Sunday 29 November 2009

Happy Birthday Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs is 36 today and yesterday he scored his 100th Premier League goal for Manchester United! He is showing no signs of slowing down or stopping and he is just an absolute legend both on and off the pitch.

He has said 'when' he hangs up his football boots he would like to do more work for UNICEF, he is already an ambassador for them (see the video below) from last month's news.


I'm sure it won't be too long before it's Sir Ryan Giggs ;-)

P.S. Well done to Rooney on a fab month - he's become a Dad, captained Manchester United and England, and also bagged a hatrick of goals against Portsmouth! What a month!

Wednesday 25 November 2009

Settlers Game has come to the iPhone

You may have head me mention that I like to play the Settlers PC Game and it's now available on the iPhone and iPod Touch. I only downloaded it the other day and so far so good. If you've played it before then you know what it's all about and what to do. For those that haven't there are all the tutorials you need to be able to play!

Just as I'd stopped playing the PC Game for a while I've now got it on my phone!

Powderfinger - Burn your name

I got my 'Golden Rule' album last week, it's always difficult to get Powderfinger's music over here as they are from Australia and the import charges are pretty high but I managed to get one and it's really good. My favourite album is still Odyssey Number Fivethough. 

Powderfinger went straight to Number One in the ARIA (Australian Record Industry Association) Album Chart.

'Burn you name' will be the second single taken from the album after 'All of the dreamers' that came out last month. 

No news on a UK tour yet but hopefully they'll announce that soon. Cannot wait!

Tuesday 24 November 2009

Sarah Loves... Button Flowers

Another look around on Etsy this week and I came across this novelty way of never needing to buy flowers to decorate your house again and of course having to throw them away.

Then I found these plastic flower creations by stellaraesdesigns.


In the item description it says
I just love making these! The combinations are endless!

You will receive 12 almost random stems. I say almost because I will make sure to include at least 3 "unique" flowers. Unique in the sense that they have a texture, shape or design unlike a typical button.

The stems range in size from 8-12" and these are all made with green florist wire. 
They will also set up a separate listing if you contact them about certain colours etc that you would like. These are on my list of must-haves for the New Year or maybe even before...

Sunday 22 November 2009

Pictures Of You - One Tree Hill quote

By Lucas Scott:

You ever look at a picture of yourself, and see a stranger in the background? It makes you wonder how many strangers have pictures of you? How many moments of other peoples life have we been in? Were we a part of someone's life when their dream came true or were we there when their dream died? Did we keep trying to get in? As if we were somehow destined to be there or did the shot take us by surprise? Just think, you could be a big part of someone elses life, and not even know it.

The Timeless 50 competition By Volkswagen (UK only)

The Timeless 50 competition By Volkswagen (UK only)runs for fifty days (it has already started) and is celebrating the new Volkswagen Polo. Each day they give away two prizes and at the end of the fifty days you could win a new Polo.

So how do you win?
  • They’ll get you started with 20 credits. When you’re logged in your available credits are shown in your account panel at the top right of the page.
  • Place credits on your chosen item using the plus and minus buttons (remember to press ‘confirm’). Every credit placed on an item is a chance to win it.*
  • You’ll get 10 more credits every day you log in to the site, and 10 for every friend you introduce to the Timeless 50.
  • It’s up to you how you use your credits – you could place them all on the one thing you really love or spread them across a number of favourites.
  • Each prize is being given away on a specific date. Use the calendar at the bottom of the page to find out what’s being given away when.
  • When everything in the fifty has been given away you’ll automatically be entered into the grand draw to win a stylish new Polo.
UK only unfortunately. So sign up here.

Friday 20 November 2009

Nine Words/Phrases Women Use...and Guys Should Know

(1) "Fine": This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) "Five Minutes": If she is getting dressed, this means one-half hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) "Nothing": This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

(4) "Go Ahead": This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) "Loud Sigh": This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) "That's Okay": This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) "Thanks": A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint.. Just say you're welcome. (This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - which is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' -- that will bring on a 'whatever'.)

