Monday, 26 July 2010

We're All Mad Here

I FINALLY saw the Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland! (On the plane!)
I loved it.
I also went to Oxford last week...

I must say that I was IMMENSELY pleased with how it turned out! (I was rather concerned, what with Alice being grown up and Depp as a rather pathetic looking Hatter)

I really liked the girl they got to play Alice, though she kept me distracted by looking like some odd younger sister of Gwyneth Paltrow... I thought she was Brilliant.

Mostly I enjoyed Depp's performance. He really brought the Hatter to life in a 3 dimensional way (no, I did not see it in 3D and have no intention of seeing Deathly Hallows in 3D either) that I'd not seen before. I particularly liked that his version of the character had that all consuming dark side to him that he had to be occasionally snapped out of. The changes in his voice were also excellent. Overall, my expectations were blown away and I'm very glad, as I dearly love Alice and her Adventures.

Hilary bought me the facsimilie of the handwritten
Alices Adventures Underground.
(for my birthday!) <3

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Ancient Egyptian Whack-A-Mole? And a Tardis?

No seriously. They have it at the British Museum:

Now that I have your attention. That's what we did Saturday. Along with a visit to the Queen's Gallery (which will have it's very own post when I have more time), and the Royal Mews. Sunday we went here:

Then we went here :(

And rounded out the afternoon with the promised: TARDIS!

Friday, 9 July 2010

Your Wedding Photo in a Museum????

Would you like to be included in the next exhibit? The Anthracite Heritage Museum is putting up an exhibit titled Just Married: 70 Years of Weddings in Coal Country 1880-1950 and we would love to display your (not just your grandparents, but yours and your kids'!) wedding photo in the exhibit!

If you would like to be included in this exhibit please send the following to the Anthracite Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton, PA 18504:

A copy of a wedding photo* in any of the following sizes 4”x 6”, 5”x 7” or 8”x 10”with a donation** which would offset the costs of the exhibit:

4”x 6” - $10.00
5”x 7” - $15.00
8”x 10” - $20.00

Fill out the form included below and send it in with the photograph. Please put name and address on the back of the photograph as well. All photographs must be received by July 15, 2010 to be eligible for inclusion in the exhibit. The exhibit committee has the exclusive right to return any materials not considered suitable for exhibition.

*Photos do NOT have to be from before the 1950s! If you got married yesterday, WE WANT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS! ^_^

My Summer Vacation: Part One

We've arrived! Yay!

In the land of my totally adorable History Crush! ^_^

(1860- it looks like she's trying to finish sewing his jacket
while he's already wearing it!)