To steal the words of my father (well it was a text really...) after hearing I was at the movies watching it - 'For me it was brilliant, clever and creative besides being original'. I concur.
Em was expecting more, she wanted more Luhrmann-esque grandeur and more singing and dancing (i hope I have quoted you correctly sweets!) - but it was perfect to me. Actually up there as one of my favourites now I've had more time to think about it.
The only bit there was a bit of debate about with Dad was the ending, but I don't want to spoil it. But if you have your own opinion on the movie I would love to hear it.
The soundtrack is on spotify - I know what I'll have on repeat for the next week.... Here is one of my favourites...
This following YouTube link should probably only be watched if you have seen the movie, or you don't mind a spoiler. I think it sums up my opinion of it beautifully. Pure Escapism but also a study on what truly constitutes a 'happy ending'.
This week we had the funeral of my 96 year old Grandma - 'Grandma Brown'. She indeed had a complete life, 96 years of pretty much no ill health and of sound mind, probably the last year saw her mind failing, and the last two months her body deteriorating. So you can't be sad, but I do grieve the loss of her, the end of an era and have spent much time remembering who she was and what she represented. One thing both my grandparents were known for was their unbelievable gardens.
Bunches of sweet peas I took back to the boarding house at the start of the new school year, the fuchsias my sister and I would cheekily go and pop in their lush shade house, the 'fruit carpet' grandpa would make with all the excess fruit, long before there was ever such a thing as 'fruit rollups'.
Grandpa always had a camera around his neck, so we have an incredible collection of photographic history of our family. I recalled the photo above, and it was used in Grandma's funeral - and when I put two and two together I realised it was a patch full of dahlias she was standing in, my favourite flower. Maybe this passion was an inherited one and not just one of pure chance.
I love that I will be continued to be reminded of them, including old memories that I didn't realise I still have. A stunning pick of straw flowers in my instagram feed today reminded me of the ones they grew. We would take them back to Burra as kids and decorate our room with them.
Caught up with one of my favourites today - Yes we had crossed paths just once when we were barely 20 and knew of each other, but I'd like to think that I can thank the 'www' and the 'blog' for introducing us. (good things can happen on the web I promise) - Caught up on everything over some seriously fabulous wine. Rose even. Nice and dry, just how I like it. South Australian (of course) - Mazi. Delish. Get it here.
Her daughter even drew an incredible likeness of Chuck Bass The Cat. Cute right? If you've seen him on instagram (and lets face it, who hasn't given he has over 2k followers, more than the BBT account has. pffft) - this sums up the fur kid perfectly....
Having watched the brilliant doco 'Minimalism' by the minimalists on netflix, its time to purge this stuff. I've long surrounded myself with 'stuff' to make up for what I felt was other shortcomings in my life. ENOUGH! Its time to go you 'gorgeous clothes that I will never fit into even if I lost limbs and cut out major organs' So I need some tips? best way to sell? I thought eBay, but a few people have mentioned facebook pages. Even perhaps gumtree? If you have any hints and tips I'd be most appreciated.
So that's enough 'dear diary' - but lets face it, that was what the original blog always was. And I need it again. So here it is. But to bring it back to the shop, here is a reminder that we are winding up 'bbt bling' and we have some serious bargains on offer. And all jewellery orders are posted for free, AND we are sending a fab 'gift with purchase' on every jewellery order. Oh and super cool sale in general still happening here.
ciao ciao xx