28 February 2015

Things That Make You Go Oooooo (February 2015)

forget, focus and carry on.

February seems to have come and gone in a flash but surprisingly I managed to get a lot done this month! I started the month off with an awesome trip to the Game of Thrones Exhibition in London, caught up with friends, made some progress on my cosplay projects and although I completely failed to get tickets for San Diego Comic Con *single sad tear* there's still some exciting things happening for me to look forward to.

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♥ I don't really like musicals but the Death Note musical is sounding awesome!

♥ THIS is my new fave Instagram

♥ If only all my Starbucks came in a cup like this


♥ Getting healthy is not just about the body it's about the mind to so check out these 15 ways you can get healthy in 2015

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♥ My sleep schedule has been awful this month so it's time for a change!

♥ I Woke Up Like This: On Flawlessness, and Admitting The Effort Required

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♥ February has a way of making us single folk feel alone so here's 25 things to do to feel less lonely

♥ We are all different but that's not a bad thing, Marthe shares what makes her different, why she loves it and why we should all learn to love our quirks to.

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♥ 51 Ways to Feel Happy in 5 Minutes

Cause You're the Apple To My Pie

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 I adore this Captain America sweatshirt and am definitely adding it to my projects list!

♥ The art of fangirling: What it means to be a true geek

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 And finally lets end this month on a fun note with some adorable kids and their pet dogs xoxo

Love & Waffles

27 February 2015

5 Fandom Friday: Characters I Would Name My Dogs After

The original topic for this week's #Fandom5 was "Characters I Would Name My Kids After" but as I have no plans for children let alone 5 *dies at the very thought* I thought I would do something a little different and do dog names. I probably put way too much thought into what I'm going to name my future pack and I would happily have a dozen doggies if I could (crazy dog lady alert!) the urge to just quit life move to Alaska get some huskies and go sledding everyday is immense...

I've had an interest in Norse mythology since I was a kid thanks to The Dad but other obsessions kinda got in the way until a certain hammer wielding god entered the MCU and now I find myself reading up on it again. I did think Fenris was the perfect choice but I've since met several other dogs with that name so I'm going with Odin, I mean he is the top dog afterall.

Pugs are awesome, talking pugs are even more awesome! I absolutely fell in love with those cute little smooshy faces after seeing Men in Black so if I'm ever lucky enough to adopt one I kinda have to call him Frank.

Akitas and Shiba Inu's have been a long time love of mine and I always thought if I got one I would name it something Japanese. I thought about Kuma and Kitsune because of their looks but then I saw Princess Monoke and fell in love! Moro would have been the obvious choice but I loved the character of Ashitaka so much so that one made the list.

Ned & Bran
Being wolf obsessed (and Northern) it's obvious that I would want to name a dog something Stark related and I always thought Ned would be a great name for a big cuddle monster but recently I saw a dog in the rescue center which was all big and wolf-like called Bran and thought that was the perfect name. Although Bran has since left the center and is happily living in his forever home I can't stop thinking about how much I want a Dire-dog named Bran.

Superman was my first superhero love, I remember being about 5 years old and asking my Nanna for a Superman costume, she bought me Flash Gordon... I wasn't happy! As cheesy as it is I love the fact that Superman has a super dog so I definitely have to add a Krypto to my pack. Also I only recently realised whilst babysitting that Krypto has his own cartoon series so I'll definitely have to watch more of that soon.

Ok so this one isn't a technically a character but it's still kinda nerdy and one of the names I've had in mind for a pooch for a long time. Laika was the first dog to be sent into space and as I have a love for space (thanks again to my The 'astrophysicist' Dad) I've always wanted to name a pooch in her honour.

