Thursday, 31 December 2015

Top 10 New Year Songs


  • 1999 - Prince
  • New Year's Day - U2
  • Next Year - Foo Fighters
  • Happy New Year - Abba
  • Snoop Dogg ft Marty James - New Years Eve
  • Happy New Year - 50 Cent
  • What are you doing New Year's Eve - Ella Fitgerald
  • New Year's Resolution - Otis Redding and Carla Thomas
  • Jamie Cullum - Next Year Baby
and last but not least, you cant have a New Year songlist without this one:
  • Auld Lang Syne! 

My Top 10 Stir Fry


  • Chicken Noodle Stir Fry
  • Hot and Spicy Vegetable Stir Fry
  • Edamame Stir Fry
  • Lemon Chicken Stir Fry
  • Oriental Vegetable Stir Fry
  • Sweet and Sour Quorn Stir Fry
  • Thai Chicken Stir Fry
  • Mushroom Stir Fry
  • Szechuan Stir Fry
  • Beef in Black Bean Stir Fry

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

2015 - The Story so Far - December


We went horse riding. 


We went to Nottingham.



We went to see Dynamo. 


We ate out. A lot! 



The tree went up. 


The lights went on. 



We did Christmas Dinner! 


We had racing penguin crackers!!


It was great!! 

Top 10 Fruits

Here is a more healthy top 10 - my top 10 fruits:

  • Strawberries
  • Banana
  • Blueberries
  • Watermelon
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Cantaloupe Melon
  • Cherries
  • Raspberries
  • Pineapple

Things I want to do in my life

Things I want to do in my life
  • Write a novel
  • Learn another language fluently
  • Reach my goal weight
  • Pay off my mortgage
  • Own a new car fresh off the forecourt
  • Own a place in the sun
  • Set foot on every continent
  • Own an apartment in London
  • Own an apartment in Manchester
  • Ride a horse across a beach
  • Go skiing
  • Learn to cook Sushi
  • Have the whole house how I want it to be fully finished
  • Have no money worries
  • Live abroad for a few months 
  • Go on a round the world trip
  • Own a horse
  • Go the races
  • Go on a theatre break
  • Own a place in Gran Canaria
  • Learn to ride a motorbike
  • Learn to scuba dive
  • Get everything done on my house 
  • Travel the world
  • Be in a play or a film

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Things to do After 40

Things to do After 40
  • Have regular massages 
  • Have a bikini bod (lots of squats required)
  • Maintain my weight
  • Go see a show at the theatre
  • Have a coat for every occasion
  • Get some glamourous 1950's vintage style dresses that make me rock!
  • Be manicured and pedicured always
  • Get a tattoo
  • Get my belly button pierced
  • Wear very short shorts in the UK (never done this ever)
  • Get killer abs
  • Go to the cinema with my guy, just him. 
  • Go to a very expensive restaurant.
  • Do a 5k run / jog - treadmill counts!! 
  • Stay in Chester overnight
  • Go on regular spa breaks
  • See more of my friends
  • Make more effort in general

My Top 10 Pick N Mix

Here are my Top 10 Pick N Mix:


  • Flying Saucers
  • Strawberry pencils
  • Apple Bon Bons
  • Jelly Beans
  • Cola Cubes
  • Rum Truffles
  • Chocolate Brazils
  • Clotted cream fudge
  • Chocolate covered cinder toffee
  • Snow Balls
I really miss Woolworths for their pic n mix. Showing my age now! :)

Monday, 28 December 2015

Top 10 Pizza's

Here are my Top 10 Pizza toppings:

  • Mighty Meaty
  • Hot & Spicy Beef
  • Pepperoni
  • Sweet Chilli Chicken
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Cajun Chicken
  • Chilli Beef
  • Loaded Cheese
  • Chicken Piri Piri
  • Cheese & Tomato

Don't miss my new single of the week 'You Don't Own Me' by Grace ft G-Eazy - last chance

My new single of the week is the brilliant You Don't Own Me by Grace ft G-Eazy. Such a catchy song, and quite apt for Christmas being the theme from a Christmas ad.

