Monday, 2 May 2022

Sunday Has Raced Around Again,

where did the week go?

at midday time for a sherry and a read,

for our starters,

breaded prawns on sticks,


our main course,

roast pork with gravy for Diana,

sans gravy for myself,

looking out of the window one of them was perched there, on the roof of a neighbours house,

it somehow it seems strange to see a duck on the roof of a house rather than on the ground or in water,

tiramisu for dessert, then feet up for the afternoon and evenings entertainment,

on the cover of the Hugo Blu-ray it says, 'A Magical Masterpiece' and it is, the sets and camera work left us spellbound, the story follows the adventures of Hugo, an orphan who learns how to repair clocks and lives in the railway station, but he has a connection with a shopkeeper there who sells toys, Georges Méliès, it is difficult not to give the plot away, but it was a marvellous film, also before you dismiss this as a kids film this was Martin Scorsese's first PG rated film in 18 years, as another aside if you do buy/rent/borrow this film be sure to watch the 'extras' the true story behind Georges Méliès who is a central character in the film is fascinating, and with that in mind we were happy to watch the extras again,

next for us a couple from an old favorite series Open All Hours, the series ran for twenty-six episodes, all written by Roy Clarke, and were produced for the BBC. The show began airing in 1973 with the pilot episode and ended in 1985 after the fourth series, the series ranked eighth in the 2004 Britain's Best Sitcom poll, the story line is of a small grocer's shop in Balby, a suburb of Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The owner, Arkwright (Ronnie Barker), is a middle-aged miser with a stammer and a knack for selling. His nephew Granville (David Jason) is his put-upon errand boy, who blames his work schedule for his lacklustre social life, great fun for us, we followed that with a hourlong standup show featuring the other Ronnie, Ronnie Corbett in front of a live audience, what a entertainer he truly was, 

lastly for the evening the Free State of Jones, a little slow at times and almost a documentary of one mans fight against the Confederacy, of which he was a member, that went on long past the end of the war, for the fascinating true story of Jones County, have a look here, and with the end of that, we were off to bed.

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