Just had an email from LJ recalling post from ten years ago and wondered if everybody got them and like me wandered into this ghost ship.

Life is much the same with just the regular new worries every few months.

Don’t get to the cinema much these days as it’s so far away though they do show some films at the little theatre I volunteer in. Last week I did see The Favourite in Taunton however. Totally bonkers film but a great OTT performance by Olivia Colman.

Haven’t been to London for four years so my theatre going days appeared to have ceased though I have wonderful memories of Mark Rylance, Alan Rickman, Kevin Spacey (are we allowed to mention him anymore?) and many more.

Have won a few photography prizes of late so that is my main hobby.

Have come very late to some tv series but am now an avid fan of Endeavour and also Grantchester.

Hope somebody might read this and let me know how you are all doing.



Over a year since I last posted. Still pop in regularly to see if anybody is about but it is so quiet.
Another year older. We have been in Somerset nearly three years which I find unbelievable. I volunteer for a couple of things and people are friendly and I still haven't got used to drawing the curtains and seeing the sea every morning. Life trundles on and I don't think it matters much where you live as your troubles usually go with you.
Been a sad year for losses in the public life. We had so much fun in the old Alan Rickman fan days and I met some lovely people (as well as Alan). Sad to see the wonderful Victoria Wood die too. That was a real shock especially as she was almost exactly my age. And Bowie and Cohen.
Still no point being maudlin and their work will live on.
Hope somebody is reading this ;)

Edit: just realised I posted almost the same thing last year! Groundhog Day in LJ ;)


A year or so since last post. I still look regularly to see if there are any posts from old chums but sadly not very often.
There appears to be a new look on LJ which means my old header has gone which saddens me. Anyone know how to get it back?
Life in Somerset plods along. We have been here eighteen months and I never tire of staring out of the window at the sea.
Hope anyone who reads this is well an doing ok.


There seems a slight resurgence in LJ so after eighteen months I thought I might say hello.
Life has changed completely for me. Gave up work in February and we have moved to Somerset overlooking the sea. Still settling in but got to local theatre last week and saw an amusing little show about Sherlock Holmes. One can never have too much Sherlock, can one?

Naturally I miss my work mates at the cinema and also miss the free films! There is a small independent cinema about ten miles from here which I want to try but it is a hair-raising journey so may only do matinees!

Best wishes to any of my old LJ pals. We did used to have fun in the old Rickman days, didn't we? Still, all things must pass as somebody probably said.

Things I am enjoying at the moment on TV are Shetland and for some inexplicable reason The Sewing Bee. I can't sew for toffee, always relied on my dear old Mum to make everything for me. I know I must be getting old when I avidly watch Perfection and Pointless in the afternoon.

I appear to have forgotten how to get reasonable size pictures onto LJ so here is a link to a local view:

The Artist

Saw this at a 3 pm showing, I love going to the cinema in the afternoon. Got a week off work (in a cinema!) so thought I'd catch this as we aren't showing it ( Mustn't tell the boss I've been in the 'O' place!)
Absolutely loved it, totally charming, gorgeous leads, cute dog and great music. So stylish and well made, loved the girls shadow as she ran upstairs. Go see it if you have a chance.
The trailer doesn't do it justice.