Thursday, 20 July 2017

Film | In the Cinema - July #2

July 20th

Wish Upon - A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.

July 21st

Dunkirk - Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Dunkirk 2017 Banner

July 26th

Girls Trip - When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

July 28th

Hounds of Love - A cold-blooded predatory couple while cruising the streets in search of their next victim, will stumble upon a 17-year-old high school girl, who will be sedated, abducted and chained in the strangers' guest room.

Stratton - A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.

47 Meters Down - Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Blogger Picks | June #3

Kat | With Love From Kat - Wedding Attire
Caitlin | Southern Curls & Pearls - Palm Print Romper
Emily | Cupcakes and Cashmere - Weekly Wardrobe
Megan | Pages By Megan - The Kooples in Paris
Rachel | Pink Peonies - Isla Rose Turns Two...
Helena | Brooklyn Blonde - Motherhood: A Personal Story
Blair | Atlantic Pacific - The Bright Dress //
Angelica | Angelica Blick - Yellow Fields
Maegan | Love Maegan - Surrender and Acceptance // It's Okay If I Don't Have A Baby
Luanna | Le Happy - Old Ways
Camilla | Camilla Styles - 16 Best Summer Punch Recipes
Jessica | How Sweet It Is - Strawberry Summer Water
Helena | Brooklyn Blonde - A Linen Summer {The White Company}
Angelica | Angelica Blick - City of Hvar
Naomi | Love Taza - Bermuda! Bermuda! All The Photos & Father's Day
Emily | Wendy's Lookbook - The V&A Museum :: Embellished Dress & Pretty Pleats
Julia | Gal Meets Glam - Saturday Market in Apt, Provence
Emily | Stiletto Beats - My Custom Morilee Wedding Dress Reveal + Why I Think Every Bride Needs A Reception Dress
Cailin | Southern Curls & Pearls - White Maxi Romper In Charleston

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Saturday, 15 July 2017

TV | Attack on Titan (2013)

Attack on Titan Tv Show

Japanese Cast: Yūki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Marina Inoue.

American Cast: Bryce Papenbrook, Trina Nishimura, Josh Grelle.

Summary: After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Jaegar vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Genre: Action, Adventure

Seasons: 1 and 2 (currently showing)

Attack on Titan is based on a manga comic of the same name that tells the story of a world where humanity lives in cities surrounded by three gigantic walls, the outer Wall Maria, the middle Wall Rose and the inner Wall Sheena. These walls are used to protect humanity from titans, giant humanoid creatures who eat humans for unknown reasons.
The majority of people inside the walls have never seen a titan and have lived a life of relative peace, but when a giant 60-meter Colossus titan mysteriously appears and breaches the outer Wall Maria, hundreds of smaller titans invade the town of Shiganshina.

The story initially focuses on Eren Jaeger, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackermann and their childhood friend Armin Arlelt, whose homes are destroyed in the Shiganshina titan attack. Eren and Mikasa's mother is also killed in the attack, which leads Eren (followed by Mikasa and Armin) to enlist in the military as he vows to kill them all.

It sounds pretty bizarre and I thought I would hate it straight away but I absolutely loved it! I was hooked from the first episode after hearing the first line of the theme song "Guren no Yumiya" (Crimson Bow and Arrow), "Are We The Pray? No We Are The Hunters!"
I was so upset when the theme tune changed after the first 13 episodes, but after watching a few more episodes I fell in love with the new theme song, "Die Flügel der Freiheit" (Wings of Freedom).
Attack on Titan Still
I did get a little bit confused at times, as the episode are roughly 20-25mins long I felt like a lot of information was squashed so I felt as though I had missed a few important details. I also found myself struggling to keep track of who is who as more characters are introduced when the story jumps ahead 5 years after the attack in Shiganshina.

I also watched the dubbed version rather then original Japanese as we weren't able to read the subtitles at the time. To be honest I probably wouldn't have watched the Japanese version anyway.

I really enjoy the story and I can't wait to see what happens in season 2, but I'll definitely by watching season one again to make sure I understand everything!

Rating: 7/10
One Final Word: Great!

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Travel | Barcelona Tips

Metro Tickets

I'm putting this top of my list because I thinks it's the most important!

I read Caroline's post on 10 Things To Do In Barcelona where she talks about buying a T-10 metro ticket. Now, this was totally my plan when I got to Barcelona but instead I listened to the other girls we were staying with and bought a 5 day Hola BCN! travel card for around €33.
Th 5 day travel card includes unlimited journeys on public transport over 5 consecutive days, while the T10 is a multi-person travel card valid for 10 intermodal journeys from zones 1-6.
I told my friend to buy the T-10 and it expired on our last day so she had to buy one more ticket, but she ended up saving around €20.