You can check out all my previous singles of the week and loads more music over at My Music page - just click here. Happy listening :)

Things to do before 40!

Things to do before 40!
  • Reach goal weight. (10 stone 7 to be precise)
  • Be some place nice for my 40th birthday, not here.
  • Own a really great pair of jeans
  • Get to the gym 4 times a week, every week!
  • Do a full press-up
  • Start to write a book / novel
  • Learn to cook more dishes
  • Host a dinner party
  • Get everything organised
  • Start running
  • Update my wardrobe style - bin the frumpy stuff!! 
  • Go to the theatre


Sunday, 27 December 2015

Artists I have seen

Gigs I have seen
Take That x 2
Robbie William x 3
U2 x 3
Michael Jackson
Madonna
REM
Coldplay
Pink
Kasabian
Muse
Foo Fighters
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Happy Mondays
James Brown
Faithless
Plan B
Ella Henderson
Olly Murs
Rudimental
Labrinth
The Beautiful South
Kodaline
Rod Stewart
Shed 7
Moby
Morcheeba
Paloma Faith
Taylor Swift
Kelly Osbourne
Gomez
Keane
Idlewild
The Zutons
Feeder
Vance Joy
The Darkness
Ash
Supergrass
Travis
Manic Street Preachers
The Levellers
Cast
Semisonic
Toploader
David Gray
Queens of the Stone Age
The Cardigans
Echo and the Bunnymen
Athlete
The Killers
Dido
Pixies
Snow Patrol
The Divine Comedy
Kosheen
Scissor Sisters
Massive Attack








57 singles of the week

Singles of the week:

#57 Grace ft G-Eazy - You Don't Own Me
#56 Naughty Boy ft Beyonce and Benjamin Arrow - Runnin' (Lose it all)
#55 Adele - Hello
#54 The 1975 - Love Me
#53 Fleur East - Sax
#52 KDA ft Tinie Tempah and Katy B - Rumble
#51 Galantis - Peanut Butter Jelly
#50 Example - Whisky Story
#49 Selena Gomez ft A$AP Rocky- Good for You
#48 5SOS - She's Kinda Hot
#47 Tinie Tempah ft. Jess Glynne - Not Letting Go
#46 A$AP Rocky - Everyday
#45 Duke Dumont - The Giver (Reprise)
#44 OMI Cheerleader
#43 Florence & The Machine - Ship To Wreck
#42 Trouble - Iggy Azalea ft Jennifer Hudson
#41 Soak - Sea Creatures
#40 The Avener - Fade Out Lines
#39 Ed Sheeran & Rudimental - Bloodstream
#38 Rihanna, Kanye and Paul McCartney - FourFiveSeconds
#37 The Prodigy - Nasty
#36 Hozier - Take me to Church
#35 Jamie T - Rabbit Hole
#34 Rae Morris - Under the Shadows
#33 Echosmith - Cool Kids
#32 Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
#31 Take That - These Days
#30 Tom Odell - Real Love
#29 Parra for Cuva - Wicked Games - reach number 6.
#28 Ben Howard - I Forget Where we Were - reached number 54
#27 Charli XCX - Break the Rules - reached number 35
#26 DJ Fresh feat. Ellie Goulding - Flashlight - reached number 47
#25 The Magician - Sunlight (feat. Years and Years) - reached number 7
#24 Meghan Trainor - all About That Bass - reached number 1
#23 Ten Walls - Walking with Elephants - reached number 6
#22 Calvin Harris & John Newman - Blame - reached number 1
#21 Taylor Swift - Shake it Off - reached number 2
#20 David Guetta - Lovers on the Sun - reached number 1
#19 Saint Motel - My Type - reached number 34
#18 Zhu - Faded - reached number 3
#17 Milky Chance - Stolen Dance - reached number 24
#16 Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart - reached number 1
#15 Budapest - George Ezra - reached number 3.
#14 Little Mix - Salute - reached number 6.
#13 Lana Del Rey - West Coast - reached number 21
#12 Indiana - Solo Dancing - reached number 14
#11 Coldplay - Magic - reached no 10.
#10 Kaiser Chiefs - Coming Home - reached no 31.
#9 Katy Perry - Dark Horse - reached no 4.
#8 Will.i.am feat Miley Cyrus - Feelin Myself - reached no 2.
#7 Vance Joy - Riptide - reached number 10.
#6 Gorgon City - Ready for your love (feat MNEK) - no 4
#5 Clean Bandit - Rather Be (feat Jess Glynne) - reached no 1.
#4 Lorde - Royals - My Single of the Week - reached no 1.
#3 Happy - Pharell Williams - reached no 1.
#2 Wilkinson - Afterglow - reached no 8.
#1 Sail by Awolnation - reached no 17.


