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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Film Review - "Belle"

Today my dear friend, Kim and I went to see the film "Belle"...






We first had brunch in the upmarket shopping strip of Brighton.




Yes, Brighton of beach boxes fame....  did you know that these beach boxes sell for around $200, 000?  Amazing, hey?



... the shopping along this strip is really excellent - lots of wonderful dress shops and gift shops. Lots of temptation, to which I must admit I did succumb ...but more of that another time as I digress and I want to get back to the film...

"Belle" is based on "the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicar's son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England."




We both really enjoyed it.  The acting is excellent, the costumes and sets are gorgeous and the subject matter is important.  I can highly recommend it.
This is a painting of Dido and her cousin, Elizabeth and an article about an exhibition about Dido.




Afterwards, we did some window shopping and then stopped for a relaxing drink.




Now,  I would like to remind you again about my giveaway, if you have an "E" in your life and you would like to stitch this design:


Please enter my Giveaway here.  You have until next Thursday (29th May) to enter.

So, that is all for me for now, off to stitch now, have a great weekend.

hugs, 

14 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a great review Kaye.....I'll have to keep an eye out for this one now! I love shows/movies/theatre with period costumes!

Jacquie Morris said...

How lovely that you live near to Brighton!! Ha ha I too live near Brighton... but its Brighton England for me! I had no clue there was another one all the way around the other side of the world!
You look like you had a wonderful time :)
Smiles :)

shez said...

What a wonderful day Kaye.xx

Shebafudge said...

That sounds like a great day out and the film is interesting too. I will have to have a look and see if it's available over here. xx

Shirlee said...

What a very fun day! I've never seen/heard about beach boxes. They look pretty cool : )

KimM said...

What a lovely way to spend a day - with a friend, a movie, sunshine - topped off with a nice glass of wine. xx

cucki said...

Wow what a sweet day..
I love the colorful huts so much..
Big hugs x

Sarah in Stitches said...

Sounds like a fantastic movie! I'll see if I can find it here. Thanks, Kaye! :D

Barb said...

Looks like a delightful day!

Melody said...

Sounds like a very civilised way to spend a day - lucky you.

Melody said...

Sounds like a very civilised way to spend a day - lucky you.

Margaret said...

I hadn't realized that Belle was based on a true story. Now I want to see it even more. lol! Thanks for the review. Lovely pics of the sights. Love those beach houses. That's a lot of money to pay though!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Thanks for the critique. I am looking forward to seeing the film. Sounds like a fun day out.

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

I've been waiting for this movie to become available for watching via on demand. I can't wait to see it. I love period pieces and this one looks fantastic.

It's funny, I was just thinking about this movie just the other day.

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