Christmas has been wonderful at our house. We have had a great time with our families. Rebecca and I received and gave some wonderful gifts and a great time was had by all.
Fortunately the weather broke on Christmas Eve, and a minor thaw set in. Our families got to see us and we weren't affected by the travel chaos that affected much of the UK.
I've loved my presents, Rebecca bought me a digital SLR camera and I hope I will be able to take some wonderful pictures with this great piece of new kit.
Today, Rebecca went away with her sister and our niece to see Miley Cyrus in Manchester. I think they will have a great night but the journey up was pretty tough, I think they were on the road for almost eight hours.
I took the opportunity to go and see Avatar. This was the first time I had seen a film in 3d. The film was certainly impressive, visually it was stunning. The 3d effect really brought the movie to life. The conceptual art was interesting, James Cameron's artistic design looked like the cover of certain prog rock albums from the 1970's.
The plot wasn't particularly original, it was a bit like Dancing with Wolves (with aliens instead of Native Americans). Despite these short-comings it was
still a great film and I reckon it will be showered with awards (especially technical awards) in the Oscars in the Spring.
Here's a look at the trailer at www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRdxXPV9GNQ . Watch and be amazed!