Tuesday

30 Day Song Challenge - Day 11 - a song from your favourite band

Day 11 - a song from your favourite band

It wouldnt be anyone else but Kosheen would it really?


Kosheen - Slip And Slide Suicide

Friday

30 Day Song Challenge - Day 9

Day 9 - A song you can dance to


I  can dance to a lot of songs, but anyone close to me will understand this track is a bit of a classic for me when it comes to dancing. If I hear it and I'm out I will do a sily dance routine like a 14 year old :D haha


Wednesday

30 Day Song Challenge - Day 7 - Glastonbury 02

Day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event 


Ok I'm going to be a bit cheeky and post an actual video of this band/song at an event - it was the time I fell in love with Kosheen. I saw them live at Glastonbury in 2002 and fell head over heels with this band. It was an awesome weekend and when I listen to Kosheen it takes me back to Glasto 02 :D




Monday

30 Day Song Challenge - Day 6 - A song that reminds you of somewhere



A song that reminds you of somewhere - This song reminds me of Route 66  (a club in Portsmouth - now renamed Pure) On a Monday night @ Delight (a weekly alternative/indie aimed at students etc night)

Dancing the night away with friends and getting a bit hammered!

Sunday

30 Day Song Challenge - Day 5

Day 5 - A song that reminds you of someone



This always reminds me of my mum. She used to play Melanie a lot when I was younger so brings back memories of her singing it round the house when we lived in Portchester

Saturday

30 Day Song Challenge - Day 4

A song that makes you sad - Kosheen - I want it all


Just always makes me think back to when I wanted to be with Matt (b4 we were together) and how much I needed him to be all mine.









I could only find a live version of this track but its still sung just as beautiful




Tide keeps rolling in
I stand watching it
Keep on
giving it to
us
Silence over me
Keep on holding me
Every night
I know where you sleep
And it's hurting me
It's hurting me


When I want it all
For myself
I want it all
I want him for myself
I want it all
 

You tease me
Telling me
It's over
Wait and see
Leave it
You're lying
When you tell me
You're not happy
Come to me
For sympathy
Every night
I know where you sleep
And it's hurting me
It's hurting me



Tide keeps rolling in
I stand watching
As you keep on
giving it to
her
Keep on
Keep it on
Time isn't holding us
Isn't after us
It's hurting me

Friday

Flashback Friday - Portchester Castle

 I''m not sure of the dates of these photos, they were all taken at Portchester Castle  I should have asked my mum. I'm guessing I was about 9/10 maybe I'm not really sure. I loved going there, and lived locally at some points in my life - I moved about a lot as a kid.

 I want to take Jared there one day for a day out, its only a 15 min  train ride and a 20 min walk away, just gotta find a day thats nice and hopefully take him in the summer.

I went over to my mums house yesterday and scanned in the photos of me and her and uploaded them to FB for her. I love old photos! The one of my and my brother I had scanned into my PC a while ago.
Me and my mum
Me and my older brother Martin

Me and my mum again

If you want to take part in Flashback Friday and share your own memories head over to Café Bébé



30 Day Song Challenge - Day 3

Day 3 - A song that makes you happy



It's actually a song on a mix CD that runs all as one track, and this is my fave part of it, I cant get this particular track mix as a single I have to play the full 67 minutes of it - unless I go on youtube! :)

It always makes me happy to listen to it for certain reasons

I love the lyrics

Can't wait 'till this day is over, can't wait for this day to be done.
Can't wait feel the end is closer, you can't keep me holding on.
'Cause I'm drown by a feeling, the night is calling me.
I'm ready to start living, where music flows free.

Take me or leave me, I am what I will be.
Live young and so free, make this reality.
Break through and feel it, just like that first kiss.
And now you won't miss, life is bliss, could bliss be this? Yeah!

Midnight, the real me,
I'm shining, oh can't you see?
Midnight, I'm letting myself go,
I'm lost in the rythm, the night takes control.

Can't get up I must come down, can't get the bells to stop ringing.
Can't reject and leave now, 9 to 5 has lost its meaning.
Dear I'm sure you know this feeling, you know what's on my mind.
'Cause when the night comes i'm leaving, leaving it all behind.

