I can hardly believe that I'm actually typing this, but I liked the new James Bond film. And I don't like James Bond films! But it was a really good film.

The Bond character seemed more like a real person than in any other Bond film. Kudos to Daniel Craig! There are actually two Danes in it, not just Mads Mikkelsen, who was a bit of a boring character, I think... Or maybe it's just because I don't really like him as an actor..

One thing I was very pleasantly surprised about was the opening titles, there wasn't any scantily clad dancing women in it. Instead there were some very cool graphics. I hope they keep this style for the next ones. Although, that might not be the case.

I also liked that this Bond is more physical, you see him doing a lot of running and and jumping and stuff. And you understand that this is a person who is very fit; which you would expect of someone who is essentially a weapon.

So, I'll probably go see the next one (and I probably won't object too much to seeing this one on DVD either - but please don't tell T!), cause I was thoroughly entertained and didn't have to look at my watch even once. Not that I was wearing a watch, but you know.

Anyway, I recommend you go see Casino Royale!

Thursday, November 23, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
9:23 PM

What does that say about me?

I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation.You were born somewhere in the territory of modern Alaska around the year 1000. Your profession was that of a designer, engineer or craftsman.
Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
Seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to future.
The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to this life to learn to care about the weak and the helpless.

Who were you?

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
9:17 PM

Cut short

We're (probably) going to see Casino Royale tomorrow. I'm not particularly fond of James Bond, so I'm only going with T because there's a Danish guy in it. He plays the baddie.

Lots of women in Denmark find him hot, and to me that's just such a mystery. He's totally NOT! And he's got freaky teeth!

R.I.P. Robert Altman.

scribbled by Wardi
8:49 PM

Bit o' everything and the importance of a smile

This surprise package arrived yesterday! It is from my parents and it contained 24 little parcels to be opened in the first 24 days of December for T and I. An advent calendar as they call it here (julekalender in Danish).

So sweet of my mum to surprise us like that!

I'm starting to get into the "must make everything as close to my Danish traditions as possible" spirit, so getting this package was really great. Especially because we're not spending Christmas in Denmark this year. But atleast we're going over there in January!

I'm still liking my new job, despite the sometimes very long days of being on my feet. But most of the colleagues and customers are nice, even the ones stressing over Christmas shopping! One thing that puzzles me is how customers (some of them, anyway) seem to think (expect!?) that every employee is omniscient about every item in the store, every offer and where everything is supposed to be. Do they know everything in every corner at their job??

And I'm getting to realise more and more how important a smile is. Not just for the customer, but for yourself too. Heck, sometimes I feel like I'm smiling for my own sake. Ya know, to keep up my own spirit. Smiling in spite, almost! If that makes sense at all!

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? We're getting there. Not as early as I'd hoped, but hey. I have some very special presents for my sister, which I hope she'll like. Obviously, I can't post anything about those yet in case she reads it!

Sorry to be blabbering on like this... Anyway, what's your favourite Christmas smell?

Sunday, November 19, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
11:23 PM

Not wood

Originally uploaded by wardi.
This almost look like.... a kind of tree. I can't for the life of me recall its name (Danish or English), but this kind of tree always makes me think of Sweden. Any ideas what I mean, QT?

Anyway, it isn't a tree, it's an iron post where the paint is peeling off. I thought it was rather pretty!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
4:16 PM

Not so logical...

But not so dumb either. NM did it too...

Your IQ Is 115

Your Logical Intelligence is Below Average

Your Verbal Intelligence is Exceptional

Your Mathematical Intelligence is Exceptional

Your General Knowledge is Exceptional

Friday, November 10, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
8:39 PM

It has the Queen on it!

Golly, people... you'd think I've dropped off the face of the Earth (unless you bother to read the crafty blog, of course ;-) ) with the lack of posts lately. You can blame Woolworths for that! ;-)

This week I've been working 8 hour days, and I know that's not that much, unless, however, you spend most of that time standing up. Which I do. And that can be quite tireing (is that how you spell that word?). So when I come home, other than making dinner, quickly checking stuff online and watching TV... that is it... Unfortunately, that makes this blog a wee bit boring. Sorry about that, darlings.

Well, I think I've said before that I won't be posting about work... But I think I can tell you this little thing that happened yesterday:

I was serving an older woman and her daughter and the daughter gave me the money from the mother's purse (the mother was in a wheelchair so she couldn't reach the counter). I thought one of the 10 pence pieces looked unusual, so I took a closer look at it.

It was a Canadian coin! Which of course I couldn't accept as this is England. But the daughter said this: "Why can't you accept it? It has the Queen on it!".

scribbled by Wardi
8:15 PM

Remember, remember

Tonight we're going round T's sister's for some food and fireworks. The English have fireworks and bonfires on this day (actually, tomorrow, but as the 5th is on a Sunday this year, it's more sensible to do it tonight), in remembrance of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605.

You can read about Bonfire Night here, if you're so inclined.

Saturday, November 04, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
5:26 PM


October was a really nice month, weather and temperature-wise, but November started out COLD! Yesterday I actually had to wear gloves when I went to work, and last night we put the heating on, which we haven't had to until now because our flat is pretty warm.

I wish I didn't have to go to work today, because then I could stay home, snuggle up under a blanket, have hot chocolate and knit. But I guess that'll have to wait till tonight...

Thursday, November 02, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
9:20 AM