Life Experience, University, World

You’re my bestest friend….but only on this street

I’ve just been pegging out the washing, being the amazing housewife-in-training that I am (it would seem -_-) and there were two kids playing outside on the back street, probably about 6 years old. Ah, takes me back. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t a 20 year old undergraduate, but that’s something for a different post. They were riding bikes and stopped just outside our garden wall and the girl turned to the boy and said in the most sincere way, “Did you know I started the fashion of long hair?” It was all I could do to not giggle, it was adorable. I even thought of writing a status about it on Facebook, but then I thought I could dig something out of it that would suit a WordPress post.

Congratulations if you’ve read this far 😉 The boy didn’t reply to her, so I thought the conversation was done with, and I went back inside to get more washing. When I came back out they were talking again but the boy said, “You know you’re my bestest friend, only on this street.” She replied with, “Including Tony?” and his response was, “Yes, my dear, including Tony.” Okay, I may have embroidered that last one a little, they’re from Yorkshire, they’re not going to be that posh. And it just made me want to jump in a time machine and head back to when I was six and I knew exactly who my friends were and who I wasn’t so much friends with. This year has been particularly notorious for struggling with various types of relationships and I just thought ‘Why can’t it be as simple and innocent as back then when you didn’t have any emotions in particular that could affect your life?’ The biggest decision is whether to have Skittles or Maltesers and whether to wear your pink t shirt with  a unicorn on it or the orange dress that your Nana thinks you look simply adorable in.

I do love my friends though and everybody that’s in my life. Everybody is so important to me in their own different way and I wouldn’t change any of them. Which is why I’ve now decided that I don’t actually want to go back. Relationships are complicated because each person is so vastly different to the next, even if they are the best of friends. All I want now is for uni to last forever *sob sob*.

Love your friends.

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Entertainment, Film, World

On this Journey…

…to the Past

You must have seen Anastasia. If not, then shame on you! It’s gotta be said that it’s one of my favourite films ever and ranks highest in my favourite childhood films and then in animated films. I just love it. And I recently downloaded the songs onto my iPod, so whenever they come on I get this warm little feeling inside that takes me right back to when I was about ten, sitting with my Anastasia and Dimitri dolls, singing along to the songs with my sister. It gets me right in the heart, tugging at the strings and every now and then making me well up slightly.

A good kids film has got to have amazing songs. And Anastasia is just one of many that I love singing along to. Thumbelina is also one of these, made by the same person actually. It’s just beautiful! In both films, the animation is amazing and the music is so lovely. Let me be your wiiiiings. I mean, how sweet is that?! Sing that to me and I’m yours, quite frankly.

But it’s not just these relatively girly films, oh no! You’ve heard of The Road to El Dorado, right? Please? It’s about these two con-men who end up on a ship to El Dorado, the city made of gold. So, as you can imagine, they want to take it all for themselves. It is hilarious, beautifully animated by Dreamworks and the music is just awesome, by the one and only Elton John.

And you may have noticed that none of these are Disney films. You’d be right, because as much as I love Disney films with all the nice princesses and everything, I just think there’s something special-er about these kinds of films. Obviously there are others, such as another Dreamworks production, The Prince of Egypt, but these just hold a special place in my heart. I suppose I also ought to mention The Swan Princess, which is a sweet film, full of love, songs and love songs. Perhaps one of the most famous and heart-wrenching lines: “What else is there?” It’s like nooooo, Derek! You silly handsome fool! Princess Odette certainly is a modern woman.

Finally, not to forget the ones that not many people have actually heard of. The Princess and the Pea; this one I found on Sky Movies and I loved it for its sheer cheese! For one thing, the prince is called Rollo which as a name makes me smile because it’s so lovely and for another thing, Rollo manages to crash through a solid iron fence with no injuries, a scene that makes me laugh so much beyond belief. And then there’s a version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. This was a video cassette that my Nana had at her house and I used to watch it all the time, mainly because I loved the dress that Snow White wore and how it was animated. Oh the simple pleasures of children, ey?

It took me an absolute age to find both these films, I thought they’d disappeared into a great vacuum of filmic history!