Thursday, 17 December 2015

Grab The Remote... December - Christmas Day

With just over one week until Christmas (yippee!) last Saturday I felt that it was time to get a pen and mark in the TV guide what to watch on Friday the 25th of December 2015.


Luckily, my parents and I are fond of the same programmes.
On the day we will have to hit the 'record' button on a couple of things as there is the issue of shows overlapping with each other.

I think that there is a praiseworthy selection scheduled to be aired on the telly.
Though, the power switch won't be getting flicked on until 2pm - When our first thing starts.


This bloke continues to make me giggle. He is one of those people that you hope is as nice as he is on-screen away from the cameras. Aside from the humour what keeps me captivated is that there is usually at least one celebrity that I want to see Alan interview, which typically includes them spilling the gossip over a beverage.

Line-up: Catherine Tate's Nan, Keith Lemon, Lorraine Kelly, Emma Willis and Marvin Humes, Gogglebox's Steph and Dom, Samuel L.Jackson, John Bishop, Little Mix and One Direction.
When: Friday 25th December @ 9pm.
Channel: Channel 4.

If you're similar to me and the sight of a cinema advert for a new animation fills you with glee, then you have to make time for this one in particular.

Merida, a young Scottish royal would rather be engaged in her hobby of archery than meeting the three men who will be fighting for her hand in marriage. This leads to an almighty row with her mother. What the teenager decides to do next will have substantial consequences and test the relationship she has with her female parent to the limit.

Here is a film that both adults, children, and every age in between should enjoy.
When: Friday 25th December @ 3:10pm.
Channel: BBC1.
 


3.) Call the Midwife
Although this is the fifth series, I only began watching this drama that was formed from a book, after seeing the 2014 Christmas special. The cast, which includes the witty Miranda Hart, are exceptional in acting out what it was like for the midwives working in the time of the 1950's.
When: Friday 25th December @ 7:30pm.
Channel: BBC1.


4.) The Queen
To me catching her majesty's speech is compulsory. It is fascinating being reminded of all that has happened throughout this year, bad and good.
When: Friday 25th December @ 3:00pm.
Channel: BBC1.

 
Half a dozen of contestants and winners from past series take to the dance floor to sashay again. Joining some of the professionals for a twirl include model Abbey Clancy, TV presenters Alison Hammond and Lisa Snowdon, former royal marine medic Cassidy Little, actor Tom Chambers and, wait for it... McFly's Harry Judd! (claps with approval).
When: Friday 25th December @ 6:15pm.
Channel: BBC1.
 

The one dog that I had was from a rescue centre. I will never understand why on earth some people believe that it is okay to mistreat any animal, so witnessing these furry canines at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home being given a loving family to live with makes me feel elated.
When: Friday 25th December @ 5:00pm.
Channel: ITV1.

What are you planning on watching?

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Bargain Buys... Useful Websites For Freebies

To me, there is nothing more satisfying than coming by an item that is cheap and cheerful, or even better - free. 


As they say "One persons trash is another person's treasure" and I clearly believe this.
There are many of times where I have gone into a shop and they have had a sale on their clothes, the product has been marked down and then I look at the label.
It isn't anywhere near my size.
Well, I wouldn't swap any of my pennies for something that is no use to me.

On the other hand food or pieces of jewellery are two suitable examples that can be given to a relative or friend as a gift if they have been way too good to leave on the shelf.

Most weeks people are dumbfounded by what I have managed to obtain at no-cost - zilch.
And this leads me to the following picture...


Apart from the little decoration on the left, ALL that you can see above was obtained without using my money, but simply by visiting these various websites:

Even though I have subscribed to their daily newsletter I try to go on this website from Monday to Sunday anyhow. They advertise where you can pick up things with no need to exchange money for them. Also publishing offers elsewhere and holding regular competitions are other benefits from them.
Obtained: Make-up and perfume samples, washing and dishwasher tablets and bottles of coca cola.
(Pictured: Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream 25ml tub / GHOST Girl Perfume 1.5ml bottle / Estee Lauder iMatch foundation 6ml bottle - Redeemed with a voucher at Debenhams)
 
If you buy The Sun newspaper every day it is really worth knowing that by entering the codes from each copies back page on their website  you can get discounted tickets for UK attractions, free entry to preview cinema screenings, half-price offers, enter competitions. The list goes on...
Obtained: Shrek's Adventure! London tickets. (The P&P cost is all that you had to cover). / x3 children's magazines that were worth £3.00 each.

