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Monday, 28 December 2015

Random Quote #263

Life is a mirror: if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting. 

William Makepeace Thackeray

Monday, 21 December 2015

Random Quote #262

I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here. 

Arthur C. Clarke

Friday, 18 December 2015

The Day Of the Do Over Is Here!

Yes it's the Deja Vu Blogfest!

Hosted by DL Hammons all you have to do is repost one of your blog posts from earlier in the year, whether it be your favourite or one that you think should have more exposure or whatever.

So it starts today and ends on the 20th so there is still time for you to sign up and dig out that old post from this year that you are particularly fond of.


So my offering comes from way back in May - the 29th May to be exact.

I occasionally take part in a meme called Fast Five Friday and on that particular day you had to list your 5 favourite childhood cartoons - and I really enjoyed that trip down memory lane so I thought I'd deja vu it so you can all wander down memory lane with my favourite childhood cartoons (and 1 plasticine creation too!).

So here we go back through the mists of time (feel free to imagine the opening credits to Doctor Who at this point)...

Fast Five Friday is a weekly meme hosted by the Cover Girls. Basically each week there will be a subject for you to list 5 things... that's all there is to it. Once you've posted your list go and leave a comment on the Cover Girls FFF post for that week so other people can read yours.

This week's subject: 5 Childhood Cartoons

I couldn't wait to write this post... being a bit of a geek I actually have t-shirts and DVDs... and cookie cutters of some of my favourite cartoons from when I was a kid (I was born in the 80s - the time of fantastic kids shows)

So here are my five complete with theme tunes :)

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - of course in the UK during the 80s they were known as Hero Turtles instead of Ninjas.


2. The Real Ghostbusters

 
3. Count Duckula


4. The Trap Door - ok so it's not technically a cartoon... but it's still a kids show


5. Looney Tunes - they're still around today but they originate from well before I was born - so technically they are childhood cartoons for everyone!

 
 
 
And now back to December 2015. Did you enjoy that trip down memory lane (both for the post and the cartoons)? Did it stir up any memories of your own favourite cartoons from when you were a kid?

Well before you go off and start looking up all your favourite kids shows do remember to click the link at the top of this post and go and check out the other deja vu posts... or sign up and post yourself.


Monday, 14 December 2015

Random Quote #261

If you don't like the hand that fate's dealt you, fight for a new one.

Masashi Kishimoto

Monday, 7 December 2015

Random Quote #260

When you walk up to opportunities door, don't knock it. Kick that b***h in, smile and introduce yourself.

Dwayne Johnson

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Back With An Intro & A Teaser!



To take part in Tuesday Intros simply share the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are reading or are going to read. Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea.  To take part in Teaser Tuesday turn to a random page in the book you are reading, and share two teaser sentences from that page, without sharing spoilers. Teaser Tuesday is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Random Quote #259

Don't tell me the sky's the limit
There's footprints on the moon

There's a World Out There
(K. Blazy/S Ewing)

Monday, 23 November 2015

Monday, 16 November 2015

Random Quote #257

There are seven days in the week and "someday" isn't one of them.

Unknown

Monday, 9 November 2015

Monday, 2 November 2015

Random Quote #255


I'm going to do this anyhow. I'm afraid but I'm afraid not to do it. And I'm not going to let you stop me.

Les Brown

Monday, 26 October 2015

Random Quote #254

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why.

Mark Twain

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Intros & Teasers



To take part in Tuesday Intros simply share the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are reading or are going to read. Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea.

To take part in Teaser Tuesday turn to a random page in the book you are reading, and share two teaser sentences from that page, without sharing spoilers. Teaser Tuesday is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Random Quote #253

A lion doesn't concern himself with the opinions of the sheep.

George R. R. Martin

Monday, 12 October 2015

Random Quote #252

The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you are finished. 

Nelson DeMille

Monday, 5 October 2015

Random Quote #251

Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you. 