27 My Week's with

Week 27 - My Week with INXS
Mystify
Never Tear Us Apart
Suicide Blonde
Need You Tonight
New Sensation
Disappear
Devil Inside
INXS

Week 26 - My Week Goldfrapp
Black Cherry
A & E
Strict Machine
Ride a White Horse
Number 1
Happiness
Ooh La La
Goldfrapp 

Week 25 - My Week with The Kaiser Chiefs
I Predict A Riot
Coming Home
Little Shocks
Everyday I Love You Less and Less
Never Miss a Beat
Ruby
Love's Not a Competition
The Kaiser Chiefs

Week 24 - My Week with The Killers
Mr Brightside
Spaceman
Read my Mind
Smile Like You Mean It
Human
Runaways
Somebody Told Me
The Killers

Week 23 - My Week with Paloma Faith
Only Love Can Hurt Like This
New York
Stone Cold Sober
Changing
Never Tear Us Apart
Just Be
Upside Down
Paloma Faith

Week 22 - My Week with Taylor Swift
Love Story
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
22
Everything Has Changed
I Knew you were trouble
Shake it Off
Blank Space
Taylor Swift

Week 21 - My Week with Kate Bush
Babooshka
This Woman's Work
The Man with the Child in his Eyes
Hounds of Love
Don't Give Up
Running Up That Hill
Wuthering Heights
Kate Bush

Week 20 - My Week with Kylie
Spinning Around
Kids
Slow
Can't Get You Out of My Head
Where the Wild Roses Grow
All the Lovers
I Believe in You
Kylie Minogue

Week 19 - My Week with Amy Winehouse
Love is a Losing Game
Rehab
Valerie
Back to Black
Our Day Will Come
Tears Dry on Their Own
You Know I'm no Good
Amy Winehouse

Week 18 - My Week with Foo Fighters
My Hero
The Pretender
Learn to Fly
All My Life
Best of You
Everlong
Rope
Foo Fighters

Week 17 - My Week with Justin Timberlake
Cry Me a River
Sexy Back
Mirrors
Holy Grail
Rock Your Body
Take Back the Night
4 minutes
Justin Timberlake

Week 16 - My Week with Calvin Harris
Feel So Close
Acceptable in the 80's
You Used to Hold Me
Bounce
Summer
Sweet Nothing
Drinking from the Bottle
Calvin Harris

Week 15 - My Week with Madonna
Vogue
Into the Groove
Frozen
Hung Up
Like a Prayer
Beautiful Stranger
Hollywood
Madonna

Week 14 - My Week with Arctic Monkeys
I Bet That You Look Good on the Dance Floor
Snap Out of It
Fluorescent Adolescent
Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High
Don't Sit Down Cause I've Moved Your Chair
Arabella
One For The Road
Arctic Monkeys

Week 13 - My Week with REM
Stand
Everybody Hurts
Losing My Religion
The Great Beyond
The One I Love
Bad Day
Its the End of The World As We Know It
REM

Week 12 - My Week with Coldplay
Yellow
The Scientist
Paradise
Fix You
Trouble
A Sky Full of Stars
The Hardest Part
Coldplay

Week 11 - My Week with Britney
Toxic
Hit Me Baby One More Time
Piece of Me
Scream and Shout
Oops I Did it Again
Womaniser
I'm A Slave for U
Britney Spears

Week 10 - My Week with the Rolling Stones
I Can't Get No (Satisfaction)
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Ruby Tuesday
Paint it Black
Start Me Up
She's A Rainbow
Gimme Shelter
The Rolling Stones

