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Category: Miscellaneous

The Best and Worst Fictional Fathers

To commemorate Father’s Day, I’ve put together a list of the most endearing and the most diabolical dads out there in popular culture land. It’s dedicated to all dads everywhere- no matter how many times you ground your kids, you are definitely not as bad as these 5 parental nightmares…

5. King Lear (King Lear)

This guy shows the classic case of favouritism between his kids. He asks his three daughters ‘Who loves me best?!’, and two of them answer ‘It’s totes me Dad! Give me some cash!’ The only daughter who actually loves dear old Lear is disinherited because she finds it difficult to say how she really feels. To be fair on him, he was probably half out of his mind when he made that foolish decision, and he got his just desserts by going crazy in the end. He also had to put up with 3 squabbling…

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour- or HARRY POTTER STUFF EVERYWHERE, GUYS! LOOK!

Living in London has its perks. Being able to visit the Harry Potter Studio Tour on a whim is one of them.

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So, yeah. That’s me at Privet Drive. No big deal. Just chilling with my HP friends.

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And look. It’s me on the awesome bridge that was in the films but I can’t really remember it from the books but who cares because it looks old and I THINK NEVILLE WAS IN A SCENE ON THIS BRIDGE!

(In case you didn’t know, Neville is super well fit now. And I am a fickle woman who will take my heart away from Rupert Grint at the first sign of some fit, northern, Neville charm.)

I don’t want to give everything away about my visit, because then if you go, all the surprises will be ruined and that just will not do. What I can say is that it was truly magical (if you’ll pardon the pun…)

You get to see all the amazing sets from the films, costumes, artworks and models. And some of the props still move, like potions stirring themselves and stuff. Awesomeness.

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My favourite parts were the Great Hall, the Burrow and a really small section detailing all the written props that were created for the films. It’s incredible how much detail went into everything- and I think that’s what impressed me the most about the whole tour. These films were not made on half measures- everything had to be perfect.

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Diagon Alley was good, but that teeny, tiny part of me was annoyed that the shops weren’t real…(I’m a hard girl to please.)

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Honestly, before I visited the HP Studio Tour I wasn’t a massive fan of the films. Seeing how much time, effort and dedication went into making them definitely gave me a new perspective.

 

 

The shop was shit though. £8 for a chocolate frog?! MERLINS PANTS YOU MUST BE DRUNK ON FIREWHISKEY IF YOU THINK I’M PAYING THOSE KIND OF PRICES.

“Why are you sat with your hair all pinned up like Princess Leia? You look STUPID.”

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This is my argument for everything.

It’s nearly the weekend!

It's nearly the weekend!

Valentines Day with Snoopy

The only valentines I’ll be receiving this year is from my desk calendar. And he was 2 days early…

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Fortnum & Mason

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More London- time visits (because now I live here I have to make the most of it!) Fortnum & Mason is a beautiful department store near Piccadilly Circus. They sell luxury goods (but also claim to have invented the scotch egg, which is the least classy foodstuff ever invented.)

The cakes look amazing, but cost about as much as my weekly food shop, so I thought it might be best to just take pictures of them and buy cheaper cake from Sainsburys.

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Working from home is amazing. You can stay in you pyjamas, have Downton Abbey on as background noise and eat as much as you want without being judged.

When Life Gets You Down

…don’t go rollin’ with the homies. Homies be totally buggin’.

Golden Globes 2013

Kristen Stewart wasn’t around so they had to pick on someone’s love life at the Golden Globes. It’s the rule. You either pick on Mel Gibson (because why wouldn’t you?) or you say funny things about famous peoples love lives. Taylor Swift is fair game, as she writes a shit load of songs about her love life and makes bazillions from it.

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And yet she gets all annoyed when two classy broads make light of her situation.

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‘I hate you, I hate Adele, I hate Harry Styles. I HATE EVERYONE! AND NOW I’M GOING TO WRITE ABOUT IT!’

And everyone else is like…

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‘I don’t know who that girl is but I wish she’d smile more.’

(Though, to be fair, she is good at writing about her exes, so she may as well. And she looked pretty. And she’d just lost out on an award. MAYBE I’M BEING TOO HARSH.)

…then I think, no. Tommy Lee Jones has it right. She should smile more.

Ps. There were some very pretty dresses on the red carpet last night but it’s late and I’m tired. I’ll do a massively massive Oscar night post where I critique dresses and say they look like bin liners and stuff. Trust me, you’ll love it.

Kensington Palace Visit (or THAT TREE LOOKS LIKE A PENIS AND THE WALLS ARE TALKING!)

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So I went to a palace at the weekend. And it wasn’t as palace-y as you’d expect.

I cropped the picture above, but you can probably still see part of a bright yellow digger in the corner. Kensington Palace is currently undergoing some kind of building work. Not sure how they’re going to make it better- we thought this was the  back, because it is a pretty horrible red brick building.

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Saying that, it is in a nice park, so it’s not all bad. And it has a nice statue of Queen Victoria (made by her daughter, Louise. Check me and my Victorian knowledge.)

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Inside, it’s pretty disappointing. Out of all the historical places I’ve visited in London, it’s the one I enjoyed least (though the company was excellent- my housemate Claire kept me entertained by pointing out phallic trees and books filled with countless job possibilities.)

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Is that not just the best job in the world? Anyway, Kensington Palace was a massive let down because of 3 things.

1. Half the rooms were empty. Pretty rubbish, considering I’d paid £13.20 to get in.

2. The rooms that did have things in them didn’t really explain what the things were. I like to learn!

And 3. There was a ‘hidden door’ in one of the rooms (like in Downton Abbey, natch) and I was very excited to go and find it, but when we got there it had been propped open. I mean, what’s the point of having a hidden door if you’re going to reveal it straight away?

There is no point.

It wasn’t all bad though. We got to see some nice paintings, and I learnt about how Queen Anne had lots of children that died (so sad!) And I saw many penis shaped trees.

So that was my weekend!

(I look scared in the window booth picture because when I sat down the walls started talking to me and it was unexpected.)