Food: McVitie’s jaffa cakes lemon & slime cake bar – All Trick, all the time

As the name suggests this is a Halloween treat that I bought after the event because it was a) Halloween themed and b) heavily reduced.

It was the right price, size and sugar content to sound like good lunchbox filler, however on closer inspection it contains 96 calories and 3,5 gr fat, of which 1.8 gr saturated.

jaffa cake lemon and slime

This seems rather a lot for a thin layer of cheap chocolate, some dry cake and a fake lemon taste.

I’m disappointed but at least the cause of my disappointment was very cheap – although the packet does contain five bars in total so I’ve got more disappointment for tomorrow.

Copyright © WhereEvilThoughts 2014 – excluding pictures! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to WhereEvilThoughts with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Pop Culture: The Enormous Crocodile VS sleep

I’m torn, I don’t want to buy silly things and I do want a minimalist house, but frankly the idea of the Roald Dahl’s ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ in a duvet cover is very very tempting!

enormous crocodile duvet cover

I’m sure I could argue that a crocodile would ensure that things are kept minimalist…

Copyright © WhereEvilThoughts 2014 – excluding pictures! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to WhereEvilThoughts with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Nails: Clover – “We’re up all night to get lucky”

At time of writing the house thing remains silly and I still fancy some good luck, maybe the black cats in space were too subtle a hint to the universe so I’m going to be a cliché – CLOVER!

Looking for inspiration on the internet provided me with lots of ‘interesting’ “Saint Patty’s Day” nails, some of these are utterly beyond description, a surprising number feature the use of real clovers covered in nail varnish.

Saint Patrick does have a link to clover, aka shamrock, as apparently he used the three leaf version to demonstrate the three aspects that make up the Christian version of God.  However I am pretty sure that his clover wasn’t a dayglo and glitter monstrosity loving adorned onto sharpened talons.

For my purposes I’d prefer the four leaf version – which is technically a mutant version. Given how ‘interesting’ the paperwork and timings sides of this house move has been mutant seems jolly appropriate – unfortunately.

four leaf clover nails

(Picture from Pinterest)

I am actually a bit worried that these are too tasteful for the universe to take the hint, so let’s pull out all the stops:

four leaf clover nails from hell

(Picture from Pinterest)

Dear universe – take a damn hint.

Copyright © WhereEvilThoughts 2014 – excluding pictures! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to WhereEvilThoughts with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Film: ‘From Paris With Love’ – “you do realize that I am not Special Ops certified, right?”

I don’t know what I expected from a film taken from a story written by Luc Besson, but I honestly didn’t expect ‘From Paris With Love’.

It is as if someone sat down and thought “I know, US foreign policy isn’t currently very popular, let’s make a film that will offend more people than that.”

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is Dracula James Reece, an aide to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris who is doing little favours for the CIA and hoping to move into that field of work. He ends up working with Charlie Wax, aka a large, bald, grumpy, racist and offensive caricature played with obviously glee by John Travolta.

from paris with love

Travolta runs around being large, bald, grumpy, racist and offensive with Rhys Meyers wandering along with him – whilst holding an oriental vase of coke for rather a large part of the film.

Unfortunately Rhys Meyers looks and sounds like when he played Dracula, so I keep expecting him to get bored and rip out someone’s throat.

I have tried to get rid of this film twice before, both times it was returned; hopefully the third time will be the charm!

With that in mind I am going to include spoilers right about now… James Reece’s girlfriend Caroline is a terrorist who likes Volvos. Charlie blows up the Volvo with a rocket launcher – whilst on the motorway, James shoots Caroline. James and Charlie bond, the audience wonder why they bothered.

Copyright © WhereEvilThoughts 2014 – excluding pictures! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to WhereEvilThoughts with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Book: Laurell K Hamilton’s ‘Bloody Bones’ and ‘The Killing Dance’ (Anita Blake 5 and 6) – “Big, fanged, carnivorous bunnies that’ll eat your eyeballs if you’re not paying attention.”

I’m STILL working through the Anita Blake series and increasingly wondering how Anita functions on so little sleep and food… oh wait she doesn’t, she just collapses from her injuries and is then unconscious for days at a time.

Please don’t read the below if you are under 18 or over 18 and easily offended/immature, the book isn’t suitable for you at all.

‘Bloody Bones’ starts with zombies but rapidly goes all vampy. On the were-beasties front there is barely any Richard and a tiny bit of Jason – in the role of Jean-Claude’s servant.

There is no Edward. There is some Larry, but in a disposable sort of way. We start to see Anita butting heads with local police, in particular a female one – it honestly feels like Anita starts randomly being a b*tch to people.

bloody bones

I was half tempted to keep this one, but the rotting vampires trying to ***k Jason really puts me off. I really hadn’t remembered the earlier books having this much sex, rape and attempted both in them, there is still a crime scene related plot in the books but it is starting to feel almost incidental.

‘The Killing Dance’ has Edward in it and he basically single-handed saves the day – yay! BUT it also has rape/attempted rape – more than once (yes men can be raped by women so I am counting it), cannibalism, rotting vampires and lots of Richard drama.

Richard is now an annoying character, he can’t reconcile his human self and his werewolf self, then acts surprised when Anita can’t. He is prone to tantrums – which is dangerous to innocent bystanders given he has werewolf strength, and he just some really rubbish dialogue.

The impressions that I got about Richard in this book (book six) still hold true by book twenty and they are not complementary! This is a pity as I don’t think it was necessary for Hamilton to dumb him down to a jealous ex-boyfriend who could be a current boyfriend if only he’d not mind her shagging other guys!

I was already aware that I disliked rape being used as a plot device, there are plenty of ways to put people in peril without it, pre-blog I did stop reading a series by Rachel Vincent as rape/attempted rape was used too often for my tastes. I do want to get to book 9 in the Anita Blake series but I am finding it harder going than I expected.

Copyright © WhereEvilThoughts 2014 – excluding pictures! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to WhereEvilThoughts with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Food: Rebel Kitchen Banana Mylk -Stylish attack food

This isn’t a typo, this is milk with a Y because it isn’t actually dairy milk – it is a combo of Water, 11% Coconut Milk and 8% Crushed Banana. It is suitable for veggies and vegans but apparently tastes odd.

I haven’t actually tried it, it was bought for the husband who really likes banana milk… usually! banana milk The packet was so funky  that I don’t regret buying it, even if one of the three cartons is still sitting in the fridge and has been for over a month. Although the back of packet is getting dangerously close to being smutty! banana milk back of pack I love the idea, but I’m not yet brave enough to try it – just as well it seems to last forever judging by the best before date!

Copyright © WhereEvilThoughts 2014 – excluding pictures! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to WhereEvilThoughts with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Food: Good Heavens Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie – Yogurt in a bottle

The full price of the Good Heavens strawberry yogurt smoothie is £1.79 for 250ml, I didn’t pay this much – at all.

good heavens yogurt smoothie

It takes like drinking a tub of yogurt, as long as that yogurt was only very slightly flavoured with strawberry. The top two ingredients are low far yogurt and strawberry compote. The strawberry component of the compote is 6% strawberry, which is a nice way of saying there is VERY little strawberry in this drink.

Nicely random to try but not worth the money!

Copyright © WhereEvilThoughts 2014 – excluding pictures! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to WhereEvilThoughts with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.