O2 Priority:
Obviously this is only of use to you if the network provider you are with is O2. As well as being able to book event tickets for O2 venues 48 hours before their general release to the public they hold giveaways, deductions on prices for days out and PLENTY of products free of charge. You have to claim these in the listed store (some may not have a location near you).
Obtained: Skylanders Giants Battle Pack with the RRP price of £19.99 from GAME.
 (Pictured: Disney Star Wars Chupa Chups x10 lollipop bag / Milk chocolate coins 60g net / WHSmith Figgy Puddings, Robins & Trees Charity Christmas Cards - Pack of 30 with envelopes.)

Teenagers can safely bid on any of these online auctions if they have enough points for that specific object. And if not, there are many ways of having fun through collecting them by clicking on the 'EARN' tab. You will soon be able to use these and start placing your number quantity, plus you can also get more on your score by listing your own unwanted possessions to sell.
Obtained: CD albums by The Vamps, One Direction and Little Mix / Top of the Pop's magazines.

Super Savvy Me:
I am sure that just by heading over to the homepage, you will find something that appeals to you.
Aside from the advantages of supplying money-off coupons, they have prizes to win and the opportunity to test out newly-released products.
Obtained: Full size bottles of popular branded shampoo and conditioner.

Disney Movie Rewards:
DVDs for free? Yep! Every time you purchase a Disney film, CD or game there should be a promotional flyer inside the case that will have a website printed on it. Sign up there for free, enter your unique code that is also on your included piece of paper and follow the instructions. Each code is worth points and once you start building them up you can begin ordering some new products without spending a thing.
Obtained: A dozen DVDs.
(Pictured: Disneys Cinderella DVD).

Hopefully I have succeeded in keeping you interested and taught you how to save without having to wait and rely on just the sales. 

Remember if what you have bagged is no help to you, it may be for another human being that you know. It is so easy to make a gift hamper with food, drink, lotions etc by placing them in a decorated plastic punnet or shoebox. The best bit is that these work as Christmas, Birthday, Easter and Thank-you presents.

Is there anything else you would like to add? 
Have you ever got something for nothing?
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Thursday, 3 December 2015

I've Got My Ticket... Snow White the Pantomime

When I was a little girl and Christmas was either on its way or it had not long passed the one thing unfailingly noted down on the calendar was the yearly Pantomime.  

 


On every occasion my family and I visited the same place - The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.
It is an exceedingly hospitable place to go to and I can remember precisely the usher directing the way to our seats, being treated to an ice-cream and taking home a copy of the programme on that specific production.
 
Show Name: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Venue: The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Performance Dates: Friday 27th November 2015 - Sunday 10th January 2016
Starring: Rita Simons, Phil Gallagher, Lloyd Hollett, Ben Roddy, Katie Monks, Ben Carruthers
Produced by: Paul Hendy and Emily Wood

Brief Information: 
Whether it is by reading the fictional book or through seeing one of the multiple films that have been made this is an outright representative for a fairytale story.

“Mirror! Mirror on the wall! Who is the fairest of them all?” are the famous words spoken by the pitiless Queen of the Kingdom to her wall reflection. She was more than happy to hear repeatedly that she was the ruling beauty, until the moment came when its response was with another name - Snow White.

Defined by her rouge lips, pale soft complexion and bouncy hairstyle, Snow White was her majesty's only competition and she wanted get rid of her step-daughter. Believing that her rival was no longer alive, her highness continued with her life. 

The vital characters of the seven dwarfs soon discovered Snow by the quaint cottage that they resided at. She took gratification in caring for each of her new friends and they vowed that she would always have a home with them.

It was not long before the Queen was informed that there was still someone prettier than her close by. She took a ruby red apple and in disguise tempted Snow to take a bite of the poisonous fruit, which then sent the unfortunate young soul into a deep sleep.

"And they lived happily ever after" is what we all await the line of, and this was what happened for Snow when she was awoken with a kiss from Prince Charming.

My Opinion: 

This staging comprised of laughter, dancing, singing, plus an assemblage of quirky costumes.
Cbeebies Phil Gallagher, comedian Lloyd Hollett and panto-expert Ben Roddy individually achieved keeping me distracted, just like they did last year. As for Eastenders' actress Rita Simons, she also seemed right at home playing the villain.

All of the cast, including those in the background managed to pull off more than two and a half hours of utter amusement. There were some slight alterations to the initial story, such as a change of name for the dwarfs and an appealing 'We Are the Seven' replacing their song 'Heigh-Ho'. These however didn't take away any of the fun that you would expect to have and could actually be considered as improvements.

