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If you feel the urge to text someone you might want to hook up with at some point in the future whilst highly inebriated, resist it and they’ll text you the next day when sober anyway. (true facts)

Proof that positive thinking, the law of attraction, visualisation, the power of the mind or whatever you want to call it is a real and active force.

Disclaimer: it could just be a very large and happy coincedence. In all my life such a shocking phenomena of this kind has only happened once.

The logical truth: nothing good ever comes of drunk texting someone anyway (incidentally a lesson that I was reminded of on the same night, hypocritically enough), so it should be resisted regardless; it will only damage the chance of them ever contacting you again. And if you do, karma might be kind enough to repay you in communication from the hottie in question. And if you don’t believe in karma then think of it this way: if they don’t contact you anyway, they probably would definitely have not replied to the drunk text in the first place.

Monday’s Blast From The Past - 13/10/14

It’s back (I’m back) after a long, unintentional, summer haitus! I won’t go into my summer in too much detail, but it was very busy, and a roller coaster of emotions, from the worst to the best. Ending on the best though.

This song is for that special someone.

That’s all I’m going to say.

Happy Monday everyone!!

(Source: Spotify)

It’s that time of year again… The Annual Reading Round-Up - 2014

I’m back from this year’s Reading festival, my fourth year in a row now, and as has become a yearly tradition, I’m writing a blog post about it. This is probably the quickest I’ve managed to get a post written after coming back from the fest actually, so round of applause for me!

This year was slightly different for me; I volunteered with the charity Cradle and worked on the main arena checking wristbands. I volunteered once before at Reading, 2 years ago, but then my job was to hand out free beer. Let me tell you, people love you when you’re giving them free beer, not so much when you’re trying to check their wristband…

I was told before applying to volunteer that the work was “easy”. During my first shift I learnt that actually, checking the wristbands of 100,000 drunk youths who want to see some bands is pretty dam intense. First of all, there are about 10-15 different varieties of wristbands and passes that are valid on any given day of the festival, and there are many more ways they can be faked, or transferred from person to person. As a wristband checker you have to identify all of these, and all in about 1 second per person, with one person per second. Not to mention, these people are either drunk, or incredibly high, and you are the only person getting between them and the music, which they payed a lot of money to see. So needless to say, you are not their favourite person in the world.

Whilst most people were relatively co-operative and showed you their wristband, once asked, plenty of people give you a lot of hassle. A lot of people think they’re being funny by not showing you their wristband, giving you the wrong arm, or holding it far above your head, laughing; but this joke gets a bit old after the first 100 who pull it.

Then there’s the very anxious (or very over-excited, they behave the same way), or the guilty, who just rush right past you, without showing you a wristband. This is when it started to get fun. We were each given a whistle to blow if ever we got a “runner”. We’d blow this is anyone gave us hassle, we discovered a fake or loose wristband, or if someone just legged it past us (a “runner”). Then the row of security guards which flanked us would leg it after them and pin them down. Then we could just stand back and smirk at them, feeling all proud and powerful and with a sense of achievment that we’d just stopped a petty criminal from getting into a festival for free.

Unfortunately, as a young female working at a festival like Reading, you get a lot of un-wanted male attention. For starters, volunteering at the festival opened my eyes as to how many males there actually are attending as opposed to females: I’d say it was 70% male, at least. So you get the usual cat-calls and the like, but then since checking wristbands invloves having to obviously get close to someone’s body (only their wrist, but never the less…), there was also some un-wanted physical attention. Some guys would say “Only if you [insert crude action here]” when asked if you could check their wristband, or, since we had to pull on the writband to check it was secure, “I wish you’d tug on something else…”. Others would actually grab your arm in the process and pull you in for a kiss, or a grab of another kind. Luckily I’m quite a hardy girl when it comes to batting that kind of thing off, but I could tell it was bothering some of the other girls in my team.

Despite this though, overall it was a really good experience. It was actually quite fun once you got used to it, and you certainly met some characters! Plus, the charity is a great cause, they help children in war torn areas, and are currently helping a lot of kids in Gaza. We raised thousands for them over the weekend, so that was great!

As well as all that, I did get to see some music in my time off between shifts. I got to see Reading staples Enter Shikari again, who finally brought back Sorry You’re Not A Winner, and played a new song, and were generally mad and crazy fun! I also saw King Charles again, a great feel good festival act, AND a secret set from Jamie T who was so so SO good! I always feel lucky when I catch a secret set, there’s always a great buzz and this was no exception!

I also saw Arctic Monkeys, who I love but live I found them disappointingly mediocre. Plus they were let down by terrible sound, so from where I was standing (about the middle) I could actually hear the other stages over them!

Finally though, I got to see my 2nd favourite live act, Blink-182, thanks to my hero of a supervisor who gave me an hour off to catch most of their set! For me that really made the weekend, and I finally got to hear Stay Together For The Kids!

There’s probably more I could say, and I’ve left loads out, because as per usual this post has gotten long so I’ll leave it there. Thanks so much for reading (if you made it this far)!

Check out Cradle: http://www.cradle.ie/

Until next year!