Week 9 - My Week with Rihanna
We Found Love
Umbrella
S&M
Love the Way you Lie
Diamonds
Disturbia
Russian Roulette
Rihanna

Week 8 - My Week with Robbie Williams
Misunderstood
Shame
She's the One
Rock DJ
Angels
Come Undone
Candy
Robbie Williams

Week 7 - My Week with Kings of Leon
Wait for Me
Radioactive
Use Somebody
Supersoaker
Molly's Chambers
Pyro
Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon

Week 6 - Pink
Trouble
Who Knew
Try
Just Like a Pill
So What
Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
Raise Your Glass
All About Pink

Week 5 - My Week with Take That
Never Forget
Rule The World
The Flood
Greatest Day
Back for Good
Patience
Could it Be Magic
It's Take That!

Week 4 - My Week with Beyonce
XO
Beautiful Liar
If I Were a Boy
Love on Top
Bootylicious
Single Ladies (put a ring on it)
Crazy in Love
R&B / pop icon - Beyonce!

Week 3 - My Week with Oasis
The Importance of Being Idle
Half the World Away
D'You Know What I mean
Go Let it Out
Some Might Say
Live Forever
Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Classic Rock & Roll Music - Oasis

Week 2 - My Week with the Stereophonics
It Means Nothing
Local Boy in a Photograph
Mr Writer
Maybe Tomorrow
Dakota
Pick a Part That's New
the Bartender and the Thief
Classic Music - Stereophonics

Week 1 - My Week with Blondie
Blondie - Heart of Glass
Blondie - Call Me
Blondie - Atomic
Blondie - Sunday Girl
Blondie - Dreaming
Blondie - Hanging on the Telephone
Blondie - Rapture
Classic Music - Blondie


All these films that I have seen 10 #105

Here are my next 10 films in my project to work out just how many I have seen:

Savaged
Hot Shots
Hot Shots Part Deux
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Resident Evil: Extinction
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Resident Evil: Retribution
Aeon Flux
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Dawn of the Dead

That's now a huge 1050 films!! Here are all the previous ones:



films #1             films #45             films #89
films #2             films #46             films #90
films #3             films #47             films #91
films #4             films #48             films #92
films #5             films #49             films #93
films #6             films #50             films #94
films #7             films #51             films #95
films #8             films #52             films #96
films #9             films #53             films #97
films #10           films #54             films #98
films #11           films #55             films #99
films #12           films #56             films #100
films #13           films #57             films #101
films #14           films #58             films #102
films #15           films #59             films #103
films #16           films #60             films #104
films #17           films #61
films #18           films #62
films #19           films #63
films #20           films #64
films #21           films #65
films #22           films #66
films #23           films #67
films #24           films #68
films #25           films #69
films #26           films #70
films #27           films #71
films #28           films #72
films #29           films #73
films #30           films #74
films #31           films #75
films #32           films #76
films #33           films #77
films #34           films #78
films #35           films #79
films #36           films #80
films #37           films #81
films #38           films #82
films #39           films #83
films #40           films #84
films #41           films #85
films #42           films #86
films #43           films #87
films #44           films #88

My Top 10 Pate


  • Brussels pate - smooth
  • Brussels pate with garlic
  • Duck and Port pate
  • Chicken Liver pate
  • Chickpea, tomato and basil pate
  • Mushroom and garlic pate
  • Wild Boar pate
  • Venison pate
  • Venison Liver with Penderyn Whisky pate
  • Pork & chicken with Penderyn Whisky & green peppercorns

Saturday, 26 December 2015

My Top 10 Eggs


  • Soft Scrambled
  • Poached
  • Soft Boiled
  • Hard Boiled
  • Fried - Sunny Side up
  • Pickled 
  • Deviled
  • Baked
  • Curried
  • Hard scrambled

Thursday, 24 December 2015

My Top 10 Chutneys


  • Tomato Chutney
  • Caramelised Onion Chutney
  • Lime & Chilli Chutney
  • Mango Chutney
  • Pepper & Paprika Chutney 
  • Fig Chutney
  • Mango, Apricot & Coriander Chutney
  • Sweet Tomato, Piri Piri & Chilli Chutney
  • Plum Chutney
  • Hot Gooseberry Chutney

My Film Reviews - After Earth

My god what a film. Let me open with that. After Earth is the new Will Smith vehicle, and really, does this man every do a bad film? If he does, I certainly haven't seen it.

