Friday, 21 May 2010

This Evening

It's very quiet here just now. Scott took Jack and Tom on 'Father & Sons' camp (I did ask if he was taking Harry too and just got looked at by way of answer - maybe next year then!), Harry is asleep in Tom's top bunk and Lucy is out swimming with a friend.
I feel very noble. I stripped the chairs with loose covers today and washed them - making use of this beautiful weather to get them dry. I also managed a ruthless clearout of lots of my books (3 bin bags full). Our books now fit on the bookshelf again. Also fixed the decorative trim onto the playhouse roof, and did paperwork.
It was a year ago that Lucy and I stayed up till 4 in the morning watching every episode of Bleak House - last Father & Sons camp! I'm not planning on going to bed that late tonight (still feeling ill) but I have selected: 'Northanger Abbey', 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' or 'While You Were Sleeping', for Lucy to choose from when she gets in. (My bet is Northanger Abbey - we had a whale of a time last year watching loads of classics!)
'Seven Brides' reminds me very much of Aunt Dot. She's not my real Aunt, but a lady from church where I grew up - one of the loveliest ladies in the world. (And not just because she would bring HUGE lumps of Thornton's toffee to church for me, from her sister who worked at their factory, or had me as her bridesmaid...)
Anyway, she was my teacher at church one year and she invited me and my best friend Juli (we were about 12?) to her house where we watched it for the first time. I remember loving it but haven't seen it since. I bought it at the charity shop a little while ago with the idea Lucy might like it too. Aunt Dot is fighting cancer now. Battling on cheerfully and quietly as always.
Lucy is back now - I guessed wrong. 'Seven Brides' it is!


Jenny said...

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is one of my favorite movies! I know all of the songs by heart.

Kimberley said...

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is my absolute favourite - you ask Scott! we did a marathon floor dance to it, one year at Pakefield xx