Parks

Abbey Park

As the summer is shortly approaching, and the sun is shining, it is the time for going to the park. It’s one of my favourite things to do and it’s so lovely. I honestly think it’s a great day out. Me and some friends decided to go to Abbey Park in Leicester. We have literally wanted to go for so long now and just to go explore more of Leicester since we started university. As the weather looked good on Friday, it was the perfect day to go have a nice picnic in the park. We thought it would be silly not to go this year, considering we live a lot closer than we will be next year. IMG_5841

It was probably about 26 degrees so it was pretty hot. When we first got there, we went straight to the animals. They have such a cute animal area. I think it was called ‘The Pets Corner’. They had rabbits, goats, chickens, birds and some others. I don’t think I’ve actually seen chickens before and I don’t know what I was expecting but it was different. I definitely won’t be eating any chicken soon (even though I don’t actually like it anyway). There were so many of them! I am personally an animal lover and just seeing little animals chilling was adorable.

It’s also quite a big park. I didn’t realise there were so many different areas you can go explore. There was a path which had dragon stands on the top. It was oriental which is quite nice. A few bridges were thrIMG_5892oughout the pathways with trees and a small flow of water beneath. It honestly felt like I was on holiday for a moment. It felt quite relaxing. We stopped for a bit to have a little photoshoot haha. The lightning was so cute and just fit in with everything. I think they called this part the “friendship garden’ or something similar. All the trees make it look so beautiful. I would recommend it to anyone.

They also have one of those exercise areas where people can use different equipment provided. I personally don’t use them, but people seem to enjoy it. There was also a play area where we decided to embrace our inner childhood and play around. We didn’t get too many looks, haha.

As it was a park, there were plenty of places to sit, lay down a blanket, and have some food. Considering it’s been one of the hottest days for a while, there wasn’t as many people as I thought. The heat always makes me want to start eating healthy. So for our picnic, we had a normal and fruit salad, some snacks and water. We ended up buying some ice cream from the cafe. I honestly don’t understand why it was around £1.70 for a 99. Since when was this a change. I’m sure it was called 99, because it was 99p. But it tasted so good so i’m kind of going to let that go.

I still find it hilarious that a friend got sunburnt after this day. But it was going to happen. Other than being exhausted from all the walking, it was a cute day spent with cute people. We’ll probably have another trip there again soon.

🙂 Happy Summer

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Film · Thoughts

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Review [Spoilers!]

Movie: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Starring: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth with Julianne Moore and Halle Berry

Screenplay: Matthew Vaughn

Genre: Action/Adventure

 

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is the sequel to the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) which was based on a comic released. This series is based on a organisation called Kingsman who basically save the world from villians. This is very much comic book material and you can tell from the plot itself. The main character, Eggsy, is found in some trouble and calls for help from someone who worked with his father before he died. Turns out, his dad worked with Kingsman which starts a new life for Eggsy. He continues to impress us with how diverse and unique he is, just like his father. He then finally becomes a Kingsman by saving the world, even though he got kicked out.

During the sequel, he continues to work for Kingsman and the plot thickens while some crazy drug dealer [Julianne Moore] tries to destroy them all. Personally, I’m not the biggest fan of the plot. I don’t understand why they would think that drugs is a good base for it. ALSO, of course they had to kill majority of the characters off?! The point of it was that it is different from superhero movies and the hero dies and isn’t meant to come back to life. Majority of people who I’ve spoken to and read from, are very shocked that they actually bought Colin Firth back. They really did not have to do that and add a random method of why he came back to life. It felt like they couldn’t think of any other reason for him to come back so they made a serum that brings everyone back to life from the dead. Which is completely ridiculous.

Additionally to that, there were plenty of unnecessary characters including, Channing Tatum (who was only in the movie for about 2/3 scenes) and Whiskey (who was a double agent). These plots were random and just seemed like they wanted to add more to the story when it wasn’t needed.

In contrast, Eggsy [Taron Egerton] was amazing still. He did a great job in my opinion, just like in the first movie. And not to mention, he still looks great in a suit! He still has the heartfelt, caring personality and a determined to save the world attitude. A part that was a bit odd, was Eggsys’ girlfriend, who was the princess he saved from the first one. I was slightly shocked when I was watching this and entirely confused. I grew on the relationship after a while. But then there was a scene where he was with another girl and that was uncomfortable and it dragged on for some weird reason. It felt like he didn’t even feel comfortable in that scene let alone the audience watching.

