A concert and films

This weekend it was time to go to a concert that I had been looking forward too for some time. I left work a little early on Friday to shop, clean and make some food for the guest that we had invited to come to us for food and a pre-party before the concert. The pre-party was a great success and we went up to the concert in a good mood. The girl who warmed up for the artist called herself Some Feather and was a very good singer songwriter. Hanne Vasshus, the main act was really amazing, and I’m not just saying that because I know her, her voice is lovely and she has a real presence on stage. The musicians she had with her are very good and I especially enjoyed the string quartet that joined on a few songs. After the concert we went out to dance.

Yesterday was a lazy day, I went out for a little walk, but the rain and wind was quite bad, so the walk was cut quite short. So most of the day the TV showed me winter sports, something I thing is a perfect thing to watch after a night out. I don’t know why but I’ve always enjoyed watching winter sports on TV and it’s especially good after good night out.

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Evening time was time for looking at some films on Netflix and it was my better half that was doing the choosing. First out was The Big Short, a story about a few investors who bet against the mortgage market and in their research they discovered just how flawed and corrupt that marked was. It is a film I had heard about when it came out in 2015 and I wanted to see the movie, but as with a lot of films, I never got around to it. I enjoyed the movie and can recommend it to anyone who is as slow as me in actually getting to see the films I want.

 

After this we decided to get a bit silly and went for  a movie called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. And yes, it is as silly as it sounds, but for some reason it is a bit enjoyable. On IMDB the storyline is said to be:

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it’s too late.

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All in all the weekend, so far, has been quite good. Today I will need to go for a walk, so I’m hoping for a little bit better weather today than yesterday. I will also have my usual Sunday dose of lovely blog posts. Sadly I will also have to spend some of my day working, due to having been busy over the week and a deadline coming up tomorrow.

How have you been spending the  weekend? Did anything good?

 

 

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17 thoughts on “A concert and films

  1. I watched “Lion” on Netflix tonight after my daughter left. A bitter sweet story but I liked it. She did laundry here while we had lunch and watch “Escape to the Country” a series about the English countryside we like. We did some reading and I gave her more books to take home. I’m the library. 🙂 We are both recovering from bronchitis so we stayed in and took it easy. Nothing like a concert and a party.

  2. I’m glad that you had a good weekend, Maja. I have spent much of mine writing/blogging (I do, as you know combine the 2, with many of my poems appearing on my website). I went out this morning for a healthy fry-up of baccon, eggs, hash browns, tomatos, beans, toast and a good hot cup of coffee. Well I’m not so certain as to whether the breakfast was healthy, but it was undoubtedly delicious! Stay safe from the zombis! Kevin

  3. johnrieber says:

    “The Big Short” is an amazingly creative recounting of America’s financial meltdown, and a big warning that even with such a catastrophic meltdown, nothing changed! We finished binge-watching all three (short) seasons of “Lovesick” on Netflix, a GREAT show that was on for one season in 2014 in England, then rescued by Netflix for two more season two years later…worth trying…give it 3 episodes to get to know the characters…surprisingly funny and poignant…

  4. Sounds like a great weekend. I spent most of it keeping up with my blog tour, but did get to watch the new Blade Runner movie. It was good, but lengthy. A good edit might have helped.

  5. I have the book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and it is printed out visually like Jane Austin’s original and has a number of black and white line drawing illustrations mingled through the story. It is a hoot!

  6. thealvarezchronicles says:

    Weekends here are always for movies. I love winding down with the kids. It’s all about getting out of the house and finding something to do. Sometimes it’s reading, but most of the time it’s TV or movies. And POPCORN. Cannot finish a weekend without going somewhere and getting some popcorn and pickles. Earlier I re-saw a movie called “Author’s Anonymous”. It looked like it was kind of low budget but has some stars in. It’s about some local writing group and how they interact with each other. You should watch it if you haven’t. You will recognize every member of the club as someone you know in real life. I’d bet on it. Hope the rest of your weekend goes great! -Robert

    • masgautsen says:

      Thank you Robert. Sounds like a good way to spend a weekend, both for you and the kids. “Author’s Anonymous” sounds interesting and I will put it on my ever growing list. Thank you for the tip. Hope your week will treat you well.

  7. I went to see The Script this weekend with my friend in Manchester and it was so much fun! I like your blog! ~ Lady Daydream

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