I had the most fantastic afternoon today. Not because I did something extraordinary, but because I spent it doing something ordinary with someone extraordinary.

Lisa and I agreed that when the movie ‘Julie and Julia’ (www.imdb.com/title/tt1135503 ) comes out, she and I will settle ourselves on her sofa and easy chair, and enjoy it whilst consuming large quantities of junk food. In fact, it turns out that many of our favourite foods aren’t really junk food.

Lisa rung me earlier this week to tell me that the video has been released – and she had bought it. I became excited merely anticipating the day. Tim had arranged to take his dad out for a surprise birthday treat, going to watch a football match: Birmingham vs someone – can’t remember who. Obviously didn’t make a big impression on me! All I was thinking about was our afternoon…

I spent a lazy morning in bed, only getting up around noon, popped into town to go and return the tracky bottoms I had bought Tim from Next online. It turns out they look like ‘gansta-pants’ and I could never allow him to wear them. Thereafter, we ensured we were well stocked up. The snacks included the following:
  • Popcorn
  • Diet coke
  • Savannah (South African dry cider)
  • Ghost pops (South African crisps)
  • Hummous
  • Sun-blushed tomatoes
  • Wholemeal pita bread
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Cashew nuts
  • Kit-kat for dessert
And then we put the movie on. I had seen it before, but Lisa was new to it. We both loved it. I identify with the characters in the film on so many levels: the love of good food and good ingredients, blogging (although I don’t have Julie’s following!), the love of Paris, the need to have a project, being married to a very good man etc etc etc.
It is the type of film I could watch again and again and again. If you haven’t seen it, I would recommend it.