Monthly Roundup – August

I’ve taken screen shots from my Instagram to remind me, and show you what I’ve been up to this month.

Skincare and Haircare

I cut my curly hair using tips from Brad Mondo and tips from various natural hair vloggers to style my 2C curls.

I changed my contraception so got quite a few hormonal spots and this Body Shop Tea Tree, Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner was invaluable; as was The Ordinary, Lactic Acid which very gently and naturally exfoliates.

Now it’s the end of August and my skin has settled so I’m using Neal’s Yard Remedies Orange Flower Toner and Orange Flower Moisturiser everyday to keep my skin all glowy and nourished (along with the The Ordinary Lactic Acid twice a week).

Food, glorious food!

Me and my bloke spent our Tesco vouchers on Pizza Express (who will be going into liquidation next month apparently) and order two ‘new’ veggie pizzas and all of the salad.

To take advantage of the governments ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme we went to Ruyi Vegetarian Restaurant. Amazing!

I’ve gotten back into the fake meat brand Vivera and have been making simple stir-fries. Like these Vivera Shwarma Kebab strips with rice and pea and sweet corn and Jamaican Jerk BBQ sauce.

The hot weather made really reduced my appetite so these mezze/tapas style bowls were great to nibble on.

Style

I’ve had purchasing a Nirvana tee at the back of my mind for decades and this month I found an official pale pink one. Cute and grungy!

I got sick of buying summer shoes that were either too flat and bad for my shitty joints or too heavy or that flew off my feet going down stairs. I bit the bullet and bought Crocs. I actually think these look pretty bad-ass as they remind me of late 80’s/early 90’s street style. Here’s my full review of Crocs.

I still think the simplest thing to wear is a maxi dress. Hides a ton of sins and all you have to choose are shoes and then a jacket/cardigan for evening.

Lifestyle

In the crazy hot weather I’ve been wearing these sandals from Newlook, drinking Rockstar blueberry energy drink, using this light and fruity perfume from Eden and ( even with my limited concentration span) flew through My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite.

The households charity shop donations for the second quarter of the year: A crazy wide pair of linen trousers, a face scrub you have to mix from powder (I managed to spill the first pot everywhere), vest I’m now too big for, too small jeans, a teeny-tiny dress from Japan, shoes which I’ve had over a decade and worn out.

Tips on How Not To Be Constantly Late and a fun checklist to see How Basic Are You?

Listened to

80’s pop and bluesy rock.

Watched

Snowfall about the start of the crack epidemic in early 80’s LA, like a mixture of Breaking Bad, The Getdown and The Wire.

Canada’s Drag Race, love Priyanka!

Galdem (on BBC iPlayer) about women making it in the UK grime scene.

Read

My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite.

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First Impressions of Ruyi Vegetarian Restaurant

Finally visited Ruyi Vegetarian House (Withington) who do delicious vegetarian and vegan food, specialising in mock-meats.

They are doing the #eatouttohelpoutscheme during the week.

The general standard of cooking was fantastic and the staff (even though they were so busy) were so attentive. Really relaxed, friendly atmosphere too.

I ordered: Peking Ribs (lovely), Salt and Pepper Tofu (quality), Mixed Veg (subtle seaweed flavour).

My Bloke ordered: Peking Ribs, Satay Chicken (amazing) and Stir Fried Mushroom (lovely).

They’re moving to Chorlton very soon, which is a very trendy and unique place to be. I do think it will be such a shame for this part of Withington that another veggie/vegan place has gone, along with the closure of Boho Utopia cafe recently.

