I just watched this 90′s action flick this weekend (I’m still playing catch-up thanks to a tv-free household upbringing) and I think that I loved it. The opening action sequence was pretty awesome (as was the one at the end) but I was a little disappointed in how Stallone defeated Snipes. It seemed a little anti-climatic for me. Also, young Sandra Bullock is not the best actor but I can overlook that. Four stars out of five.
There was only one thought going through my head when I finished reading this book and that was ‘I wish Kelly Oxford and I were best friends’. That is pretty much all I have to say about ‘Everything is Perfect When You’re a Liar’. Actually I would like to add that it is hilarious and if you read it you won’t want to stop. I’m waiting for the sequel.
Initially, I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy this book. I am always a little bit wary when an author strays from the usual storytelling devices but after the first chapter I was hooked. It was interesting, fast-paced and easy to read. I felt like I could relate to Bernadette’s antisocial tendancies, which she lists at the beginning of the book while emailing her virtual assistant to plan the family’s cruise to the Antarctic. There are so many things going on in this novel and I was sad to see it come to an end. Maybe I’ll have to read Semple’s first novel next.
Just watched Submarine – the directorial debut from Richard Ayoade - and was blown away. Mostly because it’s just so beautiful to look at, but I also enjoyed the humour, the parents, the name Oliver Tate and the ending. It ended exactly how it should have. Four stars out of five.
Once again inspired by Pinterest I set off on a crochet journey, this time making the Sunny Spread with Noro Silk Garden Lite no 2037. The solid colour is a Sandnes Garn Smart wool which I loved but unfortunately ran out of so I had to do the border in another ball of the Noro. Otherwise I’m so happy with how this turned out! I’m thinking I might make another one in the near future.
I am selling some of my Polaroid photographs in my Etsy shop. If you’re interested, you can find them here: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/rubyandwren
As a young girl I was mesmerized by Princess Diana. She was beautiful, blonde, had an amazing wardrobe and was jet-setting all over the world (plus – she was a PRINCESS!). She used her status to bring attention to places and people that were in desperate need of some help. When she died in 1997 I was totally inconsolable. For weeks I would burst into tears every time I heard Elton John’s ‘Candle in the Wind‘. Anyhow, when I saw the trailers for ‘Diana’ I have to admit I was a little disgusted but curious all the same.
As a love story, I liked it alright but I just could not see Naomi Watts as Diana. I know it was a fictionalization and not a documentary so I shouldn’t really begrudge her but I just wasn’t buying it. I’m gonna go with a three out of five on this one.
1. The feeling of spring in the air and sunshine on my face.
2. Awesome brunch with family/friends.
3. Baby cat sighting.
4. The sunset.
5. Double stuff Oreos.
These things just made my day today.
One of my current wip’s is also probably one of my all time favourites. After about 20 years of crocheting I’m finally making a Granny Square throw! I’ve never been a big fan of the granny square but I was inspired by this great mostly white one on Pinterest the other day. I’m hoping all be able to finish it before losing interest.
Monday night I watched the movie Nebraska. I thought that both Bruce Dern and Will Forte did a great job – the relationship between the two was very touching and real. The black and white really set the tone of the whole film, giving it this sort of classic yet sobering vibe. I’d have to give it four and a half stars out of five.