Monday, 16 August 2010

This is a story and you're not in it

So I'm a really slack blogger but oh well. Saturday was my Harry Potter 21st which I believe I have mentioned a couple of times previously. It was an evening of great fun and nerd-ness. Everyone looked fantastic and I would like to thank my very helpful helper elves who helped me set up or provided decorations. And to my mother who made the pumpkin soup, and my nan who made the goulash and Dean who made the fabulous icecream. And to those who traveled interstate to get here, and generally eveyone for coming =]

My friend Eleanor made my cake and it was so amazing. Chocolate and zucchini as per my penchant for strange fruit/vegetable/herb orientated cakes.

We ran egg and spoon races and 3 legged races, blew bubbles into each others faces, ate copious amounts of food, almost set my hand on fire with a giant mass of lit sparklers and sat around doing jelly belly's bean boozled beans like tequila shots and carving up candles.

There was a Luna, Fleur, Tonks, Bellatrix, Rudopholus, Owl, Trelawney, Sirius, Snape, Harry, Oliver Wood, Fenir Greyback, Hermione and Lavendar Brown.


assortment of decorations and a painting I did a few years ago (and the jelly beans)

Divination table and Herbology stand (I made the mandrake or as my little brother called it 'the sad bunny')

the set up crew

Dad (sirius) and my friend Clinton (snape)

Luna and Tonks =]

goulash and pumpkin soup. My sister went as Harry

towards the end of the sparklers someone handed me a lit bundle. I think I almost burnt my hand off haha!
(I potato stamped fabric to make into Luna's skirt. It was great fun!)


Monday, 2 August 2010

You are my sunshine

Last night I watched the movie Penelope on the recommendation of a good friend with reliable taste in movies. She said it was a good movie but not the most fantastic but worth watching for the cast. And she was right, though kind of wrong because I thought the movie was great haha, but the cast is odd. So many good and well known actors in such a low grade movie.

Due to a family curse a girl is born with a pig face. She must find one of her own kind to love her to break the curse. Not amazingly original, but sweet.

Things I love about this movie: the cast, especially James McAvoy, the clothes (think Nanny McPhee for grown ups) the bedroom and the small moments.

I am a fan of James McAvoy because to me a nice smile, fantastic facial expressions and an enthusiasm for life are the most attractive things a person can have. If you are a little bit quirky and have something unique or interesting about the way you express yourself chances are I will love you immediately. But you have to be nice as well.

My favourite moment in the movie might just be James belting out a rendition of 'You are my Sunshine' to Penelope as she tries to guess which instrument he plays. Worst singing ever, yet there is something so charming about the way he throws himself into it. Emotion and intent is everything afterall.

Here are some screen caps, I won't put them in order though or it might spoil the story.

I think she looks cute with a pig snout.

I want a tree swing!

tea strainer eyes

I want a call centre of vintage red phones...

playing chess through a one way mirror. He is sitting at a fireplace on a stack of books hehe

how amazing is this room. I could live in it forever

gorgeous wardrobe