Alex Haley

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Intro & Teaser Time



To take part in Tuesday Intros simply share the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are reading or are going to read. Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea.

To take part in Teaser Tuesday turn to a random page in the book you are reading, and share two teaser sentences from that page, without sharing spoilers. Teaser Tuesday is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Random Quote #250

Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. 

George Orwell

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Intro & Teaser Time



 To take part in Tuesday Intros simply share the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are reading or are going to read. Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea.

To take part in Teaser Tuesday turn to a random page in the book you are reading, and share two teaser sentences from that page, without sharing spoilers. Teaser Tuesday is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Random Quote #249

Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist. 

Guy de Maupassant

Monday, 14 September 2015

Random Quote #248

If there's a single lesson that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so. 

Lev Grossman

Friday, 11 September 2015

Fast Five Friday - Fall/Autumn

Fast Five Friday is a weekly meme hosted by the Cover Girls. Basically each week there will be a subject for you to list 5 things... that's all there is to it. Once you've posted your list go and leave a comment on the Cover Girls FFF post for that week so other people can read yours.








This week's subject: 5 things you are looking forward to in the fall/autumn

Monday, 7 September 2015

Random Quote #247

Never give in — never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. 

Winston Churchill

Friday, 4 September 2015

Four Energy Drinks, No Sugar

I've been planning on writing this post for a while now but really I am a fairly lazy blogger (And by the way I was not sponsored/asked to right this post by any of the companies mentioned).

Let me give you a bit of back story as to how this post came about.

Sometime back in February (didn't I tell you this post was some time in the making?) I had a night when I didn't sleep very well (it happens to us all doesn't it?). So I went to work the next day on about 3 hours sleep so for the entire morning I felt like my head was going to hit the desk at any second. Lunchtime rolled around and I went in search of caffeine. And I spent a really long time staring at the energy drinks section. It might have been the lack of sleep but I had no idea which one to buy so I just opted for a 330ml can of Diet Coke which from previous research I knew to contain 42mg of caffeine (Regular Coca-Cola contains 32mg in a 330ml can).

So after this, on a day when I had had more sleep, I decided I would test run some of the sugar free energy drinks and decide which one I preferred for future sleep emergencies.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Random Quote #246

The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night. 

Isabel Allende

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Teaser & Intro Time



To take part in Tuesday Intros simply share the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are reading or are going to read. Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea.

To take part in Teaser Tuesday turn to a random page in the book you are reading, and share two teaser sentences from that page, without sharing spoilers. Teaser Tuesday is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Random Quote #245

Progress is impossible without change. Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

George Bernard Shaw

Monday, 17 August 2015

Random Quote #244

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. 

Charles M. Schulz

Friday, 14 August 2015

Fast Five Friday - Action Movies

Fast Five Friday is a weekly meme hosted by the Cover Girls. Basically each week there will be a subject for you to list 5 things... that's all there is to it. Once you've posted your list go and leave a comment on the Cover Girls FFF post for that week so other people can read yours.








This week's subject: 5 fave action packed movies

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

It's Tuesday - Time For Intros & Teasers


To take part in Tuesday Intros simply share the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are reading or are going to read. Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea.

To take part in Teaser Tuesday turn to a random page in the book you are reading, and share two teaser sentences from that page, without sharing spoilers. Teaser Tuesday is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.


Monday, 10 August 2015

Random Quote #243

Do no harm and leave the world a better place than you found it. 

Patricia Cornwell

Monday, 3 August 2015

Random Quote #242

Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real.

Nora Ephron

Monday, 27 July 2015

Random Quote #241

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. 

William Faulkner

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Intro & Teaser




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To take part in Tuesday Intros simply share the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are reading or are going to read. Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea.

To take part in Teaser Tuesday turn to a random page in the book you are reading, and share two teaser sentences from that page, without sharing spoilers. Teaser Tuesday is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.