Hold your breath scenes that aren't in your conventional panto were an extra, one was the use of 3D-glasses in the second half.

What did you like?
The artistic layout on stage, the funky cover songs and video footage of recognized television faces all impressed me (and my family, counting my niece). I was in hysterics at the comedy that Ben Roddy's role of Nurse Nellie brought forward. He seemed to have a significant influence on other members of the audience too when the cackles of elder attendees could be heard over the top of the giggling children many had as their company.

What would you change?
If I had to be picky it would be swapping one of the tracks played with another. That's it!

My star rating out of five:
 
 
Find out more about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the pantomime, including ticket prices and performance times:
http://www.marlowetheatre.com
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Thursday, 26 November 2015

I've Got My Ticket... The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

"May the odds be forever in your favour" 

is bound to be a line that you have heard slip from someone's mouth since 2012. 

If not, then you are one of the very few people who hasn't heard of the worldwide phenomenon that is The Hunger Games. 


Film Name: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
Release Date: 19.11.15
Director: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks
Running Time: 137 Minutes
Certificate: 12A
 
Brief Information: 
Similar to other blockbusters, it was an exceptionally talented author who was behind the making of the three installments of The Hunger Games. American writer Suzanne Collins first book on the soon-to-be film was published in 2008.

Capturing attention of readers globally was the gripping introduction of a 16-year-old girl, Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence).

Previously known as North America, but now renamed ‘Panem’ is where twelve districts are divided around. For the upcoming seventy-fourth annual Hunger Games one boy and a girl must be picked at random to enter an arena and individually fight against each other, plus two youngsters from separate districts to stay alive, and escape as the champion of this horrific ‘game’.

When the most dramatic thing happens and Prim, the younger sister of Katniss, is the name that gets taken from a lottery-inspired draw to be the female participant in the playing field, she promptly demands to take her place.

Peeta Mellark is who accompanies Katniss in the televised competition and after, the TWO of them finish with both of their hearts still beating.

With every film comes a villain and, this one’s is President Snow. Along with his swarm of soldiers, this unpleasant personality will not stand for peace to ever surface.

In the following segments Katniss is forced to relive her original frightening experience and at this stage she is still a survivor to the disapproval of the male leader. Seen as an inspiration by most, this young but wise female’s aim is to help all of the districts show bravery and stand up so that violence is no more.

My Opinion: 
My dad and I have bonded over this series since the emergence of it and like before, we were rushing to the cinema to catch it. In the screening
 along with my eyes being firmly glued to the monitor I also did not move from my seat - very rare, when I usually need to use the toilet.

I hadn't read the last book which meant that I had absolutely no idea about the final half, except from one thing. The cliffhanger it was left on in part 1 was that Peeta had been tortured so much that he was convinced Katniss was behind all of the chaos that had been caused. This hurt Katniss terribly, along with everything else bad that had occurred, so she set out to finish what President Snow had started.

What did you like?
It was a relief that Peeta began to get his real memories back and that the troop were all together once again. The twists and turns were surprising and all that I wouldn't have guessed would develop. On numerous of occasions I found myself gritting my teeth at the manifold of enthralling scenes, like when I saw if Snow would get his 'just deserts.'

What would you change?
Cruelty is one thing that I see no reason for, but obviously this wasn't going to be something that the director couldn't steer clear of. It wasn't horrendous and the special effects were incredible.

My star rating out of five:
 

Find out more about The Hunger Games on the official website:
http://www.thehungergames.movie/
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Thursday, 19 November 2015

Bargain Buys... My Dressing Table

A little while ago I was seriously thinking about redecorating my bedroom.


Each of my walls are either painted in a light shade of pink or in white.
I had grown a bit bored of all the pink accessories that I had and wanted to tone it down a bit, without it costing more than what was in my purse at that time.

So, stepping away from the idea of a new DIY job, I instead settled on swapping and changing some of the articles in places.

 
Ebay is a website that I visit daily as I have won the highest bidding on quite a few objects for next to nothing - One of them being this dressing table, which to everyone's astonishment set me back just 99p! All it needed was a lick of paint on the top surface and three new handles on the drawers, which my dad had spare in his workshop.

My chair was a refurbished project that I gave an explanation about in a previous post.
The elegant jewelled cushion upon it was bought from Primark three years ago for £4. 

