I am mildly in love with this picture I stumbled upon the other day to the extent of setting it as my desktop background. Today I started reading the sixth book of A song of Ice and Fire (A Dance with Dragons part.1), and apart from a few minor absurd events that Mr.Martins could have heartily avoided, I am quite pleased with this saga that captured me a couple of months ago.I am also very fond of the Tv series that has been made out of these books, and I really cannot stand people complaining all the time about how events in the show don’t always correspond to the books: it is stating the obvious that a channel, in order to produce a successful show and make money will have to cut several minor events and slightly modify the storyline so as to appeal to a wider audience. 
I love seeing all those scenes that I’ve imagined for months coming to life, the actors pronouncing my favourite quotes just as I imagined them, and I am more than pleased with the cast selection, as nearly all of the actors proved to be valid and in some cases even exceptional -even that walking spoiler of Sean Bean-. 
I guess that’s it for my midnight rant, I’d best embrace Morpheus as tomorrow I have a jumble sale to organise!! I bid you a good night.

I am mildly in love with this picture I stumbled upon the other day to the extent of setting it as my desktop background. Today I started reading the sixth book of A song of Ice and Fire (A Dance with Dragons part.1), and apart from a few minor absurd events that Mr.Martins could have heartily avoided, I am quite pleased with this saga that captured me a couple of months ago.I am also very fond of the Tv series that has been made out of these books, and I really cannot stand people complaining all the time about how events in the show don’t always correspond to the books: it is stating the obvious that a channel, in order to produce a successful show and make money will have to cut several minor events and slightly modify the storyline so as to appeal to a wider audience. 

I love seeing all those scenes that I’ve imagined for months coming to life, the actors pronouncing my favourite quotes just as I imagined them, and I am more than pleased with the cast selection, as nearly all of the actors proved to be valid and in some cases even exceptional -even that walking spoiler of Sean Bean-. 

I guess that’s it for my midnight rant, I’d best embrace Morpheus as tomorrow I have a jumble sale to organise!! I bid you a good night.

You know life is good when you can spend your days chilling out in the garden, organising barbecues and pic-nics at the local park. Sunshine finally decided to honour the UK of its presence, -and freckles are covering my face and shoulders as I type- giving me the excuse to mix my love for reading and flowers (as you can see, “A song of Ice and Fire” follows me pretty much everywhere these days). I also love the way my town seems to completely transform when the sun is out, and walking places doesn’t seem quite as much of a daunting task as it would do on a standard grey British day. Moreover, if things couldn’t get any better, the University of Strasbourg accepted my application, so I am now officially a LEA Student -i.e. Langues étrangères appliquées- and as from September I will be studying German, Spanish, Russian, EU institutions and International Relations. Life’s good folks!

You know life is good when you can spend your days chilling out in the garden, organising barbecues and pic-nics at the local park. Sunshine finally decided to honour the UK of its presence, -and freckles are covering my face and shoulders as I type- giving me the excuse to mix my love for reading and flowers (as you can see, “A song of Ice and Fire” follows me pretty much everywhere these days). I also love the way my town seems to completely transform when the sun is out, and walking places doesn’t seem quite as much of a daunting task as it would do on a standard grey British day. Moreover, if things couldn’t get any better, the University of Strasbourg accepted my application, so I am now officially a LEA Student -i.e. Langues étrangères appliquées- and as from September I will be studying German, Spanish, Russian, EU institutions and International Relations. Life’s good folks!

It is May 18 today, yet it seems like Winter is coming for real. The stressful and busy week I had led me one step closer to insanity, and my only moments of joy consisted in posting funny memes on Game of Thrones and repeatedly watching baby sloths videos -and found out that the little sloth whose pics I posted in my previous post is a very curious baby girl called Taz-. I will not bore you on my extensive revision of segmentation strategies, pricing policies and comparisons between traditional and recent methods, but I will tell you the results of my stressful week: I nailed my marketing exam, finally applied to Strasbourg University, got a job as an Interpreter/Translator for Italian and French and put an end to stress and worries in style by watching The Dictator -which made me laugh so hard I thought my head was going to fall off-.
Three exams down, two to go, after which I will be taking the first plane to Douce France and disappear off the face of the Earth for a couple of days.

It is May 18 today, yet it seems like Winter is coming for real. The stressful and busy week I had led me one step closer to insanity, and my only moments of joy consisted in posting funny memes on Game of Thrones and repeatedly watching baby sloths videos -and found out that the little sloth whose pics I posted in my previous post is a very curious baby girl called Taz-. I will not bore you on my extensive revision of segmentation strategies, pricing policies and comparisons between traditional and recent methods, but I will tell you the results of my stressful week: I nailed my marketing exam, finally applied to Strasbourg University, got a job as an Interpreter/Translator for Italian and French and put an end to stress and worries in style by watching The Dictator -which made me laugh so hard I thought my head was going to fall off-.

Three exams down, two to go, after which I will be taking the first plane to Douce France and disappear off the face of the Earth for a couple of days.

Fashionably late as usual, here is the video I was telling you about in this post. So there it is, just a taste of the Clash of The Knights medieval reenactment that took place over the Easter week-end at Kenilworth Castle. I thought the Game of Thrones opening rock cover by WhiteNoise Lab sounded perfect for the video, so there you go: well worth my £10.

