Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Baba Marta has arrived! :)

Yes, we celebrated Baba Marta on Sunday, March 1st, which means that the winter is over...:) And I'm not going to miss it at all, because I'm more than ready for spring!:)

Well, I guess it's time to finally tell you about my life in the past few weeks...:)

February was a nice month...:) On February 19th and 20th I attended a Child Rights seminar organized by the project ‘Attorneys in Protection of Child Rights’. The lecturers were very interesting and open for discussion… I learned a lot and of course it was very nice to meet some colleagues…:) So I enjoyed this seminar to the fullest! ) 

I saw only seven movies in February – ‘Higher Ground’ /it was interesting in the beginning but then I became confused and lost... So there was some disappointment in the end.../, ‘Seeking Justice’ /I liked the idea of the movie, the beginning was promising, but then it got rather dull and in the end it turned out to be just the next mediocre movie with Nicolas Cage...:( Such a pity!/, ‘Drive’ /nothing special…/, ‘Hope Springs’ /I just loved this movie!:) It was sweet, fresh and funny…:) And it was great to see that Colin Firth can actually be so amusing...:)/, ‘The Angels’ Share’ /the only thing about this movie I really liked, was the end.../, ‘Lincoln’ /I really wanted to like this movie, because I love history and Daniel Day-Lewis is one of my most favourite actors... He did a great job indeed /and definitely deserved his Oscar:)/ but the movie was going too slow for my liking... I guess I was just expecting too much.../ and ‘Anna Karenina’/at first I was confused and even irritated by this unusual interpretation of Tolstoy's masterpiece… Then, however, the story grabbed me and didn't let me go until the end... I found myself thinking about the movie long after it had finished, which, I guess, says enough...:)/.

February turned out to be a great month for reading as I read three books – a real record for me…:) The first one was ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ by Michael Connelly and I greatly enjoyed this book - it was well written, interesting, easy to read and difficult to put down...:) And much better than the movie!:) Needless to say, I'll search out the other books of the series too...:) The next book was ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker, which is the second book of my 19th Century Golden Books Collection... To be honest, I wasn't much impressed by it as I don't like vampires... Luckily it wasn't as scary as I expected, though, and it was a small book, so I was able to finish it off rather quickly…:) And the last book was ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’ by J.K.Rowling… It was recommended to me by Minnie and it was so good that I finished it in less than 12 hours... It was easy to read, yet full of wisdom...:) Two thumbs up!:)

The first March weekend was a long one /four days/ because March 3rd /Tuesday/ was Bulgaria's national holiday /Liberation Day/ and the government had decided to give the Monday off as well /but we should work on one Saturday, March 21st, instead/....:) Our family enjoyed the long weekend to the fullest!:) It was great to spend some quality time together...:) My husband and Minnie will stay in Plovdiv by the end of this week /they took the entire week off/, so it will be wonderful to have them here a little longer...:)

So far I've seen only two movies in March - 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' /I liked it less than the previous Hunger Games movie, but I guess it was simply because there wasn't much action and excitement... Still, I'm sure the final part will be full of breath-taking moments again...:)/ and 'Burlesque' /Great entertainment!:) And incredible Christina Aguilera!:) I can never have enough of her amazing voice!:)/. Of course, the month has just begun, so I guess I'll be able to catch up with movie watching pretty soon!:)