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La Vampira

Posted in Gothic, Reviews with tags , , , on 02/10/2012 by Jen Healey

La Vampira.

Check out the artwork on this blog – awesome!

Urgh… HOT!!!

Posted in Fledgling Foodie File, Food, Gothic, Homemade, Journal, Music with tags , , , , , , , on 27/05/2012 by Jen Healey

I hardly ever moan about it being cold, so I’m entitled to say “It is too hot”!  I’m well aware that this is nothing compared to other countries’ hot weather/temperatures, but I’m British ok, so I like it colder, cloudier, windier, rainier… you get my drift.

I have problems sleeping well in these temperatures, waking often and remembering crazy, heat-induced dreams.  I think it is time to start stopping off for some frosty frappucino-type beverages, coolness and caffeine, mmmm.  This is definitely the time of year for cold drinks, shade-seeking (as I do not yet own a gorgeously Goth parasol) and ‘full-on’ fans.

Speaking of cold drinks, I only have one sachet of Kool-Aid left from my pal in America, so I’ll be making more of these –

Thick Strawberry Milkshakes. 

They are easy and scrummy.

Please feel free to share any culinary coolers, they will be gratefully received and shared.

Today my incredibly sweet (and handsome) hubby took a trip into town with our daughter, they returned with lunch and two pressies for me!

Check ’em out –

This is the same game/box, can you tell the difference (apart from my using the flash!)?

Yes, the picture changes.  Tee hee.  Look closer –

Goodly, chaste lady becomes –

Rampant, blood-thirsty Vampire!

You gotta enjoy the little things.  It actually looks like a fun game, for 3-6 players… any takers?

They also bought this back for me –

Yes, that is a brand new copy of Mr Manson’s latest album!  Am I the luckiest, most spoilt Mummy ever or what?  How perfect are these gifts for me?!

Cool gifts on a hot day 🙂

I hope your Sunday is a good one y’all!


Dark Shadows!!!!!!!

Posted in Films, Gothic with tags , , , , , on 21/04/2012 by Jen Healey

SOOOOOOOO excited!!!!

Check this trailer out –

Johnny Depp, Tim Burton and Vampires… I may faint from the anticipation.

Happy Christmas, Happy Birthday, Happy Mothers Day and very happy Saturday night to me!


Yes… I know… I’m a geek

Posted in Films with tags , on 26/03/2012 by Jen Healey

But lookey here!

Breaking Dawn Part 2 Official Teaser Trailer.  – click to view on YouTube.

How excited am I?!




Posted in Books, Films, Reviews, Supe-para-natural with tags , , on 16/09/2011 by Jen Healey

It is a bit early for me to be getting all excited about the next installment of the Twilight saga films, as it is not due for release until 18th November.  However, I have just read the Twilight graphic novel volume 1 (see my goodreads shelf) and, after firing up my netbook this afternoon, I found a really good trailer for Breaking Dawn – Part 1 on my email home page news.  Check it out here.

I know that the impending arrival of a half-vampire baby is unlikely to be news to… well anyone, which makes the title of the article on the above link doubly misleading.  It is no big ‘reveal’ that Bella gets pregnant, nor does the video actually show you the child.  Hmmm.  Perhaps the author of the article is a little less than enthusiastic about the saga.  Still, it does look good though!  I can’t wait!  I may have to read Breaking Dawn again before the film is released, perhaps these reminders are giving me enough time to do that?!  I’m going to have to fight the urge to do so until I’ve finished one of the other books I’m reading… maybe.


Cleaning blog

Posted in Journal with tags on 14/07/2011 by Jen Healey

Nope, not a blog post about cleaning – ha ha, as if anyone would want to read that!  I have just removed a couple of widgets, sadly, from the side of this much-neglected blog.  I have come to realise that I really have no hope of maintaining a weekly blog post here, a daily one is beyond ridiculous at the moment, I probably couldn’t even manage a monthly one!  Pretty pathetic, given my resolution to do just those things was made only a few months ago.  With this in mind, I’m cleaning off all redundant widgets and favourites from my pooter, and really trying to not do things that I don’t have to do.  Boring, but practical and trying to be a bit gentle with myself. 

I’m not completely chucking in the typing towel though, I still will drop by every now and again to add a thought or two, for those of you who pop by still.  Thanks, I hope you are all shiny and smiley. 

I have not only given up on a regular blog post – at the moment I hasten to add – but I’ve left the tweetery of Twitter too.  So I’m no longer following all those kooky folks who profess to be vampires, but repeat the same quote over and over.  Although, I never did get round to replying to one who would regularly tweet that people with a negative blood type have a negative attitude.  I seriously doubt that.  I’m not denying that I have a tendency towards the negative and expecting the worst, but I don’t think that is determined by my blood type!  Donut. 

I also bid a fond farewell to being an organiser of a meetup group (The Warwickshire Ghosthunters), which closed as no one else stepped into the role.  I thought this was a shame, but I was really happy to meet some cool people, with whom I am still in contact and hope to honour a couple of the dates we had arranged.  Although, I’m not doing too well with that either as yet. 

Life, is busy running off with all my spare time!  It’s rude! 

Cheery waves to you all.  I hope to see you back here soon… 



Posted in Books, Journal with tags , , , on 05/05/2011 by Jen Healey

Today was much better at work, I felt a lot more at ease and competent.  It may have been due to the fact that I got out of the office and did a home visit on my own and have gotten stuck in a bit more.  It is also good to know that I am booked on some training now too, to refresh myself on some clinical skills, which will be another useful exercise to fuel my motivation for my job.  Which always helps. 

Also, I have come home today in a good mood, which is another first this week.  Embarrassingly I have been sulking and feeling a little sad to be back at work, exacerbated by nerves I’m sure, but today I got up feeling more positive and it has stuck all day!  It probably helped to talk things out with my hubby, and the fact that I submitted a form to reduce my hours to 30 a week may also be a contributing factor to my current outlook. 

Another change that I have undergone today was smaller, a bit more trivial and prompted by a comment from my good friend Rachel.  We were chatting about books at my desk this afternoon, briefly, as she had received the latest book in the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mysteries series (book 11) yesterday.  I commented that I read much slower than I’d like and I’m struggling to read The House at Riverton by Kate Morton, for the book club I missed last night.  Rachel said, ‘if it’s not grabbed you why bother?  Life’s too short’, not exactly verbatim, but along those lines.  I carried on saying that I’m stubborn and very rarely give up on anything once I’ve started it.  But, on my return home, I pulled out my bookmark and will be relisting it on my little amazon bookstore.  Instead I’m going to read The Passage by Justin Cronin, then Rachel will be lending me Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris, whilst she reads my copy of Mr Darcy Vampyre.  I like reading vampire fiction, that’s that.  I wasn’t feeling The House at Riverton, I was un-gripped, so there it is.  I’ll not bother wasting what little time I have, my to-read pile is too big to spend time trudging through something I’m not in the mood to read.  Maybe I’ll pick it up another time.

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