A blog about everything I love! From Astronomy to music and everything in between. I cover 'sudoscience' - We've got aliens, and conspiracy theories, disclosure, want to ascend? Me too..... Then I spin it the whole other way and give you 'factual science' with cool stuff I've been learning at university. I share choice music, books, funny websites, silly hobbies, people, fun and food. Join me on a crazy ride through my life on this wonderful planet we call Earth!

Monday, 30 December 2013

rehash.....



I thought because this year was coming to an end that I would rehash one of the banners that introduced my readers to my blog in 2013. I cant believe the year is almost over! Thanks for following and chatting and reading - have an awesome 2014~~

Finding the right book

I'm deep into my summer reading faze! Summer reading should be light humorous and  fun! No point getting into anything dark because it just doesn't go with the season! If you looking for a good summer read try something by Cathy Kelly, Danielle Steel or Chrissie Manby if your into contemporary romances or chic lit! If you want something with a bit more meat, you might want to try Eleanor Brown or Victoria Fox! For something from another genre you could go with Sue Townsend or Sam De Brito!

Happy Reading!!


Christian Dior


Saturday, 28 December 2013

 

Thursday, 26 December 2013

So many books

I got 6 books for Christmas and some bath stuff - guess whose going to be reading in the bath all summer!!!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013


Merry Christmas Everyone!



I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thanks for following and commenting on all my posts - I hope you get lots of lovely pressies and have a relaxing holiday xxxxx

I'm a shoeaholic!!!!


Monday, 23 December 2013


Questions you may or may not want to ask yourselves while watching Macaulay Culkin Eat a Slice of Pizza.......




I found this article and thought I would share because I like weird shit!
 
 


Normally if you hear about Macaulay Culkin this time of year, it’s because people are re-watching his classic Christmas films Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (never let anyone convince you there was a third one—never happened).

Unfortunately, Mac appears determined to tarnish your memories because he recorded a four-minute-27-second video of himself eating a slice of pizza — a task he does with the enthusiasm of someone forced to delivery a eulogy at the funeral of a distant relative.
Pretty terrifying, right? Here are 46 questions we had while watching the video:
Wait, that’s what Macaulay Culkin looks like now?
Is he Charlie Hunnam’s stunt double on Sons of Anarchy?
Where did they find him?
Why does he have so much wrist clutter? Did he put on extra because he knew he’d be shooting this video?
Why is this video available in no resolution better than 480p? (Note: This is probably a good thing.)
Why is the pizza in a bag like that? That’s not how you bag a pizza. It’s always a side bag. This bag is huge.
Oregano?
Where is he right now?
Is the pizza hot? It looks good.
Why isn’t the oregano coming out?
Who is Mac talking to when he says, “It’s not coming out?”
Why does he give up so quickly?
Why didn’t they check to make sure the oregano worked before filming?
Is he going to fold the pizza? (Nope.)
Why does he look like he really doesn’t want to be wherever he is, or eating the slice?
Has he ever eaten a slice of pizza before?
Why does he look so sad?
Does he know he’s being filmed?
Do the pizza oils get trapped in his beard?
Why does he keep looking up?
Does he know it makes things even creepier when he breaks the fourth wall?
Oh wait what in the name of all things holy is he doing now?
Are you even allowed to rip the crust off the pizza? And with such disdain?
And if you are, shouldn’t you take more than three bites before deciding you’re finished?
Wait, why did he switch from non-folding to folding? That’s definitely not allowed.
Who taught him to eat pizza like this?
He’s done already? There’s at least a third of that slice left.
Did he get full? Did he decide he doesn’t like pizza anymore? Was he so disgusted by his own tactics that he couldn’t bear the thought of another bite?
Why was he so intent on balling the pizza up with the plate and napkins before putting it all in the original bag, and balling that bag up into as small a ball as he could?
Wait, how is there still another minute left in this video?
Is there a reveal coming?
Maybe this was all just a big joke and Kevin McCallister hasn’t really lost his mind and he’ll yell, “Nice night for a neck injury!” at the camera, right? That could happen.
Or not?
Is he just going to sit there looking around this empty room occasionally breaking the fourth wall for the next 50 seconds?
Oh wow, he is, isn’t he?
Who let this happen?
Who thought this was a good idea?
Why did he say, “Um, my name is Macaulay Culkin and I just finished pizza” if only one of those three things is true?
Is Pizza, New York a place? Wouldn’t it just have been easier to say “New York City?”
Is it possible to un-see this?
What kind of nightmares will I have tonight?
How many times will I need to watch Home Alone 2 to get this video out of my memory forever?

