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January’s Over

I can’t believe that already it is nearly the end of January, don’t just doesn’t sound or sit right with me. Doesn’t see to minutes since it was Christmas! I don’t feel like I’ve done that much this January either, I thought it would be more productive. I did, as you can see to the left of this post on me old twitter account, bake doughnuts for the first time this weekend, which was really interesting but I don’t want that to be the big be all and end all of my January!

I am not so usually ailment ridden as it seems on this blog, but this morning I woke up with a sore eye. I had woke up in the middle of the night and felt it, but thought nothing of it. But now the pain seems to have moved to my nose, which make me think (sorry for any following visual), that there is something evil brewing on my nose. Let’s just say I’m armed and ready for whatever comes!!

I haven’t said anything yet about the last episode of Sherlock and too be honest, while there was a great twist in the first part of it, this series has not been my favourite, I prefer the other two much more. I don’t know why, I just couldn’t get into the stories as well. I should have re-watched the previous two series of it, before going into this. It wasn’t terrible by any means, any of those episodes is mile better than an average episode of an average show, I just didn’t feel it. This weekend was all about Arrow though, which is a new series I’ve been getting into. I won’t go into full rant as to why, I’m sure I have ranted about it on this blog sometime before, but I don’t like Sky TV. I think they take shows that are popular on freeview and make people pay the privilege to watch them. And they bury shows that I would love to watch. Anyway, my sister lent me the boxset of the first season and I’ve watched 10 episodes since Saturday so far and I’m really enjoying it. It’s kind of like a mix of Batman and Revenge lol! And my father-in-waiting John Barrowman is in it too, so that’s always gonna give it an extra point.

Anyway, I shall bore you no more (for today!).


TV Show Of The Day: Arrow plus many others!
Nails Of The Day: OPI Steady as she Rose and OPI Strange Tides

Truly Knackered

This week was my first week back at work and I gotta say, by Friday, I was bloody pooped. I don’t work 9-5, but what I do do, I actually work really hard at but normally, I’m great. But this week, it just so took it out of me, I couldn’t believe it. I went to bed last night and I just hit the pillow straight away! Maybe it was first week back feeling and maybe, I think, it was more hitting my head against a brick wall feeling (not literally I might add!).

Anyway, I am going to be enjoying my weekend off by doing everything I love to do, which mostly involves watching lots of telly lol! Revenge was back on Monday and if you remember how last year I ended up so behind, this year, it’s not a problem, because I’m actually watching it live, rather than recorded. I really enjoyed Monday’s opening episode, even if at some points I felt like I was missing out on something. I don’t know if everyone felt like that, it just seemed at times they were talking about stuff as if I should know it but I didn’t, unless it’s just my memory failing me, I don’t know. Then on Wednesday I watched the new series “The Tomorrow People”, which I enjoyed so much more than I thought I would. I don’t for obvious birth date reasons remember the 70’s series of the same name and don’t for some reason remember the 90’s revival of it either. Some people are saying that it’s in the possibility to be cancelled area, which I hope not, because if the rest of the episodes are just as good as the pilot, then I think it’s going to make a great series.

And this weekend it will be the last episode of Sherlock! I can’t believe it goes that quickly. I know a lot of people didn’t really enjoy episode two and I must admit I do miss the long case investigation type edge to it, but watching Sherlock get drunk – priceless! I also managed to finally watch The Brady Bunch Movie Sequel too, which I don’t even remember going anything like it did and I swear there were scenes in it that didn’t happen in the film I watched recorded from TV – unless they cut them for time reasons or something I don’t know. I could be thinking of an entirely different film!


Musing Of The Day: Is dusting not the most boring thing in the world. Whoever invented dust is an idiot!
Nails Of The Day: None 😦

The First 3 days

So we are now into the third day of 2014 and I have to say, pretty uneventful so far. But it’s only been three days, but a lot can happen in that time. I do believe judging by these first 3 days however, it’s going to be the year of weather!

