Question 22

Apr. 5th, 2017 05:29 pm
kazzy_cee: (ani Spangel what)
Are you a morning person?
Mostly. It depends on the time of year as in the winter I want to hibernate. However give me a sunny morning in Spring/Summer/Autumn and I'll be up with the lark, much to my own annoyance as I'd quite like to sleep in occasionally. I am not someone who can fall back to sleep once I am awake, so if that's 5am that's when I'll have to get up and do something.

In other news Mr Cee and I went to see Logan last night. The cinema was surprisingly full for a Tuesday evening, but I suppose there were people there like us who didn't want to miss seeing the film on the big screen before it stopped it's local run. We are so close to the end of the run for the film that there was only one performance a day at 8.45pm which meant we didn't get home until midnight. However, it was a very good end to the Wolverine trilogy, and very moving in parts. I was completely spoiler free which was fun too, as I didn't realise Stephen Merchant and Richard E Grant were in it! Both Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman were excellent and we both enjoyed it.

One small annoyance was that the cinema serves beer at the late performances, so the smell of beery breath was quite overwhelming, and WHY do people have to buy smelly food and eat in the cinema? It's so expensive too!! Fortunately most people had stopped rustling their wrappers and nachos (ewww) by the time the film actually started. *sigh*
kazzy_cee: (KC bunny green)
Day 27 → 3 goals for next year

I'm not very good at setting goals, but here goes...

  1. Go on a proper calorie controlled diet.  I need to lose the last few pounds to get rid of the excess flobbage around my middle especially as I'd like to go belly dancing without wearing a body stocking next year (it's hot!).  Also Mr Cee needs to lose weight and the only way I'll persuade him is if I diet as well....

  2. Get my stained glass business up and running properly.  I have several friends who will host stained glass selling parties and have offered, and I've investigated Etsy.  I need to look at the logistics a bit more.

  3. Sort out my various pension 'pots' which are all over the place. I have now found all the paperwork, so there's no excuse really, and I do need to see if it's worth claiming some of the private pensions now or if it's better to wait until I'm older.

In other news Eldest Cee is feeling a bit better although he's still coughing he doesn't have a fever any more which is good.  He did stay at home while we went out to see Rogue One, although I didn't escape being coughed all over as there was someone behind me coughing (fairly discretely) and blowing his nose throughout *sigh*.  We all enjoyed the film though which was very good with enough nods to the old films and some good characters.

Today we are mostly doing laundry and cleaning as a few days of sloth with all the family here and the place needs some housework!

Laterz......
kazzy_cee: (ani falling leaves Autumn)
I've just caught up with my f-list and seen all the lovely recs at [livejournal.com profile] buffyversetop5. Run and see them! There are loads of lovely things to read and look at!

What else have I been up to you ask (well maybe you don't, but I'm listing it anyway):
under a cut to spare you, includes some photos )

Last night Mr Cee and I went out to see Doctor Strange which was great fun.

teeny spoilers )
Afterwards we had a meal out, so it was nice it turned into a date night.

This weekend is busy as we have lot of 'little' jobs to do around the house. This morning I even got ahead and bought 3 Christmas baubles! I'd better get on!

Happy Saturday!
kazzy_cee: (moving men)
It's all going suspiciously well so far....

  • We've been making a groove in the road between our house and the Big Yellow Storage depot.  We think we'll have everything we want to store temporarily in there by Saturday. There are definitely things that will be weeded out once we start to bring it to the new house as some things have just been shoved down there as we didn't want to make a decision about what to do with them ;)

  • We have the keys to the new house so that we could supervise the drain people who arrived on Tuesday.  They dug up the driveway, replaced the section of drain that needed doing, uncovered a bit of a mystery about where some of the water came from which has since been solved and then replaced everything so well you wouldn't have known they had been!  It took 3 days start to finish which is impressive.

  • Today a chap from the landscape company has been clearing weeds in preparation for lawn laying at the new house at the weekend. We had a chat with him and although just a young lad, he's very knowledgeable about the plants (and weeds!) and agreed with us that the deck should not have weeds sprouting up between the boards. Looks like the builders laid the deck, but didn't lay a weed supressing membrane underneath.  He had some suggestions about how to deal with them in the short term, and also agreed with us that the deck is very boring (it's a dull rectangle, which I wouldn't have done, but can be changed later).

