Monthly Archives: January 2011

Another day at the Film Noir Festival

Another day, another double bill at the Castro!  Back at the Castro for a double bill matinee of “Angel Face” with Robert Mitchum (swoon!) and Jean Simmons as his love interest who is a murderer!  Fantastically fatalistic!  Next up was … Continue reading

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Noir Weekend in San Francisco

We went to San Francisco on Saturday to watch some more Noir films at the Castro.  We checked into the Hotel Stratford on Powell Street before rushing up on the BART to catch the 1pm matinee of “Blind Alley” and … Continue reading

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Another Burns Supper

We were invited to a Burn’s Supper in San Francisco.  We recently started going to events run by the Edinburgh University Alumni club and they’re a good way of networking.  Kevin who lives nearby also went to Edinburgh so the … Continue reading

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A Day at the coast

My friend Alla called to suggest a trip to the seaside as she’d been stuck at home all week with flu.  We walked along the coast at the Wilder Ranch Reserve, just outside Santa Cruz. The day was just beautiful … Continue reading

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Noir City 9 in San Francisco

We went to see a couple of films at the film noir film festival called Noir City.  The first one was “A Double Life”  with Ronald Coleman, the second, “Among the Living”.  We then rushed to have dinner at Paul … Continue reading

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Burns Supper, No. 1

Anne and Kevin invited us round for a Burns Supper.  They ordered a haggis from the Scottish Pie Co. in Dixon, California.  Pretty authentic with the haggis in the sheep’s stomach but no sheep lungs cause the Americans (FDA) won’t … Continue reading

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A new day, a new year

Last night we went to Alla and Peter’s for New Year’s.  We did a White Elephant gift exchange which involves each person bringing a gift that they don’t want (or a particularly funny gift) and then doing a sort of … Continue reading

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