Last weekend was so wet and windy that we decided an indoor activity was required. The newly released film of Emma was being shown in Ambleside, at the gorgeous boutique cinema: Fellini's. Fellini's is fabulous for many reasons. Firstly, the seats are sumptuous, you can sink into them and they feel like marshmallow. Secondly, there are only about 200 seats so it's a very intimate experience. Thirdly, you can take glasses of wine into the auditorium, proper glass not plastic. Finally, Fellini's and its sister cinema: Zeffirelli's are also vegetarian restaurants serving delicious food. All very excellent for a dreary March Saturday.

The film was superb. Bill Nighy was born to play the part of Mr Woodhouse, and  Johnny Flynn brought to Mr Knightley the same qualities that Colin Firth brought to Mr Darcy. Miranda Hart's cameo as Miss Bates brought a sweetness and pathos to the role which was very enjoyable.

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of Emma. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

Time passed quickly as we were transported to the early 19th century where ringlets, side burns and frock coats were the order of the day.

Followed by a meal at Zeffirelli's - all in all very enjoyable and relaxing.