Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween at The Botanic Gardens

It's been a lovely relaxing bank holiday after all the mayhem over the past few weeks. We took the girls to The Botanic Gardens to see the pumpkin display and it was a great opportunity to get those Autumnal photos. Plenty of new material to scrap!

Last night we met up with some friends for a drink and before we met them we took a trip to the cinema to see 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas'. It was such a moving story. I read the book only last week and usually a movie disappoints afterwards however this was not the case. The story was very true to the original storyline and was sensitively played by the two little boys. When we went inter-railing back in '95 we had an opportunity to visit Auschwitz with some Polish friends and it was a harrowing place to visit - but one I don't regret as it told a story that should never be forgotten. We stood in the original gas chambers and watching those scenes brought back that trip to me. It was an eerie place to be - even in the height of Summer when we were there, the place felt cold and you couldn't hear a bird sing...One thing that will never leave me about that place is the display rooms of shoes, suitcases, glasses, toys. Go and see this movie..

1 comment:

Tigger's rambling said...

I was very touched by that book too and I'm going to read it to Sophie and Benjamin. I want them to go and see the film. As you said it is a story that shouldn't be forgotten.