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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists [DVD]&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Hugh Grant
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 28 Aug 2013
This had a lot of promise, and there are some clever scenes in the Wallace-and-Gromit mode, but the plot was a bit rubbish and it felt like it didn't really know where it was going. It's one of a number of films that looks on the surface like it's family-orientated but I wouldn't want my children to watch it.
Return To Treasure Island - Complete [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Brian Blessed
5.0 out of 5 stars A good tale well told, 28 Aug 2013
I first saw this when I was a teenager, on holiday away from my parents for the first time. The story takes a number of twists and turns and has a very close feel to the book the inspired it. Looking with a more adult eye I noticed how you can miss whole episodes without losing the plotline, which is quite a clever feature (probably quite common in TV series) and I enjoyed its writeup on Wikipedia (apparently the director kept disappearing because he wanted to play pirates!). It's a real treat even though single malts, rather than rum, are my preferred accompaniment these days.
Peace of Heart in All Things: Meditations for Each&hellip by Brother Roger
My wife and I read this book at the door of our house every day before we go to our respective jobs. Again and again it has called me back to what is essential: “the trusting of faith” . For each day there is a simple thought or prayer, never more than 20 or 30 words. It is surprising how often it fits with what is going on, evoking realities that, woven into creation and brought to life uniquely in human beings, open a way forward. Impressive in its depth, but never departing from the realities of life, there is struggle and darkness here, the need to draw strength from God when others distort our intentions, an awareness of how the world’s demands can cause us to lose our way. It… Read more

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