Kingdom of Heaven

I didn’t go see this movie when it was released as the critics were really bad. But with the release of the DVD (and the media blitz that accompanied it), I couldn’t resist and so I bought it. I have always liked Ridley Scott. Movies like Blade Runner, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down are amongst my favorites. And somewhat to my surprise, I really enjoyed Kingdom of Heaven. I’ll admit that the plot is not plausible (blacksmith turns knight, saves Jerusalem) and that the storyline isn’t very captivating. I’ll also admit that the Crusades were certainly not as depicted in the film. The twist to evil Templars and good Saladin smacks of contemporary political correctness. But visually the movie is stunning. Costumes and sets are truly beautiful (as is Eva Green by the way 😉 ). The photography is, as always with Ridley Scott, simply sublime. The action and battles scenes are of epic proportions. I think this movie got a bad rap from the critics. I really liked it !!!

A New Website About Tea

aboutteacup.jpgToday, following a lot of research and thought, I have created a new site dedicated to tea simply called About Tea. Here follows the text of the introductory article :

“This site is dedicated to tea. Everything and anything about tea. This will include customs, history, economics, social impact, varieties, grades, objects, cultivation, destinations, news, events, recipes, how-to’s, stories, art, literature, legends, book reviews etc… etc…

Tea is a universal beverage. It is a symbol of hospitality in many countries. With that in mind, welcome to this hopefully fascinating journey through the world of tea.”

I hope that this will be of interest to some of you and that you will join me in this new adventure !!!