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Archive for December, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Seasonal trees

Here are some pictures of several trees I have seen this festive season.

 

 

National Portrait Gallery

Pictures from a visit to the National Portrait Gallery.

Two blankets

This is more blankets knitted by my colleague and I stitched the squares together for her. She knitted it all and arranged the colours. The big one is 54 squares and the small one is 16 squares.

 

Films

Today my post is different. From 28 November 2015 I decided to write down how many films I watched during one year. Here is the list:

  1. It’s A Wonderful Life – drama – James Stewart
  2. Hotel international – Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
  3. The Little Mermaid- Animation – 1989
  4. Deck The Halls – comedy – Danny Devito and Matthew Broderick
  5. Wuthering Heights – Merle Oberon, Laurence Oliver and David Niven
  6. J.Edgar Hoover – Leonardo Dicaprio
  7. Ben Hur – Charlton Heston and Jack Hawkins
  8. The Simpsons Movie – animation
  9. The Jungle Book – animation
  10. Doctor Zhivago – Omar Sharf and Geraldine Chaplin – 1665
  11. Red 2 – comedy – Bruce Wills
  12. Gone With The Wind – Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh
  13. The Lady Vanishes – May Whitty
  14. Mrs Brown’s Boy’s D Movie
  15. Brave – animation
  16. The Sound of Music – Julie Andrews
  17. Who ‘s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
  18. Cat on Hot Tin Roof – Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman
  19. The Usual Suspects – Kevin Spacey
  20. First Wives Club
  21. Big Eyes – Amy Adams
  22. Cleopatra – Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
  23. Funny Girl – Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif
  24. Rock Around The Clock – Johnny Johnston and Bill Haley
  25. Another Cinderella Story – Selena Gomez
  26. Funny Lady – Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif
  27. Suffragette – Carey Mulligan
  28. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Judi Dench
  29. Le Week-End – Jim Broadbent
  30. 12 Years A Slave
  31. About Time
  32. Gandhi – Ben Kingsley
  33. August: Osage County – Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep
  34. Life of Pi
  35. Before I Go To Sleep – Nicole Kidman
  36. Pitch Perfect
  37. Bend of the River – 1952
  38. Les Miserables – musical – Eddie Redmayne
  39. Thor – Chris Hemsworth
  40. Dr Seuss – The Lorax – animation
  41. The Imitation Game – Keira Knightley
  42. Fanny by Gaslight
  43. Notorious – Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman
  44. Mosquito Squadron
  45. Vertigo – James Stewart and Kim Novak
  46. Merry Kissmas! – Kairssa Staples and Brant Daugherty
  47. Miss Potter – biopic
  48. Crazy for Christmas
  49. Deep Impact – sci-fi – Robert Duvall
  50. Noel – Susan Sarandon

Globe Theatre

Yesterday was the second time I attended ‘The Wonders of Winter’ concert at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Tate Modern

I went to Tate Modern today and also saw the new extension, which is 10 floors high.