one: falcon vintage print
two: pocket watch (for the ‘reset!’)
three: peculiar children found photo
four: bronze bee hairclips! (‘put your net on!)
five: tougher than the rest (because you can see monsters…)
six: swan planters, for Miss Peregrine’s sitting room
seven: Blackpool charm bracelet (because ‘the loop!’)
Last night we went to see Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.
Have you seen it?
It’s the latest Tim Burton flick. We had all been having a rough trot at one time or another (all good now!), so we thought we’d go and see a movie, eat our body weight in popcorn and have late night Chinese food after that.
I am so glad we did.
I have not read the book (Ari has, and of course says it’s heaps better than the film) but it didn’t matter. I needed nothing more than to sit in front of a creepy, lovely, monster filled fairy tale and lose myself for a while as people spilt popcorn and coke on me.
Some critics have said this film misses the mark, but I honestly really enjoyed myself watching it. We all liked it, actually… We did that thing where you go ‘That was good!’ and press your lips together into a sort of Muppet face and nod slowly.
Afterwards we had Chinese and marvelled at the very cheerful waiter who knew every dish we’d ordered, just from telling him the item number on the menu. He poured us 127 cups of tea and I had 273 spoonfuls of chilli on my food. Well…
We ate quite a lot, grabbed some BBQ pork buns to go and trotted out into the rainy night to find our way home to the warm, and warm beds – almost tripping over a girl who was avoiding tripping over a Staffordshire terrier that was lingering in the doorway of the restaurant. Because BBQ meats.
Nice. All in all, I would say highly recommended. The Chinese food, the rainy feasting AND the movie.
As you can see I did a little bit of a Miss Peregrine inspired whip about on Etsy while I was thinking about all the little details. If you haven’t seen the film, it might not make much sense. If you have you will be in on it all.
Maybe you want to see it, actually? (Don’t take timid types or kids under 10, though… because scary characters.) Or read the book? (I do!)