Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Belated Christmas

Posting this a little late though I actually wrote it on Christmas day... don't know what happened there...

Merry Christmas!

So it's the later hours of Christmas day, and it gets to the point where the excitement has passed and you realise that it's another 365 sleeps until you get to do Christmas morning all over again. And that's a little sad. To think it's one of those things that you just look forward to so desperately every year. And the closer it gets the more exciting it is, the anticipation builds until you can barely take it as you attempt to sleep on Christmas Eve despite knowing half of your presents anyway...

Why do we get so excited about Christmas? Is it the childhood memories of the magic there once was that holds a strong tie with your mind to always continue to be so excited even after the magic isn't quite there anymore? Is it the anticipation of so many people getting presents at one time?

Did you get what you wanted for Christmas? From something as simple as contact with family and friends to extravagant presents received from loved ones I hope that you had an enjoyable Christmas. I have certainly had a very merry one. It hasn't been perfect but what ever really is?


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Santa Clause is coming!

I feel like Santa Clause, about to embark on my Christmas shopping spree to get hopefully all of the gifts for all the people I need to get gifts for! And while so many people dread such an occasion I am excited! I'm excited to head off to the shopping centre, even though it's going to be disgusting busy! And I hope they're playing some Christmas Carols very loudly! I've sort of made a list, though I'm not as organised as I planned to be I think it will be ok. Hopefully I can tick just about everything off the list! I love Christmas!

Wish me luck!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Eleven Sleeps

So today I went to the gym twice. That's how committed to the gym I am. And I'm just a little bit stressed about the festive season and what I'm going to do about not being able to get to the gym, my gym, and do my program. What's wrong with me? It literally runs my life! but I love it. The feeling you get after you've completed your program for the session is so fantastically awesome. Maybe I'm a gym junkie after all.

Due to circumstances and rearrangements of my day I ended up having muesli at three o'clock in the afternoon... as a late lunch! And boy was it good. I just thought I would tell you because it seemed kinda of funny.

Had re-enrolement today. Nearly got into a spot of trouble with my silly plastic cards that have these spending limits on them. How could something that is quite a good idea be so inconvenient?! Anyway, I got there in the end and am officially re-enrolled and will continue to be a full-time student!

Christmas is only eleven sleeps away! And I'm yet to put a real dent in my gift purchasing list. I have this theory that if I make a good list i will be able to go and get it all done in one day... We'll see I guess! So excited to do it though. I'm actually really looking forward to it.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

myStyle/$pent #004

myStyle/$pent #004, October 2011.

So it's a little late... but better late than never!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Flave #002

The Flave #002

Face the Music. It’s hard not to have a giggle watching this when you see not only a much younger Patrick Dempsey than accustomed to but also this squeakier younger voice that he lets do the talking. I tend to enjoy Molly Ringwald in her golden days too. So apart from it being a typically predictable storyline about a young couple who fell in love and then went through a traumatic break-up only to years later have to put aside their differences and work together and of course one of them is engaged and things get complicated, I totally enjoyed it for what it was. 3/5

Also watched No ReservationsCatherine Zeta Jones is beautiful and tends to be pretty good but I don’t know about this one. I didn’t mind the film but I do feel like there was something missing, like the forgot one of the ingredients in this recipe. Aaron Eckhart is rather sweet and ragged as the leading man. And the sweet Abigail Breslin is cute as the heartbroken child and is soon to be the new IT girl I believe! She seems to be increasing her filmography quite rapidly! Overall I'd give the movie a 2.5/5.

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. Went and checked it out at the cinema the other week. Of course in total excitement and anticipation as we have been waiting a long while for this film. I think there were definitely some scenes in this film that as expected were very hard to watch for the squeamish of us out there. I have heard of someone passing out while viewing. And I don’t really blame them. I did enjoy it, I think I have this silly biased opinion towards anything Twilight though. And I’m not going to say there weren’t a few things that bugged me throughout the film. For one, Kristin Stewarts inability to actually smile. And often seeming as though she cannot close her mouth either. And there is this one really terrible wolf pack scene with an atrocious voice over that is the discussion in their heads. But apart from that I think it did the book as best justice that perhaps they could. As always Taylor Lautner, I thought delivered well. And Robert Pattinson was ok. I would definitely go and see it again. If it wouldn’t cost me a cent. And I am impatiently awaiting Part two despite it being a total build up to nothing and them being as cruel as they can and making us all wait an entire twelve months for the release. Having said all of this there is a part of me that just wonders that if perhaps there were different stars playing the two leading roles of Bella and Edward that perhaps it would be a better film. I feel like at times they have this awkward almost lack of chemistry. But maybe that’s the directors fault. Perhaps they didn’t shoot it as well as they could have… Anyway. Enough Twilight. 4/5.

So as I have previously mentioned my intention of going out and purchasing the A Team artist, Ed Sheeran’s album +, I did so and I have to say I am far from disappointed with it. I adore it! This guy has the sweetest tracks and I have had it on repeat quite a bit! Particular favourite tracks are Kiss MeDrunk, Wake Me Up, Small Bump, This, Lego House, Give Me Love and of course A Team. These all have the 4 star rating on my iTunes. I’m particularly in love with Kiss Me. It’s just the sweetest, and so catchy. But the whole album is just sublime. I just love the sound he has going on. Definitely worth a listen if you enjoy Ed’s A Team track that is getting killed on the radio at the moment! But it is gorgeous. He’s gorgeous. What a cutie! Overall 4.7/5.

Adam is an interesting film starring the dreamy Hugh Dancy as Adam and our very own Australian actress the sweet Rose Byrne as the leading lady, Beth. Adam is a film that pulls at your heart strings as you watch Adam, a young man that has aszburgus and the development of his relationship with the new girl in his apartment building. That is in his apartment building that he is now living alone in his two bedroom apartment that he previously shared with his now late father. Constantly feeling pangs of emotion in those moments of Adam’s awkward honesty. I feel like I was educated by watching this film and would recommend it. It’s quite sweet watching Adam and Beth’s relationship develop and overcoming the obstacles of Adam’s disability. 3/5

Revolutionary Road, starring the experienced Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet, this film is actually quite depressing in the end. But I liked it. The love story of two young and ambitious people, April and Frank, determined not to end up in the norm of life of just letting each day pass like the last. They fall for each other and then a few children and several years later realize they had ended up exactly where they had intended not to be. Both having lost interest in each other April tries to re-light their flame, proposing that they uproot the family and move to France. Difficult choices have to be made in the face of this decision and there is no happy ending to it all. Kate and Leonardo are just fantastic. I did enjoy this one and can see why it achieved three Oscar nominations! 3.7/5. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Celebrations all around!

So today is the second birthday of my littlest brother. So my sisters and I made him the cutest cake! One of my sisters made a butter cake and then we decorated with freckles, jelly beans and m&m's and a lot of buttery icing! It's pretty cute! Check it out...

It was rather tasty if I do say so myself!

This is also my 100th post! Woohoo!

So in spirit of that party I have eaten far too much food at this point! Time to have a break before dinner, will possibly burst by the end of the day! But it's ok. It's Saturday. It's my day off! And I'm just not going to think of the food I've consumed today. Or at least try not to.