Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Last night and Awards

I went to see The Duchess last night with a friend. OMG, who’d want to have lived in those days?

I’d never been to the Apex Scala cinema before - it was the only cinema showing The Duchess – but I spotted it from the skytrain last weekend. So we knew where to go but we were in for a surprise when we got there. It was built in the 1960s and hasn’t been renovated since. This makes for an authentic movie going experience… The building was deserted (there were only around 20 of us in the auditorium.) The attendants were wearing bright yellow Crimplene jackets - shades of Butlins in 1973 – and jolly nearly outnumbered paying guests. The basic ticket was £1.90 or you could push the boat out, as we did, for £2.30 (see left.) Apart from being freezing inside it was perfectly comfortable.


Thank you very much Leigh for this award: The Superior Scribbler Award. (Update: also kindly received from Debs and nearly awarded from Rachel too.)

The Rules
1. Every superior scribbler must name five other super scribblers.
2. Link back to the author and the name of the blog that gave you the award.
3. Display the award and link to this post, which explains the award.
4. Add your name to the Mr Linky List, some way down
this page, as a record of who the superest scribblers are.

I must pass it on to most deserving super scribblers too. I pass it on to Angie, Hesitant Scribe, Helen, Yvonne and I would’ve passed it on to Calistro too as she’s been inspiring and partially responsible for my finally getting on with my writing. But she’s already had it.

Now to prove that I am most definitely a superior scribbler, I must go and write more than the measly 70 words I managed yesterday.


Angie said...

Look at those lovely words piling up! Your award was well-deserved. And thank you for passing it along. (It shall be my inspiration to increase the rate of said scribbling :)

Your movie experience sounds quite unique. Did you enjoy the movie? I liked it, but agree about living in that time!

JJ said...

Angie, thank you. I'm working very hard now (this is a small break!)

I really enjoyed it. I love costume dramas and watching something so 'English' is quite a different experience now I live away from the UK. I thought conveyed beautifully the brutality of the time... and Keira Knightley is improving with age.

Yvonne said...

Thank you so much JJ! I'm determined to become a superior scribbler and get lots written this week. Here's to a successful one for both of us!

hesitant scribe said...

Thank you so much for the award! Will sort it out in a post later today!

I will also follow your lead and aim to get more than 70 words done, although at the moment 70 would be wonderful hee hee xxx

Lane said...

Congrats on the award JJ.

That cinema sounds wonderful and very atmospheric!

Carol and Chris said...

We've got it on DVD and I'm looking forward to watching it.

Congratulations on your award hon...it is well deserved!!

C x