Check out #Fandom5 creators The Nerdy Girly & Super Space Chick & join in on the Fandom Friday fun!
Love & Doggie Cuddles

24 February 2015

Wishlist Wants: Dinosaurs, Hobbit Holes & Dragons

What would you treat yourself to? Be sure to let me know in the comments
Love & Dino Cuddles

20 February 2015

5 Fandom Friday: Things I’ve Bought But Haven’t Read/Watched/Played Yet

This weeks #Fandom5 has forced me to look at my reckless spending habits a bit, I have to admit I'm much better than I used to be when buying new things but sometimes I just can't resist. I have so many things that are unopened and unloved, my precious Kotobukiya Spider-Woman and Batusi Batman are still in their boxes in a closet because I have nowhere to display them so I'm hoping by making this list that I'll force me to finally get some use out of all these awesome things.

Disney DVD Collection 2015
My collection is FINALLY complete and although I've seen most of these movies there is quite a few in my collection I haven't watched yet because I want to have a big Disney movie marathon and watch every movie in order so perhaps I need to stop procrastinating and start on that tonight!

This was a Christmas present and while I loved the previous Layton games my Nintendo 3DS XL just does not get much love anymore. Sadly I don't have a lot of time to play games as most of my other hobbies have taken up all my time and the most gaming I do is maybe a couple games of Tsum Tsum while I'm waiting for the bus. I'm not sure if I'll ever get round to playing this one so maybe I'll have to swap it for a few graphic novels instead...

I loved Heroes when it was on TV and although it did lose its way a bit I did really care for the characters and was sad that it got cancelled I bought this set on sale a long time ago now but it's still in its plastic wrap so I'll definitely have to watch it soon with Heroes making its return later this year!

Look how freakin' awesome this is it's almost a crime I haven't even played with it yet! Lego is made to be played with, although I seem to have got into the habit of buying and not building sets which is a goddamn waste but when I do get round to building this one I'm definitely going to make a build video for it similar to the one I did for my Back to The Future set.

This is such a beautiful book which I've only briefly flicked through before putting it amongst all my other pretty Game of Thones books. I'm a bit precious about my books so I'm kinda scarred of reading it as it's such a beautiful book I don't want to damage it so that's the stupid reason I haven't read it yet. I know WTF Cate stop with your irrational worries and read the goddamn pretty book already!

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Love & Cookies

18 February 2015

The Game of Thrones Exhibition 2015

Game of Thrones Exhibition London O2 2015

Last week I took a short trip down to London to see the Game of Thrones Exhibition which was hosted by Sky in the O2 Area. I was lucky enough to see the exhibition in its 1st year in Belfast but unfortunately missed out last year and after hearing so much about the new Oculus Rift experience and all the other awesome additions, I didn't want to miss out again and so after an hour of website crash hell and endless refreshing I finally managed to get myself some tickets YEY!

Game of Thrones Exhibition London O2 2015

Game of Thrones Exhibition London O2 2015

Game of Thrones Exhibition London O2 2015

There are so many amazing little details put into every prop and costume in the show that they only way you can really appreciate them is to see them up close, I had always thought Margaery Tyrell's wedding dress was gorgeous but after seeing it up close I'm in awe it's absolutely stunning and I would love a dress like that one day.

Game of Thrones Exhibition London O2 2015

Game of Thrones Exhibition London O2 2015

Game of Thrones Exhibition London O2 2015

I was very tempted to visit in my Daenerys costume but I already had plans for the rest of the day however there were quite a few people working the exhibition in costume which is thought was an awesome addition one of the cosplayers even complimented me on my Stark jacket and Direwolf scarves.

Game of Thrones Exhibition London O2 2015

Game of Thrones Exhibition London O2 2015

Game of Thrones Exhibition London O2 2015

So after all the hype Ascend the Wall Oculus Rift experience was actually pretty cool, I have to admit after hearing all the shrieking I thought it would be more terrifying although I did get slightly disorientated I would have loved to try it out again but the queue for it was huge! If you're lucky enough to visit the exhibition it's not something to be missed and totally worth checking out.

There were quite a few fun photo ops this time around, you could take a photo holding The Mountain's sword, take a selfie with a White Walker, turn into a White Walker, get torched by a dragon and there was even Game of Thrones karaoke. I had so much fun there, the exhibit just seems to get bigger and better every year and now I'm so hyped up for the next series April can't come soon enough!

Valar Morghulis

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