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How Basic Are You? Just for fun :o)

    • You own a Hydroflask or Waterbottle #
    • You buy pretty stationary #
    • You never use it #
    • You wear scrunchies #
    • You have an avatar of yourself and change it’s outfits regularly #
    • You have had a yoga/fitness instructor/physio “change your life” #
    • You buy so many scented candles #
    • But rarely light them #
    • You have a favourite nut milk #
    • You LOVE Riverdale #
    • You plan events by making Pinterest/mood boards
    • You have lots of retro and vintage ‘inspired’ things but they are all new #
    • You have an astrology/arrow/love heart/infinity tattoo
    • You ‘do’ brunch #
    • You take group photos and put retro filters on them #
    • You love Taylor Swift
    • You own a Nutri Bulit/blender/juicer #
    • You’ve said “I seriously need to detox!” #
    • You’ve gone to Glasto/Coachella
    • You explain that you’re “weird and so ditzy”
    • You watch Love Actually/Bridget Jones/The Holiday every Christmas
    • You love oversized jumpers with tiny shorts/leggings #
    • Your favourite season is Autumn/fall
    • You put Christmas/Halloween decorations up asap #
    • You’ve posted throw back photos of holidays saying “Take me back…” #
    • You’ve bought a book because a celeb recommended it #
    • You watch Love Island
    • You use the words ‘literally’ and ‘basically’ way too much #
    • You love iced lattes or mochas #
    • You live in Ugg’s, Tivas, Crocs or ‘Berkies’ #
    • You’ve been a ‘sexy’ version of something for Halloween #
    • You’ve watched Keeping Up With The Kardashians deliberately #
    • You’ve made your own denim shorts/halter top #
    • You love the (younger) royal family #
    • You love “a cheeky Nando’s”/Visit to Chipotle
    • You’ve made a TikTok/Insta story in baggy joggers but full makeup
    • You feel so much better when you’ve had your nails ‘done’
    • Your ‘reasonable’ amount of plushies/teddies is taking over your space #
    • You call everyone hon/chick/babes/sweetie whether they like it or not #
    • You do quizes like this #

    This is inspired by a quiz from Buzzfeed. I’ve changed it to incorporate a more UK based audience and added and removed a few things. Here are Freddie and Kelsey, two US influencers, taking it themselves for As/Is channel.

    What did you score? I got 29/40, which doesn’t really surprise me!

     

    Monthly Round Up – July

    Style

    I’ve mostly been wearing this combo or these pants with the-dye tops. I’m all about clashing prints this summer.

    I bought these adorable and very unique Freda Kahlo earrings by Wilderness from Sour Cherry, who are located in Afflecks and they also have an online shop.

    I’ve been wearing this outfit (shrug, maxi dress, black gladiator sandals) the few times we’ve been out and about.

    I posted about Items of Clothing That Seem Ideal in Theory but…

    Hated my heavy, long fringe in the heat so gave myself a short choppy one instead.

    Food

    After reading that Pizza Express will be slowly closing branches permanently from September my Bloke used up his Tesco points and treated us to a meal. We thought it crap that the rocket didn’t come with the mozzarella and tomato so we ordered that as well. We also ordered three 14″ pizzas which were amazing. A spicy, smokey one with aubergine, peppers and humus (added after cooking); a slightly sweet one with sultanas, black olives and red onion and a cheesy one with garlic.

    I tried Aldi’s No Steak Bake which had the loveliest flakey pastry and a mince sauce that was so rich it would have suited a Spag Bol better!

    Did a comprehensive Cupboard and Fridge Shop at Ocado (didn’t realise they have Follow Your Heart Cheese unfortunately). It’s all gluten and dairy free apart from the pepperoni which has milk in the flavouring.

    We visited V Revolution. I had this cheese burger with bacon, slaw and onion rings. My bloke had the burger between two doughnuts which he said was very tasty and not as weird as you’d think. Okay…!?

    I’ve started putting chilli (fresh, or oil, or sauce), spring onion and crushed roasted peanuts on everything. So refreshing for summer!

    Skincare and Makeup

    If I Could Only Use One Skincare Product this is what I chose and explained why.

    I blogged about my Lifestyle Tips for Maintaining Healthy Skin.

    Unpopular Opinions – Makeup Tag was surprisingly fun to join in with. Spotted on Just Geeking By.

    Lifestyle

    I posted 20 Tips for Living a Greener, More Sustainable Lifestyle

    Another tag which I find by the lovely Heather over at Just Geeking By was The 90’s Tag I was a teen in the 90’s so this was so much fun!

