Les Mis and Frosty the Snowman.

Just a quick pop in to say that ‘Les Mis’ was absolutely wonderful. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway gave magnificent performances. It had humour, heartbreak, romance and of course lots of action. I didn’t fall asleep even once, which really tells you thatΒ  I was riveted by the whole spectacle. At times, I wished I’d brought a box of tissues with me, so that I could have a good ‘blub’. Anne Hathaway’s performance ofΒ  ‘I dreamed a dream’, was absolutely heart-wrenching, and young Daniel Huttlestone, who played Gavroche the street urchin, was so adorable; I just wanted to hug him and take him home with me. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, just get yourself there. It’s three hours long, but an absolute ‘must see’, a classic movie, which embodies, love, war, abject misery, and redemption.The ending is so uplifting, and I walked out of there full of praise. I couldn’t begin to compare it to the stage show; you’d have to do that for yourself, but why would you want to? It stands on its own as a brilliant epic production. The fact that it was a ‘dine-in’ (no, not drive-in) movie, and we watched whilst being waited on, eating and drinking, made the experience even more enjoyable.

Now for something completely different: I thought you might like to see who suddenly appeared in our son’s back yard, yesterday afternoon. He is obviously a keen New York Yankees supporter, and had blueberries for eyes, a carrot for a nose, and small rocks for buttons.


We had about four inches of snow, and the kids were so excited to get out there and build a snowman and also get the sled out. Sienna used her muscle power to pull Taylor and Max around. What fun they had. I watched from the warmth of the family room. πŸ™‚


Here’s the whole family with their frosty friend.


Today we had the most enjoyable few hours at the Natural History Museum, but those pics will have to wait for another post. Hope your weekend has been a good one.

88 comments on “Les Mis and Frosty the Snowman.

  1. I like your snowy relative :D. I am not sure I will see Les Miserables – I want to see it in French …. did you like the soundtrack? I heard it this morning and I did not like it one bit :S

      • Yes, it probably makes a lot more sense when one is watching the movie…. I am a bit peculiar when movies are concerned. I even hated the Titanic :O

  2. What a beautiful family portrait AD, smiling snow man and all πŸ™‚ Thanks for the Le-mis review. Can’t miss it now!

  3. Indeed, this is a lovely snowman but wouldn’t he look grand in a Cubs hat? πŸ™‚ All the best to you and yours in the New Year!

  4. Let this New Year be the one, where all your dreams come true, so with a joyful heart, put a start to this year anew. Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year 2013.

  5. Hello, and thank you for the Les Mis review – I will definitely see it! I adored the stage musical, so now I can’t wait to see the movie. Glad they did it justice, unlike the movie of Mama Mia, which didn’t measure up to the musical, in my humble opinion πŸ˜€

    Your family is gorgeous, so beautiful, all of them!

    Here’s to another succesful year of blogging, dear AD xx

    • Hi there again. Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the movie. As for another successful year of blogging, I think it will take me the whole year to catch up with all my e-mails. I have 865 at the moment, and they’re coming in much faster than I can deal with them. I desperately need a secretary. πŸ˜€ Happy New Year to you and your lovely family. Hugs xx

  6. I adore Anne Hathaway!! What a beautiful family!! Cute snowman!!

    I am wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful and blessed 2013!! May you blog forever!!

  7. I did not know Les Mis was 3 hours long! But you had a dine-in movie?! I wish we had those in Vancouver 😦 Regardless, your post got me even more excited to see it!

  8. The playhouse comes into its own in the snow-covered back yard, with the kids and their sled – great shot. Enjoy the rest of your winter wonderland holiday, and best wishes for 2013 πŸ™‚

  9. Glad you enjoyed the movie AD, I’ll be sure to tell mom that she will not be disappointed when we go and watch it.
    Looks like the family are having a good rime with the snow – kids don’t seem to feel the cold like we sometimes do, eh πŸ˜‰

  10. I absolutely love your snowman, but the children are definitely more adorable than him. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the lovely review of Les Mis. I will not be able to watch it in the movies, through you I got a vicarious experience watching it. Les Mis has one of the best musical pieces ever. I am glad that the movie did not fail expectations. It has a very tough act to follow. It may not be fair but the movie will always be pitted against the stage version. Then, there is the great book to compare it with.. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Imelda. I haven’t read the book, but I think I really should get it on my kindle. πŸ™‚ Happy New Year to you. xx

  11. Saw the play in NYC a while back and LOVED it. I hope to see the movie, soon. Beautiful family, Frosty included πŸ˜† Enjoy. G

  12. SO jealous, all we’ve had here in the UK is rain, rain and more rain, the place is flooded. Can’t wait for the snow, I wanna build a snowman.

  13. Cute snowman and family. Glad they got snow. Bet the kids had a blast. I do want to see that movie. I love Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway. The previews look fabulous.

  14. At $2.99 for a small plastic container of blueberries, Frosty’s sporting some pretty expensive eyeballs. Glad you enjoyed Les Mis. Glad you didn’t reveal the ending and spoil it for the rest of us.

  15. We have Les Mis on the list to see in the next couple of days. Glad to hear such a ringing endorsement. Great family photo. πŸ™‚

  16. What a great post, ad. Lots of family fun. I love the Natural History Museum, and remember going there with my family when I was eight, and being entranced. Happy New Year to the whole clan, and Frosty too!

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