My not so new found love of Bryan Fuller

pushing daisies

Many years ago, when I was pretending to be a functioning adult – what most people call ‘doing a post grad degree’ – I happened upon a TV show that was so vibrant, so colourful, so lyrical that I became obsessed. ‘Pushing Daisies’ was a wonderfully dark but incessantly bright show that, despite its dedicated cult audience, was sadly cancelled after just two seasons. Not only did the stars – the impossibly talented Kristin Chenoweth, the suave but naive Lee Pace, and delightfully quirky Anna Friel – make the show but the vivd colours and witty set design along with the off-beat but perfect dialogue and streamline jokes left me craving more. And to this day, every time I watch ‘Pushing Daisies’, I feel a burning desire to create something that’s that simple and yet complex to the point that I feel like a child again. Continue reading

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Guess who’s back, back again… IT’S ME!

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Hello dear readers. It’s been a while since my last post so I thought I would take the time to say ‘Yo!’, ‘What’s up?!’, and see what’s happening in the world of blogging. Continue reading

Hot hot hot! Keep the heat in with a desktop cup warmer

Desktop cup warmer

I think it’s a well known fact that as soon as someone makes you a cup of tea, you’re called away to a meeting or the doorbell rings or, the worst, you forget about it. And what’s worse than a cold cup of tea? Probably the stale biscuit that sits alongside it but that’s beside the point. To fix this annoying, wasteful problem, Paramount Zone has sent me a desktop cup warmer to combat this daily dilemma.  Continue reading

Great stocking fillers from ParamountZone: Reusable Heat Pads

I don’t know about you but I get cold really easily. With the wintery chills setting in and the walks home seeming to get longer, no amount of wool can make me feel warmer. That’s why I was super excited when I was sent a Reusable Heat Pad courtesy of Paramount Zone.

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A beading good Christmas gift

Chasing Beads hot pink and tan bracelet

Though it’s not quite Christmas yet, I am constantly thinking about buying gifts. I’ve always been the sort of person who prefers to give than receive. That’s not to say that I don’t like receiving gifts – Moo can vouch for that – but I am always more worried about other people’s reactions. So that’s why I’ve started looking around for Christmas early. Now, this isn’t the start of my official Christmas guide, but it is a sneak peak into some items I think will be nice to give this Christmas. Continue reading

Join the Pandaquest for your chance to win some super cute prizes

Panda

I have a confession to make – I LOVE pandas. I have panda bags, I have panda teddies, my Twitter name (@woshixiongmao) means ‘I am a panda” and I even made up a little song about pandas when I went to San Diego Zoo which I randomly hum in the house. With this passion for the monochrome cuddle monsters, it’s no surprise that I’m really excited about the Pambassador programme in association with the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding where some lucky people will get to work with the real life, endangered pandas in their hometown. It’s a great programme and a wonderful opportunity and I have a fun giveaway to get people involved. Continue reading

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Mighty Morphin Power Beauty – the Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston mix

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We all know the beauty that is Chris Hemsworth. He is one of the hottest breakout stars of Hollywood and not many people can contest his looks. Starring alongside him in both ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Thor’ (obviously) is the slightly lesser know, lesser imposing English actor, Tom Hiddleston. Hiddleston has made a splash all over the geek world and will definitely be considered as a sex symbol after today’s picture. Continue reading

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Apricot Cafe on Charing Cross Road

Apricot Cafe on Charing Cross Road

I am a massive fan of homemade salad bars. Nothing’s better than grabbing a box of mixed salads from someone who loves food and knows how to create the taste of home for the masses. Just around the corner from my office is a little shop called Apricot Cafe. I have been walking past it for a long time and never thought to step in. One day, maybe due to my foodie treasure hunt or because I had just noticed the piles of delicious cakes in the window for the first time, I went in and found a great little lunch spot. Continue reading

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Four shades of Kissable

Revlon Just Bitten Kissables

A while ago I went on a little craze and bought all the Revlon Just Bitten Kissables I could find. As they seemed to be a Chubbystick dupe at half the price I thought: ‘hey, why not?’ and followed the masses into the world of moisture rich lip stain… again. With high expectations and after being a fan of the lip butters and the felt-tip like lip stains, I thought I was in for a treat but was that the case? Continue reading

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Give me some Mooli

Mooli

During my lunchtime adventures I’ve been trying to visit the places I’ve walked past and thought “I really should try that place” and then never returned to. Moolis definitely falls into that category. Being such a big fan of Kati Roll, I thought that another Indian style wrap could only be a good thing but assumptions can sometimes be dangerous things. Continue reading

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