  

Having a main area that your attention gets pulled towards is what I think every room should have.
Although mine is the section where my dressing table is positioned, you could accentuate another by adding fairy-lights to a headboard or mirror, or wallpapering one wall, whilst the others are kept plain. Gathering an assortment of patterned pillows is a further option.

The sight of a candle seems to influence a homely feel, which is why I got this vanilla-scented one from the 99p Store. The accompanying piece next to this is a stone off of one of Gambia's beaches. My parents decided to bring it back as a little souvenir for me when they holidayed there last year.

As I mentioned in my first post McFly are my absolute favourite band.
I waited over seven years to meet them properly and now own a collection of photo's either with, or of them.
The full lot are displayed together in a separate frame, but my most treasured ones are in this love heart frame that came from the Poundstretcher for £2.50.
A logo pin badge priced at £3.00 from one of their past tours is kept in front.

'Smile and the world smiles with you' is what my little wooden sign reads that I also got from the 99p Store.
Behind this uplifting inclusion is a bowl obtained from Wilkinson's.
It is a clear purple round shape that has a mixture of bits and bobs in, such as jewellery, Danny and Tom from McFly's used plectrums, beside Taylor Swifts!
An authentic one dollar note (I heart America), shells from Egypt, a Hello Kitty figure and the outline of a 'T' for my name remain here too.


 You can never have enough smellies! And these are mine.
I don't have a preference as they all offer a ravishing fragrance. 
Along with an Eiffel Tower pendant that I took off of a necklace, a striking shell and a picture frame 
(I have had this for years) showing my appreciation yet again for America are in this arrangement as well.

It can be the table in your bedroom or the study, but what does yours have on it?
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Grab The Remote... November

 I wouldn't necessarily say that I am a couch potato, but I do switch on the television at night and tune in to something that I find entertaining.



Sometimes deciding on what to watch can be troublesome, especially when there is a lot on at the same time (thank goodness for the recorder box). Then stages pass by when there is not a single thing on, apart from repeats, or screenings that would have that affect on me to yawn. 

 So, depending on what kind of mood I am in, (or what is due to broadcast at that minute), I want to report what I had on my electronic screen over the last four weeks.

One human being who is seeking love, with five menu's to choose from. Simple. Either a single male or female person narrows the food plans that they are presented with down to three, and these are the people they will go on a date with (before even seeing them). 

The trio of individuals slave over a hot stove to prepare and cook a starter, main and dessert for their guest, then they meet at their house and whatever happens next is unknown until they greet one another. 

After, each 'chef for the evening' rates the other same person out of three stars. Then, at the end the woman or man confirms who they would like to see again for another date.

I like it when before the finishing titles, you find out who is still single and who is dating. It is quite rare when the end pair start a relationship, however it is impressive when they do.
When: Weekdays @ 8:30am and 1:40pm.
Channel: ITV2.

2.) Gogglebox
I will keep it short and sweet because this show requires little explanation on what its all about. When the first season had aired I persuaded my parents to watch this with me and we have all been laughing our heads off to it ever since.

A selection of families that are located in different cities around the UK all sit down to watch the same programme, while we watch them and their reactions. Still not sold on it? - Just give it a chance. You will not regret it!
When: Fridays @ 9:00pm.
Channel: Channel 4.

Okay, so I admit that I never usually bother with this programme, yet when I caught the advert for the new series start date I flicked channels to see what it was like. I wasn't overall won over by the first episode, but it didn't stop me from avoiding the second week... or the next.

The eleventh series returns where 18 aspiring entrepreneurs have to prove their worth in a variety of tasks to reach the end of a twelve-weeks time scale. Each week one person will get fired, but whoever is left at the end and takes first place will win a valuable investment, then go into professional work with business expert Lord Alan Sugar.
When: Wednesdays @ 9:00pm.
Channel: BBC1.

Even though I don't have Sky that doesn't prevent me from skipping back to the 90's (and the noughties decade) to have a giggle at the absorbing plots that take place in the Spellman's house. I have three out of the seven seasons on DVD to pick and choose which one I want to sit back and watch.

Half-mortal, half-witch Sabrina gets a major shock on her 16th birthday by her Aunts Hilda and Zelda. Not only has this teenager got to get used to the fact that she has magical powers, but how to control them too - or she could land herself in a serious amount of trouble.
When: Everyday at various times.
Channel: PopGirl.

4.) DIY SOS
During my childhood years I used to be intrigued by Nick Knowles and his determined team who fight through every obstacle to give someone in need a new home. 

