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Thinking about film...

Two statements of truth: I love films. I fall asleep during everything that I try to watch on DVD at home.
This means that my filmic enjoyment rests entirely on a weekly visit to the cinema.Here, after paying for the luxury of having somebody else sit in the house while my children are asleep and avoiding the lure of the food on offer in the foyer (I smuggle in my own; sshh, don’t tell anybody – I can’t afford cinema snack prices as I’VE PAID SO MUCH FOR THE BABYSITTER), I can enter into the dark realms of the screening room, sit back and enjoy the film without concerning myself that I could simultaneously be catching up on some reading, planning lessons, writing assignments, washing up, hoovering or any other number of menial and mundane tasks that force my attention to take note … or of course, simply (as mentioned earlier) falling asleep. Having a small window of opportunity means that I have to take what is on offer.I really wanted to see 12 Years A Slave, my friends didn’t. They…

The difficult first post...

So I'm going to post something.  This blogging lark is actually a New Year's resolution and it is now February and I haven't got started yet so that is beginning to get on my nerves.  I have got some things on the boil though - I have found a writing group to go to which may or may not get me back into the writing groove... it relies on having a babysitter though so that needs some thought (should be at the cinema now but babysitter can't make it so no 12 Years A Slave for me tonight).  Not a great deal changes when you have children, it is all good fun - it's just getting out occasionally at night that is a problem sometimes.  When I get to see it (next week, yay), I will blog about that.  I can feel the expectation rising out there...