OK so it maybe wasn’t quite as eventful a week as the title may lead you to believe! But, it started with JJ going off to school in his pirate T-shirt (just about the coolest faux ‘uniform’ t-shirt I’ve ever seen, it even came with its own eye-patch – thanks H&M!) and getting some admiring comments, and it continued with myself and the hubster sharing a rare moment of unity over the movie ‘Captain Phillips’ in which a US cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates. It has to be said that Tom Hanks does a brilliant job portraying the poor captain who had to suffer through this traumatic experience (its based on a true story). It also brings a very real and quite terrifying twist to the way we think of ‘pirates’ in general – its not all ‘Argh Jim Lad!’, parrots on shoulders and Captain Pugwash! My uncle works as a Captain for Maersk, the company which Captain Phillips was with when this heinous act of terror occurred and it really hit home – particularly for my cousin who had watched the movie recently as well and mentioned her own thoughts on Facebook. And talking of Captain Pugwash, I am suddenly reminded of some of the wonderful childrens TV programmes from my youth – including Paddington voiced by the inimitable Michael Horden, Dangermouse, Roobarb and Custard and Nutty Noah and Niggly Nelly! Well i know what I’ll be ordering from Amazon for JJ’s next round of DVD loving (and no, before you ask, it will not involve any kind of video piracy!).
Linking to Word of the Week at the Reading Residence.