Relationships and the Zombie Apocalypse

If you had a time machine what would be the first thing you would do? A knee jerk answer might be “win the lottery!” but if you really think about it, I bet the answer has something to do with relationships.

I really like zombie films, and anything post-apocalyptic based. Some of my favourites are The Walking Dead, Hunger Games, Legend and 28 Days Later. The premise fascinates me. In these films there is usually a small group of people on a search for other people. Part of it is to pool their resources but mainly they just need to find other people because, when you think about it, life is all about relationships.

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Friends

I was walking along a path beside a large field the other day and there was no-one else for miles around and I thought ‘Oh it’s like one of those films’. I thought how nice and quiet it was and yet if it was the apocalypse how much I would long to talk to another human being. No matter who they were, or how loud they chewed their food. We all know relationships are important .

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Family

We all love our families and children and endeavour to continually pay into those relationships. We have close friends, and acquaintances and now even people on Facebook who will walk straight past you in the street but like your status online (what’s that about?!) but I got to thinking about how *all* of life is about relationships. Even the little polite conversations we have daily with complete strangers. Our personal relationships make families and friendships, this on a wider scale creates community which makes up society, and many societies make up the big wide world. Our every relationship is important.

I’m not saying we should be happy and smiley every day of the week or that every friendship should be perfect, that’s the very beauty of it. Some friendships will withstand distance, some will not, some are intense and need a lot of regular input, some function perfectly well intermittently. When I think of all my relationships they are all so different and it’s just because they’re with different people. The different mixes of personalities and traits define the dynamic of each one. My best friend lives 328 miles away (I just checked Wales – Newcastle!) she moved there when we were 10 and even though we may not speak for weeks on end I still feel a very deep connection with her.

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Me and my BFF

Relationships also change over time, they ebb and flow. Like tearing muscles to build them back up stronger we have disagreements that teach us how to be with one another once we have been through it. I saw a post that said in Japan when a vase is broken it gets repaired with gold so that the more broken it gets the more beautiful and unique it becomes. I think God made relationships invisible on purpose so that no record is kept. Click To Tweet

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The art of Kintsugi

We are all always so busy and on to the next thing. It’s the kind of age we’re living in. The more I think about it though the more I want to take a leaf out of the older generation’s book and slow down to appreciate the interactions in my everyday. Wave at the toddler, speak to the cashier, listen to my daughter in the car. I think life is all about relationships because if I was the only person on earth life would be pretty rubbish!

In one of my favourite films -About Time- the main character can time travel and the most important thing he wants to do in all the world is spend time with his dad. What would you do? Is there someone who you would like to travel to, to spend more time with?

Twin Mummy and Daddy
Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday
Sparkles At Midnight
Mummy Times Two
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36 Comments

  1. Ceri 5th January 2017 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    Another absolutely amazing post Kate! So true about relationships and how people treat each other! Glad I have you in my corner! You are a true friend and I appreciate all that you are! Hugs xxx

    • thehippychristianmum 5th January 2017 at 11:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks Ceri, what a compliment! So glad to have you as my friend too. Hugs to you tooooo xxx

  2. Michelle Twin Mum 5th January 2017 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    I knwo that I really need to slow down at times and appreciate he interactions I have with people and especially my children. Tonight we played a board game and then I played Downfall with one of them and we laughed like we hadn’t in ages. It was so good. Mich x

    • thehippychristianmum 6th January 2017 at 12:08 am - Reply

      That sounds fun, kids really love that QT don’t they. One of my New Year resolutions is to get playing some family board games. 🙂

  3. Emily 6th January 2017 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    My husband and I have just started watching walking dead and we love it. We’re currently on season three. I agree life without relationships would be very lonely. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

    • thehippychristianmum 7th January 2017 at 6:17 pm - Reply

      Ooh you’ve so much to look forward to! It’s a brilliant series. Thanks for hosting #thatfridaylinky:)

  4. Jeremy Barnes 7th January 2017 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    this is such a lovely post. I think something that would be near the top of my list would be bringing my daughter back in time to meet my grandmother.

    • thehippychristianmum 7th January 2017 at 6:16 pm - Reply

      That would have to be top of my list too. My nan would love my kids. 🙂

  5. Nige 7th January 2017 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Everybody needs good relationships very thought provoking post and beatifully written Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    • thehippychristianmum 7th January 2017 at 6:11 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much. Loving #thatfridaylinky will definitely return, thank you. 🙂

  6. My Petit Canard 7th January 2017 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    Sometimes I think it takes posts like these to slow down, take stock and really appreciate the relationships in your life. A perfect reminder for the new year. Lovely post 🙂 Emily #KCACOLS

    • thehippychristianmum 8th January 2017 at 2:09 am - Reply

      Thank you Emily. I’ve been meaning to get in touch regarding your breastfeeding series. I will come over to your blog now through the linky 🙂

  7. Lisa 8th January 2017 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    Fabulous post! You really have hit the nail on the head. Our whole lives revolve around relationships. We were made to be alone. Thank you so much for sharing this, I am going to take time to stop and appreciate those I have around me, whether they be friends, family or strangers #DreamandSparkle x

    • thehippychristianmum 8th January 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂 Ooh I wonder what kind of interesting people you will meet this week!

