Wednesday, 23 August 2017

I'M ON HOLIDAY!


I'm on holiday and I'll be back on the 4th September!
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Saturday, 19 August 2017

FIVE THINGS #2 - Upcoming Netflix Binges


Some of my favourite posts to read are lists, random lists, book lists, lists of favourite chocolates or scary films, you get the idea.

Each Saturday I'm going to pick a topic/book/film/thing and list five things about it - don't expect it to always be favourite things!

This Saturday it is......Five Netflix series that I badly need to binge upon like now!!


It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

It's got Danny DeVito in it, do I need another reason to binge?  It looks like a more f***ed up version of Friends with a pub instead of a coffee bar!


 

The House of Cards

I did actually watch this, the original UK version of House of Cards, when it was first on many, many, many, many years ago.  I remember it being very grown up for me but I also remember it being amazing.  I'd like to watch it again as a "grown up".




Rick and Morty

I have a thing for cartoons and this one is bloody everywhere, I watched the first five minutes and I need to watch more!


The Expanse

I have started reading the books by James S A Corey and I love what I have read so far, then I discover they've made a tv series of this amazing sci-fi? I'm sold!



The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

This looks sweet and funny, I've heard good things about it!




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Saturday, 12 August 2017

My YouTube Monthly Faves #3 August 2017


I love YouTube mainly for cat videos and hilarious fail playlists but there is a lot of good viewing to be had there.  I thought I'd share with you the channel I've enjoyed watching!

This month I've enjoyed watching.....


Chris is really quite charismatic and his journey through Japan and all things Japanese is really entertaining.






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Friday, 11 August 2017

Dog Days of Summer - Dog Tag!


In celebration of THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER, co-hosted by JO'S BOOK BLOG and LA LA IN THE LIBRARY, they have created a fun dog tag!

LaLa tagged me to answer some dog related questions so without further ado, lets talk dog!!

QUESTIONS



1. What was the name of your first dog?


My first dog was Lassie, a big hairy, gorgeous Golden Retriever, we grew up together.  

I am led to believe that she ate my parents rent money in the back of their mini whilst my mum was in labour with me.

She was a great dog and a huge part of my childhood, she has a great temperament (unless you were a cat) and was tolerant of my using her as a horse.  

2. Do you have a dog now?


My husband and I have had two dogs, our first was our gorgeous big black Labrador Max, who was taken from our too early at the age of 7 by epilepsy - I miss him still to this day.

Fern is our current dog, she is a crazy Cocker Spaniel and she helped mend our hearts after losing Max.  She is softest, happiest dog I have ever met.  She loves to eat, run, sleep, sniff and help my escape zombies!

You know how they say dogs look like their owners, well we do!

3. What is your favourite breed of dog?

This is a hellish question as I have a few - 

Cocker Spaniel
Labrador Retriever
German Shepherd
Lhasa Apso
Dachshund
Pug

4. What is your favourite canine themed book?

Of late I have read a few books with great dogs in them such as....


All of these books feature amazing dogs, one is a magical drunk, one is a sweary Londoner and the other an adorable scruff.

5. Who is your favourite fictional dog?



6. What is your top movie choice with a featured canine?



7. Do you consider yourself a dog or a cat person? Why?

I consider myself TeamDog, for as long as I can remember my family has had a dog, my grandparents, cousins etc also had dogs.  I can't imagine being without one, I love playing with, walking, snuggling and running from zombies with my dog.  

Cats are just not as snugly, I do love cats and growing up on a farm we had lots of them but cats are cats, they do not need us and they choose when you can snuggle, when you can play, plus have you ever seen a video of a cat being walked? Its not pretty.

BONUS QUESTION

Tell us about a personal dog related memory.

My dog related memory is just keeping the names in my head of the dogs I have loved and lost.  I'll never forget them and I know that might sound a little cheesy but these beautiful animals were a huge part of my life and it was a pleasure and privilege to spend all that precious time with them.  

On a lighter note I remember when I bought my first home, we'd gone out for an hour and left Max with free reign of the house.  Coming back in to the house we noticed a huge hole in our kitchen exposing plasterboard.  Max looked incredibly innocent as if to say "I don't know who did this" but his black coat was his downfall as his face was now an obvious white colour from the wall.

Check out LaLa's post here and Jolene's post here!


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FUNKO FRIDAY #2 - Melisandre (Game of Thrones)


So a couple of years back I was loitering on Instagram, as you do, and I saw lots of #shelfies with these cute little plastic dudes on them.  They were colourful and fun and in those Instagram pics I saw lots of my favourite characters from book and screen.

