Time Travel

Time travel has always amazed me!  I know amazed???  I just love the movies, the books, tv shows about adventures in time travel.

Here are a "few" of my fave tv and films about time travel!

The Time Machine (1895) written by H.G. Wells. This 32,000 word story is one of my favorite time travel adventures!  Made into 3 movies!  1960, 1978, 2002 You must see the original before the remakes...I love them all!  
The term "time machine", was coined by Wells!

Doctor Who
This fantastic BBC Tv Show originally ran from 1963 to 1989, (1996 tv film), and relaunched in 2005 and still running!  The shows listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running science fiction television show in the world!  I really can't express how in love I am with this show!  I love the characters, the music, the aliens, everything!  I want a tardis and a sonic screw driver!  Also a great family show!  The kids are addicted to it as much as me!

Planet of the Apes (1968)
I remember staying up all night to watch marathons of this movie on Citytv!  I think this was my first time travel movie I saw!  The one that made me fall in love with time travel!  I didn't really care for the remake...but the original films are awesome!  perfect for an all night movie marathon....hmmm  I just might have to have a party soon!
  Planet of the Apes was followed by four sequels:
Based on the novel La planète des singes by Pierre Boulle, which was published in 1963.

Back to the Future (1985)
This is one of my absolute fave movies!  Yes of all time!  I even had it playing on Christmas morning(I have pics to prove).  My kids love this movie too.  If you need a great family movie for movie night pull this one out for the fam!

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
I remember watching this film when it first came out.  I loved it!  It was silly and fun to watch.  Very recently I notice this movie at our local library and borrowed it for my kids to see.  They think it is great!  And have borrowed it many times since to see again!  Now to find them the sequel Bill and Ted's Bogus Adventure!

Quantum Leap (1989-1993)
A time traveling tv show I remember watching with my family.  i always looked forward to watching this show every week!  I need to find find some dvd seasons for the kids to see!  
Opening narration - The series' original opening narration was read by Scott Bakula:

"It all started when a time travel experiment I was conducting went..."a little caca". In the blink of a cosmic clock, I went from quantum physicist to Air Force test-pilot. Which could have been fun...if I knew how to fly. Fortunately, I had help – an observer from the project named Al. Unfortunately, Al's a hologram, so all he can lend is moral support. Anyway, here I am, bouncing around in time, putting things right that once went wrong, a sort of time traveling Lone Ranger, with Al as my Tonto. And I don't even need a mask... ("Oh Boy")"

12 Monkeys (1995)
inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La jetée, and starring Bruce WillisMadeleine Stowe,Brad Pitt, and Christopher Plummer.  It has been awhile since I have seen this film.  But I remember how I loved how the story weaved all the plots together.

Crime Traveller  (1997)
I just found this tv series at my library.  It is a fun tv program about solving crime through time travel.

The rules of time travel in the series are as follows:
  1. You must not meet yourself in the past. It is not clear what would result if you did, but it is presumed the consequences would be dire.
  2. You cannot change the past. One of the results of this restriction is that the effects of the time traveller's journey back in time are already visible "before" the journey is made.
  3. You cannot exist more than twice in the same time frame. If you try to go back a second time, the machine will simply fail to operate.
  4. When "in the past", you must get back to the time machine by the time you "left". Otherwise, you will be trapped in a "loop of infinity". This is what happened to Holly Turner's father. (This apparently conflicts with rule 3, as the time traveller would have to be at the machine at this moment, otherwise they couldn't have used it to travel into the past).
  5. The time machine never travels into the future. Holly tells Jeff in the first episode "You can't travel into something that doesn't exist."

Enid Blyton LOVE - featuring THE FAMOUS FIVE!

Five on a Treasure Island (THE FAMOUS FIVE)
Written By Enid Blyton
First Published in Great Britain in 1982

These pictures are from the millennium edition 1999

I love, love Enid Blyton!  I read her books to my son Andrew.  There is always great adventures!  These are perfect stories for all girls and boys!  I absolutely love this edition of Five on a Treasure Island!  Check out these amazing pictures!

Click on pictures to see them in bigger view!

If you are looking for great children's adventure stories go find an Enid Blyton Book!

Thrift Share Monday! - 1980 Doll House

Today while I was thrifting I came across a bag full of, what looked like doll house parts.  Very messy thrown in...the bag was not big enough to hold all the pieces so it was taped to the larger piece to seal the bag shut.  For $1 I thought the risk was worth it, not knowing what I would find in the mess.

Boy was I shocked when I finally pieced it all together to look like this!  It is a complete doll house!  With all the people and fantastic condition!  All for $1!!!!

Look at how beautiful it is!

Found this picture of the original box on the internet.  Made in Hong Kong Blue Box 1980 is written on the bottom of the house.  I think the box says Carly Home Doll House with Furniture 32 pieces.

I love this house!  I always wanted a doll house when I was a little girl!  This is my first!  I told the kids hands off it is mine!  :)

Lets take a look inside!  This is the layout featured on the box.  I like how they have the tv at the dinner table.
The Dining/Living room
I would love to have this room as my bedroom! 
Master Bedroom
 But I like to change it up!  That is what having a doll house is all about!

I like the living room on the upper floor. 
Jane playing piano.  Dick watching tv.
The bedroom at the side...The kids don't get a room in this house.
Mother still putting on her face.
The entry hall is now more useful! 
Father has an office now!
I love my new find!  

Good Night!

Party Time!!!

Woo Hoo!  It is that time again!  Party Time!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

One of my favorite sites, run by twin sisters, Susan and Janice are hosting  The Ultimate Blog Party!!! Not only is it great fun, and a chance to win some pretty terrific prizes, it’s also a great way to get to meet some new mom bloggers.

Let me just take a moment before we get to the fun stuff to introduce myself.  I’m Angie, a mom with 2 beautiful kids, Kaitie 13, and Andrew 10. I am married to the man of my dreams!   I love him more today than the day I first fell in love with him.  Well, enough about me, let the party begin!!! 

This is my happy blog, where I share all that I love and am interested in!  So welcome to my little home on the blogosphere and please take a look around, and don't forget to tell me a little about yourself so we can get to know each other!  

Some of my fun posts to check out!  

My Daughters Night Owl Party!

I’d love to get know my fellow bloggers! How about a few questions…
What’s your favorite movie?
What makes you happy?
What was the last book you read?
Why is the sky blue?

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