It would be fair and reasonable to say that Craig and I are having one of those 'god you're amazing' kinds of weekends. A weekend where we are both just happy to laze about in each others arms on the couch, watching crap, drinking coffee and chilling out. It's easy, and that's one the best things about being married for over 20 years, sometimes it's 'easy' to be together. We don't have to be talking or planning or doing anything together, we can just chill out together, no strings attached, no agenda, just a couple of unencumbered days to be at peace together.
These are just the best days, my favourite days. Sitting up in bed on a Sunday morning, sipping a cuppa, tapping on the ipad or reading a book, rubbing our feet together under the covers but not saying a damn word for hours. You can't buy anything that good, you just can't.
It is in these golden moments that I look at Craig and see all of the reasons that I fell in love with him in the first place and why we have stood the test of time. I think that it is because it gets easier as you go along, you stop having anything to prove and you just start 'be-ing' together. That person propped up on the pillow next to you knows you, really knows you and isn't expecting anything from you, they are just happy to chill with you, and that is such a lovely feeling.
I actually regularly fall in love with Craig all over again, it happens at least a couple of times every year where I find that I cannot get enough of him and he just encompasses everything that is good in my world all over again, and it often happens when I least expect it to as well, which is really nice. I think that you need to fall in love with your spouse again regularly, that first rush sensation and early infatuation is far too much fun to simply kiss goodbye forever. Call me a romantic, but I believe that true love never dies, it just simmers away on the back burner waiting to be reignited again, and from my experience, it just burns brighter with every re-ignition.
Release Date: 2016
Running Time: 108 mins
I am always pleased when a movie that has been designed for children turns out to not only be imaginative and interesting, but also sensitive and intelligent; and Disney's latest offering Zootopia is a fantastic example of that. This film boldly tackles the topical and relevant themes of prejudice and stereotyping within a kid friendly and visually pleasing 'mammalian metropolis' that is undeniably fun and fresh to watch.
In a world populated by anthropomorphic mammals, rookie rabbit police officer Judy Hopps, must enlist the help of Nick Wilde, a street wise hustling fox, to help her crack a case that will save her career. This case however, is unlike any other that has been seen in Zootopia; threatening the harmonious fabric of their society as stereotypes and assumptions about certain species leads to mass hysteria.
The relationship between the rabbit and fox characters is just plain darling, I adored the animated onscreen chemistry that was portrayed here, and Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman were perfect choices for the key voice actors.
Zootopia is thoughtfully put together and highly entertaining from start to end. Bravo Disney, the world needs more of this type of smart and interesting children's cinema, keep it coming!
FINAL SAY: It's called a hustle, sweetheart.
4 Chili Peppers