Friday, 29 June 2007

All Alone am I.


Good Afternoon, can't believe its over a week since I entered a word in my journal so here goes with what I have been up to. 
Have started another one of my little note books to jot down ideas for my journal  as I keep forgetting what ideas I have had,  so with any luck I will be able to write more often, maybe that's not good for you but I will enjoy it.
As this entry say I am all alone all day today, Stuart is on another one of his Art away days so I have the day to myself. The sun has been a bit blinky but I did manage a pot of coffee with the paper earlier this morning.
Had a search around of all the DVD's that I have collected free with the daily papers lately and decided to watch 'Hotel Du Luc' by Anita  Brookner staring Anna Massey -Denholm Elliot and Patricia Hodge really enjoyed it, wish I had read the book before I saw the DVD. Anna Massey is such a good actress will always remember her in the BBC play Rebecca where she played Mrs Danvers she was excellent in that part too. Rebecca is one of my all time favourite stories have read the book and have watched the Hitchcock film many times.
Our car was in for its first MOT yesterday £50 it is now, absolutely ridiculous I thought. The price was bad enough but after we had had the call to say the car was ready and had passed we had another phone call to say one of the drivers had reversed into it and it would require repairing in the workshop. Stuart was very good and kept his temper glad it wasn't me. The car will now go in next week I think and we will have a courtesy car for the time it is in. You don't expect that to happen in a bit garage like the one it is in won't name it just now but if we have any bother I will.
Tomatoes just about at the top of my mini greenhouse and I think I will have to take the cover off soon so I hope the weather gets a bit warmer. I heard at lunchtime there may be a ground frost tonight  its the end of June what's happening?
Think that's about it for today going downstairs for a coffee and another DVD as the sun is not shining and its too cold to sit out at the moment. Wonder what I will watch? I have been saving these freebees for ages andhave all manner of films to watch many of them my favourites or I may dig out All the Presidents Men now there is a good film wish I could watch it for the first time again as it is so good. Well think I have ranted on enough for one day speak to you again soon.   Love



jeadie05 said...

Great to hear from you again Joan ,its nice to get a day to yourself and do just what you want isnt it ?and all the old films you mention are the best arent they ? I didnt grow any tomatoes this year ,I am disapointed now ,its fun watching their Jan xx

edwardssoapy said...

Hi Joan!

I also like the book of "Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier, and the film starring Laurence Olivier.  I remember I had to study both as part of my GCSE Drama course. Old films are the best, and they don't make them as they used to!

Leigh :-)"

sdrogerson said...

I love Hotel Du Lac - the book, one of my favourites.
The TV DVD is good.........

bronny42 said...

Hi Joan it is nice to have a day to yourself once in a while. Just to do what you please. Have a great time watching the D.V.D. Bye for now Kathie.

astoriasand said...

Hi Joan,well I spend most of my days alone so I not much I can say on that one,only th eopposite that I wish i had a little more company at times.I think all th eold films ar eth ebest even though nowadays I don't watch many at all.I am so sorry about your car,I would have been furious I think lol!!Still if they are doing it all up not to worry,could have been worseI suppose.Tomatoes sound to be coming on grand Mmm I cna taste them already LOL!! FRost good grief thats a new one on me what next .I am sick of the weather it is realy getting to me now.Free dvd's I could set a shop up of them and eslpecially childrens ones LOL.They will get played I suppose some day.So you have a lovely week/end,Good to read your up to date posting once again.Take Care God Bless Kath

ally123130585918 said...

Joan that is a good idea making notes ~ I sometimes have these brilliant ideas ~ then completely forget them when the time comes to write them :o) ~ Nice for you to have a day on your own to do whatever you want ~ I love the film Rebecca havn't read the book but have seen the film many times ~  Sorry about your car you don't expect that to happen at the garage but at least you will have a courtesty car to use ~ hope the weather improves so your tomatoes will be OK ~ (Ground frost in June that is unbelievable) Ally x

aniracj said...

Oh Joan, sounds awful was the damage bad? Just keep your fingers crossed that they don't give you a juicy courtesy car like mine, lol!!!!

sylviam4000 said...

Hope your tomatoes ripen okay Joan - weather is bitterly cold down here in Buckinghamshire too - typical English summer. Forgot yours is a Scottish summer lol!
Hope your day was everything you wished for. Enjoy the weekend.
Love Sylvia x

jlocorriere05 said...

I bet Stuart was mad about the car being pranged in the garage! I hope you get it back soon. I love Rebecca too, I've read the book a few times. I hope you enjoyed the day on your own, when I saw the title oof this entry I thought you were about to burst into a Brenda Lee song! Lol! Have a good weekend and I hope you didn't get frost! Jeannette xx  

ekgillen said...

I do the same thing...something happens and I think I should do an entry about that and then I sit down to do an entry and I totally draw a blank! :)