Well actually that should be 'films and fireplace'. In the absence of Ron, who has temporarily left this week to visit friends in Birmingham and Cambridge, Kate and I had a low-key weekend.
This involved getting some DVDs on Friday night and chilling out watching Brokeback Mountain. I was deeply cynical about the whole thing and have therefore avoided watching it despite repeated pleas from Kate. (Although I am perhaps not as violently opposed to it as Harry was!). Needless to say I actually found it to be quite a moving and interesting film which was less about gay cowboys and more about narrow-minded small communities. We then had a nice long lie-in on Saturday morning, followed by a trip to Shrewsbury which ended in an extremely filling meal at the Chinese buffet place and a trip to see Superman Returns. Which was quite an enjoyable film, although not entirely convincing in many ways. Good fun though, but I have to say that Pirates of the Caribbean was more to my taste.
Sunday I removed the remaining bits of old fireplace and installed a concrete base for the new hearth. Floorboards to come shortly - hopefully this week if I can just get in touch with the site manager. In the evening we watched Whale Rider on DVD. Clearly a weekend of watching soppy girly films - but I guess sometimes such things are good for you. This was another very moving film but fortunately with a happy ending (eventually). In fact an excellent film, easily the best of the three films I saw this weekend.
(Sadly I have no photos because my digital camera has now given up the ghost entirely following various antics at the Superheroes party in Weymouth a couple of weeks ago. However the pace of technological development is such that I can now buy an 8MP camera for less money than I paid for this 5MP camera two years ago!)
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