Christmas Film Favourites

One of my favourite things about Christmas is watching Christmas films. When it is cold outside I love nothing more than getting cosy and watching a Christmas film. Over the years I have watched many Christmas films but here is a list of a few of my favourite ones:-
1- The Grinch
The Grinch is one of my most favourite Christmas films so much so that every year for Christmas my mom buys me Grinch Christmas pyjamas. If you haven’t seen already Primark always has really nice Grinch pyjamas. I have always loved watching the Grinch as it is a good feel good film and I usually leave this to watch on Christmas Eve Night.
2- Annabelle’s Wish
Annabelle’s Wish is one of those films that nobody else has ever heard of. It was a film that I was brought one Christmas when I was younger that I loved so much that I make sure that I watch it most years even now. It is a cartoon film about a cow called Annabelle who wants to be a reindeer. It is a super cute film for young children.
3- Home Alone
I think everyone loves to watch home alone at this time of year. Its one of those films that I never actually think about watching but I always find it on TV somewhere and end up watching it. This films also reminds me of my childhood.
4- Miracle on 34th Street
Miracle on 34th Street is the must see film this time of year. I love to watch this film and often watch it more than once. It is the perfect film to put you in the mood for Christmas.
5- The Holiday
The holiday is not always the most typical Christmas film but it is one of those films that I really enjoy watching over the Christmas period because it is very light hearted.
6- Jack Frost
I have watched Jack Frost every year since my sister was brought it one Christmas when we were younger. Even though it starts off really sad; it is still a really great family film to watch.

There are many more Christmas films that I love but these are the ones that I make sure that I watch every year to get me in the Christmas spirit ready for Christmas day.

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Life Update

Life has been super busy this last week so I haven’t got around to blogging a lot. Well actually the whole of September so far has been pretty busy due to quite a lot of changes going on at the moment but hopefully I can try to get the blogs into a more regular schedule again. I really do enjoy blogging so I need to find more time to fit it in.
I had a really nice day yesterday; I went out for some lunch and went for a nice relaxing walk. I then went a and did a little bit of shopping… I didn’t really need anything but I still had a couple of vouchers to use from my birthday so I spent those in Topshop on a new little bag. My old bag has just broke so it was the perfect excuse to get a new one. I love Topshop as the quality of their products is usually really good. I don’t buy all my clothes from there as it can be quite expensive but I do like to have a few versatile pieces from there which I can mix with clothes from other shops.
After shopping I went to the cinema; there hasn’t been that much in the cinema over the summer that I have really wanted to watch but I really enjoy going to the cinema because the film has my full attention. When you watch a film at home it isn’t the same because I get distracted by so many things and I end up watching parts of a film rather than the whole thing.
I ended up watching ‘King of Thieves’ which I didn’t know that much about beforehand but I knew it had Michael Caine in it so I thought it must be good if he’s in. Generally I have enjoyed films that Michael Caine has been in before so thought I would give it a chance. I actually really enjoyed King of Thieves and would recommend other people watching it. Sometimes picking a film that you haven’t heard about is a better option because you have no expectations so you can’t be disappointed. The film was quite funny and I would watch it again in the future.
I am having another fairly chilled day today doing odd jobs that I need to do before Monday and listening to a few podcasts. I am also hoping to get my hair cut because I have been putting it off for so long but now it has got to a length that is starting to annoy me so I think it’s time to get it sorted out.
Hope you are all having an enjoyable weekend 🙂

Weekend Fun

After taking my car to the garage yesterday it is now back with me and all sorted. Of course I ended up having to have extra things done to my car so it did cost a little more than I expected but it is worth it to know my car is safe to drive. On the positive side at least my car is all sorted now and I won’t have to worry about it throughout the winter.
On the evening I went to the cinema with my boyfriend to watch ‘The Meg’. The films is about a group of scientists who encounter a 75 foot long megalodon shark. I wasn’t initially drawn to this film but as my boyfriend wanted to see it I agreed to watch it with him. Surprisingly I quite enjoyed the film. The film is very unrealistic and exaggerated but as we were watching it in the cinema you kind of just go along with the story and it was enjoyable to watch. However if I was watching it at home I don’t know if it would have the same effect.
I feel like everyone has a secret a fear of sharks so you can’t help but relate to the fear when they see the shark and are being chased by it. Overall I enjoyed it but I don’t know if I would rush to see it again.
I haven’t been to the cinema for a while and I had forgot how much I like going. I generally go more in the winter but as the weather has been a bit cooler it was nice to go last night. When I am at home watching a film I am always distracted by other things and never fully pay attention whereas in the cinema you have to pay attention and it kind of acts as an escape from what is going on in your life for a couple of hours.

I am having quite a chilled day today; I popped into town with my sister and sorted a few things out ready for work this week. This afternoon I am going to have a little look at what jobs are available near here and maybe enjoy a podcast or two! I do have a couple of items I want to list on eBay so I may do that as well.

Brain on Fire

On Saturday evening I decided to watch Brain on Fire on Netflix, I didn’t know a lot about the film but I had an email from Netflix recommending it as something I may like so I thought I would give it ago. I thought it was an great film and really opened my eyes. It has been along time since I have watched a film at home and been fully gripped but I couldn’t stop watching and didn’t really want it to end.

The film is about a young journalist who starts to here voices, become hypersensitive and starts having seizures. As time goes on it only gets worse and she becomes violent and experiences insanity. Everyone around her wonders what is happening because the girl is acting very strange compared to her usual behaviour and even try to blame it on alcohol and partying too much.

The girls have various test such as MRI scans but there is nothing showing abnormally on her test results. Bipolar and schizophrenia is suggested but doctors as the cause for the abnormal behaviour that she is experiencing but her parents are determined that this is not the case. A different doctor takes over her case and they do a brain biopsy because he believes her brain is swollen and inflamed. She has a slow recovery and eventually is able to return to her normal life.

This film really made me think about how limited we are to what treatment are available to us. The NHS is one of the greatest things about England and does amazing things on a daily basis. But we are limited by what treatments are available at any one time and how one doctor may interpret symptoms as being something different to another doctor. Misdiagnosis can happen at any time and there could be others is the world who are diagnosed with mental health disorders and actually it could be something else that is physically affecting a person.

There are always going to be areas in life that we can learn more about and there will be new treatments that are found and that are available in some countries and not others. We are lucky to have so many treatments available to us and to have people trying to find new cures.