I was heading for lunch my with former supervisor at my old job. It was great fun catching up with my dear friend, learning about all her activities since she retired and hearing about her various family members, many of whom I know. It was also great fun gossiping about "that place" where we both used to work. Her twin sister still works at "that place" and I still have contacts there too. Yes, I do gossip occasionally. I think it was therapeutic for us to talk about the job for which we share the same feelings.
After lunch she had to go do family things, so I went to the movie "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" with Cate Blanchett reprising her role of Queen Elizabeth I. Being a true Anglophile I enjoyed the costumes, the castles, and the intrigues (poor Elizabeth has to deal with both the Spanish plan to invade England and the plot to assassinate her by supporters of Mary Queen of Scots.)
Cate does indeed tear up a lot of scenery as Elizabeth, but I spent most of my time watching Clive Owen as Sir Walter Raleigh. He is on my "hottie" list, for sure. I'm quite sure the screenwriter took great liberties with the plot. I DO NOT think Sir Walter was instrumental in helping Sir Frances Drake defeat the Spanish Armada. My English friends will know, but I still had great fun watching the movie.
Speaking of hotties, I was thrilled to see a trailer for a holiday movie featuring two of my favorite hotties. "P. S. I Love You," to be released in December, stars both Gerard Butler, shown below with Hilary Swank, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, shown with Swank in the bottom photo. Yes, I am a true, irrepressible romantic.
On my way home I stopped in a new little shop near my house called Ambiance. When I had been at my friend Kathy's book club cum Halloween party on Thursday night she had many lit candles, which added such a warm, glowing ambiance to her home. At Ambiance I found a tall candle holder with decorative metal that reminded me of the Elizabethan-type carvings I had just seen in the movie.
After that it was home where I found my Halloween swap box, then to some reading in bed with my doggies snuggling against me, then a dinner of Alaskan king crab with melted butter. It was on sale at a great price recently, and I used my rain check today. The crab was succulent and the wine was mellow.
All in all, a perfect day.
P. S. There was no photo below. I don't know how that got there, and don't know how to get rid of it either.