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This is the sequel authorised by the Great Ormond Street Hospital which has owned the rights to Peter Pan since J. M. Barrie's death. Peter Pan is without the doubt one of my favourite books growing up, and it remains a story close to my heart. This sequel was better than Spielberg's film Hook, and I think I like it better than Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's prequel Peter Pan and the Starcatchers. While that…

Tweedy Beret, started September 13th, 2007, finished September 28th, 2007 Pattern: Purl Bee Beret Made for: No one in particular, but I think I'll give it to Sandy. Yarn: Rowan Rowanspun Spun 4ply SH705 - 1 skein Needles: US#3/3.25mm DPNS and 16" circular Cost of Project: $5 for yarn Would I knit it again? Yes. Pattern Notes and Comments: The tweed knits up very pretty, but the yarn was a bit persnickety. It's a bit…

Based on the book of the same name, this film recounts the based on true story tale of the British military's Operation Mincemeat, a plan to fool the Axis powers that the Allies intended to attack Sardinia and Greece rather than Sicily.  I watched a bit of this film a few weeks ago on TVO's Saturday Night at the Movies which is a treasure for a classic film lover like me. The film is a…

A friend and I joke about that Lululemon is a cult. It bases itself on yoga philosophy, and in the beginning, produced all its clothing in Canada. Now, it makes it in China like every other business, but their yoga pants are still like $80. I refuse to to buy their clothing; it's out of my budget for one thing, and it's ridiculous how trendy and expensive it is. But I bought one of their…

When I watched Ocean's 12 a few months ago, I found it fine, not great. Only later did I realize how stupid the plot was, but it didn't really occur to me right away because one doesn't really watch these films for plot. Though I must say this one was more thought out than its predecessor, but I found the latter more pretty only because they were in Europe. This one goes back to being…

Okay . . . picture this (really) worst-case scenario: It’s cold and raining, your boyfriend/girlfriend has just dumped you, you’ve just been fired, the pile of unpaid bills is sky-high, your beloved pet has recently died, and you think you’re coming down with a cold. All you want to do (other than hiding under the covers) is to curl up with a good book, something warm and comforting that will make you feel better. What…