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Friday, 3 December 2010

The Morgana Show

"Sketch-based comedy show starring new talent Morgana Robinson who showcases her skilfully-crafted range of characters and impersonations of stars, including Cheryl Cole and Fearne Cotton"

Having watched the adverts for The Morgana Show over the previous weeks I was determined to watch it. And it’s a good thing I did because I loved it! I laughed out loud on many occasions, especially when it came to Gilbert. He is so funny. He is a boy who has decided to make his own show, filmed by Granddad with interruptions from Nana and appearances from his hamster ‘Gareth’.

I suggest you watch it if you enjoy a laugh and can remember spending time at your Granma’s when you were young and bored.
There are also many other characters, including some extremely realistic versions of Fern Cotton, Cheryl Cole and Danni Minogue.

Definitely worth a watch!!
The Morgana Show, Tuesdays 10:35pm Channel 4

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Pretty Little Things

Just a quick one to show you my lovely Jewellrey holder/hanger...

Isn't it nice! :) Its really easy to put up (with a drill) and you can hang a lot of things on it. Although you may have trouble with earrings and really chunky bracelets. Apart from that its fabulous and really very cute!

Monday, 16 August 2010

Alton Towers

Review: Thirteen!

Oooooooh! Thirteen!! Despite the long waiting times, the 13 experience was a brilliant one!! We were in the line for 45-55mins, which compare to other people who have waited 2hours+, it doesn't seem too bad. The best thing in my opinion is that I had no real idea of what was going to happen! :s I suggest to everyone to go on it without knowing - if you can! Myself and my little (9 year old) cousin were at the very front and loved it. It mixes roller coaster fast madness with scary mary ghost house fun! There are a couple of very noticeable surprises too! :)

So to those going to Alton Towers... you better not go... alone


Book Review - The Host

Book Review: The Host
by Stephenie Meyer

"Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed"

I began this book under the note ''it's a bit weird''. And it was ~ Very weird! But once the reader gets the idea of what the world is like in the book and who the characters are, they really get into it.

If you can make it through the first few chapters and get your head around the concept I think you will really enjoy it. The book is full of emotion and complicated situations. There are a lot of questions raised about human nature and 'what would I do in that situation' questions to ask yourself.

Overall I really enjoyed it! - it was easy to read (apart from understanding the initial concept) and quite an emotional read too.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Writing an essay... again

 Ahh... The art of writing a good essay...

So tomorrow I will be handing in my last essay (again). I hadn't writen one for ages! I was quite excited to start it actually (geek)! Once I got started I found it really easy, apart from when it came for me to go through it all. Urgh, editing! I was over my word count and really wanted to write more!

Overall I enjoyed the experience, but I am glad that I dont have any more to write! I think the phrase 'the grass is greener...' fits well here as I get jealous of my other mates at Uni. but now Ive had another taste of what it was like again... Im alright for that cheers! haha
Me trying to edit my own work (above)

Thursday, 8 July 2010

The Short Life of Bree Tanner

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga)
A Quick Review of 'The Short Life of Bree Tanner'

If like me, you loved reading the Twilight Saga, then you will love this book too. It gives background to the third book and the new film which is out now (Eclipse). It is the story of the newborns and in particular a girl called Bree.

"Bree Tanner can barely remember life before she had uncannily powerful senses, superhuman reflexes and unstoppable physical strength. Life before she had a relentless thirst for blood... life before she became a vampire...
"All Bree knows is that living with her fellow newborns has few certainties and even fewer rules: watch your back, don't draw attention to yourself and, above all, make it home by sunrise or die. What she doesn't know: her time as an immortal is quickly running out. Then Bree finds an unexpected friend in Diego, a newborn just as curious as Bree about their mysterious creator, whom they know only as "her". As they come to realize that the newborns are pawns in a game larger than anything they could have imagined, Bree and Diego must choose sides and decide whom to trus. But when everything you know about vampires is based on a lie, how do you find the truth?"

My advice is to read it! But remember, there are no chapters in it and its a short book, so make it last!! xxx

Congrats Danny!

My lovely boyfriend is now a graduate. Well done Dan!

Just a quick one... well, two!

I just thought I'd share two songs that keep getting stuck in my head.

One is from 'Fake Blood' called 'I Think I Like It'

(skip to 0:55 to get the good bits)

The second is 'Yolanda Be Cool' with 'We Speak No Americano'

(skip to 0:40 to get the good bits)

They are catchy, but you have to give them a chance!

xxx Have a listen!! xxxx

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

The World Cup 2010


Well it all started so well... kind of. There was so much hype for the world cup - people who never watch football bagain to take an interest. There were flags everywhere! Cars, houses, streets, shops and many faces were coloured red and white. This world cup, in South Africa, is being haunted by the sound of vuvuzelas (below), so the match noise is louder than usual!

Oh England, where did it all go wrong! Although to be honest I think we did get quite far, seeing as we did play quite badly for a lot of it! So in the end 2 draws, 1 win and 1 horrible defeat against Germany.

The 4-1 defeat was a controversial one, especially due to the disallowed goal, which should have obviously been allowed, as Im sure every English man or woman who watched the game will tell you! But in the end, what would it have mattered? Is a 4-2 defeat that much better? I think not!

"Fifa president Sepp Blatter has apologised to the Football Association over Frank Lampard's disallowed goal in England's World Cup defeat by Germany".
(BBC, 29/06/10)

10 ways to re-use your St. George's flag:

Sunday, 23 May 2010

The Sun Has Got His Hat On!!!

