London Living!

As some of you might know, I’ve recently moved to London. After surviving my first week in the Capital, ( I wrote this a while ago, but only just got around to posting it), there’s a lot of stuff that is unique to London, and I’ve learnt a lot in my last 7 days, such as: It’s perfectly acceptable to walk up/down escalators, in Nottingham they have signs telling you NOT to. Strange. Here are just a few of the things I’ve learnt!

It’s probably one of the only places I’ve been where it costs 50p for an apple, pretty much everything is a loat more expensive. I can get 2 for that price in good old’ Nottinghamshire.
You will hear and see the strangest of things, Just a few I’ve seen or heard in the past week:
1. ‘Ewwww, look, a rat!!!’. No, actually it was a squirrel.
2. ‘These hedges have wire supports. Do not run into hedges’. Obviously my first thought when I see a hedge is to run into it!
3. People having no shame about having very personal conversations on a crowded bus, I’ve heard a lot about STD’s and dating advice from my time commuting to work. I have also seen two Disney Princesses on my way to work this week.
4. People’s anger at having to wait 5 minutes for a tube or bus! (The outrage!). There’s only a bus every 15 minutes where I’m from, and that’s *if* the bus driver feels like showing up!

The tube, ah yes, the most joyous of transportation systems!

I’ll hopefully have more stuff to follow! Exploring London is my next step – any tips on places to go/things to see? Let me know!

Revenge … Or not really?

Season 3 finale of ‘Revenge’

 

***SPOILERS***

I’ve only finally got round to watching all the season finales! I have to say Revenge has been one of the best! After recently being renewed for a fourth season, how could they possibly continue with Emily having the satisfaction of her victory? Well, she hasn’t not quite yet.

 

Emily/Amanda finally had her revenge and saw her father’s case re-opened and the verdict over-turned. Now, with Conrad rotting in prison for various crimes, and that of flight 197, Victoria can focus on her theory that Emily is Amanda Clarke – (in all fairness, it took her long enough.) After the help of her therapist (who commited Emily/Amanda and tried to turn her against her father and have her locked away),she murders Aiden. Emily then has Victoria committed to a mental institution with the help of the therapist.

 

Charlotte goes to Jack and wants to know why he was talking to Emily about her father’s ring, and realises that he may have been part of the kidnapping, and has the police come and take him away for questioning. Daniel is in trouble after having a few too many drinks with Gideon, and the biggest shocker of all — DAVID CLARKE IS ALIVE! He shows up and stabs Conrad, and then disappears. How will Emily feel after all her of plans of Revenge turned out to be more like ‘Oops, he’s actually alive and has been hiding away?’ How do you guys feel about the ending?

 

With the murder of two key characters this season, some more backstories and other routes of revenge will surely be in store for the return of season 4.

 

Spring!

Pink Blur Cherry Blossoms

FINALLY! Spring is here, it’s been really cold lately.

The past few days we’ve had loads of sunshine & everything has suddenly burst into life! :)

These two are just my favourites from today! :) I hope everyone has been enjoying the sunshine and making the most of it. Oh, and Happy St. George’s Day!

Originals – http://maephotography2010.deviantart.com/

Please let me know what you think! :)

London! <3

Sorry for the silence, I’ve been in London over the weekend for some awesome stuff! (I can’t say what it is just yet, but I can later in the year, sucks, but yeah) I would go to London when there’s some lethal smog everywhere. I didn’t want to take my camera incase there was some stuff that got inside the camera and lens.

First time travelling quite so far on my own, and using the tube – I didn’t get lost on the tube so that’s a plus, but thank goodness for GPS on my phone or I would have never found my hotel! It was an awesome experience.

I also randonly found this song I love!I’m pretty sure it was in a movie I’ve watched, but can’t remember!

So yay! Amazing weekend all in all!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7QWZBiNTMc

 

2014!

2014!

The end of the Blogilates 12 week body makeover is this week! Can’t believe how fast that went by. I’m feeling better, stronger, fitter, healthy and more energized!

A good way to end the month, and my birthday soon! Yay! Time for Sons of Anarchy!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

In my own world …

I’ve been in my own world of epic television! Did anyone else watch the Game of Thrones last season re-cap? :D So excited about the new season! :D

Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead (Yep, I know, I’m late watching this series too), Supernatural, and even re-watching some more Dexter!

Birthday in 2 weeks too eeek. 12 Week body make over is nearly at an end and I feel great! – More about that when I’ve done. :D

Selfies, Healthies, What?

I’ve seen a lot of people getting flack about ‘selfies’, you know the ones I’m talking about. The I’m-A-Duck pouting ones, sometimes half naked in the gym/home/workout place. This might annoy people, but I think it’s okay to do them – so long as they’re done in the right way. Lately, a lot of people have been doing their exercise for new years resolutions and lent. I keep seeing so many sweaty pics, and people who are semi-naked on my facebook, these ones, do I need to see it at breakfast time? No, not really. Also, don’t have other people in the background who are semi-naked coming out of the shower at the gym (Yes, I’ve seen lots of these, they aren’t ‘selfies’ if you’re taking photos with other people in them!) Are you trying to prove you’ve done your workout? Is it motivating to you? Especially with the tag of #Flex, #Hot #Sexy. Do you really need to attach those hash-tags to your photos post workout?

While reading online I came acrosss an article on Shape Magazine: http://www.shape.com/blogs/fit-famous/forget-selfies-newest-celeb-trend-healthies

Healthies!

There’s also the famous photograph of the mother of 3 children and underneath ‘What’s your excuse?’. A lot of people took this really negatively, and started calling this woman a ‘fat shamer’. It seems that these ‘healthies/selfies’ are only to an exclusive group of people. I have yet to see someone who is overweight or not super, super fit post a post-workout selfie. I’m not saying that there aren’t any, but I haven’t seen any yet!

Fitness and getting healthy isn’t just got fit people. It’s for everyone! The idea of the these selfies are seen as a negative for people who are trying to get into shape, I know for me, seeing lots of skinny people it’s intimidating, but that’s my issue, not theirs! I would love for healthies that show people of all shapes and sizes, preferabley with clothes on! What makes a good selfie/healthie without annoying people?

1. Make sure you aren’t taking up gym space taking a photo. – Yep. The amount of people I’ve seen in the gym who just spend 20 minutes trying to get the right pose, and are putting people off their workouts, or even taking up the space for someone to get their workout done. No-one has time for that, just so you can get your best angle.

2. Caught someone else naked, oops. Really. Make sure you’re not getting someone who’s semi-naked in the changing room. It’s called a changing room for a reason, I’m sure they don’t want to be caught out in the nude in the background of your photo.

3. Naked-ness. Do you really need to be naked to prove you’ve done your workout?

This post has been pretty opinionated, I get that. I think selfies are getting a bad rep, and are seen as only skinny people can take them. If you have selfies of people who are not already super fit, I’ve loved to see them and be inspired! :D

Media City Manchester!

Finally, after 4 hours I’m in Manchester! After a pretty long train ride, which was pretty stressful, and a painfully slow tram ride, I’m at MediaCity! Right across the river from the Coronation Street set, and the Imperial War Museum. I even walked past the set of The Voice!

Yay!

I actually forgot my camera, so I’m pretty annoyed at myself for that, It’s an amazing place and my camera on my phone doesn’t really do it justice.

Awesome location, lovely view, great room service, TV, Internet access so I can watch Netflix while updating my blog. :D Sons of Anarchy at the minute, S1E6. (I know, I’m behind on watching it too!)

I’m here for training, held by the Production Guild! Exciting to say the least. Now, I should possibly get an early night before I fall asleep. Zzzzz.