Noises off

A great people record amending day at work again. I’m sure I’ll get them all ship shape and Bristol-ly fashion, some long distant time in the future. Nick has threatened to nominate me for volunteer of the year. Whatever that means.

Last night we had a lovely Nicktor Night. We watched two films. The first, Eden Lake was quite thrilling but one to avoid if you don’t like unnecessary violence. It stars Kelly Reilly who we’ve seen in just about every detective show. She’s been on Frost, Inspector Wexford and Midsomer Murders, usually as a slattern! She was Caroline Bingley in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice. The one with the inappropriate Lizzie Bennet. In Eden Lake she’s a school teacher. It has the sort of revenge tragedy that appeals to my Jacobean tastes. I’m also pretty sure a lot of it was filmed around Frensham Little Pond. Though having looked on the imdb, it was filmed in Buckinghamshire and NOT Frensham. But it sure looks like Frensham!

Then we saw Clive Owen (that Pete Rankin look-a-like) in Shoot ‘Em Up. Hilarious it is. Particularly the scene at the beginning of the movie when he delivers the baby while shooting baddies. Very comic book with lots of bullets and fast cars and the usual boy stuff that has one in fits of laughter and incredulity. It was very funny. We both enjoyed it immensely.

A little while ago, we went to see Wicked, which I positively gushed over. If you missed the gushing, it’s here. Anyway, we went with Adele and her daughter Molly. Molly loves Wicked. She’s seen it a lot of times and knows the show backwards (and forwards). For her eisteddfod, she performed a couple of the songs from the show. Here she is doing Glinda’s song, Popular. I don’t know about you, but I think she’s fantastic! She is 9.

2019 NOTE: There was an embedded video of Molly singing here but, for reasons unknown to me, it has vanished. Sadly.

The fireworks started tonight and the poodles have gone into manic mode. They hate the noise. They won’t leave my side. Poor things.

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3 Responses to Noises off

  1. Mirinda says:

    Wow. Molly’s voice is truly astonishing. And when I saw her recently in London she was very shy!

  2. admin says:

    What did I tell you! Amazing. I’ll post the other video tomorrow.


  3. Mum Cook says:

    Double WOW!!! She has a wonderful career ahead of her if she is like that at 9 what will she be like at 19 and so on. Such poise and her diction better then some adults bet Adele is so proud of her. love mum

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