Saturday, 31 January 2015

Another birthday come, and gone

Yesterday was my birthday. I won't say which one, and to be honest, when MrsJ checked with me I told her the wrong one! One of the benefits of having such things is the arrival of presents, and this DVD arrived in the post. I was quite surprised, as I thought it wasn't due until March.

According to the blurb this is a BFI restoration of a film made in 1927 ".. on real battleships supplied by the Admiralty.... scrupulously fair in its treatment of the enemy.... presented with a new score ....performed by the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines..",and comes with a number of extras including some short films from the era plus a fully illustrated booklet of original essays and full credits. The main feature is some 102 minutes long.

I just need the evening MrsJ goes dancing, a glass of wine, and a bar of chocolate.

The rest of the day was a bit of an anticlimax. I picked up my car after 3 weeks in the garage, and after a number of power failures on the A14 I spent four hours sitting in a service station watching the traffic go by while the AA attended and eventually towed me back to the garage for further tests. MrsJ had told me to take the day easy, but I don't think that's quite what she meant!


  1. Happy birthday for yesterday! I have a birthday in January too and its always a bit miserable given the weather and post Christmas drear!

  2. A slightly belated Happy Birthday !, Tony

  3. Many happy returns. The movie looks good, the car sounds like a pain! Ying & yang?