Saturday, 17 January 2009

Long time, no see

Blue sky for Christmas
Blue sky on Christmas Day in Greytown

I think that must be my longest break between posts, apart from when we went to Europe last June. Unfortunately I don't have much to show for it. We've been spending most of our free time finishing up the prep for painting the house (sanding..ugh) and then on Thursday we got to finally start painting. We're about halfway done now, but the weather isn't looking great for the next few days so I doubt we'll be finished by the time I start my classes at teachers' college next Tuesday.

I finished up at work earlier in the week. I'd been there for almost 5 years and it feels a little strange to think I won't be going back again. But it really feels like the right decision and I'm looking forward to the new challenge of being a student again. We bought movie tickets today and I got a student discount - woohoo!

Not much crafting has been done in the past few days - after a day of painting all I've wanted to do is vege out on the couch. I did get to watch a couple of great dramas on TV though. I recorded Lost in Austen when it was on TV a couple of weeks ago and watched it earlier in the week. The premise is that a modern London girl switches places with Elizabeth Bennet. I wasn't sure what it would be like, but I really enjoyed it. If you like Pride and Prejudice and the BBC adaptation (Colin Firth as Darcy), I'd highly recommend it.

Tonight we also finally saw Lars and the Real Girl. It was classified as a comedy at our video store, but it's definitely more of a drama. It's a very sweet story and Ryan Gosling was really good. Another one to watch if you haven't yet.


Jessicah said...

I didn't catch lost in austen the otherday- but picked up the novel at the library about 6 months ago- really enjoyed it! will try and catch the movie some time.

Julie said...

I just wanted to wish you the best on returning to college next week! I am also hoping to study later this year, it is quite a scary thought after so long out of education, but I can't wait. Good luck..X

AnnaVallance said...

All the best to you.
Yes, we watched Lars and the real girl and we enjoyed it.

Sharonnz said...

Gosh - "school" has come around quickly for you! I hope you get a bit of satisfying crafting under your belt before next Tuesday. Go well!!

Kimberlee and Lies said...

Good on you for doing all that paint-work. And congrats on LEAVING the job!!!
Good luck to you this year!
X Lies

Trina said...

Oh cool! My friend in London was telling me about Lost in Austen, but I hadn't heard any more about it! Do you think I would be able to borrow your tape of it?
And good luck with going back to school - my mum did the same thing a couple of years ago, she starts her final year in a few weeks, and she's loved the student discounts too!