The first sun after a long wet winter stretch is a truly marvelous thing, it really does have the power to lift ones spirits, which is just what I needed after last weeks illness. Off to the dentist to get my tooth fixed tomorrow and the whole fiasco will be a distant memory. I am back to 100% health, back into my 30 day yoga challenge (day 27 down) and feeling really positive about the coming holiday to Singapore.
A busy week lies ahead as the days to Singapore melt away and preparations need to be put into place, but it is nothing too taxing, just some small things to do. This time next week I will already be in Singapore, now that's a pleasing thought, and proof of how quickly these planned trips sneak up on you.
I am getting really excited now. I love travelling so much and the chance to take off for a few days mid-winter can't ever be looked at as anything but a blessing, so yeah, it's fair to say that I am getting pumped. This holiday that my sister has organised (and paid) for me to go on, would have to be the most generous and lovely gift that I have ever received in my life, so I am also quite overwhelmed by the outpouring to be honest and really grateful to be going, the whole thing is just the nicest experience to be a part of; I am super chuffed!
I think I might round out my good feelings by catching a few last rays on the deck with a coffee and a good book this afternoon, before the sun leaves us again. I do believe that a good dose of vitamin D will be the perfect way to end my quiet, and yet totally productive weekend.
Release Date: 2007
Running Time: 107 mins
A science fiction thriller directed by Danny Boyle and adapted from the screenplay written by Alex Garland. Boyle sited 2001: A Space Odyssey, Solaris and Alien as some of his influences when considering the claustrophobic space environments that he desired to create for the film, and production designer Mark Tildesley won the Best Technical Achievement award at the British Independent Film Awards for his original and creative merit.
It is 2057, and the Earth is perishing because the sun is dying. A crew of international astronauts are sent out in the aptly named spacecraft 'Icarus' to deliver a payload of nuclear weapons that will hopefully re-ignite the dying star and save the planet.
A fantastic ensemble cast including Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans and Michelle Yeoh make up the very convincing crew, and the sets, designs and CGI are all tastefully orchestrated to give viewers a genuine feel of infinite space and severely claustrophobic living arrangements. This is a gripping and deeply atmospheric watch, the peril is palpable and the creepy level is set to high alert, making this is a thrilling and entertaining journey to the sun.
FINAL SAY: So, if you wake up one morning and it's a particularly beautiful day, you'll know we made it.
3.5 Chili Peppers