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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Beware the quiet man




Today being Tuesday it was off to the Senior Screen with Jean.  Today's choice of film was "The Bridge of Spies" and I must agree with comments that I heard - It was a great film and I was particularly impressed with Mark Rylance.  The film covered the spies in the cold war but, for me, was particularly powerful as you watched the Berlin Wall being built.  I remember it being taken down but, perhaps, did not fully appreciate the terror of its construction.  The title of the blog comes from a running theme throughout the film. Tom Hanks plays an unremarkable quiet man who just knows what is right and demands it - even when reason dictates that he should just give up.






The film was a long one so I didn't get home until 2pm.  Lunch was a quick "bacon buttie" before taking the "girls" up to the beach.  It was freezing cold and very windy - I didn't dare let Daisy off the lead for fear that she would go flying!  Whilst on our walk we came across an elderly gentleman who we meet quite often.  He has a small dog and we had talked previously about how he wanted a second dog and how his wife wanted a Cockerpoo - so it was time to introduce him to Daisy.  It turns out that he now has a second dog - a rescue dog - and, as Daisy bounded up, the rescue dog went for her and Daisy's squeals could be heard loud and clear.  Of course she wasn't injured - just being a scared diva!!  The gentlemen was upset at the thought of what could of happened and so we stopped to reassure him and let him have a cuddle of Daisy (after his dog was put in the car!)

Home, and a cuppa, I then set to doing some more decluttering  in the craft room (the charity bag is overflowing!) whilst  watched the new O J Simpson BBC 2 series on iplayer - it's very good!  I also gave in (that didn't take long) and ordered my new Dyson.  they are having a part exchange offer which was just too good to ignore.  I missed the time for next day delivery so it should arrive on Thursday!


Dinner is going to be one of my favourites - a shepherds pie - before settling down for some more hand sewing.  I'm living the dream!


13 comments:

  1. Living the dream...you cant get better than that.
    Good job Teen Two wasn't around to hear poor Daisy's squeals.
    I thought rescue dogs had to pass a test for sociability with other dogs before being adopted out? Bit worrying if a little pup was seen as a threat.

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    1. It wasn't a proper rescue dog - she belonged to a lady he knew that couldn't look after her anymore.

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  2. Hope daisy isn't traumatised by today's happening?
    That shepherds pie looks scrummy!
    Is it sin free on s.w?

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    1. Daisy is fine - if a little hyper ATM! Yes shepherds pie is syn free as long as you use Less than 5% fat mince

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  3. Good to see Penny isn't the only one who sees Daisy as a threat!

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    1. Jealousy is not an attractive feature Penny! Perhaps you and Daisy ought to meet up at Easter and get better acquainted. Ask your dad when he's free to chauffeur you over x

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  4. Daddy says we need to wait to see when we are available - possibly the Monday and, for the record, I don't need to be jealous - one look from my gorgeous big eyes and everyone is putty in my hands!!!

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    1. Listen Penny - it's Daisy here. Puppy to puppy you are sounding a little insecure and you really don't need to be. If we play this right then we can both be cute and make everyone putty in our hands. I really hope that you can come over on Easter Monday so that we can cause chaos!

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  5. Insecure? Moi? Just waiting to hear when a birthday party is before we can commit to coming over but I am looking forward to meeting you to see what all the fuss is about.....

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    1. Penny Penny Penny - why wait? We can have our own birthday party here - I'm sure that mum will make you one of her healthy cakes (yuk!)

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  6. What is a bacon buttie? Anything bacon sounds yummy
    My husband loves shepards pie I'll have to make him some

    Colleen
    SanFrancisco Bay Area
    California
    USA

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    1. Sorry Colleen - it's just a bacon sandwich. However it is one of my favourite sandwiches!

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