In non-moving related news Youngest Cee has an interview next week at a very well known UK consumer magazine for a researcher/writer role he's interested in and has several applications in for other jobs.

Last night we went to see Star Trek: Beyond before it disappeared from our local cinema.  As it was the end of the run there were only 8 of us in the cinema which was nice.  We enjoyed the film, but I am getting tired of fight scenes being filmed with a camera which zooms around all over the place at the same time.  Quite nauseating, and you miss all the fight choreography!  It was also sad to see Anton Yelchin, and I liked the tribute to Leonard Nimoy :(

Off to belly dancing tonight to relax.  On Saturday a group of us went out for dinner which was great fun, they are a nice group of ladies and I enjoyed it.  Apparently as I know the routine we are to perform in London I am going to be leading the few ladies who are willing to do it as we are going to be without our teacher on stage.  Could be fun ;)

I am reading my f-list, but apologies if I don't always comment - if I'm not packing something, taking something to storage or sorting out something I'm probably cleaning something at the moment.....! 
kazzy_cee: (ani umbrellas rain)
Today's question is: What tattoos you have and if they have meaning.

This is an easy one I don't have any tattoos! I do think there is some amazing tattoo work out there, but it's not something I've ever wanted to have done.

In other news I have finished my lamp!  I'm really pleased with it. The next project will be hanging and standing terrariums as I have bought a lot of little air plants to put in them and hopefully sell at some point.

Photos under here )

Yesterday was a good day.  I went to see a film called 'Golden Years' co-written by Nick Knowles who my UK friends will know as a presenter from the DIY SOS programmes.  It was good fun - fairly light weight, but had some laugh out loud moments (and the odd plot hole which didn't detract from the overall enjoyment).  My friends and I went to the over 55s 'Silver Cinema' screening and we got free coffee or tea and biccies! Yum. EVERYONE from UK acting royalty was in it, Virginia McKenna, Simon Callow, Una Stubbs, Bernard Hill, Philip Daniels, Mark Williams, Alun Armstrong....

In the evening Mr Cee and I went up to the London Transport Museum to hear a lecture about the evolution of the lettering on the Underground stations.  It was really interesting and means we can now identify the stations built between 1902 and 1907 (hint: they are covered in cardinal red tiling!).  We learned a lot of things which is always good, unfortunately Mr Cee is not feeling very good today as he was going down with a cold yesterday so he's taken today off to hack and cough around the house, but this means he can sit and sort boxes so that's what we've been doing :)

Happy Wednesday! 
kazzy_cee: (Smart blue)
Today marks three weeks since I have been able to drive my little Smart car following the rear end shunt a few days before that.  My car has been 'repaired' by the insurance company of the person who hit me while I was stationery, but it's not had all the things fixed and so an insurance engineer came round today to look at it again.  I think he realised why we were not happy he was shown what had not been fixed (it's really obvious!) and the dashboard error message.  Upshot is that the garage will collect the car on Saturday morning and get it fixed as quickly as possible (apparently).  We were offered profuse apologies but Mr Cee is not happy with that and it going to fomally complain to the insurance company because the car should have been fixed in less than a week - it's not a hard job!

Hey ho!

Anyway - this morning I took the hire car into our local town to shop for some essentials as Mr Cee has been invited to Scotland next month to a collect a 'long service' award at a very posh dinner.  His company are paying for us to fly up and stay overnight in the five star hotel and we've added an extra night so that we can do a bit of sightseeing the day before the dinner as it seems silly to travel all that way and not see some sights.  So I needed some of those little travel bottles as even thought it's only a 45 minute domestic flight we still have to abide by the airline rules for items in hand luggage (and we only taking carry on bags).

I went shopping last week and ended up nabbing a superb bargain to wear to the 'do'....

More under here with a photo )

I think that's possibly the BARGAIN OF THIS YEAR!! \0/ (and it nearly makes up for the irritations with the car....)

