Putting the Nuts in May

It’s May Day when I’m writing this, but the 2nd of May when you shall see it.  Now what can I post for May Day?  I thought.  Something to do with the Queen of the May?  Something about the distress signal Mayday?  Then I thought of the 1976 film  ‘Nuts in May’, where two ‘hippies’  goContinue reading “Putting the Nuts in May”

Watched – Bunny Lake is Missing’

I’ve had this DVD for some time, and watched it once a long time ago.  Last night I decided to re watch it.  It’s a very strange atmospheric film.  It stars Laurence Olivier, Keir Dullea, Carol Lynley, Martitia Hunt (the original Miss Haversham in David Lean’s ‘Oliver Twist’)  Anna Massey and Noel Coward among others.  This 1965 film hasContinue reading “Watched – Bunny Lake is Missing’”

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”

Dancing in the Blog

  I was in two minds to put another dead body in this post.  But then I thought  – what am I thinking of???  It’s such a beautiful day and the evening promises to be beautiful and I’m not working tonight, and no, I wasn’t going to go out…but it’s the last day of myContinue reading “Dancing in the Blog”

Painted Ladies

I came across this fantastic video of women who inspired artists to pick up their paintbrushes up and paint.  Women have always acted as muses for artists and the idea of the artist’s model is usually synonymous with women – not men though Michelangelo and perhaps Caravaggio are a couple of exceptions. A lot of the women remainContinue reading “Painted Ladies”

Discovered and Uncovered – Underwater artist Zena Holloway

I’m coming across some very unusual and amazing artists  in the course of research for my blog.  Yes. you’ve guessed it – it’s time for yet another category!  Some of these may not be new artists to you – but they are to me, hense the title ‘Discovered and Uncovered’.  It is not my intentionContinue reading “Discovered and Uncovered – Underwater artist Zena Holloway”

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”