Well I am finally in my new home at Hobsonville Point. It has been a whirlwind February with work and the big family wedding and get- together and now it is late Saturday evening and I am alone. It’s a strange feeling as the house is really a recreation of all the places I’ve lived. I found opening up the storage and getting out my paintings the best thing. They felt like old friends and as usual there is nothing minimal about my house. Already it is full of stuff.
I am also enjoying super fast broadband yay.
The family wedding was a lot of fun and we took a few family replicas of our baby photo.
I haven’t had much time for films recently but tonight I went to The Lady in the Van. Maggie Smith is a stunner and this could only be a British film. Americans just don’t have it in them. Beautiful pace, understated, moving, and the most incredible acting performance from Maggie.
I’m also reading about a couple who have fallen on hard times and are living in a car but this version is a great deal more frightening. I love Margaret Atwood and can’t believe I missed this one. It’s pretty dark so far. Great title.
Have a happy week. FG
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House is looking Heggie-divine can’t wait to visit. Pleased you are enjoying some nesting time and things going where you want them to be and how you want them to be. Lady in the Van – there were parts I loved, parts that filled me with sadness – but I found it annoying that seemed to treat her like a pound puppy – maybe it was just the time or that there were yet not thousands of homeless – or maybe Bad Maggie (Thatcher) hadn’t fully manifested as the evil B she was – but maybe there is some American left in me that just doesn’t get the British.
And I just read a very tepid review of the new Atwood in the NY Times – yes I know maybe ”they” just don’t get it – I started it on Byliner and liked it – but then life and a crazy turn (in the book and in life) intervened. What did you think?