Most recently there was a good deal of coverage on their two-part specials: Homes for Veterans. The normal faces of the show were supported by countless of volunteers who did some hard graft to transform a WHOLE street of houses (a total of sixty-two properties) for ex members of the army.

Princes William and Harry must have been eager to see with their own eyes if the humongous build would go to plan as they paid a very royal visit in part 1.
When: Stages throughout the year.
Channel: BBC1.

5.) Matilda
When this film was released in 1996 I hardly took my eyes off of it, and when my mum and I stuck it in the DVD player not long ago this hadn't changed at my older age.

Matilda is dealt with possibly the most careless parents in the world and a horrid school principle, but its not all bad. This young girl soon figures out how clever she really is and with the help of her class teacher, Miss Honey, she can start smiling for good reasons.
Available to buy from a supermarket near you.

Have you watched any of these?

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Taking A Trip To... The Retreat Animal Rescue Centre

Up until a few days ago I had absolutely nothing at all planned for Halloween.

Then out of the blue, my friend Claire invited me along to a fundraising event at The Retreat Animal Rescue Centre in High Halden, Kent.


Claire is one the few volunteers who helps out when she has the chance to.
She had told me about this place before and I had shown an interest in going one day, so I was looking forward to the 31st of October.

The shelter has saved the lives of an enormous quantity of different animals.
Goats, sheep, cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys and ducks are the farm-type ones that I noticed at first glance. There was donkeys, horses and ponies to welcome you too. Some of the old or feral and FIV cats that may have not passed behaviour tests to be re-homed are, I am pleased to say, not refused a space here. The same goes for dogs.

One of these was a tombola table that was in aid of another good cause, the South East Dog Rescue & Rehabilitation who, again aim to protect animals of the furry kind and find new homes for them as well.


As you could guess, there was plenty of sweet offerings available, including a variation of gluten-free cupcakes, with the addition of home-made hummus and grated carrot bread rolls. 
Hot food was also served and this was all promised to be of the vegan sort.

Drinks, a tour of the site and prepossessing flower headbands were other parts of the 2-5pm do.



Overall, I had a fantastic afternoon. 
I was utterly impressed by the dedication and politeness of all of the volunteers, and the certainty that they are giving so many animals a right to still have an existence on this earth
- no matter what their problem is.

If you would like to volunteer yourself, make a sponsor or donation, or simply buy something from the teams wish list, please head along to their website:
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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Get The Toolbox... Chair

I have been searching for a nice chair to go under my dressing table in my bedroom for a while now, but then I stumbled upon this perfect match.



The classic shape and vintage appearance really drew me to this piece. Originally the chair had a dark brown colour, but as my bedroom furniture is mostly all white I thought I would try and give this the same finish.


After giving it a light sand over I added an undercoat of white. I wanted the final look to be of the rustic kind, which meant not fully covering every single sign of the first shade.

Pillow: Primark.

Once the paint had dried I added a top coat of white gloss and then did another light sand over. After adding a fancy pillow I was as Pleased as Punch with the completion.

Have you had any transformation projects of your own?
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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Reserve At The Library... Dream a Little Dream by Giovanna Fletcher

 
Book Name: Dream a Little Dream
Release Date: 18.06.15
Author: Giovanna Fletcher
 
Brief Information: 
Twenty-something Sarah feels like a total underachiever. Although she has a good job, it seems that the chance of pigs flying is more likely to happen than her getting a promotion from the nonchalant boss that she works for. This combined with her mother being persistently on her case, Sarah does have an awesome group of friends to turn to, including housemate Carly and, erm, her ex-boyfriend who is joined at the hip with his girlfriend. 
Soon, to Sarah's delight about something exciting occurring in her life, a striking man begins to pop into her visions each night when she is asleep. But when she discovers that this charming person is actually a blast from the past when he wanders into her ‘real’ world, will this be the bit of good luck that Sarah has been longing for?

My Opinion: 
Having already read (and being drawn into), two of writer Giovanna’s past publications, I was enthusiastic about nose-diving into another one.

Like me, you can become one of the gang on the regular pub quiz outing, smile at getting introduced to the latest family arrival, have a tear when a misfortunate event takes place for a pal and keep quiet about things her mum just really does not need to know about. Then, uncover secret affairs and accept a rather awkward wedding invite. Though, Sarah’s new love-life situation may make dealing with things a bit easier.

