Sunday, 22 January 2006

Fingers crossed!

Good Evening ,Everyone .....Late entry this evening ,Maurice has just gone off to do the first of his three nights again ,so I saved the posting of this until he'd gone, to give me something to do !Mark (my eldest son )and his wife Chrissy came to see us this afternoon.They want to go roller skating next Sunday ,as Maurice will be at work ,they want me to go too!!!well I could go and take my knitting ,and watch ........It's most of my life ago since I skated last ,both roller and ice, Mm  we'll see!

We watched a really nice film last night ,it was on late so I dont know if anyone else saw it,a biopic of the life of Charley Chaplin .Charley was very well played by Robert Downey junior .Geraldine Chaplin played her Grandmother ,the story starts  in London ,where Charley starts of in Music Hall,he is then discovered by Fred Carno,they do a tour in America ,and Charley ,is then invited back where he goes into the 'flickers 'and his famous black and white films of the  little clown,were made ,mainly silent movies,Charley fiercely resited the talkies ,so only made about four .All through the film ran some lovely music..my all time favourite 'Smile'and the theme from Limelight ,(I'll be loveing you) ' Eternally '.Dare I say...oh go on then ...they dont write songs like that anymore ! 

I plan to watch Professor Robert Winston's 'A child of our time 'tonight ,followed by'The Virgin Queen ',and tape Foyles War ,So now before I get settled in for the evening I am off to wash the dinner pots .Have a blessed ,whats left of Sunday ,dear friends.

                      Jan xx 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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15 comments:

nightmaremom said...

Skating sounds like a blast!  Like you it's been years.... but I think it's like riding a bike.. if you can get over the fear of falling on your rump.  LOL
Go for it!  :)
d

jeanno43 said...

Yes, I watched Chaplin and thought it was brilliant.  Saw it when it first came out years ago but it was so good to see it again.  Going to watch the new series on Elizabeth tonight as well.  I like it when there is something decent on the box!

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nedmoh said...

Hi Jan , Didn't see the Charlie Chaplin Film but I bet you thought of Petes Mum   with the song" I'll be loving you Eternally" as you know she loved that one.Good Luck if you go skating with Mark and Chrissy.We have been over to Warmington to Jennys for Lunch.I like to watch Child of our Time with the children of  same year as Rachel was born or they were last week .........Love Jeanxx

sdrogerson said...

Enjoy your night!

jaymact1 said...

Never saw the film last night wass watching something else. have a good evening. Love Joan.

ally123130585918 said...

If you go Skating please remember to take your camera, One of you on ice skates with all the gear Chiffon - Sequins - look forward to that....Or even one of you knitting  lol....If we don't have visitors I'm going to watch Foyles War, I really do enjoy that programme....Take care...Ally

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan, I used to love skating, more years ago than I care to remember.  I suppose I`d give it a go but I just wouldn`t go to fast, if I could move at all, that is...lol!  I`m going to tape Virgin Queen, it does look really good. enjoy your evening. :o)

Sandra xxxx

icklemisssexpot said...

Go for it and remember to get them to take pics of you to post and show us <g> Wear safety gear too :o) I like robert downey jr i think he's a great actor shame he messed up with the drugs...I also think he's a bit of alright too LOL   Caff xxx

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Jan
You just have to go roller skating - it will be fab!    All setteled down for a night in front of the box eh?  sounds good to me !
Jayne x

madcobug said...

Enjoy yourself watching all those movies. Helen

haileen2003 said...

Would like to have seen 'Charlie Chaplin' film but we were busy.
Have taped 'Elizabeth' for later!
Aileen...X

jlocorriere05 said...

I loved roller skating when I was young, you could skate in the road as there was no traffic! I love the old songs. I only found out a while back that Charlie Chaplin wrote Smile. Hee hee!! Don't think they've noticed have they??!! Have a lovely week. Jeannette xx

plieck30 said...

I haven't been roller skating in years. I wonder if I still could. it was such a fun thing to do. Bet you still can. Paula

sarajanesmiles said...

I always enjoy 'Child of our time', as the children are all the same age as my J.  We've watched them every year, they're fascinating aren't they.
Sara   x

jmoqueen said...

I saw some of Charles Chaplin documentary film thing!!  It was quite good but I tried not to get caught up watching it :-)  Watched the virgin queen that was good!!  Love the period drama thingys