I’d always wanted to attend one of Patricia Sweeney’s Film of the Bookcourses at the CityLit but thought they were held in the evening, when I hate going to classes. It dates from when Joshua and I were both working. I left while he was still in bed and we only really saw each other in the evening.
This term I saw that the course was during the day and enrolled before it was over-subscribed – as Patricia’s classes always are!! The films we are studying are Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Bonjour Tristesse and The Postman Always Rings Twice.
Patricia is always an inspiring tutor and the first sessions on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde promise an interesting look at the relationship between the two media – a book being a solo performance while the film is multidisciplinary.
We sometimes go to the local Pizza Express when we’ve been to the cinema and it’s too late to start cooking. As both our sons were coming over last weekend we decided to take them out to eat.
Like so many women I am always trying to lose weight so I was pleased to order one of their pizzas with a central hole that’s filled with salad. I guess there were still more calories than I needed but it made me feel virtuous. Trouble is that Simon decided to have one of their Chocolate and Orange Tortes so I had to have their Chocolate Fudge Cake with ice cream. Shame on me!!
Something very sad about empty cinema seats but it was a 4.15pm showing of the brilliant film London Road. It did start to fill up a bit later but as there are 5 screens to chose from it remained half empty – or half full if you’re an optimist.