i’m sick. i had to come home from work today because i felt all hot and shivery and clammy and sick and just plain crappy. i’ve never been one of those people who can be ill and go to their bed and sleep and i never lose my appetite unless i have the full on flu so i like soup and movies when i’m sick. as a kid i had a lot of issues with my sinuses and tonsils and i was off school…a lot. luckily my dad worked from 5pm until midnight and was around to take care of me. he always made the best sick day food…grilled cheese sandwiches and heinz tomato soup.
sometimes he would give me hula hoop crisps to dunk in my soup like croutons. he would make me milky tea or hot ribena and i’d get all settled on the couch with my snoopy and woodstock blanket and watch movies. i think ya’ll know i love my movies and between me and my husband we have a pretty ridiculous collection but whenever i’m sick i want to watch the movies that i used to watch when i was sick as a kid. there’s something comforting about it. same as i still like a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup (sometimes with hula hoops). so i thought i would do a little top 5 of my favourite sick day movies.
willy wonka and the chocolate factory (still my favourite for sick days)
edward scissorhands (i watched this so much i went through 2 videos that got chewed up from overuse)
the little mermaid. loved it since i saw it in the cinema. still joint favourite disney movie of all time with peter pan
the neverending story. isn’t this a favourite sick day movie of most 80’s kids?
my girl. i was a HUGE macaulay culkin fan. i still can’t cope when thomas j dies and i want all of shelly’s wardrobe and her camper!
so there you have it. i’m still a big kid at heart and there isn’t a time when you revert back to being a kid quite as much as when you’re sick. hope you don’t catch this bug.
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i love everything french. to celebrate bastille day, here is a top 5 of my favourite french things…
top 5 french women (ok, 9 because i love them all)
1. coco chanel
2. juliette binoche
3. brigitte bardot
4. audrey tautou
5. vanessa paradis
6. clémence poésy
7. charlotte gainsbourg
8. lou doillon
9. marion cotillard
top 5 french bands/singers
3. daft punk
4. vanessa paradis
5. carla bruni
top 5 french food (alright 7, couldn’t narrow it down!)
4. le roule fromage
6. tarte au citron
7. potatoes dauphinoise
top 5 french films (yep failing at sticking to 5’s)
3. coco before chanel
5. la vie en rose
6. heartbreaker (cheesy but good!)
these are just a few of the french things that i love. j’espére que vous avez une merveilleuse journée! (hope that translates correctly)
this past week has been kinda crazy. i’ve had a ton of college work to do, we’ve had family staying for a few days and i’ve been feeling pretty run down. i think it’s a combo of college stress and insomnia all catching up with me, but today i woke up with a sore throat, swollen glands and a fever. feeling pretty low and just totally exhausted. on the plus side i’ve also had good parts of the week. i dug out my juicer and have been making myself fresh juices every morning to start the day with some vitamins, nutrients and some of my 5 a day. so far i’ve tried vampire juice (beetroot, apple, carrot and lime) which is so good, sunshine juice (orange, pineapple, pear, carrot) in the photo above and today’s juice which was apple, pear, carrot and ginger. i am loving having this healthy start to the day.
another thing that made my week happy was receiving this care package from my friend april. long story short, she live in baltimore in the states and has this amazing coffee and tea shop by her that sells all these great teas and coffees. anyway, back in september, april mailed me this package and we thought it had gone missing in the mail, but lo and behold, it turned up yesterday, 2 months to the date it was sent! it really made me smile. i’m a total tea addict and she sent me pumpkin spice tea, jack frost tea and gingerman tea….looking forward to using them in my new starbucks christmas mug…
yesterday was a great day because i finally got to see harry potter and the deathly hallows part 1. i think it’s pretty obvious from previous posts that i am a huge harry fan and have a slightly inappropriate crush on rupert grint who plays ron weasley. i’m not gonna spoil anything for those still to see it but it was amazing, everything i expected and more. we went to the 11:30pm showing and it was mobbed. people were dressed up as dementors, voldemort and hogwarts students and everybody was cheering when the movie started. the movie theatre had put up cute signs naming parts of the cinema ‘diagon alley’ and ‘honeydukes’. it was a great night with my mister.
top 5 breakfasts
1. breakfast burritos
2. pain au chocolat
3. home-made granola with fresh berries and yoghurt
4. pancakes with berries/bananas and maple syrup
5. french toast with ketchup
top 5 things i love about my mister
1. his freckles
2. his laugh when he finds something really funny
3. the hugs he gives
4. his massive feet (although not his creepy toes)
5. his scruffy beard
top 5 movies i’ve seen so far this year
1. scott pilgrim vs. the world
4. the blind side
5. going the distance
american splendor is a cute little indie movie based on the life of the late harvey pekar, a working class american guy who turned his life story into a comic book of the same name. the movie switches between fiction, with paul giamatti starring as harvey, and real-life with the actual people the characters are based on giving their insights. when you see the real-life sections, you realise what an amazing job the actors have done to become their subjects right down to the voices. my favourite character is toby, the genuine nerd, played wonderfully by judah friedlander. please check this movie out.
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i realised today that one of my favourite movies from my teen years is 15 this year! 15! man, i feel old. the movie is clueless. i saw it in the movie theater in 1995 when i was 14 and loved it. my friends and i would quote it all the time and let’s face it, we all wanted to be cher. it starred the beautiful alicia silverstone as cher, the late brittany murphy as tai, the adorable paul rudd as josh and breckin myer, who i had a bit of a weird crush on, as travis birkenstock (great name!). it’s one of those typical 90s movies where nothing much happens but it’s funny and very much a sign of the times. i watched it recently and still thought it was great. some of my favourite quotes…
“cher’s saving herself for luke perry.”
“do you prefer fashion victim or ensembly challenged?”
“searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a pauly shore movie.”
and many more…
if you’ve never seen clueless, where the hell have you been? go watch it now. if you have seen it, chances are you share my feelings about how good this movie was and still is. happy 15th birthday clueless.
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i wonder if you can guess what i’m doing today?
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