Lights, Camera.. Action!

The post which will follow this one, fingers and toes tightly crossed, deserves a bit of a build up.

It’s been much anticipated in some quarters and it has taken me way too long to get on to it. But on the back of the modest achievement of owl recording, and because it’s been far too wet for weeding, I’ve tackled the complexities head on. I just hope the result will be worthy of the wait. Should be finished tomorrow, technology permitting.

Could someone bring popcorn?


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  1. Paul Clancy August 7, 2014 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Pass the popcorn!

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 10:52 pm - Reply

      Yes please!

  2. Sue@GLAllotments August 7, 2014 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Did the owl tell you it was too -wet -to -weed.

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 10:56 pm - Reply

      (holds head in hands..)
      Nice one Sue! 🙂

  3. wherefivevalleysmeet August 7, 2014 at 11:57 am - Reply

    Do I need to bring my 3D glasses, and can I have a seat in the middle?

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 10:59 pm - Reply

      No 3D glasses required, technology is of the basic variety in the sticks. But of course I have reserved you the very best seat in the middle. Just don’t bring a big hat (see below).

  4. Jane and Lance Hattatt August 7, 2014 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Hello Jessica,

    Please may we not be seated behind the woman in a very large hat?

    And, can we join you for pre-show cocktails and nibbles?

    Two wit, too woo……..!!

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 11:01 pm - Reply

      Pre-show cocktails and nibbles sounds an excellent idea. It would be a delight to meet you both.

  5. Amy at love made my home August 7, 2014 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Popcorn….. I will be there will bells on waiting to see this!!! xx

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 11:03 pm - Reply

      You will enjoy it Amy, I hope..

  6. Chloris August 7, 2014 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    To wet to weed? I wish I could say the same. Here, it’s too dry to dig. You need a drill.
    Well clearly we are all agog waiting for the show. I’ m impressed in advance if it has anything that has to do with technology.

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 11:06 pm - Reply

      Chloris, this one has extended my technical expertise (I use the term loosely) to the absolute limit..

  7. Jayne Hill August 7, 2014 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    During the interval, will there be one of those ladies at the front selling little ice-cream pots with tiny wooden spoons?

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 11:07 pm - Reply

      Ahhh, those were the days!!!

      • sustainablemum August 8, 2014 at 5:23 pm - Reply

        If you visit my local cinema that still happens!

        • Jessica August 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm - Reply

          It’s years since I went, I’m totally out of date! Sounds good to me though.

  8. Jo August 7, 2014 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    The anticipation is building.

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 11:07 pm - Reply

      Here too..

  9. snowbird August 7, 2014 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Oh I say…

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 11:11 pm - Reply

      I hope it works..

  10. Vintage Jane August 7, 2014 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Waiting with baited breath …

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 11:12 pm - Reply

      Anything to do with technology has the same effect on me. Especially on rural broadband.

  11. Mark and Gaz August 7, 2014 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Waiting with anticipation!

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 11:13 pm - Reply

      I hope I can live up to it.

  12. frayed at the edge August 7, 2014 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    I’ve got popcorn, I’ve got icecream …… bring on the movie! (I hope it has Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Junior and George Clooney in it!!)

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 11:16 pm - Reply

      George was my first choice, obviously. But he graciously said that he didn’t have the skills for this particular role. So I have engaged new, local talent.

  13. Isabelle August 7, 2014 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    The popcorn is ready at this end – can’t wait! xxx

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 11:17 pm - Reply

      I’m getting worried now. Can expectations be met?

  14. angiesgardendiaries August 7, 2014 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    We might be over subscribe in the popcorn department! I’ll bring the soft drinks, with a hip flask of something stronger for those that partake 😉

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 11:20 pm - Reply

      I think I may need to impound the hip flask. Could you fill it with something from Islay please?

  15. Rosie August 7, 2014 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    Ah, from audio to visual – I’m looking forward to whatever you have in store for us:)

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 11:22 pm - Reply

      I think you will like it..

  16. Charlie@Seattle Trekker August 7, 2014 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Indeed…I am looking forward to a grand show.

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 11:34 pm - Reply

      Just a bit of fun, if it works. I am learning technology as I go along. Why is it no software comes with instructions these days?

  17. SeagullSuzie August 7, 2014 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Now hold on a minute I need the loo before the film starts!

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 11:34 pm - Reply

      Me too. 🙂

  18. Antoinette August 7, 2014 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Oooooh ….[bouncing on sofa in anticipation] popcorn at the ready!

    • Jessica August 7, 2014 at 11:36 pm - Reply

      Don’t lose the popcorn down the sides of the sofa now..

  19. Alain August 8, 2014 at 1:42 am - Reply

    There is an awful build up of expectation. I hope it is not creating too much stress for the firm director!

    • Jessica August 8, 2014 at 7:40 am - Reply

      In this case direction was minimal, the leading players definitely had minds of their own. The producer, on the other hand, now has even more grey hairs.

  20. steph August 8, 2014 at 2:27 am - Reply

    i do hope it’s at least a PG (do you have these ratings in Britain???—it means parental guidance) or a G (general audience)….I plan on bringing my grandkids to the show. (Don’t worry—-they’re primarily coming for the popcorn!)

    • Jessica August 8, 2014 at 7:45 am - Reply

      Fear not, Disney will be clamouring for this one. I will be able to retire next week on the proceeds and maybe even hire a gardener. Oh I wish.

  21. SmallP August 8, 2014 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Ooh waiting with baited breath and a large tumbler of whisky 🙂

    • Jessica August 8, 2014 at 3:50 pm - Reply

      Video is live now, enjoy!

  22. sustainablemum August 8, 2014 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Not being a fan of popcorn, I too will bring a flask, contents required noted 😉

    • Jessica August 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm - Reply


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