Today was a shockingly lousy day – dark with lashing rain. This morning I worked like a trooper trying to get through the laundry and clean the house ready for the start of the new and beautiful regime tomorrow. I can’t remember having looked forward to a Monday so much for ages and I’ve cleared the decks ready to run, write and create….
This afternoon we ventured out in the deluge and took the train to Zürich to the cinema to watch True Grit. I have to say in advance, that this is not my type of film at all, but I was inspired by Susan’s comments on her blog a few weeks ago – and thought, well, if Susan likes it, then I guess I might too. So I dragged off the two men in my life, neither of whom was wildly excited to go, and we went to see it.
The verdict? It’s a very good film. There were a couple of parts where child no.3 and I couldn’t look (especially the bit at the end with the snakes), but otherwise I think it’s fair to say that we all enjoyed ourselves immensely. Jeff Bridges is brilliant as the Marshall. Will he win the Oscar?, probably not, but he’ll run the delicious Colin a close second. Young Hailee Steinfeld was just amazing – so young and with such a presence on the screen. I think she should be well-miffed at not having her name up on the poster (and Josh Brolin should politely ask to have his removed). Matt Damon was almost unrecognizable as a Texas ranger, but as good as always. He’s turning out to be one versatile actor!
So now I’m ready for an early night and tomorrow is the first day of the rest of my life. I’m making some changes and I can’t wait to see how things turn out!