Close encounters of an unusual kind

 For reasons which will become clearer if you look on my Bookstains’ blog, I have included these clips.  Mysterious eh?  Life is full of these little synchronisations (and where there isn’t, well what’s the harm in helping them along a bit 🙂 You may ask (though it’s more likely you won’t bother, as you justContinue reading “Close encounters of an unusual kind”

Watched -Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland

I got to watch Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland in 3D the other night.  I’d never seen a film in 3D before, so didn’t really have a clear idea of what to expect or what to compare it to.  I’m also a big fan of the Alice books, so I was hoping that I wasn’tContinue reading “Watched -Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland”

Mad March and rabbits too

It may be March 1st when I’m writing this – but it will be March 2nd when you read it as I always schedule my posts and I’d forgotten all about St Davids Day.  No point of celebrating it now (those ancestors will be spinning in their graves, along with St Andrew and St Casimir).Continue reading “Mad March and rabbits too”

Watched: Of Mice and Men (but no rabbits)

Probably because I had been recently writing about  regionalism (Wood, Stueart Curry and Hart-Benton) and about the Great Depression, I watched a DVD   I hadn’t watched in quite a while the other night.  ‘Of Mice and Men’ is a novel by John Steinbeck, set in the Great Depression.  It tells the sad story of two wanderersContinue reading “Watched: Of Mice and Men (but no rabbits)”

Watched – Bleak House (it wasn’t)

I have watched the BBC DVD of Bleak House recently, an episode or two per night.   This Andrew Davies adaptation is an absolute delight.  I have enjoyed these half hour episodes very much indeed!  As usual with Dickens there is always a rather large cast of characters.  This is why the half hour episodes workContinue reading “Watched – Bleak House (it wasn’t)”

‘How’s it going? here’s an update’

     Time for a little update.  ‘Echostains’ itself is going well, many are reading but, not many are commenting – don’t be shy come forward and show yourselves!  ‘Bookstains’ my other blog is coming along alright, its early days yet, but I am enjoying doing it.  Although I keep saying it, I really do need toContinue reading “‘How’s it going? here’s an update’”

‘Let them eat and drink cake!’

 Just a quick post tonight.  I know it’s not Spring – nor anywhere near it, but I just couldn’t wait to show you this lovely teapot made of cake!  I’ve seen teapot biscuits but I’ve never seen teapot cakes before.  If you would like to make  this one, have a look here.  This is anContinue reading “‘Let them eat and drink cake!’”