I am in Munich where I have not been since I lived here for a year more than a decade ago. It is lovely to be in Europe; the sky is grey, the food seems fresher and the wine does not taste like boiled sweets. This morning I start my gruelling shopping tour.
I was the last person to leave the plane yesterday. Normally I am itching to get off. But I was watching Changeling starring Angelina Jolie. It was incredible. I had to leave about a minute from the end because the aircraft was empty but luckily someone else on the press trip told me what happens. It is a true story and unlike many films based on true stories I read this morning that Changeling is actually totally based on fact, most of it taken from court transcripts. See it if you can.
Bea continues to show huge literary promise with the following bedtime story she told her father last night:
Once upon a time there was a little girl called Bea.
Her mummy was a great writer. Her daddy was a writer too, but mainly
he played golf…
Give that girl a column!
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2009
That piece from Bea is so sweet!
I hope you’re not too exhausted from that gruelling shopping tour, where will the results be posted? Know what you mean by grey skies, and after a few weeks of it, believe me, it’s no novelty! mimi
Can’t pull the wool over that girl’s eyes! Good for her!!!!
I was so affected when I saw that film, I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days. The true story is even more bizarre than the film! My partner also was very choked up watching it. It reminded him of some explicit true crime murder scenes he was forced to watch as a child in school where the real bodies of two little girls were shown as a ‘stranger danger’ warning. Schools weren’t terribly PC in those days