Modern Convalescing

In the olden days, like, say, 2002, convalescence at home looked a little different. Perhaps it may have meant a pile of books and magazines stacked next to the bed, with the choice of a few stations on the television. Maybe DVD’s were rented and the cordless phone was nearby.

Things have changed.

From the moment I arrived home and back to the warm embrace of wifi, I have kept the iPad, laptop and iPhone withins arms reach. We have a landline here at the beach, but I couldn’t tell you the last time the phone rang.

Thanks to technology I feel very much in contact with the real world, although it comes with its hazards.

What can begin as a quick search “name movie with Ewan McGregor, Dad, Christopher Plummer, comes out” can turn into an hours worth of movie trailers.

Yesterday I clicked on Mamamia to have a look at a clip from The Today Show, which then somehow turned into twenty clips from The Today Show (a show I manage to live without for most of the year), it was this that had me snorting out loud:

I have the humour of a 12 year old.

Back to Ewan McGregor, the name of the movie is “Beginners”, I’m going to watch it tonight.

Any movie suggestions?

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  • kiwicrooks

    We’ve knocked Yogi off. Great story.

  • Melissah

    It is nearly Xmas so my 12 year old and 5 Year old girls are begging to watch our Xmas tradition of watching Love Actually. The boys are dry wretching.

    • Melissah

      …….and by the way, you sound a lot more perky today !

  • Michele @ The Hills Are Alive……

    Movies: have you seen The Painted Veil thats lovely, or could you watch Atonement again ( I assume everyone has seen it – awesome adaptation of a great book), just watched “The Lucky ONe ” last night but cant say I could reccomend it, it was really cheesy. But then again a bit of lite cheese may be just what the dr ordered. Catch a Fire is a good movie (bit dark content though). New Years eve is a light feel good one
    Bit of humour – download the New Girl Series
    Bit of human interest – catch up on the One Born Every Minute SBD doco LOVE IT
    Along a similar theme but tv show what about The Midwives thats pretty good

    My top pic would be the HBO series In Treatment with Gabriel Byrnes as the analyst. Fantastic show with an ep each night of the week based on a counselling session with a patient and then the end of the week his one on one debrief/supervision session. Season 1 was a cracker. About to start on Season Two. LOVE LOVE LOVE it

    Happy healing

    • 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle

      Have downloaded Season 1 of In Treatment (and it even got a mention in today’s blog) THANKYOU SO MUCH for your suggestions. xxx

  • Amoola

    Oh I love the painted veil. What about A beautiful mind. The last of the dogmen. Dances with wolves. Fried green tomatoes at the whistlestop cafe. There is another film I watched online before called Arranged – about a Muslim girl and Jewish girl and how their lives intertwined.

    ๐Ÿ™‚ another day crossed off to betterdom!

    • 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle

      I haven’t seen Arranged? Off to see if I can download it now.

  • Stacy

    Since you have some time to kill, I suggest this series of videos on YouTube. Time extremely well spent, in my humble opinion. It’s called Listen to Your Mother and you will laugh and you will cry as women share their stories of mothering and being mothered. The stories are personal and eternal because, deep down, we are all the same. You can learn more here:

    Along the same lines: some reading material. It’s a Blog Hop of women who have written letters to themselves at 20. I laughed and cried at these as well. Chloe was the instigator and you can find all the other links at the bottom of her post.

    And finally, my daughter sent me the link to this article today and I have to agree with all of it – well, except for sleeping with the guy from the Metro. Just can’t see how that is a good idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad you are getting some rest and hope you are healing fast.

    Stacy XOXO

    • 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle

      Thanks Stacy, have made a note – and am ready to watch and read this week. Thank you xx

  • Lynda Halliger-Otvos

    You indeed do sound a bit more Up and cheerful today. My favorite movie of the last few years was the Visitor about a fellow who comes back to NY to find his apt colonized by a young couple. I found it to be a great movie. If you can get the detective series MONK about the detective with OCD from San Francisco it’s a great show and there were several seasons.

    Glad you’re feeling better; each day a bit more, one day soon all healed and family back within arms’ reach. Hugs to you.

    • 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle

      Heading off to download now. xx

  • Anne Downing

    I have never heard of the movie Beginners, I will have to check it out

  • aussiemama

    Download entire TV series: Will and Grace; MASH; West Wing; ER; Friends; A Country Practise; Packed to the Rafters and more … all your old favourites and have marathons. It sounds silly but you’ve got what most people yearn for – time on your hands to ‘catch up’ with books and movies. Up til now life’s been frantic, so kick back and enjoy the rest x

  • Darlene Foster

    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a must if you haven’t seen it. While I am recovering from my broken ankle we have been quoting it. “It will all be alright in the end, and if it isn’t alright, it isn’t the end.” Love it. Glad you are feeling better. Also season 1 & 2 of Downton Abbey.