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Strictly Saturdays | 2018 Launch Show

It’s September, which can only mean one thing: Strictly Saturdays are back. We love our Saturday nights full of sequins, sparkles and Spray tans, and tonight is the night we find out who is partnered with who. I love how over the top and ridiculous the launch show, and Strictly as a whole is, and although I’d be more than happy to have a shorter show, the launch is always a great night.

I love watching the pro-dancers together. Their pro-numbers are always absolutely insane, they’re all so talented, and they really show off one another to the max. I could do with a bit more clothing on some of the female dancers, but they’re pretty awesome. And we got to see a little more of new guy Graziano!!

I really love how they have the new guys walking Tess and Claudia down the stairs too, that’s very clever. Claudia looks stunning, that tux-suit is working for her, I like it. Shame I can’t say the same for Tess, her dress looks like it’s made out of bacofoil! I like the pair of them, but I wish they would shorten their segments together, and stop with the judges flourish at the beginning. For a group of very good professional dancers, and accomplished judges, they have no sense of timing, and the whole Dame Darcey bit is going to get old quickly if they persist with it. Continue reading “Strictly Saturdays | 2018 Launch Show”

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T5W: Science Fiction and Fantasy Media Crossover

So, I’m back to posting the actual topic of the week, because this week there is an awesome crossover theme linking other forms of media other than books. I love me a good book, but, I also really enjoy a solid Science fiction world or foreign fantasy land, and done well they are equally as magical, and sometimes more memorable than those capture within the pages of a book. So, this week, I have embraced the Science Fiction and Fantasy crossover, and looked into some of my favourite SFF world’s in the media!

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click hereto find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading “T5W: Science Fiction and Fantasy Media Crossover”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Romance Freebie | Favourite OTP’s

In the spirit of all things Valentine’s day and romance, Jana has thrown us a romance freebie. Sometimes, I really can’t be doing with a freebie week, and find it quite difficult to settle on a topic, but this time, I’ve embraced it whole-heartedly (heart ❤ geddit!). I was thinking of romance books, and just how much I don’t love a novel when the central theme is a romantic pairing, so I abandoned all notions of writing a list of my favourite romance stories, and decided to think about my favourite pairings.

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Quite simply, you list the top ten of the topic prompt.

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Strictly Come Dancing | Week 2

Week 2 already, it seems only yesterday that these guys were all paired up and looking scared! OK, they still look scared so some things don’t change. Tonight is where things change, tonight is where it gets tense, tonight is where the scores are combined and the voting opens ready for the first results show of the series tomorrow.

Last week, all of the celebrities took to the dance floor with their new partners, and shimmied their little hearts out. Half did a latin dance and half a ballroom, so this time the tables are turned. Their scores from last week carry over to this week and will combine to make an overall leaderboard at the end of the show. It is only once everyone has danced their second dance, and everyone has attempted a ballroom and latin number that we, the public, will get our day. To try and make it easier to keep a track of the scoring over the two weeks, I have added the combined scores for each couple after the total for their dance this week, and there is a leaderboard at the end of the post too!

Get the drinks ready, the snacks (healthy ones of course) out, and get comfy, and bring out the stars!

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Strictly Come Dancing: Strictly’s Back!!!

Strictly Come Dancing is officially back. Three weeks ago the celebrities shimmied their lycra-ed selves onto the dance floor and were paired with some of the best dancers in the country ready to strut their stuff in the ballroom for us all the critique eating takeaway on the sofa. I jest. Kind of.

Last year, my friend and housemate Emma and I teamed up to write a weekly live review of the show. As much as we were pleased when the posts went, and as great as it was to look back and see what we thought, the actually writing of the post as we watched detracted from the enjoyment of the show. So this year we have abandoned the posts, and instead, I am going to do a little bit of a weekly round up and review of what I thought.

So, sit down, get comfy, and be warned…there are sparkly spoilers ahead! Continue reading “Strictly Come Dancing: Strictly’s Back!!!”

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Friday Reads: Pedro, Feng Shui, and Tavern

TGIF, Thank God it’s Friday. I say it like I’ve had a really hard week. I haven’t, and I only had a day off yesterday, but I am relieved to be going into a full weekend, with an early shift on the Friday. I am picking up my new car, we’re planning to have a weekend full of house activity, and relaxation, and it is much needed. I am reading two books that I have now been reading for a little while: one is something I hoped I would quite like and have really loved, and one is one I thought I would really like, and have struggled with. Clearly, I do not know or understand what I like to read. Continue reading “Friday Reads: Pedro, Feng Shui, and Tavern”

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Strictly Saturdays | The One With The Final

It has been the best Strictly, well, ever! Keeeeep Dancing!