Monday, 21 January 2013

Am I Blue?

Today is Blue Monday. So called because it is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year according to Dr Cliff Arnall and a survey credited to Cardiff University. However, this article in The Guardian refutes the science and questions whether Arnall was indeed associated with Cardiff University. But true or not it does seem to have entered the annals for mental health. This is evidenced by the Counselling Directory who are quoting it on their blog.

Having said all that I don't know about you but my day has been ok but it hasn't been without it's disappointments. As I told you yesterday we were due to see my sister-in-law but we had a heavy fall of snow during the night which resulted in

and meant we were unable to do that. So instead we spent the morning watching the wonderful Fred Astaire with Leslie Caron in Daddy Long Legs.

The film is not perfect but Fred is sublime. My OH is not a big musical fan. He is very proud of a story he tells of him being on leave from the army. He was at a loose end so he decided to go and see the then big hit South Pacific. 

According to him he walked out of the cinema after about thirty minutes thinking this is complete tosh! So when I say he'll watch any film with Fred Astaire in you'll understand just how special Fred Astaire is. To say we were enthralled by the movie is too strong but we laughed, sang along, joked about the set pieces and were gobsmacked by some of the unconscious racism. By the end of it we were anything but blue in fact we were both beaming from ear to ear.

After lunch we went for a  good walk with the dogs. The pavements were a bit treacherous in places but we enjoyed the exercise. On our return I had a message from Cineworld to say they were refunding me for the tickets I'd had to waste on the 17th because of the bad weather. I was delighted. So there you are it's been quite a good day and not really blue at all.

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