It is not until you stop and take stock of the year thus far that you begin to realise how much you have already accomplished, but also on some fronts, how little you have achieved. With the majority of the year still available it is always a good time to reflect on what still needs attention. I would like to offer a little more time this year to painting. I haven't even picked up a paintbrush yet this year. I am longing for a couple of undisturbed weekends in front of a canvas with a glass of good wine in one hand, a paintbrush in the other and something soulful on the stereo. That sounds so wonderful to me, that and curling up with a good novel for hours. I haven't been reading as much as would like to either, but I find that as soon as I pick up my book off the bedside table lately I am asleep with it in my hand only moments later. So annoying!
I love to contemplate all of the amazing things that I could get done if I didn't need to sleep, the possibilities are just endless; how awesome would that be? I wish that my battery never ran down at the end of every day because I would have read a million more novels by now, and watched a billion more movies. I definitely would have completed more art pieces, knitted more clothing, drawn more pictures, baked more delicious cakes, created more things and reviewed way more movies; but most of all I would've had a lot more time to spend with the ones that I love. Most of the time I feel like sleeping is such a dreadful waste of my life, I try not to give more than six hours a day to it generally because I begrudge giving up any more of my life to it. Sleep! Boo -it's totally overrated in my books! Shame that it is so damn necessary I reckon.
Anyway, the next school holidays will definitely offer me the chance to do those neglected and much missed things, and I fully intend to batten down the hatches and spend as much time as possible hibernating out at Enfield over the June/July break. It'll be movie marathons in the evenings, painting, baking and reading in the afternoons, and long brunches after zenning out with yoga in the mornings. That is one of the best things about living in a house that you have built yourself to meet your own needs, you never really feel like you need a holiday from it. I can easily while away entire weeks out here without even contemplating going into town, I love being tucked away from the world. Besides, everything that I need is already here, including my paint easel and my pile of unread good books, I've truly got it made. Looks like my winter break is already planned. Must say though, in spite of my need to sleep, I certainly haven't been neglecting my movie intake in any way, there are certain things that I just cannot sacrifice!
OF THE GALAXY
Release Date: 2017
Running Time: 138 mins
They're back and they are just as terrific the second time around! The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is every bit as entertaining as the first instalment was in 2014, proving that some superhero franchises can keep their momentum amidst the sea of 'super' movie mediocrity that is presently floating around.
This time Star Lord manages to find out who his father is, Groot returns as the most adorable tree sapling imaginable, Gamora tries to mend her fractured relationship with her sister, Rodney Raccoon does some soul searching and Drax brings all the laughs, of which there are many.
This film hits all the right notes for a superhero movie; it has an excellent mix of humour and drama, the pace is fast, the galactic concepts are interesting and visually pleasing, the retro soundtrack is awesome and just like I did with the first instalment, I walked out with a feel good vibe, which always makes a movie a winner in my books.
FINAL SAY: So, are we saving the universe again?
4 Chili Peppers