Take me or leave me, I am what I will be.
Live young and so free, make this reality.
Break through and feel it, just like that first kiss.
And now you want this, life is bliss, could bliss be this? Yeah! 

Thursday

30 Day Song Challenge - Day 2

 Your least favorite song


This is hard. I can think of loads of toss I don't like, I don't think I can  pinpoint it to one particular song though. So just a song/artist that I don't like right now is Justin Bieber and that Baby Baby Baby song. See I dont even know what the actual title is for it. Argh  well gets on my nerves. I'm not even going to post a music video to show it. 

Wednesday

30 Day Song Challenge - Day 1 - Your favorite song

Ok so I've decided to take part in the challenge of songness :)

Day 1 - Your favorite song


I have a lot of songs I consider to be faves. Loads. Im fact I really had to think about it. I even looked at my most played tracks on Last FM to have a think about it! and it still took a lot to narrow it down.

Anyway here;s what I have narrowed it down to for the time being. A lot of my other favourites will feature in the challenge




Shy FX & T-Power - Feelings

It's a fab tune, reminds me of lots of dancy times :) The video is totally rubbish, but I don't like it because of the video!

Tuesday

Metal Mummy's Movie Meme - Week 4

Hooray time for another Metal Mummy's Moveie Meme.


I was skipped last week as I 
didn't have a clue about directors. This week's topic however is a great theme as its an actor from one of my favourite films. 


Leonardo DiCaprio


I have always loved him in The Beach. It's not everyone cup of tea, most people tell me they think its an awful film. However I really liked it. 






The plot (via IMDBTwenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.





My favourite part of the film is when they find "the beach" paradise. Its beautiful. With Moby's song Porcelain (the song in the trailer above) playing as they see it for the first time, its amazing. I love the romance between Richard and Françoise too




The soundtrack on the film is really good too


Leonardo in the film is great, I think he portrays the role really well. Ok its likely this inst his best performance,  but overall I like the character he plays. Plus I was a teenager back when it came out. I had it on VHS and watched it over and over. It helps that Leo is pretty too :)






The film goes off in a weird direction after a while and sometimes I just like the it while everything is perfect, but perfect doesn't last and everything goes tits up, the film takes a dark turn and I think that's what makes it interesting


The other film I love of his is Titanic (another I watched to death) I also enjoyed Inception and Shutter Island


I have Revolutionary Road (with Leo and Kate Winslet) recorded on my V+ box to watch too, this has prompted me to get round to watching it!


Anyway check out more DiCaprio fans (or some people who may slate him) and join in with your own opinions over at Metal Mummy's Movie Meme

Friday

Flashback Friday - 17 years young

Flashback Friday

A meme I love as I love photos especially old ones!


Here's me aged about 16/17 look at that tiny tummy! Skinny arms and just tiny me!


Heres another one of how small I was. I'm slighty vain and I love these few pics of myself. Just a bit sad I can't be that small - but I was prob a bit too small, but I was 16/17! 


and another...





Check out more old photos at Café Bébé and link up too :)

Thursday

What's going on with me

Sat here thinking about how I have not really wrote a blog in while, I've done a few blog memes but that's about it. I've been ultra lazy with it all recently. I'm reading a lot of blogs, but no effort to be a good blogger this month!

So what's going on with me. Last month we celebrated 2 big things. The first was that me and Matt have been together for 5 years, we had a lovely weekend of going out drinking and being child free :)
The 2nd big thing was Jared's third birthday, Matt and I took him to the Blue Reef Aquarium. Jared wasn't overly excited he just wanted to go outside!


It was a nice morning out and I wanted to do some other things at the seafront, however the weather was awful so we just popped to Waitrose on the way home and brought lots of lovely yummy things to pig out on together and had a nice family day. Then his Aunty Sarah and Aunty Leigh came over we ate lots of yummy cake.

My mind is struggling to think about what else I have been up to recently. So that will do for now!

Well today I decided to call a nursery to arrange enrolling Jared and we have an interview and to have a look around. Its also just a 2 min walk from our home so very handy. If he does end up going there he will start in May for 15 hrs a week spread over 3/4 days. Will be really good for Jared to socialise and learn some new things.

