Friday, 26 October 2007

No surprises for me this Christmas

Today is the Teen's birthday. She is 14 and I feel old. Where has the time gone? She keeps reminding me that she'll be off to university in a few years....that doesn't bother me. It's when she reminds me that she'll be able to drive in 2 years is when I feel the gray hairs creep up. Birthday Girls need a gift so.....

There we were in Future Shop, just browsing, minding our own business. The plan was to look at the DVDs then head to the Ipod section to look some more. While looking through the TV shows on DVD we commented at how many shows were now available on DVD. We've been watching a lot of them lately through the online movie rental service (same idea as Netflix....I know there is an Australian equivalent but the name escapes me) or borrowed from a friend.

Oh where was I???? Oh Yes!!!!

Back in 1984 the BBC put out the series "Robin of Sherwood". I first saw the series on a PBS station about 10 years later. I love this series but then I love anything to do with the legend of Robin Hood. (I even love the movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner even though he couldn't come up with a British accent to save his life) I taped most of the series off of TV and watched them over and over and get the point.

So there we were in the TV section and what do you think jumped out at DH. The complete series is out on DVD. He scooped them up immediately and said "Merry Christmas". He said that he could come back and buy them while I wasn't there but wasn't going to risk it. He has seen other DVDs that I would love but when he came back to do Christmas shopping, they were gone.

We bought the teen a gift card for her birthday and DH bought the videos for me, for Christmas.

Now all I have to do is wait 8 weeks.

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic


Kristen said...

I know exactly what you mean! My daughter turned fourteen last month and I found myself wondering where the time had gone! Happy Birthday to your daughter and an early Merry Christmas! :)

Jejune said...

Quickflix is the Aussie equivalent... congrats on getting your fave program on DVD - it's great when that happens, isn't it!

14? How about 19?! My son turns 19 in December, and that is seriously freakin' me out!! LOL :)

Georgie said...

I loved that series!! As soon as I read the name, the music came back into my head....the best thing about the Kevin Costner movie was Alan Rickman as the Sherrif!