What did you like?
Giovanna has an exceptional imagination in succeeding with covering a whole lot of tricky situations. She creates a kick-ass leading character, of whom goes onto proving that any lady is capable of finding the man of their dreams.

What would you change?
This is strictly based upon the fact that I wouldn’t alter anything that takes place in the story, I would say that the book could have had a few less pages, as they were not needed in creating a splendid ending.
 
My star rating out of five:
Find out more about Giovanna on her official website:
www.giovannasworld.com
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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Time To Take A Visit To... Oxfordshire

Exploring new destinations is something that I take great delight in doing.


Along with an ever-growing list of countries that I would like to take a plane ride over to, there are many of places around the UK only a few hours drive away which I would like to stroll along the pavements of, catching sight of their local attractions as I do so.

With my parents new purchase of a motorhome we can now easily take advantage of packing up a bag of things and hitting the road to somewhere different from our usual environment, and this time we all decided on a weekend in Oxfordshire.

 Following our Friday night arrival we awoke on Saturday morning to carry out our plans for the day, of which started with catching the Park and Ride to the town's City Centre. Looking very alike Cambridge, it boasted plenty of historic buildings, as well as a good quantity of fetching shops (I was absolutely thrilled to spot that they had a Primark!)




Like most people I think highly of an appealing bit of cake, so when I came across The Cake Shop with an array of heavenly options I just had to pop inside. 
Whether you just fancy a delicious snack or are in-a-pickle over an upcoming birthday or wedding gift, then I would suggest browsing their website.

Grabbing a McDonald's ice-cream sundae, counting the everlasting number of vintage bicycles that are matched with the wicker baskets (I need one in my life!) and buying a couple of sale items in Primark were the final things we did before going back to the motorhome.



On the following day, before returning home, mum, dad and I bought entrance tickets into Blenheim Palace. The virtual tour is the brilliant approach that they welcome you with for discovering all that there is to know about this World Heritage Site. 

Combined with this 18th-Centurary-structure that was put together as a present for John Churchill, (and is Winston Churchill's birthplace) is acres of land, a gift shop and a café.



I particularly liked the pretty Rose Garden, and the fact that you can upgrade to an annual pass for free is even better. We are undoubtedly going again next year.

Top: Reduced to £1 | Dress: Reduced to £2.
Both from Primark.
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Friday, 9 October 2015

Introductional Post... 5 Facts About Me

5 Facts About Me:

Seeming as this is my very first published draft I decided to focus it on telling you some random (and slightly amusing), truths about myself.
 

1.) The American Dream.
Even though I visited Florida about eleven years ago now I have always had a desire to travel around the USA. I am not sure if this was influenced from when I was growing up and becoming familiar with the various locations that were used in multiple well-known films, but I absolutely adore many of the different states.

The places that I would particularly like to spend time in are: California (Hollywood!), San Fransisco (Golden Gate Bridge), Texas, Washington, D.C (The White House), Tennessee, Las Vegas and New York.

 2.) It's Christmaaas!
Whether its putting up the tree, gazing at the sparkling decorations on buildings, tucking into the utmost glorious food or chilling out to watch a seasonal movie this is definitely my selected favourite time of the year. Catching up with family relatives, dancing around to jolly tunes and having a stocking waiting for me on the special day also put a massive grin to my face during this festive time.

3.) My Chosen Rental DVD.

Plain and simple. The Holiday is a film that I never tire of watching. Not only do I like that the story is during the Christmas period (yes, I know, I know), and that it is set in the whereabouts of Los Angeles and Surrey, but the story is just heart-warming. Plus, this flick stars a few of my most-liked actors including Cameron Diaz and Jack Black.

4.) The Greek Land. 
What a stunning part of the world this is. I have been fortunate enough to holiday over at a large number of this countries islands - Skiathos, Athens, Rhodes, Kos, Santorini, Cyprus, just to name a few. The scenery, the locals and their cuisine are three of the things off of the top of my head that I appreciate each time I go.

5.) McFlying.
No matter if this sounds a tad silly, but this band have made such a beneficial impact on my life. Since 2004 their music and awesome personalities have helped me enormously, which this is why I continue to support each of the four members to this day.

Along with 27 concerts I have also had some of the best moments going to 4 McFly signings, 3 meet and greets and 2 radio station events.

(I have always had a soft spot for Danny♥)
 
Okay. So now you know a bit about the person behind the words. 
Now, I would be delighted, as well as very interested, to be presented with facts about you.
 
Coming soon: I will be following up this post with 5 more facts.
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