(8) "Whatever": Is a woman's way of saying F-- YOU!

(9) "Don't worry about it, I've got it": Another dangerous statement , meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking, 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response, refer to # 3.

'The Lovely Bones' Trailer

Thursday 19 November 2009

Mad Boastings Of A Cheapskate Mum

Check out the blog where she has a fab giveaway at the moment!

Wednesday 18 November 2009

NME'S Top 50 albums of the decade

This list is taken from the ‘End Of The Decade’ issue of NME magazine (on sale November 18th) where each album included is reviewed again from a 2009 perspective, alongside brand new interviews and a look back at the defining musical moments of the past 10 years.

The Top 50 is as follows:

1. The Strokes – 'Is This It'
2. The Libertines – 'Up The Bracket'
3. Primal Scream – 'Xtrmntr'
4. Arctic Monkeys – 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not'
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – 'Fever To Tell'
6. PJ Harvey – 'Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea'
7. Arcade Fire – 'Funeral'
8. Interpol – 'Turn On The Bright Lights'
9. The Streets – 'Original Pirate Material'
10. Radiohead – 'In Rainbows'
11. At The Drive In – 'Relationship Of Command'
12. LCD Soundsystem – 'The Sound Of Silver'
13. The Shins – 'Wincing The Night Away'
14. Radiohead – 'Kid A'
15. Queens Of The Stone Age – 'Songs For The Deaf'
16. The Streets – 'A Grand Don't Come For Free'
17. Sufjan Stevens – 'Illinoise'
18. The White Stripes – 'Elephant'
19. The White Stripes – 'White Blood Cells'
20. Blur – 'Think Tank'
21. The Coral – 'The Coral'
22. Jay-Z – 'The Blueprint'
23. Klaxons – 'Myths Of The Near Future'
24. The Libertines – 'The Libertines'
25. The Rapture – 'Echoes'
26. Dizzee Rascal – 'Boy in Da Corner'
27. Amy Winehouse – 'Back To Black'
28. Johnny Cash – 'Man Comes Around'
29. Super Furry Animals – 'Rings Around The World'
30. Elbow – 'Asleep In The Back'
31. Bright Eyes – 'I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning'
32. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – 'Show Your Bones'
33. Arcade Fire – 'Neon Bible'
34. Grandaddy – 'The Sophtware Slump'
35. Babyshambles – 'Down In Albion'
36. Spirtualized – 'Let it Come Down'
37. The Knife – 'Silent Shout'
38. Bloc Party – 'Silent Alarm'
39. Crystal Castles – 'Crystal Castles'
40. Ryan Adams – 'Gold'
41. Wild Beasts – 'Two Dancers'
42. Vampire Weekend – 'Vampire Weekend'
43. Wilco – 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot'
44. Outkast – 'Loveboxxx/The Love Below'
45. Avalanches – 'Since I Left You'
46. The Delgados – 'The Great Eastern'
47. Brendan Benson – 'Lapalco'
48. The Walkmen – 'Bows and Arrows'
49. Muse – 'Absolution'
50. MIA – 'Arular'

Agree with The Strokes being at Number One?

I've got 34 of the 50 albums, anyone got more?

Also you can vote for your Top albums of the decade in NME's Latest Reader Top Twenty - this changes everytime I click on the page!

Tuesday 17 November 2009

Sarah Loves... Scrabble Tile Pendants

I have decided to do a weekly blog about my weekly find as I browse the internet and this will be called Sarah Loves...

So this week whilst searching on Etsy I found scrabble tile pendants, yes that's right they are made using a recycled scrabble game tile and then fixed onto a chain. There are so many of these available to buy on Etsy and in other places and it seems to be quite easy to actually make your own. You can buy your own scrabble making kit to get you started.

The best seller I found was peachypendants and here are some of their designs


All of the items (including the scrabble making kit are available from peachypendants

Has anyone bought similar or do you make your own?

