Whomever decided to run it in the actual gardens and not on the lake foreshore needs a pay rise and a high five, good job! It was so nice to be among the gardens and the flowers whilst we were wandering and enjoying the activities, it really raised the atmosphere and made me a lot more mindful about the fact that it is a primarily flower based event.
The kids activities were fabulous and mostly free, the Lego treasure hunt was a good way to engage mid-aged kids, and it was great to see the addition of a free water drinking station with chairs and tables. Clearly a lot more of the overall experience was taken into account this year, and I think that it really paid off. Hats off to you, we spent a very full 3 hours there, and in truth, we could have spent a lot more.
Spent the best part of today catching up with family and making about 20 cups of coffee as our front door felt like the swing doors on a saloon with people going in and out all day, starting from 10am and ending at dinner time that evening.
I'm not complaining, most people had popped in to say an early happy birthday and were full of cheer and happy chatter, I quite like entertaining people that are in a good mood, I like to entertain them even more if they are making a fuss of me! So the day was wasted over sunshine, coffee, good music, wine, cheese and good company, which is never a waste of a Sunday at all in my mind!
Release Date: 2014
Running Time: 101 mins
Julianne Moore gives a convincing and Oscar worthy performance (Best Actress worthy actually) in this harrowing tale about a middle aged woman that is struggling with Early-Onset Alzheimer's.
Renown linguistics Professor Alice Howland has started to forget words and minor details, but when she starts to forget where she is she decides to visit a neurologist to ease her mind. Unfortunately, Alice actually has Early-Onset Alzheimer's and it is rapidly altering her ability levels. Alice must rely on the support of her loving family to help her as she loses more and more of her memories along the way.
This is one of the saddest movies that I have ever watched, mostly because it is so real and tangible, and also because the levels of hopelessness were so truly heartbreaking to witness. I was literally sobbing on the couch as I watch this once highly intelligent and independent woman lose herself. It's a real tear jerker, have the tissues at the ready.
FINAL SAY: Hi, Alice. I'm you. And I have something important to say.
4 Chili Peppers