In keeping with the theme of LIVE-ing, I've come up with a list of 1001 things to do before I die. I haven't managed to accomplish what I set out to do this month, due to unforeseen circumstances, but all things in due time. Anyways, this is not a sprint and one of the main conditions is that these activities should happen naturally, without being too demanding or laborious. I’m happy to report that I’ve managed to accomplish three goals this month, even though they may seem diminutive and insignificant.
So far, I’ve managed to join the Virgin Active Group. Anyone who knows me, knows the issues I’ve had with joining Virgin in the past…so I’m happy to report that I’ve taken huge strides to push those issues aside and for the past 4 weeks, I have been going to the gym regularly, Monday’s to Thursday’s between 06:00am and 07:00am. Sunday mornings are for swimming and the steam-room. It’s been going great so far, I have so much more energy than I use to and I’m already toned in places I thought impossible. The only snag is that these days, I’m always hungry…ask Nooj, WIP, MJ, Waseem and NK…they’ll verify this :D
I’ve also recently went to Cinema Nouveau for the first time. My experience was divine and I will definitely be using my Discovery/Ster Kinekor card to go and watch more Indie movies for half the price in the future. I went to watch “The Duchess”…excellent movie by the way. I love period / historical movies, especially when they are based on real events or people.
Another movie I managed to watch this weekend was “He’s just not that into you” and I laughed like a mofo throughout the entire movie. I’m glad to say that it confirmed every single thing I’ve been saying about people and relationships for the past 6 months. The movie manages to inter-twine the lives of various individuals who are involved in different types of relationships and emphasises what natural pathological liars men are and as a bonus, highlights how stupid women are, especially those who lie to themselves. Oh what a tangled web we weave.
I’ve said it a million times before and I will say it again. Stop lying people!!!
The only drawback of the movie, in my opinion, was that it ended too idealistically because face it, in life, there aren’t always happy endings. But that is why it’s called a MOVIE and New Line Cinema as well as Drew Barrymore’s production company, Flower Films had to ensure optimal commercial value.
And finally, inspired by a one Miss Shafs, I bought my first two books. I’m a member of 6 different libraries, both in South Africa and in the UK, because I love reading so much but I could never bring myself to actually buy a book. So I’ve resolved to buying the final book in the Cresswell Inheritance trilogy by Anita Burgh as well as the subsequent offering. I’ve read The House at Harcourt, The Visitor and The Broken Gate and I absolutely LOVED them. All of the books are centred on various inter-twining characters, set in mid to late 19th century in Britain, a time when £1 was equal to £58.68p in today’s currency. What I really love about the books is the way Burgh manages to connect and weave all the characters lives at different points in time in a rich tapestry of betrayal and intrigue.
And man how I love stories where characters are inter-twined…