Thursday, 19 November 2009

Other peoples things

A comment was left here, I think, on which post I am not sure, the trail back has abruptly ended and I am not 100% on where it began. I am one of those that find peace of mind from deleting my history and clearing out my sent/read messages. I must learn to hold on to this information longer.

Its late and I am very sleepy, I have just watched a film about Enid Blyton, beautiful costumes elegant setting, (Cath Kidston eat your heart out!) but boy oh boy, if the film is to be believed, behind closed doors she was a spiteful misery. Did anyone else watch it?
Now with my beliefs shattered I am heading off to bed. I thought I would share these pretty collections/collages from the commenter mentioned earlier, Spanish Rakufrecsia.

All images Rakufrecsia.

PS. happy Friday!!

19 comments:

karura said...

thanks for sharing!

katiecrackernuts said...

Oooh, who knew there was a film about Enid Blyton. What was it called. Hmmm, I wonder if there are biographies written about her. No any good ones?

Anonymous said...

how pretty! what is the name of the enid blyton film?

oladios said...

I have watched this also , I gotta have it when it comes out on dvd as it's such a beauty feast .

I do belive it's the truth . Only cos she knew what kids would like to read doesn't me she would provide great childhood to her own kids , she was pretty self-centered and using her past as an excuse .

The film made me want to read her biography also , I hope my local library has got it . If It claims something else I shall call all my words off ..

Lobster and swan said...

hello!

It was a BBC film, simply called Enid on BBC4
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/nov/17/enid-blyton-bbc4

Caroline, no. said...

Someone told me about that. And that she was mean to her own children. How sad!

Happy Friday to you!

Chrissie said...

It was a bit scary - but I think there was a warning at the start about it containing 'confabulations'! It won't put me off the Famous Five, though!

Rose said...

I saw Enid and agree I was shocked at how dreadful she was! A great performance by HBC- I couldn't stop watching despite disliking the character. Who knows how accurate it was- I did a bit of reading around the next day and certainly I think some. Her poor children!

Fantastic production values- good old beeb

kelly said...

thank you for the film nod...i have it lined up on iplayer for this afternoon with my ironing! Xx

sammy and glenn: pachadesign said...

the magic faraway tree was my favourite book when I was younger (actually, I still love it). I'll have to see if that film is on the bbc iplayer and have my beliefs shattered too (or perhaps I shouldn't ?).

Fabric and Lucy said...

Happy Friday!

I love the boxes full of other peoples things.

I didn't watch Enid Blyton, what a shame it shattered your dreams though :( I loved Enid Blyton as a child.

Look forward to your blogs next week.

Lucy

Olly said...

Yes, I watched the film too! Somehow I wasn't surprised though. I didn't know anything about her life, but often it is those who write the most wonderful stories that have had the most unhappy lives.
In her case I suppose she was just making up for her difficult childhood.

Are those pictures of drawers? They remind me of Rauschenberg for some reason Xx

Cassie said...

I watched it yesterday and I couldn't believe how horrible she was either. It really made me think more about her stories and certainly made me see them from a different angle (particularly Noddy!) I wondered if perhaps she had Aspergers Syndrome maybe, something just seemed off. I think it was a fairly accurate portrayl though.xx

L is for Love said...

I agree about how shocking it was to see Enid so self centred and non-embracing of her own flesh and blood. It really saddend me and my only relief was the scene when she broke down in tears after hher brother visited... at last some humanity x loving your blog by the way x

Louise said...

I missed that film completely but after your post and the comments above I'm going to have to watch it! Quite shocking that she was mean to her own children - I never would have expected that. Her books were full of such goodness xx

kat said...

Hi hun
yes I watched it on the repeat and it did kinda spoil some of my warmth for her books. But then again much of it may have been speculation. I did feel for the girls. (the little actress from Outnumbered is amazingly talented I wonder what she'll go on to do)
Enid seemed to have some difficulty with reality and seemed to escape into her imaginary worlds which I guess is where the reader benefited as those worlds were so well created and almost occupied by her.
Faraway tree and The wishing chair are my fav's what were yours?
Great collages here will look at link, kat x

The Curious Cat said...

Wrote a whole 'essay' on that film - see here: http://catofcuriosity.blogspot.com/2009/11/enid-blyton.html

It was very very interesting! Loving those boxes too - very pretty! xxx

Laura said...

*sigh* your blog is so so pretty! Glad to have found you x

http://edenroselifestyle.blogspot.com/

RAKU. said...

thank u everyone! specially lobster and swan blogger.... my boxes are made by recopilating intimate objects, from different places...xx