Did you have a good Christmas Day? Sadly, I was a bit under the weather, as we say here. A combination of too much to do and a virus caught up with me. Reader, I ate nothing that day! But making up for it now, plus, as it’s lovely weather here with sun and a blue, cloudless sky, we’ll go for a walk on the cliffs today.
Two Saturdays ago it was another film night at our community cinema. We showed Gemma Bovery starring the gorgeous Gemma Arterton, which is, as you might guess, a take on the classic novel, Emma Bovery (although it is an exact interpretation of the graphic novel by Posy Simmonds). It’s a light, frothy, funny (some of the time) film and because of the French connection, is partly in French and partly in English. It went down well with our audience although it wasn’t as popular as our two previous films, but there was a lovely atmosphere as we put out tables and chairs in cabaret style and gave everyone a mince pie and glass of wine.
I wore my lovely charity shop but new (still had the label attached) green dress bought for £3.99 in the summer.
Btw, someone asked me if this dress was a designer dress and the answer is no, it’s originally from Peacock’s (!) so despite its intriguing hemline and the cut of the back it would have been cheap anyway!
I should have given you the review of Arrival today rather than last month. We watch a lot of films, partly for ourselves but also to research suitable films for our film society, and Arrival is still my film of the year.
Do not be put off by the fact that it’s a science fiction film. It is an intriguing, cerebral, transcendent film about communication, language and what it is to be human. I thought about it for days afterwards and still do. Furthermore, I can’t wait to watch it again, and, in so doing, it will be a different film because now, I know. Actually, I was going to give you a link to an Arrival review but there was a key plot spoiler in it. I’m telling you now, you do not want to know where the plot will take you when you first watch this film; the less you know, the better.
I’ll be writing about my New Year’s resolutions soon, but until then, wishing you all a very Happy New Year, and a very much better 2017!
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper
P.S. Sharing as per usual with Catherine Summers and her #iwillwearwhatilike session.