Monday, 23 November 2015

Wonderful Maggie

My husband went off to watch the football on Saturday afternoon, so I treated myself to a trip to the cinema, to see The Lady in the Van.


Maggie Smith is at her best as the rude, obstinate and selfish homeless lady who "temporarily" parks her van on Alan Bennett's drive way and ends up staying for 15 years!  And the amazing thing is, it's actually true.

Maggie Smith was clearly having the time of her life playing Mary Shepherd and Alex Jennings as Alan Bennett (both versions of him - yes there are two Alan Bennetts)  is excellent.


A fun film with plenty of laughs and humorous observations.  Definitely worth going to see.

Continuing with my small successes, I made another of my Handy Dandy Sock Yarn Bags.


The sock yarn I used was leftovers given to me by Grace and the colours are just so gorgeous.


The yarn is Rico Superba Poems in, I think, the Candy colourway.


Such fun colours.

Because of my small successes,  I'm finding that I'm also making progress on my larger projects - I'm not sure what the psychology behind that is, but there's a positive energy in the air and I'm making the most of it.

I hope positive energy finds itself your way.  Have a good week.

14 comments:

  1. I want to see this movie. I am glad you had positive things to say about it.

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    1. Catch it if you can, it'll be worth it.

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  2. Sounds like a great film. I love the yarn bags, they would make great little gifts. The colours in the yarn are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Lorraine, they would be great for little gift bags, especially with Christmas coming up.

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  3. I fancy seeing that film - sounds good.

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    1. It's had very good reviews - so don't just take my word for it.

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  4. I haven't watched it yet but I have it on my list. I adore the photo of her in the wheel chair xx

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    1. Yes, she looks likes she's having such fun.

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  5. I am looking forward to seeing the film....I read the book which I found very funny, and I am sure Maggie Smith will be excellent! Love your little bag...so colourful and a lovely texture.
    Helen xox

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  6. Thank you for the film review it's ages since I went to the cinema this one sounds fun. The little bag is lovely gorgeous colours, have a great weekend. :) xx

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    1. Thank you Linda. I hope you have a great weekend too - although the weather forecast isn't wonderful.

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  7. Oh yes, those colours from the sock yarn
    are pretty amazing!!! Lovely.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  8. Hi Janet, I like your blog! I'm curious about the film and I love your crochet bag for socks! This is a beautiful present and I would like to have one like that!

    Cheers, Sandra xXx

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