"I've been letting my mind wonder at night. My thoughts should have a curfew." Am Kidd

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


You love the roses-so do I. I wish
The sky would rain down roses, as they rain
From off the shaken bush.  Why will it not?
Then all the valley would be pink and white
And soft to tread on.  They would fall as light
As feathers, smelling sweet; and it would be
Like sleeping and like waking, all at once!

Poem by George Eliot
Photo by Weheaertit.com

Monday, January 11, 2010

Light and delightful

To overcome my "funny mood" I've pulled out my cherished Mapp and Lucia collection and have let it's magic do the work. I feel so much better!

Those familiar with the show could easily understand why. The story is funny, witty, and just so enjoyable. The clothes and hats are breathtaking, and so are the views of the quaint little village, but the icing on the cake is the cast itself. There's Lucia, played by Geraldine McEwan. I mean, who could not adore Geraldine McEwan?! I perhaps love her a bit more because she so resembles my dear friend Pat :0)

Prunella Scales was smashing as Sybil in one of my all time favorites, Fawlty Towers. Here her role as Mapp is just as superb.

And then, there's Georgie. Lucia's best friend.

A timid, corky, and incredibly silly bachelor played by the great actor, Nigel Hawthorne. I believe that without Georgie, Mapp and Lucia would not have been the same. I mean, look at that face!

And so, my friends, it's confirmed.  There is no better medicine than laughter. 

Wishing you all a peaceful night...