Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I must apologise. . .

. . .for the drought of posts! And unfortunately I can't airily assure you that there will be loads more posts in the next few weeks. We'll be going away for about a month in a few days, and I probably won't get much blogging done during our trip. Maybe the occasional update here and there, but that will probably be all. :-(

There might time be a post or two before we leave - we'll see.

Hope you're all well! 


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Two lovely awards :-)

~Sisters in Faith Award~

Thank you so much, Gae, for this award. :-) 

The rules are:

1. You need to pass it on :)
2. Pass it to several sisters who have been with you on your blog(s) from the beginning or almost beginning of your blogging days.
3. Pass it on to at least one new sister in faith.
4. Be sure to give the links to their blogs.

I award:


A big thank you and cyberhugs to these wonderful bloggers who have been around from almost the very beginning of Ribbons of Light - I think Theresa was the first person ever to leave a comment! 

And right now I can't think of anyone who fits the third category - sorry! 

The Beyond Your Imagination Award

1. List 8 stories or books that you would like to live in (for two weeks?)

1. The Chronicles of Narnia
2. Pride and Prejudice
3. The Lord of the Rings
4. Anne of Green Gables
5. The Lost Baron
6. Christy
7. Lorna Doone
8. Through the Looking-Glass

2. List 8 other bloggers who deserve this award

Only 8??


Okay, I cheated. . . What a fun award! Thanks, Nibs!

3. Comment on their blog, and tell them they won an award

Shall do. . .

Friday, February 12, 2010

Jane Eyre 2011 cast continues to take shape. . .

*Hat-tip to BronteBlog*.

Several new names have been reported in connection with Jane Eyre 2011 in the Hollywood Reporter:


Dame Judi Dench as Mrs. Fairfax;


Jamie Bell as St John Rivers;

Persuasion 2007

Sally Hawkins as Mrs. Reed;


and Imogen Poots - probably as Blanche Ingram.

My thoughts: Judi Dench as Mrs. Fairfax - awesome! :-D

I don't know much about Jamie Bell, but he looks about right for the part of St John - his blond, boyish looks should contrast well with Michael Fassbender's darker, rougher features.

Sally Hawkins as Mrs. Reed is an interesting choice, to say the least! Sally is a great actress, and will no doubt pull it off, but I have to say my first thoughts were that she seems way too young, thin, and attractive to play Mrs. Reed!

Imogen Poots - pleeeease, not another blonde Blanche Ingram!! Blanche is described in the book as being dark, exotic, and very tall. In almost all of the movie adaptations I have seen, she is portrayed as the stereotypical mean, dumb, blonde villainess. *Heavy sigh*. Let's hope that Miss Poots has actually been cast as Rosamund Oliver, NOT Blanche Ingram.


I had seen this. . . 

And this. . . 


But this????


Well, if it's going to get more teens to read Shakespeare, Austen, and Emily Bronte, then I suppose it's a good thing. BUT if Wuthering Heights' greatest merit is the fact that it is "Bella and Edward's favourite book". . . good grief. . .

Have a closer look here, here, and here. Be sure to check out the back cover blurbs and the "extras" at the end of each book, featuring such interesting anecdotes as "What if Romeo and Juliet lived today and were on Facebook?".

And just in case you've been living on a different planet for the last couple of years and have no idea what I'm rabbiting on about:


Monday, February 8, 2010

A Damsel's Daybook X

A Damsel's Daybook

Outside my window. . . a typical hot, humid, summer morning. At least there is some cloud cover, so the sun is not so brutal as it sometimes is.

I am thinking about. . . Oliver Twist! I have finally reached the climax of the book. . . Bill Sykes is now dead, Monks is caught, and Fagin is about to be hanged. . . what a dark, violent book! As with all Dickens, however, there is always a glimmer of light in the midst of the darkness.

From the kitchen. . . nothing right now.

I am creating. . . a weird, totally useless crocheted thingummy out of  hideously-coloured cotton. Because I felt like crocheting something. . . 

I am reading. . . just finishing Oliver Twist, then I have 5 days in which to re-read Jane Eyre before book club on Saturday. AAAHHH!!

I am hearing. . . siblings playing outside, sparrows chirping their little heads off, cicadas ZZIZIZZZZing.

I am hoping. . . as I said above, to read Jane Eyre in 5 days.

I am planning. . . nothing. . .

I am wearing. . . one of my new tiered skirts, and a brown top. . .

Around the house. . . typical [home]school day - schoolwork, playing, talking. . .

My wish of the week. . . that I would grow as a person. How much can your character 'grow' in one week? One millimetre? How do you measure character, anyway?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Pride and Prejudice 2005

I am honoured that Aurora from The Secret Dreamworld of a Jane Austen Fan has included me in a series of Austen-related interviews she has been posting on her blog! Read my interview here.