A nightmarish box set

So for Christmas I finally got the A Nightmare On Elm Street collection from my boyfriend, Ricky, and I am thrilled. I love it! This is really old school, B-movie horror. The amount of cheese in it actually tends to just rectify it all and make it brilliant.

Nightmare on Elm Street DVD Box SetSoon, my friends, there will be extensive reviews on all seven of them included in the box set… for now, I am savouring it!

My absence

Good evening!

I know I have been incredibly silent for the longest time, but damn I have been busy!

Let me start by asking if you all had a great festive season and new year? I sure did! My brothers joined my boyfriend and I for Christmas for steak and prawns, and overall it was incredibly successful. Another friend joined us later in the afternoon, and much merry fun was had.

The day after Christmas I revamped my house a bit, and finally, after many months of waiting and weeks of excitement, I collected my friends at the bus stop for a few days of rest and relaxation for them. It was a fantastic visit, and I enjoyed myself immensely.

When they left, there was still no sleep for the wicked. Two friends, my boyfriend and I packed our bags and made off to the coast on the 31st. We were prepared for Durban! It was lovely to visit my mother, and were busy from sunrise to sunset every day without fail. I have not had one free day in weeks, nor seen any real piece of technology! I am almost home, and truly looking forward to recuperating!

What did you all do over the festive season?

Early Christmas Haul!

DVDs The Shining, The Green Mile, Forrest Gump, Edward Scissorhands

Yesssssssssssss! I am so thrilled with the gifts I got from my one colleague and my boss! My colleague I could understand buying The Shining for me, she knows how much I adore it. But my boss to have bought me Forrest GumpThe Green Mile and Edward Scissorhands?! (She is usually the bath salts kind of gift-er).

So here I am, with some great titles to add to my ever growing collection! I cannot wait to watch them! My holiday starts today, so I will have plenty of time to devour each and every one of them. Two Stephen King creations, a cliché but always fantastic Forrest Gump (I really don’t care what anyone has to say about it, I love the film) and a Tim Burton flick? Not bad, not bad!

I love it when Christmas occasionally comes early. So now off to enjoy some greatness, and I will be posting about them all soon!

Christmas is coming!

The Nightmare Before Christmas poster

“Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!”
– Jack Skellington

Ah, yes, here we are again. Christmastime. I love it! I don’t think it is the holiday so much as it is the excitement that comes with it, and most importantly, the trees, the lights, the decorations and the damn fine food to be consumed. Also, let us not forget, bags and bags of Quality Street and then it is finally complete!

I know it may be early, but I have been bouncing on the balls of my feet for weeks now to just finally crawl into December so that I can hoist my tree with gusto, hang it full of arb little knicknacks and light the place up. I finally got the chance to yesterday, and stared at my Christmas lights last night, completely mesmerized. I am like Jack Skellington every year when Christmas rolls around: excited, everything is new and awesome, beautiful, happy…

I just wanted to post about how exciting Christmas is, and how that should never be ruined. No matter how old you get. For me, it is still magical as can be, and I don’t know if that will ever change. The only thing I would truly love to experience in my life would be a white Christmas. Snow – lots and lots of it, neighbours with lights on, bona fide trees cut and purchased, a fireplace… I would love to know what that is like. Our Christmases are great in the sense you can picnic if you want, go out, there is sun all over, but air conditioners instead of a hearths and things like that. Summery things, not wintry things…

One thing people get lost in around Christmas is gifts, and shopping. Yeah, sure, that is all fun and that, but not really the core idea of the holiday (although it may have  become that). Christmas is about spending time with the ones you love, and resting (for me, anyway). It does not have to be a family thing. I know so many people that are Grinches because they do not have family to share it with, or come from broken homes where a happy holiday is definitely out of the picture. Christmas is about spending time with those that are important to you. Don’t mistake me, you should do that in general, but not everyone has the opportunity to. Sometimes this is the only time you can get away, sometimes it is the only time you can pull the strings, take the time, and do what you like. Enjoy it while you have it, appreciate it together!

Who will you be spending Christmas with this year, and how do you feel about the holiday?