With the brighter weather, it's been time to sort out my garden. Again. Only this year I'll definitely be able to do it safe in the knowledge that it's a Pog-free zone! Yes the puppies and the dogs are safely penned up (well unless Daisy starts getting out again!)
Also this week – have you seen any great films lately? I have a recommendation if you'd like 'Groundhog Day' meets 'Matrix' meets 'Inception'!
What do you mean, it's '12 o'clock' Mr Wolf?
Just look at the field where I walk the dogs (see pic above) – it's a bunny's paradise! You'd blow the whole 24 hour clock out there, there are so many! Last year, living in the country and being at the mercy of the seeds on the wind, my garden was much the same. However, I have a very innovative invention to thank for this year's green scene – it's completely free of the yellow peril now!
It's all thanks to Grampa and his clever weeder. I've got to say it's genius. Last year I bought myself the deep-rooted weed remover tool, made of cast iron so it's Debbie-proof. And after realising how it breaks off the root deep beneath the soil with a satisfying 'crack', so you can remove almost the whole thing, I couldn't help myself – I had to keep doing it!
I actually found, like Gill the guest did, that it's very therapeutic. And I never thought I'd LIKE weeding! I showed Cynical Lesley my mother, and my brother Glenn, who had spent two hours doing his tiny garden with a conventional tool and had the blisters to show for it. They were both so impressed they both ordered one for their gardens. So now my lawn is tended daily, removing any new yellow uprisings, and it looks just fab.
And what's more, it feels like I'm actually achieving something and makes a great start to the day! Yeh, ok maybe I don't get out much. But hey, I make no apologies for it.
I'm looking forward to gardening this year, with it being a dog-free zone (unless I'm in the garden with them). Plus I've got a ton of new plants to, er, plant. And I'm hoping they'll all flourish like the rocket and the strawberries and the potatoes did last year. Oh, and the dandelions, if it weren't for Grampa's Weeder.
If you could turn back time…
No, it's not another blog about favourite nostalgic songs, it's a recommendation for an excellent movie! EXCELLENT! 'Source Code' starring an awesome Jake Gyllenhall, was what I took pal Kipling Kerena along to in Epsom this week and I've got to say it's one of the best movies I've seen. Now I won't give everything away, but all I'll say is it plays with the notion of being able to travel back in time and avert a disaster or save somebody, but in a really novel way.
Now I've always been a big fan of the movies, as you may know if you read my blogs a lot. And in particular, some of the best I've loved over the years have concerned time travel. I blame The Time Tunnel TV series for getting me hooked when I was a kid (ok there's a little bit of nostalgia – but only a bit!).
From 'The Lake House' to 'Déjà Vu' and 'The Time Traveller's Wife', even back as far as the Christopher Reeve/Jane Seymour romance, 'Somewhere in Time', I've loved the whole concept. Two of my absolute faves of all time are 'Groundhog Day' – the idea of being able to know exactly what happens in a day, and get chance after chance to play it differently fascinated me – my copy of that DVD is well-worn I can tell you!
And even playing with the idea of altering events in the past – like the Jim Caviezel/Dennis Quaid classic 'Frequency' – well, you can see where my interests lie. SO – imagine my delight that 'Source Code' was so damn unpredictable, so watchable, and so fascinating – well the time flew by! Lol. I won't give any more away in case you want to go to see it, but suffice it to say that I was very, very impressed and gave it eight and three quarters out of ten (one of my top marks – I rarely give over 9!).
Seen any great films? What genre do you like best? Any I should put on my list, given the above comments? And actually, come to think of it – if you've seen 'Source Code' – what would you do if you had the chance to turn back time?
Have a great Easter weekend – I'm only on on the Saturday but it's a goodie – the new Decleor TSV and I'm looking forward to it! And if you can, join me this Wednesday and Thursday for (20th at midnight) Betsy Kaye pearls (as left – spotted it on our wrists on-air yet?) and (21st at midnight) a fab new Kipling bag respectively!
Bye for now,