General diary entries

2021

Finally! A new year and let’s hope this one is a little kinder to us than the last one.

It hasn’t been the greatest of starts for us however.
My husband, Ian, is a shielder. The medications for his Psoriatic arthritis makes him immunocompromised which makes him more vulnerable to infections at the best of times. On Weds he started to feel unwell and this was accompanied by a cough. He managed to get a Covid swab at 10am on Thurs and we are now waiting for the result.
This means that I can’t go to work until we get that result and I should have started a long day shift just over an hour ago!

I wasn’t too worried yesterday. Ian tends to get chest infections at this time of year anyway and he also doesn’t leave the house unless it is to drop one of the girls at work, so he doesn’t even get out of the car.
I was expecting the result to come back negative.
However, he can barely move this morning and spent the night coughing up a lung.
He’s had his flu jab for the year but his symptoms are all flu symptoms so I’m getting a little worried that his result might be telling us something else.

The worrying thing is, if his result is positive, it means that either myself or one of the girls have brought it into the house.
Anyway, no point panicking until we get that result. It could be a long day!

Ian didn’t even see the new year in last night as he fell asleep, so I saw the new year in with Marjorie and Dharma.

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At about 11pm, I realised that I was 3 movies away from managing 1 movie for every day of the year, so I cheated a little and watched some Pixar shorts which brought my total to 366 movies for the year.
The sad thing is, only 7 of them were actually seen in the cinema with 6 of them all before March.

I have REALLY missed my movies this past year.
Having said that, the drought has made me go back through my old movies and watch some that I haven’t watched for years, so I haven’t exactly missed out.

I have missed seeing any new work from Adam Driver though.
There was nothing from him at all last year and he spent the majority of last year in isolation with his family.
As a fiercely private man , he did what he does best and simply dropped off the map for a while.
He disappeared in March when filming for ‘The Last Duel’ with Matt Damon was halted due to the pandemic and he finally made an appearance again in October to wrap up filming. ‘The Last Duel’ is now set for an October 2021 release.
He also has a film called ‘Annette’ that ‘should’ have premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May last year. It is hoped that it will now be release at Cannes this year.
He is currently filming for ’65’ which is a sci-fi thriller. There is no release date for this one, but being sci-fi, I suspect there may be quite a lot of post production and we may not see it until 2022.
After he finishes filming ’65’ he starts work on ‘Gucci’ with Lady Gaga and this one is slated for a November 2021 release.
He has also just signed up to do another ‘Noah Baumbach’ Netflix movie. Noah was the director responsible for ‘Marriage Story’ which got Adam an Oscar nomination. It was also an amazing film so I’m hoping whatever this next one is will be just as good.

So, the next year could actually be quite top heavy on the Adam movies!!
How I will get to see any of these movies is now the big question.
With most of the country now in tier 4, cinemas in the UK have shut their doors.
Our local cinema closed it’s doors a couple of months ago and being one of the older cinemas in the chain, I am not very hopeful that it will ever open it’s doors again.

I REALLY missed seeing movies on the big screen last year.
As much as I love curling up on the sofa to watch a good film, you really can’t beat seeing a movie, at least once, on the big screen, where it was meant to be!

Anyway, I’m just going to pootle around for the day and get some housework done while I wait for Ian’s result.

I hope you all have a better year than the last one!!

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