Monday, January 13, 2014

The Weekend with A Dinner and A Movie



When you have plans on a Friday night, the weekend seems to stretch out before you with infinite possibility. We were invited to a friend's house for dinner and all day, I was looking forward to the company, as well as a glass of wine. It was the perfect post holiday dinner, where we could catch up after the craziness of the holidays. The food was wonderful, from the main course to dessert and it was one of those evenings where we sat around the table talking and laughing, late into the night. Where you suddenly look at your watch at realize how late it is :-)

After a lazy day on Saturday, mostly spent reading, my daughter and I went to see a movie on Sunday. I wanted to see Saving Mr. Banks over the holidays, but never found the time. I am so glad we saw it and it was actually even better than I had imagined. First of all, I love Emma Thompson and she was wonderful in this role - the perfect straight laced British matron who doesn't know what to make of California and Walt Disney. The scenes where the script and the songs for Mary Poppins are bring hashed out and written are filled with facinating detail. The retro 60's look of Los Angeles is perfect too. All together a unique and interesting look at how the Mary Poppins movie was made and a glimpse behind the Disney curtain.

Happy Monday!



  1. Sounds like a great weekend!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. I am hoping to entertain more this year at home. Can't wait to see the movie.

  3. I'm dying to see this movie. Maybe this weekend. Hope you have a great week!

  4. What a great weekend . . . I haven't seen this movie . . . have wanted too and you have brought the perfect critique to encourage me . . . I too love Emma Thompson!

  5. You're so right about Friday night plans. Very often we curl on Friday nights and it always seems like a great way to kick off the weekend.

    I'm so jealous that you saw Saving Mr. Banks. It's on my list of "must see" movies too, but hasn't come to our little town yet.

  6. Lovely table setting..I have "Mr. Banks" on my Netflix list...

  7. I have to get to the theater to see Saving Mr. Banks before it's gone. I feel like this is one of those films I will want to see on the big screen.

  8. I used to do this with my friends but they are all gone and I am left with myself. But I can remember the best dinner and movie times ever with my girl friends.


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