Thursday, 27 January 2011

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No deep meaning here, I just like this badge

001: I've been to the cinema more times in the last two weeks than I have in the last year. Four films in ten days. Oh yeah. Here's a little review of each:
  • The King's Speech: wonderful, Hitler-y, interesting 
  • Love & Other Drugs: porn with a side of emotional devastation
  • Black Swan: intense, minor lesbian escapades, made me jump
  • Blue Valentine: HARROWING but you do get to see Ryan Gosling's bum. I would gladly be harrowed  all day long for a look at that delicious rump
002: I'm really not enjoying work at the moment. The travelling, the cost of travelling and a few other issues are making me pretty sad. To be honest I quite fancy jacking it all in and going for an adventure on the high seas. Note to self: go on more adventures.

003: I've decided to get a haircut. This may not sounds very exciting but I've not had my hair cut properly for well over two years. It's time for a change. I will miss the tremendous swish but, to be honest, it's just been getting in the way of things for the last few weeks. It's too long, there's too much of it and it gets EVERYWHERE.

004: I got paid on Tuesday. Normally a major cause for celebration, a few drinks and an ASOS spendathon. Unfortunately though I appear to be completely skint. Once all my outgoings have outgone, I will have about £12 left. So, for the rest of January and the whole of February I am buying nothing. You hear me? NOTHING. No clothes, no jewellery, no non essentials. Depressing but, to be honest, I needed a kick up the bum to make me budget.

005: I'm taking part in the blogging 'Pay It Forward' malarkey that you've probably seen here, there and everywhere. I added my name to Em's list (who, by the way, has a lovely blog that you should probably be following. Just FYI) and so here are the rules...

"Pay it forward 2011: I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They in turn must post this and send something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011."

I'm probably going to bake some treats so, if you'd like to receive some baked joy in the post, then leave a comment and I'll hopefully get round to it some time in February. Only five though, please. My little oven can't cope with any more (as much as it would like to).


Emma said...

Am dying to see Blue Valentine but it doesn't appear to be showing anywhere near me!

dannithegirl said...

Oooh me! I am also budgeting in Feb (STILL haven't even been paid!) and a handmade treat would cheer me up. Thanks for the blog recommendation too : )

pinkjellybaby said...

I think I said to you before.... long bob, sweepy side fringe. I know my hair and I know this would look amaze on you xx

laurielizabeth said...

I would bloody love some cakes or whatever you fancy making!! Infact, we can make it a swap if you want? x

Vicky said...

What a wonderful idea! Me too please! Not sure about what I'd make yet, but *yays*!

em said...

ooooooooooooh. what cut are you thinking of?

Sarah said...

I loved Black Swan, but it was so effed up! I haven't seen the others - I want to now, and not just because of Ryan Gosling's bum. (I mean, mostly)

How short do you think you want to have your hair? I'm so jealous of your length! I just had mine massively thinned and it already seems more manageable.

I also need to go on more adventures!

Jen said...

Aw rubbish, I am comment number 8! I want baked joy, damnit!

I need to see all these films. Black Swan tomorrow, King's Speech next week... but when will I fit some harrowing Gosling bum in?! xx

Like A Skeleton Key said...

I don't need any further Helen baked goods after I munched the ENTIRE two lots of cookies over two days last time ;) But I can vouch for how lucky ANYONE is to receive some from you. You are a top notch baker!

I saw The Kings Speech and am so excited for Black Swan. Cinema and duvet time is all I want to do when it's so chilly out x

Filipa said...

I'm gonna comment , but you dont need to send me anything! :) Just wanted to tell you I really like your blog :)
Where do you work? I have been super depressed about my work lately too so I am looking for a bit of change, so hopefully that picks me up, if I get it that is! :(

Honey said...

i dont watch many films as i hates the cinema ;-( the smell of popcorn makes me sick ;-(