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Tomorrow is Christmas….

Not technically, but for us it is.
Hubby is leaving on Monday so were doing it early. We’ve done this for the last few years he’s been mining and I grew up with it when we had the farm (Christmas Day was merely a day off from work).
Some people don’t get it, and I had one person say they were jealous they weren’t doing it -no reason why they couldn’t I said.
Anyway, I digress slightly. After two weeks from hell for both of us, and a arse ended start to the week, we are right on track. We’ve both been super productive, not run off our feet busy, but productive, getting things done. Today is Friday, and our Christmas market is on Sunday, so I have been getting everything organised for Xmas lunch and market day. I just want to put my feet up and sort out my new phone, but they won’t happen til next week, at least I can call and take messages. Oh, and the photos, amazing quality. One hundred time better than the last one, “what do you do most of the phone?” Blogs and photos. This was the phone for me then, after taking comparative pictures with the other option. The old phone has not gone to waste, it has become a pre paid for mr 14 til we can get him the fang dangled one he wants.
I have been furiously baking and making today. Baking food (another post soon) and making beady items.
I have been having a blast with this friendly plastic stuff, and now have lots of little stud earrings, mini bling rings, and hair clips with cool colours.
The market is also taking up a lot of time, between emails, phone calls, making sure we have enough people (we are starting to turn people away!!) driving around to put up and take down signage… it is always on my mind.
My mind is a bloody mess, touch wood, nothing has come out for the wrong person yet.
I have my first photo for the Sunday short story, but know there is no way I can work something up in the time I have spare (which is next to nil right now) so it will be available next week. It’s an odd one, it’ll take me the week to work this one out.

I am now enjoying a coffee, the dishes are done, but I still have to pack the car (setting up for market tomorrow morning before I have a few drinks), make alterations to a top, make sure the fridge is roomy for food and grog and make sure everything is in order. Thankfully it is not as hot as it was yesterday. Granted, I’ve lived worse, so it wasn’t too bad, but still makes you sluggish.

I’ll leave you with a picture of my new beady things – bling rings and stud earrings. The hot pink ones are for me.

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Next post – Food Friday, a little Xmas baking and our menu.
Jen 🙂

Man of Steel – review

First up, three things that stood out.
Let’s blow up New York/Metropolis again.
The usual overblown American “we can conquer all with firepower even when it’s obvious it won’t work”.
It’s really hard to be comfortable when you have to pee.

When I first saw the preview for this I loved it. It looked really dark and a lot more intense. Yeah, not so much. Darker maybe, but it became another alien movie (without the aliens?!) an interesting take on an old classic, and as usual is left open for another instalment. Same same but different.

The whole krypton thing was too alien like, why do alien planets all look the same these days? Have the designers no imagination anymore. I would say I prefer the 70’s/80’s version better.
My recurring thought here was alien, and all that it entails. Mass destruction from one or two villains hell bent on destroying the world, with the conflicted super hero coming to the rescue to later find his place in society. And all the while with no thought to the deaths of many others in the pursuit of said villains.

I missed, or not, the lack of red undies due to how well fitting the suit was otherwise. 😉

Stellar cast. This doesn’t always equal good movie, but it worked here. Loved them all, but have to agree with one review that Lois Lane was not quite right. I didn’t really believe in her.

The snippets of history and flash backs done properly really make a movie and I liked their input here.

The ‘S’ as a symbol of hope I quite liked. Now if only I can remember the initial quote.

It didn’t feel like a superman movie. I felt the same way with the newest Bourne one. A good action flick but that’s about it.
It’s definitely worth watching, but if you a big fan of the old ones this may be too much ‘new’ for you.

One of my favourite bloggers, a self confessed comic freak, did his own review which you can read here.

Whatever your thoughts, it’s a good movie and well worth seeing on the big screen.
Jen 🙂