Apparently the video can be somewhat explained by the fact that Culkin has started his own pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, appropriately called “Pizza Underground,” but still. Actually now we have even more questions, but let’s just go get a slice of pizza instead.
Update: Culkin’s video was apparently based on this 1981 clip of Andy Warhol eating a Whopper from Burger King. Whether that raises more questions or fewer is up to you.

View clip here ~

http://youtu.be/Ejr9KBQzQPM





Read more: Macaulay Culkin Eats Pizza and We Have Questions | TIME.com http://entertainment.time.com/2013/12/20/macaulay-culkin-eats-pizza-and-we-have-questions/#ixzz2oHTQbDLJ



Sunday, 22 December 2013

Do not disturb

The girl was such a mess of contradictions. It had taken every ounce of his charm and negotiating skills to get her into bed in the first place. He'd had to lie through his teeth about the state of his marriage, insisting that he and Karis were 'as good as divorced' before she would so much as kiss him.

Tilly Bagshawe




Saturday, 21 December 2013



Friday, 20 December 2013

NYC



Tamara Mellon - Shoe Heaven!

 
 
I would die to be in her position - What a lucky, lucky Girl!!!!!!

Thursday, 19 December 2013

What is an Author?

An author is broadly defined as "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created. Narrowly defined, an author is the originator of any written work.



For more click this link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Author

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Art leaves woman feeling violated!

Marina Abramović, Rhythm 0, 1974

“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her. She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted.

Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly. “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.”

This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.”

This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”

This was both sad and brilliant. She’s the strongest woman I’ve ever seen in my life.
 
 

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Friday, 13 December 2013

Danielle Steel - Hot off the Press

Pure Joy

It was time again. To take a chance. To expand her life in unexpected ways. To find a companion with whom to travel the world. So a successful novelist begins a dogged search. Who knew the perfect choice would be a smaller-than-small, long-haired teacup Chihuahua named Minnie Mouse? It was love at first sight.

PURE JOY
In this funny, lovely, moving memoir, Danielle Steel tells the story of how she met a dog the size of a mouse with a personality that could light up an entire room. From Minnie’s arrival at home in San Francisco to clothes-shopping jaunts in Paris, her adventures provide the perfect backdrop for a heartfelt look at the magic that dogs bring to our lives, and how they become part of the family, making indelible memories. We meet Steel’s childhood pug, James; and Elmer, the basset hound who was steadfastly at her side in her struggling days as a young writer; Sweet Pea—unveiled in a Tiffany box for a dog-loving husband—and all those lucky dogs who shared a household of nine children, other canines, and one potbellied pig. As she reflects on the beloved pets who have brought joy, and sometimes chaos, to her home through the years, Steel also shares her thoughts on the trials and tribulations of bringing a new dog into a household, the challenges of housebreaking and compatibility, the losses we feel forever. Filled with colorful characters (human and otherwise), delightful photographs, practical wisdom drawn from long experience, and brimming with warmth and insight on every page, Pure Joy is a love letter to this special relationship—and one of the most charming books yet from the incomparable Danielle Steel. -


 See more at:
http://daniellesteel.com/hot-off-the-press/#sthash.CuZDyzSY.dpuf


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Snoozers Are, in Fact, Losers



 