    The last tag I joined in with was The Daily Gratitude Tag – Home Sweet Home

    TV

    Limitless – a spin off from the film staring Bradley Cooper. A guy who’s on pills which expand his mind consults for the FBI. Light and entertaining.

    Preacher – About a preacher, a con-woman and a vampire ft. God and a murderous Saint. Totally nuts!

    Films

    The Avengers films – Never get bored of these.

    Captain America – Kinda boring.

    Mortal Engines – Film Set in the future most cities will have morphed into huge machines which move around and swallow smaller cities to survive but not all cities are as ruthless as this. Two young people fight to find justice and fairness. Based on the Mortal Engines Quartet books by Philip Reeve.

    Super 8 – A film incredibly similar to Stranger Things before that series was created.

    Youtube

    Brad Mondo – Very honest, funny, sweet hairdresser who reacts to people doing their own hair and also does tutorials.

    Music

    Kate Bush album Hounds of Love; Fun Loving Criminals album Scooby Snacks; Lady Ice (fellow Mancunian) single No Silence; Nadia Rose single Skwod.

    If there’s anything you want to ask me or to tell me, please leave a comment, I love reading them and replying to you!

    πŸ–€βœ¨Chrissieβœ¨πŸ–€

    20 Tips for Living a Greener, More Sustainable Lifestyle

    TIPS ON LIVING A GREEN LIFESTYLE

    1. Recycle/Upcycle
    2. Reuse/Repair
    3. Buy organic
    4. Reduce plastic consumption (use wooden/fabric/glass/metal alternatives)
    5. Avoid single use plastic
    6. Support independent companies
    7. Buy local produce
    8. Campaign/fund raise for wildlife and nature
    9. Drive an electric car or cycle or use public transport
    10. Use cruelty free and natural skincare, selfcare and household products
    11. Buy from and donate to charity shops
    12. Sell quality items on Depop and donate the money to smaller charities
    13. Use fabric tote bags for shopping
    14. Grow your own veg (growing a little tomato or chilli plant or regrowing veg ends like lettuce on your windowsill counts)
    15. Avoid fast fashion as much as possible
    16. Get clothes altered and learn how to hem and use darts to alter size/shape (fairly easy but makes a huge difference).
    17. Buy your electricity and gas from Good Energy/Ecotricity
    18. Use the phone provider Eco Talk
    19. Turn off the light when you leave the room
    20. Wear another layer, rather than turning up the heating

    Just do your best and don’t stress!

    πŸ’šβœ¨Chrissieβœ¨πŸ’š

    Life Lately – June

    June has flown by, which is weird considering I’ve been out of the house a whole…one time! I’ve been very grateful for the, frankly shite, weather Manchester has had this month, as it’s been a well needed break from the crazy heatwave of May.

    Pride Month

    My love and respect goes out to the LGBTQ community as always, whatever your sexuality and however you identify. I’ve always been proud that I live in a city with year-round acceptance (in a general sense) and awareness. I think this is thanks to the The Gay Village, plus a great Pride Parade and festival.

    Food

    Been switching all month between having cups of tea with sausage and mash to having a cold beers and mezze.

    Independent Artist or Business

    GDBEE Art is by Geneva who makes the most gorgeous graphic art of women of colour. She’s also created the webtoon Hovergirls, about two alien fighting cousins who work in a coffee shop by day. The entire Hovergirls series is available to read on phone/device or PC.

    Lifestyle

    I’ve changed my bedroom from being the place where stuff gets dumped, into a place where I actually want to spend time. a) I’ve had a big clean and tidy b) I’ve brought in more storage c) Updated a dark toned LOTR poster to a lighter toned and very neat dragon canvas d) I’ve reduced the amount of Funko Pops and books/papers piled everywhere.

    Reading

    The Getaway Girls by Dee McDonald is roadtrip comedy about three rather different friends, all past middle age, who decide they are unhappy with their lot and want to start a new adventure through France and Italy. I’ll review it once I’ve finished reading. I’m a third of the way in and enjoying it!

    New Fringe

    I was sick of my giant wavy fringe which needed cutting constantly and was way too hot and wide. I watched Birds of Prey (which I loved, but thought the bad guy was just plain annoying) and cut myself a new punky, shorter fringe. Freshly cut it looks a little too perfect but it does naturally have a lot of movement and looks spikey if I apply styling putty.

