2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

I just saw the BBC’s advert for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi = trailer for a really cheesy Twilight take of Game of thrones! When looking for images for this post I came across these very peculiar images of Clare Balding, Hazel Irvine and Jonathan Edwards. They most certainly have had a dose of the Twilight vampire effect. I don’t really understand why they felt they had to overly process the stills of the presenters. I’m not totally hating on the ad but for me it doesn’t beat the efforts of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

BBC winter Olympic 2014 and Twilight, Lixa

images from left to right… 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

See the clip below for the BBC’s 2010 Vancouver trailer



Ronaldo and Nadal actually using their skills and doing what they are best at for a new Nike ad! Stick to the day job boys, your modeling freaks me out! Beautifully positioned hand there Cristiano…Peekaboo!

Photos: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott


My So-Called Life….

A post for the ladies…

Last night I read an article on the Guardian website by Sarah Hughes about re-watching My So-Called Life as an adult, reading the article made me want to do exactly the same thing. Get the article here. Here’s a wee tribute to the wonderful short-lived show that made my teenage heart swell.

“I just like how he’s always leaning. Against stuff. He leans great”

“Does anybody know Jordan Catalano? That question, like, got to me. I mean, I’d had seven conversations with him, and one really bad kiss, and one amazing one. But did I, like, know him?”

“It’s such a lie that you should do what’s in your heart. If we all did what was in our hearts, the world would grind to a halt.”

You know how sometimes the last sentence you said, like, echoes in your brain, and it just keeps sounding stupider? And you have to say something else just to make it stop?

“When I was little I, like, worshipped Halloween. And truthfully, part of me still does. ‘Cause it’s your one chance all year to be someone else.”

“Love is when you look into someone’s eyes and suddenly you go all the way inside, to their soul, and you both know instantly. I always imagined I’d fall in love nursing a blind soldier who was wounded in battle. Or maybe while rescuing someone in the middle of a blizzard, seconds before the avalanche hits. I thought at least by the age of 15 I’d have a love life, but I don’t even have a like life!”

“Huge events take place on this earth every day. Earthquakes, hurricanes…even glaciers move. So why couldn’t he just…look at me?”

“They weren’t the kind of kisses you could actually evaluate. They were more like… introductory kisses.”

“When you call someone’s name, like, kind of loud, and they don’t hear you, it makes you feel really lonely.”

“Sometimes someone says something really small and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart.”

“I loved Jordan Catalano so much, and talked about him so much, and thought about him so much, it was like he lived inside me. Like he had taken possession of my soul, or something. And then one day…I got over him!”

“What I like, dread, is when people who know you in completely different ways end up in the same area. And you have to develop, this like, combination you, on the spot.”

“It was like Jordan Catalano had been surgically removed from my heart… and I was free.”

“Have you ever just, like, completely given up on someone, and then something happens, and you go, “Oh my God. There’s so much more to this person than I ever dreamed!”

Ohhhhhhhh the angst… I so, so glad I’m not a teenager anymore! However it still pulls on my heart-strings. Right, I’m off to order the box set!

Ohhh dear Jared.

GIFs and some pics from this brilliant blog.


Oh dear Playmobil….

Playmobil…. GET A GRIP!

I was very content at having this Playmobil Windsurfer as a kid.

I don’t know what to say.



Just found this. At first I thought they were taking the piss, but no, deadly serious…. BOZO’s just like Pharrell Williams!!


Ohh dear, I was had. It was an April Fools….


I heart Björk.

According to NME’s website (and numerous others) Björk is currently half way through a new album and planning a winter tour….! eeeek!! Every time she plays I try to get tickets and have no luck or she’s playing in far off lands, so this time round will be my time! (I hope).

apparently one track is inspired after the experiences she had at a conference held by National Geographic Magazine, I’d imagine that track will be pretty epic (note. Epic is not a word I use lightly, or ever use for that matter!)

“I saw 100 talks and met eccentric people who had been in Africa for four years with lions and insects,” she said. “Then one night after drinking whiskey with them I began to hear stories. This is one of the collaborations I can talk about.” Björk for Icelandic newspaper Fréttablaðið

I can’t wait and I’m already crossing everything in my body in the hope I’ll get myself a golden Björk ticket!