Thursday, July 31, 2008

Applause!

Big round of applause to everyone who entered the Weepie contest Natalie Anderson and I have been running. So many fabulous entries...loads of great films. We're seriously in awe of the input. And it looks like Love Story comes up top of the pops on your Weeptastic Poll! Today's the end of the month - tomorrow a name comes out of the hat for the goodies. Stay tuned. I smell a winner...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Ouch!


Sorry I've been blog absent. Busy, busy.
This post is dedicated to my poor pal Lorraine who unhappily managed to break her leg in two nasty places thanks to a tumble/fight with her staircase. THUMP. Not good. However on the up side she's doing well and popping in for tea making and chin wags is a tonic (for me, if not for her). Here's hoping she recovers soon.

P.S. I promise to catch up on movie weepers later this week. Deadline for the contest is nearly over - it's not too late to enter to win fabby prizes!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Lord of the Rings: Hungry Eyes

Fab - it's back to the WEEPIES time and we're onto action movies that move you.

So I'm thrilled to post this FANTASTIC/FUNNY excerpt from Lord Of The Rings (with Dirty Dancing accompaniment!)

I really wanted to post the Meg Ryan bit of TopGun - maybe I'll post that anyway soon...cos that makes me teary! But I've loved this Aragon/Legolas vid for AGES.

So what's up for grabs in this weepie contest?

Nat's latest release (a fabulous read that you cannot miss - my that lady can WRITE)
Brides and Bouquets with my current novella The Confetti Countdown
Delicious handmade Scottish highland soap in rose and ylang ylang (wedding theme smells - hmmm)
Also Yankee Candles in Wedding Day scent
And some Scottish Goodies just for fun!

It's not too late to enter - send us your fave all time weepie film moments by the end of the month. The googies could still be yours!

j

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Three Snippets

Life's been good:
1 - I won a prize and it's the fabulous Nell Dixon's new LBD release - Blue Remembered Heels. How groovy is that? You can check our her launch party - and buy her book via her blog here.
2 - I went to see Mamma Mia on Tuesday night. It's fab - I loved the theatre version and though I really wanted to see the flick...well ya know, you always wonder if it'll be okay etc. It was. And I even cried...I know, happy movies really get me that way (hence Dirty Dancing). In fact I sometimes think I cry more over happy stuff than really sad stuff.
3 - I'm firing ahead with the book - and even though it's roughish draft - it's okay. Hope it continues. More news soon.
j

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Titanic Trailer

Okay, it's back to the weepie list...today we're on stories based on real life events. Titanic - an epic by anyone's standards.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Lassie Come Home trailer, Original 1943 Lassie movie

Pets and animals. We love our furry companions and they're a surefire way to get us all churned up. You love them too and they feature in your movie choices.

So here's a wee tribute to a famous one -Lassie. My, how I cried as a kid...I even used to get misty at the Lassie book I had and I remember tracing pics of the icon canine into my sketch book...what an amazing pooch.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Finding NeverLand Trailer

If you're still sobbing from Lorenzo's Oil on Nat's blog - then these inspirational kids will get you going all over again...

Finding Neverland.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Writing again...

If the blog goes quietish...worry not. I'm writing again, slowly getting the flow going. Check out word meter (eyes left - 7000 words). Anyway, I'll be back soon with weepie movie news, plus contest prize info so do visit again won't you. jx

Friday, July 04, 2008

Braveheart Trailer

This movie is ranking highly on your 'most wept at' list. Is it any wonder why?

"Go back to England, and tell them there that Scotland's daughters and its sons are yours no more!"

My wee Scots heart is fairly beating.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Excerpt Time


Ever had a tempestuous relationship with someone who pushes all your prickly buttons at once? That’s how it is for Felicity Truro and Rod McAllister. One step forward fifteen backwards in a huffy rage. Which is more than a teeny glitch when Flick happens to be chief bridesmaid and Rod’s best man. Erk, this wedding’s set to test everyone’s mettle!