Back to the film. This is a sci-fi action adventure, but its better than most. Starring the fantastic Will Smith, as mentioned, who plays General Cypher Raige, but also with his real life son, Jaden Smith, playing his son Kitai in the film.

Set in the future, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The story begins when Kitai is desperately trying to become a ranger, to impress his father who is due to return home. His father the General was the master of the technique of "ghosting" or in simple terms, being unable to be smelt out by his fear by the enemy. The enemy in this film being Ursas, big nasty creatures, who cannot see but can hunt down its prey by scent, scent of their fear. The General learned to use his ability for calm, to hide from them and be able to kill them whilst remaining undetected.

His son however, fails to make the grade. His father decides to take Kitai with him on his last trip before he retires, but things go wrong and they are forced to crash land. The planet they crash land upon is contaminated. It is also Earth, 1000 years since man was forced to leave it. Kitai and the General survive the crash, but Cypher is badly hurt.

Cypher tells his son that he must retrieve the beacon from the tail of the ship, which broke off. Calculating its location, Cypher tells his son that if he does not succeed in his mission, they will most certainly die. Kitai sets off on his path, with supplies sufficient to make the journey.

Earth however, is now a hostile environment, with electric storms and cold shifts that drop the temperature 5 degrees every 10 minutes when all that can be done to survive is seek out a warm spot. Kitai stays in communication with his dad through a wrist communicator, but does not always follow his father's advice. This results in encounters with a gang of baboons, which he narrowly escapes.

He doesn't tell his dad that he has damaged two of his oxygen discs, and on discovering this, his father orders him to abort the mission. However, it was his father's story of how he learned to ghost during his first encounter with an Ursa that spurs Kitai to continue the mission. His fathers words "danger is real, fear is a choice" give him the courage and he leaps from the overhang above the falls.

Kitai's uit is built for the skydive, but he is grabbed by a giant condor. Huge saber-toothed tigers attack the nest, and though Kitai and the Condor fight valiantly all the chicks are killed. Later, when he almost dies from exposure, Kitai is saved. He realises the mother Condor has saved him with her body heat, but is sad to realise that she has given her life to do so.

Kitai loses touch with his father, as his wrist band has been damaged in the fight. He works out where he needs to go and continues onward. Kitai uses his last oxygen disc, and reaches the tail. He finds more capsules and a weapon, but cannot use the beacon as the electrical interference prevents him. Cypher can hear him, but Kitai cannot hear him. Cypher wills Kitai to see what he must do and finally, Kitai takes a knee and sees the mountain before him. He realises he must climb it to activate the beacon. Exploring the wreck however, he has also realised that the Ursa that was onboard, which was used for training to "ghost" is not in the wreckage and must have escaped.

Passing through the trees, he sees the dead crew hanging there, the purpose to scare him. It works, and the ursa is able to track Kitai by his fear. Reaching the summit of the mountain, Kitai finally realises how to conquer his fear. He begins to focus on the moment rather than the outcome, recalling his fathers words and is able to be unseen by the Ursa. He manages to fight it first, and then destroy it. He sets off the beacon, but his father has drifted away with the blood loss from his injuries.

Rescuers find them both, and Kitai is relieved to see his father is alive. Cypher insists on being helped to stand in respect to his son. Kitai confesses to his dad that he would prefer to work with his mother!!

This is a really good film. I believe it got mixed reception at the cinema, but I don't care about that one bit. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will is fab, as always, but its Jaden who dazzles. He really is a mini-Will. His mannerisms, his looks - everything. Which is no bad thing. One Will just is not enough for this world in my opinion.

