We had set our hearts on a trip out. Son wanted to go for a walk round a quiet lake. I wanted sea air to cleanse my soul. I was born near the sea and it has great healing properties. But the weather was grim. Too grim. So a change of plan.

Plan B. We needed a few smiles this morning so off we set to the cinema to see the new Horrible Histories movie. Maybe not quite as funny as Bill but it was a really good film. Yes it brought many smiles.

As the rain lashed down on the drive back home it was decided to just have an afternoon of movie watching.

Dad let’s watch Bill when we get home.

So it was a TV lunch. Jacket Potatoes and a super funny take on Shakespeare. It’s amazing how a couple of funny films can lift the spirits. Makes you forget your own reality. It’s a most odd feeling these days. That feeling of laughing. So as Bill finished I wondered what comedy classic our son would pick next. Monty Python? Paddington? Ice Age? Spongebob?

I’ve decided Dad. Can you check if you can find XXXXXXXX for free. Always fancied watching it.

So 20 minutes later we are watching another movie. MacBeth staring Michael Fassbender. Yes not the happiest movie. A bit short on laughs. One of those films which is just so bleak that it forces you to put on the thickest jumper you can find. Even the steaming hot coffees fail to warm my bones. It’s gory, it’s dark, the music is brooding, the imagery is stunning. Not quite the family movie I had set my heart on but I suspect William Shakespeare would have loved what his words had become.

It’s strange how something so bleak can help you forget your reality as well. My mum would always say she would play sad songs to cheer herself up. I understand that now.

30 thoughts on “That play

  1. I love the ocean too. Its soothing and energizing at the same time.

    Movie days are fun too, but people dont always like to watch with me because I need the subtitles because of my hearing loss.

    Plans didnt work out but it seems the day did. That’s the important thing.

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  2. Good Old Plan B!

    Where would we b without Plan B?? ๐Ÿ™‚

    (And occasionally plans C, D and E thru Z?) ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hopefully today the weather will be less bleak (no point asking for ‘good’ i assume, being Yorksheer an’ all?) and you can revert back to plan A – with any luck??

    May you both get lots of it. (Luck that is!) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ€

    See if you can find any more of that crimson clover??

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  3. (Errr, while on that topic…. you DO realise you said the name of ‘That Scottish Play’ don’t you?? It’s a good job you’re not on the stage right now) ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

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