Sunday, 30 June 2019

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Competitions - JUST MILK

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Thursday, 13 June 2019

HomeStyle - Competition - Win an Afternoon Tea Cruise for Two and The View from The Shard!

HomeStyle - Competition - Win an Afternoon Tea Cruise for Two and The View from The Shard!

The Actors

There are talented actors out there, which is great. But this list is more about their acting ability and their appeal to me!! Some of these just happen to be in my all time favourite films, whereas others just have that special factor, that sparkle, that talent.

1. Gerard Butler. As well as being one of the most exceptionally good looking and sexy actors out there, Gerard is also extremely talented. Starring in some of my favourite action films - London has Fallen, and Olympus has Fallen, he also showed his dark side in the brilliant Law Abiding Citizen.

2. Tom Hanks. From his early film outings in classics like Splash, and Big, he went on to star in the fabulous Forrest Gump, the traumatic Saving Private Ryan and the amazing Castaway. Tom is such a versatile actor and he can turn his hand to comedy and drama easily.

3. Robert De Niro. No list of great actors would be complete without him. Terrifying in Cape Fear and Goodfellas. Funny as hell in Meet the Fockers, and Meet the Parents. Most recently in Last Vegas as an older guy, he still has it. Such talent.

4. Tom Cruise. Top Gun and Cocktail were Tom as a young, fresh faced actor when he made his name. Still going, he is still convincing in the lead in action roles such as the latest Mission Impossible, not to mention as Jack Reacher where he is just cool as. More than a nod to less mainstream roles such as in Eyes Wide Shut - kinky?? Yes, Tom is cool.

5. Jeremy Renner. I first became aware of Jeremy in 28 Weeks Later and then the great The Hurt Locker. Since then, he has done several more brilliant films - Mission Impossible, The Avengers and also the continuing Bourne story in The Bourne Legacy. Very talented, and very handsome - especially in Hansel and Gretel let me tell you!

6. Kevin Spacey. Able to play good and bad, Kevin has banked a huge list of credentials to date. In Seven he is pure evil. In the Usual Suspects he is "Keyser Söze" in one of the best twists ever! American Beauty is one of my all time favourite ever films.

7. Will Smith. This man is perfection in every way. Drunk superhero in Hancock, the "date doctor" in Hitch, right through to the unbelievable I Am Legend and I Robot. From the Fresh Prince, to the recent Focus, Will Smith is the ultimate. The epitome of cool in MIB, Will can do anything. I am in awe of this man.

8. Sean Bean. Now, I first saw Bean in the TV classic Lady Chatterley's Lover - he was the gardener. He has also been a bond villain, and of course Boromir in The Lord of the Rings. He's played some real baddies - especially in The Hitcher. He has such a strong accent, and has kept true to his origins. True Brit - true great.

9. Hugh Grant. Now, the classic English gent, that went bad. Hugh starred in such greats at Notting Hill, and Four Weddings and a Funeral and was the ultimate clipped English upper class man. Then came Bridget Jones where as Daniel Cleaver, he was suddenly naughty. Who knew!!

10. Patrick Swayze. Now of course everyone knows Patrick in Ghost, and most importantly, Dirty Dancing. Two of the greatest films of all time, lets be honest. However, he was way more than those iconic roles. Road House, Point Break and Keeping Mum being my picks from his repertoire. Such a loss, but will always be remembered.

11. Denzel Washington. From Malcolm X to The Equaliser, Denzel is cool, calm, calculated and did I say cool? He plays such charismatic parts - in Deja Vu the plot is so sci fi but Denzel keeps his feet on the ground and so you believe it. I think my favourites though, are the lesser known Fallen, and the action film Unstoppable. Brilliant actor, great guy, talented through and through.

12. Mel Gibson. Taking it back, lets not forget Riggs in Lethal Weapon. Mel was fresh faced and big haired. Then came Braveheart, Ransom and Payback - my favourite being the latter. Mel was Mad Max, lets not forget he is actually Australian. In my humble, he's gone slightly off the boil in recent days, but his legacy still makes my list.

