Colin Firth’s White Shirt

Dear Colin, It occurred to me as I was watching Pride and Prejudice, for what may be the millionth time, well, I exaggerate there, it could be more – that you have in all kindness allowed us to enjoy your white shirt in many roles and many different films. It has, for all intents and…

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He who shall not be mentioned…

Now, as some of you may have noticed, I’ve been on a blog break.  Not by choice, really, but by the force of a mighty invader. My computer was infected you see, and terribly so. Not from the flu, but from something far worse. A corrosive virus. Not bacterial, not viral, just corrosive. I shall…

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Commercials

It’s been a couple of days now and I have been thinking about this a lot… wait!  the world is Not about to end – that was December 21st I believe. We’re done with elections and the inauguration is over. It’s not about the fiscal cliff either, although there are a few things I would…

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Catching up with Colin Firth

Dear Colin, Happy New Year! um, it is a bit late in the day, but you know, the New Year should continue well into the year. Actually, I would prefer it to continue all the way into my birthday, which is in October. Not that you would send me a card, but if you would…

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Putting politics aside – today we celebrate our President’s Inauguration

As I watched Sasha and Malia walk down the steps today, two beautiful girls, first daughters in their purple and lavender coats, I had a tear in my eye. What might be going through their minds, their father, our  President sworn in. I saw smiles everywhere, introductions, former Presidents Carter and Clinton, James Taylor, Beyonce…

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May you have 365 days of bliss

Wishing you all – 365 days of bliss, peace, love and kindness. May you have books to read, good food to feast upon, your children, family and loved ones around you. May everyday bring you joy, your pets make you smile and many good films to make you laugh, cry and exclaim. May you be…

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Could Colin Firth be in the(next) Best Exotic Marigold Hotel?

     Photo Courtesy : CBS televison Dear Colin, Oh please say it is true, are you are in talks to be in the next installment of Best Exotic Marigold Hotel? same cast( and what a fantastic lot they are) with the addition of Helen Mirren? I will write about it, blog, do practically anything,…

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The world according to my little girl

My little-est has boundless energy, twinkles galore and mischief in her eyes. She sings and bounces all day long. She has opinions, good taste( currently planning a Christmas party with themes in black and white or red and green) and um, well, more opinions with a little delegating involved, especially when it comes to me…

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Blog of The Year Award

  I am overwhelmed and touched.  My friend Jen, who writes the most beautiful poetry has nominated me for not one, but three awards in the last few weeks. I thank you, mumsy for being such a warm, kind and funny person, for cheerfully commenting on my posts, for making me laugh uncontrollably, and for taking the time…

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Colin Firth in his boxer shorts in ‘The Gambit’

Dear Colin, Well er, now that its ( and by that, I mean your boxers and knobby knees, or so they say) been revealed. I have to see this film. I wish I had been at the Savoy with all the other people who saw you without your pants. Um, very glad you wanted to…

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Looking Back

I’ve turned 40( yes, a big number, but really, how big is it?). I am 40 and two days old actually, and um, it isn’t all that great, well, not yet anyway – er, I suppose I haven’t been 40 all that long. Besides, it hasn’t felt like much of a celebration because the entire week…

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Rumor Has it

Dear Colin, How are you?  it has been quite a while since I wrote to you. Have you missed my letters then? er, well, perhaps not. I’ve been busy with some political things, yes, you heard right, political – as in the Presidential elections. I am heavily involved, well, um, not really, and I’m not…

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Colin Firth busy at work…

Dear Colin, How are you? you’ve been a busy man. All these lovely, strong roles in some extraordinary films coming up. Um, read Devil’s Knot is quite the script. Jolly glad that Stephen Moyer has been added to the cast. I don’t watch ‘True Blood’ as much as I would like to. Was it fun working…

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Cool Summer Berry Smoothie

I’m back from a fun 2 week holiday. Disneyland for three days, Sea World, Universal Studios – a crowded mess – and Disney’s California Adventure. We had friends visiting us from Australia and our children who are the same age had an absolute ball. It was lovely to see it from their point of view…

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Duran Duran is back!

Duran Duran 30 years later Photo Courtesy :www.dailymail.co.uk  Most of you know, I am obsessed with many things British. Could be because I grew up in a Commonwealth country, or that I lived a better part of my life in Australia – I don’t know.  What I do know is that the 80s brought so…

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The people of Cockenzie would like very much to say hello…

  photo courtesy  www.dailymail.co.uk Dear Colin, I know you are extremely busy filming very important and top-secret scenes for your film, ‘The Railway Man,’ in Scotland. I’ve seen fan photos of you everywhere, no doubt they are enjoying it. Did you know there are many who are hoping for just a glimpse of you in…

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ABC cancels yet another show I love…

I was beginning to think ABC had made some intelligent decisions, lately. Bringing in shows like ‘Once upon a Time’ ( I love this modern twist on Snow White and the evil queen) Missing, Pan Am and Scandal. While I just don’t have the time to watch all of them, I must confess I watch…

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Hello Colin…

Dear Colin, It seems like I wrote to you ages ago. Of course I wrote to you right after the Oscars but somehow, I feel a bit removed from everything. Well, er, not everything. I have been keeping track of ‘The Railway Man’ project and I am extremely happy you made sure Nicole Kidman came…

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Colin and Livia Firth at the 2012 Oscars

Dear Colin, So, I have to say you and Livia looked fantastic. Yes, yes, I know, I always say this. I gush of course. I must confess you both can do no wrong – there is an air of serenity and love about you.  I love that you recycled last year’s suit –  I knew…

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Last night on Downton Abbey…

I don’t know how many of you watched, but I was in bed at 9pm ready for last night’s episode. It did not disappoint, when I say it did not, I mean it. So many story lines were addressed and wrapped that I didn’t want it to end. I love it when things move quickly…

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Why ‘Downton Abbey’ is so fantastic…

I am a huge fan of Masterpiece Theatre, and more so, now, since Downton Abbey has begun. I love British costume drama you see, and this one in particular is right up my alley. I  missed some of the crucial episodes of Downton when it first began and lamented for  weeks because I simply could…

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