Beauty and the Beast and May 1st

I went to the cinema tonight to watch Beauty and the Beast. My niece recommended it! ๐Ÿ™‚ It was good! I liked the songs. It was a bit scary at times, but still good. I might get in on DVD when it comes out.

Yesterday was May 1st, which is celebrated in Finland with balloons, parades etc. The market square was jam packed with people… Usually the market square is empty except for a few sellers and a few customers or other people walking across it. But a couple of times a year it is filled with people and hard to move around. People bump into you all the time.

There are different parades, old cars and people walking. On the square they sell ice cream (which they do the whole summer), licorice, thin pancakes, grilled sausages, balloons, toys etc. There is also music. As usual I went to the town hall and listened to a male choir singing. Here is a picture of them standing on the balcony, singing:


Across the street from the town hall is the church. Lots of people listening to the choir:


This shows only a small portion of the people. The white hats are given (well, you have to buy them yourself…) to high school graduates. But these days other schools can have similar white hats with tassels, so they are not exclusive for high school graduates anymore. The white hats can turn slightly yellow after some decades.

My hat is still white:


The thing that is attached on the black rim is golden and must be bought separately from a store that sells earrings, necklaces etc.

In the afternoon we went to my sister-in-law. I took a few pictures of the dogs that had much fun rolling around in the dry grass… (Click on the images to enlarge them)

The black one is already 9 years old (he will be 10 in June) and the dog in the third picture has just turned 13.

Finally a picture of two small flowers that I found in my sister-in-law’s garden:


Actually there were three flowers, I think, but I only got two of them in a picture. I don’t know what they are called, but they are a sign of spring. ๐Ÿ™‚

Movie night

I went to the cinema tonight to watch La La Land. I had not watched the trailer before. The only things I knew about the movie were whatever they said or showed on the Academy Awards, which I watched live between 3.30 am and 7 am.

It got six Oscars, and I am sure it deserves it. But honestly, it was boring at times. And the story itself was a bit weird with the woman thinking how her life would have been if she had stayed with the musician.

Sure, the dancing and most songs were really good and the movie was made in a good way. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I don’t think I will get in on DVD. May be when the DVDs are lowered to cost 5-10 euros, but not as soon as it comes out. It’s a good movie, but for me it was just a good movie. I have seen many more movies that I enjoyed much more. And where I didn’t yawn…

Lots of wet snow when I walked home from the cinema.

Movie night

So, today I went to the cinema and watched Swiss Army Man. You know, the farting corpse movie… ๐Ÿ˜€

I don’t read reviews, because I want to go to the cinema not expecting anything. I knew of course what was going on in the movie, because I had watched/read interviews with Radcliffe.

Anyway, I did like the movie. It was funny and the two guys were cute together. Both Radcliffe and Dano were really good. I enjoyed the movie. Go see it in a cinema near you if you haven’t already done it! ๐Ÿ™‚

I was laughing at some scenes or something that Manny (Radcliffe) and Hank (Dano) said. And it takes a lot before I actually laugh. So that is saying something.

Will get the DVD when it comes out. Now, if Street Cat Bob would come to the cinema too, that would be awesome… But still nothing about the movie on the cinema’s website, so I doubt it’s coming. I just have to wait for that DVD too to come.

Inferno and pizza

Today is the premiere (at least Finnish premiere) of Dan Brown’s Inferno. ๐Ÿ™‚ So I went to the cinema to watch it. There was three showings today: 3.30 pm, 6.30 pm and 10.55 pm I think. I decided to go to the first one.

There were me and six (6) others watching, so a total of seven people! Well, it’s better than the time I was alone in the cinema I guess…. :/

The local newspaper wrote a bad review. According to him the movie was c–p. But I thought it was fine. Thrilling. And I love to see Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon.

When I first saw that Inferno was coming to the cinema, I check the Internet, because I thought I had completely missed the third movie… Well, they never made The Lost Symbol, because they thought it was so close in theme to National Treasure. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I would have liked to see that book as a movie. The Lost Symbol, I mean.

