Sunday, September 30, 2007

This will be my next 'big' knitting project.....the wool is so soft....the colours are soft....just perfect for those cold days in spring when I'm tired of wearing winter colours.
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Saturday, September 29, 2007

...some of the beautiful colours around today....i'm loving the fall.

Hmmmmm Saturday...a perfect clear blue and cool Saturday. I spent the afternoon outside in the back doing this......

reading the latest "Hello Canada" Magazine, "Shambhala Sun" and knitting....loving the rich colours of this yarn.

My view, while spending the afternoon in the back........

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Back from TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) and once again it was a fabulous break...each year my pal and I seem to add a day onto this annual venture. So many movies to see of the 350+ showing during the week, so much shopping to do, restaurants to try and yacking to catch up on. I love September and I love TIFF.

Bang bang windows are being put in as I type. Right now I have big holes in my walls...a good cross-breeze....good thing the day is dry and sunny.

When I return from TIFF the most common question is "did you see any stars?". Serious star treking is impossible if one wants to see movies, but we did see Liv Tyler, Larry David and the Indian stars from the red carpet gala we not a gala party...just a premier movie with a red carpet at the venue.

My pal mentioned that a lot of the movies this year were shown from a child's perspective or a women's perspective...I intentially picked those films for that reason, but I wonder if that was a strong theme this year.
I try to pick movies from a variety of countries; this year - India, Great Britain, Canada, Iran, South America, Korea and an Indian/English film.

I've been asked which was my most favourite film and that is very difficult to say but here goes, my favourite movies in no particular order:-

"Brick Lane" (Indian/Great Britain) was my overall favourite entertaining film with a strong family theme.

"Beyond the Years" (Korean) was visually so very beautiful

"The Last Lear" (Indian) was very smart and the star, Amitabh Bachchan's character was a powerful force

"The Buddah Collapsed out of Shame", (Iran) a "docu-drama" from Iran about a little Afghan girl's determination to go to school. The little girl stole all our hearts.

"Just Buried" (Canada) had to be the funniest black comedy I have seen in a long time.

"Mutum", (Brazil) using a little boy as the story teller.

"It's a Free World", (Great Britain) again an overall entertaining film with a strong social conscience..or not!

There you have it my 7 favourite movies viewed this year at TIFF...wait a minute...we only saw 7 movies :>). All good.

And there is the little girl that stole everyone's heart.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Hmmmmmm...have been quiet...busy in the garden - fall clean-up....getting ready for TIFF...I don't know what "getting ready for TIFF" really means, except maybe I can't do anything else but think about what to wear, pack, what food will we need in this new accommodation this year...the weather should be a huge mix if the forecast is correct - from 30c and high humidity Friday to single digits overnight one 8C or something horrible like that....and the possibility of rain!! Oh no not rain..not now.....

....likely I'm gone now until after TIFF....must finish my silk scarf tonight and tomorrow night braid the fringe....I won't have the baby sweater made for the shower next weekend...maybe for baby's first Christmas..yes! there's a plan.