|I was thrilled to sit beside Paddington Bear when we were in London!|
Richard and I saw the Paddington Bear movie this week. It was wonderful! I highly recommend it. You might feel that you need to have children with you to see it, but you don't really, just take yourself along to the movie theatre and enjoy it! If you don't believe me, you should read the review from the Wall Street Journal! You may read it here.
There is a cameo by the creator of Paddington Bear, Michael Bond. It is just a brief moment, and you have to be quick to see him, but it is just the perfect touch. Watch the movie and see if you can guess when you see him! (I had no idea what he looked like, but I still guessed that it was him and I was right!)
The actress who plays Mrs. Brown is Sally Hawkins. I have written about her before in the post that I did about a New Zealand movie that I loved...I will come back later and find a link for you, you know you are dying to read that review also!
Sally Hawkins' mother is Jacqui Hawkins and is a children's book illustrator. Mrs. Brown is a children's book illustrator in the movie, so this is another small touch that I love and wanted to share with you!
If you know of the TV show from England called Top Gear, you might remember the tall chap on the show called Jeremy Clarkson. Did you know that his parents made the first Paddington Bears and sold them in order to make the monies needed to send their children to private schools? (I say private schools but in England, they call them Public Schools. Don't ask me why!) Interesting to me, little things like that. Not that I remember them, you understand. Just tonight, when we were clearing up after our dinner, I asked Richard if he remembered the connection between the guy on Top Gear and Paddington Bear...and he couldn't tell me. HONESTLY! What do husbands think we tell them things for, they need to come back at a moment's notice and tell us exactly what we have told them years before or else we will think they are not listening to us. Am I right? HA!
Anyway, I hope you will see the Paddington Bear movie and like it as much as we did. And remember who told you this!
OH! And I almost forgot to tell you...remember the guy at my work who was a bit of a ....well, you know, Anyway, he left last Friday. He came to me and told me he was leaving. I thought of the two words I wanted to say to him. I found myself saying,
I meant it too.