Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

This and that...

Ken and I don't often go to the movies. We hear about films from friends, but by the time we decide we would like to see whichever movie is the flavour of the month, it has long gone from the cinema circuit and we end up seeing it on DVD. So I have joined one of those websites that send emails to let you know what films are currently showing around town, and what new films are coming soon. Thanks to this useful service, I discovered last Friday night that "The Da Vinci Code" was on at our local theatre, and as we had discussed going to see it some time ago, we thought we had better act quick before it disappeared! So we saw it on Saturday night. I had read the book a few months ago, and couldn't put it down, whereas Ken hasn't read it, and is not likely to, not being much of a reader at the best of times.

We both thoroughly enjoyed the film, for several reasons. Ken found some parts a bit hard to follow, but said that as the movie unfolded he figured out most of it. We both thought the cinematography was outstanding - the scenes around Paris and London in particular were just fabulous. We have never been to Europe, but felt like we had been taken on a tour of some of the best sights! Disregarding the religious angle of the plot that has upset some people, we thought it was a great story - lots of action which kept us on the proverbial edge of our seats for most of the film.

Completely changing the subject: I bought a most useful little item on eBay last week and it arrived today. Nearly every house I go into has one of these, but I could never find them in shops. Everyone I asked said they got theirs at craft markets, so obviously they are not commercially made in large quantities. Any idea what I'm talking about? Of course not! Plastic bag holders! Those sausage shaped cloth things that hang off a hook somewhere in your kitchen and keep all the plastic bags from spreading through the house. I have long had a problem with plastic bags having babies in the bottom of my pantry, so it gave me great pleasure today to stuff them all in my new bag holder and hang it off the curtain rod! (I didn't dare hammer any more nails in the walls in our house - the MOTH would have a hissy fit of huge proportions!).
That was my week, dear Readers!


Blogger Medieval Lady said...

Hi Gina,
Just a big HELLO!

Sunday, 04 June, 2006  
Blogger Peggy said...

Oh Gina, I wish I had known you were looking for a bag holder. I have several that different people have made and given to me and would have gladly shared one with you.

Sunday, 04 June, 2006  
Blogger Flossy said...

You know, I haven't even read that book! And I probably won't see the movie either - I'm odd like that, if everyone loves it, I figure I probably won't (because I have "odd" taste LOL).

Hope you are having a delightful weekend :)

Sunday, 04 June, 2006  
Blogger Gina E. said...

How lovely to see these friendly comments pop up! Hi Patty, great to see you - it's been a while. I keep checking your blog but... :-(
Peggy, thank you for offering me a bag holder. If you really want to get rid of one of yours, I could do with another one. The one I have just got is full of small plastic bags which I use for freezing things and putting small bits of rubbish in. So I would love one for the supermarket bags!
LOL Flossy, I know exactly what you mean about not liking something that everyone else is raving about! I was like that with Harry Potter - took me ages to read the first book, but when I had, I was hooked!

Sunday, 04 June, 2006  
Blogger Nicole said...

Hi Gina, Christopher and I went last night to see said movie and I thoroughly agree with you. I read the book and even though there were a couple of slight differences, I found it riveting all the same.
I bought Isabella some "Hello Kitty" toys on ebay last week as she has decided to become a collector and saved a fortune.... I love ebay. xox

Sunday, 04 June, 2006  
Blogger Medieval Lady said...

Hi Gina,
OK, I got the hint. I've posted some boring little dribble stuff. And thanks for noticing. :)

Monday, 05 June, 2006  

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