Going Off Topic

Going Off Topic (#8) A New Normal

You guys, I made a resolution to try and post once a week and so far I’ve managed it every 3 days! I hope this isn’t just an amazing start that’s going to fail by February, like every diet I’ve ever started on Jan 1st. To be fair, it’s because my little one has been a gem at bedtime lately and it’s given me this laptop time! In fact, life itself has got more of a routine now, I can’t believe Daisy is going to be 3 months old next week!

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Life isn’t ever going to be the same again, just trying to do the week’s food shop requires professional event planning experience, but we’re finding a new normal, and we can do more ‘normal’ things now. In fact, on Wednesday I’m meeting up with Jenna to see The Greatest Showman at the cinema! I cannot WAIT. I hope it’s good, I’ve been avoiding listening to the soundtrack in advance in case I ruin it for myself.

What else? We’re planning a big American holiday for next year to celebrate mine and my husband’s 30th birthday (ugh I’m old!) and just today I’ve made plans to go back to Disneyland Paris with 2 of my favourite girlfriends where I’ll be child-free for a couple of days! I might even get drunk! Ahh, simple pleasures…

So, TV wise I’m doing terribly. Bedtimes may be great, but dinner times aren’t, and in 5 weeks we’ve watched 4 episodes of The Punisher. We’ll get there eventually! It took us about 3 weeks to watch Season 2 of Stranger Things, and that was well worth the wait! I daren’t (is that a word?) even try and speculate what we’ll watch next, although I hear Season 4 of Black Mirror is out!

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It takes me an entire day (sometimes 2) to watch a movie in chunks at the moment, but I’ve been able to see quite a few this month so far! I haven’t blogged about all of them just because some I don’t have much to say about, but here’s a little recap:
The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017) – Not as good as the trailers made it look, but still enjoyable and worth a watch.
Flatliners (2017) – I’ve never seen the original so can’t compare, but I actually quite enjoyed it. Diego Luna makes everything better!
mother! (2017) – What. The. Actual. Hell. It took me far too long to realise the whole thing was a religious metaphor. I loved the first half until I caught on.
Dunkirk (2017)Review here.
Battle of the Sexes (2017)Review here.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2018)Review here.
The Shape of Water (2017) – Not my kind of thing at all, but I enjoyed it nonetheless!

Next week I’m hoping to see Focus (2015) which my family watched last week and loved, and I need to see if any of the other big awards movies are out on VOD yet to catch up as best as I can!

Is there anything you guys have watched recently which you loved and recommend? I’m still clueless on the latest releases!

Bonus GIF just because…

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10 thoughts on “Going Off Topic (#8) A New Normal

  1. I loved the first half until I caught on. – ha, that’s really funny. I hated the whole thing, and I saw it at its very first screening at the Venice Film Festival and people booed and it was awkward.
    Sounds like your fabulous new life is going pretty swimmingly. I hope you are also getting some rest and taking care.
    I was recently wondering if I should try my hand at Tokyo Disney.

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  2. Congrats on your posting goals! I’ve been falling asleep every time I try to start a movie, so it takes me a few nights to get through them, and a few weeks to get through a season of a show. You’re not alone! Hope you have a fun time on your Disneyland trip!

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