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!