Back in December I treated myself to a cookery lesson. Oh no not a Jamie Oliver "how not to burn a pan" type lesson, I went for something a little more exciting. Sushi making!! The course was provided by Fyne Fish, the ladies at Fyne Fish can be found in Cockermouth, Cumbria. Luckily I didn't have to travel that far as the course was being held in the shadow of Blencathra just “down the road” (17miles is just down the road in Cumbria) in Keswick.
We were actually quite a quiet bunch considering I'm actually quite loud and silly. Concentration was the word of the day, I'd been handed a knife! I'd concentrated so much throughout the day my head started to ache. Believe me it is NOT a none talking course, it's fun and informative and I wanted to get it right. Plus I have a short attention span, when it comes to clever things my brain can't cope, overloads, and ends up in silly mode.
Lunch was laid on and after eating so many scrag end sushi rolls I thought it was rude to refuse the delicious looking Fish Pie and garden peas that had been dished up in front of us, so I shook my hallow leg (doesn't everyone have one of these in-case of surprise puddings, or, is it just me?) and scoffed the pie.
I would recommend this course to anyone even those who burn water. I managed it, only a small amount of food was on the floor, some found on my back though?! And, I didn't cut myself! Oh wait, that's a lie! I did cut myself in the last 2minutes of the course on the plastic tray hahahahahaha.
Even if it is a one day course , it's a good excuse to book into a B&B on the Friday night and enjoy the weekend in the Lake District, it would be a shame not too.
Now for two Japanese film reviews -
something to watch whilst drinking those beers I recommended
...and this is where Kubo along with his magical origami pieces, the warrior, and, his monkey set off on his quest to find the magic armour that can protect him from his evil aunts and his Grandfather who wants Kubo's second eye. Along the way he meets a Samurai warrior who had been turned into a Stag Beetle, voiced by Matthew McConaughey.
We sat Mouth opened at this film, we laughed out loud in places and at one point I was heard to say “RUN, RUN FASTER”. I thought I'd said this in my head, seemingly I said it out loud! My Man had a similar moment too, exclaiming “Use the leaves”
A fantastic film for all the family. Or just two adults wanting to chill on the sofa to a cartoon in the middle of a Saturday afternoon. My neice (5) and Nephew (9) visited not long after we watched this film. They thought it was great and my Nephew wanted to re watch it at home. I refused to part with the DVD - yes I know mean Aunty Linda.
And as the lanterns turn into Golden Herons we learn that the most powerful magic is memories. Should that have been a spoiler alert?!
Would you like to watch a trailer for this film? Here you go!
More recently I have watched The Handmaiden directed by Park Chan – Wook.
A story of a Handmaiden who is sent by a swindler she works for to spy on the "Lady" so he can eventually seduce her and steal her fortune. Boy is there a good twist in this story, didn't see that one coming.
May I pre warn you that if sex scenes make you go a little shy and make you want to hide behind a pillow in embarrassment, this film is not for you. I did not know that this film would be one of those and I'm glad I wasn't watching with mother as those sex scenes were *spoiler alert do not read the next line*
girl on girl.
*spoiler gone - continue to read*
Boy did I blush and no one was in the room. This aside I thought the story was fantastic and the filming wonderful. Although I think the short sex scenes (only two if I remember correctly) could have been glossed over. I found out later from a friend who had lived in Japan for a number of years that those scenes could have been filmed to shock the Japanese audiences.
Would you like to see an easy link to the trailer for this film? Here you go!
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