I wanted one, just one, that would do me.....

But just like books I couldn't stop at one, I'm not entirely sure how many I've got but I certainly have enough to justify my new weekly post Funko Friday (not very original I know).

I want to share them with you, reader dear, they happily occupy my book shelves but they crave fame and demanded their share of my blog.  

This week.....

Melisandre from Game of Thrones!


I found the mystical magical Melisandre in the rather un-mystical though in my eyes totally magical Super Target in Orlando whilst I was on holiday last year - can I just say Target is awesome much better than our crappy supermarkets here.

She is a redheaded red priestess, I am a redhead, we are of course destined to be together.  She does look good with her little orange, floor grazing gown and of course her all important necklace.

Plus how good is her hair? It gives me serious envy!!  Like Jayne from last week she is the only one so far in the series that I have, ideally I'm looking for Tyrion or Daenerys next or maybe a dragon!

So do you suffer from the same affliction? The need to collect Funko's? Let me know in the comments below!!




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Monday, 7 August 2017

I've been watching....#8 - Suicide Squad



So I have watched this film several times now as it always seems to be on Sky Movies and on first watched I was a bit meh about it, on second viewing I thought it was ok and on third viewing it was still ok but I really had a girl crush on Harley Quinn and was busy pricing up Harley Quinn Funko Pops.

It is not a serious film and there are some good characters in it notably Margot Robbie as the unhinged Harley and Jared Leto was suitably creepy as the Joker but I am still not entirely convinced of Cara Delevigne's acting prowess.

I don't know it just felt like something was missing from it, there was plenty of explosions and crazy fights but something just fell flat for me.  Maybe if I hadn't watching the sensational Deadpool the weekend before I might have liked this more.

Did you watch this and what did you think?



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Sunday, 6 August 2017

PODCASTASTIC #9 - Lake Clarity



The day that I walked in to Night Vale was the day I fell in love with podcasts.  

My phone how ever got pissed off quickly as it liked Angry Birds and I'd went and put it in the great recycle bin in the cloud to make way for episodes of quirky shows that me, the owner of said phone likes!

Anyway this week I've been listening to......

Five teens head up to Camp Clarity to celebrate their last summer together, but little do they know they're about to stumble on dark secrets that surround the lake. Caves, concrete structures, and eerie coincidences are a common place around Lake Clarity. Before they know it, the teens find themselves face to face with an evil force that's been locked away for a long time. Join Seth, Ally, Mike, Erin, and Brandon as they adventure through the Lake Clarity area, and discover the past of the supposedly cursed campgrounds!

When you read the synopsis it does remind me a little of Scooby Doo but without our canine pal, it is however nothing like Scooby Doo, it did at times freak me the hell out.

Following that familiar right of passage of that summer trip to the lake, five young friends head up to camp out at Lake Clarity.

They've heard about some of the mysterious disappearances in the area but of course being young and bold they throw caution to the wind and pitch up camp.

Soon they start exploring the area and soon they discover some things that don't quite add up, a mine with a large steel reinforced door, a random building in the middle of nowhere and a possible conspiracy.

It reminded me a little of Lost in bits, but I loved this and listened to the first series in less than 24 hours, it starts out quite happy but it sure doesn't end up that way!

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Saturday, 5 August 2017

FIVE THINGS #1 - Buzzwords I Hate!


Some of my favourite posts to read are lists, random lists, book lists, lists of favourite chocolates or scary films, you get the idea.

Each Saturday I'm going to pick a topic/book/film/thing and list five things about it - don't expect it to always be favourite things!

This Saturday it is......Five Cool Buzzwords I Hate


MILLENNIALS


I hate this word.

Let's be clear I don't hate the millennials as a generation but I just hate the way everything has to be categorised.  I apparently am GenX and there is GenZ now.  Maybe I am not down with the kids enough to understand the jargon?😉


BAE


Ok BAE to me is a large defence company based in the UK who build submarines and boats amongst other large things.

I am wrong apparently, once more not down with the youth.

It apparently means your other half. Where they going for babe, missed that second b and where just to cool to own up to their mistake?


FLEEK


Fleek to me is how I imagine the French pronouncing the English word describing what you do when something lands on your arm. You flick it.

It does not describe how my eyebrows currently look, nor will it ever and FYI they look fabulous!


#BLESSED


#Blessed = #Stopbragging


 SELFIE



It is a bloody self portrait, speak properly for Kimye' sake.



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