Now don't get me wrong. This is not I am Legend. Its not quite that good. It is completely different. Its the dynamic between the two leads that holds the intensity. Its perhaps not that original in style, but the visual effects are wonderful. The thought of Earth becoming so hostile, is very thought provoking. The bond between father and son, in this film, is both real life and make believe - life imitating art. I imagine Will is a hard act to follow for Jaden, so possibly some truth in the characters here, which make it all the more plausible, and all the more enjoyable to watch. Both of them are great. I would give this an 8 out of 10. It is well worth a watch. Enjoy. :)

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Top 10 Chinese Dishes

Here are my favourite Chinese takeaway dishes:

  • Chicken fried rice with curried sauce
  • Chicken chow mein
  • Prawn Crackers
  • Aromatic Crispy Duck
  • Chicken Curry
  • Beef with Black Bean Sauce
  • Sweet and sour chicken cantonese style
  • Lemon Chicken
  • Hong Kong Style Crispy Beef
  • Sweet and sour Chicken Balls
You can see all my foodie Top 10's here

My Top 10 Christmas Songs

Here are my Top 10 Christmas Songs:

  • Fairy Tale of New York - The Pogues and Kirsty Macoll
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town - The Jackson 5
  • Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
  • Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rhea
  • The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
  • All I Want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
  • Wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCartney
  • Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
  • Step Into Christmas - Elton John
  • Walking in the Air - Aled Jones
What's your favourite Christmas song? 

2015 - The Story so Far - November

November saw us head off for a posh pool party at our nearby spa. It was cold, dark and beautiful. Outdoor heated pool, sitting in a white bath robe, sipping wine, in front of a log fire. Live music, gorgeous food, and use of the spa! Ace.








Tuesday, 22 December 2015

My Top 10 Mints


  • Everton Mints
  • Mint Imperials
  • Mint Toffee
  • Murray Mints
  • Humbugs
  • Butter Mints
  • Spearmint Chews
  • Mint Creams
  • Glacier Mints
  • Polo Mints

Monday, 21 December 2015

Top 10 Sushi dishes

Here are my Top 10 favourite Sushi meals:


  • Chicken Gyoza (dumplings)
  • Chicken Katsu Curry
  • Firecracker Rice
  • Beef and Garlic Teriyaki
  • Pumpkin Katsu
  • Chicken Katsu
  • Cucumber Maki
  • Spicy Chicken Roll
  • Vegetable tempura
  • Inari Pocket

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Competitions

Competitions

My new single of the week - You Don't Own Me - Grace ft G-Eazy

My new single of the week had to be a Christmas themed choice. Not strictly a Christmas song, but it is the song from the House of Fraser Christmas ad, so it counts!!

Yes, this week is the catchy 'You Don't Own Me by Grace featuring G-Eazy. Grace (Sewell) is an Australian singer and songwriter. G-Eazy, real name Gerald Earl Gillum, is an American hip hop artist.

The song itself is a cover version. The original 'You Don't Own Me' was released in 1963 by Lesley Gore when she was 17. This version was released back in March 2015, and was a hit in her native country, but has only become a hit in the UK since its use in that Christmas ad which gave it mass exposure to us Brits.

This is quite the feminine anthem. Its a powerful song. This girl has got some vocals on her. She hits the notes with style and finesse, and the rap bit just gives it a bit more edge. I think I would prefer it without the rap bit personally - I'm not totally feeling that bit, but I love this song so much, I can get past that.

If you have somehow not heard this, then go and take a listen. Its great, but be warned - it does get wedged firmly in your head, and you will find yourself singing to your hairbrush!! Or in the shower. Well, anywhere really!!

You can find all my previous singles of the week and loads more music stuff, over at My Music page - just click here. Happy listening :)

Christmas Shopping update - what's left

So I went Christmas shopping again today. Not far from finished now, thank goodness!!

I've got to pick up 2 items tomorrow that I've ordered. One of those is Christmas PJ's for the Christmas Eve box.

