Towards the end of last week, I decided to go to the cinema. It had been a long, stressful week and I was craving a #DateNight. We decided to go see Pixar’s latest movie, Inside Out.
I was walking back to the station with a couple of people from work and was telling them how excited I was to go see it. My colleague’s friend was walking along with us and asked me if I had kids. When I told her I didn’t, she said that she couldn’t understand why anybody without a child would go see a film like that. She went on to say how things like that have been slightly ruined for her. I ended the conversation with “Well, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only adult who is going to see it”. And I wasn’t.
In fact, I didn’t see a single child in that screening. For whatever reason, I couldn’t stop thinking about this particular comment and how ridiculous it was to me. So I set out to spend my Sunday defying this logic; doing things I was supposedly too old to enjoy.
First up was a good old fashioned picnic!
My parents bought me this awesome hamper for my birthday and I have been absolutely itching for a sunny day to get out and use it. English weather is notoriously confusing and after a few weeks of second guessing the weather, we finally had a sunny weekend! Having a picnic does bring back childhood memories of carelessly running around and screaming with my friends but it’s not limited to an age group. These kids have to be supervised and what does adult picnics mean? Daytime drinking!
I was so excited to have an organised picnic. No but really, just look at this beauty, it comes with china plates and everything!
Next up was some activities…
No picnic is complete without some things to do in between eating. Whilst Iain read a book, I sat down to do some colouring in. Adult colouring books are a huge thing at the moment. My sister came home one day with one and it was full of gorgeously intricate drawings for her to play with. The next thing I knew it became a bit of a craze, one guy at work even informed me that they recently made the news. This was the perfect way for me to de-stress after a long week and refocus my energy.