Earth Day, Call the Midwife, Game of Thrones & The Bletchley Circle

5 years ago
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  • Today is Earth Day and like any other I'm just going to continue to do what I can, to help keep the earth healthy. I'm sure there are some tree planting sessions occurring but I didn't learn about them in time. Life happens, I had other priorities.

-My compost is coming along nicely.

-I don't take long showers.

-I walk or take the bus to as many places as I can, instead of a car.

-We are a household that holds off on using the central air for as long as possible. When we do use the central air, you don't have to wear thermals in the middle of July, when you visit.

-When you can't see your breath, we generally start to hang clothes out instead of using the dryer. One of our neighbours is really hardcore though. They hang clothes all year long, snow, rain or sleet. I don't know how it dries, when the clothes are frozen in place, but I guess they manage.

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  • Call the Midwife, Episode 4 , Season 2. Sunday, 8pm EST, PBS. I'm still loving this show. Some of the topics are sad but the writing and acting is superb! It was interesting to see and be reminded of how society treated people with disabilities only 60 years ago. I can't imagine that it was ever normal to put your child in an institution. Although as I'm writing this I remember there was a neighbour who had a disabled child in, an out of town institution, but the child would come home on the weekends. This was about 25 years ago. Even then I thought it was weird, because everyone else who had a disabled child, kept them at home. No judgement it was just odd to me back then. How are you liking this season so far?
  • Games of Thrones, Episode 3, Season 3. Sunday, 9 pm EST, HBO. It's getting better, I don't know why it was so slow in regards to the excitement, when compared to last season. There was action from start to finish of this episode, finally. When the credits came up, I was shocked that it was over. That's a good thing!

-I did like how Brienne basically told Jaime Lannister to suck it up, because crappy things happen to people all the time and they don't give up and wait to die.

-I was so happy to see the daughter molester, Caster killed. I have no idea what's going to happen with his family or army but I'm sure they'll be better off without him.

-Theon Greyjoy, that was a surprising turn of events. Betrayed by a hopeful ally. Back to the torture for him.

-I still don't know if I trust Margaery Tyrell. She can't be as sweet and peaceful as they face she is showing, this season. Sansa Stark had better watch her back.

-Daenerys Targaryen, I was waiting for the climax of her storyline and I got it. I love dragons and I got my fill. Maybe someday I will write about them and my childhood.

-It will be interesting to hear more about Varys and how he became who he is. Is the man being held captive, the magician who castrated Varys as a child? Are you enjoying this season of Game of Thrones?

  • The Bletchley Circle. I had no intention of watching this show, because I've never heard of it before. It is a murder mystery series, about 4 women who were code breakers in WWII. In episode 1, the war is over and they are resuming life as it "should" be. Women are being murdered in their town and Scotland Yard has no leads. The Bletchley Circle reunite to help find the killer, doing the work that the police haven't. It should be interesting to see how they outthink Scotland Yard, in future episodes. Anyone else catch The Bletchley Circle? What do you think of the show?

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Till next time,