13. Kiefer Sutherland. My love of all things Kiefer began with Stand by Me, and then The Lost Boys. He was already cool, but then films such as Flatliners and Phone Booth gave him that edge. Kiefer has that gravelly voice and instantly you know its him. Great actor.

14. Colin Firth. Now, I can't introduce Colin to my list without mention of Mr Darcy, Pride and Prejudice, which on its own would make him a worthy entrant. However, add Bridget Jones, Love Actually and The King's Speech and that seals it. True English gentleman and a worthy place as a true talent.

15. Ralph Fiennes. Now, here is possibly one of the best actors of all time. The English Patient is truly amazing. In Schindler's List, he plays such a convincing role that it is chilling, likewise as the very evil lead in Red Dragon, and of course, as "he that shall not be named" Voldemort in Harry Potter. Most recently, he is the new M in James Bond, and the brilliant Gustav in The Grand Budapest Hotel where he was funny too.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Red-Soled Fashionista: Product Review & Giveaway: Jupitoo Glasses

Red-Soled Fashionista: Product Review & Giveaway: Jupitoo Glasses: Following my eyewear spectacle last year (pun always intended), I resigned myself to the fact there are just certain styles of frames I wil...

82 Singles of The Week so Far

#82 Mark Ronson ft Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
#81 5 Seconds of Summer - Young Blood
#80 Selena Gomez - Back To You
#79 Sigala ft Paloma Faith - Lullaby
#78 Craig David ft Bastille - I Know You 
#77 Eminem ft Ed Sheeran - River
#76 Sam Smith - Too Good at Goodbyes
#75 Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - Despacito
#74 Imagine Dragons - Believer
#73 Kasabian - You're in Love with a Psycho
#72 Coldplay and Chainsmokers - Something Just Like This
#71 Rag 'n' Bone Man - Human
#70 Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
#69 Little Mix - Shout Out to My Ex
#68 Christine and The Queens - Tilted
#67 Calum Scott - Dancing on My Own
#66 Chainsmokers Ft Daya - Don't Let Me Down
#65 Kungs vs Cookin on 3 Burners - This Girl
#64 Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out
#63 Catfish & The Bottlemen - Soundcheck
#62 Chase & Status ft Slaves - Control
#61 Danny L Harle - Broken Flowers
#60 The Last Shadow Puppets - Bad Habits
#59 Jonas Blue ft Dakota - Fast Car
#58 Ex's and Oh's - Elle King
#57 Grace ft G-Eazy - You Don't Own Me
#56 Naughty Boy ft Beyonce and Benjamin Arrow - Runnin' (Lose it all)
#55 Adele - Hello
#54 The 1975 - Love Me
#53 Fleur East - Sax
#52 KDA ft Tinie Tempah and Katy B - Rumble
#51 Galantis - Peanut Butter Jelly
#50 Example - Whisky Story
#49 Selena Gomez ft A$AP Rocky- Good for You
#48 5SOS - She's Kinda Hot
#47 Tinie Tempah ft. Jess Glynne - Not Letting Go
#46 A$AP Rocky - Everyday
#45 Duke Dumont - The Giver (Reprise)
#44 OMI Cheerleader
#43 Florence & The Machine - Ship To Wreck
#42 Trouble - Iggy Azalea ft Jennifer Hudson
#41 Soak - Sea Creatures
#40 The Avener - Fade Out Lines
#39 Ed Sheeran & Rudimental - Bloodstream
#38 Rihanna, Kanye and Paul McCartney - FourFiveSeconds
#37 The Prodigy - Nasty
#36 Hozier - Take me to Church
#35 Jamie T - Rabbit Hole
#34 Rae Morris - Under the Shadows
#33 Echosmith - Cool Kids
#32 Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
#31 Take That - These Days
#30 Tom Odell - Real Love
#29 Parra for Cuva - Wicked Games
#28 Ben Howard - I Forget Where we Were
#27 Charli XCX - Break the Rules
#26 DJ Fresh feat. Ellie Goulding - Flashlight
#25 The Magician - Sunlight (feat. Years and Years)
#24 Meghan Trainor - all About That Bass
#23 Ten Walls - Walking with Elephants
#22 Calvin Harris & John Newman - Blame
#21 Taylor Swift - Shake it Off
#20 David Guetta - Lovers on the Sun
#19 Saint Motel - My Type
#18 Zhu - Faded
#17 Milky Chance - Stolen Dance
#16 Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart
#15 Budapest - George Ezra
#14 Little Mix - Salute
#13 Lana Del Rey - West Coast
#12 Indiana - Solo Dancing
#11 Coldplay - Magic
#10 Kaiser Chiefs - Coming Home
#9 Katy Perry - Dark Horse
#8 feat Miley Cyrus - Feelin Myself
#7 Vance Joy - Riptide
#6 Gorgon City - Ready for your love (feat MNEK)
#5 Clean Bandit - Rather Be (feat Jess Glynne)
#4 Lorde - Royals - My Single of the Week
#3 Happy - Pharell Williams
#2 Wilkinson - Afterglow
#1 Sail by Awolnation

