Tuesday, 10 August 2010



So what have Cher, Christina Aguilera and Kristin Bell all have in common? That's right they all star in the 2010 film Burlesque!
Anything including singing, dancing and Cher is a hit with me so I can not wait untill this comes out,17th December, being the UK release date according to IMDb.
Small town girl Ali (Christina Aguilera) heads to Los Angeles and finds herself working as a waitress in a burlesque club, she soon falls in love with the art of burlesque and from the trailer I think we can all gather that the club falls in love with Ali and her voice.
Sequins, glitter, heels and eye candy for both the ladies and men, this film in my opinion is going to be a huge hit and I can not wait to be front row with my popcorn =]

Monday, 9 August 2010

Book Worm Alert!!

Charity shops are turning me into a book worm, they are just so cheap, £3.70 for 5 books!!! You can't even buy 1 book in Waterstones for that price.
Now I just have to find the time in between the gym and sleeping to read them all, thank goodness I have a holiday next week =]
I get a little nervous when buying a book, many things run through my head 'what happens if I don't like it', 'what happens if it's sad, I don't want to cry' and 'is this a series, if so have I got the first book, or am I going to start half way through the story'. I tell you it's a nightmare, this is why a charity shop is a much safer place for me to go, less choice and less pennies leaving my purse.

'The Girl Next Door' by Elizabeth Noble (number 1 bestselling author of Things I Want My Daughter To Know) was my first choice, mainly because i'm a bit addicted to anything to do with the Upper East Side at the moment and it's about a girl from the UK living in on New York's Upper East Side. 
So I haven't got further than the first page because there are nearly 4 sides just naming the characters!! Now does this mean i am going to have to keep flicking back and forth just to see who David Schulman (one of the many characters) is.... I really hope not!
When I have finished, hopefully more than just the character descriptions, I shall let you know.


Friday, 6 August 2010

Bon Appetit

[image- foodchannel.com]

Earlier today I honestly thought I had nothing to do, see or read, oh how very wrong I was.
Julie & Julia starring Meryl Streep is one of the most delightful (not a word I get to use very often when describing a film) films I have seen recently. There was a smile across my face for the majority of the movie, due to the brilliant acting and also the wonderful story.
Nora Ephron truly celebrates Julia Childs passion for cooking, her book Mastering The Art Of French Cooking, allowed American suburbia to recreate those mouth watering delights that France had to offer post war. The story of the cookbook writer Julia Childs (Meryl Streep) is inter cut with the day to day life of Julie Powell (Amy Adams), whose life in New York post 9/11 is unfulfilling for the wannabe writer.
Julie sets herself a challenge, allowing a year to cook all 524 recipes of her idol Julia Childs, whilst documenting there success on her blog.
Julie and Julia grew up decades apart and never met, but both had a passion for food, which they then shared with the world through a book and a blog.
This beautifully told story of love of food and of husbands, is now one of my favourite films of all time.
I can imagine the snow falling, whilst I am snuggled on the sofa with a big mug of hot chocolate watching this lovely film =]