THE WOODS ARE LOVELY DARK AND DEEP

THE WOODS ARE LOVELY DARK AND DEEP
"You have to have a sense of humour, darling, to be alive. Even a bit mad. It helps to be mad."

Friday, November 23, 2012

~JACK DD007 ~ ON MY WISH LIST


DO YOU HAVE A CHRISTMAS STOCKING STUFFER YOU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE OR RECEIVE? 
Well, I do ; ) 

Meet Jack DD007


The adorable ugly cute English Bulldog Jack DD007
was recently spotted in his unforgettable debut in Skyfall, the latest 007 Bond movie. Jack was originally created in 1941 by Charles Noke, art director for Royal Doulton and was named after the Union Jack flag that he wears on his back. 
JackDD007 marks the 50th anniversary of the Bond films. 


It was my husband and daughters' first movie pick for the holiday season…great choice guys. 
Bond , bad fellow Silva….again an instant favourite of all time Bond bad guys; he played it creepy good. M, Q ( could pass as a distant grandson of the original Q …well cast), the settings, especially Skyfall, stunts and the true to Bond style opening( really luved this one) with song by Adele….was a perfect blend of an ultimate Bond movie!
This was a really great flick to take in and even better when viewed in IMAX….. *****
I believe it has to be one of the best Bond films ever!!!




Photo by Marc Sayce

Of course the lodge Skyfall and the family chapel is stuff which my dreams are made of ; ) ; ) ; ) 
An old stone mansion in an isolated and beautiful serene Scottish landscape really Surrey, England with a secret passage behind an old stone hearth with a tunnel which leads through to the old family stone gothic chapel with graveyard up on the moor…luved it!

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Photos 1 and 2  by Simon Bridger

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Photo of chapel by Lucy Browne 


Worth the money to go see this BOND FILM

***** SKYFALL*****!



So patiently I'm waiting upon Jack's return ; )

P. S. I tried to buy Jack online from Royal Doulton but sadly he is out of stock; signed up for notification once he is back, hopefully soon.
My affections for him might also be that he reminds me a bit of my dog Boo in my painting "Halloween Twilight".

I could see having a real one for my next pet ; )

He is just darn cute ugly!!!….

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

HAPPINESS IS DANCING TO "LONELY BOY" ALL ALONE ~The Black Keys - Lonely Boy (First Listen)

JUST HAD TO SHARE THIS VIDEO WITH EVERYONE WHO DROPS IN ON MY BLOG. THIS IS ONE OF THE SONGS "LONELY BOY" BY THE BLACK KEYS IN THE NEW UP COMING MOVIE "WARM BODIES".

HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN CAST IN THE FLICK….
LUV HOW THIS FELLOW DANCES…ENJOY!





Monday, November 12, 2012

REMEMBER ME





SHOULD THEY BE THE ONLY ONES WHO REMEMBER?

Many died and some returned home with memories; memories they have shared with us since I can recall as a child.

A few months ago I went to the local Aylmer Quebec Legion for a supper with my mom. It was nice to hang out with a few of the folks there and also be contributing to their Legion…the food was excellent!
Before leaving I picked up a free book in their library titled, "Rare Courage". In Rare Courage twenty Canadian Veterans describe their harrowing true tales of war. So far I have read one story of the twenty there are in the book and it promises to be quite a read on what these young men and women did ….for their country.

The one story I did get a chance to read was that of a solider from Toronto.
It initially grabbed my attention because of the soldier's name he shares with my husband and that of my husband's uncle Stan who died in the war and also because I think Cpl. Stanley G. Grizzle, looks a bit like Denzel ; )

 The story of CPL.Stanley G. Grizzle, a canadian soldier born in Toronto of Jamaican heritage, not only had the burden of war on his shoulders but also that of discrimination, yes, even in Canada.
It must have been a strange and curious situation for him to be in , to be a part of a Canadian Allie group fighting for freedom in a foreign land and yet be discriminated against by his very own .





He tells how when he married before going off to war he tried to book a room at the Royal York in Toronto but was refused being told they "couldn't accommodate coloured people".
 Really if it was me standing at that desk I would have been second thinking about going off to war for a country who treated me in such a humiliating way.
I was glad to see his commanding officer (Sgd) ( R.G.REID) - Lieut-Colonel
 had made sure to send forward a letter of complaint to the Royal York.





These days I would like to believe it's not as bad as it once was; Obama is America's President for a second term.

I thank you CPL. Stanley G. Grizzle and all of the young men and women who some sacrificed their youth and others their lives.


 Like the author of Rare Courage quotes in his book ….

"THE DEAD , HOWEVER, WERE GONE FOREVER.
WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY MIGHT HAVE BECOME? "

…….THEY LEFT THAT TO US.



Wear a poppy on your heart …...





Monday, November 5, 2012

I still hear the Balalaika


Doctor Zhivago


 in all it's loveliness leaves music of the balalaika lingering in my mind. I just had to create a treasury to show case some of the wonderful Russian art, inspired by Russia or even just in name; all so beautifully captivating.



Looking to Spring






The Ice Palace



 A few quotes from Boris Pasternak's novel…

 "You must never, never despair, whatever the circumstances. To hope and to act are our duties in misfortune. To do nothing and to despair is to neglect our duty."


 "Never, never, not even in their moments of richest and wildest happiness, had they lost the sense of what is highest and most ravishing - joy in the whole universe, its form, its beauty, the feeling of their own belonging to it, being part of it."


 Hope you like this treasury Annabelle ~^..^~

'I still hear the Balalaika ' by HUSHSWEETCHARLOTTE

In all of it's loveliness " Doctor Zhivago " still leaves the plucking of the balalaika strings lingering in my mind. Enjoy!Annabelle ~^..^~

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I wrote a little post on the movie a while back, if interested here is the link.http://pastoraldreams.blogspot.ca/2011/01/dr-zhivago-leaving-its-imprint-in-my.html

Charlotte's Web Tangled Garden

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Sometimes a haunting melody can make quiet an impression ~^..^~
Thanks to Vic Mizzy for creating such unforgettable soundtracks and to Hollis Kim for sharing this fab rendition of the Haunted Organ from The Ghost and Mr. Chicken ….will always luv listening to it, no matter the time of year but especially great in the month of October

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