Anyway, after the cinema I was hungry, so I went to the shopping mall and got a pizza. The movie is partly in Venice and Florence (Italy), so an Italian dish made sense. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Just got home. Mum has gone to my sister’s family for a visit. I’ll continue stitching the blanket. I don’t have much left. I might finish it tomorrow or on Sunday. But I am thinking of making a small border too, so that might take a few days. The blanket is rather big.

Eddie the Eagle

I went to the cinema tonight to watch “Eddie the Eagle”. ๐Ÿ˜€ It was four people watching the movie tonight, so it was an improvement from last time when I was alone.

It was a good movie; emotional, funny, scary… Everyone thought he was a clown, going to the Olympics (in Calgary 1988) even if he was such bad and the British Olympic Associationย tried to stop him, but he wanted to fulfill his dreams and worked hard to do it.

It rained pretty much when I went home, so I got wet. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ And I got a headache from the loud noises in the cinema. Why do the volume of the movies have to be so loud in a cinema?

I got to see 1/3 of the ice hockey game between Finland and Slovakia. The third period had just started a couple of minutes before I turned on the TV. The game ended 3-2 to Finland, so that was nice. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a practice game, but still…

I’ll see if I can get some sleep now.

The Walk

Tonight I decided to go to the cinema. I made up my mind pretty late, because it was so rainy and cold earlier in the day and dark as well. The sun goes down early in the afternoon these days. But I made it in time to the cinema before the movie started.

I watched “The Walk” based on a true story, about a French guy walking on a wire between the WTC twin towers. It was really thrilling and funny too. So I am happy that I went to the cinema.

The number of people watching the movie tonight: 1! I was all alone in the cinema! Well, others were watching the James Bond movie in the room next door (I could hear a little from the film while I waited for a guy to let me in), but no one else wanted to watch The Walk. It was kind of fun being alone. No one was bugging me with whispers or opening plastic bags with candies or eating chips.

I will see if I can find the book that the French guy wrote about his adventure. But I don’t think it is in the library. Maybe online. I will for sure search the internet to read about the real guy that walked from one tower to the other.

No rain in the evening, so I was dry when I came home, just in time to watch the final episode for the season of the Swedish Hollywood wives. ๐Ÿ™‚ The seasons are always so short though. They could have longer seasons with more episodes.

Better get to bed now. It’s getting late.

Theory of Everything – again

Yesterday (Saturday) I went to the cinema. ๐Ÿ™‚ This time the movie worked fine (last time I went there, on Wednesday, they said that the film was broken so they could not show it). It was super good! One of the best movies I’ve ever seen!! ๐Ÿ˜€ If it doesn’t get Oscars I will be disappointedโ€ฆ It was funny, sad and beautiful. Quite a lot of people watched it yesterday but it was not sold out.

We looked after Alec yesterday and mum called my sister who came with my niece Wilma. They went to the ice skating rink across the street and when they came home we ate some kind of soup with sausage in.

When I went to the cinema, with the bike, it was super-duper icy! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I mean, it was impossible to even walk. You had to glide or skate forward, keeping both shoes on the ground all the time. It was kind of good to have a bike to hang on to, but it was of course no use having the bike. I could ride it a few hundred meters at most.

While I was at the cinema my brother and sister-in-law came for a visit. So Alec actually came twice to us yesterday. “Grandmum, I came back here again” he said.

Today my brother-in-law (Wilma’s dad) skied 52 kilometers! ๐Ÿ™‚ They had a big ski race north of Vasa (actually at the same place where my nephew Jonas goes to school).

So mum and my sister, Wilma and my other nephew Rasmus went there to watch when he was skiing. They just got back.

Going to eat my favorite dinner down, macaronis and minced meat. It has been in the oven for an hour so it’s still very hot. I can’t eat it yet, but soon.

There’s been a storm last night and today. But I think it’s calmed down now.