Wednesday, 31 December 2008
But I wont.
Quite simply, it will do no good and I have wasted enough time wishing I could pop back in my nifty time machine and do it all again. Things happen for a reason and I hope that during this new year this will become abundently clear to me, as things - as they say - can only get better.
I really like what Gala Darling has posted about New Years on her blog iCiNG, check it out if you have a chance. The girl speaks words of wisdom alright!
Happy New Year everyone, make it a good'un. Peace, love and sparkly smiles
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
So here are 10 of my faves for Top 10 Tuesdays (I have many many more however!) From Top to Bottom: Dolly Parton, John Meyer, Courtney Love , Devon Aoki, Kirsten Dunst, Model, Ewan McGregor, Pamela Anderson, Tori Amos, Christina Ricci.
Images Copyright David LaChapelle
1. I cry like a baby at Extreme Makeover Home edition and the end of Cool Runnings
2. When I was 16 I got a Celtic tattoo. This year I intend to turn it into a design I actually like!
3. I have the most fantastical, cinematic, colourful, epic, celeb-filled dreams.
4. I am a Virgo – my Birthday is 9/11. I turned 17 on the day of the Twin Tower attack.
5. I have a bizarre habit of sometimes eating too much cheese in one sitting and waking up in the middle of the night with the cheese sweats.
6. When I was 12 I won a school competition for ‘most unusual dancer’ on a school trip. (I danced with both my hands and feet on the floor.)
7. I have been blonde since I was 15 and dyed my hair with a home kit ....and it went yellow.
8. I am most told I am like 5 different celebs – Heather Graham, Alicia Silverstone, Kate Winslet, Fearne Cotton and Kate Hudson.
9. I once went out dressed as a giant bottle of beer for St Patricks day
10. As a child I would repeatedly come back from the ladies with my skirt tucked into my knickers....
11. ....The last time I did this was 2006 in Vegas.At a buffet.
12. I believed in the Tooth Fairy until one night ‘she’ tripped over a computer on the floor by my bed and swore!
13. I have a certificate in Tank Driving
14. I pretend I am not impressed by Romance but I absolutely am.
15. I used to dye my barbies blonde hair red
16. I secretly wish I was in fact a red head
17. I appeared on the 6 0’clock news when I was 15 for standing outside a Leo DiCaprio London film premiere in a bikini. In February.
18. I know every single line to to the film Dumb and Dumber
19. If I was born a boy I was going to be named Alistair. My surname is Grainger – so yes, I would have been known as Ali G.
20. My favourite word to say is Polvolt.
21. Sunday evenings depress me without fail.
22. Whilst studying World War 2 literature during College I would regularly and spontaneously burst into uncontrollable tears, to the shock of my classmates. On the day of the final exam, my tutor had put a pack of tissues on my desk!
23. The sound of someone cracking their knuckles makes me feel sick.
24. I always steal toiletries from hotel rooms, even ones I don't want/like/need.
25. The best part of a roast dinner are sprouts and parsnips.Fact!
26. Pet hates include: People who are rude to waiting staff, homes that have no locks on the bathroom door (why?!), Radio DJ’s who talk over tunes, and men who are pushy on trains.
27. As teenagers my best friend and I joined the school choir simply to avoid detention. It landed us in an after school competition, but hey – we won!
28. I talk to myself in the car, and in changing rooms.
29. As a little girl I was obsessed with a TV show called ‘Head Over Heels’, set in the 50’s, and one character in particular. I dressed like her for a week and only answered to her name, Camilla.
30. I have been, and always will be, a Spice Girls fan.
31. I have zero sense of direction.
32. I have an inappropriate sense of humour. I cannot help but laugh when someone trips, falls, stumbles, tumbles or hurts themselves.
33. At School in home-economic lessons the teacher used me as an example of ‘how NOT to cook’.
34. I adore polka dots
35. My top 3 Disney heroines are: Belle (Beauty & the Beast), Alice (in Wonderland) and Ariel (Little Mermaid).
36. I have never: Broken a bone, gone skiing, seen a Carry-on film or been to Disneyland.
37. I once ate a fishes eye because my brother dared me.
38. I simply cannot lick the lid of a yoghurt – eugh.
39. I confess...I do judge books by their cover...
40. ...and Facebook does help me remember peoples birthdays!
41. On holiday in Austria aged 11 I was given (what I thought) was Peach Schnapps in a restaurant to down and screamed that it tasted awful. It was really lemonade.
42. As a young child I did not understand the concept of spitting, so swallowed my toothpaste.
43. My favourite Beatles song is ‘Drive my Car’
44. Once during a nasty bout of food poisoning I was somewhat delirious and was convinced I saw a delivery man in the corner of my bedroom.
