01. Michael Bond will be missed but his wonderful voice will live on. Paddington is far more relevant today than some people realise – he is, after all, an immigrant, just trying to make a home in a new place.
“It’s as I said in the beginning … young [Paddington] Brown has a way of bringing people closer together in the end.”
02. Oddly, I introduced my 10yo to Olga da Polga two weeks ago. She already loves Olga and who wouldn’t with this opening line –
“From the very beginning, there was not the slightest doubt that Olga da Polga was the sort of guinea pig who would go places.”
03. I need a trip to France and Morocco, stat.
04. Can you have a book club for eight million people? Yes. Spoiler alert: they’re reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (heard about this via Booker Talk).
05. All aboard! (A gin train. IKR?!)
06. Apparently Xennials are a ‘micro-generation’. I’m firmly in Gen-X but there’s a fun quiz for those in doubt.
07. This movie. Already know I’m going to laugh until my sides hurt.
08. This week I drove all the way to Prahran for a toasted cheese sandwich and it was totes worth it. And when the service staff, explaining the raclette, said “We take a massive chunk of cheese…”. I thought, “Yes, I’m home….”.
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I’m a xennial – who knew? Toasted cheese sandwiches are the food of the gods, no question.
People have said how can a toasted cheeses sample be ‘really really good’ as opposed to just a toasted cheese sandwich… in this case, it was the four cheeses, butter and salt flakes that elevated it to legendary status.
I hope other parents will spot just how relevant Paddington is today. Thank you for introducing me to Messy Nessy’s site where I may well spend far too much time, and you might like to know that we’re about to have gin and prosecco open top tours of my home town! Not so posh as the gin train, though.
Messy Nessy is addictive 🙂 Any tour that involves gin, posh or not, is a good tour in my opinion!
I think you should have a movie night watching Bad Moms 2 on the Gin Train. Yeah!
Okay, I am a proud Baby Boomer! LOL.
Love the look of that toasted cheese, which reminds me that I have a chunk of cheese somewhere…in the fridge, of course. Here are MY BOOKISH/NOT SO BOOKISH THOUGHTS
I just barely made that cutoff! I was born in 1984 so I think I can honorarily qualify, lol!
I think if you identify more with the GenXers than the millenials, you should totally go with it 🙂
03. Yes, me too. (Also, you would be only a short flight away from Iceland… just saying…)
05. Best idea ever.
06. I’m apparently a true xennial.
08. Toasted cheese sandwiches are the best.
I’m really thinking hard about who I can rope into coming to Iceland with me.
This post made me laugh. Paddington Bear lives on, travel is always relevant, you can’t beat cheese and bread and the movie looks funny. 🐧🐧🐧
If I had to choose a last meal, it would be cheese and bread. I’m easy to please.
04. I just finished Americanah. 8 million (and one) people reading the same book. I wonder if they could choose a struggling Australian author for their next.
It seems the selection process was a popular vote. We all know how that works out in the US :-O
I am a xennial, which does make me feel a little better, because I’ve always felt way too old to be a millennial.
I want to be a Wes Anderson scout. Dream job.
Yes, I thought you’d like the xennial label.