Oh - and the reason behind the 'weepie film' theme contest. Flick spends rather more time than usual having all her emotional buttons pressed. She's experiencing testing times - and some of it opens up old wounds...


The Confetti Countdown by Judy Jarvie
Part of By Grace Publishing’s Brides and Bouquets Anthology 2008


Felicity Truro’s diary is fast filling up with problems. First there’s the ugliest bridesmaid’s dress in the world, then there’s her sick aunt’s serious secret. But it’s Rod McAllister, the handsome firefighter best man with attitude, who’s melting her willpower and frazzling her nerves the most.
Can Flick survive being a bridesmaid for the eleventh time whilst falling for the groom’s aide for real? And how will she cope when Rod needs a stand-in and she’s promoted to top of the candidate list?


Excerpt From The Confetti Countdown:

To: FelicityT@netbunnies.com
From: rodmcallister@natfiresquad.com
Dear Flick
Thought I’d give you a cyber hi-five as Linda gave me your
email and asked me to say hi. Mack tells me you’re chief
bridesmaid, which is great news, so I just wanted to let you
know, how thrilled I am. As you know, I’m best man and I’m
enthusiastic and positive we’ll be a great team. As long as
we both don’t end up wearing lime and purple accents, eh?
Seriously though, Linda’s an interior designer, so I’m sure
we’re home and dry on the ‘taste side.’ Hope to see you at
Crimpley’s CafĂ© for the ‘wedding get-together lunch’ next
week. Catch you then.
All the best—Rod (McAllister, Mack’s friend and best man
in training)


To: rodmcallister@natfiresquad.com
From: FelicityT@netbunnies.com
Dear Rod
Hi-fives backatya. Ditto to the fabulous news. Linda will be a
stunning bride and I’m so delighted for her and Mack.
Hope you’ve started work on that speech. No pressure, but we
want it to be a Pulitzer Prize number! Joke. Seriously
though—speeches are important and quite hard to write. I’m
certain you’ll do a marvellous job, though. It’ll be up there with
Harold Pinter (I’m told you’re very exacting in everything you
do).

But if you do need help, just shout. We’re all dying to hear it. See
you next week. I happen to think lime and purple accents would
suit you. LOL.
Felicity
P.S. Don’t call me Flick. I got rid of the nickname after school,
thanks. Didn’t you know? I’m surprised Linda didn’t tell you
that.
P.P.S. Is it Roderick or Rodney? Just curious.


To: FelicityT@netbunnies.com
From: rodmcallister@natfiresquad.com
Dear Felicity
Thanks for your input, but the speech is well in hand. In
fact, it’s coming along a treat. My mother’s an expert
speech writer, and she’s been giving me pointers. She
gives talks to the Ladies’ Forum on speech etiquette and
impeccable manners.
The thing about being a best man is you actually have quite
a bit of responsibility and input into the wedding. Though I
suppose being the ‘glamorous bridesmaid’ must be nice,
too. I’m sure you’ll look gorgeous in your dress—lime and
purple would bring out your eyes. Joking.
Are you planning on attending any dance lessons as a
warm up? Just wondered. Rod
P.S. I’m a very good dancer. If you need a hand or are
worried about being rusty, please give me a call. I could do
you a refresher.
P.P.S. It’s Roddy. That’s on my birth certificate. Why d’you
ask?

To: rodmcallister@natfiresquad.com
From: FelicityT@netbunnies.com
Rod
Dance lessons would be superfluous; I’m an experienced
bridesmaid. I also have certificates in Modern and Jazz to Level
Five. Are you thinking of getting instruction yourself? You say
you’re very good, do you have any certificates you’re keeping
quiet about then?


Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Movie Madness

So entries are flooding in via eharl - thank you!!! And keep them coming please!

Here's a weepie movie that's featuring prominently on your appreciation list...P.S. I Love You. A great movie - and I did actually see it at the movies too rather than waiting for DVD because my social life is so limited. Anyway, it was well worth the trip.

Great pick. I'm particularly happy about this as Gerard Butler is a particular fave of mine. So here's a little fan montage of the movie for you to enjoy.