Monday, 7 October 2013

Strictly 2013: Who is going to win it this year?

As this year’s celebrities prepare for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2013 on Friday, who has the best chance of taking home the coveted glitter ball trophy?

Abbey Clancy and Aljaz Skorjanec

Kettle odds: 10/1

Model and wife of footballer Peter Crouch, Abbey Clancy is partnered with Strictly newcomer Aljaz Skorjanec. These two are tipped to do well, especially as they are one of the best looking couples in the competition, which normally gives votes a boost. However, Abbey has previously said that her fitness levels are horrendous and that she gets out of breath easily, which doesn’t bode well for the high-energy routines and gruelling training schedules Strictly requires.

Ashley Taylor Dawson and Ola Jordan

Kettle odds: 7/1

Hollyoaks star Ashley Taylor Dawson and former Strictly champion Ola Jordan seem like a perfect pairing. Ola won series 7 with sportsman and presenter Chris Hollins, and Ashley represents her best chance for a return to the Strictly final to date. With a strong work ethic and some previous dance experience in his pop band allSTARS*, Ashley and Ola are a couple to keep an eye on.

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Monday, 19 August 2013


Last week I participated in GISHWHES 2013. This is the 'Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen.' It's an event organised by Supernatural actor Misha Collins, for the charity Random Acts.

Basically it's an international scavenger hunt formed of online teams who go out and complete the 150-odd tasks on the item list.

Sounds simple, right?

Not when you look at the items. For example, one of the 2012 tasks was to get a photo of "a fully dressed storm trooper cleaning a pool next to a sunbather." Yeah, I know.

So why would you join up to take part in a seemingly impossible hunt?

I joined not only to donate (registration requires a donation of anything from $10 upwards), but also to have fun. And I did. I met some lovely people during the hunt, did things I never thought I would do, and most of all had a great time.

I definitely plan to register again next year for another go!

Have you ever participated in GISHWHES? Let me know in the comments below!

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Book Review: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith book cover

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013


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I'll be posting any news or information regarding my writing here, as well as anything else important or interesting I might feel like posting. Expect reviews, feature articles...basically anything writing related.