I would like to give a credit for this quote and the image, but I don’t know where they originated. Not that that stopped me spending 30 minutes looking for this quote on the internet instead of getting my blog written!
In preparing for our big overseas move, I have a number of really important tasks that need doing fairly urgently. I have a whole house to pack up, reams of paperwork to do, pixels2Pages work to get under my belt in case I don’t have access to the internet for a while … the list goes on.
So you’ll be pleased to hear that this afternoon, true to form, I did none of those important things. But I did spend some very productive time deciding which DVDs we should take with us, and putting them into the nifty travelling DVD case I got for my birthday last week.
To be fair I did gets lots of DVDs for my birthday too. Everyone knew I didn’t need more “things”, since we are travelling, so I got DVDs from all the family – they’re compact, they travel well and provide hours of enjoyment. Add to that a “buy 2 get 1 free” sale at the local DVD store, and you’ll get a picture of the pile I got. We figure there will be more movie watching time once we’re settled in Doha, at least until we get to know people, so we planned to take some old favourites as well as some TV series we somehow missed. As I pondered what to pack, I thought about the way a person’s favourite movies reflect their personalities. So, for what its worth, here’s my list so far (in alphabetical order) . The list is by no means a complete catalogue of all my absolute favourites, as it only includes movies I actually own on DVD or Blu Ray. And it doesn’t include any my sons won’t allow me to take, such as Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and almost any Pixar movie ever released. I still have lots of spaces in my DVD holder – I’d love to hear your suggestions of movies or TV shows you would take with you on a long journey. How many of these movies are on your top 100 list? What are the ‘must-sees’ that I have left off the list?
- Anne of Green Gables (including the sequels)
- Bride and Prejudice (Jane Austen meets Bollywood)
- Bridget Jones’s Diary (only the first one)
- Casanova (with Heath Ledger)
- Chariots of Fire (one of my all time favourites)
- Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away
- Crackerjack (a somewhat obscure Aussie classic)
- Doc Martin
- Downton Abbey (series 1 and 2 – I might have to get the rest)
- Forget Paris
- Four Weddings and a Funeral
- Foyle’s War (6 complete series)
- Gatsby (the new one)
- Gone with the Wind (I’ve seen this dozens of times but I still cry every time)
- Jane Eyre (the latest version, though I have several others)
- Les Miserables (Hugh Jackman – sigh)
- Life of Pi
- Little Voice
- Love Actually (I have to watch this at least once a year)
- Mamma Mia
- Michael McIntyre Live
- Midnight in Paris
- Miss Potter
- Offspring (I’m the only person in Australia who didn’t watch Offspring)
- Pride & Prejudice (the Colin Firth version)
- Raising Hope (series 1 & 2)
- Saving Grace (I love Brenda Blethyn)
- Schindler’s List (distressing & uplifting at the same time)
- Secrets & Lies (I love Brenda Blethyn)
- Shawshank Redemption
- The Banger Sisters
- The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
- The Help
- The Princess Bride (even though I almost know it by heart)
- The Sapphires
- Wild at Heart (the entire series – now that I’ve been to Africa I want to watch it again)
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