Movie Noire Time

Ah yes, The Big Sleep with Bogie and Bacall. I’ve watched it over and over through the years and each time I find a new, hidden gem in the plot.

How about you ? Have you figured out the intertwining plots that make this film so wonderful and maddening at the same time ? Here’s some information that adds to the fun of finding your way through Chandler’s creation.

www.bbc.com/culture/article/20210812-the-big-sleep-the-most-baffling-film-ever-made

Roller Skates Are Back !

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55852857

Here’s a great video from the BBC about the new roller skating craze.

Yay ! I’m really glad to see people getting into this great pastime. I spent every spare minute I had going ice skating (It relieved the stress of my Russian Ballet lessons). Skating in any way that you can is so much fun that you forget everything else that’s going on. Sure, it takes some coordination and practice but skating on wheels is something you can figure out for yourself. Once you feel confident having the Earth moving under your feet you’re good to go.

TIPS :

Protection :

Wear knee protection ( trust me, you don’t want to get banged up when you’re starting out).

Get New Skates :

You can start from scratch with used skates at a rink but, as soon as you can afford it, you need to buy your own high quality skates. The reason is that you’ll have more fun and success in skates that fit you and the most important thing is ankle support.

Don’t Try Tricks Without An Instructor :

The front “stopper” on your skates is important for performing tricks but don’t get ahead of yourself. Putting your stopper down when your even going slowly can cause you to fly forward, crash and burn. That’s how you break your nose, wrist or arm. Pay a real skating instructor for a lesson or two, most rinks have teachers ready to help you. Your body parts will be glad you did.

Don’t Skate Alone At A Ring When Starting Out :

If you can, Go skating with a friend, instructor or parent. You can laugh with each other every time you land on your tush instead of feeling like everyone is judging you and you feel that you look like an idiot.

Hopefully, this new interest in skates will cause people to open up old skating rinks again.

Did you skate when you were a kid ? Was it roller skating or ice skating ? Tell me about your childhood adventures.

My Attitude Towards These “Debates”

Thunderbirds Are Go !

I’ve been a huge fan of the UK TV series “Thunderbirds” since I was a kid. If you can’t get enough of these wonderful shows and movies then groove on over to Amazon Prime and watch “Filmed In Superanimation”. It’s a wonderful, in-depth look into how this show came about in the swinging 60’s. Lady Penelope and Parker will serve you tea, just sit back and relax while you relive all the joy that was, and still is, Thunderbirds !

Toilet Rolls Go Artsy

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-52295494

What a fabulous idea ! It certainly shows you what can be done with common objects.

A Smile For You

This is my girl, Whirl. When I’m sick she gets as close to me as she can and gives me a big ol’ cat smile. Enjoy.

Valentine’s Day at My Camp

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PocketCamp #AnimalCrossing

Please come and join me. There’s plenty of lavender tea and heart shaped chocolates. Do you play PocketCamp ? Will you join me ? Send a friend request to Tweadle !

Apple Watch – How To Improve Battery Power

www.cnet.com/how-to/improve-apple-watch-battery-life/

I found this article very helpful for conserving Apple Watch battery power. Just a few tweeks make a difference.

Woman Astronaut Sets Record

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7831235/NASAs-Christina-Koch-make-history-Saturday-longest-single-spaceflight-woman.html

No one really ever pays much attention to female astronauts, as if they’re just some kind of extra cabin crew sent along to provide the coffee and snacks. This BBC article is well worth reading and will introduce you to a very special astronaut.

Thanksgiving for Two

It always takes lot of extra thought to make my holiday meal because I eat high fiber, low carb, low sugar foods and my husband likes just the opposite.

I work through each item to find a compromise and luckily, I’ve been able to change my husband over to healthier options through the years. As an example : the traditional green bean casserole is something I’d only use to mortar Adobe bricks with. It starts out innocently enough with green beans but then quickly goes downhill as you add condensed cream of mushroom soup, French fried onions etc. It ends up being very high in sodium, little fiber and not much nutrition.

Instead, I serve up steamed French cut green beans with a little whipped butter and sliced almonds. It’s also much easier ! Buy bags of frozen pre-cut beans, raw or roasted almonds and Land o Lakes whipped butter and you’re all set.

As I go through my preparation tonight I’ll put a post together with everything I get for this meal. It’s all centered around my lack of energy and food prep & cooking that won’t get me overheated or frustrated. Stay tuned for what I hope will be some helpful ideas.

And, please post your ideas to me here too. I’m always keen to learn new tricks !

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