Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Did you know?

Anna Bates from Downton Abbey plays Kate in Robin Hood BBC.

Jeremiah Flintwich from Little Dorrit is the father of Allan A Dale from Robin Hood BBC.

Daisy from Downton Abbey plays Drisella in Cinderella.

Ella from Cinderella plays Lady Rose McClare in Downton Abbey.

Lady Violet from Downton Abbey is the mother of Prince John in Robin Hood BBC.

Meg from Robin Hood BBC plays Anastasia from Cinderella.

Will Scarlett from Robin Hood BBC is the great-great-great-grandson of author Charles Dickens.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit is a 2008 British BBC miniseries based on the novel Little Dorrit of Charles Dickens.

The film is about Amy Dorrit, who has lived in the Marshalsea Prison for Debt since her birth, where she takes care of her father William Dorrit. To help her family, consisting of her sister, Fanny, her brother Tip, her uncle Frederick, her father William and herself, she works as a seamstress at Mrs. Clennam, a cranky old woman, who lives in a ramshackle house along with her butler Jeremiah Flintwich, and his wife, Affery.
Eventually, Amy marries Arthur Clennam, the son of Mrs. Clennam, Fanny also marries, and her father and her uncle die.

It is my favorite Charles Dickens movie.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Characters
Downton Abbey.
It is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece.

The series is set in fictional Downton Abbey, a Yorkshire country house. Downton Abbey is the home of Earl and countess of Grantham, along with their children and distant family members. Each series follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family, their friends and their servants during the reign of King George V.

The Crawley family:

Lady Violet Crawley is married to the 6th Earl of Grantham. Their children are Robert and Rosamund. Robert marries Lady Cora. Their children are Lady Mary, Lady Edith and Lady Sybil. Lady Mary marries Matthew Crawley, son of Isobel Crawleyand they have one child, George. Lady Edith sort of marries Michael Gregson, and they have a child, Marigold. Lady Sybil marries Tom Branson and their child is Sybil (named after Sybil, because Sybil dies, after the birth of Sybbie, that's little Sybil).

Thursday, December 24, 2015


When we heard that there would be a Cinderella where Lily James would play in,we wanted to watch it right away. There was magic and a beautiful blue dress. Ella lives with her parents. She is told by her mother to believe in magic. Her mother falls ill and on her deathbed, she tells Ella to ''Have courage and be kind.''. Ella keeps that promise. When her father dies on a travel, her father's second wife, Lady Tremaine, and her two stepsisters Anastasia and Drisella let Ella do all the work of the servants (who are dismissed). Ella has to sleep on the attic. They call her ''Cinder''Ella, because one time her face was full of cinder. I like the song ''Lavender's green, dilly dilly, lavender's blue...''. I'm singing it all the time :-).

Here are some pictures:


Anastasia and Drisella

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Pride & Prejudice

The first time we watched the movie Pride and Prejudice 2005 we were like: So boring!!
But the next time it was my favorite Jane Austen movie. Funny how changeable people can be sometimes.

The movie is about Elizabeth Bennet, who lives with her elder sister Jane, her younger sisters Mary, Kitty and Lydia and her parents on a working farm in rural England. Her mother is anxious to marry off all her five daughters. Well, that nearly succeeds. Elizabeth marries Mr. Darcy, Jane marries Mr. Bingley and Lydia marries Mr. Wickham. Only Kitty and Mary do not marry. Charlotte Lucas, Elizabeth's friend, marries Mr. Collins.

By the way, the film is directed by Joe Wright.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Things I like to do


~I like playing the piano, however, I do not play often
~Watch movies, especially BBC and animated movies.
~Chocolate. Brown, with nuts, all sorts of chocolate (except white chocolate).
~Sitting on the couch with a good book. I love reading!
~Collecting  shells and figurines.
~Pinning on Pinterest.
~Being with my friends.
~Eating yummy things.
~Food Art. It's amazing what you can make of it!
~Monkeys and dolphins. My two favourite animals. But i like all animals, of course.
~I like writing to.
~I also like to look at pictures and gifs of movies.
~I like the spring, when there's blossom and flowers, but i find summer more fun, especially because it is so warm and you can swim.
~When it is my birthday.

Well, that is the end, if i don't write more. ;-)

Disney's Mulan

Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation based on the Chinese legend Fa Mulan. It is directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook, with story by Robert D. San Souci.

