Adventures, Uncategorized

New Title, New Blog!

Dear Followers,

A few years ago, we ceased our activity on Confessions of a Fancy Nerd. However, recently, we decided to start all over again. It’s the same idea, us writing about what we love—everything popular culture—but with a new title and new blog. So we are now calling ourselves The Fancy Nerds. Please follow us in our new online place of residence! Just click the image below, and you will be taken to it! Thanks so much!

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Books, Movies/TV series, Uncategorized

Saving Mr Banks Review

Mary Poppins is my favourite childhood character. For a few years I wanted to be her when I grew up, after that I just wanted to play her if I ever had to play a lead role in a movie! So when I saw there was a movie about the author and how the Mary Poppins movie came to be made, despite the author being reluctant, I had to see it.

Mrs Travers as portrayed in SaMary Poppins movie coverving Mr Banks is a most adorable character. She is British, proper and respectable. The story behind her stiff character is revealed alongside the story of the development of the script of the Mary Poppins movie.

As a young girl she slowly watches her fantastical father (played admirably by Colin Farrell – previously not on my radar) disintegrate into drink & illness. It becomes clear that when P L Travers says the the characters in her books are family, she means these characters are based upon her family, this is why she held so tightly to her story.

It is a beautifully told, amazingly acted movie. Emma Thompson is superb – she displays the heart within the tough old bird. In refusing to let Mr Banks be a horrid man and Mary Poppins to become a singing joke, she is protecting the legacy of two precious adults from her childhood.

Mary Poppins She WroteTo name only two others from the excellent cast – Tom Hanks played an awesome Walt Disney and the young Pamela, “Ginty”, was astounding – Annie Rose Buckley has a tremendous career ahead of her.

I’ve had to put the biography, Mary Poppins She Wrote, which inspired this movie, on my to-read list!

I’d definitely recommend this movie, especially if you also grew up watching or reading Mary Poppins, or if you just have an interest in biography.

Fancy, Uncategorized

On Parties

I went to an engagement party this weekend. I straightened my hair and everything, which is why I now have a photo in my About page.

Image from http://www.zazzle.co.nz
Image from http://www.zazzle.co.nz

It was a beautiful, outdoor, afternoon tea for a gathering of 100. I went because I quite like the bride-to-be. For a couple of hours, I enjoyed small talk, a few fancy snacks and a big catch up with a friend I hadn’t seen in ages. It was fabulous, for me.

I have organised many big events in my work-life and I can tell you that they are stressful, there is plenty to do and the work doesn’t end when you get the people to the event.

But it got me to thinking. If I were to get off my behind and re-enter the (scary) world of dating in search of a Mr Fancy Nerd—how many people would I want to feed in order to celebrate our engagement?

I would certainly only want to feed those I’d be able to spend a good hour or so chatting and laughing with, so that’d be about 15.

Maybe I’m quirky that way, but, for me, the whole wedding process is about the marriage—the joining of two lives. A pretty (probably of the light pink persuasion)  dress, a glass of champagne, a Devonshire scone and my closest family and friends are all I desire to celebrate a fancy new husband. Isn’t the prize the bit after the day? Shouldn’t you save your money for that?

There are too many good books to be reading to be planning and attending several events that seem to be more for the pleasure of the guests!

Fancy, Uncategorized, Writing

Blog Love

I have been meditating on my online travels lately and, as a result, I have created a new page “blog love” where I have begun a list of websites that I regularly read, check out their Facebook page and/or receive emails.

Given the hours I must sit at the computer for work, I am careful about my online time. So I only subscribe to websites I really love. I ‘like’ a lot more pages through Facebook and click through at my own leisure. There are some high quality blogs/websites/online magazines out there just waiting to be found. The world of reading is being wholly revolutionised before our eyes!

Below are three sites I can’t get enough of at the moment:

Movelifestyle

Today, I found Autumn Reeser’s online magazine, Move LifeStyle, and I am in love! It is a beautiful site with great articles. One of the first posts I saw was “My Love of Coffee”, so I was hooked.

Yourzenlife

Your Zen Life is a cute, girlie, wellbeing site run by Phoebe Tonkin and Teresa Palmer . I only found this recently and it has become a fast favourite.

Hello giggles

Hello Giggles is a gorgeous, off-centre site founded by Zooey Deschanel and friends, that has long been a favourite.

Are there any websites that you can’t get enough of?