Thursday, 15 April 2010

The Wedding Date

First off, I must strongly recommend you watch "The Wedding Date". It has to be one of my favourite movies of all time. It is utterly incredible. The movie is classified under romantic comedy so I was expecting your average storyline with the cheesy scenes and the common moments were you want to hit the drippy girl over the head with a club, in other words my expectations were not that high. "The Wessing Date" centres on Kat Ellis (played by Debra Messing), who returns to London for her younger sisters wedding, but when she realises she would have to confront her ex-fiance who had suddenly dumped her two years prior, she panics. This frantic and anxious feeling makes her decide to hiring an top-drawer male escort (played by Dermot Mulroney) to pose as her new man. This movie has such a good script that is full of wit and humour and I know this mini synopsis does not give half enough credit and please, if it is the last thing you do, watch this movie.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Banana Loaf

Regardless of whether this may make me sound rather sad or not, I will admit that the highlight of my day was the one and only, Gossip Girl. Chuck had always been my favourite and I had loved his twisted, cruel, antagonist character every week and when Blair and himself finally got together, well it brought tears to my eyes. But now this! I am so disappointed and feel devastated for Blair, with whom I completely agree with. However nothing has changed when it comes to my feelings toward the she-devil who is beginning to symbolize a raccoon more than an elite socialite living in Manhattan, personally I think she should get a life and move on and as if my prayers have been answered. Apparently the rebellious teen is hanging up her Constance Billard Uniform, and it seems Miss Humphrey will be largely absent from season 4 due to "creative differences". Looks like she's been pissing off more than just the viewers...
She will be touring and promoting her band The Pretty Reckless.

Still related to Gossip Girl, the latest news is in. The co-stars, Ed Westwick (Chuck) and Jessica Szohr (Vanessa), real-life lovers have officailly broken up after Westwick was told from his friends she had been cheating on him. According to Westwick's camp Szohr got too close to one of his friends while he was away filming, and apparently this was not the first man.
After many claims that none of the Disney stars can sing and their voices are all down to extreme editing, I am proud to say Selena Gomez burst onto the Capital Big 40 Chart at number six with her debut single, Naturally, her album is called Kiss & Tell which was certified gold by the RIAA. There are many new/newish artists that I am thouroughly loving at the moment, these include of course, Selena Gomez and the Scene as well as Marina and the Diamonds and Paloma Faith. Marina and the Diamonds I loved instantly after hearing the song Hollywood, so I decided to check them out on youtube to see if it was just a fluke and I was so relieved that I loved her other song equally as much if not more. Her album is called the Family Jewels and I strongly recommend you give it a go! I had never really heard or given much time to Paloma Faith and only recently discovered my love for her music after seeing her perform one of her latest songs, Upside Down, on the show of the guy who used to do the show with Alan Carr, who name has embarrissingly escaped me! :S I apologize! Anyway her album is called Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful, it is a really enjoyable album and I have loved listening to her songs. So if you are searching for sometihng to listen to, I hope you will give these artists a try!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Frozen Yogurt

After the tiresome and laborious days of the place labelled as a school, the holiday represents a time for relaxation and doing absolutely nothing, unfortunately my parents do not understand this key yet simple idea. So the marvellous invention known as a TV was turned off until six, the wii unplugged and anything relying on electricity was banned, and with the sun refusing to shine, finding a way to fill my time was definitely a chore. Somehow I survived by filling my time eating away at cakes and chocolate... Not the healthiest of ideas. So to say the least, my mum was relieved I was getting out of the house on Wednesday with my friends Olivia, Lucy and Ellie to Covent Gardens. After conveniently deciding to meet at my house as it was easiest to get to our destination from here, we wasted no time in getting our selves on the first bus to Hammersmith Station. After successfully managing to get on the right tube and land at Covent Gardens, the true challenge came. Climbing the stairs which where a better representation of Mount Everest. As we bravely set off determined in our minds, we soon began to feel the effects of this grueling climb, this was only after one flight. As we continued our ascent, people around us we dropping like flies, too weak to continue, how many more flights, would we ever see the light? Ten minutes later we saw a flicker of light breaking up the harsh grey surroundings, relief overcame us. We had made it. We instantly hit the shops with H&M, Zara, Mango, Urban Outfitters, an array of random little shops and then came the highlight of my day, when Lucy lead us into a vintage shop that I had never heard of, Rokit. My first impression was not one that positive but this was soon to change when I spotted the rack of Dungarees! After searching through them and trying to work out the peculiar sizing, I found a pair which caught my eye and the rest is history. I have not been able to take them off. After a delightful paella from Hola Paella and puddings from Snog, we decided to make a move. It was a delightful day and I am unbelievably happy with my buy! I will post pictures later!

Monday, 5 April 2010

Chocolate Muffins

For a while now I have been reading the book The Children of Freedom by Marc Levy and right from the begging this book was gripping and powerful. After briefly reading the blurb I knew this book was about the French Resistance and instantly categorized it as yet another story about war where the hero and the heroine fall in love and face their struggles together, but regardless I decided to read it.
"Tomorrow I shall love you; today I don't yet know you," is the first line of the prologue and I personally think it is the best line of the book and after reading it over and over and over again, I thought it would be best to move on. To begin with you feel like you have uncovered somebodies personal diary and are harbouring a huge secret even if you're not quite sure what it is. This book delves into the world of the resistance through the lives of two brothers, Jeannot and Claude, and their friends who you are slowly introduced to. When reading, a range of different of different emotions swirl around inside you, grief, fear, joy, the thirst for freedom, all at once. You are inevitably drawn to the two young boys who are barely past their teens, but show greater courage and determination than grown men who would rather betray their country and dignity to bow down to the German intruders. As I mentioned before you meet a lot of characters but to remember them all is not a challenge as I felt I would let them down if I had, however small their action was they risked their lives just to free France. What is especially moving is that hardly any of them were french but it didn't matter because that was how strongly they felt about the cause. Just when you began to feel an attachment to the youth of the brigade, they would be swept away, pratically taken away from you, by the Germans, the French, by death. However through all this sadness and despair, there was hope. Hope for a better world and a better life. Hope that you did all you could. Hope that you made a difference and hope that yours friends were safe. I don't want to give any of the book away because it is truly incredible and a must read.

p.s. The cover is deceiving!