May 31, 2005 Archives

31 May 2005

Vera Drake

Vera drake poster
  • DVD, 125 minutes, 12A, 2004
Set in 1950s London, this film tells the story of Vera Drake who, it turns out, as been performing back street abortions, or as she puts it "helping girls out". The story is moving, both in terms of how unwanted pregnancies were a real issue for women from all classes, and also in how Vera and her family respond when the authorities uncover what she has been doing.

Rating: 3/5

Posted by Robert Hart | Permanent Link | Categories: Films

31 May 2005

Sliced Egg

Mum made some kind of layered dish out of the left over roast beef, egg, onions, and potatoes. Was excellent. Reminded me of the sausage pie that Penny used to make that also had sliced egg in it. Will have to investigate further, see if I can find some recipes.

Posted by Robert Hart | Permanent Link | Categories: Food