I've been cooking a lot too recently. Something I really am starting to enjoy, I used to think I can't cook, so I'm not going to, but my confidence has grown and I can attempt a few things now.

Anyway I  was asked to write a blog post today over at southseascene.blogspot.com as I Tweeted about some photos of Southsea I had taken - check out the blog and see my post and photos :)

Listography - 5 Pet Hates

Have just discovered a new meme. Listography @ Kate Takes 5 -  This weeks theme is Pet Hates.


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And now I have to choose my 5 pet hates

1. Cyclists.
I don't mind if they ride on the road or on a designated cycle path. But when grown adults ride a bike on the pavement and expect me to move out of there way I get so angry I could push them off. I'm not moving for you - you should be cycling on the road!!! (Kids on bikes on pavements are fine, they are still learning, over the age of 14 is not acceptable!)

2. Cars that don't indicate.
I walk everywhere. I don't drive, but what really annoys me is if I'm out and about and trying to cross a road and I see a car coming I will wait, then it turns into another road without indicating. If I had seen the car indicate I could have already crossed without waiting for the stupid car to come past. I know indicators are mainly for other motorists, and if there are no cars about  drivers don't use them as much, but think about pedestrians! Taxi drivers are the worst for this!

3. Dog mess. 
There are dog mess bins up and down the streets where I live. However I find myself having to dodge dog mess on a daily basis. It's lazy of dog owners not to pick it up. Jared doesn't always look at the floor when he is walking and I have to direct him around the shit that is on the street. It's vile. It was worse when I had the pushchair and my wheels went through it.

4. People Who Type Like This Every Time They Write Anything. For No Good Reason
You don't start every word with a capital letter. Also people who type like this - I lyKe yOo aNd ThiNk thAt yoU aRe gReat. What is the point, it is difficult to read and makes you look like a 5 year old. I have a few FB friends who start every word with a capital letter and it drives me bonkers. Please stop doing it!

5. Female hygiene/sanitary adverts
Seriously do you really need to see a sanitary towel on a roller coaster or on a bucking bronco! As those are the things that show us how it works. They are stupid and annoying. Adverts for thrush tablets annoy me too. If you had a problem down there you would look up these kind of products yourself or see your GP. They make me cringe.

If you want to join in click the link above and pick up the button link up your post too :)

Tuesday

Blogging from bed.

Just installed a Blogger app on my phone. So can blog from anywhere. Also found Google reader for android too.

Jared has been poorly with a cold and cough the last few days. Heartbreaking to see him upset over it and not being able to help. Lucky I got to leave work early today so I could spend more time with him.

Hope he wakes up feeling better.

Metal Mummy's Movie Meme - Week 2 Black and White


This week the theme is Black and White. Now I could think of some modern films that have a black and white twist, but I couldnt think of many films that I had watched and really really enjoyed. Then I kept thinking of some old 1930's musicals and tried my hardest to remember which one I watched! After going through many clips on Youtube I narrowed it down to this


Shall we Dance

The plot via Wikipedia Peter P Peters (Astaire), an American ballet dancer billed as 'Petrov' dances for a ballet company in Paris owned by the bumbling Jeffrey Baird (Horton). Peters secretly wants to blend classical ballet with modern jazz dancing, and when he sees a photo of tapdancer Linda Keene (Rogers), he falls in love with her. He contrives to meet her, but she's less than impressed. They meet again on a liner travelling back to New York. Unknown to them, a plot is launched as a publicity stunt, 'proving' that they're actually married. Peters and Keene, unable to scotch the rumour, decide to actually marry and immediately divorce. But they discover that they prefer being married.




I love Fred Astaire and I love old musicals. I love the glamour and the comedy of these films. I cant say a lot about this film as I watched it once on tv and my memory is shocking these days. But I do enjoy a musical, especially the old classic hollywood black and whites. However now we have Sky movies and HD I don't see much of the TCM channel anymore!

It was really hard to find clips of the actual full songs, I guess from copyright, only parts of dancing and peoples own made clips with music not from the film over the top.

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