Thursday, October 30, 2008

Doctor Who Regenerates Again!

NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! David Tennant has announced that after the TV specials next year he will no longer be playing Doctor Who.

This is sad as he is excellent in the role. However, I was sad when Christopher Ecclestone left but they managed to replace him with someone better. Let's hope they can do it again.

More infor here.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Amelia Crawling For The First Time

OK, so she has been crawling for 2 weeks, but I have only just uploaded the video.

Here is Amelia crawling for the first time. Well it was actually the second time but who's counting. :-)

Friday, October 17, 2008

I'm So Embarrassed

I was just walking down the office back to my desk when I coughed and accidentally farted. It was not a quiet fart but a cheek rattling noisy one!

I was walking past a group of occupied desks at the time and I am sure someone must have heard it. Instead of apologising I just kept walking.

I am so embarrassed! I may have to quit my job!!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Films That Did Not Need Making Part 1 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I've just watched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull and what a dull 2 hours it was.

I enjoyed the original Indiana Jones trilogy but I can't see the need to re-hash the franchise a fourth time 19 years after the last film apart from making more money. George Lucas I can imagine doing this but Steven Spielberg? I've never been a big fan but I thought he had a bit more about him.

So what is wrong with the film? Nothing. Apart from some cracking continuity errors there is nothing wrong with the film. It even has the always lovely Cate Blanchett in it which normally means a big score from me for any film. The problem here is that it brings nothing new to the originals. Every part of the story is stolen from the early films. We have seen it all before. The only new bits were the 'I'm too old for this shit' type lines which were used far too often and the end which is just total bollocks.

Harrison Ford really does not seem to have his heart in the role either. Looking at his IMDB page it appears that this century this is only his 6th film so maybe he needed the money. I can't see that being the reason but he really did seem to phone in this performance.

I have heard recently that Spielberg and Ford were willing to make yet another Indiana Jones film, but only if the story was good enough. Pity they didn't mind about this one being crap.

I'll give the film 5/10 and 4 of those points are for Cate Blanchett.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Amelia's Christening

OK, so this post is a little late but I have been ill all week. In fact I am still ill now but thought a post would do me good. :-)

Amelia was Christened last Sunday (28th September) at Dronfield Methodist Church. We had a really great day and it was nice to see so many people who don't normally all get together in the same place.

The Christening was at 11am so we arrived at 10:45. The service started dead on time and the Christening part was about 15 minutes in.

Amelia was a little angel during the ceremony. She was laughing and trying to grab the vicar's nose and then fell asleep for 40 minutes after her part was done!

Victoria and I had asked Tracy and Tim to be Godparents and we were very pleased when they both said yes. They both did their bit very well. Actually nobody read the wrong bit at all which is unusual as normally I mess it up. :-)

After the church it was back to my mum's for a party. There were about 40 people there plus kids. There should have been more but quite a few people didn't turn up as they were ill, probably with the same illness that is making my week a misery!

Victoria and my mum had been cooking for weeks to get all the food prepared. We had a hot buffet. There was Goulash, Thai green curry and a veggie chilli served with salad, rice, potatoes etc. There was also a wide range of desserts including Victoria's chocolate pavlova which is always delicious! Victoria also made what I think is her best ever cake which you can see above. She even made the teddy bears and letter blocks. Very impressive I am sure you will agree.

For some reason (maybe work the next day for most people) nobody got totally plastered. At Alice's Christening everyone got drunk but this time it was a much more sedate affair. Luckily this means that I have loads of booze left over and I am probably set for Christmas. :-)

There are pictures here and thanks to Chris agreeing to play camera man there is a video of the actual Christening here.

Anyway, thanks to Victoria and my mum for cooking all the food, thanks to Tim and Tracy for being Godparents and thanks to Alice and Amelia for being the best little girls a father could ever ask for.

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