  8. Michelle 8th January 2017 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    This is a fantastic post. We do really need to stop and appreciate what we have around us #dreamandsparkle

    • thehippychristianmum 8th January 2017 at 10:41 pm - Reply

      It’s so easy to get caught up in the rush of each day isn’t it. Thanks 🙂

  9. Becky Clark 9th January 2017 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    What a lovely post! You really got me thinking.

    If I could travel time I would have spent more time with my grandma. She was so important to me and so unexpectedly gone.

    Relationships are hard but their also very rewarding. Something nice to bare in mind when things get tough 😊
    #KCACOLS

    • thehippychristianmum 9th January 2017 at 11:04 pm - Reply

      Yes I agree. You reap what you sow as they say. I feel very lucky to have the friends I have. 🙂

  10. Claire 10th January 2017 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Oh man, I loved about time but could never watch it again, it just broke my heart! Who wouldn’t give everything they could for one more moment with someone they loved? xx #kcacols

    • thehippychristianmum 10th January 2017 at 10:34 pm - Reply

      Oh I love that film!:) x

  11. Sharon Parry 13th January 2017 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    This is a lovely and unusual post and it made me think. I’d go back in time and see my Dad. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

    • thehippychristianmum 14th January 2017 at 8:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sharon, glad it made you think! 🙂

  12. Nikki 13th January 2017 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    This is such a lovely post , thank you for linking up with #DreamandSparkle

    • thehippychristianmum 14th January 2017 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      Thanks for having me Nikki! 🙂

  13. Kat 14th January 2017 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Such a lovely post. I love watching The Walking Dead because the group dynamic is so interesting as well as the way people handle things under pressure. It’s great to have so many different relationships in our lives too. #DreamandSparkle

    • thehippychristianmum 14th January 2017 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      I loved it right up until the start of the most recent series, it got too psycho-thriller for my tastes but I agree I think they did it really well looking at the group dynamics and evolution and the different communities they’ve joined along the way…really great TV. 🙂 Thanks, lovely joining in with DreamsandSparkle. 🙂

  14. Cathy 16th January 2017 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    It’s so true that life is all about relationships! It’s what makes us tick, brings us joy and makes life worth living. I loved what you said about God, I suppose we love relationships because we are made in the image of God who is a loving family – father, son and spirit, and who loves being in relationship with humanity, his precious kids! Great post 🙂 you’re so right, life would be miserable without people to share it with. I found you through #PostsFromTheHeart and I’m very glad I did!

    • thehippychristianmum 16th January 2017 at 7:25 pm - Reply

      Thanks Cathy, what a lovely comment i agree with you, we’re built for relationship aren’t we. I’m coming over to check out your blog now, love the name!:-)

  15. Bread 16th January 2017 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    I wish I could go back and spend more time with my gramps. I had my dad search out for photos of him for me. Also I love a good apocalypse film. The Resident Evil series is my favourite. #kcacols

    • thehippychristianmum 16th January 2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

      Oh yeah I remember the opening sequence to (I think) the 1st film of that where she’s jumping all the traps. Brilliant film! Aw nothing like old family pics. 🙂

  16. Geraldine 17th January 2017 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    When you first asked the question I immediately thought, save more moeny but what good would that be in a zombie apocalypse. You’re absolutely right, harness the relationships that keep me going. I love this post. My real new years resolution is to meet up with my sister more often and my only real mum friend too #KCACOLS

    • thehippychristianmum 17th January 2017 at 8:28 pm - Reply

      Mum friends rock 😉

  17. Tooting Mama 21st January 2017 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Great post, you are right relationships change over time I’ve seen that with my husband, children and my parents. When it comes to zombie films, love 28 Days Later and Sean of the Dead! #KCACOLS

  18. Becci Davis 22nd January 2017 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    I would love to spend some more time with my nan who passed away 15 years ago and never met my husband or my children.I know she is with me in spirit but a cup of tea and a catch up with my nan would be nice #postsfromtheheart

  19. Pat the Mum 13th February 2017 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    Spending more time with my Dad, but I’d have to bring the rest of my family too so that he could meet my wife and kids and they him. It’s amazing when I think that almost none of my friends met my Dad, and it would be fantastic to be able to change that. But a bit of extra lottery cash could also be helpful – we need a new buggy! 🙂

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