Jan 1st was very uneventful, but I don’t really go in for all the new year stuff. We had a nice dinner, but that’s it. In the afternoon, however, I did watch Man of Steel and to be honest, didn’t really enjoy it. I have hard time enjoying anything with Superman in. I watched one episode of Smallville once and it bored me to death, but I did like the 2006 (I think!) movie. I found the action so fast in Man of Steel, it was so hard to follow and bad on the eyes and a lot of it looked very fake. What also got me was that the story kept chopping and changing (what story there was), it was so hard to follow and get into it in places. What annoyed me the most though, was the fact that they caused so much destruction, it looked like the flattened the town. I know in other movies (Marvel!), that they do destroy stuff, but it never seems to be to the extent that they did in Man of Steel and a lot of it seemed needless. Also, and I will admit this, I missed the cheesiness of Superman, with the icon suit, I think it took it self far too seriously and was trying to be like Batman, which is a very very different character. Then on the opposite end of that day, was the fantastic Sherlock, oh how I’ve missed you. Sherlock actually seemed a lot more human considering it seemed like he’d been living in some sort of alone wilderness for 2 years. That beginning twist was fantastic.

2nd of Jan was spent watching more stuff as well and trying to cut my box down (12% empty!!!). I got in a little Studio Ghibli action by watching “From Up On Poppy Hill” which I got for Christmas. It wasn’t rated as highly as ever SG movies, but I enjoyed it. I loved the clubhouse element, I would have love to have had one of them at school.

Today, you guessed it, I watched another movie. I did venture out to town and needless to say, but more nail varnish that I didn’t need (6 in total!). But while I had my lunch I watched Now You See Me, which I knew was going to be a really clever movie! I feel like I should have seen the ending coming from the beginning, but I didn’t! I loved the beginning bit as well, because I swear to you now, I picked the 7 of diamonds, I don’t know how they did that. I think I heard that they were making a sequel, which would be cool, as I really loved the trickery of it.

No movies tonight however, unless I can’t find anything to watch. It’s slim pickings till next week when all me lovely US shows come back / start. You may remember my love hate relationship with Revenge last year, but I plan on actually watching it live this year, rather than recorded. BTW, I have yet to watch the finale of 90210, I’m back up by a good 10+ episodes!


Musing Of The Day: I think I should go on Pointless. Anyone care to join me?
Nails Of The Day: Revlon Mistletoe – a bit late but a lovely shade.

That was 2013

Hi everyone! I hope you all had an incredible Christmas and had a lovely time with your friends and family. I had a great Christmas, and while I know that presents are not the be all and end all of Christmas, this year I was really surprised by the ones I got as I know that I’ll use every one of them. I got some really useful things!

And so it is the end of 2013 and I can say, in all fairness, 2013 hasn’t been a bad year! There has been a few moments this year that I could have done without abut while looking back at my list I made at this time last year, to be honest, it’s not gone too badly at all. While I’m still not in the job I would like I do love my job and got to do some really good things with it this year. I have amazing friends and family and I’m lucky to have them. I got to watch some amazing tv shows and movies this year and listen to some incredible music. My only real down point of this year was my reading! Unless I read 87 books by tonight, I am very much behind my goal for this year! Someone pass me a Mr Men and Little Miss collection stat! I did end up reading Catching Fire and finished it just before the movie came out, so hopefully I will read Mockingjay before the next movie comes out, I’d say I have a good year to do that!

I don’t know what really is ahead in 2014 but I really hope it’s going to be an incredible year. Pathetic I know, but there is so much good tv shows to look forward to, especially Sherlock tomorrow, which I have waited forever for. Hopefully, I might have a job change this year, but if I don’t, it won’t upset me too much. I just want 2014 to be the year!

I hope you all have an incredible 2014!


Music Of The Day: Katy Perry “By The Grace Of God” – a beautiful song!
Nails Of The Day: None.

The Annual Christmas Cold

I don’t think there is ever a December that goes by that I don’t get sick. Last year I had the mother of all colds, which meant I had to have a week off work, which is something I never do. I have the odd day, but never a whole week in a row, I think the most I’ve had off is two days. I am currently in the throws of another Christmas Cold but this one, touch wood, is not as bad and I can still go to work, even though it wasn’t great today working with a cold. But nevertheless, it would not be Christmas without one (though one year, I would like to see December clear and not delirious in cold!).

Christmas is fast coming round and while I thought I was pretty much prepared, I’m in fact not! You may notice the rather lovely pile of parcels in the twitter pic to the left and while I’d like to say they are all Christmas presents, only one is! The bloody problem with Christmas shopping is that you tend to browse and while you browse, you see so much bloody stuff you like, you end up spending more on yourself (at least I do!). I’m not too bad and think I have most of the stuff mentally bought just not physically. In theory, this means they are still in the shop and waiting for me, my name on them. I very much doubt that in reality!

