January 14th, 2015

Stormy Weather


The weather down here has been quite frightful.  It had dropped from a comparatively balmy 7c (44.6f) to a more shivery 2c (35.6f).  Hubby and I were caught out in this too - he had to drop his car off at the garage, I was tailing him.  Next thing you know - boom of thunder, serious flashes and crazy sleet/snow conditions.  It was apparent during the night too - hailstorm at 3 this morning woke me up, but I was more suprised to here that Illogan has had a tornado!  Many local stories on FB - apparently, a house was struck in Hayle and someone reported that their broadband had fried.

Sleet and thunder stories HERE

Tornado story HERE

Tim Burton: Auteur - Day 3


I will be spending the day away from the computer as I want to read, extensively take notes and rewatch Burton's films to identify the mise en scene links - probably from 2 animations (The Nightmare Before Christmas/Corpse Bride) and then 3 live films (Beetlejuice/Edward Scissorhands/Sleepy Hollow). I also have to think of other art projects he has done, such as the 1997 book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy/Stain Boy.