Monday, 8 February 2016

Movie time

We went and saw the movie The Danish Girl, I had not read the book (written by David Ebershoff) as Abbey had suggested I didn't after she read it. There are quite a few parts in the book that made her want to put it down, so she knew it wouldn't be for me.

As for the movie I found the story quite flat, there was no chemistry between the actors and I'm really surprized that Eddie Redmayne got nominated for an Oscar for his part something I can't quite work out why, yes he looked beautiful dressed as a woman, but as a female, his dialogue was all in whispers, A 3/5 movie rating from me.

If you are interested in the real story that the book and movie is based on here's a good article by the Telegraph

Farm Stay Guests

Pinot doing a spot of sunbathing. Our summer has turned into a hot one - long may it last I say who is a sun lover.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

How I'm spending the Summer

Summer has arrived and we are having HOT HOT HOT days. JOY JOY JOY!
 I'm missing summer due to sitting inside with every window and door open hitting the books. 
My current assignment is writing a research paper on depression .

I thoroughly enjoyed watching this Ted Talk. I suppose like most people who get into/ seek out natural medicine they were not "heard" by the medical world. As a naturopath in training we are taught to look at the whole person to find the root cause of an illness. We incorporate the mind, body and soul of each person.

Farm Stay Guests....

Poor old Sammy and Basil had an early morning shock of been woken up at 5.25am, bundled into carry cages and chauffeured to the airport for their flight to Auckland. By 9am they were back with their mum and hanging out in their new home.


Don't the boys look happy.

Pinot has the run of the cattery and can please himself of where he goes and what he does. The majority of the day he chose to spend inside lying flat out on the floor right in the path of a little cooling breeze.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Hello - Goodbye

I've thoroughly enjoyed the Downton Abbey years. Rather sad it has all finished.
I enjoyed the costumes and laughed at so many of the quips from Countess Dowager . Maggie Smith was just perfect in her role.

Are you a Downton fan too?

Farm Stay Guests....

 Hello to Pinot who is back for his summer holiday. He has been on a D I E T. I hope his family do not weigh him after staying here.... Cottage Tails Farm Stay is no diet spa (which I'm sure Pinot is pleased about)

Goodbye to Sammy and Basil. I'm off to the airport tomorrow morning to put them on their flight to Auckland. They are off to their new home while their mum works on a new movie. I've really enjoyed looking after them. Such wonderful boys, whom I'm sure will be looking forward to being back sleeping in their bed with their mum again tomorrow night.