Nails: Pumpkins – The bigger the better

I’ve already bought a green Cadburys Creme egg so it must be nearly Halloween and that means pumpkins!

It would be fab if I was in a location where carving a pumpkin was meaningful this year, however that might be too much to hope for, so for now I might need to have a little more patience and plan less messy versions of pumpkin carving.

pumpkin nail art(Photo from Pinterest)

*sigh* I really want to be able to grow my own giant pumpkins now.

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Film: Scooby Doo – “Someone must have spiked my root beer last night. Talk me down, man. Talk me down”

I remembered this film being pretty awful, so was pleasantly surprised when I found myself laughing at it – perhaps my stressed out brain needed something amazingly dumb to relax it, but I honestly sort of enjoyed this film!

scooby doo

The jokes are awful to the point where they almost become funny, the acting is very iffy but sort of works – Matthew Lillard may as well change his name of Shaggy after this, and the entire thing feels like it is a parody of itself and I really hope that most of that was is deliberate!

I might try rewatching it when I am not massively stressed and see if its entertainment value deteriorates!

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Book: Kalayna Price’s ‘Grave Witch’ – “while I’m sure your charming personality endears you to many people, is there anyone you know who would want to kill you”

‘Grave Witch’ is the first book in the Alex Craft series. Alex is a private investigator and sometimes consultant for the police. As a Grave Witch she can speak to the dead and raise shades, which is certainly neat.

Due to a couple of unexpected bills Alex is more desperate than usual for work, so she reluctantly accepts her sister hiring her to look into the death of the Governor – with the added complication that his death having put her estranged father in the top job. Naturally the death is anything but natural and things snowball from there.

grave witch

This is urban fantasy rather than romance which means the plot and characters have to stand up to a certain level of scrutiny – which they mostly did. The plot was interesting and the setting gave a slight twist to the familiar pairing of two people who don’t really get on but need to work and solve the case together.

The book wasn’t perfect, but for the first in a series is was pretty good and better than I remembered.

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Food: Vegesentials Celery, Apple, Kale & Kiwi Juice – So so green

I am trying to be mindful about what I eat, trying being the operative word as I seem to be fixated on sugar right now due to weird stuff at work STILL being ongoing.

So to try and balance the scales I am trying odd juice – I am planning to get a juicer in the new house and to REALLY try to get on with it this time… the last juicer was a cheap mistake that didn’t paint anyone in a good light.

This week’s random juice was Vegesentials Celery, Apple, Kale & Kiwi Juice, as you can probably guess it was very very green.

Vegesentials

It was also disgusting. The balance is apparently 40% Celery, 40%, Apple, then 10 each of Kale and Kiwi, I am not sure what percentage of pond slime is in this but it tastes about 92%.

Even on offer I am never buying this drink again no matter how good for me it claims to be! The Savse ones are much nicer!

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Cake part 2!

Continuing on from my hard day playing nicely with the bank

We made two of our cakes wait until the day after purchase from Patisserie Valerie cake.

Cake three was the mysteriously named selva , which turns out to be “Chocolate sponge layers filled with whipped cream, zabaglione (liquor flavoured) custard and fresh fruits”. It was ok but I wouldn’t get again.

Cake four was strawberry gateaux and was similar ok but not worth trying again.

To sum up, the cake experiment really wasn’t worth it and it was all slight disappointing really!

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Nails: Leaves – We all fall down

It is feeling very much like Autumn right now, or “Fall” to those who prefer a more Stateside view of the world.

The best things about Autumn is the large piles of fallen leaves to kick through. Despite it feeling like Autumn we don’t currently have the piles of leaves, instead they seem to be stubbornly staying on the trees – despite being withered and brown.

I guess this is the universes way of saying “make your own darn leaves!”

leaf nail art

(Photo from Pinterest)

The universe is mean.

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Film: Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengence – “That’s why I had to run, halfway across the world, and I’m still running”

There really didn’t need to be a sequel to ‘Ghost Rider’, if there had to be a sequel then someone should have insisted that everyone have some serious acting lessons prior to filming, also someone really should have spent serious money on a decent script.

ghost rider 2

Unfortunately none of the above points were considered in the making of ‘Ghost Rider 2′. It ends up being a stinking mess of a film even allowing for the fact that all the extras, and probably some of the main cast, seem to have been hired from Romanian villages that happened to be next to the film sites.

Add in a half baked plot about a demonic child, some c**p about being able to get Johnny’s soul back and CGI of pee on fire and you’ve got a film so bad that it goes back to the charity shop even faster than Johnny can melt the bad guys.

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