Sunday, 19 June 2011

Happy Father's Day

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Dad a very Happy Fathers Day. Thank you so much for everything that you do for me. You're the best Daddy in the world. Sorry I cannot be at home to say this in person, but I hope you enjoy the card and present.

This is a photo of my Dad and I when I was a lot younger.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

30 Day Movie Challenge

For the last 30 days on Facebook I have been doing The 30 Day Movie Challenge. The Challenge is simple - find an example for each of the questions. In some cases it is simple like 'what is your favourite movie?', but in other cases it was hard to think up a movie for example 'a movie you loved but now hate'. The problem I kept having was that every time I tried to think of a movie my mind went blank. Eventually after much thinking I compiled this as my 30 Day Movie Challenge list:

Day 1 - Your Favourite Movie (4 weddings and a funeral)

Day 2 - Your Least Favourite Movie (Nightmare on Elm Street Original)

Day 3 - A Movie That Makes You Happy (Enchanted)

Day 4 - A Movie That Makes You Sad (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1)

Day 5 - A Movie That Scares/Disturbs You (Gruz 200)

Day 6 - A Movie Starring Your Favourite Actor (A Driver for Vera or Lion King – very tough choice)

Day 7 - A Movie Starring Your Favourite Actress (Becoming Jane)

Day 8 - A Movie That Is A Guilty Pleasure (Twilight)

Day 9 - An Overrated Movie (Atonement)

Day 10 - Your Favourite Childhood Film (Beauty and the Beast)

Day 11 - A Movie That Describes Your Life (Legally Blonde)

Day 12 - A Movie That Makes You Laugh (Borat)

Day 13 - A Movie That You Used To Love But Now Hate - NA Can't think of one

Day 14 - A Movie With A Character You Can Really Relate To (Bridget Jones’ Diary)

Day 15 - A Movie That You Watch When You're Angry (Hairspray)

Day 16 - A Movie That You Watched In The Last Month (Lolita 1997 Version)

Day 17 - A Movie That You Don't Understand (any of the Mission Impossible films)

Day 18 - A Movie That You Wish You Could Star In (Master and Margarita)

Day 19 - A Movie You Wish Was Real (The Golden Compass – I want a daemon)

Day 20 - A Movie With An Actor/Actress You Would Marry If You Could (Made of Honour)

Day 21 - A Movie With A Character You Would Be Best Friends With In Real Life (Amazing Grace)

Day 22 - A Movie With A Character You Would Be Worst Enemies With In Real Life (Bride Wars – not a massive fan of Kate Hudson!)

Day 23 - A Movie That Shouldn't Have Been Made (Burnt by the Sun along with most things directed by Nikita Mikhailkov)

Day 24 - A Movie That Is On TV A Lot (The Great Escape)

Day 25 - A Movie That You Have Seen Over 5 Times (Night Watch)

Day 26 - A Movie That You Used To Be Scared Of (Watership Down)

Day 27 - A Movie With A Good Theme Tune (Casino Royale)

Day 28 - Your Mum's Favourite Movie (Casablanca)

Day 29 - Your Dad's Favourite Movie (The God Father)

Day 30 - Your Favourite Movie This Time Last Year (The Banishment/The Return)

Friday, 10 June 2011

R.I.P. Boris Cat

Earlier today I received some sad news that my beloved Boris Cat had fallen ill and that after an examination by the vet there was nothing more that could be done for him. He was about ten and had lived a happy life eating mice, frolicking in the garden and sleeping about 22 hours a day. He will be greatly missed by myself, my family and his brother Zeppy Puss. He was the best cuddly ball of fluff that I could have wished for and it will now be very lonely while I write my dissertation. Below is a recent photo of my Boris Cat:
R.I.P. Boris cat you'll be greatly missed :'(

Monday, 6 June 2011

Sexy MPs

Previously I have blogged about how in other countries such as Russia those in power are held up as Sex Symbols (click here to read more) and I mentioned that in the UK this does not tend to happen. Well it would seem that I have been proved wrong.
Earlier this week my attention was directed to the website, created by Francis Boulle one of the stars from the Channel 4 show 'Made in Chelsea', the basic premise of the site is that two MPs are placed side by side and you have to click on the one you would prefer to sleep with. The results of your decision are recorded and a list of the Sexiest MPs in compiled. You can set the site to either 'mixed', 'male' or 'female'.
The site description says;
'In addition to my wanting to create a fun and memorable tool to help the British public get to know their Members of Parliament, I thought it would be an interesting opportunity to hold the first ever parliamentary beauty contest and find out once and for all which MPs and Parties have the most sex-appeal. Although I fully expect this to offend some people, this was never my intention and I hope you will see the funny side. '

Well Francis was correct I certainly have learned more about each MP and found that there are a few areas where I should maybe consider moving too should I ever get tired of London.
I must admit that I did have a lot of fun on this site voting for the various MPs and the little quirks that are included in the site for example John Bercow is listed as 'bi-curious' and one rather manly female MP is listed in the male section. The only problem I had while on the site is that a good proportion of the MPs are over 50 so it felt slightly wrong clicking to agree that I would sleep with one of them. But it is all in good fun and as long as none of them appear at my door to proposition me it should be fine.

On last check of the site the Top Ten Sexiest UK male MPs were:
1. Chris Evans (Labour Co-op)
2. Robin Walker (Tory)
3. Joseph Johnson (Tory)
4. Ed Vaisey (Tory)
5. Chris Brine (Tory)
6. Jamie Reed (Labour)
7. Chris Skidmore (Tory)
8. Zac Goldsmith (Tory)
9. Chris Kelly (Tory)
10. Mark Harper (Tory)

While the Top Ten Sexiest female MPs were:
1. Eilidh Whiteford (SNP)
2. Caroline Dinenage (Tory)
3. Elizabeth Truss (Tory)
4. Claire Perry (Tory)
5. Nicola Blackwood (Tory)
6. Mary MacCleod (Tory)
7. Penny Mordaunt (Tory)
8. Susan Jones (Labour)
9. Charlotte Leslie (Tory)
10. Pamela Nash (Labour)

So it would seem that in each case the Tories have managed to produce the 'Sexiest' MPs. Another reason to Vote Tory? It could also be a new way to encourage voting; Come to the Polling station, Vote and your 'sexy MP will give you a kiss.