I definitely recommend getting the T-10 ticket, but if you're planning on using the metro like mad, you can also get 2, 3, and 4 day Hola BCN! travelcards.
metro tickets

Places to Eat & Drink

Tapas 24 - I think I would try this again, although the food was pretty pricey we had a great server who made us fantastic cocktails.

Taller de Tapas - We visited both the Rambla Catalunya and Rambla de les Flors stores. We only ordered from the tapas menu, picked 3 plates each every time and it was just enough for one person. Cheap prices, decently sized portions (one item said grilled chicken kebab or something but comes with chips as well).

Bacoa - I definitely recommend grabbing a bite to eat here, I love a good burger and this place definitely delivered. You get to choose everything that goes into your burger, even the type of bread! I do wish they had a bigger selection of alcoholic drink (I would have killed for a cider) but if you like burgers and wine/beer this place is definitely for you.

Eyescream and Friends - I didn't get anything from here myself but I'm absolutely dying to pay this shop a visit on my next trip.

Salamanca - This is another place that we didn't visit but if you love seafood then this is probably the place for you. I totally would have gone there but the prices were a little bit too steep for us.

Soda Bus - At first we were only interested in this bar because io the bus that was inside, then we saw the cocktail list as we walked past. From what I remember they were €7-8 each. I wish we were able to try a couple more but I definitely recommend getting the Candy Mango, especially for the gram or snapchat.

Flamant - This restaurant looks super fancy outside and even fancier in the inside. The prices were very reasonable (similar to Taller de Tapas prices) cheap prices, large portions, but once again I wish there were more alcoholic choices.

food and drink

Places To Go

La Rambla - La Rambla is a tree lined street full of people, stalls and shops, there are also a number of streets just off La Rambla that definitely need to be explored.

La Boqueria Market - La Boqueria Market is located just off La Rambla full of fresh fish, seafood, fruit, vegetables and various tapas bars.

Erotic Museum of Barcelona - When we came out of the metro this was the first thing we saw and we knew our trip wouldn't be complete without a little visit. I thought it was pretty interesting, but I would have loved to have done the tour with an audio guide, which you can do if you book online.

KosmoArte Stall La Rambla - If you're a music fan I definitely recommend visiting this stall. I know I will be on my next trip.

Montfalcon - We headed down one of the sides roads just off La Rambla and ended up in the gothic quarter where we found this amazing shop. Ever since my trip to Cyprus for a friend’s wedding, I have been buying a photo album from the country to fill with my favourite pictures from the trip and I managed to find my Barcelona one here!

Sagrada Familia - We knew that we wanted to do a tour of this place before we even got to Barcelona, and wow what a treat it was! It truly is spectacular, definitely a photographer's dream.
We purchased the audio guide tour for around €20, which I highly recommend. You can also book a tour that includes going up in the towers!

Park Güell - Unfortunately we didn't get the chance to visit here but it's definitely on the top of my list for my trip.
places to go and see

P.S. We also visited a few sex shops! There are loads dotted around, including a couple or giant ones that are definitely worth a visit!

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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Blogger Picks | June #2

June Blogger Picks 11
Christine | Hello Fashion - My Go-To Mom Styles & Daily Style Diary: June 14th 2017
June Blogger Picks 12
Helena | Brooklyn Blonde - Our First Experience Travelling With A Baby
Emily | Brooklyn Blonde - A Day In The Life
June Blogger Picks 13
Krystin | Suburban Faux Pas - Buttercream & Greetings From Miami
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Megan | For All Things Lovely - Behind The Blog // #ADULTING
Louise | Sprinkle of Glitter - Baby Pentland Is On The Way
June Blogger Picks 15
Luanna | Le Happy - Lace & Denim
Megan | For All Things Lovely - Newport, RI {Round Up}
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Angelica | Angelica Blick - On Top of Trolltunga
Geneva | A Pair & A Spare - DIY Linen Jumpsuit
June Blogger Picks 17
Kenza | Kenza Zouiten - Cloudy Day & My Soon-To-Be Husband
June Blogger Picks 18
Patricia | Peexo - A Guide To Finding The Perfect Wicker Bag
Helena | Brooklyn Blonde - Spring & Mercer
June Blogger Picks 19
Daniella | Nany's Klozet - Leaning To Love My Body Again... Gingham + Slides
Chloe | The Little Plum - Can We Abandon Our Bras
June Blogger Picks 20
Naomi | Love Taza - Beach Day in Bermuda & Boating Around Bermuda

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