My exams are over now, thank the lord, but before one of my final, and most difficult, ones I made this beauty of a dinner to give me strength for it. It. Was. DELICIOUS! If I do say so myself!
So much so that I am being kind enough to share it with you, so you too can experience its amazing-ness!
I kind of made it up as I went along, but due to the main ingredients, I imaginatively name it…
LEMON AND LIME CHICKEN
Ingredients:
2 large chicken breasts (or however much chicken you want to use/eat, but change the quantities of the rest of the ingredients accordingly if you want to keep the same strength of taste)
1 whole lemon
2 generous tablespoons of lime pickle (I used Patak’s)
4 large garlic cloves
1 medium-large onion
25g fresh corriander
green olives (pitted, preferably) - as many as you like really, but I used a fair few
olive oil
Method:
[It is really simple]
Cover the bottom of an oven-proof dish with olive oil.
Chop the onion into segments (about 6-8 should come from a medium onion), put them into the dish
Cut the cicken breasts in half and put them in the dish, then grate the zest of the lemon over the chicken. Cut the lemon into quarters and squeeze the juice around the chicken, then place the left-over peel evenly around the dish.
Peel and crush the garlic cloves slightly and place them evenly around the dish. Put the lemon pickle and olives into the dish too. Chop the corriander and sprickle it over the chicken.
Mix it up a bit and put in the oven at 180 degrees celsius (fan oven) and cook for about 40 minutes, or until chicken is done. Give everything a bit of a turn every 10-15 minutes to make sure the chicken stays juicy and the flavour is even.
I served it with savoury rice, but you could serve it with potatoes, or anything you like really!
I also made a really nice sandwich out of the leftovers the next day using an olive ciabata roll. I just left the chicken cold, but it was equally delicious!
Enjoy!
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My exams are over now, thank the lord, but before one of my final, and most difficult, ones I made this beauty of a dinner to give me strength for it. It. Was. DELICIOUS! If I do say so myself!
So much so that I am being kind enough to share it with you, so you too can experience its amazing-ness!
I kind of made it up as I went along, but due to the main ingredients, I imaginatively name it…
LEMON AND LIME CHICKEN
Ingredients:
2 large chicken breasts (or however much chicken you want to use/eat, but change the quantities of the rest of the ingredients accordingly if you want to keep the same strength of taste)
1 whole lemon
2 generous tablespoons of lime pickle (I used Patak’s)
4 large garlic cloves
1 medium-large onion
25g fresh corriander
green olives (pitted, preferably) - as many as you like really, but I used a fair few
olive oil
Method:
[It is really simple]
Cover the bottom of an oven-proof dish with olive oil.
Chop the onion into segments (about 6-8 should come from a medium onion), put them into the dish
Cut the cicken breasts in half and put them in the dish, then grate the zest of the lemon over the chicken. Cut the lemon into quarters and squeeze the juice around the chicken, then place the left-over peel evenly around the dish.
Peel and crush the garlic cloves slightly and place them evenly around the dish. Put the lemon pickle and olives into the dish too. Chop the corriander and sprickle it over the chicken.
Mix it up a bit and put in the oven at 180 degrees celsius (fan oven) and cook for about 40 minutes, or until chicken is done. Give everything a bit of a turn every 10-15 minutes to make sure the chicken stays juicy and the flavour is even.
I served it with savoury rice, but you could serve it with potatoes, or anything you like really!
I also made a really nice sandwich out of the leftovers the next day using an olive ciabata roll. I just left the chicken cold, but it was equally delicious!
Enjoy!
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My exams are over now, thank the lord, but before one of my final, and most difficult, ones I made this beauty of a dinner to give me strength for it. It. Was. DELICIOUS! If I do say so myself!
So much so that I am being kind enough to share it with you, so you too can experience its amazing-ness!
I kind of made it up as I went along, but due to the main ingredients, I imaginatively name it…
LEMON AND LIME CHICKEN
Ingredients:
2 large chicken breasts (or however much chicken you want to use/eat, but change the quantities of the rest of the ingredients accordingly if you want to keep the same strength of taste)
1 whole lemon
2 generous tablespoons of lime pickle (I used Patak’s)
4 large garlic cloves
1 medium-large onion
25g fresh corriander
green olives (pitted, preferably) - as many as you like really, but I used a fair few
olive oil
Method:
[It is really simple]
Cover the bottom of an oven-proof dish with olive oil.
Chop the onion into segments (about 6-8 should come from a medium onion), put them into the dish
Cut the cicken breasts in half and put them in the dish, then grate the zest of the lemon over the chicken. Cut the lemon into quarters and squeeze the juice around the chicken, then place the left-over peel evenly around the dish.
Peel and crush the garlic cloves slightly and place them evenly around the dish. Put the lemon pickle and olives into the dish too. Chop the corriander and sprickle it over the chicken.
Mix it up a bit and put in the oven at 180 degrees celsius (fan oven) and cook for about 40 minutes, or until chicken is done. Give everything a bit of a turn every 10-15 minutes to make sure the chicken stays juicy and the flavour is even.
I served it with savoury rice, but you could serve it with potatoes, or anything you like really!
I also made a really nice sandwich out of the leftovers the next day using an olive ciabata roll. I just left the chicken cold, but it was equally delicious!
Enjoy!
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My exams are over now, thank the lord, but before one of my final, and most difficult, ones I made this beauty of a dinner to give me strength for it. It. Was. DELICIOUS! If I do say so myself!

