Sunday, 20 April 2014

In the fast lane

Happy Easter all! Hope you've had a nice day with your families and your chocolate. More about that later in the week though because we're not having our cousin egg hunt until tomorrow.

The news this is week is my parents went to Las Vegas on Tuesday for nearly two weeks (that was nice of them) which means that I've been on cat duty. It also means that I've had the car so I'm taking the opportunity to do some real driving. So far I've, been on the motorway, the Clatterbridge roundabout and put petrol in myself! Did get stuck though on a roundabout in Chester, which was horrible and I went round it twice until I worked out what to do.

Parking is also a great problem, not parking in boxes ( I'm awesome at that) but parallel parking between other cars on a narrow road (might have scratched a bit of paint off the back, whoops!). Fortunately I've had some great help like Glynn, Emma and Shelley with the parking. I love driving with Emma and Shelley because we're all new drivers so we don't judge each other aha.

It's so nice to have a lot more freedom as well, might have to look at insurance quotes and see if I can get my own car.

Today we took, only a short drive, to Eastham woods; chased some squirrels, had some dinner and an ice cream!

I am a sloth. So majestic

Friday, 18 April 2014

New life on the farm

Doesn't it finally feel like Spring?! Like everyone else though I'm panicking about the speed that time is flying, especially as I'm going to be 23 in a few weeks! Bork. Far too old.

As it was a lovely bank holiday today and my parents are away so I have the car, I volunteered to take Emma and Shelley to Tam O'Shanter farm for a couple of hours this morning because Spring is all about new baby animals. And there were loads!

This little guy was my absolute fave, there were quite a few other lambs as well but only two them had a go at waddling on their bambi legs. I think they found flopping around in the sun much easier.

There were other animals soaking up the weather as well:

I think goats are descended from velociraptors

So next time it's Emma's turn to take us out on a trip. The best bit about us all being newly qualified drivers is no one judges my parking aha!

So as well as my birthday (and Glynn's birthday) in a couple of weeks we are in the midst of planning a few trips so fingers of crossed we've got loads of good things to look forward to.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Disney Dress Up

How ridiculously excited was I to find out there was going to be a Disney night at the local "club". There was no way I was missing this but who should I dress up as?!

Proper costumes can be quite expensive and this is not the sort of place where you want to make too much effort because it will probably be wasted. So I was going to make my own Rapunzel costume using like a purple tutu but then I remembered I had a dress still stashed in my wardrobe from my 18th.

I tried it on as fast as possible and decided that this would make the perfect Elsa costume. So then, to ebay! Where I bought a lace blue top, snowflake sequins and white hairspray and this was the result:

See how I sewed the snowflakes on and everything. So awesome. Love this outfit and I would definitely wear again, though next time I would invest in the wig because I basically slept in a helmet and had to get Glynn to help me wash it out.

The actual night was quite fun when some decent, dancey tunes started. Emma went as Belle from Beauty and the Beast and the two of us mixed drinks and tore it up a bit. Genuinely devastated though, had to wait until 2:30am until there was any Disney songs and then they only played 5. No prizes or games either. Big disappointment on the Disney front.

There was some cracking costumes though. One bar girl was the little boy from Up and I didn't even get on to until Emma pointed it out. There was also a Woody (complete with cowboy boots), a couple as Ariel (blue dress) and Eric and then a sexified Wicked Queen from Snow White!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Game of Thrones S4 E1 (Spoilers)

Finally! The long awaited return of what, I would like to argue, is the best TV show ever. I thought it was a good reintroduction episode and we caught up with all our favourite characters to see what they were up to.

The Lannisters are still swanning about Kings Landing preparing for Joffrey and Margaery's wedding. I love Margaery's nan, probably because she's a lot like mine. There won't be any scabby necklaces at my wedding! I think Tyrion's being so cute actually being responsible and trying to perform his stately duties. Devastated for Shae though, maybe he's gotten too responsible.

Then poor Jaime, being let down on all sides (not that I was encouraging incest). Just goes to show we love him really and although he's a childkiller he's had a bad time too. At least with all this rejection he'll find comfort in the arms of Brienne, we hope.

