A Must See Movie And Fun Day
At the beginning of this year, I wrote an article on how I was going to slow down and take time out to smell the roses. All of a sudden we are now in September and I feel like I have blinked the last nine months away.
So taking a break in August to travel to Italy with my adorable husband was just what I needed. I love working on the blog, but I need to take more time off and practice what I preach.
So last Friday, which was sadly the day we lost Connie, I decided to take the day off, well most of the day, and head over to one of my favorite places in Melbourne, Lygon Street, Carlton, where I enjoyed a warm and fuzzy day, even though the weather was freezing.
My first stop was the Reading Bookstore (read about here), where for $15.95 I purchased this beautiful book about a chef who traveled to Italy and met the love of his life and found his passion in life, cooking lovely Italian food. I am not sure if I will attempt to cook the pigs head, but there are many recipes I will try out.
I also purchased a copy of Margaret Attwood's book "The Maidens Tale" which everyone is talking about, due to the SBS series. Have you read the book or seen the movie? All I know is that at my book club this month, Natasha from Book Bonding in Gisborne, where I purchase 90% of my books, told me it was her second favorite book ever.
Next stop was the Nova cinema to see a movie recommended to me also at book club by someone who works in the industry.
Based on a true story, Maudie is a movie about a Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins) falls in love with a fishmonger (Ethan Hawke) while working for him as a live-in housekeeper.
Sally is brilliant as Maud, a woman born with horrendous arthritis, and Ethan, her grumpy, unsociable and reclusive husband, were brilliant in their roles.
The romance of the movie was the unlikely romance between the odd characters, both banished from "healthy" society, and how they developed a lifestyle to suit their situation.
Their unlikely love story was romantic and left me with more warm fuzzies. I laughed and cried throughout the movie, and it is one I will certainly see again.
My last stop is one of my favorite restaurants, D.O.C.S. Espresso, where my name changes to Bella, to enjoy a warm bowl of minestrone and a glass of wine while reading my new book. Followed by a shop at D.O.C.S. Delicatessen next door to make a few purchases, including some beautiful organic apples and tomatoes, and Italian wine so I can extend my Italian day into the weekend, (see meal below).
When was the last time you had a day off to yourself? What did you do?
Have you seen the movie, Maudie?
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