Archive for April, 2011


A Belated Birthday

On 21st April, it was my baby sister’s birthday. She turned 3. As her Birthday treat, we took a trip to Dudley Zoo. It was an awesome day, the sun was shining, and the little monster had a great time.

I think it’s crazy that she’s already three. It seems like yesterday that mum told us she was pregnant after she threw up all over the road on the way to our holiday villa in Greece. For her first birthday, I made a video of pictures of her first year. I would like to share it as a reminder of how tiny she was :).

She’s not so tiny anymore. She runs around, and you can have pretty decent conversations with her. Some of the things she comes out with are fantastic. At the zoo, she started interacting with other children around her age for the first time. Every time they had to leave, and more children came, she would say “more friends are coming!!” She also learned the song that goes “we’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo” and was singing that all the way round. It was the cutest thing.

I think that’s about it, so I’m going to sign off with a belated Birthday Wish. Love you little monster! xxx

After completing the 30 Day Song Challenge, a combination of being in Barcelona (more about that in another post), being busy, and generally not knowing what to post, has caused a lack in posting on my part. I thought I would change that by writing my first 2011 Stephen King Challenge post.

The first book I chose to read was Carrie. I watched the film around the same time I saw Misery because it came in the same box set. I thought the film was great, so I wanted to read the book. Now Carrie was actually one that wasn’t in my mum’s collection, but luckily I found it for 99p in a local charity shop. Liberty very kindly bought it for me, as I didn’t have any money on me.

The blurb on the back of the book says:

Carrie White is no ordinary girl.

Carrie White has a gift – the gift of telekinesis.

To be invited to Prom Night by Tommy Ross is a dream come true for Carrie – the first step towards social acceptance by her high school colleagues.

But events will take a decidedly macabre turn on that horrifying and endless night as she is forced to exercise her terrible gift on the town that mocks and loathes her.

I thought this book was great. It plays out almost exactly how it does in the film, so there wasn’t a lot to surprise me, but I did like that between the main story line, there were extracts from future articles that try to explain the whole event. It was a nice way of breaking up the narration. This book was easy to read, not particularly long, and I didn’t want to put it down. As a result of this, it only took me a few days to read. I really enjoyed the story, and could sympathise with the main character, Carrie, even when she went on a rampage around the town! You get a really good idea of what the characters are like, and can picture the whole thing very easily, although that may only be because I’ve seen the film…

All in all, I thought it was a brilliant book. Simple as.

The next Stephen King I’m tackling is The Eyes of the Dragon.

Day 30 of the challenge is: Your Favourite Song at This Time Last Year

I played this with Liberty at our mum’s wedding last year in February. It is an awesome song, and I loved playing it, and listening to it whenever I could.

Geek Love – Nerina Pallot

That’s it for the song challenge. I may actually get round to writing my Stephen King challenge post now. 🙂

Day 29 of the challenge is: A Song From Your Childhood

As Liberty pointed out to me the other day when writing bios for our band blog (check it out here!) I used to listen to this song all the time, and sing it very badly and out of key, and tune, and anything that should resemble music…

Unchained Melody – Gareth Gates

Day 28 of the challenge is: A Song That Makes You Feel Guilty

This song makes me feel guilty… guilty of being a complete idiot. Ivy asked me to buy a song on iTunes for her, so I did. It wasn’t until I came to play it that I realized instead of buying the proper version, I accidentally bought a tribute version of this song… And it isn’t even a very good tribute version.

Who Says – Selena Gomez & the Scene

Day 27 of the challenge is: A Song That You Wish You Could Play

This song is a classic, and it has, I think, one of the coolest piano solos in it. I reeeeeeally wish I could play it, but I’m not good enough to work it out for myself, and I can’t find the sheet music for this version. It’s always the shortened version with just the lyrics. 😦

Cruella De Vil – Bill Lee (from 101 Dalmatians)