Thoroughly Loving Millie!

We were at a school event last week and, in order to find our ‘partner’ for dinner, we had to find the other half of our playing card.  Here’s the card I pulled out of the hat…

“Love is very, very near…”

The Queen of Hearts!  (Okay, okay, so it wasn’t the Ace – but, hey, it’s close enough for me!)

For those unfortunate enough not to know what I’m referring to, I suggest you quick foot it to amazon or youtube right now.  Go check out the film – my most favourite film in the whole wide world – Thoroughly Modern Millie. đŸ™‚

Guess what I’m going to be rewatching for the (literally) thousandth time?

Have a fabulous Friday and a thoroughly wonderful weekend! 🙂


The Super Fling Boogie continues!

I’ve just done another one of this week’s Super Fling Boogie missions – going through the CDs, DVDs, etc in the livingroom and letting that clutter go, go, go! 🙂

The kids DVDs have been relocated (back) to their bedrooms and I’ve managed to condense my DVDs – the ones I absolutely must hang on to – to this little lot…

And what a rag bag collection it is!  Three box sets: Marx Bros films, the complete series of Wonder Woman and Inspector Montalbano [swoon].  A very worn out copy of my most favourite film ever: Thoroughly Modern Millie [bien sĂťr].  And various comedies: Hot Fuzz, Curse of the Jade Scorpion, Blades of Glory, Mickey Blue Eyes, Les Visiteurs etc, etc.  Because one of my fave ways to pamper on a cold autumn evening is to get my pjs on, light a few candles, pour a glass of wine and watch half an hour of something that puts a smile on my face.

And the box set of the Transporter?  Pure, gratuitious…Jason Statham! 😛

Have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂


Flybaby Movie Party (Mamma Mia)

Roll up, roll up, for the Greatest Show on Earth!

Get out your diaries because the time has come for our first Flybaby Movie Party of 2010! 🙂

Saturday 30 January 2010 at the following time

  • 1pm Eastern US
  • 2pm for Nova Scotia
  • 6pm in the UK
  • 7pm in Denmark, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and South Africa
  • 8pm in Israel

What’s a Flybaby Movie Party? We pick a movie – this time round it’s Mamma Mia – and watch it ‘together’ around the globe and ‘chat’ via http://www.blogtalkradio.com/

Want to join in the fun? Here’s how… Find a copy of the film (DVD, Netflix etc). Note to flybabies: go and hunt down a copy RIGHT NOW! Do NOT wait until two hours before we start the party! 😉 Then log in to the BlogTalk chat on the day. I will be sending out a link and plenty of reminders… Insert film into TV or computer. Start the film. Chat, relax, enjoy! And remember your favourite beverage and popcorn! 😉

The very first film we watched was Thoroughly Modern Millie [nudge, nudge, wink, wink] and you can read all about it on my post Raaaspberries! 😉 We’ve since watched “The Princess Bride”, “Grease” and “Dirty Dancing”. This time we’re getting ready for a singalong. Are you ready to join us?

Have a Mammagnificent Monday! 🙂


Raaaaspberries!

Now if the title of today’s blogpost is familiar to you, then come on in… we’re going to be bosom buddies! Even if my ‘fronts’ aren’t too full… 😉

I’ve been watching the film “Thoroughly Modern Millie” since I was a child. Watched it on the telly with my Mum (also a fan), taped it off the TV when video machines came along and watched it with my best friend from school, Gillian. Gillian and I started school on the same day, and are still in touch 37 years later. And still talk about the film 🙂

Mum and Dad managed to track down an official copy of the film on VHS because they were worried that my homemade copy would wear out… Years later http://amazon.co.uk/ was born and I managed to find – halleluja – not only a DVD but a CD of the original music. I still get goosebumps when I watch the opening credits…you can see it here on youtube!

DH passed the boyfriend ‘test’ when even he had to give in to it’s charms. (And he’s almost as word perfect as I am.) And he even – bless him – went along with calling our DD a variant of the name Millie! 🙂

Thought I was the only world with this addiction. And like Mrs Meers says, it’s “Sad to be all alone in the world…” Until I discovered to my delight that a whole bunch of flybabies on twitter can ‘do the ‘Tapioca’ too.

Add http://blogtalkradio.com/ to that mix, and the idea for a “Global Viewing of the film Thoroughly Modern Millie” was born….

We set up a show on BlogTalk. Start time was 6pm in Denmark, 5pm in the UK, 2pm in New York… Switched on our DVDs simultaneously around the globe and chatted while we watched – it was ‘terrif’! We had 40 live Millie fans on the day from England, South Africa, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Denmark and both sides of the USA. And of course, being the creative SHE that I am, I had to turn our dining room into the dining room of the Priscilla Hotel…not forgetting, of course, the ‘Soy Sauce’!

And to finish it all off we had something ‘sweet’. Pavlova with…raaaaspberries!


Wonders of technology

When I was at school, I used to write a Fanzine and had it photocopied on the school computer. Not that I sold many copies of it. I used it basically as an excuse to try and meet bands that I liked, under the pretence of being a reporter. Incredibly, it worked a few times. Biggest name was Morrisey who, though he arrived late at the concert venue and didn’t have time to do interview, did accept my gift of daffodils for his backpocket. Ahh, those were the days! 🙂

When I started working, I liked to make up fake copies of newspapers for friends who were leaving. At the EC Court of Justice I used to make up fake judgments for the same purpose and, if I was really lucky, managed to get someone from the Registry to put on the official court stamp. (Probably get fined for doing that these days.)

Fast forward to 2009. Stay at home mum. Got that itchy feeling again and – due the the wonders of technology – I can even have my own blog. Not sure where the blog is going right now, but will certainly include food, music, Thoroughly Modern Millie and the Flylady.

Welcome to my world.