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14 December 2014 @ 01:43 am
Is it still the weekend?  
Today was a lot of fun. My sister had found a place that sells garden pots and statues, and wanted to buy a birdbath so she asked if I'd like to go with her. Oh boy, it did not do my credit card any favours. I bought the cutest dragon - his name is Ralph, apparently - and once I find his forever spot I'll take his photo and share here. Also a small curled-up sleeping dragon, a tiny turtle to go in my birdbath and a terracotta possum to hang on my rear deck.

One other thing they had, that I'd really like, is a letterbox made of stone and mounted on a concrete representation of a tree trunk, complete with possum popping out of a hole in the tree. That's on my wish list, for when Christmas is out of the way and I've saved the requisite cash. It's gorgeous!

Then off to see Paddington at the movies, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I won't say anything about the plot here, but I laughed, and worried, and nearly chewed my fingernails off in one spot. And Peter Capaldi was a dear, albeit a creepy one *g*.

Tonight I mainlined the first three episodes of Sleepy Hollow, which I really did enjoy. Looking forward to watching the rest of it now.
Current Mood: lazylazy
Strike while the irony is hot: [FANDOM] SLEEPY HOLLOWdraycevixen on December 13th, 2014 05:28 pm (UTC)

Sounds like a very dangerous place to visit. :D

I'm looking forward to seeing the Paddington film as the Michael Bond books were a staple of my childhood.

I'm so glad you're enjoying Sleepy Hollow. It's such silly fun with a lovely slice of snark to go with it. :D
miwahni: Sherlock Xmas Molly's bagmiwahni on December 14th, 2014 10:53 am (UTC)
Dangerous is the word. We needed a small handcart to put everything in! *g* Was fun though.

I also loved the Paddington books as a child so I was keen to see the movie, and it was fun. Not quite what I'd expected, but fun all the same.

Sleepy Hollow has really sucked me in. It doesn't hurt that the main actor is rather easy on the eye, either.
Strike while the irony is hot: [FANDOM] SLEEPY HOLLOWdraycevixen on December 14th, 2014 02:28 pm (UTC)

Ah yes, Tom Mison is rather pretty. :D

The few interviews I've seen with him also demonstrate a very active self-deprecating wit and it's obvious his co-stars love him.
miwahnimiwahni on December 15th, 2014 10:43 am (UTC)
Nice to know it hasn't gone to his head. I'm so glad you recced this, I would never have tried it otherwise.
mrua7mrua7 on December 13th, 2014 05:37 pm (UTC)
Hooray! You added a dragon (or two) to the collection. Did you find on in an ornament for your tree?
miwahnimiwahni on December 14th, 2014 10:54 am (UTC)
No, I haven't found a dragon for the tree. This years' theme seems to be woodland creatures; there are owls, deer, foxes etc by the truckload but no dragons. :-( I'll keep looking, though.
a honeyed wine at night: leafy drinkmoonlightmead on December 14th, 2014 12:23 pm (UTC)
You had me at birdbaths turning into the acquisition of Ralph, and then what? More dragons? Possums? This is brilliant! Do you have actual flowers in your garden at all? Or just little stone beasties?

Hoping to get Sir to the cinema for the first time in years and years to see Paddington. Suspect he'll love it. Suspect also that he'll announce 'it'll be cheaper to wait for the DVD'. Which he then won't watch either... Perhaps I should just go on my own in the first place!
miwahni: Cats Yule feelin coolmiwahni on December 15th, 2014 10:46 am (UTC)
Hee! Would it surprise you to learn that I don't actually have a flower garden? Some flowering shrubs, yes, but no flowers per se. Do have a huge expanse of lawn though.

Do drag Sir along if you can. It's directed by Paul King, who directed The Mighty Boosh and while it's not surreal it really does have its moments. The start drags a bit but once he goes home with the Browns it's full-on.
moonlightmead on December 18th, 2014 05:59 pm (UTC)
Hee! Would it surprise you to learn that I don't actually have a flower garden?
What? Yes, it would! Or, at least... I know some Australians go down the 'if it's not native flora, I'm not planting it', but then... you wouldn't have a lawn, either...
miwahni: Pros Doyle Christmasmiwahni on December 19th, 2014 09:42 am (UTC)
In our climate natives are a good thing, but no - I have azaleas, and bromeliads, and China Doll with its bunches of purple flowers,and hibiscus but no actual flowerbeds. An oversight, I know *g*.