Life Experience

17 Degrees and Light Showers

Hi, hello, hi, erm in case you weren’t aware, it’s August. The eight month of the year in which summer is supposed to greet us Brits with warm and luscious sunshine. Ahem. It’s thundered, it’s lightened and it’s rained buckets all over the past week – we’re lucky that York’s river hasn’t burst its banks yet. And here I am whining about the weather again, but seriously though. It’s August, my complaints are perhaps more legitimate than they usually are. 

Rainy days are the time for watching films and God bless Netflix because I am watching The Desolation of Smaug FINALLY. The only time I’ve actually watched it is on the plane from Mexico and let me tell you, I wasn’t in the most concentrated mood. So I’ve got The Hobbit on, and the rain at the window and to be frank, it’s quite peaceful. Maybe that’s because everybody’s at work or out at the minute, but it’s nice and chilled – other than the bright yellow light in the middle of the living room; I don’t think the landlord has heard of mood lighting. At least I can see.

As I’m sure you know by now, I am constantly forgetting to update this blog, which doesn’t do it justice because I’ve been doing it for about five years now and it deserves updating. There’s never anything interesting to say though which is why I’m here writing a post about nothing in particular. The weather seems to be my favourite topic so it seems that all I can do is small-talk. Small-blog hehe. Okay. Enough of that. 

I’m starting two new jobs soon (two very different ones at that) so there should be some interesting stories come out of those. Unless you don’t like trains, but I’ll get into that later.

Please have a very happy week, I know it’s Monday but it’ll be Friday soon and I’ll find some sort of topic before you can say WordPress. 

Thank you.

Entertainment, Film

The Desolation of Smaug

It’s looming. It’s getting ever so close and I am absolutely buzzing for it. I’ve got three posters from somewhere on Google and thought I’d share them with you, so let’s have a nice little discussion about the pure awesomeness that we be bestowed upon us before long!

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Here we see Martin Freeman/Bilbo Baggins/Dr. Watson kinda breaking the fourth wall, looking rather worried at something. Ooh there’s going to be a lot more of this facial expression, seeing as that’s all there was in the first one. Not saying this is a bad thing, I love his character 😀
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This one’s all dramatic, right? Right?? It’s all misty and mysterious and vague but we know exactly what’s going to happen. For those of you who need it explaining, Bilbo is going in that big scary door. Yah.
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I do believe this is the latest one in which we are shown Benedict Cumberbatch’s scarily yellow eye with Bilbo in the reflection. Looks like there’s gonna be a massive fight. Beaut. (Btw, it’s not actually Benedict’s eye. He’s not a dragon IRL)

So we’re all excited, yes?? AND LEGOLAS IS IN THIS ONE. Score! 😉

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Entertainment, Film, Review

Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

All you have to do now is go to your local cinema and buy a ticket to see The Hobbit, The-Hobbit-Posterbefore you’ve even read what I have to say. I think it’s safe to say that we all knew that this film would be amazing, especially if we’ve already seen The Lord of the Rings Trilogy which we all have of course…right?

From start to finish, in fact before the film even started I loved it and even though it’s massive in its length it doesn’t feel like you’re sitting there for three hours. True to tradition, it’s exciting, action packed and amazing to watch, New Zealand is so pretty! And as a bonus for everyone, Martin Freeman is in it. I’ve seen it twice now and admittedly, the first time I kept thinking every so often, ‘Why is John Watson fighting trolls?’ but it wasn’t an issue and then the second time he was all Bilbo, no Watson. He’s so cute, one of Britain’s gems and I think he was the perfect choice for sweet lil Bilbo Baggins, who actually turns out to be a badass.

And Gandalf! Ah!

I told myself I wouldn’t say much about this film because you already know how amazing it is, even before you’ve seen it and I just know that you’ll be seeing it pretty soon. Enjoy.

And I already bought a poster and a calendar. Beaut.