jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 29th June 2020
CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 104 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Friday 27th June 2020
My day has been the type of day that I love but some may see it as boring. I was writing and sorting photographs. It is amazing how long it takes you to go through 200, 000 photographs checking out each one. If you take 30 seconds each, that is 1,666 hours or 139 12 hour days. If I had started 1st January it would l take me until 19th May doing nothing else!
Last night we watched an excellently entertaining film On Chesil Beach. Really good artistic photography and a beautifully crafted story. We recorded it from BBC earlier in the week.
It was from the 2007 novella of the same name by British writer Ian McEwan. The novella is 39,150 words in length, 224 pages.
Release date for the film was 18th May 2018 and starred: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West and Adrian Scarborough. It took US$3m at the Box Office. There is no details of the production budget. Running time:110 minutes.
The plot is simple and interesting and holds the attention.
In 1962, Edward Mayhew and Florence Ponting first meet after graduating from their respective universities. He is a historian and rock-and-roll lover; she a classical violinist with her own quartet. They fall in love quickly, meet each other’s families, and eventually decide to get married, despite their differences in background and social status.
Florence is secretly anxious about the wedding due to her fears about sex, but there is no one with whom she can discuss it. On Edward and Florence’s honeymoon at Chesil Beach, their backgrounds and temperaments come to the fore: Edward’s quickness to anger and occasional physical belligerence, and Florence’s unspoken past relationship with her father, who dominated and possibly molested her. They are both inexperienced sexually, and their first attempt at sex goes badly wrong. Florence flees along the beach, and after being confronted by an angry Edward, explains that although she loves him very much and wants to be with him for life, she can only be a platonic wife. Edward angrily rejects the idea. The couple part ways, and their marriage is annulled.
Thirteen years later, in 1975, a young girl enters the record shop that Edward now runs. He realises that she must be Florence’s daughter, and he painfully reminisces about his lost love. Much later, in 2007, Edward, still single, overhears on the radio that Florence’s quartet – including her husband – will be giving a farewell concert after 50 years of professional success. He attends and sits near the front of the audience. When their eyes meet, Edward and Florence shed silent tears.
A film to get you thinking.
Today the weather was a little cooler, rougher and wetter today.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Keep going. Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time..
Happiness is…literature by Ian McEwan.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
“Why do bees have sticky hair? Because they use a honeycomb.”
Love is…a Kama Sutra bath.
5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus
We are grateful Lockdown gives us a time…
- A time to holiday in Dorset…A time to holiday in Devon
- A time to holiday in Devon…A time to holiday in Cornwall
- A time to holiday in Cornwall…A time to holiday in Skegness
- A time to watch On Chesil Beach…A time to watch Monty Python’s The Life of Brian
- A time to bath alone…A time to bath with “a friend”.
TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVEREST CLIMB CHALLENGE
DAY 84 17 Times – 153 Feet Cumulative Total 12,690 Feet
HORRIBLE LITTLE NUMBERS
©2020 Phil M Robinson