September 16th, 2010

Adventure before dementia

Just Having a Bad few Moments -

Reading of sad news on a friends LJ this morning, I linked her to this poem, that I have next to me on the pc.  As I told another friend yesterday, I had been low, and a comment she made really cheered me up ... So, thought I would share this (again possibly) with you all ... but mostly, just read it for myself -

My Life is but a Weaving

My life is but a weaving
between my Lord and me;
I cannot choose the colors,
He worketh steadily.

Oft times He weaveth sorrow,
And I, in foolish pride,
Forget He sees the upper,
And I the under side.

Not 'til the loom is silent
and the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God unroll the canvas
and explain the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful
in the Weaver's skillful hand,
As the threads of gold and silver
in the pattern He has planned.

He knows, He loves, He cares,
nothing this truth can dim.
He gives His very best to those
who leave the choice with Him.

~Author Unknown

Cary Grant - shenaninans

Film Meme - Day 18

Day 01 - Sequel that should not have been made ... The Trail of the Pink Panther
Day 02 - Movie that you think more people should see ... Still to decide - LOL
Day 03 - Favorite Oscar-nominated movie from most recent ballot ... Pride and Prejudice
Day 04 - Movie that makes you laugh every time ... Pride and Prejudice
Day 04 - Movie that makes you laugh every time ... Carry On, Up The Khyber
Day 05 - Movie you loathe ... Meet The Spartans
Day 06 - Movie that makes you cry every time ... Gone With The Wind
Day 07 - Least favorite movie by a favorite actor or actress ... P.S. I Love You
Day 08 - Movie that should be required high school viewing ... Gallipoli ...&... All Quiet On The Western Front
Day 09 - Best scene ever ... Pellet with the Poison, from The Court Jester
Day 10 - A movie you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving ... Lethal Weapon
Day 11 - A movie that disappointed you ... Twilight
Day 12 - Best soundtrack/background music in a scene ... The Last of the Mohicans
Day 13 - Favorite animated movie ... Snow White ... & ... Prince of Egypt
Day 14 - Favorite film in black and white ... Some Like It Hot
Day 15 - Best musical - Guys & Dolls
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure movie ... Still to decide - LOL
Day 17 - Favorite series of related movies - Star Wars

Day 18 - Favorite title sequence

My favourite credits are actually on The Court Jester - but couldn't find a link, so thought I would share another set that I think are great.  As you know I'm a great Cary Grant film - and Operation Peticoat is a brilliant film. Set during the war - with the sub ening up pink in colour.

For a film made in 1959, it is great - the credits list the names, with assorted aquaticc animals prtraying the characters ... and all why looking through a periscope.

The credits are here ... along with the first 8 mins of the film ... so, you get an added bonus!

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James - totally fascinated

Clovelly Pic Scam

I told you that last week Tim, Claire and I went to Clovelly for the day - Those in England ill know exactly the village I mean ... but, for those who don't - it's a privately owned fishing village - that still has to use sledges to move things around ... either that, or donkeys.

Yes, you have to be fit - it has steps as a main road - is north- east facing, so tends to be cool, although out of the prevailing winds.

Still a fishing village - but now more used for a stop on the tourist trail - although it was also visited by Charles Dickens, Whistler and was the childhood home of Charles Kingsley.

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