This winter break I have successfully :
- Hosted three guests for overnight stays at Enfield
- Visited my mother and helped her to get some of her affairs in order
- Been to the hairdresser
- Had brunch with a friend
- Read a book
- Got my first Pfizer immunisation
- Had dinner at a restaurant with friends
- Got my car serviced
- Listened to an audio book
- Went to the dentist for a check up
- Had my eyebrows done
- Had morning tea with a friend
- Watched a movie everyday
- Hosted a dinner party
- Had lunch with a friend
- Went to see a specialist with Seth
- Made an appointment to get my tax done
- Went clothes shopping
- Chatted on the phone to family and friends
I have managed to get six months worth of 'to do' list items sorted in two short weeks and I feel so ready to face the second half of the year now. All of my happiness chemicals are also firing on full reboot because of the activities that I have engaged in these holidays. I got my dopamine (the reward chemical) kicking over by completing tasks and doing self care activities. I got my oxytocin (the love hormone) stimulated through my friend and family time. My serotonin (the mood stabiliser) got a recharge from all of the meditation. yoga and nature walking. And my endorphins (pain relief) were ignited from all of the laughter, good food and wine and the extremely pleasant time that I spent curled up in my favourite chair with a delicious coffee, excellent smelling incense burning and a bit of good quality dark chocolate whilst watching movies or reading. Talk about the perfect way to re-energise your senses and spend the darkest days of winter - so utterly delightful!
Release Date: 2004
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 119 mins
Another Wes Anderson tale of the weird, the wonderful and the awkward; The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is a parody-homage to the great French diving pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Filled with all manner of unusual characters and occurrences, this film flies in the face of conventional comedy by being eccentrically funny and whimsically ironic.
After his best friend Esteban du Plantier is brutally killed by a supposedly mythical 'Jaguar Shark', renown oceanographer and documentarian Steve Zissou vows revenge. A motley crew join Zissou on his research vessel Belfonte to assist with the tracking and documenting of this dangerous mission - to find and destroy the Jaguar Shark.
In true Anderson style, this is really wacky stuff, there are plenty of things happening on and off the camera that are so random and odd that you can't help laughing. I especially adored Pele dos Santos, the safety expert that also happens to be a Brazilian musician who sings David Bowie songs in Portuguese, acoustically throughout the film, gold!
FINAL SAY: It's a documentary! It's all really happening!
3 Chilli Peppers