Aaaaaand….. breathe.

7 Mar

This weekend I was a complete relaxation station. I hadn’t realised how stressful my weekends had been since October-ish; charging up to London after work in the car, going on road trips and doing all the Christmas socialising, until I did hardly anything this weekend. And it was a great feeling to get some me time back.

In true me fashion, it was mostly consumed with cooking food, and then eating it. Yesterday I made red cabbage and apple soup for my lunches this week (it’s one of my favourite things ever) and rainbow trout with a pesto crumb (yummy!!).

I went boxing in the morning on Sunday, and then came home and decided to have a day dedicated to me. I watched the Kings Speech and the Blind Side, and then Emma came round and we watched 27 Dresses.

All of which left me a little teary, I think I must be hormonal.

The Kings Speech was just lovely; nothing like how I expected it to be but thoroughly interesting and well worth the watch.

27 Dresses is rubbish, but one of my favourites, and Benny and the jets has been stuck in my head ever since. I love the silly quotes, “yesterday you were my sister, today you are just some bitch who broke my heart and cut up my mother’s wedding dress!!” and obviously having James Marsden to look at for well over an hour raised the Sunday night blues.

But the Blind Side was FANTASTIC. I wept my heart out watching it, and then was pretty inconsolable when realising it was a true story. Its amazing to think there are people like that in the world, that would take someone in without knowing them, their background and what they are capable of. I think the world needs to be a bit more trusting of people and it was such a gorgeous story.

Bolstered by my faith in humanity, I changed my bedlinen and cleaned the house. After all, some things still need to be done!

Hope you all had great weekends.

L x

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27 Responses to “Aaaaaand….. breathe.”

  1. BrittFit March 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    I tried to relax this weekend too…I think sometimes people forget that the weekend doesn’t have to be filled with activity!

  2. Emily Jane March 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    I’m glad to hear The King’s Speech was great – last night it was a toss up between that and NEDS, and we went for the latter because we weren’t sure if TKS would be brilliant, if a bit boring. I’ll definitely give it a go now! 🙂

    • tinkerbelle86 March 7, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

      whata NEDS??? im intrigued. I saw RED the other day (retired and dangerous) with Bruce Willis ans Helen Mirren and it was surprisingly good too!

  3. prenin March 7, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Sounds like a good weekend!!! 🙂

    I too cleaned and changed the bedding – it was demanding voting rights!!!

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin.

  4. Jules March 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    I’ve still to see the kings speech… i’m not a movie buff at all so I should get back into watching movies…!

    I love relaxing on a sunday afternoon in my thoughts (or watching SPL matches, especially Hibs)… so good! x

  5. Ava Aston's Muckery March 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    Blind Side is a great movie.

    Blessings,

    Ava
    xox

  6. bymasson March 7, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    I was tempted to watch The Blind Side this weekend, as my sister said that it was pretty good. I think I bumped it for Run Fatboy, Run as I needed a chuckle rather than a cry!

    • tinkerbelle86 March 7, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

      oh i love that film, but the blind side is well worth a watch. apparently i have to watch the notebook next.. ive been resisting that one

  7. o0amber0o March 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    I also enjoyed The King’s Speech. Didn’t make me cry, but I was hardcore cheering him on through the whole movie.

    Benny and the Jets for sure is a side effect from 27 Dresses, it’s suck in my head for days after watching that movie!

  8. Babygirl March 7, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    I absolutely loved The Blind Side. I currently have it on DVD and watch it every chance I get. It was just a wonderful story. You know, more people then you think, take children in with no home. My mother did so and I praise her for it. I have to check out The King’s Speech. I really loved reading this.. great blog 🙂

  9. A Regular Teenager March 7, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    i have been studying vigorously since two months and now that i’m done with the supposed “VACATIONS” studying all the time, i’m heading back to my boarding school tomorrow
    You are one lucky gal
    http://www.regularteenageworld.wordpress.com

  10. Thypolar March 7, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by. I cried my eyes out when we watched the Blind Side. Its a spectacular movie! Well worth the tears though. It definitely restores ones faith in man kind 😉

  11. vixter2010 March 7, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    27 Dresses is lame but I also enjoy it and that song does stick in your head! I need to check out The Blind Side by the sound of it 🙂

    • tinkerbelle86 March 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

      i know. its baaaaad. but so good!! watch it Vix, but go prepared, arm yourself with tissues, a blanket and a family size bar of chocolate. its really the only way 🙂

      • tinkerbelle86 March 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

        just to add to this, i just put it on sportify, earphones werent plugged into laptop….. sparked mass discussion about benny and the jets and my appalling music schizophrenia. it was the electric boobs part. fail.

  12. The Hook March 7, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Glad you had a great weekend. I spent mine battling douchebags for my last shred of sanity.

    • Posky March 8, 2011 at 1:03 am #

      You sound like you have a very busy and satisfying job but I’m sorry you have to to work on the weekends.

  13. mindrunningwild March 7, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    oooh sounds like you had a good weekend! I went to Boston to visit my cousin and we watched Death at a Funeral. There are two versions, british and american. I’ve seen both now and prefer the british version. Have you seen either?
    also: yes, 27 dresses is a bit….well, you know, but it is cute anyhow!

  14. Ironic Mom March 7, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    I love The King’s Speech; I love it more because it was made on a (relatively) small budget.

    My weekend? Minding children, mine. My husband was out both days, all day. Still, I got lots of cuddles and managed a wee bit of writing.

  15. Thundercows March 7, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    It has passed a long time, since I have seen some `juicy` chicks` movie.
    Even if it`s a trash like `Legally Bonde` 1 and 2.
    Guilty pleasures are always sweeter, especially since my underpaid job got more pressure.

    • tinkerbelle86 March 8, 2011 at 8:57 am #

      in that case revisit mean girls. always a winner 🙂

  16. This Italian Family March 7, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    I love The Blind Side! It’s such a great movie!!

  17. Jocelyn Wilhelm March 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    “Blind Side” is such a touching story, isn’t it? I agree with you. There ought to be more people like that in the world. And like you, I love “ME” times too! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a good one! 🙂

  18. kissingginger March 7, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    Those are great movies.

    You should watch Splendor In the Grass (It’s an old movie, but a classic.)

    The Duchess. (GREAT, True Story)

    And The Other Boelynn. (True Story.)

    • tinkerbelle86 March 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

      i loved the duchess, havent seen the first ill research ..

  19. Posky March 8, 2011 at 1:04 am #

    I did have a good weekend but you’ve shown me that I need to probably see more films that have come out in the last twenty years.

  20. Megan March 8, 2011 at 2:07 am #

    I had one of those weekends as well! Me time, lots of time for myself to do whatever I wanted whenever I wanted… I cleaned some and worked on some items for the craft show I am doing in a month. I watched High Fidelity…an older movie with John Cusack which just so happens to be a favorite of mine 🙂 I LOVED The Blind Side, with the waterworks flowing as I realized it was based on a true story… All I can say about 27 Dress is “B-b-b-benny and the Jets.” 🙂 Love it!

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