This is Liverpool: Oh help us!

http://www.theladbible.com/articles/this-is-liverpool-reality-show-will-be-the-worst-thing-to-happen-to-everyone

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear……

A show based in Liverpool like the other reality shows such as Made in Chelsea and The Only Way Is Essex.  So although these programs are hardly enlightening, most (I said most) characters are painted in a reasonable light.  So why, when they release a reality show based in the North of England do they have to pick the roughest people who seem unable to string a sentence together without the use of multiple swear words, and more noticeably are unable to communicate with each other without being aggressive.  I live in the North of England next to another large city.  We are extremely friendly, individual in style (not carbon copy barbie dolls), and although some of us may swear it definitely is not the whole of the population (or who the producers portray the population as).

Sorry Liverpool but I do not see how this will do you any favours…..unless of course you are all like the show portrays you (though I highly doubt it).  If I was a Liverpudlian I would be feeling rather embarrassed as to how the show is painting you.

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Stunning Silver Jewelry Inspired by Bali

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As you may or may not know, I love to write about things I like, including clothes and accessories.  My chosen items this time around are from a designer called Annie Haak http://www.anniehaakdesigns.co.uk/  Her website states that she gets much of the inspiration for her designs from the magical island of Bali where she is based for most of the year. Her influences are gathered from many aspects of Bali life from the local flora and fauna, the magical people and the colours and patterns found in the local markets and villages.  Perhaps this is why some of the pieces really do appear rather magical!!!

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Many of the designs carry a special meaning by way of mantras or symbols that represent luck, love, protection strength and well-being. It is core to Annie’s design ethos that all her designs should carry a message of either love or support.

I first came across this designer a couple of years ago when I was reading a spiritual magazine, some of her bracelets incorporating guardian angels were featured in the magazine.  As a total ‘angel believer’ I immediately fell in love with them.  So much so in fact that I cut out her Sama My Guardian Angel design and added it to my collage art work which hangs in my bedroom.

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Additionally, I am naturally attracted to silver jewelry.  It appears to suit my skin tone much better than gold.  However, there is now a few gold and rose gold options, which are equally as beautiful, I guess it just depends upon your personal preference.

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Unfortunately to date, I have not managed to get my hands on the bracelet stack I so desperately would like (see featured image), due to lack of funds, but should I ever start to get paid for my writing, then I will ensure my first pay check pays for one!  I have however, treated myself to a lovely pair of earrings.  Which I have had now for over a year.  They are simple but lovely, a star with a single diamond in the middle.  They still look like new and we were worth the pounds I spent investing in them.  In addition, they came in a beautiful lined velvet bag and box which I now use to store some of my favourite crystals.  This is a range which when you receive the item, everything about it screams ‘quality’.  I was not disappointed and look forward to when I am able to add to my collection.

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There are also lots of other reviews from happy customers on the website. If you like the style of this jewelry have a read, you will see there is nothing but positive comments about the quality and style of the jewelry.  I am sure you too will love this range.  I know Danni Minogue and Ferne Cotton are big fans too!

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Chicken Walker

I really thought I had seen everything, that was until the other day as I was driving down a main road in the town where I live in the North of England a lady was walking a chicken down the road.  Yes you heard that right……walking a chicken!!!

It turns out though that this is not such a strange thing.  I decided to have a look into this and what I found out was fascinating.   Zhu Fushun, born in 1979 from China runs a chicken farm.  He feeds the chicken on herbs instead of grain and takes them for walks (hence why he was nicknamed ‘chicken walker’).  The chicken are reared in the open wild rather than enclosed chicken farms.  Zhu is now very successful and has featured in many Entrepreneur magazines.  A billionaire also offered him more money to grow his business.  Zhu declined his offer, advising what he needed was more sales channels, and these appear to be opening up to him.

Just shows, when you have a vision and you know what you want to do, how and when, stick to your guns!

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Who’s move is it first?

Technically who should ask who out? Is it the man or the woman? I was always under the impression it did not matter and being a confident girl I quite often the one to broach the subject.  However, as I have grown older, I realise it is actually a mans place to do so. Unfortunately this tradition appears to have gone out of the window a long time ago.

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In my opinion:

“He who dares…..WINS!!!”

You ve got to take a chance, ask her out.  I think from my past experience if you have to ask the guy out it technically does not seem to go anywhere because the relationship (if it progresses to that) has gotten off on the wrong foot, so to speak.  The man needs to take charge of the situation, assert his confidence (and charm) and woo that lady!  Note to ladies: the only men worth having, will only stick around if you make them ‘work’ for you.  Hand yourself on a plate, roll over like a cat having its belly tickled, offer no challenge and this ‘potential’ relationship is going nowhere.

There are of course things you can do to nudge the guy along gently into asking you out.  But if you really like this fella then do yourself a favour and sit patiently and wait (whilst giving out all the correct signals of course!) Yes I know, easier said than done.  All you need is a bit of flirting, eye contact, interest in him and his life, act confident, laugh and make him laugh etc, etc.  Hope you got all this ;).

I am a great believer in that if it is meant to happen then it will.  Do not waste your energy or time considering who should ask who.  Relationships are not supposed to be difficult or strained.  If it is right then it will flow and when something flows, it can only ever go in the right direction!

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My Top 10 Sexiest Men

 

Following the top 100 sexiest men list published in Glamour, I thought I would create my own.  Here’s my list of who I consider to be the 10 sexiest men right now….feel free to let me know if I have missed anyone out 😉

At the age of 50, this guy definately still has it…..and for that reason he is given a well deserved spot at number

ten….Johnny Depp….

(you know you would!)

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In at number nine……

Jared Leto

I remember this guy from back in the 90’s in ‘My So-called life’ and that is when my love affair with this guy began.  Since then as well as more acting is also in a band ’30 seconds to Mars’.

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Now I know this one may be a little young, at just 20 years old, but there is no denying how beautiful this boy is….in at number 8 it’s a 1D boy….

Zayn Malik

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In at 7, this fella first came onto my radar whilst starting along side the lovely Channing Tatum in Magic Mike…it’s

Alex Pettyfer

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and six……of course

Channing Tatum

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Here’s a bonus picture of them both together 😉

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Ok…..put your tongues away…let’s crack on with number 5

one word: THOR (Phwoar)

Chris Hemsworth

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Getting near to the top, are you still on your seats????

Number four is a new entry as I only came across him recently in Breaking Bad…..where has this man been all my life??? (no its not the dad of Malcom in the Middle)  its….

Aaron Paul aka Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad

(at 34 we think he looks great, and enjoy his sometimes grungy look)

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At number 3, this is a guy who has been in the news and unfortunately in such tragic circumstances, but whilst he is no longer with us, we reckon he truly deserves this place…..RIP

Paul Walker

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Almost at the top, just pipped at the post and in at number 2 is

Ryan Gosling

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Drum roll please………..

Numero Uno, the sexiest man alive (in my opinion)

David Beckham

This guy is like a fine wine, he just gets better with age…. Enjoy!

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Hope you enjoyed my number 10….feel free to let me know who I may have missed!

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Not Blood but True (Brothers)

https://www.facebook.com/VinDiesel?hc_location=timeline

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“When I heard, I immediately flew back to California, and went directly from the plane to his mother’s house…

I thought they needed my strength, but realized when I got there and broke down before his family, that it was I who needed theirs.

His mother hugged me and said I am so sorry… I said sorry? You’re the mother who lost a son?… She said yes, but you lost your other half… ” Vin Diesel (Facebook)

This is true love

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