Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Travel destinations: Nice

Nice, capital of the French Riviera with a world famous waterfront 'Promenade des Anglais' and one of the Côte d’Azur’s more cosmopolitan cities.
Its one of the best places in France if you want the sun, a beautiful beach and a more exotic twist than boring French 'Chardonnay'. Theres many types of cocktails, cuisines and influences; with Monaco and Cannes along the same stretch of coastline and easy to travel to by train.

Goodbye Lonesome George

The symbol of the Galapogos and last of his species; the Pinta Island Tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni), said to be over 100 years old, shuffled off this mortal coil on Sunday leaving us one species shorter, (to quote Hamlet).
Lonesome George at his home on Santa Cruz Island. Photo: Reuters

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Love for my.. Moroccanoil

I've been using Moroccanoil for about 6 months now I love it. It's by far the best hair product- for me at least- for dry and coloured hair that is constantly heated and bashed about by a hairbrush!.
And at the weekend I found a 100ml bottle sold in the UK for the cheapest yet from The Salon look store. When I ordered it Saturday evening it was around £28 and I got a further 10% off plus delivery was free! It arrived today so I'm really impressed with the service.
(Stock image from Salon Look website)

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Glasto Nostalgia

So yesterday would have been the first day of Glastonbury, the long drive down there, and (what feels longer) long walk with huge bags and tents to where we normally set up camp- near 'The park' but at the bottom on the way to Hare Krishna. I wish it was on this year I could really do with a bit of Glasto in my life right now.
Heres some snaps from previous Glastos (excuse the drunkeness)

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Addicted to...

Beauty boxes
 So I am not usually one for writing about beauty products etc.
But after recently reading quite a few beauty blogs and becoming more and more interested in this area I came across the 'Beauty Box'!!
I've signed up to two at the moment and am going to compare and see which one I feel is better. But basically I'm already addicted!!

In case you didn't know 'The Beauty Box' is a new(ish) trend across the UK which involves you subscribing each month and paying aorund £10 (+p&p) and you recieve a monthly beauty box which includes five new beauty products, ranging from make up, hair products, creams, moisturisers etc for you to test and these can be in travel or full size samples.
There are many boxes avaliable; ShesaidBeauty- a monthly box costing £9 +p&p, with five products and a service to cater to you (skin type, hair etc,)  Joliebox- a montly box costing £10 + p&p, with 4-5 products, but unfortunately not as many brands are on board nor can you personalize to you skin type etc,  Glossy Box- a monthly box costing £10 +p&p, with five products, a wide variety of brands and a personaliztion beauty service(they also do a mens Glossy box), Amarya- a monthly box specialising in natural and organic brands costing £10 +p&p, unfortunately this doesn't include a service tailoring to your personal preferences. And finally the Lux Box, a box that also caters for men and women that you can personalise and which I believe is only 2 months old- so the newest to join the beauty box scene.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

My graze box; summers here!

I got my most recent graze box through the post today, and it was full of little extras which was a lovely surprise. 
For those of you who don't know, the Graze box is a recyclable cardboard large letter sized selection of heatlthy treats, and you can pick from over 100 choices by rating the items; love, like, try or bin, all for £3.79 a box (incl delivery!) choices range from oaty flapjacks to dried fruit, olives, seeds, nuts, crackers, or 'dippers'. You never know what you'll get each delivery which is a nice surprise- you always get four little punnets and a note telling you whats in each, calorie wise etc and you can pick the frequency of the deliveries, from once a day to once a week, and even 'push back' deliveries one week if you're not feeling like having it, and you're only charged the day before it's despatched.

Anyway I've been subscribing for a few months now and I love them, I take some of the little punnets to work with me which come in very handy. So my Graze box today came through and it had a cute little cactus 'plant' for me to build and voucher for me to give someone for 2 free boxes.

Friday, 15 June 2012

What I've been watching lately...

A bit of a boring post, bust basically a catch up of all the great tv shows that are on offer at the moment.
One that has just started it's fifth series and that I am so excited to get into again would be True Blood. For those of you who don't know it. Its a vampire show (yes one of those) but a lot darker and set in swampy Louisiana where theres more than vampires to worry about. The premise is that vampires have suddenly 'come out' to the world with the invention of 'True blood' a fake blood substitute that sustains vampires and therefore stops the killing of humans as food.

Thursday, 14 June 2012


I have thought about getting a tattoo for a long time..I've changed my mind a few times about what I would like or where but it normally comes back to the same thing: Swallows on my foot, and a word, or phrase on my wrist on ribs.I think some tattoos are so beautiful and I've found loads of lovely ones on the Tattoologist Rodeo blog.
Heres some that have given me inspiration:

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Summer Film review; The Cool ones

The cool ones are; Moonrise Kingdom, On the Road, and To Rome with love

Moonrise Kingdom from the director of "Fantastic Mr. Fox" , Wes Anderson. It is set in the 1960s and the film has a hue to it, giving it a sunny feel which lends itself to portraying this era. The story is about two 12 year olds who run away together into the wildnerness of New England. A large search party ensues, part made up of the film's famous cast  Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and Ed Norton. It looks interesting enough, and seems to share the same dry sarcasm that was littered throughout "Fantastic Mr. Fox". I give this a 7.5/10

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Summer Films review; The 'Big' ones

Right so to start I’m sure many of you would have already seen Avengers Assemble, and I’m sure many of you would agree it ticks the boxes needed for most films, a decent plot line attempts to add depth and emotions to each of the characters, a sad middle and a happy ending. However I found it ‘so-so’. It was far too long, farfetched in places and didn’t quite deliver in others. Yes the effects were superb but so they should be for the amount spent on making the film. Also I don’t know about you but I’m slightly disillusioned with the Hulk character after seeing 3 different actors playing him in the last 10 ten in 3 different films. So a 6.5/10 from me. And Iron man- WTF did they do to you!?

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Tiananmen Square protests

Two days ago marked the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing, China. The iconic image from that day of one student, alone standing infront of the tanks:


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