- taken from www.bleedingcool.com; written by Brendon Connelly
The BBC have officially announced that the third series of Sherlock
will kick off on BBC One on New Year’s Day. As a follow up, The Radio Times
have gone ahead and published the airdates for the subsequent two episodes as being January 5th and 12th.
That means we’ll get through the whole lot of season 3 in just 11 days and 90 minutes. Not quite the four and a half hours it would take if it was released straight to Netflix, mind you.
The three episodes, if you need reminding, will be called The Empty Hearse
, and The Sign of Three
andHis Last Vow
. Here’s the official blurb for the new run:
The contemporary re-imagining of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, co-created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, has caused a sensation since it first aired in the summer of 2010, the last series delivering an audience of more than 10 million viewers who have tuned in to watch Sherlock and John Watson navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers in three thrilling, action-packed adventures.
In episode one of this new series, two years after the devastating effects of The Reichenbach Fall, Dr John Watson has got on with his life. New horizons, romance and a comforting domestic future beckon. But, with London under threat of a huge terrorist attack, Sherlock Holmes is about to rise from the grave with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him. It’s what his best friend wanted more than anything, but for John Watson it might well be a case of ‘be careful what you wish for’! If Sherlock thinks everything will be just as he left it though, he’s in for a very big surprise…
Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Sherlock Holmes, with Martin Freeman as John Watson, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft, Rupert Graves as Inspector Lestrade, Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson, Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan and Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper.
Squeee!!! So excited.. Looks like I'll be busy New Year's Day :)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13 NIV
Jackson had his 3rd birthday party today and Kim and Derek did a fabulous job with the party! It was a Cars theme and every detail was just perfect! On top of that, it was really great to catch up with everyone there. Judging by the smiles, I think everyone had a great time!
I apologize for the fuzzy pictures in advance; I didn't have the right settings on my camera :)
Well, we're back!
Right after my Seattle/Portland road trip, Vic and I headed down to Las Vegas for a short vacation. He left on Monday, I left on Tuesday and we both came back on Saturday.
It was a nice, relaxing trip. All I did was eat (three buffets, three days), sleep and catch up on my reading. I walked the Strip a few times as Vic played in a number of different casinos but it nowhere near made up for all the food I consumed.
We stayed at Harrah's, north of the Strip. Vic wanted to play at the Venetian but in the end, decided to return 'home' (Aria). I would never stay at Harrah's again, nor would I recommend it to others. Their wifi sucked and the room was constantly muggy. We had to put in a request every night to keep the A/C on a constant basis. The staff I met were nice though. We didn't pay a lot for the hotel, but I would splurge a little more next time and get a way better room. We did get reimbursed some costs for the wifi, so that was a bonus.
We were glad to have met up with Kenny (his cousin) and Sara (Kenny's wife) for dinner - we also met up with them to do a little outlet shopping. It was nice to catch up; the last time we saw them was about 3.5 years ago. Since then, they've had a little girl together, Olivia (who Vic met).
My cousin Jen and her boyfriend, Alex, drove down from Los Angeles on Friday night to spend some time with us too. Since Jen is a vegetarian and Alex is a vegan, it was a little challenging to find someplace to eat but we managed to end up at a vegetarian Chinese place that was actually quite tasty!
It was a long trip and even though it was nice, I think that 5 days in Vegas is much too long. I was glad to have gone, to have met up with family and to be with Vic. But it felt really good to be back home again. I missed my bed. I missed my pillow. I missed Chloe.
New countdown - 20 more working days until I'm off for the rest of the year. Hurrah for banked holiday time!
Well, the 2nd annual Tan road trip has come and gone!
Last year, Vic had gone to Vegas around this time so I took Chloe and my mom and went down to Seattle to visit Johann. We pretty much stayed in the city since Chloe was with us.
This year, we decided to venture out a little further and so left Chloe at home with Vic for the weekend. Mom and I drove out at 7AM on Saturday the 9th and got to the borders at 7:30, only to have an hour and half wait! I guess it was to be expected on a long weekend. After an uneventful pass at the border, we headed south to pick Johann up in Seattle so we could all head to Portland together.
The drive took us about 5 hours; 2 hours to Seattle and 3 hours to Portland. We checked into our motel and headed out to the outlets at around 4:00. We spent about 3 hours at the outlets and then decided to have dinner at the California Pizza Kitchen, which I hadn't been to since I was in the Philippines. It was a pretty disappointing dinner though, for the amount of money we spent, I expected more. Luckily, we went out to another place for dessert and the Mudd Pie I had made up for it.
