Rocking Friday

I’m having a night off tonight, I am,

It’s been a long week at chalk face,

Cabernet Sauvignon’s ready to pour

And there’s a movie I’ll watch for his grace…

Not really a fan of blood and of gore,

Hallowe’en’s just really for weans,

But I’ll risk some vampires and hunters as well

For his eyes and a dose from his veins.

Van Helsing is playing tonight on the screen,

Well, really, it’s Hugh that I covet,

But at a pinch, I’ll put up with the blood,

Suck it up and hope that I love it.

I rarely do movies it has to be said,

Not much a fan of the box,

But with glass held in hand and feet on the couch,

I’ll suffer ‘cos Hugh Jackman rocks. 😉


Sandra And Mark

Humour and beauty,

The two so combined,

In Sandra, I seek

A piece of my mind

That sources the living,

The loving I find

 That no other woman,

No one can compare, to

Sandra, my Bullock,

I look and I stare

At beauty and talent,

So often revealed

In images conveyed

Where nothing’s concealed,

In pictures on screen

Where I must confess

I worship the woman

Who one day may bless

The life that I lead;

Spirit filled with reality

Becomes heaven on earth

With Miss Congeniality.

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I would too, Mark. shit! Did I just say that out loud?! Lol. 🙂


Ode to Hugh Jackman

It had to come!

Ice melts spontaneously

When you pass by.

A volcano’s eruption is, by comparison, shy.

Heat from your pores

Warms half the earth.

Adonis must have wept

On the day of your birth.


All treasures returned to ore,

Never more to glitter.

Even males look in wonder.

I wonder are they bitter

At Nature’s benevolence

And beauty with such prize?

Your wife is such a lucky girl.

No jealousy here. Just sighs.


Video reading    Ode To Hugh Jackman

Absolutely Nothing

Movies, literacy and thought.

My 15 year old daughter persuaded me to have some ‘bonding time’ by watching a movie together.

I don’t do TV/movies well. My concentration sucks. Unless I know the story already; a movie I have already seen; or based on a book I’ve already read.

But, sometimes, motherhood requires us to do what we would rather not. And, if watching a movie constitutes bonding then I’ve got off lightly. She could have asked that I go ice-skating with her. Or clothes shopping. Ugghh.

When told that Hugh Jackman starred in X-Men, I gave in quite easily and salivated throughout the film.

From there, it was easy to persuade me to watch ‘The Hunger Games’. I had read the series so was pretty sure I would enjoy the film.

Impressed with Jennifer Lawrence’s acting in the above, it was an undemanding transition to ‘Silver Lining’s Playbook’.

With recommendations now flowing fast and furious, I was persuaded to extend bonding to ‘Iron Man’. My daughter was horrified when I compared Robert Downey Jnr. to my husband.

‘Oh, God, do I fancy my Dad?’

Negative reassurances had to be put in place. The similarities were slight!

Days and weeks have passed and still the bonding takes place with popcorn, sweets and movies I have a slight inclination to watch.

Surprisingly, I have closed the lid of my laptop and entered into this world with my daughter while she ‘cooried up’ beside me and nuzzled her enjoyment.

One of the movies we watched together was based on the book, ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ by Stephen Chbosky.

The most memorable and heartfelt moment is when the principal character reads a poem written by Osoanon Nimuss, entitled, ‘Absolutely Nothing’.

Tears and snotters.

But, what does this have to do with literacy and thought.

Well, when your children see a movie and are moved to read the book and then want to discuss its contents, I call that a score.

Daughter now wants a movie of, ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ by John Green.

So, Hollywood, listen out.

The literary aspirations of our children are in your hands as well as those of parents and teachers.