‘As we journey through life…’

I recently borrowed a book from my Grandpa; the book in question is ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue: The Best of Forty Years’. It’s a round up of some of the jokes, puns and games throughout the running of the show.

I started reading it while visiting my Grandpa, having not heard of the show before, and was laughing at almost everything, so I asked to borrow it. I had been enjoying it to much, that I even looked on the Radio4 listings – strangely enough, a new series had just started the Monday prior, so I started listening to it as well. It’s a great show and I highly recommend it!

Anyway, I finished the book last week, and on the back page is a memorial to the original host – Humphrey Lyttleton – and there is a quote from him, which reads:

‘As we journey through life, discarding baggage along the way, we should keep an iron grip, to the very end, on the capacity for silliness. It preserves the soul from desiccation.’

– Chairman Humph

 

Of all the quotes I have ever read or heard, this is my favourite and the one to which I can relate the most. Silliness is definitely something that makes life that much easier. I don’t know who I’d be without it and I miss it when it’s temporarily hiding.

I hope you all like this quote as much as I do, and that you, too, can relate to the message.

 

Mel x

Kick up the bum.

I can’t even remember how long it has been since my last post, so I apologise for that. All I know is that I received about 275 spam comments to report and delete…

I have a few exciting things happening over the next few months, so I shall probably try blogging about those. I also have a few opinions and reviews to post about various subjects, so I’ll collate them and get cracking – hopefully.

 

Keep your eyes peeled,

Mel

MIA and Postcard.

Sorry that I’ve been absent for so long – just not had very much inspiration to blog. It seems that the trips away stopped my flow – I’ll try and post more often.

On a brighter note – remember I mentioned the 20SB Postcard Exchange? Well, I still only seem to have received one of my postcards, so I should probably talk about it already.

I was given my contacts about a month ago, they are Lynsey from Indianapolis, USA; Berrak from Washington, USA; and Lisa from Tasmania, Australia.

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As you can see, this postcard is from Indianapolis, in the USA. It was sent by Lynsey (aka Dressed to Chill). She mentions that the picture on the postcard is of the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis. Who knows whether my card got to her…well, technically mine was a picture that I took myself, which I sent in an envelope (which hopefully was suffice). I should write back to Lynsey with a proper Liverpool postcard, I think. Maybe on the 3 buildings by the Docks?

 

Not much has happened to me recently…well, I now fancy someone…but I shan’t talk too much about that. He sort of knows, but I wouldn’t want to give the game away any more than I have.

I spent a few days in the Lake District with my Dad, it was very cold! In fact, it’s cold now. Nearing the end of March and it’s snowing…in England! Crazy. This is Ullswater – just beautiful.

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Also, I went to a new Dentist this morning – It’s nice to leave and feel like I’ve been listened to, understood and actually feel positive. Hopefully I’ll be able to get something started with my teeth by the end of this year – this probably means braces! Honestly, I’m thoroughly excited about this. It’s ridiculous how important teeth are to a person’s confidence, eh? I would love there to be a time when I can smile, laugh and talk without feeling the need to try and cover my teeth. That’s a dream of mine. :]

 

That’s definitely it, this time.

Until the next.

Some questions.

Every week (or so) my friend Hannah has a post of questions. This week, there’s a Doctor Who question – I couldn’t resist that. Here goes:

 

1. What book are you currently reading?

If we’re going for technicalities, then I’m 3/4 of the way through Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. I have also stopped some way through another book, but I don’t remember what it is. It’s just a cheesy romcom book.

2. Who did you hug today?

Does a cat count?

3. Who’s your favourite Doctor Who actor (or do you not watch it?)

Oh wow, what a question. I have watched almost every single Doctor Who episode there is, so this is quite difficult to answer. I have 2 favourite Doctors, but more favourite actors. It asks actors, so I love: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Colin Baker, Sophie Aldred, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill. Well, you did ask!

4. What do you think about school uniform?

I hated mine – I think they affect everyone differently.

5. How many books are in your TBR pile?

In an almost literal pile I have; LOTR: Return of the King, The Silmarillion, The Pointless Book, The Hobbit (but that’s for after I’ve seen the films – don’t ask). Metaphorically, then as many books as I can.

#25hours

Crikey, what a day and an hour it has been for some people.

Mark Watson, the comedian, took on the incredible task of a 25 hour Comedy Marathon for Comic Relief/Red Nose Day’s 25th Anniversary year. He was on stage for the vast majority of 25 hours – leaving only to pee about 3 or 4 times.

I started watching at about 12 last night, fell asleep at about half 6, then carried on watching when I awoke at 3. It finished at midnight on the 2nd March, which is when I watched up to (the live streaming ended). I would have attempted the whole thing, but I’ve been a bit ill recently, so it wouldn’t have been a great idea.

I remember 2 years ago, when David Walliams did his 24 Hour Panel People, I stayed up for all of that, except I missed the first few hours because I wasn’t yet out of bed as it started.