I planned to watch some Christmas movies this weekend, but in fact, I watched 4 movies and non were Christmas related. As I was pretty much sofa bound on Saturday, I watched my cheer me up movie, which is Tangled! I could watch this movie so many times and never get sick of it! I just love the song “I See The Light”, it is one of my all time favourite Disney songs. Then after that, I watched my main man Thor – btw, I think The Dark World is so much better than the first, but if Thor is happening to be listening (he is currently sat opposite me in Lego form anyway), like children, I love them both equally. Then I also watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which gave me everything I could have wanted from a British movie – perfect.

On to last night and as soon as I saw this was on, I knew I just had to watch it. We all have our guilty pleasure movies that while might not have got the best reviews or might not be “Oscar” worthy as it were, you just can’t help but love and watch. And one of my all time favourites that I have watched since I was a kid, is The Brady Bunch Movie. I love that fact that as an adult, while I still remember loads of it, there were some bits that I understand now and realise how rude in fact they are. I love films like that, that children can watch, but adults can totally get an in joke from. I have a copy of it on VHS (that’s a video btw), but I looked it up on DVD and bloody hell is is expensive, because your can’t really get hold of it and I’m not being funny, but who wouldn’t want it on DVD. I am going to go and look in a replay shop tomorrow. And can I just say, I never truly appreciate how much Greg Brady is actually very good looking!!! As a child, I obviously didn’t appreciate that!


Music Of The Day: Kelly Clarkson “Just For Now” – a great alternative kind of xmas song.
Nails Of The Day: None.

Ready for Christmas!!!

I am literally ready for Christmas to be here right now! I have most of my gifts bought and wrapped (thank you, I know!), I have my tree up (it went up on December 1st naturally see here), I watched my first Christmas movie on Sunday (The Muppet Christmas Carol) and I am currently listening to Christmas music (Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped In Red). So if you are listening Santa, you know one of us is ready! In fact, I met Santa last week, so I can indeed for certain say that he is in fact 100% real and in now way was this some fake Santa guy! He’s FACT!

Nothing much to report otherwise. I went for a job interview last week, which I annoyingly didn’t get and could have done with, but it must mean something better is still to come (do not burst this bubble!). I am still watching I’m A Celebrity – quick thought on this actually. Is it just me or are the guys that are not wearing their shirts the ones that really should be? There is only so much man chest you can see over your supper! I have currently knit 17 mini stockings, so at least I have a goal, but apart from that, I am being regular old boring me, no interesting celebrity based crushes flip out of late!


Music Of The Day: Kelly Clarkson “Wrapped In Red” Album
Nails Of The Day: None as they are currently splitting up a good en, so I’m letting them grown for my xmas do!

Caught Fire and Where’s Hugo Update?

Last night I went to the cinema to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and I loved it! It pretty much plays out the book as follows, but overall I was really impressed. I’ve only just read the book actually cause it seems I but these books and only manage to read them just before the films come out, but that’s a good thing cause I had the story in my head. There were a few if I were being picky bits missing and personally for me, there was not enough of the lovely Finnick Odair (I know he comes across as a bit of a pervert at first, but theres more going on with him than either Gale or Peeta!). As male characters go, he’s a much more stronger character than Gale or Peeta. As Gale is being fronted as a main character, he doesn’t do bugger all for the first 2 books and I always find Peeta a little too wet behind the ears! I think they cut some bits out of the movie because I’ve seen the stills and some bit weren’t in it! I could have done without the dripping water too as I need the toilet halfway through (I went before hand – trust me!) and this DID NOT HELP!!

The most highlighting bit of the night actually didn’t happen in the movie. There were these people who got moved to the front before the movie started, I’m not sure why and thanks to them, I was so busy being annoyed at them talking, I missed the Katniss and Gale kiss!!! But they kept getting up and going out and by halfway through, they left and shouted goodbye to everyone (like we knew them!). One person summed up every ones feelings perfectly by telling them politely to eff off and got a big round of applause.

And now to the second part of this post, Hugo watch!!! He’s been found and is bringing two of my favourite things together by being on the Christmas Celebrity Come Dine With Me!!! They must have known I was talking about him! I watched the first Made In Chelsea special of Come Dine With Me and I can’t remember if he was on it, I don’t think he was, but that was a good one. Please keep me up to date with anymore on the Hugo Watch hotline!!

And finally, need I say more but 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who tonight!!! More post show tomorrow!


