09 May 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

One of the thing I look forward to all year is the Mother's Day Luncheon at Tyler's school. They put on a great meal where the moms get to come eat with their kiddos and watch them sing a quick song. One of my favorite things about this lunch is that I get to see Tyler interact with his classmates and since I've been going for several years now, I've gotten to see all the kids grow up. It shouldn't, but it does always amaze me how big of personalities these little being have!

I also just recently had the opportunity to help chaperone the Panda Bear excursion to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. We had a BLAST!!
Also, I ordered a Mother's Day present for myself*Blush*...

I ordered this from Australia after seeing Cindy's--Although the price of postage is a bit steep, I have never seen this fabric here in the States so I figured I was worth it. After all, it has three of my favorite things! Tea, Knitting and Fabric!

05 May 2010

Jonas and his Merry Band of Men

Now, this really is a BBC Show that I have been really enjoying (as opposed to Legend of the Seeker, which I've been enjoying, but which is not BBC). "Robin Hood" is a legend that has always fascinated me...the idea of a Nobleman who could have had all the riches, comforts, and luxuries he was entitled to if only he would have toed the party line...But Nay! He had principles and sacrificed to live for those principles. And of course there's the love story...Robin+Marian= True Love forever! (or in my mind, Jonas+Tanya). Well, in this BBC version of the legend, Robin Hood is played by a very handsome Brit (ok, really he was born in Ireland, raised in England, so I'm not sure if he considers himself Brit or Irish) named Jonas Armstrong:
He's very sassy and heroic and sexy to boot! I was raving about this show to my sister and she asked if I would still like the show if the actors did not have British accents...Well, yes and no...I think a classic British tale needs to be played by Brits...or at least people who can put on a credible English accent. So, while I still would have like the show, I like it much better with accents.
And lest you think I just like him in his Robin Hood woodsman outfits, here he is in Real Life(again, as real as actor's photos get).
Other notable actors in the show are Richard Armitage (who plays a really good bad guy that you really want to see the good in) and Keith Allen (Sheriff of Nottingham...He's Really good as an evil guy). Also quite handsome in the show are Harry Lloyd (who is aparently descended from Charles Dickens) and Joe Armstrong (not related to Jonas, but how confusing would it have been to have a Joe Armstrong and a Jonas Armstrong on set at the same time?)