We went into Norwich and watched The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader at the Castle Mall Vue Cinema [useful tip – park in the CM car park and Vue give you a discount on the parking ticket – we were there for almost four hours, and ended up paying nothing for parking!] Spent my Christmas M&S vouchers on a pair of shoes, but otherwise ignored the sales [Lakeland was a little disappointing]
I thought the film was super. Great effects, close to the original book, Tilda Swinton as cold and scary as before. The new character, Eustace Scrubb, was played by Will Poulter. This actor is almost 18, although he looks considerably younger.
He reminded me of Michael Gove, the moment I saw him on screen!
By the end of the film, Eustace has seen the error of his ways, and turned into a thoroughly nice chap, making wise decisions, both for himself and the benefit of others. Let us hope that Aslan can work similar magic on the Secretary of State for Education during 2011!!
After a few days of resting and relaxing, we have got a weekend of family visits. We had a lovely meal with A&M on Tuesday [Marion made a lovely turkey&leek pie – one of Jamie’s recipes]Tonight Adrian, Marion, Lucy, and Chris are coming for a meal [Bob’s cooking] and Saturday we are making a flying visit to Essex to see my cousin & co down there. On Sunday all the Almond’s are descending for their first visit to Cornerstones [Bob’s cooking!] Do you notice a pattern regarding the cooking here?
Then it will be back to Leicestershire and a new year of busy-ness.