29 Weeks With - A Look Back

Week 29 - Adele
Someone Like You
Chasing Pavements
Send My Love
Make You Feel My Love
Set Fire to The Rain

Week 28 - Morrissey
Piccadilly Palare
How Soon is Now
Shoplifters of the World Unite
This Charming Man
The Boy With the Thorn in his Side

Week 27 - My Week with INXS
Never Tear Us Apart
Suicide Blonde
Need You Tonight
New Sensation
Devil Inside

Week 26 - My Week Goldfrapp
Black Cherry
A & E
Strict Machine
Ride a White Horse
Number 1
Ooh La La

Week 25 - My Week with The Kaiser Chiefs
I Predict A Riot
Coming Home
Little Shocks
Everyday I Love You Less and Less
Never Miss a Beat
Love's Not a Competition
The Kaiser Chiefs

Week 24 - My Week with The Killers
Mr Brightside
Read my Mind
Smile Like You Mean It
Somebody Told Me
The Killers

Week 23 - My Week with Paloma Faith
Only Love Can Hurt Like This
New York
Stone Cold Sober
Never Tear Us Apart
Just Be
Upside Down
Paloma Faith

Week 22 - My Week with Taylor Swift
Love Story
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Everything Has Changed
I Knew you were trouble
Shake it Off
Blank Space
Taylor Swift

Week 21 - My Week with Kate Bush
This Woman's Work
The Man with the Child in his Eyes
Hounds of Love
Don't Give Up
Running Up That Hill
Wuthering Heights
Kate Bush

Week 20 - My Week with Kylie
Spinning Around
Can't Get You Out of My Head
Where the Wild Roses Grow
All the Lovers
I Believe in You
Kylie Minogue

Week 19 - My Week with Amy Winehouse
Love is a Losing Game
Back to Black
Our Day Will Come
Tears Dry on Their Own
You Know I'm no Good
Amy Winehouse

Week 18 - My Week with Foo Fighters
My Hero
The Pretender
Learn to Fly
All My Life
Best of You
Foo Fighters

Week 17 - My Week with Justin Timberlake
Cry Me a River
Sexy Back
Holy Grail
Rock Your Body
Take Back the Night
4 minutes
Justin Timberlake

Week 16 - My Week with Calvin Harris
Feel So Close
Acceptable in the 80's
You Used to Hold Me
Sweet Nothing
Drinking from the Bottle
Calvin Harris

Week 15 - My Week with Madonna
Into the Groove
Hung Up
Like a Prayer
Beautiful Stranger

Week 14 - My Week with Arctic Monkeys
I Bet That You Look Good on the Dance Floor
Snap Out of It
Fluorescent Adolescent
Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High
Don't Sit Down Cause I've Moved Your Chair
One For The Road
Arctic Monkeys

Week 13 - My Week with REM
Everybody Hurts
Losing My Religion
The Great Beyond
The One I Love
Bad Day
Its the End of The World As We Know It

Week 12 - My Week with Coldplay
The Scientist
Fix You
A Sky Full of Stars
The Hardest Part

Week 11 - My Week with Britney
Hit Me Baby One More Time
Piece of Me
Scream and Shout
Oops I Did it Again
I'm A Slave for U
Britney Spears

Week 10 - My Week with the Rolling Stones
I Can't Get No (Satisfaction)
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Ruby Tuesday
Paint it Black
Start Me Up
She's A Rainbow
Gimme Shelter
The Rolling Stones

