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See you at the movies

Sami Muirhead says Easter is a time for Netflix, reading, eating too much chocolate, and a Channing Tatum flick at the movies.

The countdown is on until one of the best times of the year, Easter! I love the cooler weather, the endless bowls of tiny chocolate eggs and, compared to Christmas, there is so much less pressure to catch up with every single friend and family member you have had contact with over the past three decades. Amen to that!

I am planning to binge season two of Bridgerton on Netflix, and finally read a pile of books I have been collecting. Top of my book list are The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley, Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention by Johann Hari, and Run Rose Run by none other than Dolly Parton and James Patterson.

I love Dolly. Who doesn’t love Dolly with her beautiful brain and creative song-writing skills and million-dollar empire?

I tell you what I do not love and that is a harsh slice of reality. I wish I had not read a recent article by Michelle Bridges, the fitness guru. It asks her what you should do if you eat an entire Lindt bunny this Easter. My answer was perhaps you should eat a second one while still wearing your pyjamas at lunch time. Perhaps you should high five yourself. Nope. Michelle’s response was a lot more sobering as she outlined the fact it requires an equivalent of 269 burpees, 401 squats, or 45 minutes of running to burn off the bunny completely.

Sorry to stay on this Debbie Downer path, but apparently a classic hot cross bun takes 145 burpees or 20 minutes of running to burn off.

That is depressing. So let’s cheer ourselves up by thinking about a big bucket of popcorn with a frozen coke chaser. Of course, I refer to the movie menu. I am also hoping to get to the real movies this Easter and see that new Channing Tatum movie about him and a dog that the powerhouses of Hollywood have called the catchy name of Dog.

I think this movie was made for many of us – does it get better than old Magic Mike and a dog on the big screen?

My favourite movie is The Vow and there is a scene where a shirtless and forlorn Channing holds a cat to his torso and cuddles it. It is a cinematic masterpiece. I can only imagine how much so many of us will gain from an hour and 41 minutes of Channing hanging out with a canine on the big screen. That is my Easter gift to you all.


Sami Muirhead is a radio announcer, blogger and commentator. For more from Sami tune into Mix FM.

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