Also - last night Mr Cee and I went to see The Martian.  It's really good and we enjoyed it even though they'd missed out quite a bit of the book it was great fun.  Recommended.
kazzy_cee: (3D)
Soon it will be dinner time and we will be having curry with all the trimmings (yum!), in the meantime I have been idling my my time away with a bit of icon making as we went to see the new Man From Uncle film yesterday.

It was rather silly (and the plot twists were rather easy to guess), but we really enjoyed it for it's lightweight fluff and rather delicious leading men.  Or rather I rather enjoyed that (Mr Cee liked the period cars, motor bikes, stunts and tech) specifically I was rather blown away with Henry Cavill's chin and profile.  Good grief that man did nothing for me as Superman, but dress him in a suit and tie and ...... *phew!*  Although his muscles have been rather over-developed to be in keeping with the 60s.

So a very few icons above a cut as they are non-spoilery...



Want, have, take etc etc.....

It's a long weekend and so of course it's raining this afternoon.  However - there has been time for some tidying and sorting and trip to the local waste disposal depot to get rid of some things.  There have been other things that will be advertised and sold - so all good stuff.  The rest of the weekend will be spent with more tidying and sorting out and also some relaxing (because it's a long weekend!).

Happy Saturday all :)

Sad....

Aug. 20th, 2015 05:30 pm
kazzy_cee: (Sherlock)
The Criterion Restaurant has gone into administration!  For those who have been following my exploits into London to sample many and various cream teas, this was one of our favourite venues for the ambiance and quality of delicious food on offer.  Mr Cee and I had booked to go again later this year with some friends, and we only heard about the problems because Amazon Local contacted us saying that the vouchers we had would be refunded.  It's so sad that something that has been around since 1873 is going under but £850,000 a year for rent is going to take its toll...

In other news Mr Cee took the day off and along with the three other people in the cinema this morning we went to see Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation which we both enjoyed despite many and various ENORMOUS plot holes and lack of female characters.  Simon Pegg was great.

Afterwards we had a voucher to have cream tea in the Patisserie Valerie chain of restaurants so we headed to our local large town and had tea there.   Very nice it was too.

Not of course anything like The Criterion Restaurant cream tea..

:(

I'm off to belly dancing to work off some calories soon ;)
kazzy_cee: (ani red Christmas tree)
I missed the Boxing day prompt because of an unexpected friends popping in to visit in the morning and in the afternoon we were out seeing the third part of The Hobbit.

Hobbit musings.... )

Yesterday's prompt was grateful and I am grateful for friends and family!  It's been a very busy few days - we had a lovely Christmas day and I was very spoiled and recieved some lovely surprise presents.  I hope everyone had a good day whatever you celebrate.

Today's prompt is night time.  It's got so dark today at 2.15pm that I had to put the lights on to see what I was doing!  It's been raining quite a lot and this has not helped.  No snow though which was forecast (we are too far South).  This is the night time view of the Christmas cards we received this year (thank you to all who sent them!).  The candles are not real - they are electric candles which flicker very realistically and have fooled several guests this year!

2014-12-27 17.45.42

Mr Cee is off taking Eldest Cee home now - it has been lovely to see him for a week and we have been invited to visit with him on his birthday.  As I made an error and bought him a recipe book for making puddings and cakes using a mug in a microwave, and he hasn't actually got a microwave in his flat (ooops!) I think we know what we will be buying him in February!

Tomorrow we are off on "A Christmas Carol" London walk with friends which should be fun and most welcome as I feel a bit like a couch potato and need to burn off some calories!!
kazzy_cee: (ani applause)
We went to see Star Trek: Into Darkness last Wednesday.

Some mild spoilery thoughts.... )

Interestingly I decided to have a 'lazy' day yesterday and one of the cable channels was showing back to back episodes of the original series, and I tuned in to watch tribbles and strange women fall head over heels in love with Kirk *snerk*. The thing that struck me having just seen Zachery Quinto was how much he must have watched Leonard Nimoy's performances of Spock. The intonation and mannerisms he uses are excellent, something I hadn't realised before.
kazzy_cee: (3D)
Yesterday Mr Cee and I went to see Looper. I've never been to the cinema mid-afternoon outside of the school holidays. It was a pleasant surprise to find the cinema fairly full, but everyone who was there was lovely and quiet which really helped with the atmosphere of the film.

Thinkie thoughts about Looper - some spoilers )

In short - Mr Cee and I enjoyed it, although the advertising claiming it's this year's The Matrix is misleading IMO. It's nothing like The Matrix!

Tomorrow we're off to Stratford Upon Avon for a few days (back next Wednesday), so I may not be online very much. Wish us good weather! :D
kazzy_cee: (Sherlock Holmes)
Yesterday we went to see Sherlock Holmes - a Game of Shadows (or Sherlock Holmes 2 with Robert Downey Jr).

Did we enjoy it? Umm... no, not really.

Long review and musings about Sherlock Holmes - some mild spoilers and illustrations )

Thank goodness for Stephen Moffatt and Mark Gatiss (and of course Mr Cumberbatch and Mr Freeman). Can't wait for New Year's Day! :D
kazzy_cee: (Ewan camera)
Mr Cee and I went to see Harry Potter part 2 (part 8??) last night. We decided to go to the 10pm show at the enormous cinema complex as that worked well when we went to see Pirates part 4 (part 1 with Jack on his own?). It also meant that as it's the school summer holidays we wouldn't have small children asking in loud voices "Why did he do that?" or "Look - Harry!" or "Muuuuuuuuuuuuuuum!!!" etc which always seems to happen at these films.

We accidentally caught '50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments' which was broadcast on 27th July (still available on ITV player online for UK peeps), which also brought back some great memories of the other films so we were well prepared for this one.

I don't think it's spoilery to say that it's worth re-watching DH part 1 (part 7??!??!) if you're planning to go and see this one as there's literally no 'previously on...' and the cross over is a barely a minute of screen time.

thinky thoughts, some spoilers - oh come on, you've read the books yes?? )

The only downside was that it didn't finish until well after midnight, so we finally got home and into bed at around 1.30am, only to be woken by desperately cheery birdies at 5.30am... *yaaaawns!

Also, I have just realised that I don't have one single HP icon. I may have to remedy that this week.

Wow....

Jul. 25th, 2010 04:52 pm
kazzy_cee: (ani reject reality)
We've just been to see the film 'Inception'. It's complex and interesting and rather odd, but I loved it (and I'm not a huge fan of Leonardo di Caprio).

Two and a half hours long but didn't feel like it.

I'm sure there were gazillions of plot holes but it was rather good.

The ending was also very, very cool!!

Recommended.
kazzy_cee: (ani applause)
Mr Cee and I went to see Robert Downey Jnr in Sherlock Holmes last night.

Under the cut are my thoughts to avoid those of you who either (a) don't care (b) haven't seen it yet.

Read more... )

Having said that I rather liked the interplay between Holmes and Watson and I would happily go and ogle watch them again a sequel.

Plus is was very nice to actually go out with Mr Cee, just the two of us. *wubs him*
kazzy_cee: (new trek scotty)
We went to see the new Star Trek this morning. Boy is it hard to get teenagers to get up!! The promise of a huge lunch out at the local TexMex restaurant got them up and ready though!

What did we think??? FanBLODDYtastic!!! I don't think it's spoiler-y to say that they got around the rather impossible plot very well indeed. Yup.. definitely... *winks*

Now I can go and read all the reviews and spoilers everyone else wrote.

*g*

It was a shame we were in the cinema really as it's been a gorgeous day here - 23 degrees and very, very sunny. Tomorrow being the Whitsun bank holiday of course it is likely to rain!

The teenagers have the rest of the week off as they have half term. Mr Cee has Thursday off, but I have to go to work for the week as our College doesn't shut for the remaining 4 day week unfortunately. I doubt we'll have many people in (our students are adults so they almost all have childcare issues which will prevent them), and I seem to have a gazillion meetings about restructuring our department so I'm going to be busy.

Ah well!

*runs off to read Trek reviews*
kazzy_cee: (viva London)
Dum da-da-da dum... dum dum dum dum da-da-da dum....

