Friday, December 31, 2010
Blitz Spirit compiled by Jacqueline Mitchell for me. Love the cover art but am wondering about Winston's 'whiskers'. The Heiress gave me a copy of Blaming by Elizabeth Taylor which I am in the process of devouring. A gift to myself, The Queen's Doll's House by Lucinda Lambton arrived in our mailbox today, I can't wait to sit down with a cup of tea and pour over every little thing...literally! The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph were also courtesy of R, although he wrote on the gift tag that they were from Norris from The Kabin on Coronation Street. It's a funny game we like to play at Christmas, tying in our gifts to characters from just about everything. Too bad I couldn't jet over to England to collect my free Waitrose luxury biscuits though!
R and I have also had the pleasure of taking in two movies over the past few days. The King's Speech was absolutely charming, the ultimate cosy film. Colin Firth, Helena Bonham-Carter and Geoffrey Rush were a delightful acting trinity. The Black Swan was both unsettling and outstanding. You either sink back in fear or edge forward with anticipation during this one. An Oscar nod will undoubtedly go to Portman, she was stunning.
In the last few hours of 2010, have a wonderful time celebrating in your favourite way. We're going to indulge in a few thousand more calories before coming to our senses tomorrow. Aren't the holidays fun!