Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The Saturdays All Fired Up Tour!

Last Friday my friend and I went to see The Sats in Bournemouth again! They were so good and we had a lovely evening, so I thought I'd share the pictures with you (I'm sure there are some fellow Sats fans among you!). See if you can spot an extra 'famous' face who used to be in a band with Rochelle and Frankie...









Doesn't it look like the guy is stroking Una's baby bump?! :)


Friday, 2 December 2011

Hello December


It’s CHRISTTTTMAAAASS!! Well not quite but it’s now 24 days and counting. I haven’t felt at all festive this year which makes me sad. I think the enormous workload combined with not being at home is the main cause but also I have done most of my shopping online which is never quite as fun is it? I love a Christmas day out (preferably to Cambridge or Milton Keynes) getting everything all in one go – plus do the musts such as hot festive drinks in Starbucks, Christmas songs in the car and looking at the decorations I can’t afford in John Lewis.

However today I popped into town – nearly losing my arms to a heavy Asda shop – and saw the German Christmas market that always sets up in Southampton around the end of November, in full swing. The German pub was full to the brim (don’t you work people?), the sausages were-a-cooking and ‘I wish it could be Christmas everyday’ was blaring. It was soo Christmassy and lovely and festive, which of course rubbed off on me. Finally!!

So I upped the anti on my mood, put on a red jumper (no reindeer embroidery I’m afraid, just bows), painted my nails Koala-berry red/pink with glitter and treated myself to a little gift – a Topshop double feathered gold ring. It only cost £1.50 in the sale so I don’t feel too guilty. Plus it’s pretty. And for that price, I couldn’t resist.


I also started my 1 out of 2 advent calendars yesterday (gonna have 18 days of chocolate to eat when I’m reunited with my second one at home!!), and we’ve decorated the flat with an iddy biddy Christmas tree. And I mean iddy biddy, it stands at 90cm tall!!

I’ve really struggled with my list this year too. My straightners are on their last legs so I’m getting some Cloud Nine’s but apart from that I couldn’t really think of anything. What have you asked for from Santa?


Ps, I’m going to see The Saturdays tonight in Bournemouth for the second time this year – soo excited!!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

A director in the making...

A shameless plug post but I know some of you are film fanatics or study film and media at uni so I just wanted to introduce you to my brother. He's a first year at Farnham University of Creative Arts and is a whizz with anything technology-related. He has made a short film documenting regular drug use - however he has used an indirect and intelligent metaphor in the form of tea to represent substance abuse.

It's really well put together and is a brilliant example of his potential - who knows we might have a future famous film director in the family!

I know this isn't what you'd usually find on my blog but I wanted to share it with you (plus I know he'd love to have feedback so leave him lots of comments). He has also recently set up a blog which can be found here - go and say hi! :)

From Tom:

"Addictea’d is a short film based on the effects caused by regular drug abuse. We decided to use a metaphoric technique which is why the character is drinking tea; this represents the drug that he is so dependent on. The film ends leaving the question, 'did he die?' The audience can then decide for themselves what happens and create their own ending. This film was produced to explore continuity and was shot in Farnham University of Creative Arts."

(Excuse the language girls!)

Visit his channel here for more short films.