Film Of The Day: Catching Fire
Nails Of The Day: I have a Hunger Games based do with a black polish base then flicks of as many orange and red based shades as I could find, to make my nails look on fire!! Wish they were, my hands are freezing!

Ahh Hugo!

Good evening everyone! I have suitably calmed down since my last posting and am in less of a craze (till Thursday – ahh a wee clue for you there).

This week has seen the return of I’m A Celebrity (term used loosely!) and I wasn’t planning on watching it this year, because the line up just didn’t seem as good as last year. Last years was the first one I had watched in a good 4-5 years, because the line up was good, but this years, no one really interested me – so far anyway. Plus, there is literally feck all else on the TV this week (except for Saturday OMG!). But all of this has actually nothing to do with this years IAC, but more to do with last years and the wonder that was…. Hugo!

It’s safe to say, last year, I developed a bit of a… thing for Hugo and the return of IAC this year has made me remember all about it. I haven’t seen him since (on the tv I mean, not physically in real life – they wouldn’t let me in Chelsea, I’m too common – FACT). Where is he? Where did he go? and more importantly, When the hell is he coming back? If anyone knows the answers to any of said question then leave said answers in the old comments!



Video Of The Day: The Sesame Street Hunger Games parody – Finnick’s a right idiot in it! Check my twitter for a link!
Nails Of The Day: None, but I have a Hunger Games themed look rolling around in the old brain!

Welcome back blog + my Insanity

Needless to say, after my epic fail of blogging in August, I’ve been a tad on the quite side. I would like to say that in this time I have had a world wind time, doing something crazy. In all fairness, and to quote Mrs Brown, I have done feck all! I’ve just been working, working and working some crazy more. So rather than bore you with the details of that, I will update you with where I am now.

I am currently obsessed with the fact Christmas is currently round the corner and I have ordered a fair few presents online (and by that I mean ordering myself a fair few items too!). I am currently in the predicament of applying for a job which would be better than my current one in responsibility and hierarchy if you will, but is less hours and not the best but might be an in, so I’m gonna be mulling over that one for a while. I am currently in a post Thor 2 calm down and that’s about it.

Now, to the insanity part of the title and I really an honestly truly believe that I might be on the old scale of craziness. In a general day to day, I do believe I am just one bit short of bat crap, but yesterday took it to a whole new level.

As you may be fully aware from previous posts, I do tend to go a bit crazy for the old celebrity crushes and I currently have a new one, which was unexpected because it was somebody in the past that I actually kind of hated, because he got a role that my never ending celebrity crush was “in the running for”. However, for some reason, of late, I can’t get enough. Anyway, cut to yesterday, when I find out that they are married!!

There is literally no chance in hell that I will ever meet this person let alone be a part of said persons life or in fact be this persons significant other – yet the fact this person was married blew my head off. Because I am that insane and crazy, and I practically was saddened the whole night. God, if this person ever read this (thank god I haven’t mentioned a name) than they would probably agree with my own self diagnosis.

If you would like to read more of my past craziness / celebrity crushes, just click on the word “Hugo” in the tag bar. God help me I need a brain transplant (or a bladder enlargement – but that’s a whole other story!)


BTW, if you can guess who it is, I shall give you the pride of a job well done!

Thought Of The Day: Toliet!
Nails Of The Day: Sally Hansen Nail Wraps

Epic Fail!!!

A really truely is!!

So blogust is a wash out! I haven’t posted for a week! I’m sorry!

But to be honest, would you rather me post every day with absolute nonsense just for the sake of posting, or would you rather me post less often with deep, meaningful, thoughtful posts (and to those who politely say that I actually do the latter on every single blog post, rude but true!)

To make up for it, look to the right of this post and depending on how much I have tweeted since I posted this, there should be a picture of a cake (packet recipe, I’m sorry, but it’s delicious). Leave your name and address in comments, and I’ll happily send you a piece as compensation for my lack of posting! If that all goes, scroll down further, and I’ll send you some some Smurfs (edible not real) instead.

Bless any of you who have followed me during this epic fail of blogust! For it is you that if you leave your name and address, I shall come round to your house personally and pat you on the back. If you happen to live as far as Australia I will make the personal and financial sacrifice and come all the way there (as long as you can put me up aka give me a bed for the night (or sofa/bed/doorstep I’m not fussy!)).


Treat Of The Day: Chocolate cake but that depends on how much you lot take!
Nails Of The Day: Nail Rocks!