Life with two Smalls and a fistful of daydreams

A Film That Reminds You Of Someone

Actually a contender for least favourite film, Pathfinder is 99 minutes of weird, unintelligible, blue filtered Viking oddness. I first watched it with my boyfriend of the time after his film-buff brother recommended it and boy did we give him an ear bashing after we’d endured it. We then decided to play a trick on our housemate Dave and convinced him that it was utterly amazing and made him watch it too – unfortunately we both failed to make our escapes and ended up having to watch it a second time. It didn’t get any better but it was funny watching Dave try to find a way of voicing his opinion without insulting us after it finished until we could keep our faces straight no longer and admitted we thought it was awful too.

A Film You Watch To Feel Down

I cry at everything (no, really – just ask Liberty or Caius) so I can watch pretty much any film for a cry. One I pick up if I am really in the mood for a good old cry session is, of course, Land Before Time.

Seriously, anyone who can watch that without welling up has no heart *sniffle*

A Film You Watch To Feel Good

My go-to movie when I want to cheer myself up and feel good about life is Wild Hogs which is a 2007 movie about a group of middle aged blokes having a motorbike based mid-life crisis.

There is just something warm and fluffy about the whole thing as well as it being laugh out loud funny all the way through.

Your Least Favourite Film

I have debated this one a bit – there have been many films I have watched and not liked but it’s hard to pick the worst of all. In the end I have decided to go with the only film I have ever walked out of the cinema within the first twenty or so minutes of – Tropic Thunder

I think I managed about fifteen minutes before giving it up for lost. It was just… stupid, I don’t even know why I let people talk me into going.


Hold That Thought, Milton! by Linda Ravin Lodding

Illustrated by: Ross Collins

Series: N/A

Published: Parragon Books Ltd, March 2014

Edition: Paperback

Narrated By: N/A

Length: 32 pages

Genre: Picture Book, Children’s Fiction

Where Did I Get It? Kindly received for review as part of the Parragon Book Buddies group.

Summary (from Amazon): Milton’s pet frog Burp has disappeared! But on the day before Aunt Lulu’s wedding, nobody’s got time to listen: ‘Hold that thought, Milton!’ Milton’s head is so full of worries that it isn’t long before the thoughts start trying to escape – and the effect is more than a little FROGGY!”

Opening Line(s):

Milton had many things on his mind and a lot to say.

The trouble was he couldn’t get anyone to listen.


My Review:

In this story Milton wants to know all sorts of things but every time he tries to get an answer, he gets told to ‘hold that thought’ and eventually it all becomes just too much for him.

Reading this with Tori and Arthur they loved the illustrations and trying to find the missing Burp in the pictures as well as just talking about what they could see. They thought it was hilarious when Milton had his froggy explosion and it lead to lots of talk about frogs and how they are different to people.

A good reminder to grown ups that sometimes little people have important things to say too and that their endless questions which might seem trivial to us are actually important to them and a good fun read for littleys too. A good conversation leader with fantastic illustrations throughout I can see Hold That Thought, Milton! becoming a favourite on our bookshelf.

My Rating: 5/5*

Your Favourite Film

I can hear just about everyone I know shouting an answer to this, but I bet they are all wrong. If I could only pick one, the film I’d choose as my favourite of all would probably be Music and Lyrics as horrendously cheesy and girly as that is. There’s just something about it that I love – to the point where I saw it in the cinema more than once which doesn’t happen all that often.

Yeah, that scene ^ – makes me cry every single time.Without fail.

What’s your favourite film ever?

101aWe enjoyed Sunday dinner at the puppy again today after the Smalls were really well behaved all day. Another successful trip with clean plates at the end and Arthur has even discovered that he likes ketchup and mayonnaise after bluntly refusing every type of sauce under sun ever since he started having an opinion on food. Yay!

102aMy Day Zero chellenge ends tomorrow so today I have finished the last book on my list, made a multitude of origami things and made fresh pasta from scratch for the first time ever – it was surprisingly easy and tasty. Even the Smalls ate it.

103aThe final day of my 1001 days and I rounded off the challenge by finishing the last of my 101 challenges – I made the last remaining recipe in Nick Coffer’s My Daddy Cooks book meaning I have now made every single one of the 100 recipes enclosed!

104aStill in the mood for home-cooking I made up a batch of pizza swirls for dinner which the Smalls loved – and now an early night I think as I’m exhausted and there’s a busy old weekend coming up.

105aBecause sometimes shop-bought cakes are just better. Hate the spelling ‘Donut’ though, much prefer ‘Doughnut’. But then I’m funny like that with spellings.

106aToday we picked Tori up from school then dropped her and Artie off at my parents’ for the weekend and headed down to my sister’s house in Stevenage. There we finally met her new rescue pup, Kew. He is looking a bit sorry for himself after losing a fight with a bramble but is very sweet.

107aTomorrow it is London Marathon day and today, as part of the volunteer team, we helped to set up the start area for the Mini Marathon ready for our very early start in the morning. My alarm is set for 4.15am – it’s going to be a long old day. Looking forward to it though :)

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky(I’m too late to link up this week as we didn’t get back until late on Monday but please nip on over to check out everyone else’s 365 photos)


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