As you will have seen from my #Project365 post, yes! we did survive and even enjoy half term!
We have had my mother in law to stay, visited St Nicholas Centre in Sutton, Windsor Castle and the Guildhall. Chris has put up our new canvas from Tesco Photo and we have been shopping for our latest outdoor Christmas decorations. Matthew and Anya have been trying out Explore Learning so I managed to grab some peace and quiet to read and cross stitch.
But for me the highlight of the week was Sunday. Chris and I left the kids with Mum and Dad to eat a mountain of broccoli (they LOVE it!) and we disappeared off to the cinema to watch Bohemian Rhapsody.
It was brilliant. The ending was a version of their Live Aid set from 1985. Epic and iconic, a fitting end to the film.
But what I will take away from the film is the band’s musical genius and their humanity. There are scenes with great humour dotted through the film and the music is incredible but the sadness is crushing at times.
Critics have been quick to point out the historical inaccuracies but, come on people, it’s a film! It has been made for entertainment but also to raise awareness of social and cultural experiences in the 1980s.
Freddie Mercury’s lifestory takes over the film in the same way that his personality dominated the band. All of the actors were very convincing but Rami Malek in particular was spectacular.
I was so looking forward to this film due to my love of Queen’s music but the emotional reaction to it was more than I imagined and I felt on the edge of tears many times.
We all need ‘Somebody To Love’ and thankfully mine was sat next to me in the cinema 🙂