Saturday, July 31, 2004

Caravan's Gone...

After almost 2 years, the caravan has gone. Some nice folks from Mosside came to see it about 2 months ago, and agreed to buy, but said it would be some time before they needed it.

So they came back today to get it. The caravan mover people came about 8am, and were away before 10. Susan and the kids were sad to see it go, I was glad to see the back of it!!!

See the pics at :

New Car

We picked up Susan's new car today. Well, when I say new, its new to us. Its a 2000 VW Passat TDi, just the 90bhp model, but its surprisingly nice to drive.

Its only the 'S' model, but it has a lot of the 'SE' stuff, like climate control, and full electric pack. Hoprfully it will do us well, for a long time

Monday, July 19, 2004

The Hole(2001) [SPOILERS]

[SPOILERS] Last night I watched The Hole (2001) for the first time, and I really enjoyed it. I was captivated from start to finish, although about half way through I was a little concerned it was going to end up in some bizarre dream, or something else which I wouldn't understand. However, it didn't!

It started by portraying the lead character as an innocent victim, and set out a base storyline and background of how things should have been. Thora Birch plays Elizabeth Dunn, a seemingly innocent schoolgirl, caught in a trap by her long time friend As the film progresses we learn more of her true character as evil and manipulative.

It's usually nice to see the bad guy get away with it, but I didn't feel the usual sense of satisfaction with this film. Still well worth a watch!

Thursday, July 15, 2004

24 - Season Three

Over the past few weeks I've been following 24's third season with interest, and I have to say that the action in the last few episodes has been great! I've watched up to episode 20, so only 4 more to go, and from what I've read it isn't going to be a disappointment! 24 delivers again!

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Outbreak (1995)

Outbreak (1995) - another fine film, I'm quite sure it's factual basis around bio-chemistry is flawed, but nevertheless, a fine film. Good story, gripping and interesting to the end, the charactors are well developed, and it's interesting to see Morgan Freeman acting the bad guy.

Raises some interesting questions, for example, how would any country / government handle a virus outbreak of this severity (or even less serious)?

Good film, well worth a watch, as long as you can put your science head behind the sofa....

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Dead Poets Society (1989) - another TV rerun to take over my evenings viewing.

A strong film, about an influential English teacher, who encourages students to think and learn for themselves, rather than just fall into the mould society porovides for us.

Robin Williams is the teacher, Carpe Diem ("seize the day") a central part of the film, a fine storyline, as the charactors discover more depth to their lives.

Another interesting and thought provoking film.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Simon's Gallery :: Mussenden Walk

I've had the camera for about a week, and I'm still snapping everything I can see - Simon's Gallery :: Mussenden Walk

Great fun, just wish I was better at taking photos. :)