Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Royal family in New Zealand.


Princes William and Catherine are in New Zealand with baby George.  
What fun I will have in the next few weeks watching for pictures to come across the web;
pictures of the happy couple and mostly to see what Catherine is wearing.

I call her Catherine because I have heard that is what she prefers....but Kate is easier isn't it?

George is an earnest baby, isn't he?















Here is George looking the happiest I have seen him.  I would spend all day trying to get that boy to giggle.  Wouldn't you?










This is the nanny, her name is Maria.  She does not look like much fun.  
She does not spend the day trying to get Georgie to giggle.



I watched Saving Mr. Banks yesterday.  I didn't love it.  The story telling was slow and sad.  Mrs. Travers was very unlikeable.   It was too long a wait to get to any joy whatsoever. I did however really like the last half hour.  Isn't that strange....I loved two movies that were much more depressing and dysfuntional than this one....but this one just didn't work.  (August Osage Co and Nebraska)  
Go figure.

I wanted to like it.  But I didn't.


Encourage one another,
Donna













29 comments:

  1. I hope that the nanny for the baby is nicer than we are imagining her to be based on that picture. My sister in law always looks a little mean and stiff, but she is lovely with her children : ). Personally, non smilers drive me crazy. Life is way too short not to smile as much as possible.

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  2. You find the best photos to share of the royal couple and George. He's adorable. I just want to pinch his cheeks. ;)

    Look up the real story about Walt Disney and Pamela Travers. I always do that if I haven't read a book before seeing the movie. She wasn't crying from happiness at the movie premiere it seems.

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    1. I know. her heart is still broken for losing her dad when she was young. Disney tries to make it right for her...by redeeming Mr. Banks in the end...by flying the kite. A girl with a broken heart...an old woman with a broken spirit. Sad.

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    2. I have not seen it yet, but hope to soon. I will read up, Southern Gal. I want to love it - especially since I adore Tom Hanks (who doesn't?) and Emma Thompson too.

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    3. My daughter did not like the movie at all. She doesn't do depressing well. And I don't want to give too much away, but it was at the one tense part with her mother that did my daughter in. That part happened later and not when they had it in the movie. That doesn't make sense without giving something away so I'll just let it go!

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  3. Hello! I have been looking at photos on FB of the Cambridges ;-) and their darling boy.

    Side note: I was blessed to be able to visit New Zealand in 1975 with my parents and grandma - my dad was invited to come and preach - and it was amazing.

    But back to this darling baby - I would be kissing those chubby wrists all day long and trying to get him to giggle :-)

    If I were a mama that needed a nanny, Nanny Maria is exactly the kind I would choose; she looks capable and stern. My child would always prefer ME!! Hehe

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    1. Perhaps that is the strategy, Susan. I know William and Harry had a tough nanny.

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    2. Well, and let the nanny be older,and not a looker so there's NO concern about any hanky panky. I am JUST sayin'.

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    3. I totes agree

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  4. Anonymous10:06 AM

    Seems like such a fairytale life. I'm sure it isn't, but I catch myself staring and dreaming of what their life is like. I swoon over Kate's wardrobe and George is adorable.

    Thanks for the laughs and the movie review. he he he

    Sarah P. from Iowa

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  5. sonjasunshine11:17 AM

    I have been watching and waiting for you to post about the royal family in New Zealand. Love to hear your opinions and to know that I'm not the only one caught up in the fairy tale!
    I agree with Susan about the nanny strategy. I would do the same - let the nanny be the bad guy!

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  6. Anonymous11:36 AM

    I totally agree, Donna. I didn't like Saving Mr. Banks either. My husband and I went to see it with my sister and her husband, all expecting to love it, and I just didn't. Mrs. Travers was way, way too horrible. The only part I enjoyed at all were the songwriters and how they came up with the tunes that became so famous. Thank you for posting baby George pictures. I have been dying to see what he looks like now. Adorable! What a darling and so much like one of my sons at that age with the hair cowlick on one side in front and big dark eyes.

    Debbie Z.

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  7. Anonymous11:45 AM

    I love William, Kate and George. Truly.

    Totally agree with you about how unlikeable Mrs. Travers was in the film, but I liked it anyway (in spite of it being just a touch too long). She was such a flawed, wounded soul. My heart ached for her. The glimpse into Mr. Disney’s world, the spirited songwriters and her wonderful driver helped make it for me. :)

    Mary Z


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  8. I liked Paul Giamatti very much in this.

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  9. It seems like that second photo you posted of Baby George reminds me of his dad in a photo from whenever ago.
    And based on your post and the comments, I am glad that when I had the choice between Frozen and Mr. Banks I picked Frozen :)

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  10. I've had to look at these pictures several times...for the gorgeous clothes first. The buttons on the red! The pleats and the sleeves on the dress! Such perfect details.

    And then I look at that cute baby. And doesn't Catherine look perfect with a baby in her arms? I truly hope they are as happy as they look. William certainly looks happier than his grumpy dad ever did (-:

    Fun post!

    Love,
    DI

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  11. Anonymous4:01 PM

    If only you could take his photograph, I know George would smile! Our little grandson is so serious when he is out, but at home and with us he is always smiling. George has such sweet pink cheeks, very much like his dad's. And, her dresses and coat are so beautiful. I heard that she is using British designers, but also some designers from the local areas they are visiting. Wonder if that is true? Thanks for the update! love and prayers, jep

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  12. THanks Donna BOo..you just saved me the Sad. I don't need sad. :)
    Baby Prince is a chubby wubby wonderful baby

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  13. Your comment on the nanny...bahahahahaha!! I think you are correct. ;)

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  14. thank you for the heads up Mrs. Banks! I have been wanting to watch it only because of Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, but if it is depressing, I'd rather do without. :-\

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  15. Oh rats on the movie! I was hoping it would be a good rental. I'm not a movie watcher -- esp. ones that are big downers. Bummer....

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  16. Anonymous7:10 AM

    I saw The Incredible Mr. Limpett on tv Sunday and thought of you. Didn't we love this movie?
    Claire

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  17. I didn't really enjoy Saving Mr. Banks either. In real life Mrs. Travers was not a nice person. She adopted one child and failed to adopt the child's twin. Not nice.

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