Thursday 30 December 2010

Back To Narnia!

dawn treader

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!

will poulter

michael gove

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.


  1. What fun you are having! Have sent you an e mail but not sure if you are on line down there.

  2. My boys are on strike on this one until they get to see it in English! Some films are fine dubbed, but others are so much better with the original voices that we sometimes wait for the DVD... I can't wait, myself! Thanks for the review and Happy New Year.

  3. I didn't read all the way through this, as we plan to watch this on our flight in a couple of days - looking forward to a great film!!!

  4. Happy New Year to you and yours.
    God Bless.
    Jane x

  5. Hi Angela! I haven't seen Narnia yet. Bill and Kelli have. Sounds like a lot of good cooking is happening around you! Yum!

  6. We're just in from Victoria Square, where you can climb high into the cinema in the dome to watch Dawn Treader and emerge into a forest of snowy white lights in their thousands on green trees that whisper temptation from the Snow Queen. But I resisted Pizza Express and am now making chicken and (still) ham pie!

  7. We saw the film yesterday and I too, enjoyed it. The only problem I had with it was the one we saw was in 3D. Those glasses always end up giving me a headache.


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