kiwisue: (Sunshine by ProBodie)
I had Grand Intentions of updating this journal to create a daily record of my UK trip. Unfortunately the exigencies of searching out Internet places, prioritising the hunt for accommodation & entertainment & replying to emails from friends and generally dealing with crappy keyboards & time limits, blah, blah, blah, has meant nothing much has happened until now. Halfway through the trip, and I'm now in a proper cyber cafe in Portsmouth, thinking about how to get back on track. I've decided I will make this the index entry & go back as time permits to fill in the blanks.

The trip so far:

Friday 7 October: leaving Sydney & the flight to Heathrow
Saturday 8 October: from Heathrow to Windsor & meeting fellow fans
Sunday 9 October: lunch with friends in London
Monday 10 October: drive to Bath via Avebury
Tuesday 11 October: Bath
Wednesday 12 October: Bath to Cardiff. First performance of 'A Man for All Seasons'.
Thursday 13 October: Matinee performance of AMFAS: Q&A session in the evening
The Cardiff Question and Answer session report (Friends locked)
Friday 14 October: Caerphilly Castle, St Fagan's Museum of Welsh Life, Third performance of AMFAS
Saturday 15 October: Tintern Abbey, driving to London, 'Measure for Measure' at The Globe.
Tintern Abbey and The Globe
Sunday 16 October: Horley to Brighton to Portsmouth
Horley to Brighton to Portsmouth
Monday 17 October: Isle of Wight and SHOES!
Isle of Wight and SHOES!
Tuesday 18 October: Mary Rose, Victory & back to London
Wednesday 19 October: Eltham Palace
Thursday 20 October: Professionals site tour
A Professionals site tour of London
Friday 21 October: Kensal Green & Forbidden Planet
Saturday 22 October - Sunday 23 October: The Flight Home
kiwisue: (Sunshine by ProBodie)
Woo Hoo!

There's something to be said for delayed birthday presents!

Item 1: Karen gave me "The Making of the Scarlet Pimpernel" yesterday. As her birthday is only 4 days before mine (on my parent's wedding anniversary), I gave her a bound collection of "Legion Outpost" articles.

Item 2: Brett got me a copy of Talking Classics' "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" narrated by Martin Shaw, off Ebay.

Item 3: Brett bought me "Finding Serenity", a collection of articles about "Anti-heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly".

Item 4: He says it's coming soon. I'm shivering with anticipation. And humbly grateful for my riches.

Rhodes

Jun. 30th, 2005 08:42 pm
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Brett & I have just finished watching the 8 part series video and (no surprise) were thoroughly impressed by Martin Shaw's ability to grasp the essence of a character. Rhodes isn’t my idea of a hero, in fact I despise much of what he did in southern Africa, his double-dealing and high-handedness, yet the portrayal was exceptionally human.

As a side note, I was very drawn to the character Frank Johnson, the Pioneer commander played by SA actor, and now film-maker, Gavin Hood. He drew my eye in every scene he played where Rhodes was not in the picture. In fact it is this observance that leads to my further comment on the series:

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