Had a nice long lie in today and then did a few household chores. Around 3pm I got the bus to Gateshead. Looked in some of the small shops and then headed for the big Tesco where I got some fruit and salad items.
Then it was time for the cinema - the Vue which is just opposite Tesco. A few days ago I got an e mail from " See Film First " offering free tickets for a preview screening of " Colette ". I got in quick and managed to get a ticket. ( sometimes I'm not quick enough - or more often than not the screenings aren't at a convenient cinema for me ). The film started at 6.30pm but I was there early so I was able to get one of the comfy VIP seats.
The film was excellent. Its based upon the life of the French novelist Colette. I'm not a particular fan of Keira Knightley but she played the part of Colette very well. And Dominic West did a good job with his portrayal of Colette's husband " Willie". The costumes were really good too.
The film finished around 8.30pm. As I was leaving I saw a poster in the foyer for the film so I decided it would be my blip. However by the time I got my camera out the poster had changed. I hadn't realised it was a digital changing poster. So I had to hang around and wait while an assortment of other films appeared until finally Colette came around again.
I had just missed a bus home and had a half hour wait. Instead of waiting in the cold bus station I just nipped into Tesco and had a wander.
Steps today - 7,061