The 'small one' seen here paddling in a rock pool at St Ouens is driving me crazy. I think it's all the coming and going that's been happening in our house recently. S-S#4 came for four weeks - the dog loves him - and then returned home, S-S#1 then came for a week - loves him too - then he went; J took cases out of the loft (Grumps hates cases) and these have been waiting to be filled ready for going to uni in a few days. He can obviously sense me trying to look calm, whilst not feeling remotely that way.
Helen has let me know that my review of Victoria Connelly's great book, Molly's Millions has been posted on Bookersatz. Please go and have a look and leave a comment letting me know what you think.
I've been tagged by the lovely Bluestocking Mum who I met recently at Caerleon. In fact we were on the same course as the fab and very talented Annieye. I have to give my five favourite film characters. So, here goes:
1. Phantom of the Opera - Gerry Butler version, of course. Can't imagine ever bawling my eyes out for the 1925 version starring Lon Chaney somehow. Call me shallow, I don't care. I thought GB was beautiful in this, and can watch it time and again. If nothing else, it ensures peace and quiet from the rest of the family, who never fail to groan in unison when they see me reach for the DVD.
2. Maxim De Winter from Rebecca - I love the Laurence Olivier version. All that angst, wonderful, especially on a grim winter evening when there's nothing else on, although I have to wonder how he could actually be attracted to such a simpering female is a little beyond me. I suppose it was because she was the anthesis of Rebecca.
3. Mr Darcy - I loved Matthew MacFadyen in Spooks and Enigma, but couldn't see him as taking over from Colin Firth when it came to playing Mr Darcy. So it served me right that I didn't bother going to the cinema to see the film, and ended up watching the DVD at home on our 42 inch screen, which, although fairly big, doesn't compare to how it must have appeared on the big screen. Again, loved all that angst and awkwardness, as well as those beautiful manners. Ahhh.
4. Mark Darcy - yes, of course Colin Firth had to come into this list somewhere. I loved Bridge Jones, and do hope they make another one, whether she's slim, fat, or green, I couldn't care less, I just love the prospect of a night out at the cinema watching a film with Colin Firth doing his thing.
4. Edward Cullin - played by the ethereal Robert Pattinson. This movie (and character) was a surprise for me. I'd heard all the hype and seen the photos, promos, etc, but didn't feel the need to see the movie, until finally giving in to my daughter's relentless nagging, sat down and put on the DVD. Well! Say no more, I am now a convert. My son thinks I've finally lost the plot, but I don't care.
Please feel tagged if you'd like to try this, I'd love to see other answers. Although I think I can make a calculated guess at one of the names on Claire's list, if she did one.