Clash of the Knights @Kenilworth Castle

Yesterday I experienced a quite unusual Easter Sunday at Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire. Me, the boyfriend and the mother set off in the early morning [it’s the holidays, and 11.50am is early morning to me] and got on the first bus to Leamington Spa to admire the beauties of this castle defined by the architectural historian Anthony Emery as "the finest surviving example of a semi-royal palace of the later middle ages, significant for its scale, form and quality of workmanship". As I made my way through the ancient ruins, I tried to set my imagination free and get inside the part of one of the many men who stepped through the castle hundreds of years before as much as the unsettling noise of kids roaming around allowed me. My disappointment for not being allowed to take pictures inside the Leicester’s Gatehouse and its magnificent bas-reliefs was quickly blown away by the Elizabethan Gardens - and its funny looking pheasants -  and the Clash of the Knights medieval tournament reenactment, of which I took a video which you can watch here if you got some spare time - I’ve been very cheeky and put the Game of Thrones theme in the background -. I then got ripped off by the Castle’s local café by purchasing a £2.10 coffee which was clearly made by pure gold blend, pleased myself with tons of gifts from the local souvenir shop, dressed up as a medieval lady - pictures to come - and had an interesting chat with some of the reenactors. Today I will be enjoying a very lazy day and gain the strength to throw myself in the chaos of the capital tomorrow. Farewell.

After spotting a staggering Khal Drogo wandering around town, me and the boyfriend conceived that Coventry represents the eight kingdom of Westeros, whose coat of arms is ‘the Chav’.

Shame I couldn’t take a picture of this wonderful scenario.

A ‘must read' once I am done with the 'A song of ice and fire' saga. 
Here is the synopsis of the book for you:
'I knew if anyone could help me get to where I wanted to be, it was Mr Kit-e-Licious, the cat of my dreams.' Even as a kitten, Nancy knew she was different. Unlike her peers who were content to hunt mice and sunbathe all day, Nancy was born with a thirst for adventure. She tastes local fame after hitching rides in strangers' cars, and soon Nancy starts a blog, becomes a Facebook sensation, and dips her paws in the world of show business. She dreams of meeting Mr. Kit-e-Licious, the country's number-one cat star - they could be the Brad and Angelina of the cat world. When she is signed by a celebrity agent it seems like her dream is about to come true. But will Nancy find the glamour-puss life is all that she thought it would be?
With the certainty that this book will be funnier and possibly more intelligent than its biped version, I invite you all to read more about the adventures of Nancy the kitty.

A ‘must read' once I am done with the 'A song of ice and fire' saga. 

Here is the synopsis of the book for you:

'I knew if anyone could help me get to where I wanted to be, it was Mr Kit-e-Licious, the cat of my dreams.' Even as a kitten, Nancy knew she was different. Unlike her peers who were content to hunt mice and sunbathe all day, Nancy was born with a thirst for adventure. She tastes local fame after hitching rides in strangers' cars, and soon Nancy starts a blog, becomes a Facebook sensation, and dips her paws in the world of show business. She dreams of meeting Mr. Kit-e-Licious, the country's number-one cat star - they could be the Brad and Angelina of the cat world. When she is signed by a celebrity agent it seems like her dream is about to come true. But will Nancy find the glamour-puss life is all that she thought it would be?


With the certainty that this book will be funnier and possibly more intelligent than its biped version, I invite you all to read more about the adventures of Nancy the kitty.

Makes me giggle every time I watch it.

Very true. By the way, this morning I received the entire ‘A song of ice and fire’ saga: goodbye social life.

Very true. By the way, this morning I received the entire ‘A song of ice and fire’ saga: goodbye social life.

(Source: whatdoesntfit, via merlinthegrey)

Game of Thrones is definitely my latest TV crush, which is guilty of preventing me from doing any work at all for the past two days. Now, after watching all of the ten episodes of the first series, I am craving for more, and feel like those Gossip Girl/Pretty Little Liars/Vampire diaries - youknowwhatimean - silly fans who go round saying ‘OMG new episode coming out next Friday can’t w8! Oh hav u seen what happened in the last episode? i can’t believe it!' and clog my news feed on Facebook - making me die inside a little -. Why should you watch it? I will let that pretentious git of my boyfriend persuade you with his latest post - yes, I convinced the boyfriend to open a blog, and already regret to having generated a 6’7” ginger tumblr addict - and if you do watch it and happen to love it, it means this blog is not that useless after all. 

My day without shiny swords, dragons, nightwalkers and power plays wasn’t as exciting and unpredictable I must say, although having a smoke with my students during the lecture break made my day. As an act of rebellion  - against what or who, god knows; boredom perhaps - I cut my hair short and did blond highlights, and one would say I am quite pleased with it. I also got an interesting £160 water bill which is meant to cover the service until next March: too bad I am moving to France in september.

And with that boss of Dylan Moran, I wish you a good night.

Game of Thrones is definitely my latest TV crush, which is guilty of preventing me from doing any work at all for the past two days. Now, after watching all of the ten episodes of the first series, I am craving for more, and feel like those Gossip Girl/Pretty Little Liars/Vampire diaries - youknowwhatimean - silly fans who go round saying ‘OMG new episode coming out next Friday can’t w8! Oh hav u seen what happened in the last episode? i can’t believe it!' and clog my news feed on Facebook - making me die inside a little -. Why should you watch it? I will let that pretentious git of my boyfriend persuade you with his latest post - yes, I convinced the boyfriend to open a blog, and already regret to having generated a 6’7” ginger tumblr addict - and if you do watch it and happen to love it, it means this blog is not that useless after all. 

My day without shiny swords, dragons, nightwalkers and power plays wasn’t as exciting and unpredictable I must say, although having a smoke with my students during the lecture break made my day. As an act of rebellion  - against what or who, god knows; boredom perhaps - I cut my hair short and did blond highlights, and one would say I am quite pleased with it. I also got an interesting £160 water bill which is meant to cover the service until next March: too bad I am moving to France in september.

And with that boss of Dylan Moran, I wish you a good night.