Looking for their relative, who was warming in your oven?
What a wonderful story about your brother-in-law, Russell.
Peter, Josephine's father, stirred a little on Christmas Day and scoffed down smoked salmon, after not eating for days. Must have sparked memories of Christmas' past in the old fellow.
Thank you, Russell.
This is strangely detached Christmas as we are in Nelson on a deathbed watch. Josephine's father is in steep decline, stricken with cancer, after living a life as a rugged forester. It may be today or tomorrow or next week but I am returning home today as I don't want to leave my daughter alone any more days. Josephine will stay on with her sisters, So, 'Merry Christmas' seems a bit forced.
Dear Nelson PA'rs; I will be in Nelson for the new few days as father-in-law is in steep decline and meeting up a drink at a local bar would be a welcome relief from the joys of the rest home. Just email me at email@example.com if it is possible or desired.
Yes, and it seems a damn waste that The Weight of Elephants has not yet had a broad release beyond the NZIFF -- as neither has the NZ reworking of Romeo and Juliet
Rob; in his list of 1-29, the ones I know of to have a NZ release are:
To the Wonder
A Touch of Sin
The Bling Ring
Nebraska. (Saw a preview last week--a cracker of a film)
I guess others are on their way, I am particularly waiting on Inside Llewyn Davies, the latest Coen Brothers film.
Hey ... my intention was not to stop the conversation here!
Completely off topic ... But the Mandela conversation has closed...just back from the candlelight remembrance at Rugby Park (now the Waikato Stadium). A grand event, with John Minto as MC, but the surprise guest was Ross Meurant, who spoke of his regret about his part in the events of 1981.
Most multiplex screens still require you to sit in rows; many art house/independent cinema offer a different experience. Visit the Waiheke Cinema, for example, which offers a large auditorium filled with sofas (donated by residents); or Matakana which is extraordinary sumptuous; or the Roxy in Wellington, which echoes the Civic in Auckland etc. Or Cinema Paradiso in Wanaka, which has an interval, for patrons to chow down on in-house baking,
The thing is that such cinemas offer very attractive add-ons to just going to a film. I recently visited the Dome Cinema in Gisborne, which is housed in the old Poverty Bay Club (the ceiling features three c18th glass domes). Patrons sit on the original horse-hair sofas or designer bean-bags. The adjacent bar is something special.
Sure have--72 times so far this year (I keep records). You are probably thinking of the multiplex experience, which is generic wherever you go. I am thinking more of the independent/art house experience.