Craig's pulled an all day fishing expo today, so us girlies decided to have a DVD sesh. They borrowed Mall Cop from their Grandad and earlier in the week the collectors edition of Labyrinth accidentally fell into my shopping basket. Well I have worn out my two video copies and at £3.99 it would have been criminal not to. It would!
So we've been pigging out on popcorn and jaffa cakes and in the interval between films we had chip butties too. I can hear my diet sobbing in the corner as I type.
I was surprised how much I laughed at Mall Cop and I was so pleased at how much the girls enjoyed Labyrinth. I haven't been able to brainwash them with it since our video player packed up but now I have it on DVD it's a different story. Plus I had to ogle the Goblin King (David Bowie) in the name of research for my 80's Fantasy Swap, had to be done. Totally selfless.
The film also made me wonder if it's wrong that I still have the same crush that I had when I was my daughters age?
I was only around 12 or 13 when I first saw the film one Christmas. I can vividly remember lounging on my Mum & Dad's bed watching it on the portable with my sister, stunned into silence the pair of us. The smells of Mums baking wafting up the stairs... utter bliss. And there he was, my first crush, I fell BAD! I still think he's scrumptious! I dunno - I think I must just have a thing for men in make-up and tight trousers!
And Sarah's shirt. What can I say? For years I have coveted that shirt, every time the romantic look comes back in I'm down the shops scouring for one remotely similar but have yet to find one that matches it. I still love and adore it.
The Princess Bride also has the same nostalgic effect and both films hold joint favourite position at the top in my all time favourite films list. But I have to say I didn't have a crush on The Dread Pirate Roberts. What about you? is there that one film that can instantly take you back to being a child? Do you still hold a candle to a crush from way back when?
Have fun with whatever you are up to today - thanks for stopping by :)