Spend a guilt-free day in my PJ’s watching DVDs and eating KFC – Challenge number 29

 

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Challenge number 9 says I need to lose a stone and a half.  Therefore last week I thought I had best hurry up and complete this ( difficult) challenge before I started at slimming world on Monday!!

So, I had the films ( mainly ones Chris did not want to see, or had seen on his flights to and from America.  The best turned out to be Saving Mr Banks and the worst was Turner..although I kept thinking about it later so maybe not as bad as I initially thought.)…I was in my PJs…..the sofa was all mine…home made cake was a bonus….later Chris bought home a three piece chicken meal ( another guilty pleasure!!) and voila

This blog reflects that day………lazily short!!!

 

 

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The Italian Job – Challenge No 37

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Charlie Croker: You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!

Chris and I have been going out for over 31 years and we love films but some how I have evaded/avoided watching one of his favourite movies…The Italian Job…so as his challenge to me for my 50@50 I have just sat down to enjoy this amazing film.  

He decorated the TV room with posters ( Michael Caine looking rather cute can stay on my walls for quite some time), served up Italian delicacies and set the mood by providing prosecco cocktails…what more could a girl ask for…..well a good film too hopefully.

And I loved, loved, loved it….made me realise the culture text surrounding it, truly iconic with so many films, TV series and advertising etc paying homage to this film….most notably Porridge!!! I reveled in the humour (Benny Hill and Irenie Handl at their modest best), the cinematography, the cars, the tailoring and even the stereotyping; but, for me, the star of the show was Noel Coward; how I laughed at his scenes, my sides truly hurt from it.  All the acting was superb.

**SPOILER ALERT ** – But the ending…….really…….the hugest play on ‘cliffhanger’ ever….I am still not over it!!!  But it was a very clever ( if also a cheats way out) of finishing it.

So thanks Chris, you were right all along ( choke, choke), this is a great British movie, well worth watching; I certainly will be watching it again as I feel I missed a lot of great lines and I will even consider watching other films you recommend and ‘lads’ films like The Great Escape 🏎🏍🚎

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