    Here is me as a kid in the 80’s with a very different kind of fringe lol

    I hope you’ve all been finding things to make you happy, in these turbulent times!

    πŸ–€βœ¨Chrissieβœ¨πŸ–€

    Pyjama-style Fashion

    As seen on catwalks and in glossy magazines over the past several years, pyjama-style fashion is sticking around. It’s cool how items which look like PJ’s separately, can also look surprisingly smart when you put them together right.

    I should have rolled the sleeves up for the first one though.

    Shirt – Missguided

    Cami – Boohoo

    Palazzo Pants – Matalan

    Sandals – Newlook

    Earrings – Forage

    Hair Clips – Claire’s

    Scrunchy – Claire’s

    I’d love to know, in these strange times have you managed to pull off wearing actual PJ’s outside and how did that go?

    πŸ–€βœ¨Chrissie βœ¨πŸ–€

    The Stuck at Home Blog Tag

    The Rules

    β€’ Thank the person that nominated you (I found this tag on Cranky Autistic and decided to join in!)

    β€’ Answer all the questions below

    β€’ Pingback to the creator: Ellyn at Allonsythornraxxbooks

    β€’ Nominate five other book bloggers to do this tag (or just leave it as a free-for-all)

    What Are You Currently Reading? 

    Tina Turner’s autobiography My Love Story. She writes like she’s having a chat with a friend, with all of her personality coming through.

    What’s Your Favourite Can’t Leave The House Activity?

    Connecting with people through blogging and social media. I don’t have a smart phone, so can’t do this out of the house, unless I’m in a free wi-fi area. I want to be fully engaged in the moment outside the house anyway.

    A Book You’ve Been Meaning to Read?

    The Velveteen Rabbit. I watched a cartoon film of it as a little kid and it was the first story that made me feel a crazy amount of emotions. “Whaaaaaaah!” “Yaaaaaaaaay!”

    An Intimidating Book on Your TBR?

    The last two books in the Otherworld series by Tad Williams. It’s very thick and pretty trippy and also disturbing in places so it was giving me vivid, hyper-real dreams of that nature. So literally and literary intimidating!

    Top Three Books on Your TBR?

    The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman (prequel to film Practical Magic)

    On The Come Up by Angie Thomas (an urban drama about an up and coming female rapper)

    Astragal by Albertine Sarrazin (Patti Smith loves this book)

    Recommend a Short Book

    Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley. A gritty neo-noir detective novel, covering race, the American dream, status, trust and self respect.

    Recommend a Long Book

    His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. An amazing multi-layered story. The film and TV adaptation missed out entire plot lines which were vital to understanding the thing as a whole. Please just read the book instead.

    Something You’d Love to Do While Stuck at Home? 

    Get into baking but have someone else shop for ingredients, take it out of the hot oven and then tidy up and wash up afterward. So I’d be chucking stuff into a bowl, mixing and awkwardly rolling/folding and messily filling/icing, all the fun stuff basically! I’m heavily playing the Dyspraxia and chronic fatigue card here aren’t I, hehee!

    What Book Do You Plan on Reading Next?

    A comedy-drama about three more-mature women going on a road trip together through Italy, having fun and discovering lots of surprises about themselves and each other. Can’t for the life of me remember who it’s by or what it’s called! It’s my light summer read for when I’m brain fogged in the heat (appropriate vague answer then I guess).

    Hope you found my (slightly random) answers interesting. I’m not tagging anyone as I don’t want them to feel pressured in this weirdest of times, so if you want to join in, then just join in!

    Tag me in your post so I can have a read of your answers and please make sure you mention the original creator Ellyn (link above).

    πŸ–€βœ¨Chrissieβœ¨πŸ–€

    The Ultimate Film List Challenge

    Put an emoji against each film you’ve seen, count them up and see how you did!