Daario Naharis's new face please. I'm a bit disappointed they didn't give him similar hair or something to make him vaguely look like the bloke who played him before because now he's another dark haired beardy guy so it's going to get confusing, that and continuity errors make me rage. And who on earth would give up being on in GoT?! I'm sure more people watch it than whatever you're starring in next.

Now I absolutely hate the C word but my favourite bit was definitely the Hound and Arya:
'You named your sword?'
'Loads of people name their swords.'
'Loads of c**ts.'

Ahahaha, still laughing. Think possibly because it was so unexpected. They have one of the best relationships in the entire thing. Although now I have only just discovered his actual plan is to take her to Lysa and get some money for it, fairy snuff, but something's definitely going to give the game away and show that he's actually quite attached to her. Arya is clearly the most badass character in the entire thing, so much so I found it a little disturbing that she enjoying murdering someone. Not that he didn't deserve it.

I really wanted to write something funnier because I enjoyed it so much. Didn't help I'd already read some hilarious ones like this (and another but I've forgotten where I found it!) But I will work on a series review and let loose some comedy.

Just gonna throw this in here as well:

Friday, 11 April 2014

Sweet Treats

Spring is definitely the time for light food. Put down that winter stew and soup and get on to picnic food like sandwiches, cakes and sweets.
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 Not my doughnuts but Morrisons finest

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Laura's guide to drinking on a night out

Only drink shots. If you're thirsty, drink water.
And here's why:
  • It's a lot easier to keep track of how much you're having because you don't have to drink as much. Similarly it's easier to stop and assess how drunk you are and work out the right time to go and get a glass of water.
  • There's no juice involved, so you won't be all bloaty in your new body-con. Not being bloaty means you won't feel as self-conscious and you'll be able to bounce around more. Double-win. Also, without the juice you can't avoid getting drunk, if you're one of these people who can't sometimes.
  • Following on from that, you don't need to have that many either, just have one occasionally and always leave time in between to let it hit you. Don't be a nut and have 10 at once because that's a trip to get your stomach pumped. (Additionally, don't ever play catch up when you meet up with others. Bad things happen. Slow and steady wins the race)
  • No need to go running to the toilet every 5 minutes. Especially beneficial when you're wearing a playsuit. Even more applicable when you go to the toilet with your friend, who's also wearing a playsuit.
  • So, so much cheaper. Why buy a £4 drink when you can have a £1 shot and get the same amount of alcohol? Just hop to the bar and asking for the cheapest thing they have and have a night out on a tenner.
  • Keeps your hands free, so you don't have to worry about getting in a fight with some girl because your favourite song came on and you screamed and threw your drink down her back. This is my favourite perk as it allows for maximum shape-throwing.
Always get a takeaway on the way home.
  • Your stomach will thank you tomorrow.
  • It will taste amazing.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Review: Need for Speed (2014)

I don't usually do a lot of film reviews (although I should because I watch a lot) but I felt this film deserved one because it was so much more than I was expecting.

It was obviously Glynn's idea but I couldn't see a better film to bargain with so Need for Speed it was. And I was pleasantly surprised, not just a car chase film! Huzzah! The story was really good (if a little predictable) but held it together really. What kept me interested was, although there was a lot of car chases, they all had a story behind them. It wasn't just mindless driving. The big bonus was that all the stunts were actually performed, no CGI, which is dead impressive. Especially when helicopters get involved as well. Made me a bit scared to drive again aha! There's some idiots on the roads.

Actors-wise I was really pleased. Love Aaron Paul anyway as Jesse in BB, his character in this was so sweet and chivalrous (or vengeful whichever way you want to look at it). Imogen Poots may be a new girl crush. I'm not a fan of the short fringe but she rocks up a storm with that thing, found myself wanting one again, but I've already had that argument with myself. Also, Dominic Cooper makes a great baddie. He looked a lot different in my opinion though, I was debating whether it was actually him for most of the film. I'm sure he was more attractive before. I was also a massive fan of Toby Marshall's team which provided a lot of hilarity that really helped the story to flow and provided that feeling of friendship.

Secretly, my fave is Michael Keaton, knew it was him form the moment I heard his voice. Such an oddball but a great character.

I would recommend this if you want an easy, pleasant watch. Can't go wrong with it really.

Want to see more film reviews?

Game of Thrones series 4 starts tonight/tomorrow!! EXCITED! Let's get together next week and analyse every detail.