Top 10 Films for Frazzled Mums

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You know that I am always encouraging my lovely Warrior Mums to take time for yourself.  It is really vital for your emotional well-being that you get ‘me’ time. So manipulate your day so that you can spend doing something for you. If you have some time for yourself DO NOT DO THE HOUSEWORK. You are exhausted. You deserve some time to stop and relax. The washing, cleaning, ironing will not make you happy but snuggling down with a great film might….

So settle down, turn off your phone, dim the lights, grab something warm and sweet and off we go…

These are my Top 10 films to watch (in no particular order as it was hard enough to think of my Top 10 – let alone put them in order..)

Enjoy 🎥💛

1.Love Actually

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Who doesn’t love love? Love is all around and is a plethora of who’s who in British cinema. Yummy. You will laugh and cry and I promise you’ll find one character that you’ll want to take home.

We try to watch this as a family whenever we can – it’s one thing where we can all agree and there’s someone for everyone in the cast..

2.Sliding Doors

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I don’t know why but I love time travel scenarios. Intriguing question of what if? What if you took the left turn instead of the right, how different would your life be? What if you didn’t miss the train to work? Mmm what if…?

I love this film as it poses so many questions of how different our lives would be if we made different choices …or would we end up with the same destiny?

3.Mamma Mia

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Even if you’re not a fan of Abba (and I’m not) this is such a beautifully shot film. It’ll make you want to buy a red pashmina, baggy dungarees and find a Greek island to escape to.

We played this album non-stop during a successful holiday to Cyprus so maybe it reminds me of a happy time.

4.Pay it forward

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Oh my goodness. This is not just a film – it is a principle by which we should all live our lives. This really is a life affirming cinematic experience. The idea of ‘paying it forward’ is embedded in my psyche after watching this extremely emotional film – be warned, this could change your life…

I  tried to stand in my High Street and give away ice- creams one hot sunny day. I was met with a bit of resistance as people aren’t used to acts of kindness. I hope this will change.

5.It’s a Wonderful Life

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Don’t save it for Christmas. Again, the lessons of life and what we should judge as important. The best things in life aren’t things.

Makes me want to hug my family tight and tell them I love them every day.

6.Star is Born

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Even if you’re not a fan of Barbra Streisand (and I most definitely am) this musical is so powerful it’ll leave you tingling. Unselfish, all consuming love.

I sob my heart out every single bloody time. I first went to see it aged about 15 with my mum. It’s a lovely memory and gave me my first taste of Barbra – and I’ve been a super fan ever since. The theme song ‘Evergreen’ is my and hubby’s ‘song’ and only have to hear the opening bars and I am filled with fuzzy love. No wonder I love this film!

7.Time Traveller’s Wife

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A bit of time travel mixed with a beautiful a love story. The love is so strong and powerful it’s really touching. What’s not to like?

I told you I love time travel and this is the ultimate.

8.The Blind Side

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A true story of friendship and the possibilities that life has to offer. Makes you feel proud.

I really like Sandra Bullock and would love to sit down and have a cup of tea and a chat with her.

9.Bucket List

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This is sad, touching and bitter sweet. So what would your To Do List be if you knew that your life was limited? Makes you think. Makes you realise that life should be for living to the full.

I was really affected by the sudden death of my aunty and has made me rethink some things in my life. Live every day to the fullest you can and be grateful for the little things in your life.

10.Calendar Girls

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And finally a fabulous feel-good film of a gutsy group of women who would not take no for an answer. We are going to need considerably bigger buns. Classic.

I’m not sure when it happened, but like these ladies, I feel empowered to fight for what I think is right and challenge when I think something is wrong.

11. Moulin Rouge (Woops – I know I said Top 10 but I couldn’t leave this one out)

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This film colourful, spectacular, full-on, dramatic and mesmerising. Full of love, lust and fantastic music mostly covers but I think a couple of originals.

“Love is a many splendid thing”. My daughter and I have fun singing the whole of the Elephant Love Medley on the very top of our voices.

I remember going to see this in the cinema with absolutely no expectation at all. Film started and oh my goodness. I could not take my eyes off the screen.


 

Looking back at my choices there seems to be similar themes – love, laughter and thought-provoking. Each film provokes lovely memories and makes me feel all warm and scrummy. 😁💛❓

What would your Top 10 say about you? Leave a comment and let me know….

 

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