Sunday 15 November 2009

A Laptop that matches your nail varnish

On some of the Dell laptops you can now via the Dell Design Studio pick one of the 26 available OPI nail varnish colours to go on your latop.

Could be an expense to keep changing your laptop to your changing nail colour though...

Saturday 14 November 2009

Can I be Callen's partner please?

Can I please be his partner?

Chris O'Donnell plays Special Agent Callen in the spin off programme of NCIS called NCIS: Los Angeles. When I say partner I mean be his colleague of course, why what else would I mean (although I wouldn't say no - LOL)

I know there is a lot of danger; every episode they seemed to get shot at and I'm sure with the right protective gear that I would be fine. But they get to solve all these crimes with a super douper cool large computer screen (see it in action in the video below at about 0.59) and I would like to add this it to my Christmas list if I cannot join the NCIS team :(

Not only that but you get to drive a New Dodge Challenger - WOW!

Anyone know of what qualifications I need? And who I contact?

Thursday 12 November 2009

Love Hearts and Crosses

A lot of my days now seem to be spent having a look around Etsy, in fact this could be growing into a little bit of an obsession! I've found so many lovely things on there and it will make a lot more blog posts in the future.

I found Love Hearts and Crosses on there and they have some really beautiful jewellery, perfect for those Christmas presents that we all need to buy!

Take a look at these lovely pieces


For all my readers of my blog I have a 10% offer from Love Hearts and Crosses just enter the code blissbubbley when you purchase. Valid until January 1st 2010. Check out Love Hearts and Crosses. They are always updating their website and they post internationally.

My favourite item though is this Alice in Wonderland Pocket Necklace, its available in gold and silver (silver is my fave). It's absolutely gorgeous!

Wednesday 11 November 2009

50+ Follower Giveaway from I Wanna Work For Judd Apatow

Another great giveaway, see the picture above and it closes on December 3rd 2009. To enter and for more details click here.

November seems a good time to write a Novel

I wrote a blog post back in September about my failings of being able to write a book and perhaps writing a screenplay. Well since then it has moved on quite a bit but maybe not as originally planned.

I had planned out the story in full that I'd been thinking about for a few years now and found the actual starting to write a book quite daunting. I had started to write it as a screenplay but found it didn't seem easy either, and then for a few weeks did nothing with it. Probably waiting for a day in the future when I would find my notebook with all the planning in it and try and start again. But then I came across this website which every November runs a competition called National Novel Writing Month.

Every November 1st participants start writing with the goal of a 175 page (50,000 word) novel by midnight on November 30th. In 2008 they had over 120,000 participants and more than 20,000 of them made the deadline. So I've entered!

Now I'd said I found it difficult to start to write my story down as a book, well not now. As soon as I opened my Word document to start writing, I just started and it seems to be going well so far. I've got an amount of words to do a day but I try where possible to go over this amount as much as I can. Maybe it's because there is a deadline that it seems easier to write or maybe it was just time to get it all down - Who knows?!?

So anyway this story that I had all planned out, and I mean all planned out eg, characters, what happens in each chapter, has changed. Only a few of the things that I had planned are still relevant now as I continue writing a few days later. Strange really...maybe planning wasn't a good idea and then maybe it was? As I type it seems the story is pulling me into a new direction which is exciting as I have no idea where it's going. Maybe this is a good thing? We'll soon see.

I'm not saying that I'm writing a masterpiece, far from it. It'll probably not be very good but at least on November 30th I'll be able to say that I have written a novel and I will feel super proud of myself!

Is anyone else doing the competition? Or anyone else writing a book at the moment?

Tuesday 10 November 2009

Happy 40th Anniversary to Sesame Street

Happy Birthday to Sesame Street, so many wonderful memories.

My all-time favourite character is Elmo, I think we may have the same IQ level! This video is my favourite scene with Elmo and Andrea Bocelli, so cute!

Not long now...