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I went to the screening of this short film at the Sunflower hall last night with my friend Angela and Izzy.  We had seen a trailer of it at Lime Bar last year so it was good to see the final version, especially as it was viewed at The Cannes Film Festival this year.

It was nice to see The Warren in Folkestone used as the location also all local people, some even from The Edge at our college that had never worked on an actual film set.

The music from Call back the giants was very effective in the film and a good choice I thought as with any thriller type film I feel the music plays a big part.


Dominic Pillia also chatted about his next project which is Rivers Of My Father which sounds very interesting, especially as it has a human element which is his father and the sad effects of dementia.

It reminded me of the book I read and reviewed form a local publisher called My Mother Is A River.

I will look forward to seeing the final film, Dominic is at the moment looking for sponsors, grants and donations so the filming can begin.

A great night was had by all, well done Dominic.




You should realise this as the rain has set in for the weekend but it’s not all doom and gloom just because our Indian summer has departed not to return until next year, you now have to think about:

Staying in all weekend as everything outside is cancelled……Hurray!

Standing in a steaming shower until every strand of hair feels overheated then wrapping yourself in that big soft towel.

Cosy fluffy socks to warm your feet up after getting soaked in your sandals on the way home.

Slipping into your new soft, comfy pyjamas after peeling your skirt/trousers off your legs from the soaking you got when the lorry went past you splashing water.


Finding that great book you have been wanting to read all summer but the barbecues and parties kept getting in the way.

Looking forward to watching all the previous Cold Feet episodes before the new one starts.

Cutting up lots of vegetables, so therapeutic I think, then making a huge pot of stew that you can just eat all weekend.

Turning all alarms off and not even looking at a clock.

Opening that good bottle of red you have been saving for weeks but didn’t want to share.

Remember that box of chocolates you got for your sister’s birthday?  You can eat them all yourself and replace on Monday ready for her birthday.

Look in the cupboard and find that tin of rhubarb, packet of crumble and tin of custard, then you have the best rhubarb crumble to eat all to yourself.

Turn your phone on silent, be very selective who you reply to and most of all ignore the door bell, this is your time.

Happy rainy weekend everyone x



Not a very peaceful nights sleep and I now have the cough that my two little visitors arrived with! I know it’s good to share but really, do they have to pass everything on to me! The day began with breakfast, which was about 9.30 so that was good as I do find early mornings very unsociably, I feel that 10 o’clock should be the new 8 o’clock. I really cannot understand why that is not the rule everywhere, I’m sure we would all function and work so much better.

We then spent a while deciding what to do first as their list of things to-do was a bit too long for my liking, I think I will need the week to recover. So, we settled on the cake making and they followed instructions and did it all themselves. They were delicious and did not last very long at all, at least they will not want much for lunch lol.

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No mess in the kitchen, very tidy cooks!

After a sit down and some tv, not that I really heard any of it, as they seem to chat non stop to one another. Much the same as I do to each of their Mums, so I guess I can not really complain.
It was decided they wanted to learn how to knit, after casting on the 20 stitches they each had a turn at doing a row, which they did complete very well as we only ended up with 23 stitches and 2 little holes. For a first effort I thought they did very well, I was amazed at the amount of patience you seem to developer as a grandmother as I am sure I would not of sat there doing that with my two girls when they were young. I would of sent them to their Nan’s!

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I am now very happy to sit and read but they had other ideas, they now think that crocheting will be easier than knitting so we should have a turn at that. It took me a while to remember how to wrap the wool round your finger and hold the hook but as they say its like riding a bike it all comes back to you. There was only one problem with this as I had never mastered doing anything more than a chain. Again, they did very well and can now both do a chain. I will leave the rest up to the parents.

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Almost time for dinner and then it will be snuggling on the sofa and a lovely film, which I will try to stay awake for. All in all a very good day was had by all.

Wonder what we will get up to tomorrow? Check back and see folks, have a lovely evening. X


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It is half term here in UK so the children have been on holiday all week. It always seems to go so quickly and I can never fit in all I would like to do with them. This weekend I have two of the girls they are 11 and 10, we went shopping and seem to have a lot of munch, films and cake making things. It has turned very cold so we have decided we are having a weekend indoors baking, reading, watching DVD’s and playing games. They both like the blog and have asked if they both did a poem over the weekend could I put it on the blog, royalties to me! Lol

I seem to of lost the use of my laptop so I do not think there will be any writing completed this weekend, it is going to have to be notes and planning. All of which I have a lot to do of, why is it names are sometimes so hard to decide on for your stories? At the moment I have a one and two in a story as nothing is feeling right, I guess it will all fall into place eventually.

Next holidays will be Easter and that is early this year, the children have about three weeks off then so best get planning for that. Little Alfie has already asked to go to the zoo again and to have a sleepover at mine. He does make me laugh as I stayed at his house the other night as was babysitting because my daughter and husband went away for the night for their anniversary, he asked if I had my pyjamas and was I having a sleepover at his house! Lol

Have a good weekend people and be happy. See you tomorrow for updates on chilled weekend.

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I spent a lovely day with the 4 year old grandson at the zoo, I’m not sure what hurt most my legs from all the walking or my ears from the constant talking! It was a lovely day out in the sunshine though and hopefully Spring is round the corner.

It always make me wonder how happy the animals are in their compounds but at least the areas are so big now you sometimes have trouble finding them. The tiger cubs were looking very cute at their first press call and seemed to be loving the attention.

We spent a lot of time at the elephants or “big” as he called them when he was little as no way was he getting his mouth round elephant! This was about the 4th time we had been to the park and I am always amazed at how children can do the same things and love it like it was their first time. They are like it with films, can watch it over and over and laugh as if they have never heard it before. My little bookworm Izzy will read books that she really likes again and again! What age do we get to where we cannot do that or is it because we only just about find time to read it or watch it in the first place?

I love the time I spend with my grandchildren it’s such a different relationship from your own children and I guess it may have something to do with the fact that you can give them back, so you just get the good bit!

Time to relax now, where’s that wine!

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