Sunday, December 21, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Helen Simonson, a transplanted Brit to the US, has written a wonderful story in
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. Humorous and heartwarming, the book has lots of Britishisms and offers much hope for aging widows and widowers.
...and the book cover for the UK printing is lovely also.
Worth a read, for sure.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Just in time for the film release, I have finished up reading Gillian (pronounced with a hard G) Flynn's Gone Girl. Gone Girl is a terribly twisted, dark, psychological thriller surrounding the marriage of Nick and Amy Dunne and written by an author who describes herself as having a normal childhood who loved horror movies from early on as her father was a film professor. The setting is a river-side town in Missouri upturned by the disappearance of "Amazing Amy".
The movie version, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike is set to release on October 3rd, with a premier showing in Cape Girardeau, Missouri the day prior.
Worth a read, though perhaps not necessarily for newlyweds.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Along with my golfing pals, I recently made an excursion to Winterthur in Wilmington, Delaware. Winterthur was home to the du Pont family dating back to the early 1800's. We viewed 40 pieces of wardrobe designed for and worn by the actors in the British series, Downton Abbey. Wardrobe designers had only seven weeks to design and compose these costumes from the time they received the script for the season.
Downton Abbey, Season 5 returns on January 4, 2015.