I have a really random sleeping pattern. I can go weeks on end living on as little as possible sleep - writing till all hours (I seem to get inspired after 11pm at night when I am writing a novel. I turn into a night owl, I drink endless cups of tea, smoke cigarettes, wear really high shoes and sexy stockings and  drink lots, and go out dancing, and I want to travel and be inspired, and go to weird bars and drink expensive cocktails and listen to live music - any live music I can find, and I favour matching underwear and wear lots of makeup and buy lots of new clothes - sexy clothes. Dresses and skirts and flimsy tops, I smile a lot, and I take lots of photos, and I spend hours on the net sourcing weird and interesting things, pictures, articles, blogs, I paint my nails black, I think a lot, I read, I ponder life, I get deep and dark and soulful and I have lots of baths) and I really enjoy it, that part of my life - the weird wonderful world of a writer, dreamer, life enthusiast  - until my alarm goes off in the morning and I have only had 5 hours sleep, and then I hit the snooze button 4 times hating the 2am bedtime from the night before and the alcohol and cigarettes and just begging for five more minutes. I continue on this path until my weary body is crying out for sleep and I spend the day in bed. After which, feeling utterly refreshed and ready to go out there and take life by the balls, I tend to go back to said routine until it happens again. This can go on for 6 months. 

At the moment I am currently experiencing a different sleeping arrangement for the last 4 months and have been tucked up in bed watching a movie or some silly show on TV by 9pm. (Except for the odd occasion)Yes getting up in the morning is a hell of a lot easier when your properly rested. I'm Tara the ghost writer, the article writer, being responsible, cooking lots of delicious foods, sweeping my floor, reading a lot, relaxing, listening to music, seeing friends, family, looking at the stars. I'm kind of like what next? I'm ready for something else.
 Its summer now and its getting very hot here so I think I'll end up on the sleepless restless lay awake in bed at night Tara, that I really enjoy lol. The unpredictable nature of my sleeping patterns may contribute to the various moods I can find myself in - but that's another story,

I did in fact find and article about the ramifications of hitting the snooze button in the morning - and why I feel even worse than I should because apparently hitting the snooze button it is actually making it harder to get up instead of just going with the first alarm.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/12/science-of-sleep-trouble-with-snooze-buttons.html?utm_source=tny&utm_campaign=generalsocial&utm_medium=facebook

Come for the conceptual shoes; stay for the sexism, self-pity and the horrific writing!

I came across this little gem and just had to share it with y'all. It definitely made me smile!




Whip out your tiny violins for artist Sebastian Errazuriz, who this week at Art Basel debuted a collection of women's shoes inspired by 12 women who, at one time or another, gave him boners. Each boner shoe has its own accompanying story, like an American Girl doll except every story is ultimately about a whiny guy having a sex and then being like ugh, this loser who had sex with me! Real ground-breaking stuff.
For the uninitiated, Art Basel is an annual event in Miami Beach where the world's insufferable's gather to mingle and congratulate each other for being very, very rich and spend $PUBLIC UNIVERSITY TUITION on pieces of contemporary art that definitely proves to people who visit their houses that they bought art one time. Look! A giant hat! Look! Mad Morley Safer in a glass box!
Anyway, this year's show featured an offering by Errazuriz, who, with the help of several designers, his hurt feelings, and nude photos he snapped of his ex girlfriends, made "12 Shoes For 12 Lovers," which he revealed one by one on a Tumblr dedicated to the project over the last week or so. To his credit (or maybe I should give half credit to the people who actually put the shoes together), some of the designs are kind of lovely. But the project's website features nude images of women which Errazuriz admits didn't necessarily give him permission to use images of their bodies in the promotion of his artwork (the artist defends his choice to include the images by saying that no faces are shown). And— strikes two and three — the descriptions accompanying the shoes, which ostensibly were written by Errazuriz, are a hot mess. Maybe he should have hired a word designer to do the actual work for him.
Here's a sampling of the exhibit, which I'm calling "Exit Through The Payless."
 
 
 
for more on this interesting story and to check out all the shoes click this link
 


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Cathy Kelly

Emma nodded. Now was not the time to get into Kirsten's blinkered view of life. Like the naughty toddlers who thought that if they covered their eyes and couldn't see you, you could no longer see them, Kirsten believed that nothing could hurt her unless she actually looked it straight in the eye.


Someone Like You

Writing Articles

Today I am writing articles for a dentist chain here on the GC. Its funny though I have been focused on a Ghost Writing project for the last 4 months, and the format (no format really) is totally different. I haven't written an article for some time and I found it a bit hard to get I, back into the swing of things this morning. However with one down I am now back on - only 7 to go by Friday....

Monday, 9 December 2013

Sunday, 8 December 2013

What an amazing Weekend!

