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http://qsai.es/?esfirew=site-de-rencontres-gratuit-37&7b5=cb *warning this review contains spoilers.

paginas para conocer hombres europeos Not gonna lie, I never do movie reviews on here, mainly because I hardly watch any movies (however I do love binge watching a Netflix series of any kind). I am also literally the only person out of my friendship group that doesn’t have a Cineworld Unlimited card! However, yesterday I watched I Feel Pretty and it is so good I thought I would do a quick review.

texte profil site rencontre I Feel Pretty tells the story of Renee (played by Amy Schulmer) who destines in life to be pretty. Renee has it in her head that if you are pretty you get so much more of the perks in life, better jobs, better chance at boyfriends. It doesn’t help that this idea is compounded at the fact she works at a cosmetic company Lily LeClaire where she works in digital marketing it is a million miles away from the corporate offices on Fifth Avenue.

conseils pour s'inscrire sur un site de rencontre Renee and her best friends (Vivian and Jane played by Busy Philips and Aidy Bryant)  join a group dating site and Renee is adamant that it is only the photograph that matters. This is then reinforced when they go on the site and found there are no matches. Renee attends Soulcycle where she is surrounded by beautiful women and starts talking to Mallory (played by Emily Ratajkowski) who Renee asks and wonders what it is like to be like her and be so pretty. Renee bangs her head at the Soulcycle class and she suddenly believes that she is beautiful even though nothing about her physical appearance has changed. This new found confidence manages to chat up Ethan at the Dry Cleaners after she wrongly assumes he is chatting her up and a job as the Receptionist at Lily Leclaire. