Thanks to Jaime Oliver of Oliver’s madhouse I’m taking part in my first linky called Magic Moments.
So I started thinking about magic moments and what came to me was taking Gem to the cinema for the first time.
It was the early days. Gem would scream non-stop from 7pm until 10.30 or 11. It was hard and I really felt like my life had changed so much beyond recognition.
This Wednesday mummy-baby cinema trip was special because it was something I could do with Gem out of the house and feel like me again.
It was magical because I had the aha moment watching Anna Karenina when I realised that despite the feelings of isolation and loneliness that come with having a baby, our lives do go on and do change for the better.
Since then, I’ve been to the cinema so many times that the girl at the till knows my order – small sweet popcorn with a bottle of still water at room temperature – and its ready before I get to the till.
This viewing started a Wednesday activity and so all the films I’ve seen at The Phoenix with Gem since then include (in no particular order):
1) Anna Karenina
2) Silver linings playbook
4) On the road
5) Life of pi (with ❤Throb as he was home with us for the day)
6) Les Mis
9) The Master
10) The Sessions
11) Rust & Bone
12) Great Expectations (with ❤Throb as he was home with us on this day as well)
Not always magical experiences as I remember Gem screaming through the gun shot scenes of Les Mis. However, I’ll always remember the first trip.