Thursday 30 April 2015

So as many of you know (or if you don't), I just got back from spending a fun couple of days in the Big Apple! Any of you reading this who have visited the city can agree it is an overwhelming and beautiful city, and you're never short of something to do! I've tried to stay away from talking about the main attractions in this post, I'm sure you've all heard enough about the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Times Square in plenty of songs and your friends holiday pictures! Instead I'm going to tell you all about some other areas/things we discovered that you may not have thought about visiting.


Thursday 16 April 2015


I'm sure most of you (females) have heard of Nicholas Sparks and have probably shed a few tears to his romantic soppy movies, if you don't know him by name he was the writer behind The Notebook, The Last Song, Dear John, A Walk to Remember - any idea yet?

Well anyway, after having watched all the movie adaptations of his books, I thought i'd give one of his books a try before it hit the big screen. It was what I expected, boy meets girl, they fall in love, things get complicated, same old same old. What I liked about this book and what Sparks tends to add to this is another storyline aside from the main one so you have a lot more going on than just your average love story.

The Longest Ride focuses on bull rider Luke Collins (played by the gorgeous Scott Eastwood - for those of you over 30's reading this, Clint Eastwood's son) and sorority girl Sophia (can't remember her surname but played by that chick that's in every movie lately Britt Robertson). They meet and face some difficulties and certain things get in the way that tests how strong their love really is.

The storyline that I found to be quite interesting was that of Ira and Ruth. In the book the chapters are divided into different POVs being Luke's, Sophia's and Ira's. He is in his 70s and most of his chapters revolve around flashbacks of when he and his wife were young, there's something about love in the 50's that seemed a lot more real and passionate than it does nowadays, the way he describes everything is so simple but yet so beautiful.

I literally finished this book 2 hours before the premier of the movie last Friday (I even took it to DisneyWorld so I could read in the queues and finish it on time) and was pretty weird how the ending of the book was the first thing that appeared in the movie. The way the book was set out meant they had to make a few changes to way the series of events occurred, but still stayed true to the storyline. I found myself tearing up several times when hearing Ira's letters to his wife amongst other events (trying to prevent spoilers here!!) but they were mostly happy tears!

In essence, if you want to see gorgeous cowboys, some saucy shower sex scenes, bull-riding, an array of beautiful art and want to feel even lonelier than you are now, then this one is for you!


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Tuesday 14 April 2015

So I thought this would be an interesting post considering most of my friends have no clue where Gibraltar is or what the differences actually are in that we're basically just classed as being english, even though we have a very similar culture there are a few thing us Gibbos just do differently. 


Wednesday 8 April 2015

Hey guys! So last weekend we spontaneously booked a trip to Miami, because you can't spend 4 months in Florida and not visit the 305 right? We managed to get a pretty good hotel for a pretty good price, although we were promised a soundproof room which was not the case when we could hear the room next door singing in the shower (and myself).


Tuesday 7 April 2015

So I had been meaning to go watch this since it first got released and finally got round to it on Friday! Being a big disney fan and Cinderella being one of the first and most classic Disney movies I ever watched I was pretty excited to see the live action version.

The cast stars the naturally beautiful Lily James (although her eyebrows are a distraction throughout the whole movie) and the gorgeous Richard Madden (for all of you Game of Thrones fans, Robb Stark!!) I found myself smiling every time he graced the screen.

The movie itself stayed true to the fairytale storyline with a modern twist to it, it didn't drag on so it kept you interested and I found it to be very enchanting. I get very into my movies and I tend to give a running commentary during them which some of my friends appreciate/hate going to the movies with me for. Some parts made me feel angry (that step-mother/sisters were in need of a b**** slap!), happy, sad, enchanted, lustful for prince charming, and you get the gist of it! Not to mention THAT DRESS, if only we could all have fairy god-mothers to whip us up an outfit every Friday night.

VERDICT: It's a movie for all ages as it is based on a classic and will have you feeling nostalgic and all happy inside. Maybe one to see with the girls depending on how much your boyfriend loves you!


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