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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Victoria and Albert's Song

This afternoon I closed out 2009 by seeing one more film--The Young Victoria, the story of Queen Victoria and her great love Prince Albert. I loved everything about the film, but especially the lush musical score. Here's Victoria and Albert's theme song, Only You, performed so movingly by Sinead O'Connor. Enjoy:

Happy New Year, everyone.


Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

I bought the DVD and loved it. I cried, of course, and may even watch it again this weekend.

Mariposa said...

Hi! Oh my...I am so excited to watch this movie, and will do this with the IT Guy over the weekend...thanks so much for the suggestion, we need a good list, you know. ;)

Happy new year to you and to your family, wish you all the best for 2010!

m (the misanthrope) said...

Oh! I saw the preview for that movie and thought it looked so good. Happy New Year to you, my friend! May you and Willie have all the health, happiness and walkies that you can handle.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to wish you a fabulous 2010.
Sarah and Sally

Pamela said...

it definitely grows on ya!

Susie Vereker said...

Happy new year, Faye. You're right, it was a great movie.

Jan n Jer said...

Looks like a great movie and I loved the song. Happy 2010 Faye, may it be the best ever.

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Living Life said...

Happy new year to you too, Faye! This looks like a great chic flick for my annual "Girl's Night" when I host a movie and snacks for my girlfriends. This year I'm going to host a "Girl's Snuggie Night". Perhaps I will get this movie. I think they will love it!

Lane Mathias said...

I must see this film. It looks fantastic.

Happy New Year Faye. And to Master Willie too of course.

laurie said...

oh how i love sinead o'connor.

happy new year!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Faye.
This movie just went on my queue...I'll probably get it around March sometime, but can't wait to see it.

Faye said...

debs--I agree with the re-watch. Plan to catch it again before it leaves the theater--and after I study up a bit on Victoria and Albert.

mariposa--IT Guy should get some major bonus points for seeing Victoria with you--it's more than a chick flick though.

misanthrope--the same new year wishes back at you and especially health for Boy Cat.

sarah--nice to hear from Peggy Flobbins' double. Good luck with that 101 list.

pamela--yep, first have to appreciate the musical score and then pay attention to the lyrics of "Only You." They were so young and had such great responsibilities.

susie v--glad to hear that the English writerly types loved this movie as much as I did.

janis--and I hope you and your family have a great 2010. Glad to get to know you and Church Lady through blogging.

leonardo--are you a postcard crossing member?

church lady--Victoria is not a funny film--although it does have some moments like when Albert learns to waltz or when the two of them are just hanging out. Rupert Friend, who played Albert, said that for him the film was first of all about two very public people trying to have a private relationship.

lane--this may be a film that you would see with The Teenager. Rupert Friend is quite a heart throb, even from the senior citizen set. And the best of the new year to you and all the girls from me and Master Willie.

laurie--good music, guys who bring dogs to the palace to help woo the princess, sweet couple. The makings of a great film. Happy new year to you and your three guys as well.

prunella--you had me fooled at first--so many pen names! I'm sure you'll see it in Houston before March. And there's always Netflix. I put it on my "save" queue last night.