Oh, the joy of doing nothing!
I never could understand people saying they would be bored or couldn’t imagine themselves doing nothing. I wish I could retire at the age of 30. My motto is, only boring people get bored, and even if I am off work for two weeks and I am not going on holiday, I still can’t manage to do everything I want to do. There is not enough time to watch all the films I want, to read all the books I want, or simply just to be….
And what about revisiting all the enjoyable films I feel warm about but never have time to watch them again?
Recently I watched ‘Baby Boom’ again and I didn’t even feel a little bit guilty.
First of all – Dianne Keaton and Sam Shepard. That should be enough to make you watch it.
Power shoulders, pussy bow blouses, suits and 80s electronic music, misogynistic comments, what’s not to love?
It’s amazing that 30 years on, not that much has changed. It’s still harder for women to get ahead at work, and they are still being seen as incubators.
What I love about ‘Baby Boom’ is not only the fact that a Harvard graduate, even after moving to the country and giving up her career, still builds a successful business. I am a sucker for views of Vermont, the house she buys, the beautiful scenery. It’s so shockingly beautiful, it’s painful.
And 80s films are best to be watched with the indulgence of something chocolatey…But it is 2015 and now it’s a different type of mousse to be eaten.
Vegan Chocolate Mousse:
1 tsp almond butter
3 tbsp agave or maple syrup
3 tbsp almond milk
2 tbsp cocoa
1. Put everything in a food processor (first taking the skin off and the seed out of the avocado). Mix until smooth. Transfer into a bowl of your choice and sprinkle with cocoa nibs, any fruit or nut. Enjoy.