Heee - we went to see Quantum of Solace last night.

Non spoilery thoughts:

- Daniel Craig has the bluest eyes and throws himself around a LOT
- the stunts are amazing!
- the plot is far too complicated for anyone under 12 (and yet there were children under 12 in the cinema *face/palm*)
- Judy Dench is fantastic ♥ ♥ ♥

Go see it *pushes you*
kazzy_cee: (viva London)
Dum da-da-da dum... dum dum dum dum da-da-da dum....

Heee - we went to see Quantum of Solace last night.

Non spoilery thoughts:

- Daniel Craig has the bluest eyes and throws himself around a LOT
- the stunts are amazing!
- the plot is far too complicated for anyone under 12 (and yet there were children under 12 in the cinema *face/palm*)
- Judy Dench is fantastic ♥ ♥ ♥

Go see it *pushes you*
kazzy_cee: (Buzz)
Woke up to the birds chirping outside my window, and I felt refreshed and happy and we started the day well ;)

This morning we went to see Iron Man. We decided to go to the 11.30am showing at a different cinema to the one we usually go to. The main reason for changing cinemas was that our local cinema no longer lets you book a seat. You can book a ticket online, but you have to take your chances where you will sit.

This seems ludicrous to us - the whole point of being able to book online is to save you the effort to queueing and taking a chance of sitting where you want to.

So we tried the next nearest cinema to us which is a little more expensive, but it was good to book where we wanted to sit.

Even better was that the 11.20am showing was to the four of us, and about 6 other people. FANTASTIC!!!!!!! No scrunching of sweet wrappers, no talking on the phone from groups of teenagers, no small children whining to go to the toilet or eat something or ask what is going on.

Yay!! We will definitely go to that showing again. Even our teenagers decided it was worth getting up for.

so what did we think? )
Seeing the film reminded me that I find RD Jr rather tasty on the eyes. I love the way he moves - he has slinky hips, and my goodness he'd got in shape for the film *abs!arms!shoulders!* - GAH! Shame he's such a little bloke and I am well and truly married and live half way across the world from him and he's got a girlfriend anyway :P

The visit to the cinema was followed by a very nice lunch and a relaxing afternoon. What more could we want for a Sunday?

Oh - and it must be nearly the summer, because Tiger's snoozing in his plant pot again this weekend! )

E.T.A. Nearly forgot to wish all the Mothers who celebrate Mother's Day in your parts of the world a very happy day! Hope you're all being spoiled!!
kazzy_cee: (Buzz)
Woke up to the birds chirping outside my window, and I felt refreshed and happy and we started the day well ;)

This morning we went to see Iron Man. We decided to go to the 11.30am showing at a different cinema to the one we usually go to. The main reason for changing cinemas was that our local cinema no longer lets you book a seat. You can book a ticket online, but you have to take your chances where you will sit.

This seems ludicrous to us - the whole point of being able to book online is to save you the effort to queueing and taking a chance of sitting where you want to.

So we tried the next nearest cinema to us which is a little more expensive, but it was good to book where we wanted to sit.

Even better was that the 11.20am showing was to the four of us, and about 6 other people. FANTASTIC!!!!!!! No scrunching of sweet wrappers, no talking on the phone from groups of teenagers, no small children whining to go to the toilet or eat something or ask what is going on.

Yay!! We will definitely go to that showing again. Even our teenagers decided it was worth getting up for.

so what did we think? )
Seeing the film reminded me that I find RD Jr rather tasty on the eyes. I love the way he moves - he has slinky hips, and my goodness he'd got in shape for the film *abs!arms!shoulders!* - GAH! Shame he's such a little bloke and I am well and truly married and live half way across the world from him and he's got a girlfriend anyway :P

The visit to the cinema was followed by a very nice lunch and a relaxing afternoon. What more could we want for a Sunday?

Oh - and it must be nearly the summer, because Tiger's snoozing in his plant pot again this weekend! )

E.T.A. Nearly forgot to wish all the Mothers who celebrate Mother's Day in your parts of the world a very happy day! Hope you're all being spoiled!!

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