Category Archives: People

The Politicians With Their Debut Album Lies, Debt and Broken Promises

Well, that sounds like a bitter album title, but it’s not meant to be. I was trying to think of a name that they could use and this seemed appropriate.

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Channel 4, Why Are You So Rubbish?

Paralympic Movement flag

Paralympic Movement flag (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have been addicted to and absolutely loved the Olympics and it is an affair that has kept on going with the Paralympics. The events for the latter have been astonishing and Ellie Simmonds is my new hero. The sport has been tense and thrilling, Team GB inspiring and each gold medal moment is a moment etched in history.

I love it, I love the fact that I’ve been watching sports I don’t usually, during the Olympics I was an avid follower of the Taekwondo, the dressage and the show jumping, at the moment I love the swimming, wheelchair basketball and the visually impaired football. Continue reading

Free Pussy Riot

Free Pussy Riot Toronto Rally

Free Pussy Riot Toronto Rally (Photo credit: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla)

Okay, so I get that things are different in Russia. I get that it’s stricter there and that things we couldn’t conceive happening here happen there.

Like being arrested for protesting.

Sure Pussy Riot performed in a church/cathedral wearing balaclavas but when you really get down to the nitty-gritty of it all they were doing was protesting. Everyone has the right to protest, everyone should be able to protest without the fear of being thrown in jail. Continue reading

A Word From the Minister

Late last night I was given my overall results for my degree, which means I can give to you that Robert Hardy interview I’ve been promising for a while.

He was absolutely brilliant, such an interesting man with a lot to say and I will be forever grateful that an acting star such as himself took the time out of his day to help a journalism student with their work.

A fair warning though, it’s a bit long.

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Random Day Full of Musical Dogs, Titanic and Books

Yesterday my last ever student grant went into my account (it’s actually called the summer grant, my friends have laughed quite often at this) and I planned to buy tonnes of books, but that didn’t really happen so mum and I sort of had a random day out in Southampton.

I bought my boyfriend a birthday present (it was actually his birthday on Tuesday so I feel pretty guilty that I didn’t have anything for him before now) and then I headed into HMV because I wanted to see if they sold the Game of Thrones book for cheap while I was searching for it my mum found something else. Continue reading

Second Red Carpet in Less Than a Year.

Soooooooooooooooooooooo, I went back to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour for its grand opening. Twas just as good the second time round but I must admit that the day was more about the Red Carpet later that day.

This time everything had been constructed. The first time round Privet Drive, Tom Riddle’s Grave and Godric’s Hollow weren’t quite finished but in just over a week they had all been entirely transformed. Buckbeak was also moving this time, if you get your timing right he bows down to you. Continue reading

Why do People want to Kill Anette Olzon?

Kill Anette Olzon.

Oh no, not my words, never my words. These are actually the words someone searched in whatever search engine to arrive at my blog. Guess what? This isn’t even the first time they’ve cropped up. Continue reading

I Would Just Like to Say Thank You

Well I would just like to say a massive thank you to Becky from Blogs-Of-A-Bookaholic. Not only has she taken the time to spam…I mean contact her blogging friends to help me out with my major project (on that note I would also like to thank Two Bullets Five Zombies and Novel Journeys for answering her call, it’s much appreciated!) but she’s also gone and nominated me for the Candle Lighter Award because I’m one of the best at lighting candles….maybe.   Continue reading

The BRIT Awards are Almost here, Will this Year’s Critic’s Choice Live up to the History?

On 21 February the BRIT awards will be taking place again. You might remember last year when Adele gave her first performance of Someone Like You, you know, the one that had everyone captivated and started her along the road of extraordinary success that she’s enjoyed this past year.

There’s one award that we know the result of before the ceremony airs on TV and that’s the Critic’s Choice Award. It has a habit of choosing the next big thing in British music. I mean look at its history: Florence and the Machine, Adele, Jessie J and Ellie Goulding (actually to be fair I’m not a fan of the last one).

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On a Bit of a Roll

So, I’ve made some progress with my Major Project. Continue reading