For months my brother has been on at me to watch Sherlock Jr. I love old black and white movies but have had a problems getting into silent films in the same way. Of course I found The Kid moving but it was devastating and the comic side of it didn't sit right with me. However Sherlock Jr. has changed that (though maybe I should give Chaplin another shot). The film is beautifully shot, moving and also very funny. Some of the techniques must have been quite advanced for the period. It's also short and out of copyright so you can watch it on YouTube. I really think you should. This weekend I think I'm going to hunt out some of his others.
Maybe after that I'll watch Benny and Joon again too..
The whole process was a pain, the person who was going to take my room pulled out so I ended up re-advertising which took a while ... It was nice to have more time with the short commute but for a few weeks there I felt like I was stuck waiting for things to happen, then luckily we found someone nice and then there was the whole moving whirlwind.
I've still got some unpacking to do but I'm pretty much done and all my stuff is here now. It's weird living beck home but much easier than staying over Christmas etc. because all my things are here (I do like my things).
At some point I'll set my Etsy shop back up but probably not until after I've gotten used to my commute!
This weekend I've mainly been working on the big purple blanket; it's a monster and I think it'll take me most of the year but it's going to be beautiful...
Besides that my parents came up Saturday with my brother for us to go see Richard II with David Tennant in! It's a great production ... if you can get tickets. My brother said they had cut bits of it out but it still works and Tennant is great as the vain mislead king and the set is amazing!
Today I went to Local Hero in Kingston with Roisin for a natter and a rather lovely sausage sandwich. Kingston was pretty much sponsored by Cath Kidstone over Christmas - lot's of pretty polka dots!