I got majorly carried away with the whole Christmas Eve box preparations though. The boxes are as follows:


  • 1 for my mum and dad
  • 1 for my step daughter and her mum
  • 1 for my other half. 
The boxes will contain the following:
  • Fluffy santa socks x 3 (mum, G and her mum)
  • Christmas socks x 2 (dad and Dave (other half)
  • Chocolate filled baubles x 2 (one each for mum and dad)
  • Lindt moments x 2 (G and her mum)
  • Hot choc stick  x 2 (mum, G and her mum)
  • Christmas sweeties bag (G and her mum)
  • Chocolate reindeer noses (Dave)
  • Sparkly pen x 2 (mum and G)
  • Yankee candle miniatures x 5 (one each)
  • Christmas boxer shorts (Dave)
  • Christmas PJs (G)
  • Christmas confetti (all)
  • Jelly Beans Factory tube (G)
  • Candy Canes (all)
  • Thorntons Christmas chocolate (mum and dad)
  • Sparkly nail varnishes x 3 (mum, deb and G)
  • Reindeer Cherry lip balm (G)
  • Heart shaped mini bath bombs (G)
  • Sparkly pen and pad (mum)
  • Wind up racing reindeers (2 sets of 2 - one for mum and dad, one for G and her mum)
Still got some bits to get. I need mini G&T, or just mini gins, mini whisky's, and a mug for everyone. I also want to get a DVD for each of them. I'm thinking Christmas films - maybe Home Alone 4 for G, the Albert Finney version of A Christmas Carol for mum and dad. Dave doesn't do DVDs, so I shall have to think of something else for him. Maybe a few little toiletries perhaps. Nearly there though. Phewf :) 

Top 10 Chip Shop

Here are my Top 10 Chip Shop choices:

  • Chips and Gravy
  • Fish Cake and Chips
  • Battered Cod and Chips
  • Chips and Curry
  • Sausage and Chips
  • Chips and Mushy Peas
  • Cheese and Onion Pie and Chips
  • Chips and Nuggets
  • Cheesy Chips
  • Chips in Pitta Bread

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Places I want to go in 2016

  • Lake District
  • Mexico
  • Canaries
  • London
  • Edinburgh
  • Spain
  • Harry Potter World

Things to do before 40 - revised version!! (lets be more realistic this time!)

Things to do before 40!
  • Reach goal weight. (10 stone 7 to be precise)
  • Be some place nice for my 40th birthday, not here.
  • Own a really great pair of jeans
  • Get to the gym 4 times a week, every week!
  • Do a full press-up
  • Start to write a book / novel
  • Learn to cook more dishes
  • Host a dinner party
  • Get everything organised
  • Start running
  • Update my wardrobe style - bin the frumpy stuff!! 
  • Go to the theatre

What I'm Watching this Week


  • The Apprentice. This week was interview week. The usual bull from the candidates, where they are exposed as being incompetent, or over confident or just plain useless!! Fantastic stuff. The final is next week - can't wait!!

  • The Walking Dead. Continuing to catch up. Almost up to date now. You have to wonder just how many dead folks there are! I still love it though. Especially now I know Daryl has survived. Yay!

  • Films - So far this week - the new Mission Impossible, and also Jurassic World. The Hobbit, all the Harry Potter Films, Die Hard 1 & 2, Twister and Ghostbusters2!! Well, you have to when you're online shopping or wrapping!! 

Santa? Are you there?