So much so that I am being kind enough to share it with you, so you too can experience its amazing-ness!

I kind of made it up as I went along, but due to the main ingredients, I imaginatively name it…

LEMON AND LIME CHICKEN

Ingredients:

2 large chicken breasts (or however much chicken you want to use/eat, but change the quantities of the rest of the ingredients accordingly if you want to keep the same strength of taste)

1 whole lemon

2 generous tablespoons of lime pickle (I used Patak’s)

4 large garlic cloves

1 medium-large onion

25g fresh corriander

green olives (pitted, preferably) - as many as you like really, but I used a fair few

olive oil

Method:

[It is really simple]

Cover the bottom of an oven-proof dish with olive oil.

Chop the onion into segments (about 6-8 should come from a medium onion), put them into the dish

Cut the cicken breasts in half and put them in the dish, then grate the zest of the lemon over the chicken. Cut the lemon into quarters and squeeze the juice around the chicken, then place the left-over peel evenly around the dish.

Peel and crush the garlic cloves slightly and place them evenly around the dish. Put the lemon pickle and olives into the dish too. Chop the corriander and sprickle it over the chicken.

Mix it up a bit and put in the oven at 180 degrees celsius (fan oven) and cook for about 40 minutes, or until chicken is done. Give everything a bit of a turn every 10-15 minutes to make sure the chicken stays juicy and the flavour is even.

I served it with savoury rice, but you could serve it with potatoes, or anything you like really!

I also made a really nice sandwich out of the leftovers the next day using an olive ciabata roll. I just left the chicken cold, but it was equally delicious!

Enjoy!

soulatlantic asked:

Lol so I saw your post on Anastacia as I was scrolling through the tag, and she just put another album out! It sounds similar to the Anastacia LP, but with a heavier acoustic sound. Stupid Little Things is the first single. It's Left Outside Alone meets Katy Perry's Roar.

Oh really? That sounds good, I’ll have to check it out! Thanks for letting me know!

I followed Anastacia for a little while after her first album. I know she got cancer, but then beat it (am I right?), but after that I kind of lost track of what she was doing musically. I think they stopped playing her so regularly on the main radio stations, then I stopped listening to regular radio stations, so that probably added to not keeping up with her releases.

thelingerieaddict:

theweekmagazine:

NYC storefront ditches mannequin with protruding ribs

La Perla’s SoHo window display featured a mannequin with sharply protruding ribs dressed in a bikini and holding a beach towel. After an image of the window made its way to the internet, though, the brand was quick to issue an apology for its poor decision.

My thoughts, via the TLA Facebook page:

So this photo from La Perla has been circulating the internet all day, and while I probably won’t write a blog post on it, I did want to comment on it as a lingerie blogger (especially since La Perla, after all, is a lingerie brand).

There's nothing inherently offensive about a ribcage. Some women have visible rib cages. This doesn't mean they have an eating disorder or that they're starving to death or that they're in any way unhealthy. It just means you can see the outline of their ribs (which could be caused by a naturally large ribcage and/or low body fat).

There’s a very wide range of “healthy” and “normal” for women’s bodies. Some women are on the thin side. Some women are on the thick side. And what you may or may not personally find attractive or “sexy” is a completely separate conversation from health. The two should not be confused.

I wish that, instead of removing the mannequins entirely, La Perla saw this as an opportunity to diversify the sizes of the mannequins they use in their stores. There’s nothing wrong with having a thin mannequin. But there is a problem when ALL the mannequins are thin. Turning this conversation into a war on ribcages completely misses the point.

Monday’s Blast rom The Past! - 12/5/14

Remember this?!

Anastacia was great back in the day, anyone know what she’s doing these days?

Feel like listeing to her first album again now…

(I just typed “album” as “exam” and had to correct it, shows what my mind is occupied with right now - THOUGH I am now half way through my exams! :D)

(Source: Spotify)

liamdryden:

hermionejg:

inkandash:

fancyfranzy:

gildatheplant:

bobbyandjackieandjack:

You see that?  The motherfucking QUEEN OF ENGLAND is taking a selfie.  NONE OF Y’ALL BITCHES HAVE A LEG TO STAND ON AGAINST SELFIES ANYMORE OKAY

Her cellphone case has corgis booping noses. That’s frickin adorable.

Why do I find this picture so funny?

WILLIAM STOP MAKING BUNNY EARS ON GRANDMA THIS INSTANT …

Everyone knows this isn’t actually them, right? It’s a team of impersonators.

Yeah, come on guys, like the Queen would ever sit that close to Camilla.

I have to reblog this because my mum is in this picture, and then I see it on my dash! The fact that people were mistaking my Mum for actual royalty on tumblr is kind of hilarious/surreal

(probably the closest I’ll get to tumblr fame too…)

(Source: mike-olantern)

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