It’s Monday, the start of another working week and to distract us from the humdrum of work I’m bringing you another song I love. This was started by the Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek make sure you check him out.
This is one of my favourite opening scenes in a movie. Baby Groot is a mood.
I don’t watch a lot of tv and the movies I do watch are ones with the kids, so I thought I would use this month to watch a few of the sci-fi movies I’ve missed out on. Every week I’m going to fill you in on what I’ve watched and what I thought.
Last week I put a poll up on Twitter to see what I should watch first and it was basically a tie for most of the day between Snowpiercer and Interstellar, so I made an executive decision and chose Snowpiercer as I realised Interstellar has Anne Hathaway in it and I couldn’t put myself through that. Not even in the name of science. I think that’s permanently off my options list now unless I get desperate. Continue reading “What I’m Watching”
In celebration of sci-fi month I wanted to highlight a couple of movies that we love watching as a family. Our youngest is 7, so they are all mostly animated fun.
Big Hero 6 – This is straight up one of my most favourite kids movies. It’s a must watch. Found family, super hero adventures, it has the ability to make you laugh one second and then cry the next. It’s also incredibly quotable. Continue reading “Our 10 family favourite Sci-fi movies.”
Hey, Hello, Welcome. Its been well over a month since I even attempted to do anything blog related. I have a habit of going hard at something and then completely dying in the arse and it’s very obvious when you look at the way I post. Some months I post several times a week, others I only post once and December, well that was the month of silence. I didn’t even read a book in December. I had a dnf but that is it. I was all kinds of busy in December, it was chaos. The erratic posting probably won’t change in 2020.
My productivity levels are often tied to my mental health, which cycles throughout the year. When I’m hyper focused I can smash through posts, but once my brain starts to fog up, I struggle to push through that and that is when I divert my attention to real life stuff. My mental health has definitely done it’s best to kick my ass this past year, and I’ve had months of bouncing of the walls and weeks where I felt like I was suffocating and I didn’t know how to keep functioning. But I have a fantastic support network, a wonderful psychologist, a family that loves me and a husband who can let me hide when needed, hug me when needed and remind me to put the phone down and pay attention to my kids when needed. This isn’t a woe is me post, I don’t expect or need sympathy, it is exactly what the title suggests, a review of my year. All of my year. Continue reading “My 2019 in review”
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where we get to feed that part of our soul that loves lists; by coming up with 10 things related to a certain topic. Top Ten Tuesday was originally created by The Broke and Bookish and is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found on her page HERE. This week’s topic is:
I average between five and ten book most months. Sometimes its higher and sometimes a little less. But March, it was a slumpy, illness filled month. My gallbladder decided to play up and it was some of the most intense pain I’ve ever been in, by the 3rd day I was rat shit, totally exhausted. It took two weeks for a full recovery, I still haven’t got my appetite back properly. On the upside I lost 3kg in a week, and I reckon I’ve lost another 2kg since then. I had a week of feeling good, but still no urge to read and then I got my arse kicked by a basic cold. Its been over a week now and I still sound like a man. It’s not a good sound haha.Continue reading “March… the month I pretty much stopped reading.”
Ferdinand, released December 2017 by Blue Sky Studios.
Having kids is great for many reasons, one of those is that you get to go to all the kids movies without looking like a weirdo on your own or having to borrow friends children.
Ferdinand is the story of a sweet bull; bred for bull fighting, he’s only interested in smelling the flowers and avoiding confrontation. After his Dad doesn’t return from a bull fight, Ferdinand runs away. He hops a train and ends up at the home of Nina. Here he is treated with love, he can smell flowers all day and he sleeps in Nina’s bed. He is in his idea of heaven. But when he accidentally destroys a market he is sent back to the very place he ran from. A place where the bulls have to fight each other, if they lose they are sent to the slaughter house up the hill. The bulls think this is all there is, they believe they can win their freedom. Ferdinand wants his freedom back, he knows they can’t win it, he knows he has to take it and enlists an odd assortment of friends to help him along the way. Continue reading “Ferdinand”
Reviews, book hauls, tags, wrap ups, TV, movies, my ridiculous number of reading challenges, this blog is my place to cover it all. I’m definitely coming to the blogging game incredibly late, but anxiety is a bitch, zero confidence is a mole and my lack of faith in myself means that it has literally taken me years to work up the courage to do this. I’m not a writer, i’m a mum who walks dogs for a living, why would anyone care what i thought? Then it hit me, this blog isn’t for everyone else, it’s for me. It’s another way to explore my love of books and pop culture, it’s a way for me to step outside my itty bitty comfort zone, it’s another way to bring joy into my life.