I booked the motel in Portland and Johann was tasked with accommodations in Seattle. The motel we stayed at, Motel 6, was really disappointing. I felt like I didn't get my money's worth; I had to pay extra for internet (unheard of in this day!)
We stayed in Seattle overnight and headed out to Tukwila to stop by the famed Jollibee there. Jollibee is to the Philippines as McDonalds is to North America and it was so wonderful to have a little taste of 'home' so close by! It's been about 7 years since I've last had a Jollibee and it was exactly how we remembered it to taste. It was so awesome. I found it funny that Johann has lived in Seattle for a year and a half now and I was the one who had to tell him about it there! None of us had gone to Tukwila before, so it was nice to drive down there, have lunch, walk around and pretty soon it was time to come home since Chloe was on her own (Vic left for Vegas at around 5:30AM that day).
We got home around 6PM and Chloe was a superstar - we didn't find any messes and after taking her out, I took her and my mom to her house for dinner before I headed back home to pack for part 2 of my vacation.
Thank you to all the veterans and people who serve today to keep us safe, to keep other people safe and to fight for freedom.
Many of us take our freedom and our every day lives for granted. We are so fortunate to have those people stepping up and fighting the fight for us.
Thank you for your sacrifices.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
- Lt. Col. John McCrae (1915)
BBC One released the first pictures of this upcoming season of Sherlock. We will finally find out how Sherlock escaped death and how Watson will react to Sherlock's reappearance.
Brain.. exploding... can't wait for the season to start up again!!
Well, it has been a very interesting few weeks. There has been a mix of future excitement mixed with current stress/drama. OK for the bad; as you probably know Jas was in a bad car accident. Not only is she suffering on a daily basis due to injury, our beloved Volvo was officially written off. I knew that we were going to be paid out for the car (not paid very well) and the car shopping began.
Well enough of the sad story. After searching non stop for a few weeks (Craigslist//Auto trader//walking around dealerships) I narrowed down what car to look for. My goal was to find a Nissan Maxima (ideally a SE V6), a Nissan Altima SE, an Acura 3.2 TL, or maybe a Camry. Essentially I wanted a full size car with some options and low km's.
After a few test drives and dealing with a couple good and some average to poor sales people, I found our new family member. I've always liked the Acura 3.2TL's and have every since the late 90's when my friend Eric owned one. My dad also has one and after car sitting years ago, I fell in love it. I didn't think I would find one, not to mention in such good mechanical condition. Here are the specs:
2002 Acura 3.2 TL // V6; 225HP // Fully loaded - leather, moon roof, power everything // HID headlights // 124,XXX kms // and much more! I absolutely LOVE this car. The rear bumper could use a coat of paint, but so does my rear end so I can't complain can I?
That's all for now! 1 week until VEGAS for me!!!
**side note: if you're buying a used car and the dealer is providing a carfax, ask for CARPROOF. If information is missing or neglected to be reported on the report, carfax will not take responsibility, carproof ensures their information**
I was on lovely holidays last week - and surprisingly, did not get to sleep in or nap at all!!
I spent the week catching up on Once Upon a Time
(my current favourite show). I had been a full season behind and it was nice to watch shows I PVR'd in February. Other than that, I was able to spend time with my mom and Chloe.
As for the Volvo, we got the news on Friday that the damage was so intensive that they would not be able to repair it within the budget (insurance budget was capped at $5900 and the damages were more than $10,000). That made me so sad; we hadn't had the car even a year and it was in mint condition with low KMs (2001 - 126,000). So we spent the weekend going to used car lots trying to see what our options would be when we hear back about a settlement.
On top of that, I've been having back pain and migraines and so haven't been sleeping properly. Good thing I had the week off to take it easy but I wasn't able to get an appointment with a physio until this Thursday! So I'm looking forward to my first session. On top of that, my doctor had said that my body was misaligned but I'm hesitant to go to the chiropractor's again; it always feels good while I'm there but then the pain just comes right back and I don't feel like I'm getting any better, so I stopped going.
We also had our first (well, Vic and mine at least) worship service at church last Saturday evening; 3 full hours of worship. It was so awesome!! Although in the end, my back was in so much pain from standing so long and my fingers were so numb. The pain was worth it though :) I can't wait for the next one.
Overall, a busy staycation. My next vacation booked is in 14 more business days - yay! Vic's planning on going to Vegas on the 11th of November and I was considering going with him; I was also going to be driving to Portland with my mom and Johann just before then. I guess we'll see, since funds are tight right now and we're looking for a new (used) car.