Happy Valentine’s Day! How was your day? Suitably sickening? Or perhaps it was as tedious as every other year? Did you get any cards? I never, quelle surprise. I’m not going to lie, it was just another Thursday. In my life Thursday’s have a reputation of being a little bit terrible ( it’s like that Monday morning feeling all day). We’re all allowed a bad day once in a while, and today just happened to be my turn again. Let me impart my new-found wisdom with you: 1. If you have an injury and you roll onto it in your … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!
Girls everywhere melted a little* (*turned into huge soppy puddles on the floor) when this video from Tom Fletcher’s wedding day went viral on social networking sites in January. This is so cringey. Like, makes you squirm in your seat cringey. I’m glad that I am not his bride, because as much as it may be sweet/cute/adorable/whatever, I would be positively mortified. I suppose maybe you get used to that kind of shenanigans if you’re marrying a popstar. Even guys were getting in it, congratulating Mr Fletcher and saying he deserved an award. Maybe he does, but I would have … Continue reading Tom’s Wedding ‘Speech’
Shakespeare wrote over 154 sonnets. I’ve just written my first sonnet and I’m feeling no need to write another one ever again. A sonnet is a poem, more often than not romantically themed, which is exactly 14 lines long. Each of these 14 lines has exactly 10 syllables, and works to an ‘abab cdcd efef gg’ rhythm. Basically, if you never paid attention in your english classes, it means that every other line rhymes except for the last two as sonnets are finished off with a rhyming couplet. So maybe it’s because I don’t like rhyme, maybe it’s because apparently I really like … Continue reading 140 Syllables Later…
Okay, I’ve succumbed to listening to some soppy(ish) lovey dovey songs, and here are the five which I have decided encompass everything that a good true love should be (in the perfect Disney princess, hearts and flowers, Mr Perfect kind of way that various romantic publications tell us is right). Vomit buckets at the ready… 1. I Won’t Say I think my subconcious wrote this song in my sleep, because I do this on a regular basis (it pains me to admit that). There were so many Disney love songs that could have made it into this list, but this … Continue reading Top 5 : Soppy Love Songs
My current top five songs that are almost about love? This is a slightly more enthusiastic attempt to get into the spirit of all things hearts and flowers… 1. I Hate Everything About You We’ve all been there. Where you really like that one person who encompasses everything that you hate about humanity, and you can’t really justify it because you “just do.” 2. Wicked Way I just love the honesty of this song. So many people out there will say that they’ve never thought like this, and at least 90% are lying. Would you not rather somebody was honest about … Continue reading Top 5: (Not Quite) Love Songs
I’d love to kickstart my month of lovey dovey blogs with something unnaturally upbeat and soppy, but let’s be realistic, this is is the Queen of Unromantic writing here. So I thought I’d break myself into the vile subject by picking my five favourite songs that are either totally opposed to love or have nothing to do with love. [By ‘favourite’ I mean the first 5 that came into my head. I love music too much to have favourites] 1. Everyday I Love You Less And Less If the title doesn’t explain it then I don’t know what will. Hate … Continue reading Top 5: Anti-Love Songs
Arthur Christmas, that’s who. Son of Malcolm and Margaret Christmas, brother of Steve. Arthur Christmas is, in my opinion, the latest must see festive movie. Filled with everything that a good Christmas movie should have-lots of snow, an overdose of christmassy cheer, a splash of emotion and of course an overweight man (it’s not politically correct to say fat anymore, is it?) with a beard and a red suit. The story takes place on Christmas eve, when Santa’s out busy doing his rounds to all the children of the world. Steve is head of operations running his regimental elf task force, Malcolm is … Continue reading Who Would Know ‘Silent Night’ Backwards?
Aaaaah, December. The month of Christmas parties, nights out, Christmas Day and Hogmanay. The month where excessive alcohol consumption is more prominent than any other. What if you’re driving though? We are all aware of the consequences of drinking and driving. Sure, you could get a taxi. What if you’re like me though, what if you just don’t drink? (I personally can’t stand the smell of alcohol. Some people have health issues that stop them from drinking. Maybe you’re pregnant. Maybe you’re a recovering alcoholic, or maybe you’re trying to support somebody who is.) Fear not! There are alternatives out there. There’s … Continue reading It’s Not The Season To Be Bleezin’