|Posted by anonymous on July 27, 2010 at 4:05 AM|
Had an entertaining time last week at the cinema. Went to the third Twilight film, Eclipse, with daughter. We both love the books and films and I wasn't disappointed. It interpreted the book very well and conveyed Bella's feelings for both Edward and Jacob. Of course, she chooses Edward - he's her whole life. Or perhaps I mean life in death, in a manner of speaking since we're talking vampires. I really like his old fashioned values, as it makes a refreshing change from all the books and films where teenage bed-hopping is the norm.
Then I took my nephews to see Toy Story 3 - what a great excuse to see the film! One of the best I've seen. The story, the character voices, the animation - everything was compelling. And I even had tears towards the end. Definitely one for adults and children. We've all had toys that we outgrew and I bet you'll view them in a different way if you see this film. It's also about loyalty and friendship, and there's even a big furry villain. Great stuff!
On the writing front, I was astonished to receive an email informing me one of my poems is shortlisted in the Frederik van Eeden Competition run by Holland Press Publishing. Only 9 are shortlisted out of 226 poems from 29 countries - I'm honoured to be among them! Winner will be announced towards the end of September, but I don't expect to get that far. It's even more meaningful as the poem is about my mother and was written from the heart. Maybe that's the best kind of writing after all.