Wishlist
  • 4 man tent 
  • Apartment in Gran Canaria 
  • Apple TV 
  • Audi TT 
  • Backless dress 
  • Ballet pumps 
  • Barbour Jacket 
  • Barefoot Sandals 
  • Bathroom 
  • Beach bag 
  • Bedding 
  • Belly button piercing 
  • Bicycle 
  • Biker boots 
  • Bikini 
  • Black Ugg Boots 
  • Body butter 
  • Campervan 
  • Caravan 
  • Carpet 
  • Chaise longue 
  • Champagne 
  • Chandelier light fitting for dining room 
  • Chanel No 5 EDP 
  • Chanel tote 
  • Charger block 
  • Chunky knit jumper 
  • Chunky knit jumper 
  • Clarins Eau Dynamiste body lotion and body wash 
  • Clarins treatment 
  • Coco Mademoiselle EDP 
  • Colouring fine point pens 
  • Comedian tickets / show 
  • Converse 
  • Corset 
  • Cottage break 
  • Courvoissier 
  • Crystal glasses 
  • Cuddly Toy 
  • Curtains 
  • Designer Watch 
  • Digital photo frame 
  • Dining Table 
  • Dress 
  • Egg Chair 
  • Elemis Cellular Recovery Capsules 
  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 
  • Elemis treatment 
  • Faux fur jacket 
  • Festival tickets 
  • Fire pit 
  • Fitbit 
  • Garden statues 
  • Gas BBQ 
  • Gates 
  • Gig tickets 
  • Great red lipstick 
  • Grieb and Benzinger watch 
  • Handbag 
  • hardbound notebook 
  • Hobbit house 
  • Holiday 
  • Hot Tub 
  • House extension 
  • Hunter Wellies 
  • Icandy pushchair (for step grandchild) 
  • Ice Watch - different colour 
  • J'adore EDP 
  • Jaguar 
  • Jeans 
  • Jodhpurs 
  • Land Rover 
  • Lawnmower 
  • Light fittings throughout 
  • Lingerie 
  • Luggage 
  • Lulu Guiness suitcase 
  • Macbook Air or Macbook Pro 
  • Manolo Blahniks 
  • Motorbike 
  • Motorhome 
  • New bedding 
  • New Kitchen 
  • Nutribullet 
  • NYC Trip 
  • Olloclip for iphone 
  • Pandora charms 
  • Patio Heater 
  • Pearl necklace 
  • Pedicure 
  • Picnic Basket 
  • Pinot Grigio 
  • PJ's 
  • Plastering work 
  • Pop up tent 
  • Posh shower wash 
  • pottery for painting 
  • pottery paints 
  • Range Cooker 
  • Range Rover 
  • Rattan furniture set 
  • Riding Boots 
  • Sharpie pens in different colours 
  • Shoes 
  • Shower unit 
  • Slippers 
  • Solar lights 
  • Spa Break 
  • Spa facial 
  • Sport tops - Size M or 12/14 
  • Spray tan 
  • Stationary 
  • Stone bench 
  • Storm Lanterns 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Superdry fitted jumpers - hip length 
  • Swarovski Jewellery 
  • Tartan skirt 
  • Tefal Toast N Egg 
  • Treadmill 
  • Trip to Australia 
  • Tumble drier 
  • TV 
  • Veneers 
  • Vespa 
  • Vintage luxury chair 
  • Weekend away 
  • Wellies rack 
  • West end show 
  • Whiskey 
  • White suit jacket 
  • Wine Fridge 
  • Winter coat 
  • Wireless printer 
  • Yankee Candle 
  • Yo Sushi voucher/meal

All these films that I have seen 10 #104

Here are my next 10 films that I have seen:

My Super Ex-Girlfriend
The Truth About Cats and Dogs
Les Miserables
The Inbetweeners
The Inbetweeners 2
Dirty Dancing
Ghost
Keeping Mum
Caddyshack
13 going on 30

Here are the previous ones:

films #1             films #45             films #89
films #2             films #46             films #90
films #3             films #47             films #91
films #4             films #48             films #92
films #5             films #49             films #93
films #6             films #50             films #94
films #7             films #51             films #95
films #8             films #52             films #96
films #9             films #53             films #97
films #10           films #54             films #98
films #11           films #55             films #99
films #12           films #56             films #100
films #13           films #57             films #101
films #14           films #58             films #102
films #15           films #59             films #103
films #16           films #60
films #17           films #61
films #18           films #62
films #19           films #63
films #20           films #64
films #21           films #65
films #22           films #66
films #23           films #67
films #24           films #68
films #25           films #69
films #26           films #70
films #27           films #71
films #28           films #72
films #29           films #73
films #30           films #74
films #31           films #75
films #32           films #76
films #33           films #77
films #34           films #78
films #35           films #79
films #36           films #80
films #37           films #81
films #38           films #82
films #39           films #83
films #40           films #84
films #41           films #85
films #42           films #86
films #43           films #87
films #44           films #88