As you can all obviously see I barely did any writing at all this weekend. I had the time to write as well and just didn’t. I actually went to visit my gran in Scotland before Christmas given that I haven’t seen her since before Lockdown. And before I am crucified let me clarify, I’m fine, so is my Gran. No symptoms or anything. All is good.
But yeah, I have my laptop on a little table in front of me on the couch and I had my writing projects out in front of me I had my blog open thinking I could write and post something now that I am off work and everywhere is closed… Nope. I didn’t do any of that.
In fact what I did do for the whole weekend with my Gran and sometimes my Dad when he wasn’t working. Was sit on the couch watching Disney movies. Lots and lots of Disney movies.
Beauty and the Beast
Not the live action one. The old cartoon animated one. Be our guest. That one. My favourite princess film of all. I went to see the live action film for my Birthday when it first came out in Cinema. And I was a little disappointed if I’m honest. I didn’t like Emma Watson’s portrayal of Belle at all. Nor did I enjoy the fact that the film was a serious case of male bashing. There was only one part of the film I thought had been done quite well and that was the fact that we got to learn a little more about the Beast. That was it sadly. Everything else in that film flopped for me. I tried to watch it again on the Disney Plus app. I just can’t do it. I can’t. I had to turn it off. So, I haven’t watched it since, but I did watch the fantastic cartoon animated Disney Beauty and the Beast. Never gets old for me.
Princess and the Frog
I enjoy this princess film. The characters are actually likable. Even if they aren’t likable at first (Cough! Prince Naveen Cough!). They become likable. I admit the part in which the voodoo lady kisses her snake makes me cringe so hard I have to look away. But good film nonetheless.
Oh, wow, hmm… What to say about Frozen two. Hmm, ok, I have the best question. What the hell happened? The story was spread out so thinly across the four characters’ and the different crisis subplots that they were all having that it just felt messy. Like rather than the film blending into one story. It was a story with a bullet point mind map. I spent most of the film embarrassed. Plus, there was a point in which the subplot of a character was so forced into it that the song just had no relevance as to what was happening… It did however, end better than it began. I would have preferred it if it had kept managed to make the other characters problems a little less in your face , and went into more depth with regards to things like the girls’ parents? I feel like that was only briefly touched upon. When they could have done so much more with it. But that is my personal opinion.
What a beautiful film. This sits on the same scale of Brave for me. A tear jerker of a film. Sons going on dangerous mission to see their father that last and final time. Or for that one and only moment in his life. They grow as brothers and they grow as their own individuals. It was beautiful, and it made me laugh. My Dad pointed this one out to me as it was on the Disney Plus app, but I was told about if from my lead at work. Definitely worth a watch if you haven’t watched it already.
I had become very angry with myself at this point. I finally had a week off from work I could finally concentrate on writing and exercising. And I hadn’t done any of it. Well that is a lie sorry, I went running. Which by the way, running in the hills of Scotland. Oh my god I thought my heart was going to explode. The hills nearly killed me. But anyway, I was so angry at myself. But what was the point in getting angry at myself?
After I thought about this, I sort of came to the conclusion that I should forgive myself one weekend. One weekend of not doing anything at all. Out of what… fifty two weeks in the year? So, one out of fifty two weekends out of the year in which I have done (Pardon me) fuck all? Yes, I can forgive myself at least once. To add to that I was visiting my Gran. I don’t get to see her often purely because most of the time I just don’t have the petrol money to go. So, on this rare occasion that I got to see her, yes I sat and watched films with her. Also on this once a year occasion it is almost Christmas.
Now that I am back from my quick weekend trip away I will try to get back into the swing of writing and posting again. I have managed to find some motivation for exercising again so I will try to keep on top of that as well.
Thank you so much for reading! Write again soon! Bye!