After the Huns, led by Shan Yu, invade China, the Chinese emperor begins to command a general mobilization. Each family is given a conscription notice, requiring one man from each family to join the Chinese army. When Fa Mulan hears that her elderly father Fa Zhou, the only man in their family, is once more to go to war, she becomes anxious that her father will not survive. She decides to disguise herself as man to join the war instead of her father. The ancestors order the ''Great Stone Dragon'' to protect Mulan. Mushu, a little dragon, has to wake the ''Great Stone Dragon'', but destroys the ''Great Stone Dragon'' accidentally and goes after Mulan himself to protect her, together with Cricky, a cricket. Mulan is misguided by Mushu in how to behave like a man, and soon their is a fight in the training camp. However, under command of Li Shang, she and her new co-workers at the camp: Yao, Ling and Chien-Po, become skilled warriors. Mushu, desiring to see Mulan succeed, creates a fake order from Shang's father, General Li, ordering Shang to follow him into the mountains. The troops set out to meet General Li and his troops, but arrive at a burnt-out encampment and discover that General Li and his troops are killed by the Huns. As they leave the mountains, they are ambushed by the Huns, but Mulan cleverly uses a cannon to create a avalanchee that buries most of the Huns. Mulan is hurt by Shan-Yu, and is provided by a doctor. The doctor discovers that Mulan is a girl, and tells Shang. Mulan should be killed because of her betrayal, but Shang spares her, because she saved his life. The troops leave, and leave Mulan behind. Mulan discovers that Shan Yu and six of his men are still alive. She tries to warn Shang, but he doesn't believe her anymore. The emperor is kidnapped and Shang, Yao, Ling, Chien-Po and Mulan save him. The emperor rewards her by giving her his medal and Shan-Yu's sword, so Mulan's family and whole of China knows she saved whole of China. Shang comes to Mulan's house to return her helmet. She asks him for dinner, and that is the end of the first movie of Mulan.

There is a Mulan II, but if i tell all that, it would be far to lang (it is actually already very long).

Monday, December 21, 2015


Tangled is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the German fairy tale ''Rapunzel''.

The film tells the story of a young, lost princess with long magical hair who wants to leave her secluded tower. Against her mother's wishes, she accepts the aid of a intruder called Flynn Rider, actually Eugene Fitzherbert, to take her out into the world which she has never seen. Almost at the end, Flynn is going to die, and cuts off Rapunzel's hair. Mother Gothel dies, together with Flynn. Rapunzel's magical tears restores his life. They return to the kingdom, where Rapunzel is re-united with her father and mother, the king and queen. Flynn is pardoned for his crimes.

Flynn Rider (Eugene Fitzherbert)




Sunday, December 20, 2015

Robin Hood BBC

First time we wanted to watch Robin Hood BBC, we all said: ''No, not Robin Hood!'', but later we liked it very much. Some of us didn't want to watch Robin Hood because of the image, but I didn't want to look it because i thaught it would be just as all the Robin Hood's we had watched. Bloody and boring. But it was just exciting and fun.
Also love the music!! I always listen to it on the computer.

Robin Hood BBC. Created by Dominic Minghella and Foz Allan. 2006.

Here are some of the characters:

 Lucy Griffiths (10 October 1986) as Lady Marian of Knighton. Her father: Sir Edward of Knighton, is the formal sheriff. They live in Knighton Hall, untill Guy of Gisborne burns their house in season 2, after Marian left him at the altar. Her father is put in the dungeons and Marian stays in the castle and can't get out, because she has house arrest. I wish they did'nt kill her off in the end of season 2. It is so sad!:-(

Robin of Locksley aka Jonas Armstrong (1 January 1981). He has returned to England after five years fighting in the Third Crusade. He becomes a outlaw to help and protect the villagers, together with his gang: Little John, Much, Allan A Dale, Will Scarlett, Djaq and later Tuck and Kate. It is sad he had to die in the end.

Allan A Dale played by Joe Armstrong(7 October 1978). In the first episode, he was about to have his fingers cut off, and tries to lie himself a way out of it. He escapes, but later gets caught by the sheriff's men and has to hang. Robin and Much save him. In the second season, he betrays the gang. Robin finds out, and Allan helps the sheriff and Guy of Gisborne. At the end of season 2, he comes back to the gang. And that he died is sad too.

Sam Troughton( 21 March 1977) as Much.
Much is a formal servant of Robin Hood, but because of his services to Robin, he is no longer a servant of him. But Much still calls Robin: master. He likes food. And is very funny and a loyal friend.

