Saturday, 25 February 2012

The Feel-good Factor

As so often with my posts, this picture is unrelated, except in as much as I find it very appealing and it therefore makes me feel good.

A day when the weather was warm, sunny and spring-like but when I nevertheless was feeling under the weather and distinctly sorry for myself (a subject on which I will elaborate at a future date).

After a necessary shopping trip and a tiny, miniscule amount of easy garden tidying - not to be confused with real gardening - I flopped into a chair with a coffee and turned on the TV.

Having watched the whole of the 6 nations rugby between Wales and England (my side won,) and I then started picking out bits of paper-work that wouldn't wait.

More or less up to date again, I thought "what's on the box now"? and wonder of wonders, found one of my all-time favourites was just starting.  "Goodnight Mr Tom", is in my opinion, one of the best films ever made.
Yes I know it is impossibly sentimental in places and East Anglia - which I love - is made to look like a sort of
post-card Nirvana, but the story is gripping from start to finish, the acting superb and the wonderfully happy ending so uplifting that I am totally addicted.

Sometimes it really doesn't take much to turn a mood around, simplistic though it sounds there are so many ways to experience the feel-good factor.

6 comments:

  1. going to check out Netflix for "Goodnight Mr. Tom"!

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  2. Glad you had sunshine and one of your favourite films, Ray. Much cloudier here and though I've seen and enjoyed 'Goodnight Mister Tom', I like the book even better. It's a children's book, written by Michelle Magorian and it's wonderful.

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  3. Coffee and telly you like -- such a delicious way to spend an afternoon!

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  4. Theanne, don't know Netflix but I hope you find it.

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  5. I think apart from it's being a good story, half the appeal for me, is John Thaw. He really was a wonderfully versatile actor, and as I know East Anglia well and love it, the film has the lot.
    I've never read the book. If as you say it is a childrens' book it would not have crossed my radar.

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  6. Yes as you say Broad, a great way to spend a rather self-indulgent afternoon, not that I'd let that stop me.

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