Tag Archives: 2018

“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” (2018) Movie On Netflix — Outstanding, Heartwarming & Funny.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, I loved it. But, then again it was like bespoke for I. All the elements that appeal: British, historical, pigs, books, London & islands.

Great story. Haven’t checked whether it is based on a true story. But, the German occupation of Guernsey was very real & painful. This story very could have happened even if the name of the Society is a tad contrived.

I even recognized — & even more surprisingly correctly placed two of the cast. That is very unusual for I.

Yes, I am sure it is not for everyone. But, if you are into WWII period drama, literature, humor, pigs & a bit of romance you can’t go wrong. Yes, it is predictable, but that doesn’t detract. SMILE.

I enjoyed it. Not sure it can be repeated per se.


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Alton (NH) Property Tax For 2021 Is Up 11.5%, But Lower Than It Was In 2019!

by Anura Guruge


As soon as I saw the property tax bill today (which was late (by the way)), I knew at once that the rate had gone up. My payment was up close to $500.

So, I checked my past bills. It sure had gone up compared to last year; 13.95% vs 12.51%,

But, I was surprised & humbled to see that it had been 13.99% in 2018. I checked what I had paid that December. It was a tad higher than what I owe next month. Smile. C’est  la vie.

So to I, the question is not why did it go up this year — but why did it GO DOWN the year before.

Next year, with COVID, things could be very different. Just a thought.


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Roman (Vatican) Curia, With Names (In English), At-A-Glance, by Br. César J. Tobón — August 2020.

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Br. César J. Tobón now (for the first time)
does an English version.

August 2020


October 2019 for COMPARISON
(in Italian).


Copyright of this beautiful document belongs to Br. César J. Tobón.

This is an update to the October 2019 chart. Lots of valuable information.

We also have the March 2019 chart, the October 2018 chart, the October 2017 chart, & the October 2016 version. Check those to see how the posts have changed.

Also please check the wonderful Consistory images by Br. César J. Tobón.


Click on icon to download the October 2019 images as a small (clean) PDFs.


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New Hampshire “Lady Slippers” 2020 — Pink, Day II.

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Only 3 that have flowered — so far.

2nd day they have been pink.

I have spotted a few other plants closeby, but no flowers on them yet.

So, this is today’s, i.e., May 20, picture. Enjoy.


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New Hampshire “Lady Slippers” 2020 — Starting To Turn Pink.

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As promised I have been checking on them daily. Today, for the first time, I could see the pink. Still quite faint.

I am sure the color will kick-in, fast, over the next few days.

I will take pictures, promise.

I go by everyday and invariably have a phone/camera with I.

These are the only ones I have seen so far in 2020.


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“Lady Slippers”, 2020, New Hampshire, — Still Green.

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lady slippers green


Kind of pre-bloom.

Very green.

But, I now know where to look. Have been keeping an eye for the last few days.

First time I spotted the blooms. 

I go by ‘here’ at least twice a day. SMILE.


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‘A Dark Place’ (2018) Movie — Taut, Certainly ‘Dark’, Quite Gripping & Watchable.

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Don’t think it is a date movie, unless both of you like slow-burn, murder-crime dramas. Kind of has the feel of ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri‘ but at a much slower pace, darker and with no humor, whatsoever.

It is well done. The whole movie has an intentional creepy feel. That kind of keeps you engrossed. Fairly simple, but non-obvious storyline. I wasn’t sure what to expect. But, I am glad I watched and it kept me engaged. A great study of an autistic personality.

I liked it. If you like dark, taut murder mysteries — purposefully shot to be slow-paced — you will enjoy this. I watched it, free, on Amazon Prime. But, it is on YouTube too.


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Teischan Is Adding ‘Poi Balls’ & A ‘Lighted Wand’ To Her Hula Hoop Repertoire.

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First of all NOTICE that it is January 10, 2020, in New Hampshire
and that she is in a T-shirt and 5:30pm!

Yes, it was 60F!


A lighted wand was one of the Christmas presents she requested along with 3 other hula hoops.

I researched and found the ‘poi balls‘. That was a surprise. She likes them, as I knew she would. I got two sets — one for the family (i.e., I) as well, but she has appropriated that set too. That is OK. SMILE. I know where they are and she lets me play with her toys. She knows which way her bread is buttered.

Smile.

Fun.

Keeps her happy.

This was the first time she was able to go outside and do it.



Hula Hoop collection and my custom holder for them.


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Somebody Already Setup & Ready For Advent 2019 — Hours Ahead Of December.

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Advent 2019 Guruge household


There are 5 Lego Advent calendars here — 4 set-up and the 5th, which was tree decorations, already hung on the tree. This represents the last 5 years worth of Lego advent calendars. At 13 I thought, mistakenly, that she wouldn’t want a Lego and instead would want an ‘adult’ one (e.g., jewelry).

I was WRONG. I was told off in no uncertain terms. She claims she is not too old. So, of course, I got her one. And an jewelry one — and a chocolate one. Actually two, one for the 19-year old too. She doesn’t do Advent!


2019 Advent.
SMILE.

2019 advent Lego calendar


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The First 2019 Christmas Trees In Place (Partially Lit) — 8 Days Earlier Than Last Year; Two More To Go.

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She has an even SMALLER one on her desk.



Teischan (12), unashamedly, lives for Christmas — and has for most of her life, once she worked out what it was all about.

She starts talking about Christmas in September!

When she was younger we could dictate as to when preparations for Christmas would come. But, starting last year she has taken matters into her own hands. When she was little we waited until at least the first week of December before we started.

For the last couple of years she can do it ALL without help. She can — and will — put out all the lights by herself.

She knows where HER artificial tree is stored and can go get it and set it up by herself.

Last year she set it up on November 17. The previous year it was November 27. At this rate she will have her tree up in October of next year!

She still has to wait for us to get the real trees. But, she will start nagging soon.


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