Another month has gone by, unbelievably, and so it’s time for another progress report. Warning: It has not been a stellar month!
See 52 New Films
I only saw three new films in April! I told you it wasn’t a great month. I wasn’t sure that there was any good reason for this, until I started writing, and then I realised that there is. I acquired a laptop at Easter, and I’m sad to say that this means that I have spent quite a lot of time on it! Now that I can, I am catching up on various different television programmes that I had got behind with, and my film watching has suffered as a result. Also this month, I have been to the cinema three times, but all the films I have seen were 3D reissues (two of the visits were the same film!), so I couldn’t add them as I’d already seen them! I was already ahead though, so I don’t think it really matters so much that I am slowing down a bit. I am up to 28 now, and by my reckoning we are up to about week 24 of the year. So I’m glad that I managed to watch so many new films at the start of the year!
So the three films that I have managed to see are Grease 2, The Belles of St Trinians and The Ghost. I couldn’t decide whether or not to include Grease 2, because I didn’t watch it as intently as I could have done, but I decided to in the end, because I did get what was going on, just about! I didn’t include The Incredible Hulk, which I watched on DVD, because I talked almost all the way through it! I couldn’t really tell you what happened, except that Tim Roth predictably turned into a Hulk-type thing, and Robert Downey Jr turned up. That was the best bit, to be honest.
Read 75 books
It hasn’t been a great month for books either! I won’t blame this on my laptop, because I have still been reading the same amount as before, it’s just that I have read two really thick books! One of them, New York, took me ages, and I actually put it down and picked up a few times before it really got under my skin and I had to read until I finished it. The other one is Game of Thrones, and I haven’t finished it yet! Usually, I read two or three books at a time, but Game of Thrones is due back at the library on Thursday, and I need to concentrate on getting it finished, otherwise I’ll have to take it back and miss out on the end! So I can’t focus my attention on any other books until that one is done. I’m still ahead of my target, according to Goodreads, but I need to step it up a bit! I have joined the book group at my local library, so I am hoping that will help with my target.
Well the more dedicated readers among you may have noticed that I have missed a few weeks with Project 366! I have taken the photos (mostly, although I have missed a few days), but for one reason or another I have failed to upload them. I am hoping to get this sorted this week!
Bake 10 Unique Cakes
At least i am sort of succeeding with something! I have now baked three cakes, so I only have seven left to make. The latest one was Herman the German Friendship Cake, and very tasty it was too! It has done the rounds of my friends and family, and I even got another one back again, but I have sadly had to let him die, because I couldn’t be bothered with nurturing him! Ha! May will possibly see me baking a variation of a Union Jack Battenburg that I have found online, but we’ll see. Maybe I’ll leave that one for closer to the Jubilee.
~ Herman ~
Have watched at least 15 new films from the BFI Top 100 British Films list
More progress! I watched The Belles of St Trinian’s one Sunday afternoon when it was on Film4. I’m sure I’ve probably seen bits of it before, because my mum loved the St Trinian’s films, but this is the first time I’ve actually watched it all the way through. Of course, I very much enjoyed it, it’s a staple of British comedy films, and all the performances are brilliant. As far as this target is concerned, I’m a third of the way through! Five down, ten to go.