My parents came to visit this morning and I was really excited about this fact. We went to a small village called Stockbridge (a proper small village with butchers, greengrocers and a hunting/fishing shop) and found a small restaurant to eat in there. I had a chicken tikka masala (not the best ever but not the worst either) but the weird thing was you couldn’t actually pay by credit card- I don’t they’ve made it to those remote parts of Hampshire yet! We then returned to Winchester where I showed my mum and dad the house we are living in next year and we did a little shopping.
Throughout the morning we talked about the rubbish mood I’ve been in lately and this made things a bit better. I’m still rubbish at actually talking my problems through with people, even my parents. I can eloquently write down thoughts and feelings but actually turning them into speech seems impossible. But my parents are always willing to listen to whatever I do manage to blurt out. It’s odd how the relationship with your parents changes. Whilst it was nice to be with them when I lived with them, it’s especially nice to be with them now when I no longer do. I guess though I don’t really think about it consciously that much, I really do miss them when I am away.
Armed with a new parcel of food dropped in by helicopter (given to me by mum and dad really but I like the idea of being a charity case), I had a fairly lazy afternoon around the house until it was time for me to accompany a few friends to the weekly uni quiz. We came in a respectable place and won £1.50 for our efforts. Then this evening we watched three Disney classics that I haven't seen before. Of course I have seen most of the Disney films in my childhood but these three I seen because they are more girly ones. As a kid I loved the animal ones especially The Jungle Book, the video of which I nearly ran out.
First up was Beauty and the Beast, the restored version with the occasional 3D update by Pixar. This is a proper musical Disney film and I liked it. You can’t really go wrong with a romantic story, especially with the horrible rival that is Gaston and talking furniture makes the film. The music is lovely, especially the song based on the title. Would I have liked it as a child? Probably a bit but I would have found the few sections with wolves in terrifying thanks to a recurring dream I used to have.
Next was Cinderella which was definitely the worst of the three. The story of Cinderella is fairly simple and so it had to be dragged out a fair bit with the use of mice which spoke very much like Alvin and the Chipmunks but slightly more annoying if that’s possible and a grumpy cat called Lucifer. Also I thought Prince Charming was quite dull in this one and hardly someone who every woman wanted to be married to. Would I have liked it as a child? No, I would have got bored. If you want the story of Cinderella stick with a pantomime.
Finally it was The Little Mermaid which I really enjoyed. The fact that it’s a bit different to other Disney princess films with it being under the sea and everything made it enjoyable and unlike most how the story takes you to the final outcome is unpredictable. Ursula is a proper evil villain and the idea of having a crab with a French accent, for no particular reason, is brilliant. Plus “Under the Sea” has got to be one of the best Disney songs EVER!
You can now see what living in a university that is mainly girls is doing to me. I doubt I would have sat through three such films before starting uni. Still, it’s nice to sit and have a laugh other silly things with the housemates and actually all Disney films have a happy ending and that also adds a cheery factor to life. You may be able to tell I’m quite chirpy tonight. Fingers crossed this will continue for some time. And I now only need three followers before I post my drunk singing video so click that “Follow” button now!