Wednesday 21 December 2005

7 Things... about me!

So AE at Sometimes I ramble... tagged me the other day. I finally got around to answering all the Qs yesterday afternoon.

Here they are:

Seven Things to Do Before I die:
Spend as much time with my hubby as possible
Watch my daughter grow into a capable, independent woman
Have a book published
Keep my brain active by writing all the time
Visit the USA
Read every book I’ve ever wanted to read
Have lived a happy life with those I love

Seven Things I Cannot Do:
Set the VCR for pre-recording
Understand racism
Understand inconsiderate/evil intentioned people
Like politics or politicians
Reach the top cabinet in the kitchen (without a chair)
Stop writing
Play any sort of instrument

Seven Things that Attract Me to my wonderful Spouse:
Gorgeous eyes
His sense of self-identity
The strength and support he provides unconditionally
Great father
His natural kindness and affectionate/contagious laugh
That my stomach still flutters when I think/see him
Everything about him!

Seven Things I Say (or Write) Most often:
See Ya
How’s it going?
Sit on the couch! (the kid loves to sneak up close to the TV)
Put your toys in your room!

Seven Books (or Series) I love:
Anything Clive Barker
Anything Stephen King
Anita Blake series by LKH – book 1-10
The Harry Potter books by JK Rowling
Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
Anne Rice’s earlier Vampire books (1-4 and Pandora)
Simon R Green’s Nightside series

Seven Movies I Would Watch Over and Over Again:
Star Wars Saga 1-6
The Lost Boys
The Indiana Jones movies
The Wedding Singer
The Crow
Army of Darkness

Seven People I want to Join in (be Tagged):
And anyone else
who pops by and
would like to take part...


Monday 12 December 2005

Howl's Moving Castle

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.

We watched this beautiful movie on Saturday afternoon. Now, I'm a huge fan of Hayao Miyazaki's movies, so I wasn't surprised by how much I enjoyed it! He's got this wonderful, fantastical and innocent way of telling an interesting story. And this one was magical!

Howl's voice was portrayed by Christian Bale. I personally think his sultry voice gave Howl an added texture I really enjoyed. The story was intriguing and filled with likeable characters. Sophie - the main character - goes through an awful tranformation, but even then her strength shines through and she remains kind-hearted.

I highly recommend this gorgeous movie. The visuals are breathtaking and the moving castle looks stunning. This is a piece of someone else's imagination I absolutely LOVED visiting!
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