Week 9 - My Week with Rihanna
We Found Love
Love the Way you Lie
Russian Roulette

Week 8 - My Week with Robbie Williams
She's the One
Rock DJ
Come Undone
Robbie Williams

Week 7 - My Week with Kings of Leon
Wait for Me
Use Somebody
Molly's Chambers
Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon

Week 6 - Pink
Who Knew
Just Like a Pill
So What
Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
Raise Your Glass
All About Pink

Week 5 - My Week with Take That
Never Forget
Rule The World
The Flood
Greatest Day
Back for Good
Could it Be Magic
It's Take That!

Week 4 - My Week with Beyonce
Beautiful Liar
If I Were a Boy
Love on Top
Single Ladies (put a ring on it)
Crazy in Love
R&B / pop icon - Beyonce!

Week 3 - My Week with Oasis
The Importance of Being Idle
Half the World Away
D'You Know What I mean
Go Let it Out
Some Might Say
Live Forever
Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Classic Rock & Roll Music - Oasis

Week 2 - My Week with the Stereophonics
It Means Nothing
Local Boy in a Photograph
Mr Writer
Maybe Tomorrow
Pick a Part That's New
the Bartender and the Thief
Classic Music - Stereophonics

Week 1 - My Week with Blondie
Blondie - Heart of Glass
Blondie - Call Me
Blondie - Atomic
Blondie - Sunday Girl
Blondie - Dreaming
Blondie - Hanging on the Telephone
Blondie - Rapture
Classic Music - Blondie

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Win: Lenny Kravitz Tickets (And Accommodation, Too!)

Win: Lenny Kravitz Tickets (And Accommodation, Too!): Lenny Kravitz is hitting London next week, and you can be there too courtesy of Clash.…

Win Tickets to Nottingham’s Biggest Summer Party Splendour Festival

Win Tickets to Nottingham’s Biggest Summer Party Splendour Festival: With excitement building and tickets selling at record speeds for Splendour, we’ve teamed up with the festival organiser and have two standard tickets to giveaway to Nottingham’s biggest summer party.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

WIN! A two night Cotswold getaway worth - £600!

WIN! A two night Cotswold getaway worth - £600!: Fancy a weekend away in a waterside hotel, enjoying the use of a luxury spa and indulging in delicious vegan meals?

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Things to do in June

  • Get your legs out
  • Get your shorts on
  • Dig out your bikinis
  • Shave or wax those pins!
  • Ditch the jumpers
  • Get the BBQ out
  • Spruce up your garden
  • Go to the Isle of Wight Festival
  • Get some solar lights
  • Head to a festival - Glastonbury, Download
  • Paint those toe nails
  • Slip on the sandals
  • Ditch the foundation
  • Sunbath (with SPF obvs)
  • Go for a picnic
  • Go to the park
  • Go walking
  • Attend the Chocolate Festival, London
  • Go running
  • Eat Al Fresco
  • Make cocktails
  • Pimms o'clock
  • Watch an Airshow - Weston 
  • Eat fruit salad
  • Have a garden party
  • Download some summer tunes
  • Plant your summer tubs and hanging baskets
  • Cut back your spring bulbs and spring foliage
  • Take your dog out for the day
  • Try a different style
  • Celebrate the summer solstice
  • Exfoliate your body
  • Slap on some SPF
  • Visit an outdoor pool
  • Go to the seaside and paddle
  • Try a new sport
  • Watch the sunset
  • Take ice in your drinks to keep them cool
  • Have an ice cream
  • Ramp up the squats and abs
  • Drink lots of water
  • Take showers instead of baths
  • Take part in the Race for Life

Monday, 3 June 2019

My Songs for June

  • B52's - Junebug
  • Eminem - Spacebound ( Two hundred fifty thousand miles on a clear night in June)
  • Van Morrison - Evening in June
  • Alan Jackson - Rainy Day in June
  • The Smashing Pumpkins - Bye June
  • The Decemberists - June Hyms
  • Bright Eyes - June on the West Coast
  • Jamiroquai - Seven Days in Sunny June
  • Pinback - June
  • Carousel - June is Busting Out All Over