Saturday, 21 June 2014

Current Faves

Hello, due to A Levels I was never going  to get a 'Monthly Favourites' style post up, so I waited for a little while and now I have a whole bunch of bits and bobs to talk about... let's hop into the post!

This 3 part programme is about two tiger cubs Spot and Stripe who were born at Australia Zoo, as part of the Sumatran Tiger species these are two very important cubs, with population rapidly decreasing in Sumatra in West Indonesia, Zoo keeper Giles has decided to hand rear the cubs himself to give them the best chance of survival to adulthood. I've found this interesting due to the Zoo's approach of looking after animals, being very hands on, which is different to what you expect. Also it is important to get the message out there to keep this species in the wild, if we can't keep such a majestic animal in the wild, how can we expect to have other less impressive, but yet still an important part of the ecosystem alive in the wild. Whilst I feel this programme is mainly about hope, however it does leave me dismayed at the human race, destroying habitat and still using Tiger bones in medicine even though their is no evidence at all that it helps various conditions, it makes me angry in all honesty. I highly recommend this to watch and the most out of everything featured!

Link for WWF website for more info about Tigers and their endangered status.

For a while I have been drinking the Twinings Lemon and Honey Green Tea, but recently I have moved on to Green Tea no extra frilly bits. Green Tea is said to have lots of health benefits, which you can read about on the NHS website, personally I mainly drink it as it supposedly helps your metabolism and its a nice healthy drink with limited calories.

I've been trying to go on a bit of a healthy eating kick, not eating between meals and not having cake after meals etc. (ALTHOUGH EXAM STRESS REALLY RUINED IT)  But I still need a bit of sweetness in my life. I have been opting for a combination of Robinson's Orange Barley Water and a Lime squash mixed together, I do not know why I haven't tried this before it is just literally so good and is really summery.

Hoop Earrings
Recently I bought a multi set of hoops from Topshop, as I love my really big hoops, but realistically they're not practical to wear on a daily basis so I wanted some smaller ones for day to day. I think it's quite amusing before I FINALLY got my ears pierced I used to think that hoop earrings were really chavvy and tacky, now here I am the proud owner of 4 pairs of hoop earrings how times have changed.

As you may know Rosie and I went to see Paolo Nutini at the start of the month. Adding to that post though it's just crazy to think he was performing in my home town, and now recently he's been in like New York, it just feels slightly surreal.

Yes I know that Frozen came out ages ago and that most people are beginning to get over it. But I just love it, nothing can beat walking down the stairs to the instrumental in Let It Go, the power I feel is immense! Plus the soundtrack as a whole got me through my revision.

Sweeney Todd isn't quite as happy as a Disney film, with composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim setting out to see if a musical could scare audiences the way a film does and theme of revenge, definitely not quite so happy. I doubt I would have gone out of my way to listen to this if it wasn't for Performance Studies, because I have become a bit of a Sondheim fan, this helped me in my hours of need during A Level revision as well.

Finally a book that scared the crap out of me however I kept on reading and reading until I finished. The basic story is that an ex-Stasi member covering up his crimes committed before the Berlin Wall came down in order to disappear. This quote is from the blurb to give you more of an idea 'Mattie Engel is one of the rising stars at Private Berlin, and believes she's seen the worst of people in her previous life with the Berlin police force. That is until Chris, her colleague - and until recently, her fiancĂ© - is fond dead, brutally murdered in an old slaughterhouse outside the city'. Private is a detective agency based in LA and has offices all over the world with the series of books covering all of their different office, a favourite of mine is Private London. All the books in the series are page turners if I really wanted to I am pretty sure I could finish one in a day and I am not a fast reader!!
The current book I'm reading is Bridget Jones's diary, much less gritty.
If you do take anything away from the post please look at the links I put into the Tigers About The House section please. If you would like me to do any further posts on Tigers or endangered species as a whole then let me know, as it is something I am hugely passionate about!
Thanks for popping by!


  1. I can't believe it - I LOVE mixing Orange barley with Lime! It's so refreshing :) I always thought I was a bit weird, but you've just confirmed that it's not weird. What are the chances of us both being weird, right? ;) Lovely post!

    Love, Chlo | xo

    1. Thanks for your comment, I personally think everyone should try the combo because its so good :) x

  2. Amazing pictures:))
    Following you now via GFC,hope you'll do the same!:**