 

I had such a great weekend - why? Because I was lucky enough to spend the night at Peppers Bale Resort at Salt.
 
Yes, It was amazing! If you don't believe me check out the link at the bottom of this post.
 
Why was it amazing? Well, not only did I get to spend the entire day on Saturday and then the night in a rooftop penthouse with a spa on the roof - I ate a yummy Chicken Caesar Salad at Salt Bar and went to the beach twice - swam in a sparkling pool and had fish and chips for dinner, and drank scotch all day and night -  I did the same thing today. Plus I got to sit under the most amazingly bright stars, and watch the Byron Bay lighthouse warning the ships passing by not to come too close. It was so relaxing and just what the doctor ordered!

If you want to check it out here is the link

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Does sucking someone's finger do this to you?

He traced the high cheekbones, trailed his fingers across her full, quivering lips, letting one finger slide languorously into her mouth. Instinctively, she sucked on it,  holding him prisoner while her tongue ran over it, tasting the saltiness of his skin. As moments went, it was more erotic than any she had shared with a man before, and they were in a restaurant!

Cathy Kelly

So when do I change paragraphs?

 
FYI - When I first started out being an avid reader I had a pretty good idea as to when I was supposed to change paragraphs but it never hurts to take a quick refresher course so you know what's what  - :-)

Wednesday, 4 December 2013


I was a little intimidated at first....

 
 
Bridgette does that to people.......



What is a novel?

A novel is a long prose narrative that describes fictional characters and events, usually in the form of a sequential story. The genre has historical roots in antiquity and the fields of medieval and early modern romance and in the tradition of the novella. The latter, an Italian word used to describe short stories, supplied the present generic English term in the 18th century.
Further definition of the genre is historically difficult. The construction of the narrative, the plot, the relation to reality, the characterization, and the use of language are usually discussed to show a novel's artistic merits. Most of these requirements were introduced to literary prose in the 16th and 17th centuries, in order to give fiction a justification outside the field of factual history.


for more click this link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novel




Creative Writing

Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes. Due to the looseness of the definition, it is possible for writing such as feature stories to be considered creative writing, even though they fall under journalism, because the content of features is specifically focused on narrative and character development. Both fictional and non-fictional works fall into this category, including such forms as novels, biographies, short stories, and poems. In the academic setting, creative writing is typically separated into fiction and poetry classes, with a focus on writing in an original style, as opposed to imitating pre-existing genres such as crime or horror. Writing for the screen and stage—screenwriting and playwriting—are often taught separately, but fit under the creative writing category as well.


For more click this link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_writing



Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Where's those bangin beats....

I've been in a fucking terrible mood all day and it isn't getting any better! I either A need to put myself to bed 
Or B slap myself around a bit - however if B is the only option I would prefer someone else do it because then I may get some sort of enjoyment out of it! 

If neither A not B are options I have listen to music, although if you have read the previous post then you would already know I am stuck there too! 
I usually can come across some amaze gems hidden amongst the usual suspects,  but tonight I need some help! The person or people who usually supply me with an exorbitant amount of cool beats to get me through my life are either not speaking to me - (because I am such a bad person ) have other commitments to other activities and despite good intentions have failed to supply said list and the others taste is all over the shop and it's hard to relate to most of it! Shit - come on music man just give me what I need!!!



I need....

I need new music in my life - anyone got any cool suggestions that I can listen too - it would really be appreciated ;-)

I'm having a shit day

There's a song about this isn't there? 
Fuck the world right now and all the things that are making me annoyed and sad and wishing I was anywhere but here! So sick of everything and no money and assholes and revenue sucking policeman that pull me over for no reason and then pick my life apart! We would all like to have a fab car and enough money to do everything we can and pay all out bills but there are some of us that just can't fucking afford it and that should be okay too! The world is too segregated and stupid and there is nothing we can do to change it bar win the lotto ! 

Fuck the system !!!!

Monday, 2 December 2013

Legs and heels


Girls



Hangover from the weekend

I've had such a huge weekend I just can't get going this morning! I've already managed to avoid doing any work by convincing myself a bubble bath and a book is a way better option! Then pretzels and a game on my phone distracted me further and now I'm writing about my doing nothing for 3 hours in a blog post and passing it off as doing some work! 


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