Sir Winston Churchill (John Lithgow) in the historical Netflix drama The Crown (2016 – ). With a third series currently in production, the biographical show covers the life of Queen Elizabeth, stretching back to 1947. You can find mre examples of the inspirational wisdom from the great man here and here.
I’ve always been a fan of magic, The powerful to create something using powers that others don’t have for spectacular affect. Though I think Roald Dahl said it best when he explained that those who don’t believe in magic will never see it. How many of the films below can you work out?
A long time ago, in the underground realm, where there are no lies or pain, there lived a Princess who dreamed of the human world. She dreamed of blue skies, soft breeze, and sunshine. One day, eluding her keepers, the Princess escaped. Once outside, the brightness blinded her and erased every trace of the past from her memory. She forgot who she was and where she came from. Her body suffered cold, sickness, and pain. Eventually, she died. However, her father, the King, always knew that the Princess’ soul would return, perhaps in another body, in another place, at another time. And he would wait for her, until he drew his last breath, until the world stopped turning…
Pan (Toby Jones) in the masterpiece fantasy horror film Pan’s Labyrinth (2006). Set during Spain five years after the 1936 – 1939 Civil War ended, the “Alice Wonderland for adults” tells of a young girl’s escape into a magical and mystical world.
My mother is a teacher so this is a quiz I should have done a long time ago as a tribute to the most patient person I know. The cinema certainly has its own view on the profession. For sure there’s some very inspirational figures in there, plus some types of teachers you wouldn’t get from reading the manuals. Everything from the easily manipulated, to the sinister, badly behaved and lost souls. How many will you get?
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) in the horror phenomenon The Shining (1980). Famously based on a Stephen King novel, it tells of an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who starts to lose his sanity amidst the confines of an isolated hotel.
Research tells us fourteen out of any 10 individuals like chocolate.
The children’s author and illustrator Sandra Boynton (1953 -), who also includes songwriting and directing among her other talents. If you like chocolate as much as those other 13 people, you’ll want to check out my review of The Chocolate Show, striking chocolate outfits and some very wise words by Charles Schulz.
Celebrating five years made me think about all the posts I’ve done. Looking into the stats, it turns out this is my 1,402th post, which got me wondering about which ones I was especially fond of. I had a think and came up with the following. Feel free to have a look at any of them or share any posts from your blog that have particular resonance for you.
Yep, you’ve guessed it. It’s been five years ago since I set up this blog with this very short post. It’s been a delight to see this blog evolve as it has reflected my continuing development as a person and wider array of interests and passions. It’s also been a pleasure to read your blogs, interact with you and even get the chance to meet some of you in person. Below are my most popular posts in terms of views from my most common categories.