Before we had children we would easily watch 4 or 5 films a week.. I would also read a minimum of 3 books a week and I worked full time AND had a social life. Since we had children a lot of the hobbies we enjoyed seemed to vanish into the oblivion which also stole our sleep. Arrhhhh.
But. And this is a big BUT I’ve started to realise we really need those things which help us relax, to unwind ..to be someone other than mum or dad for an hour or two.
So I’m making time for it. When the children go to bed ( if they both happen to sleep at the same time ) I’m going to take a break. Maybe not every night but at least once a week and watch a film. I was a bit inspired by the Mummy Barrow film club too and I think we are going to follow with interest the films that are watched and maybe join in with one or two. Last night we watched Jack Reacher – not without a few interruptions of course.. Thanks Chloe. Quite a good film although can I admit I’m not really a Tom Cruise fan?
Next we are moving onto some Eighties Classics .. I asked on social media for some recommendations and we have some great films to look forward to. Can you believe I’ve never watched Working Girl? or Stand By Me?
As for books I’m currently reading If I Stay by Gayle Forman ..it’s too early for me to give a verdict as I’m only a few pages in but I’ll let you know when I’m done.
I’ve actually managed to finish one book already this year – Postcard Killers by James Patterson. I find his books quick and easy to read as although they are thrillers and fairly chilling they tend to grip you so much that you want to finish it as quickly as possible and this one was no different. I enjoyed but it wasn’t one of his best in my opinion.
Last year I challenged myself to read a certain amount of books. It didn’t happen and I was annoyed so this year there is no figure just a promise to myself that I will make more time for these things I enjoy.
So a year of cooking..reading and watching films lies ahead. I suppose I better squeeze some exercise somewhere too 🙂