I am blown away by the sheer will power of people. It’s an incredible thing to witness, especially when someone is so tired that they’re almost broken and just going a little bit mental. I have already decided that the next time someone does a lengthy show with an audience, if I like the person, then I will absolutely try and go.

 

Amazing work my Mark Watson, I’m pretty sure he only spent 20 minutes of the whole time not talking, and maybe an hour less than 25 hours standing up – which is, frankly, ridiculous.

If you live in the UK, then you can still text MARK to 70005, to donate £5. Here are RND’s Terms and Conditions: http://www.rednoseday.com/legal/text-donations-tcs

 

See you soon!

In Jokes.

I have come to decision that In Jokes are the funniest kind.

I love comedy and seeing comedians, but even some of them have in jokes with their audience (size dependant) and they’re always the ones that everyone gets the giggles about for the rest of the night (or however long it makes them laugh) – it still makes me giggle if I hear the phrase ‘keel haul’, thanks to Patrick Monahan (Website and Twitter).

Yes, it’s funny when someone tells a joke or does a practical one, but the laugh is never the same and it never carries on over into every day life. In jokes last; someone who doesn’t know about it may say something and someone else will begin to giggle – other people giggle, but never know why.

 

In jokes are my favourite. Do you think they’re the things that make you laugh the most? If not, what makes you giggle more?

 

See you soon.

 

 

P.S. I have a blog planned about my 20SB Postcard Exchange, but so far I have only recieved one of my 3. Look out for that when I get the other two!

London Trip.

I got my camera back today, thankfully! I’ve missed it since Tuesday. Here is a blog of some of my pictures – touristy and otherwise.

I travelled down on Friday evening with my friend Jenn, it took freaking ages on the London Midland line! Only used that line because there was an offer – never again.

The train arrived at Euston at about 22:21 and Helen met me to escort me back to her house. The first picture I took was while we were waiting at London Bridge.

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Saturday: Helen and I went to the Palace Theatre early in the morning, to day seat for Singin’ In The Rain tickets. That evening was the cast’s final night, which was the basis of my whole trip. We wandering around most of the day, between getting our tickets and the show. We went to Wapping, which is rather nice – it even has a little beach.

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We had dinner in the Dickens Inn at St Katharine Docks and went on the DLR to Canary Wharf. It was quite a cold day, but nice walking around.

 

Sunday: Helen was feeling rough, so we stayed in all day. We’d thought about going to watch the What’s On Stage Awards, but we watched the online stream instead – what a load of rubbish it was. So glad I wasn’t there.

Monday: Another day of mostly wandering. We heading in fairly early to watch Helen’s sister perform a short ballet in a small art museum (the dance had the same theme as the pictures in one of the rooms). In the early afternoon we went on Boris Bikes, for an hour, around Hyde Park and up Pall Mall. That was a lot of fun, I hadn’t ridden a bike properly for a long time – really enjoyed it. We then walked around by the Houses of Parliament and sat on a bench on the opposite side of the Thames, to pass some time. We had hoped to meet with another friend in the evening, but that didn’t come off as he was feeling unwell. Eventually we decided to go back to Helen’s and watch more episodes of Supernatural.

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I went home again early on Tuesday afternoon, taking with me a lovely cold (which is still going strong – I feel rotten) and leaving my camera!

 

See you soon!

Room Update and Pi.

Having bought a few paint samples in varying shades of green and cream/brown/beige, I have found a green/cream combo I prefer; however I have now found a wallpaper that I really like, too. Funnily enough, the wallpaper was in the ‘kids’ little section, but that’s not to say it’s childish. I really like the green in the wallpaper, it’s almost exactly what I want. I’m rather confused about it all, as the wallpaper would be no houndstooth pattern anywhere.

The colours of the wallpaper are a bit brighter than this, but it’s always difficult to take a photograph of correct colour. the green/cream combo I prefer in terms of paint are the centre, paler, green and the more cream, pale, shade of those options. I think they work well together. Not that I dislike the darker green, but I’m not sure I’d want a whole room that colour.

Any ideas?

 

Secondly, my brother has given me a Raspberry Pi, it is connected to my television so that I can watch films and TV programmes through it. My actual television isn’t working, yet, I still have no signal – hopefully this will be sorted soon.

That is all, I think. Fingers crossed my camera is able to be sent tomorrow, meaning I should recieve it on Thursday or Friday, then I can post about London!

See you soon!

Mini update.

Hi guys! I have been away in London over this weekend, got back earlier today with a lovely cold.

One problem I have is that I left my camera down in London, so I’m having to wait for my friend to send it back up to me. So, that means you will have to be patient until I can post a blog with some photo’s, rather than just writing one blog and then posting pictures in a second – although, that would be one way to post more. Even so, I think I’ll wait until it’s back home.

 

That’s it for today, really, just wanted to let you know where I’ve been.

See you soon!

The Rocky Horror Show

On Tuesday, straight from arriving back to the airport from the Isle of Man, I went to see The Rocky Horror Show tour with my friend Jenn. It was the only night I was free while it was at the Liverpool Empire.

It was an awesome show and brilliant fun. Some photo’s of the night:

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