    I got 162 out of 225

    The Revenant πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Rocky Horror Picture Show πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Grease πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Pirates of the Caribbean franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Harold Lloyd Safety Last πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Footloose

    Fight Club πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Parasite

    Maze Runner franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Great Gatsby πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Neverending Story

    Blazing Saddles

    Airplane πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Princess Bride πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Anchorman πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Crazy Rich Asians

    A Few GoodmenπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    In The Line of FireπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    How to Train Your Dragon films πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Napoleon Dynamite πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Labyrinth πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Saw

    Step Brothers πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    White Noise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Some Like It HotπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    50 First Dates

    The Princess Diaries πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Nightmare Before Christmas πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Scream franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Dark CrystalπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Ginger SnapsπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Edward Scissor HandsπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Superbad πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Million Dollar Baby πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Harry Potter franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Resident Evil πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Wedding Singer πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Lilo & Stitch πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Finding Nemo πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Finding Neverland πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Jurassic Park films πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Signs πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    My Neighbour Totoro πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Coralline 😱

    White Chicks πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Butterfly Effect πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    13 Going on 30

    iRobot πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    AIπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Universal SoldierπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Devil Wears Prada πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Deep Impact! πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Gridiron Gang πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Never Been Kissed πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Meet The Parents πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    10 Things I Hate About YouπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Mean Girls πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    A Knights TaleπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    KING KONG

    The Terminal πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Sisterhood of the Travelling PantsπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Baby Driver

    Dumb & Dumber πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Final Destination franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    HalloweenπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Ring

    Bad SantaπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Hitchcock’s Rear Window

    Mrs Doubtfire πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Rock of AgesπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Practical Magic πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Chicago πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Ghost Ship πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    From Hell πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    HellboyπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Secret Window πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    I Am Sam πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Truman ShowπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Day After Tomorrow πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Hunger Games franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Child’s Play

    Seed of Chucky

    Bride of Chucky πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    P.S. I Love YouπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Just Married πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Gothika

    Sixteen Candles

    Coach Carter πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Grudge

    The Mask πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Bad Boys franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Joy Ride

    Lucky Number Slevin

    AvatarπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Alien Franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Ocean’s Eleven πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Ocean’s TwelveπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Ocean’s ThirteenπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Howls Moving CastleπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Bourne franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Bond franchise (new)πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Black Swan πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Kingsman: The Secret Service πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Princess and the Frog (Disney)πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Mummy franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Predator franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Fog πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Ice Age franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Best Exotic Marigold HotelπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Independence Day πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Cujo

    A Bronx Tale

    Darkness Falls

    Christine πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    ET πŸ’—

    Children of the Corn

    Leon πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Maid in Manhattan πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    War of the Worlds πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Rush Hour franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Best Bet

    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    She’s All That πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Calendar Girls

    Sideways πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Mars Attacks πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Event Horizon

    Ever After

    Wizard of Oz (original)πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Forrest Gump πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Big Trouble in Little China πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Terminator franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Ant Man πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Ant Man and the WaspπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Die Hard franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Spider Man franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Batman franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Blade RunnerπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Jeepers Creepers

    Jeepers Creepers 2

    Catch Me If You Can πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Little Mermaid πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Freaky Friday πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Reign of Fire

    The Skulls

    Cruel Intentions πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    BurlesqueπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Shrek️ franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Swimfan

    Miracle on 34th Street πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Old School

    The Notebook πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    K-PaxπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Krippendorf’s Tribe

    A Walk to Remember

    Kidulthood films πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Boogeyman

    The 40-year-old Virgin

    Little Miss SunshineπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Lord of the Rings franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Indiana Jones franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Basketball DiariesπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Hostel

    Do the Right Thing πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    House of 1000 Corpses

    Devils Reject

    Elf πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    HighlanderπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Mothman Prophecies️

    American History XπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Jacket

    Kung Fu Hustle

    Shaolin Soccer

    Night Watch

    Monsters Inc πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Titanic πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Shaun Of the Dead πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Legally BlondeπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    High Tension

    Club Dread

    Hulk πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Dawn Of the Dead πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Hook πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Mad Max (old or new)πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    28 days later πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Ghostbusters franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Phantasm