The meeting with an american partnership was not the worst idea and they could have made it work a lot better. Halle Berrys role was very small and could have been larger. It seemed like she was just shoved in the movie just for the views. But she did a great job and I still love her.

Overall, I would not watch it again or recommend it to anyone really. Unless they’ve seen the first one and want to see how bad it was. But I do enjoy Matthew Vaughn’s movies but definitely not this one. Hopefully he will create something a bit better than this!

 

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Film

Despicable Me 3 Review :)

Usually, I would not go to the cinema to see something that I’m not too interested in, but we were bored. It happened to be a great idea and overall, I really enjoyed it! I can’t believe how much I laughed out loud about it. I don’t think I’ve done that in a cinema in quite a long time. So, pleasantly surprised.

As this is the 3rd film in the series, and I have seen the other ones, I didn’t know what to expect. Usually, with film series and especially with animations, they aren’t always the best. One story line is ideal and the secondhand story never goes too well. But for some reason, these are lovable and adorable. I think this is especially because of the minions. These little creatures are tiny are have their own language which have a new language just for them. This makes them so much more attracting to the audience. Personally, I find them so cute and funny as well as many others. Also, I’m 20, and I still enjoy it. Let alone all the children, and adults that enjoy it. Just goes to show how well this animation is doing.

I’m sure that they’ll carry on making more and people will continue to laugh and enjoy Gru and his little family. I certainly will. 🙂

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Film

‘A Clockwork Orange’ Review

A Clockwork Orange is a crime/sci-fi movie which was made from the book. This was directed by Stanley Kubrick.

This movie has been on my to-watch list for quite some time now. I was intrigued as there were so many reviews. Also, another reason why I wanted to watch it so much, is that it was mentioned in One Tree Hill, which is everything to me. A film maker in the show loved the movie and since then, I wanted to see it.

My first impression what just shocking. I was so confused. I feel like I would have been even more confused if my friend was not there to explain things throughout. There were a lot of odd scenes which I just did not understand why they were in there and necessary. But I guess it just all tells the story. I think the casting was great and Malcolm McDowell performed great. He betrayed the character so well, no matter how creepy and odd it was.

After watching this, I was reading through some reviews and why it was actually called the clockwork orange. I had no idea during the actual movie. So, the basic concept is that in the movie, they have their own sort of language which was cleverly scripted. And in this, the word ‘Orange’, means ‘Man’. So it is the Clockwork Man. This is what Alex in the film is which shows his personality. I thought this was so eye opening and creative.

Others also mentioned that they also did not enjoy it that much when they first watched it. After they watched it a second time or more, they loved it and understood it all so much more. So I feel like if I watch it again, I would probably enjoy it a lot more. But I still wanted to write this first review before doing that.

Good luck to me watching this again soon, haha 🙂

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Body

My First Tattoo

On the 3/04/17, I got my first tattoo. It was such an big experience for me. I was expecting to hurt so much! And my pain tolerance is pretty low. I mean to be honest, I was slightly panicking just before. She women even gave me a magazine to read to calm my nerves. Even though my friend, Theo, was there with me, I was still scared. The women was so nice at this point and I’m so happy about that. I did it at a place in Leicester called Uptown Tattoo Studio, and they were great.

Anyway, it took about 30 minutes I would say, and it was not as painful as I was expecting. It felt like someone was just scratching me constantly. Except from when she was shading and when it was on my bone, it hurt a little bit more. Reading the magazine out loud REALLY helped! Overall, I’m glad I did it, and I’m so happy with how it turned out!

It’s been nearly a week now since I’ve had it done, and I think it’s healing quite well. It’s still slightly raised and itchy but I’ve been washing it and putting the cream on so it should be good and healed soon. I got the cruelty free cream and it smells so good!

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Also because it’s cruelty free, it’s so much better!

I’ve been out in the sun recently as the weather in England has been great. I was worried that it might fade as thats what people say but hopefully it’s not too bad.

I would probably do this again but definitely not anytime soon. I think I’ve had the experience and I’m happy not to not have another one for a while. But to all the tattoos ahead.

 

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