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Friday, 30 October 2015

My Obsessions #4

"Be yourself. Be unique. Be a monster."

It's been a little while since my last My Obsessions post and this particular one is a past obsession that I'm sort of picking up again. Everyone knows from my Toys 'n' Stuff posts that I collect a number of different toys, including dolls, but what you probably don't realise is the extent of my doll obsession. So here is a photo that will give you a little bit of a clue.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Halloween | Baking Buns

"My idea of baking is buying a ready-make cake mix and throwing in an egg."
Cilla Black

Today's post is yet another poor attempt at baking. I often see other people's creations and think, I'm a mildly artistic person... I can totally pull that off. Well, I'm always wrong. Always. Even cutting baking corners with Betty Crocker's finest, my buns always end up looking like a five year old made them. I mean they taste good and all, hard to go wrong with a pre-made mix, but I won't be entering a prettiest cupcake contest any time soon. Despite this I continue in my efforts and sharing them with you guys. So on with the buns!

Monday, 26 October 2015

My Week In Words | #43 2015

"Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity."
Robert M. Pirsig

Welcome to this week's instalment of My Week In Words! I didn't feel great this week but it wasn't a total loss as I got a little surge of creativity! Which is always good. I'm just hoping it lasts for quite a while as I've enjoyed it. Other than that this week was filled with a trip down memory lane and ice hockey! ...But not as much ice hockey as there should have been. Anyway, this post covers from Sunday 18th to Saturday 24th of October. Enjoy!

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Bloo's Reviews | A Lover's Lament

“That’s the great thing about love … it finds you. And when it’s true love, it doesn’t go away, and you just know. You don’t have to wonder or guess, because it just … is.” 
A Lover's Lament

I read a lot of books. I mean a lot of books. In quick succession. So many that they've all sort of merged into a big melting pot of dirty talk and hotness. Because obviously the only books I read are romance novels because I have no actual love life to speak of. But I digress. I get through them so fast and on to the next one that any critique I have for the previous book kind of gets a bit hazy before I have a chance to write a review. It's the reason I have only reviewed a couple of books to date. Perhaps I could take notes as I go along but who has the time? Eh, probably a more organised blogger than me. However, after reading A Lover's Lament I felt like I couldn't not review it. It stuck with me, so here I am.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Arts 'n' Crafts | Blogger Costume Portraits

"An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture."
Jean Cocteau

It's been a while since I've done an Arts 'n' Crafts post and after getting the digital doodling bug this week I thought why not doodle some of my favourite bloggers for a blog post! I also figured since Halloween is coming up that I would doodle them dressed in costumes. And thus the idea for blogger costume portraits was born. I had hoped to get more done but apparently I'm super slow and only ended up getting three drawn. However, there are some other bloggers I would have liked to have doodled so perhaps I'll do more in the future. 

I haven't drawn much recently, especially digital and especially portraits, so these are far from perfect masterpieces. I always get nervous drawing people I know in case I make them look bad but as they say, practice makes perfect. I hope you guys don't mind being my muses. 

Monday, 19 October 2015

My Week In Words | #42 2015

"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."
Joseph Campbell

Welcome to this week's My Week In Words. This week's post covers from Sunday 11th to Saturday 17th of October. Not long until Halloween now! This week was full of Halloween and ice hockey fun. Enjoy! 

Friday, 16 October 2015

Halloween | Pumpkins & Other Fun

"Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin."
Simone Schwarz-Bart

After my last post I was really looking forward to finally getting to do some of the Halloween themed activities I had planned. I didn't expect to actually have the chance to do any of it until later in the week but Eva ended up taking a day off work as she wasn't well. She'd also heard a friend had been taken into hospital so in the afternoon when she was in a little less pain, and to take her mind off things, we decided to carve our pumpkins! The last time I carved a pumpkin was around four or five years ago when I was still with my ex. I swore back then I would never do it again because it totally wrecked me, but I figured I'd try and be less of a lil bitch about it this time and attempt it again.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Halloween | Halloweeny In-Spirit-ion!

"Eat, drink and be scary."

Yes, yes. I know the title is a reach. 

I love Halloween but it's something that I haven't really had the chance to celebrate much since I was a kid and used to get dressed up - a term I use loosely - and go out Halloween rhyming. I've always wished for an invitation to some big fancy Halloween party. Much like the ones you see in American films. However, the last few years I've celebrated Halloween sat at my laptop, apart from last year as there was an ice hockey game. I didn't dress up but I wish I had as others did. I usually do my make up and take some photos, which I at least had a legit reason for last year as I made a blog post out of it. Here's a photo from last year.

Monday, 12 October 2015

My Week In Words | #41 2015

"Life is a succession of moments, to live each one is to succeed."
Corita Kent

Welcome to this week's My Week In Words. We're almost half way through October already and it won't be long until Halloween is here! I cannot believe it. Anyway, today's post covers from Sunday 4th to Saturday 10th of October. Enjoy! 

Friday, 9 October 2015

Bloo's Reviews | Kawaii Box

"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."
Elbert Hubbard

I had wanted to try Kawaii Box for a long time and finally got around subscribing for their July box. I feel like the build up to finally subscribing, coupled with buying from Blippo and then the wait for the box to actually arrive contributed to a slight anticlimax. Don't get me wrong, I got some cute things. Things that I love. But I wasn't overwhelmed like I thought I would be. I had hoped to have this post up quite a while ago and have since gotten my second Kawaii Box but I figured I would just review the first since I've had the photos taken for a while. I probably won't bother reviewing the August box. I forgot it was a recurring one month plan and didn't cancel it in time or I probably wouldn't have gone for a second.  Anyway, on with the box!

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

My Love Of Fan Videos #2

"Where words fail, music speaks."
Hans Christian Andersen

If you have been reading my blog for a while you may remember the first of this My Love Of Fan Videos series. In this series I either share my favourite fan videos of the moment or my favourite songs to find used in them. You can check out my first instalment here. It explains a little more about my love of fan videos and why I love them. In this post I am going to share five of my favourite songs I love to find used in videos and why. As well as an example of that song being used perfectly!

Disclaimer: Videos will most likely have spoilers. 

Monday, 5 October 2015

My Week In Words | #40 2015

"The more we do, the more we can do."
William Hazlitt

Welcome to this week's My Week In Words. I can't believe we're done with yet another month and into October! October is going faster than I'd like already. Before we know it we'll be done with Halloween and on to Christmas. Okay okay, I'm getting ahead of myself. Anyway! This post covers from Sunday 27th of September to Saturday 3rd of October. Enjoy! 

Friday, 2 October 2015

Television | Cancelled Too Soon

"In TV, you usually don't get a chance to fix anything. It's always easier to cancel something than fix it."
Nick Zano

In today's post I list five series we had to say goodbye to before we were ready. Beloved characters we would never see again and cliffs we'd forever hang over. It is said that time heals all wounds but I'm not sure that person had ever fallen in love with a series and it's characters only to have it ripped away with no closure. So here are five series that were cancelled too soon. They may be gone but they will never be forgotten.
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