Tuesday, 16 February 2010

A "holiday" day

It's half-term here in the Fens, so we are enjoying a week away from the normal school routine. Yesterday we didn't do anything in particular, apart from the girls having various people here to play and friends dropping in, but today we went to the cinema in Huntingdon to see a film called "Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief" which was refreshingly different. The only major stars it had in it were Sean Bean and Pierce Brosnan, and they weren't huge parts, so the bulk of the film was the younger, to us, unknown cast. It was refreshingly different, and slightly educational in that it involved lots of Greek gods and goddesses and associated mythical creatures - how many can I remember? Zeus, Poseidon and Hades, to start with, then Hermes, Medusa and her snake-head, a many-headed beast called a Hydra, I think, a goddess of battle strategy and wisdom whose name escapes me but began with an A, and then there were the Lotus eaters. It was a good film, and we enjoyed it. As a pleasant surprise, some friends were there in the cinema when we arrived there, so we sat with them.

Pancake Day today, so although I fell asleep, the FH has made pancakes for pudding after the dinner tonight - good on him and thanks!!

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