Friday, 25 February 2011

Book worm

I have finally managed to finish 'New Moon' today, I struggle to find time to read at the moment with work and working when I get home. I always plan on reading when I get into bed, but once I'm in bed I'm zonked (is that even a word!?) I got the Twilight series for christmas and have only read two so far. Need to get a move on. I came across this earlier..

'The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?'

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte X
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling X
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible X
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman X
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien X
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll X
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens X
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis X
34 Emma-Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen X
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis X
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne X
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell X
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown X
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood X
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding X
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan X
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel X
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tart
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie X
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White X
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton X
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery X
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare X
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl X
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I have only read 18, which I think is quite bad!? Specially as I did an A Level in English. I have decided to attempt to read them all, not by the end of the that would be pretty incredible after doing so poorly so far. One a month me thinks :) How many have you read?

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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

We are the Trent army..

The weekend flew past so quickly.. can't believe its Tuesday already :-S

Had a lovely lovely weekend back at my parents. Had a cheese and wine evening with the girls on Friday (we were trying to be all grown up) which resulted in playing on the Xbox Kinect and wine being spilt all over the floor...whoopsie.
Doesn't it look scrummy
If you haven't had a go on the Xbox kinect, you should try it.. such good fun. We were playing on a dance game and when playing in a group its very added, its hilarious. I can't imagine that its much fun playing on your own though.

I got a belated birthday present over the weekend, a cute necklace and ...Benefit makeup.. I am in love with Benefit so was over the moon when handed this cute parcel..

It contained a "Sha la lovely - fab-u-lous eye primping kit' which includes:

  • Bad gal lash mini
  • 3 powder shadows
  • Creaseless cream shadow/liner
  • Boi-ing
  • Eye bright
  • Concealer brush
  • Talent brush/fluff brush
Sha la laaa
I cant wait to have a play :) I was going to last night but ended up going to see the Ice Hockey - Nottingham Trent vs. Nottingham Uni. I had to go show support for Trent, which was well worth it as we won 4-2 whoop.

Trent Tigers!!
Much loves

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Bang tidy!!

Thought I would check in quickly whilst watching Celebrity Juice, still got to pack for the weekend before bed so multi-tasking it is :)

Have had such a boring week so far, so I am very VERY excited for the weekend. Going back to Oxfordshire to see the family and the girls, a fun weekend is much needed. I have been looking at beautiful posts on nail art and its really making me want to attempt to go a bit further than a lick of paint.  Sooooo I have ordered 2 of the nail art pens from Models Own, I am very excited to have a play. Hurry up Mr Postman. You also get a free eye liner with a purchase over £5, so free eye liner...bonus :) Any tips on using the nail art pens would be much appreciated as Im a complete novice :)

I got my phone upgrade last week FINALLY, I have been waiting for about a year. Got me an iphone 4 and I loves it. The only problem is that I cant put it down so the battery is drained pretty much every day :S I am sure I will get better :) Hopefully.
Right packing time..

Much loves

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Brits 2011

I have never ever watched the Brits before, much to some of my friends amusement, and last night I found myself asking WHY?? I loveeeeddd it. Adeles performance was absolutely beautiful, my love for her has been growing more and moreeee ever since her Live Lounge a few weeks back. If you haven't heard her cover of Cheryl Cole - Promise This..definitely check it out!!! Shes frickin awesome. Her singing voice just makes me melt and then when she speaks, she is so down to earth.. Big love for Adele.

Rihannas performance was also awesome, asked to tone down her lyrics due to the uproar from the line 'sex in the air..' What she toned down in lyrics, she definitely made up in her outfits. She looked gorgeous as always.

Very jealous of all these lucky ladies getting to wear such gorgeous outfits so often.

Tres jealous of the dresses...

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Valentines day x

Happy belated Valentines Day!! Much loves ..

After doing my daily nosey through blogs and twitter, I have come across MANY of the lovely valentines happenings. There are lots of much loved people out there :) Hope you all had a splendid day with your loved ones, friends or even just a nice quiet evening on your own. That was what my eve consisted of.. Powerpoint all day at work (what an extremely dull programme it is!!) and then cups of tea, hot water bottle and TV to keep me company in the evening. You see, the boy lives back in Oxfordshire so couldn't be here :( but I did get to spend a lovely weekend with him beforehand.

He treated me to Nandos, I am obsessed with the peri peri goodness, its becoming a weekly thing. We also went to the cinema to see the new Adam Sandler film, which I loved! Any film with Mr Sandler in has got my vote. The film was filled with many goofy laughs on my part, much to the boys amusement, and then we went for a few drinks around a couple of bars in Nottingham.. lovely lovely evening :) I also received some pretty perfume.. the new Jimmy Choo.. Its so yummy!! I can't stop smelling myself its that good :) I definitely recommend it!
Work has been ULTRA boring this week thus far...which is baddddd, as it leads to internet shopping :-S I managed to restrict myself to just a few items getting better. I managed to find a lovely clutch from Aldo, which has already arrived :) a clutch from River Island and a jacket from All Saints. I liked the jacket as I thought it would be good for the summer. I'm good at persuading myself to buy :)

Right I'm off to catch up on Gossip Girl before gym time..

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