Tuesday, 24 December 2013

25. Merry Christmas to you all!

(The full Advent calendar poem.)

Angels sing
Bells ring
A star above
Love
Little fir trees
The holly and ivy
Three Kings arriving
Shepherds and flock
Santa sock
Gold, frankincense & myrrh
Presents nearly there!
Carols delight
By candlelight
Snowflakes fall
Snow geese call
Xmas pudding
Cracker pulling
Snowman building
Happy robin sings
Santa brings (presents if you're good)
Yule log
Mistletoe snog
A lowly stable
A baby's cradle
Merry Christmas to you all!

Monday, 23 December 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ~ Movie Review

The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug HFR 3D


Director: Peter Jackson
Cast includes: Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Sir Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, Richard Armitage and Stephen Fry.

With the Lonely Mountain set firmly in their sights, the second part of this trilogy sees Bilbo and company move at a good pace through various exploits and adventures. The start of the film seems a little disjointed and isn't helped with the HFR 3D making some of the initial scenes feel as though you are just a little too close to the close-ups. But you are soon drawn into the magic of the story and the 3D comes into its own in the depths of the Mirkwood Forest and with the dragon, Smaug. There's a wonderful Christmas feel to this movie, like a pantomime and scary fair ground ride all rolled into one. Very entertaining and well worth the cinema ticket. A carrot crunching five out of five stars.

*****