"temperatures set to rise to make this the warmest weekend of the year so far"
(BBC, 19.05.10)

Yes, finally! The sun is out with a backdrop of clear blue sky! The only problem is that we are so scared of it going away again, many of us decide not to use any sun-cream and end up getting burnt! ... and yes, that is what I did today. I had lunch with a friend and when the question of where we wanted to sit came up we decided outside was a clever choice. Needless to say I am slightly red now! Fingers crossed it turns into a tan over night! :D

Love Warm Weather!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Book Review

The Seven Secrets of Happiness

By Sharon Owens

“Once upon a time Ruby O’Neill lived in her very own ivory tower (a beautiful little cottage) with her very own fairytale prince (her handsome husband Jonathan). She had roses round her door and her friends were never far away – life in her fairytale land was perfect. But grown-up fairy stories don’t last forever and one dark night Ruby’s life is smashed into a million pieces. With her castle in the air destroyed and her heart broken, she swears she will never love again. Yet guardian angels hide in the strangest places and from Ruby’s darkest night, six magical secrets slowly emerge to show her life is for living and that tomorrow is not too late for love. But who is the mysterious stranger who holds the seventh secret, the hardest one to find? And is he the person who holds the ultimate secret, the key to Ruby’s frozen heart?


To read the back of the book you can tell that this will no doubt be a bit of a tear-jerker, but what you can’t see is that the book hides lots of tender moments of happiness too! I enjoyed the book so much that towards the end I was rationing out the chapters and trying to only read one per night. The book is filled with tragic events that happen in everyday life, but the way that the characters deal with the consequences of them is what is most interesting. You admire the way the main character, Ruby O’Neill, pushes herself to move on with her life and the image of the little shop in which she works makes you want one of your own.

I would definitely recommend this read if you like a heart-warming read before bed and a bit of romance in your life.

Uplifting * adorable * realistic yet romantic * tear-jerker

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Good Boy Gone Bad

This is a shocking news story that caught my eye...

Take That star Mark Owen sorry for affairs

Then he checks into Rehab!

Where have all the good men gone? :o
Even cheeky Mr Mark from Take That can't keep on the straight and narrow!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Working 9 to 5

The time of being a lazy student is well and truly over
I am working full time now and have discovered many very small joys in a working day a.k.a. lunch time and home time, haha. It does on the other hand make the day go really quick! and it makes you glad to be home too.

As I see it, you better be happy at work, because you spend half of your life there!

Friday, 26 February 2010

Recycled Jewelry!

This is an example of the type of beautiful recycled jewely I have been looking at on the internet...

If you visit the website you can see for yourself the weird and wonderful creations of the 'hairy growler'. Funny name, I know. But I think what they are doing is very interesting. They create things out of old things. For example, a bracelet out of an old fork.

"Enter a world where pennies become pendants and cutlery becomes couture"

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Please Sponsor Me!!!

To add to the previous post...

This is my fundraising page! If you are feeling charitable please donate some money for the cause by clicking on the link. Thank you :)

Every Little Helps!

Friday, 12 February 2010

Race For Life - link

The link I have chosen is the Race For Life link,
as I am planning to run (or walk, hehe) this year.

Raising money for a cancer charity is good enough on it's own, but this is a brilliant way of getting women who don't do marathons or who don't go running to get involved, try something new and get fit.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Review of Avatar

I saw the over-hyped, overly expensive Avatar a few weeks ago. Before going into the theatre, I was a little apprehensive, thinking that the film would just be mediocre and a big deal about nothing. Plus the fact that it's in 3D, so you have to wear huge plastic glasses for two and a half hours and pay an extra few pounds for the pleasure! But to my surprise, as soon as the film began, I was dragged into this beautiful world of Pandora and by the end of the film I didn't want to leave. Although the fact of how much this film cost to create is always lurking in the back of your mind, you do appreciate why it was so expensive. The scenes are incredible to watch, the characters are compelling and you really do begin to care about the Na'vi (the blue people). I would recommend this film to anyone and everyone. It fantastic for children and I'm sure the older generation will love it too. A five star film if ever I saw one!


I need to write a review today. but what to review...

single? film? TV Programme?? so many options. We will see.


Sunday, 7 February 2010

A Question.

What is your favourite Disney Movie?

Well, mine has always been The Lion King,
but it is very sad when his dad dies!

Thursday, 4 February 2010

The List. Careers.

Okay, here is my list of careers or jobs that I would like to have a go at...

  • Advertising agent
  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Midwife
  • Published Author
  • Film director
  • Creative director on funny-to-watch-and-laugh-at shows i.e. total wipeout, big brother.
  • Race car driver
  • Actress
  • Editor in chief / executive editor of a magazine

N.B. They're not in order of preference!

The 7 day blog

Basically I need to get started and I found this list of things to do on a blog. It should hopefully be interesting and will give me ideas of what to write to entertain y'all (yep, I said y'all). Here's the list...

Well, as today is Day 1 it is fitting that I have just written a list :) ...but I wont cheat, so I will write another one.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Snow... again

Its snowing again!!! :O
Its very pretty until you need to go out or do anything, then its a pain in the neck!
I took this picture in the park near my house.

walking in the snow

I'm a blogger..

Well, I have joined the world of blogging. Lets see what its all about!! :)

Dan and Emma

Dan and Emma