Throughout my childhood and young adulthood, I always found it somewhat difficult to list out favorites. It could possibly be due to the mere fact that committing to anything at a young age and using the words 'favorite' and 'best' resonated to 'the one' for me. Therefore, I would always mention loving and enjoying a particular subject, but never dropped my version of the 'f' word. For example:
"As for a favorite color, I like this _____ and _____ or even a motif of _____."
"One of my favorite books is ____."
With this idiosyncrasy of mine, I was delighted to figure out my favorite movie of all times in December of 2010. How about that for a late bloomer? The King's Speech was a homerun for me on many levels. I truly enjoyed how the theme was multi-faceted and how it touched upon education, literacy, compassion, struggles, and overcoming fears. Most importantly, it was based on the true life story of King George VI of Britain and how his vulnerabilities helped us to connect with him in a more authentic level. After the movie ended, I wanted to have a tissue in my hand and say, "Bravo...bravo," like Elaine on Seinfeld.
Three weekends after the movie, Greg and I were excited to take our trip to London in January of 2011. We took advantage of our three day weekend and although it was short, we quickly grew fond of the city for its history and culture. It became one of our most memorable trips and I cannot believe it has been exactly a year since we were last exploring the city and grounds. Oh London, we miss you.
The Original Pimm's Cup & London Pride Beer
English Breakfast Tea
St. Paul's Cathedral
Covent Garden Market
The King's Speech Trailer: