She’s making a list…..

Some Christmas Lists from me.

Films I have seen recently

  1. Thor Ragnock (Possibly – can’t remember actual name of it) Very funny. Didn’t know who anyone was.
  2. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. Not so funny. Very good but sad though. Julie Walters = genius.
  3. Paddington 2. Extremely funny. Laughed a lot but also sobbed like baby.
  4. Murder on the Orient Express. Look – you know what you are going to get. Stop moaning.

Telly I have liked

  1. Howard’s End. Yummy. Bit weird but yummy.
  2. Nigella’s Kitchen Table. Would never actually cook anything. Just like looking at it all.
  3. (Struggling a bit)
  4. BT Sport Champion’s League Coverage. Does that count?

HOH would like to include Peaky Blinders and a French thing about lots of dead people on a bus. Am vetoing because it is my list and because we all know what happens in these things and it ‘s not pleasant.

Books next to my bed

  1. Agatha Christie. Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Guessed it in second chapter. Boom! (V good though)
  2. CP Snow. The Affair. Like wading through treacle. In a good way.
  3. Alan Bennett. Keeping on Keeping on. He’s not really very cheerful.
  4. Tom Wright. Advent for Everyone. Keep having to re-read. Deceptive depth.

Aged Parent’s Dilemmas

  1. When AP popped her head unannounced round someone’s flat door – was it likely that they thought she was on the rob? Answer. No.
  2. Is it her position to tell her friend that her hat with floppy bits that tie under her chin makes her look like Deputy Dawg? Answer. Completely no.
  3. Is The Christmas Wish with Rob Lowe the greatest film ever made? This is taking into account the amount of times AP has watched it? Answer. Still no.
  4. Is a film about Jews dying horrible deaths after hiding under floorboards during the Holocaust an acceptable Christmas present if she really wants to see it? Answer. No because I ain’t asking for it in HMV
  5. Is it acceptable to chat with your granddaughter about bowel movements, Laxido or wind? Answer. No! No! (You’ll have to take my word for it but that was a stereo answer.

People who are really annoying me at the present time

Have been advised to scrap this because it is not very Christian and some of it could end up in court. Pah! Am looking up Christian curses instead.  It’s also quite a long list.

Things I am panicking about (in a non Philippian faith/prayer type way)

  1. Donald Trump (Really America? No. Seriously. I mean, it wouldn’t be my business unless he wasn’t TRYING TO BLOW THE WHOLE WORLD UP)
  2. Brexit. Who has any actual idea what is happening. What is going to happen? These people seem to be idiots. All of ’em.
  3. Christmas. Have you seen the date? Have I bought anything? What do you think?

Philippians 4 v 6

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the centre of your life.




  1. December 7, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    Films- I have yet to see any of these. hoping for Branagh or Bear in the Christmas holidays
    Telly- with your OH – that cold dead bus thing, because I think Audrey Fellurot and Marie Dompnier are great actors, and I can just about decipher the spoken french and read the subtitles and knit at the same time. HE recorded to be watched during forthcoming Ironing Mountain Marathon. Disappointed by Nigella’s prog being filmed in an industrial unit, not her real kitchen.
    Books- Found a new crime novelist via Radio 4 Extra, got 2 of her books from local library. Will review these when finished. Awaiting full review of TWright Advent stuff.
    APD- Laxido, every time. Went off Rob Lowe in that film where he was trying to row and couldn’t [in this house he is now known as “RobLoweCan’tRow”]
    Annoyances- a few, but not for public declaration
    Panicking – yes, Trump and Brexit are Not Good Things. Christmas is a Good Thing, and will happen however prepared [or not] we are. Isaiah 43 is a Good Chapter. And Romans 8;38&39 keeps me going.
    …and it is reassuring to know that even if I am slightly insane, there are other people out there who understand my strangeness, and share some of the same thoughts. Have a blessed Advent….

    • lesleyps91
      December 10, 2017 / 8:57 am

      Hello! Yes it is happening and I am going with it. Have been weirdly blessed this week by the fact of John the Baptist. Even before the Saviour, God had put everything into place including the sending of a messenger. All was under control then and God has everything in his hand now.
      Will always have a little soft spot for Rob Lowe because of West WIng, however that may be the best nickname ever!

  2. December 7, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Oh my- I am still here for the Pause, but how you make me laugh!

    • lesleyps91
      December 10, 2017 / 8:50 am

      Thank you. 🙂

  3. Trish Marshall
    December 10, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Hilarious. Thank you.

    • lesleyps91
      December 10, 2017 / 9:19 pm

      No – thanks for reading 🙂

  4. December 15, 2017 / 6:03 am

    Your lists are strikingly similar to mine, though my personal Struggles With An Aged Parent have gone beyond amusing!

    I though Branagh’s Orient Express was superb, and I’m counting down the minutes to The Last Jedi (we’re going TOMORROW!)

    • lesleyps91
      December 17, 2017 / 2:16 pm

      Aged Parent? Laughing so I don’t cry.

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