Spontaneous is not usually one of my buzz words, I am more plan everything to the last detail and control it all! I am a list maker too…anyway this weekend I threw all that to the wind and I went with the flow (another new thing for me!)
On Friday the girls text me to see if I fancied a cocktail and catch up and I said YES, I threw on a frock and headed over to the Address Marina to see my musketeers. We ended up in Blends where we decided to be abstemious and had mocktails. The highlight for me was the strawberry daiquiri sans booze. Honestly it was DELICIOUS, it was almost like a dessert!! We thoroughly enjoyed it before we succumbed to temptation and had cosmopolitans..well one can only be so good for so long! We had such a lovely time chatting away and I thought to myself I should say yes to these things more often!
In the evening I went and joined Bond to watch ‘Steve Jobs’ the movie and enjoy a Leopold’s supper, that quiche remains amazing! The film is quite good, it’s been heavily critiqued though and I can see why…he comes off as a major jerk and it seems like there is no chronological order to it. They also said what amazing performances these were…I think for such a great cast they have been somewhat over hyped. While all these actors are great and they do a fantastic job I wasn’t really surprised! Still give it a go if you’re really interested in the man and the brand. Personally I found it a harsh portrayal of a man who always seemed fairly personable. I may have to learn more to see how accurate it is though…
On Saturday we decided to chill out at the pool and enjoy the gorgeous weather, the sun is shining but fortunately it’s not too hot! In the evening Bond proposed a cinema and dinner date (more spontaneity!!)
We had a walk around the area and saw some new spots we need to check out! The counter was excellent as always, Bond resisted the milkshake which has to be a first! Then we went to see 13 hours…now while Steve Jobs left me cold 13 hours was intense, moving and incredible. I honestly can’t urge you enough to see it. Whether you know nothing about Benghazi and what happened there or you know it all this film is worth a watch. More than just a portrayal of a political crisis this film captures the strength of the human spirit and the power of love, friendship and family. I found it incredibly powerful and struggled to even articulate how I felt about it to Bond at the end. Please watch it if you feel like something that will get your heart rate going and make you think!
All in all a lovely totally unplanned weekend, I must do this more often for sure!