WEEK ONE

So, how’s annual leave going so far?

I’m certainly not feeling Xmassy at all yet.
Usually by this time in the year I’m quite chipper about it and looking forward to it.
Even though I’ve got the decs up and I decorated my Aunts tree yesterday, the Xmas spirit is not in my bones yet.

I usually have Xmas movies on while putting the decs up but this year I poured a large glass of wine and put ‘Holding the Man’ on.
By the time I was finishing off the tree, I was a crying puddle of a mess, sobbing into my wine glass as Tim ended the movie with the words “Ci vedremo lassu, angelo”
That line does it to me every time!!

Anyway, I did make a start on some online Xmas shopping yesterday, so at least I feel like I’m starting to get somewhere.

The heating workmen finished off finally on Tuesday and the house has been lovely and toasty. I’m working my way around the house now tidying up and rearranging things.
There are a couple of places that need a spot of paint but I don’t know if I can really be bothered with that this side of Xmas to be honest.

Today I will be decorating my Mum’s tree and doing some Xmas foody shopping. Sweets, nibbles, maybe the turkey, things like that.

At this stage in the game, I can honestly say that I’m more excited about going to see ‘Rogue One’ on 15th than I am about Xmas!!
Maybe having to work Xmas day is putting a bit of a dampener on it this year. Who knows.

Anyway, in other news.
It looks like Adam’s next movie, ‘Silence’, is going to be a bit of a game player next year.
Martin Scorcese’s baby that has taken almost 3 decades to come to fruition is on general release at the beginning of next year but has been shown at special screenings to various film boards and special preview screenings so that it hits awards season.
It’s already picked up a Best Adapted Screenplay award and I’m hoping it will do well at the Oscars.

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The more I find out about the film, the more I think it’s going to be the end of me.
Both Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver took their roles very seriously.
Adam lost an incredible 51 pounds, almost a third of his body weight, to play the role of Father Francisco.
The first 30ish pounds were lost before filming and the remainder were lost during filming.
Adam’s character accompanies Garfield’s character for the first part of the movie before disappearing and re-emerging for the end.

In a recent article for New York Times Magazine, Adam is quoted…
By the time Driver filmed his final scene — in which Garrpe, long unseen, staggers into view, starved by his captors — he was hallucinating from hunger. “I did the scene and hopped on a plane to New York to do a table reading for ‘Girls,’ ” he told me, and then began a regimen of triple breakfasts at a diner in Brooklyn.

The full article can be read HERE

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Hallucinating from hunger!! That is dedication….. and insanity.
But judging by the above picture, very effective and it is going to kill me!!

Right, back to today.
I’d better get into gear.
Get Mum’s tree done.
Bah Humbug!!

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