    Water World 🀣

    Kill Bill Vol 1 πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Kill Bill Vol 2 πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Mortal Kombat

    Wolf Creek

    Kingdom of Heaven πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Hills Have Eyes

    Miss Congeniality πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Last House on the Left

    Re-Animator

    Army of Darkness

    Star Wars franchise

    Joker

    The Irishman

    The Matrix franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Evil Dead1

    Evil Dead 2

    Team America: World Police

    Red Dragon πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Silence of the Lambs πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Hannibal πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Breakfast Club πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Grown Ups

    Dazed and confused

    Natural Born KillersπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Pretty in Pink πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Sweet Charity πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Polar Express πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    American Werewolf in London πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Fantastic Four πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Leprechaun

    The Blindside πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Inside Out

    How did you do?

    Let me know your score and what you want (or don’t want) to watch! I’ve got The Irishman, Joker and Inside Out on my watch list. I have no intention to watch any horror films – ever.

    πŸ–€βœ¨Chrissieβœ¨πŸ–€

    Have You Ever… Blog Tag

    A bit of geeky, PG fun in this time of craziness.
    Have you ever…?

    🏎 Driven or been driven at 100 miles an hourNo but that sounds fun!

    βš”οΈ Learned a possibly deadly skill – Axe throwing?

    🚁 Ridden in a helicopter- Yes for my 21st but it was a bit boring
    πŸ™€ Gone zip lining – No because it was closed! *sob*

    🏈 πŸ’ Been to an NFL game or Ice Hockey – Yes (Manchester Storm)

    πŸ‘½ Watched Dr Who – Yes, because Peter Capaldi was the Dr

    🍁 Been to Canada – No but I’d like to live there
    🏰 Visited Disney – Nah

    πŸ— Visited an actual castle – Many times on holidays in Wales

    🎲 Visited Vegas – No
    🍽 Eaten alone at a restaurant – No, unless you count cafes

    🎹 Played an instrument – Saxophone (badly), Electric Guitar (a bit better)

    🏍 Ridden a motorcycle – No, sadly
    πŸ‡ Ridden a horse – Do Blackpool donkeys count?
    πŸ’‰ Donated blood – Not yet. My blood pressure is all over the place because I get tachycardia easily.
    πŸ‚β›· Been skiing/snow boarding – Not but I’d love to try snowboarding

    πŸ• Gone camping – Once, it was cozy.

    πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ€ Gone to a festival – Beatherder. The 1st time, we won The Golden ticket and got in for free and got Β£100 beer money and free merch and it was warm and sunny. The 2nd time was a total, freezing mud bath.

    πŸš— Driven a stick shift -Yes, 3 lessons, never again! My instructor who I got on brilliantly with asked me to reconsider driving!
    πŸš“ Ridden in a police car? – Taken me home a few times
    🚀 Driven a boat – I was on a boat and we rescued another little boat that was sinking.
    🐌 Eaten Escargot – No!
    🚒 Been on a cruise – No
    πŸŽ₯ Been on TV – No

    πŸ“° Been in a paper/book/magazine – A few times, winning competitions. I got to ask actress Saroise Ronnan and (my idol at the time) Juliette Lewis questions. I also won a huge goodie bag (the middle shelf of Cosmopolitan magazines beauty cupboard) for best outfit. I got the below photo published in Festival Annual (and therefor got a free copy of it).

    🍣 Eaten Sushi- Yes all the time (avocado)
    🌌 Seen a UFO – Maybe?
    πŸ— Been Bungie jumping – OH HELL NO!

    πŸ¦” Rescued an animal – A hedgehog outside a theme park. Everyone was just staring and photographing it so I picked it up with my hoodie and put it in some bushes across the motorway (where it was heading).

    🀩 Met someone rather famous – Erm, Eddie Izzard, Hurley from Lost, Craig Charles

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    Okay, your turn, just copy and paste the questions and include a link to the blog where you found it.

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    Hello lovely people, I can’t wait to read your answers!

    πŸ–€βœ¨Chrissieβœ¨πŸ–€