Imagine Me and You

“You’re a wanker number nine!”

Ever thought, “D’ya know what, I’m in the mood for a lesbian romance.” You have! Excellent. Then read on.

Imagine Me and You is a great wee film. I caught the end of it in work one day and was so intrigued I had to buy it to watch the rest, and I’m so glad I did. I won’t go into too much detail, as I don’t want to give too much away (plus, to be honest, I don’t have a lot of extra info to go into), but it opens with Rachel (Piper Perabo) and Heck (Matthew Goode) getting married. But as she’s going up the aisle Rachel spots Luce (Lena Headey) her florist through the congregation, and it’s pretty much love at first sight.

The rest of the film is a beautifully crafted blossoming romance, surrounded by the problems of being married and falling in love with someone else (who just happens to be a woman), with everyone involved trying to do ‘the right thing’ (often in opposition to what they really want to do), and all of them eventually coming to terms with what they have to do (be it go for the romance, quit and move on, or just stop being such an arse).

Writer/director Ol Parker managed to do a great deal with so many little moments like the one above, and he’s presented us with a lovely little film that I guarantee will warm your cockles. It’s a love story, pure and simple. The fact that’s it’s between two girls is you the spice that gives this familiar recipe it’s unique flavour.

Warning: This film will make you want to live in Primrose Hill, have charming posh friends and run a florists. 😉

Handing over the big comedy cheque

Well, after 2 months of fund raising and moustache growing I finally handed over the big comedy cheque to the London Tropical Zoo on Friday.

handing over the comedy cheque

The lovely fella I’m shaking hands with is Tony, whose family owns and operates the zoo. I didn’t catch the name of the snake, though he did whisper it in my ear (as you can see).

I was well chuffed with the cheque. I made it myself with a lot of free-hand type and designing on the fly. Came out pretty nice in the end I reckon.

big comedy cheque

I raised a total of £377 cash (which in real terms becomes £473:46 after they claim the tax back). Not bad for a bit of facial hair and loads of support from a lovely bunch of people (and by that I mean YOU).

Thank you everyone who made a donation. I was honestly amazed to not only reach but surpass my target, and that’s all thanks to my friends and family for supporting me so generously. You’re the best.

Winner of the cookies was Steve Arnold, one of my Tai Chi compadres, and the prize for the largest donation went to the lovely Rikki Hale who lives in Phoenix, Arizona (how international is that!). She’s received her goodie pack along with my heartfelt thanks and I’m happy to say she seems to like it all. What Steve thinks of his cookies remains to be seen. 😉

Gracias amigos, for all your help. It’s been a good laugh. 🙂