Sunday, 29 April 2012

Lazy Sundays

Good Evening Lovely Readers and a huge, warm welcome to new followers Mary Jane's Tearoom, Marina, Emma (the log cabin), Petro Neagu, thegreygirl, Patti and Morgan's Mother. I have just realised that if a follower doesn't have an icon they get put right at the end of the follower's list - so if you are there and I haven't noticed, please accept my apologies. 

Today we enjoyed a lazy kind of day, not least because of the incessant rain. After blitzing the house with Mr Thrifty's help, we did a quick shop for essentials and then settled down to watch this film. 

I loved the film, but then I am a hopeless romantic. THE LADY is an epic love story about how an extraordinary couple and family sacrifice their happiness at great human cost for a higher cause. This is the story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a background of political turmoil which continues today. THE LADY also is the story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement. The Guardian film critic evidently didn't enjoy the film and you can read their  critique here:

On another note, I received some really upsetting news from a very old friend yesterday. My friend's husband had had a heart attack during the week but is now thankfully recovering in hospital. He had a blocked artery and needed immediate surgery. These friends are my age and date back to university days when we all studied in Sheffield. They are wonderful people and having stayed in Sheffield, they are keeping an eye on #3 for us, who is now also at university in the steel city. This man, a talented artist, is just 50. He is fit and healthy, swims a mile most days, doesn't smoke, eats well and is not over-weight. This dreadful news really made me think about my own mortality and more specifically, my need to shift my excess weight given that my own father died at the age of 52, when I was 21, of a massive heart attack. So, back to healthy smoothies tomorrow. Do we need wake-up calls every now and again?

Hope your week is good

Love Mrs Thrifty


  1. We do all get to the age where those "wake-up" calls loud & clear, hopefully before anything serious happens to ourselves. *sigh* the difficult part of living at times.

  2. That is one special lady... Aung San Suu Kyi I mean I greatly admire her.
    I've been looking forward to that film...and heard quite a bit about. It's about time her story was told although I imagine not half of what she has been through could be covered on film.
    Sorry to hear about your friend!

    Keep well

    Amanda :-)

  3. Sorry to hear about your friend's husband. My Dad also died at 52, completely out of the blue his heart failed.

    You should read Caldwell Esselstyn's book 'Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease'. It's been a real eye opener for us & made us even more determined to become vegan again.

    Kay x

  4. I am really sorry to hear about your friend. Yes, it is a wake up call.

    I didn't read much about your film as I don't like to know too much but I will be adding it to my love film list. Thanks for the recommendation.

    Have a good week.

    Sft x

  5. Glad they got to him in time. That is the problem with cholesterol, you could be as thin as a stick and have a high number or at large as an elephant and have a low number. Crazy.

    We were up a A & E on Saturday with hubby having chest pains but he was given the all clear and now needs to go back to his doctor to check out his hypertension medicine as it is not lasting long enough. Phew thank God for that.

  6. So sorry to hear about your friend. Yes, we do all need wake up calls from time to time, the important thing is that we listen to them and then act. Sounds like you plan to act immediately, good for you. Hope he continues to recover.

    Sue xx


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