Djaq, Safiya played by Anjali Jay.
Djaq is a Saracen girl using her dead brothers name as a alias. Her real name is Safiya. She knows a lot about drinks, poison, deception, disguises and other. At the end of season 2, she stays, along with Will Scarlett, in the Holy Land, with a friend of her uncle. It is a pity she doesn't come back, with Will, later in the third season.

Little John aka Gordon Kennedy(22 February 1958).
Little John is the leader of a band of outlaws in Sherwood Forest, but later joins Robin Hood's gang. In the first episode, he ties Robin, Much and Allan to a tree. Will loosens them and they tie, at their turn, Little John, Roy and some other men attached to each other. Little John has a wife, Alice, and a son, who is also named Little John.

 David Harewood(8 December 1965) as Friar Tuck.
In the first episode of season 3, Tuck, a spiritual preacher, arrives in England with a boat, with the meaning to meet Robin Hood. He helps him to get over his loss, and becomes a part of the gang. He can be funny sometimes but also a little bit stubborn.

 Kate played by Joanne Froggatt(23 August 1980).
Kate is a Locksley villager. Her brother, Matthew, is taken by the sherrif to become a guard. Robin Hood and his men tries to free the men, but failes. Robin pretends he is a villager, and helps them loosen their chains. Kate tells Guy of Gisbourne that Robin Hood is among the villagers, on the condition that he doesn't hurt er brother, Matthew. Robin wants to attack him with all together, but Guy of Gisbourne threatens he will kill Kate, if one of them moves. Matthew tries to rescue Kate, but is killed by Guy of Gisbourne. Kate blaims Robin. Later, she has to be with his gang, because the new tax collecter saw her along with Robin Hood's gang. The tax collecter is later killed, so Kate can return to her mother and sister. But she does not. She stays with Robin's gang and becomes a outlaw. I don't like her.

Harry Lloyd(17 November 1983) as Will Scarlett.
Will lives with his father and his brother, Luke in Locksley. He is about to be hanged, but Robin and Much save him. He becomes one of their gang. His father and his brother go to Scarborough, where they will be safe. Later, Will meets his father and brother again, when they are trapped in one of the traps of Robin's gang. His father is killed by the sherrif's men, on the sherrifs order, when he says that there is no pestulance, but that the villagers are poisoned.

Sherrif Vazey aka Keith Allen (2 September 1953).  He is the new sherrif of Nottingham. The sherrif plots to kill King Richard as leader of the Black Knights, who wish to place Prince John on the throne. The sherrif constantly tries to kill or capture Robin and his outlaws for interfering in his scheme to take over England. On Robin's birthday, the sherrif goes to the Holy Land, together with Guy of Gisborne. The sherrif hears from Guy of Gisborne that Marian is the Nightwatchman, after she tried to kill him. He takes Marian with him. Later, in season 3, Guy of Gisborne stabs him, and Gisborne thinks he killed the sherrif, but in the last two episodes the sherrif comes back with a whole army and Byzantine fire. The castle explodes, with him in it. He is very funny, but also cruel.

Guy of Gisborne played by Richard Armitage (22 August 1971). He is the sherrif's second in command, and has a hold over Marian. He often puts Marian in a difficult position, even forced her to marry him. She says yes, under duress. But at the altar, she leaves him. Guy of Gisborne is very mad about this, and burns her house. In the last episode of season 2, he kills Marian. By killing the sherrif for Prince John, he becomes sherrif. But only briefly. Isabella uses her influence to replace him and puts Gisborne in prison. Gisborne works together with Robin to take revenge on Isabella. He is stabbed by the sherrif and Isabella at the end of the last episode of season 3.

Lara Pulver (1 September 1980) as Isabella of Gisborne.
Isabella is the younger sister of Guy of Gisborne, whom he had married off to a man for the money. She ran away from her husband and is haunted by his men. She meets Robin and helps him through the castle. When she discovers that Robin does not want to realiza their dream, she gets angry. She asks Archer to set a trap. But it failed ultimately because Archer regrets that he did it. Like the sherrif, she was in the castle when it exploded.
I do not like her at all!!

Prince John aka Toby Stephens (21 april 1969).
Prince John wants to take over the throne from his brother, King Richard. He appears in three episodes of season 3, succesfully exploiting the rift between Gisborne and the sherrif. He is such a...drama king. Like on the picture right from the script.

The End.