Monday, 20 May 2013

Smiles of the week: Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?

When I first started these weekly smiles posts I fully intended them to be written on a Sunday evening as a little round up of the good things that had happened in my life that week. Apparently I'm incapable of sticking to this (despite the fact that I spent most of last night eating olives from the comfort of my bed... wild lifestyle right there), but actually my laziness has one advantage when I end up putting these posts together on a Monday. Like most of the working population, I am not a fan of Mondays, never have been, never will be. Thinking about the good bits of the previous week on a dreary Monday is the perfect remedy for the start of the week blues, giving a glimmer of hope that things always get better and more exciting as the week goes on.

Here's a few bits and bobs from the last week that I spent the day daydreaming about from my desk.


Experiencing the wonder that is The Great Gatsby. Hands down one of the best films I've seen in years. It was an absolute visual feast, had an incredible soundtrack (which despite being completely unrelated to the 1920's setting was absolutely perfect for the film, and it portrayed the story and the characters PERFECTLY. What. A. Film.

Experiencing the wonder that is The Great Gatsby with a jug of pimms from a squishy purple sofa. We ventured to the new Everyman cinema in Leeds Trinity to test it out and it turned out to be the absolute perfect setting to watch such a decadent film.

Experiencing the wonder that is The Great Gatsby after a bloody delicious pizza and slab of sticky toffee pudding in the cinema's pizzeria.

Taking a trip to York on Saturday for a little adventure with two of my favourites. We'd not made any real plans for the day as we'd crossed our fingers for sunny skies so we could sit in a pub by the river for the afternoon. Naturally the English weather didn't agree with us so we spent half of the day hiding from the rain.

Luckily for us, hiding in the rain turned into a trip to York's Chocolate Story. I've been before but was in no way going to turn down another trip there and was very giddy to discover that we could make a whopping great chocolate lollipop each.

Going out for food and a few quiet drinks on Saturday night and not getting in until 3.30am.

Realising that one of the bars we were in seemed to have a strict facial hair dress code for all men. Everywhere we turned we were surrounded by hipster beards, Charlie deemed the beardy folk as having a 'beardiform'. At the time this was the funniest/cleverest thing in the world. It may have just been the rum talking.

Being high fived repeatedly by a bunch of middle-aged, balding men. We think they'd just discovered what a high five was and thought that using it as a greeting made them really hip hop and happening to us young 'uns.

Spending most of my Sunday wrapped up in a duvet. I've not had a proper lie in for ages so it was very well deserved (and very much needed after the night before).

(I'm really not a fan of Lana usually but this song was just 100% right for the film!)



10 comments:

  1. Woo sounds like a great week!! I am very jeal that you got to see Gatsby and in that cinema! Sounds lush! xxx

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    1. It was a lovely little week :) the cinema was so perfect for the film! Xx

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  2. I like the idea of thinking about good events from the past week on a Monday morning..definitely makes you feel a lot better! I didn't care much about work today - not that I WANTED to go, of course I didn't, but I've been in a proper good mood since meeting my beautiful nephew yesterday. Nothing's dented it :)
    That cineme sounds A-MAZE-ING!!! Is it for real? It sounds like somewhere you'd dream about..pimms and squishy sofas? So cool.
    I like York. I've only been once - me and my boyfriend went for an overnight stay a couple of years ago, mainly to check out 'The Gift Gallery' (my jewellery is stocked there) and it's lovely. Would really like to go again. xx

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    1. Monday mornings are just the worst part of the week so anything that can make you smile is always welcome :). N'aww that's cute- you'll be grinning for months when you think about your little nephew now :)
      The cinema was definitely the stuff of dreams but it was 100% real! I'll be thinking twice before going to Vue again now!
      York's beautiful, visiting your jewellery is the perfect excuse to visit! Xx

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  3. Sounds like a great week, and I'm so glad to hear Gatsby was good as I'm so looking forward to seeing it! I was really worried that it wouldn't be up to scratch, as is so often the case when books are made into films.
    The Everyman sounds fantastic, will have to pay it a visit sometime. Sadly there are only bog-standard options for cinema near me.
    Hope you have a good week!
    Mel x

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    1. You won't be disappointed, I thought it portrayed the story perfectly :)
      There's a few everyman cinemas dotted about the country- if you're ever near one you should definitely pay a visit :) xx

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  4. This sounds amazing- that cinema sounds incredible, I'm hugely jealous of your chocolate lollipop, and I LOVE those "quiet nights" which turn into something much bigger!! Dying to see The Great Gatsby, so pleased you enjoyed it!! xx

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    1. Quiet nights can often be the best because you're not expecting them to turn into anything else so when they do its a bonus :) xx

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  5. It sounds like such a fabulous film! I've heard that the visuals are spectacular and the soundtrack is obviously a bonus.

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    1. Fabulous is the right word to describe it! The visuals are stunning and I looove the soundtrack :) xx

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