45. There is only one complete sentence I can remember from studying Italian at school. Chi va piano, va sano e’ lontano*
46. The last book that made me laugh out loud in public was ‘Olivia Joules’
47. I had two goldfish when I was 12 called Tango and Sushi. I killed them both within a fortnight.
48. I’ve only been to the cinema once alone.
49. I cannot STAND karaoke.
50. I do most maths sums on my fingers
Sunday, 28 December 2008
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks - After seeing the film a few months back I felt compelled to read the book, which is just as sweet, romantic and easy to read.
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson - I confess, I did judge this book by the cover, and bought it at Gatwick airport before holidaying this year. The page edges are dyed black so you yourself resemble a gargoyle after holding it! A very dark and deeply enthralling novel.
Women who run with the wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes - Quite a well known title, and long to get through, but very inspiring if you feel you have lost your inner wild woman.
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen - I wrote about this is an earlier post.
Magus of Stonewylde by Kit Berry - The first of a series set in 'Stonewylde'. Easy reading and suited for those interested in a bit of mystery, nature, and romance.
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen - Sarah's second book, just as enjoyable though I slightly preferred Garden Spells. She makes it easy for you to relate to her lead characters.
Any ideas for my reading list of 2009?!
Saturday, 27 December 2008
Cupcakes, Champagne, Crackers, Cuddles, Balls, Bells, Brandy Butter, Fire, Misteltoe, Music, Magic tricks, Parsnips, Pressies, Pudding, Queens homemade speech! Seaside, Whisky and wine....
.....Well, Christmas 08 is over and New Year looms! Hope everyone had a very merry time.
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Monday, 22 December 2008
Friday, 19 December 2008
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
* Mamma Mia - just to watch Colin Firth in a camp Abba outfit at the end
* Anchorman - 'Hey everybody - come see how good I look'
* Some like it Hot - oh, it's a classic
* Bridget Jones - the fight scene, the xmas jumpers, the kiss at the end!
* Mr and Mrs Smith - 'Cos they're both so god damn beautiful!
* Breakfast at Tiffany's - Unbelievably I only saw this for the first time this Summer!?
* Sex and the City - required whether I'm ill or not!
* Happy Feet - A real 'feel good' factor, with cute characters and catchy tunes
* Strictly Ballroom - That last dance gives me goose pimples every time
* Any Harry Potter Movie - Get lost in Hogwarts for a few hours!
They don't cure you but they sure do help!
Sunday, 14 December 2008
going to ballet class by CHRISSIE W
iamundernodisguise by MEGAN Mafternoon delight by ROSIE W
Friday, 12 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Wikipedia: "In English folklore, Jack Frost appears as an elfish creature who personifies crisp, cold, winter weather. Tradition holds Jack Frost responsible for leaving frosty crystal patterns on windows on cold mornings."
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Anchor Globe Gold £20.00
Black Polka Dot Gloves £18.00
Rose Heart Earrings £16.00
Take a peek at their site for some lovely items!
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Ever since I was a little girl, when I was bored at school , or couldn't get to sleep, I have had a bizarre habit of picking up the nearest notepad and making lists of 'top 10'. It somehow set my mind in order and I still don't really know why!
So to honour this funny little mind tool I introduce 'Top 10 Tuesday' to The Cherry Blog. And to kick it off? The smell of home made mulled wine is currently wafting up the stairs so the debut list Top 10 Fave Smells!
* Fresh Paint - Oddly I love the strong scent * Coffee - Walking by any cafe makes me smile * Summer Rain - When it's been really hot and the weather breaks into a summer storm * Rock n' Rose by Valentino - my new fave parfum * Baked Bread - The most warm, comforting smell ever! * Roses - obvious yes, but a classic * BBQ - usually drifting over the neighbours fence * Inside new books - Is that weird? * Palmers Cocoa Butter - I am obsessed * Mulled Wine - the reason for this post. mmmm Christmas in a glass.
You have any to add?
£4.50 Wooden brooch by Maisie And Munch
£5.49 knickers bag by dottybag
Monday, 8 December 2008
One way to shake the changes is to abandon traditional Christmas pud (which when lit with brandy sets the ceiling decorations alight) but opt for cute crimbo cupcakes instead. There are plenty of brilliant recipes floating around this season, so check out this inspirational page of ideas, the Daily Mails festive alternative, or this easy recipe from cakebaker.
Sunday, 7 December 2008
Photo: Flip flops Accessorize, Pink Bag Topshop, Straw Trilby Dorothy Perkins, Shawl Topshop