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I started this blog as I entered my 40th year, and now firmly in my 40s, I continue to learn so much about life. I'm learning that life rarely goes according to plan and that there's something new to learn every single day, be it a subtle nudge or a smack in the face.... This is my blog about muddling through my 40s-working hard, writing a book, being an ammateur photographer, trying to exercise and eat well, endeavouring to be the world's best aunt, as well as having fun and laughing out loud every single day.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

B Dear Rocky - The Bridges of Madison County

Dear Rocky,

Well, speaking of relationships, the chemistry between Francesca and Robert represents all of my dreams of true love.  Of course, it is easy to romanticize the best parts of a person over a short and perfect four day honeymoon, when everyday life is routine and beige.  But, the fact that at the end of his life, Robert maintained that Francesca was the love of his life, leaving her his camera and other belongings, was the tip of the love story iceberg.

How sexy is Clint Eastwood at any age, and how irresistible was Meryl's Italian accent.  I completely bought that attraction - in the bath, the kitchen, the truck..... the bridges... the bar....

I honestly believe in what they had and I cannot believe she didn't go with him.  When she had her hand on that door handle that day in the rain, my heart was in my throat.  How I wanted her to run to him.......

I understand that the children reading her diaries after her death told the story, but those children were spoilt brats and horribly miscast I think...... their take, especially the son's, was incredibly selfish, especially as adult children.....  I would have liked to have seen them more heartbroken for Meryl, I mean, Francesca, for all that she sacrificed for them and their father.


I love this film and never, ever tire of it.

I give it a 9.5/10 (because of those horrible kids!).

I know you're a romantic Rocky.  Can't wait to read your thoughts.


Read Rocky's review here!

Oh Robert!  My heart is breaking for you!!


  1. Hello fellow 40, I enjoyed your post. It's nice to connect through AtoZ
    Twitter: WriterBizWoman

    1. Wow, thank you! I think your blog is exactly what I'm looking for!

  2. I'm a fellow 40ish wife and mum and I'm so enjoying visiting all the blogs from the A to Z Blog challenge. Such unique themes this year! Brilliant bloghop

    1. Hey, thanks for checking in - I'll be sure to check your blog out - my dad is a daft Scot hahaha!

  3. Oh I totally forgot about this movie! Thanks for the reminder. It is a great film! Looking forward to reading more of your A-Z posts this month!

    1. Thanks Angelsbark - off to read your blog. Jodie

  4. Wow, Jodie! One would think that we compared notes before the review, but that certainly wasn't the case!!! Whoa!


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