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14 January 2018 @ 08:33 pm
A Bright New Year!  

Friends, Romans, Fl*sters, how are we doing this January? I thought it was time to make an appearance here and see what’s going on, and tell you what I’ve been up to. It’s good to see that there’s still life in Live Journal yet, and I’m hoping that’ll I’ll be posting some more this year, who knows I might even manage to write something.

As for me I arrived back at work on the second to discover a pile of books on my desk! It was the whole Stargate Atlantis Legacy series. My boss had lefty them for me, we’ve been chatting about a shared love of the show and after he’d moved hose he’d found the books and decided to give them to me. When I asked if he was sure he said his girlfriend wasn’t interested and when his son was old enough he’d probably go “What’s a book?” So rather than see them gather dust or end up in a charity shop, he decided to give them to someone who’d appreciate them. How cool is that?

So that was work, what else has happened, my long suffering other half has cut his hours at work he only works four days now, I think he’s getting ready to retire, he’s counting down the days to his sixty fifth birthday…only four more to go! Looks like I’m the main bread winner now! Panic who’s panicking?

Before I do my usual measured response to the situation, you know sitting by candlelight and living on beans on toast, Steve dragged me off to the cinema muttering “We’re not on the breadline yet…breathe.” Ok so maybe I overreacted a bit!

We went to see The Greatest Showman, and trust me it’s the perfect antidote to the January blues and wibbling Fan Girls *G*. I’ll be the first to admit I’m useless at reviews, but I loved the film. Who cares if it’s historically inaccurate? It’s full of warmth and heart and its message is tolerance and acceptance which is so relevant today.

Hugh Jackman is phenomenal, he has a wonderful voice and his dancing is brilliant, he gives Barnum a warmth and charisma. In fact, the whole cast is amazing, I even liked Zac Efron! The soundtrack is brilliant full of great songs. On the way back from the cinema me and Steve were talking about which song summed up the movie, Steve suggested this one.

The Greatest Show

Which is understandable, it’s upbeat and it captures the feel of the circus. But for me there was another song that was not only the show stopper, but I think it’s an anthem for anyone who has ever felt out of place…a freak! And that’s something I have felt on more than one occasion it is this song it’s powerful, uplifting and the words are something else.

This is Me.

See! Well that’s all for now, hopefully I’ll be back again soon.

Current Mood: happyhappy
JJ1564jj1564 on January 15th, 2018 12:09 am (UTC)
Great to see you posting more already! That was a nice surprise to find those Stargate books on your desk, and good of him to give them to you, he knows they'll be appreciated. I'm sure you'll be fine being the main breadwinner, don't panic! I'm pleased you liked the film, I've heard mixed reviews but I still want to see it. I love Hugh Jackman for a start! They've played several of the songs from it on Radio 2, and they sound great. Thanks for sharing them :)
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on January 16th, 2018 08:02 pm (UTC)
I'm going to do my best to keep appearing! It was so mice to find those boys, hopefully I'll be alright as the main bread winner my prolem is I'm a black belt in panic *G* The Greatest Showman really is a great film with a brilliant soundtrack, if you get chance see it.
supernutjapansupernutjapan on January 15th, 2018 03:25 am (UTC)
YAY for the great boss and books! The movie looks good!
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on January 16th, 2018 08:04 pm (UTC)
Chris is a great guy, and the movie really is very good.
Reaperreapertownusa on January 15th, 2018 09:00 am (UTC)
So glad to hear that your new year is off to a wonderful start! That was super awesome of your boss to gift you the Stargate Atlantis Legacy series. And I haven't seen The Greatest Showman yet, but I adore the behind the scenes video the cast did for the "This is Me" song, which is fabulously uplifting.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on January 16th, 2018 08:07 pm (UTC)
So far so good! Trust me the film is amazing and so uplifting.
madebyme_xmadebyme_x on January 15th, 2018 12:19 pm (UTC)
Yay for books - what a great surprise!!! And I'm hoping to catch this movie too, it looks like great! :)
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on January 16th, 2018 08:11 pm (UTC)
It was a lovely surprise, and I would really recommend the film.
milly_galmilly_gal on January 15th, 2018 01:13 pm (UTC)
Ah, fabulous, already working on posting more ♥ I love seeing you and hearing all about your adventures with your Steve, speaking of, bless his heart he knows you so well. Bb you'll be fine, I promise ♥ What an excellent gift, I love second hand books and especially when they're a gift from someone, and extra especially when they're nerdy :D Haven't watched the film yet but it's on my list 'cause it looks absolutely excellent :D

Here's to a new year with more you :D
bigj52: adameyesclosedbigj52 on January 16th, 2018 08:13 am (UTC)
Happy New Year!! Good to see it was off to a great start with your gift of those books. What a thoughtful thing to do. I'm happy you liked the movie. I don't know anyone who's seen the movie so I'm sure I'll love it. Love Hugh Jackman. I saw his live show two years ago and it was amazing. I think the soundtrack is No 1 on a chart somewhere. Saw an interview with Hugh the other night and he was his usual gorgeous, charming, funny self.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on January 16th, 2018 08:46 pm (UTC)
It was a great start to the year, I'm looking forward to reading them. Trust me it's well worth the watch, and Hugh is amazing in it, and the soundtrack is brilliant.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on January 16th, 2018 08:26 pm (UTC)
I'm going to try and keep up posting a bit more. You really like hearing about me and Steve? I always think we're boring, and yes he really does know me *G* I'm sure I'll be fine, I'm just a black belt in panic. The books were a lovely gift and I'm so happy with them. Trust me the film is well worth a watch.
milly_galmilly_gal on January 17th, 2018 02:26 pm (UTC)
Of course I do, not only because all good men seemed to be called Steve, but also it's lovely to hear about your day and what y'all are getting up to!