Like everyone else in Dublin this evening, my plans had to be curtailed because less than an inch of snow fell and the whole city went into chaos mode. I guess everyone was a bit paranoid after what happened last year. Bad memories of 7 hour long tail backs on the M50, cars abandoned in the phoenix park, children starving in fields (ok maybe not the last bit), drove us all out of our offices early and onto the footpath or into the jam packed rail services. I took off on foot and got home grand (TG as the mother would say..I’ll let you work that one out yourself) – 10 minutes longer than it would normally take me.
Anyways, I was supposed to go to see Sherlock Holmes this evening, but because the buses weren’t running (they threw their toys out of their pram along with all the passengers on their buses when Dublin City Council refused to grit the roads), I had to walk home while it was bright enough to see what was ice and what wasn’t!!!
It’s a pity because I’ve heard conflicting reports about it, one person said it was a bit crap and someone else told me it was great. I’m imagining it’s going to be “so so” based on an average of those reviews! I was intending on going to see it over Christmas, but went to Nowhere Boy instead which was a great decision. The movie, which focuses on John Lennon early teenage years before the Big B is even mentioned (actually the word is never even mentioned in the movie as far as I recall…good choice!), is really terrific, not in terms of music, but really in terms of the relationships which he has with both his aunt (superbly played by Kristen Scott Thomas) and his mother. It is heart breaking yet incredibly warm and entertaining. My companion said it was a “lovely film” … it was going to point out the oedipus complexities between rising star Aaron Johnson’s young Lennon and Anne Marie Duff’s skitty newfound mother but decided not to spoil the moment!!!
Anyways, fingers crossed the snow will subside and we’ll all get back to normal soon. I plan on getting to Mr Holmes over the weekend – hope it’s worth the wait!