gardening together, we have enjoyed a lifetime of sharing books and movies.  One of those books was the 2000 New York Times best-selling memoir A Year By The Sea: Thoughts Of An Unfinished Woman written by Joan Anderson.  Over the years we’ve had many great conversations…

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Monday Musings

There are many simple things along the way in life that one can develop strong opinions about, like not being a big fan of seafood after a bad reaction to my first seafood dinner, but then discover how quickly opinions can change after one fabulous lobster roll has you constantly thinking about placing your next…

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Flowers And Movies

I’ve watched an interesting variety of movies over the last week (you can watch the trailers if you click on the movie title) and I’m surprised that the ones I would recommend were the horror and French films.  I loved watching the mother and daughter roles played out wonderfully by Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche in The…

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The Week In Seven Photos

My love of photography, cinema and peaceful walks were brought together this week when I had the chance to wander through a few of the 20 beautiful gardens that surround the Cranbrook House, capture photos using the cinematic feature on the Hipstamatic app and later in the day enjoy another “horticultural escape” through the beautiful…

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Flowers And Movies

I always love when I can add another favorite to my lists and this week the absolutely wonderful documentary Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy was added.  I loved my introduction to Diana Kennedy, enough that I’m determined to start cooking again since our restaurant days are on hold, and “Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy provides an intimate look…

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