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The Sea of Stars

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Fantastic Presents
Autumn - sunlitdays
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I am typing this on my NEW LAPTOP, a Dell Inspiron 1501. It has WiFi, so it's connected to the Internet ALL THE TIME. I also have a new mobile phone, the new 3 Skype phone, which means that I can be on Skype to any of my friends (okay, currently that's my parents and gijane7702, but hey). If you have an internet connection, you can phone any other Skype user in the world for free, but now you can do that with this phone as well. :D I knew I was going to get the phone because I'd discussed it with Dad, but I did NOT expect the laptop. Also got Shrek 3 on DVD, haven't seen it yet so that will be fun. Really looking forward to Doctor Who this evening! Plus: Drastic Fantastic by KT Tunstall; The Secret Life of Trees by Colin Tudge; Driftwood: A Journey Through Trees by Roger Deakin and Playing with the Grown-ups by Sophie Dahl.

BUT THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT OF ALL COMES FROM flourhurricane, WHO HAS UPGRADED MY LJ ACCOUNT FOR SIX MONTHS! Witness my lovely new icon, also made by her! THANK YOUUUUUUUUUU!

We actually had goose for lunch and it's true, roast potatoes are best with goose fat.

Now, I am off to write your Christmas presents. :)

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Happy Christmas, Darling. You know, I'm on Skype too... :) You sound like you've had a splendid day, I'm truly happy for you. Enjoy the rest of Christmas, and have a most fantabulastic new year!

*hugs*

Oh, you're on Skype? What's your username? Mine is starsea1982! *hugs*

Yay internet! And yay presents! :D

Happy Christmas!

*hugs you*

I hope we can talk soon. Please pick a letter for the alphabet meme! Happy Christmas!

Wow! Seriously good haul, Starsea! Spesh the upgrade, that was very generous of teh_maskmaid. Now you can go icon-crazy!

Helen x

Yeah, I've gone from 6 icons to 102! It's mind boggling, to say the least! *models her new Rupert icon* That's a very pretty icon, by the way, is it from The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe? And did you see Ballet Shoes last night?

Love the Rupert icon. His hair looks fabulous - flaming red ad glossy. I didn't see ballet shoes last night, actually - I just finished watching it on Virgin Replay, ha ha! I loved it. My favourite character by far was Petrova, though. I thought the girl who played Posy had an adorable face, but her character was vile. I know I tried to read those Noel Streatfield books as a girl, but I did not like them, and whilst I can't exactly remember why, I have a strong suspicion that I didn't actually want the ballet-loving girl to succeed in her ambitions - I didn't like her, I wasn't on her side. It was, at that time, my dearest ambition to be a ballet dancer myself, so I *should* have been willing her to succeed. It's telling that I just felt spite towards her. Characters need some imperfections to make them more real and more human, but Posy was deeply unlikeable.
Emma looked beautiful though. And she looked like she had really enjoyed herself during the filming.

I *LOVE* his hair. I used to have a Rupert icon back when I first had this LJ by the same artist. Rupert's hair is just... *sigh* Mind you, I get the same feeling when I look at Bonnie's hair: so rich and thick and red. ENVY!

Posy is exactly the same in the book, really, but more is made of her sense of humour and the fact she's a bit younger than the other two (who are quite close in age). I also thought the scriptwriters had a good idea in emphasising that unlike Pauline and Petrova, who were genuine orphans, Posy was given away. Okay, she wasn't abandoned on the street, but she wasn't wanted. She was sacrificed for dancing.

Emma did look beautiful and I thought she was great as Pauline, apart from that scene where she collapsed on the floor and began to cry. I squirmed with embarrassment, it was so bad. :X Otherwise, very good.

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