Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Midweek Babbles......

GR&DF midweek and the weekend can't get here fast enough. Just wishing it away I guess!! Yesterday we got our cold and windy rain day a bit early - and today it is to be a cold a dry one!! So I am off to the Farmers Market at lunch. I haven't been over since way before Christmas. Not sure what might be there, but I know one thing..... there will be some Kettle Korn for sure!

I wanted to mention that I have posted the Lemon Squares recipe over on BlackSheep Bakes. There are lots of Lemons Bar recipes - this is the one I sort of concocted and used. I like it because it is like a butter cookie with a tangy lemony topping - whats not to like.

Last night I watched a couple of flicks - one the was new to me and the other an old favorite. The old favorite was "Russian Ark" - 2002 - a scrumptious film that is done all in one take - one single take - imagine that. Almost 100 mins of no breaks for anything - It is a Russian film with subtitles so that you can follow what is being said. The joy of the film is that you move the The Hermitage in and out of History for the past 300 years as a spectator that can see but not be seen by those around you, except for your guide - who is an 18th century visitor. I love this film and have seen it many times. Here is a the trailer from the film.....

You see Tzar's and Tzarina's, aristocrats and the military, war, theatre and a ball. - I see something new on each viewing. I can not recommend this film highly enough, breathtaking in scope, beautiful art, beautiful Palace and gorgeous music!!

The other film was "Titan A.E." - 2000 - and animated film set in the future in space. With the voices of many stars including , Matt Damon, Bill Pullman, Nathan Lane and Drew Barrymore I was totally surprised at how much I enjoyed this film. Lots of action and great visuals. Created By Don Bluth and Gary Oldman I would also recommend this film.

At our house or I should say in one of the enclosed courtyards we have some new friends....

They are actually old friends in new surroundings..... and we have this little lady.....

... she has built nest on the ground and has two eggs she is sitting on - now I call that one dingy bird. We, and a lot of others, walk our dogs in the courtyards around the buildings and it is all I can do to keep the Lolly-nator from jumping this little bird every time we go outside.

I think that's about it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments - do come again!!

Take care,


  1. That Russian movie sounds really interesting! I'll have to look it up. So do you think you'll be having baby pigeons around again? I still remember the last time. It was fun!

  2. I am glad the pidgeons are back. Hopefully there won't be any falling this season.

  3. The Russian Ark sounds wonderful. I will have to look for it.
    Pigeons - yes they can be quite dumb sometimes. Although not as bad as a cardinal building one in your over the door light. Silly birds!

    Happy Stitching!

  4. RA sounds like something I need to look into--that poor "City Chicken" looks so terrified squatting there--or is she just cold?

  5. When I first saw the title of your post I thought it read "midweek babies" LOL

  6. What beautiful birds! The first two look like they are posing for you. :)

  7. oh, I love fresh kettle corn! I hope you had fun at the market. I'm interested in watching the Russian Ark... I have to tell my friend about it... she'll love it!
    I am headed to your cooking blog... I have to have the lemon bar recipe, I wonder how it'll cook gluten free? hmmm... I'll let you know.

  8. I am looking forward to baby pigeons! Not such a bright spot for a nest though.