N is for…

the night before…the night before a girly meetup
Preparing for tomorrow’s get together…just a few friends for a cuppa and a catch up afternoon…I anticipate lots of laughter, proud girls receiving plenty of compliments for their delish cakes, some tears (yeah all is possible at mine’s..trust me), some impromptu a capella songs from our past and a lot of cringing teenagers… 😉 and who is bothered….

party glasses ready ….
teacups and cake plates polished too…
the crew…working in pairs…well not the little one…
first batch out…yum yum…

Are you into using teenagers to do all your baking? My first time and I think I’m loving it already…the downside is that I have now a sitting room full of teenagers watching films, eating popcorn and all the usual sleepover stuff…so tomorrow will start with a double dose of tidying up …never mind…

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

M is for …

Movies …
I love everything about movies…going to the movie theater  with friends…watching a movie at home with my family while eating homemade popcorn…talking about movies and looking forward to movie releases…

However, there is one thing I hate in relation to movies and it is movies that are adaptations of a book. THEY JUST DON’T WORK!!!
I can’t think of any book turned into a movie that has done the book justice. mmmmm….no, none ….the books are always much much better…no doubt about it…
Take for instance ‘The help’.Quite a recent read of mine. The book was quite remarkable in my humble opinion. I don’t intend to give you a book review here simply because I’m rubbish at the art of book reviews. But allow me to tell you that I enjoyed the plot, the characters and the clever use of language and how the author was able to make me see a very specific time in history through the eyes of various characters and provoke many contrasting emotions throughout the book….Blah blah blah..you get what I mean 😉
Now take the movie ‘The help’ …Nothing like the book…Well not exactly nothing but it’s not as thought-provoking or as rich. And did I read somewhere that it won an Oscar?!! Whatever…
Now that the girls and myself are on a week-long break and the weather is not very summery we plan to watch at least a film a day. So far we have watched ‘The descendants’ and I must admit that it was a waste of a couple of hours. Ask me what it was all about and I might struggle to give you a coherent answer unless you accept a one word review in which case it has to be….’rubbish’.

This evening we watched ‘The woman in black’. I’m pretty sure that the book is at least one hundred times better. Or perhaps I’m just to hard to please…Whichever the case I have never ever been satisfied with a film which is a book adaptation.

What about you? Do you enjoy going to the movies? Do you like adaptations?

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

L is for……

last few lines…..at long last ….I’m on the home run….

Let me explain…remember this?

Well….as I said only a few more lines….3 to be exact and I will then be the proud creator of my first crocheted bed throw/blanket/quilt or whatever it is called….Wanna see it? Ok ….

btw it’s folded so it’s even bigger…can’t wait to see it on my dd16 bed…

I’m already thinking of my next crochet project…I’m going to teach myself to crochet granny squares with the help of youtube tutorials…Watch this space 😉

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines