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 Over the past weeks the web proved quite entertaining:

Interview with Maggie Smith of 1986. It's rather substantial and her sons were still at home, so they had a bit of a say. 
http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20093481,00.html


Janet McTeer in Portrait of a Marriage, complete. About author and gardener Vita Sackville-West, her lover Violet Keppel and husband Harold Nicolson. Based on letters, diaries and the book by Vita en Harold's son about their marriage.
There is more of McTeer's TV-work available on the same channel. 
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCD47946371796637&feature=plcp


Waddlers.
http://www.ustream.tv/penguincam


Calming: staring at mares and the occasional foal-birth.
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=glenhillthree
http://www.marestare.com/cams.php

A brand-new credit-card sized, full-fledged computer, with a nice name, HDMI, SD-slot, audio, USB and more for £31.86 inc VAT and shipping.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/


And last but not least: the new vegetarian cookbook in Kindle-format, by my dear friend Amelia, with delicious breads and everything else one could wish to eat in a day:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Favorites-from-Amelias-Kitchen-ebook/dp/B007JCM2L2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1331946622&sr=1-1





Date: 2012-03-17 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kellychambliss.livejournal.com
What fun links. The Maggie article is really fun to read; I wish we could see whatever pictures there were. I'm amazed that she could think herself plain; frankly, I just don't believe she did. Though I do think she had to "grow into" her looks, she did so with a vengeance. Especially in her 40s and 50s, she's just gorgeous.

I read the book by Vita S-W's son; she's really a fascinating woman, though probably rather imperious to be around. Virginia Woolf was quite enamored of her. McTeer must do a fabulous job with her.
Edited Date: 2012-03-17 02:25 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-03-17 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iselima.livejournal.com
Quite enamoured indeed: Orlando. It is that I have already way too much to read and that it isn't cheaply storable on my Kindle, else I had taken the chance to know how she expressed that love (complete with gender-twist and 400 odd years). But I guess you must be way more familiar with it. *g*

McTeer was fabulous, you got to love her and hate her as Vita. For a couple of days she invaded my mind - rather addictive.

Maggie was absolutely gorgeous and captivating at that time. Some of her pictures...
However, I so much love her as she is now. Another sort of beauty, with her present-day personality attracting me almost magnetically. :-)

Date: 2012-03-17 07:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] minervas-eule.livejournal.com
Oh thank you so much: with all my 176 pages of Maggie-interviews I had not seen this one before :-)), it does fill a little gap now ♥

Date: 2012-03-17 09:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] therealsnape.livejournal.com
If you ever run out of inspiration in Dame Maggie pictures, some links to those interviews might make a fascinating addition ...

Date: 2012-03-17 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iselima.livejournal.com
Good idea and it would still be a daily treat of Maggie. :-)
Edited Date: 2012-03-17 05:02 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-03-17 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iselima.livejournal.com
My feeling is that it may have newly been put on the web. I've searched before, never saw it and suddenly last time it came up.

Date: 2012-03-17 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] therealsnape.livejournal.com
Just saw the first two episodes of Portrait of a Marriage - beautiful. Thank yo so much for pointing me there!

Date: 2012-03-17 11:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iselima.livejournal.com
It felt like something that needed to be shared! :-)
Edited Date: 2012-03-17 11:30 pm (UTC)

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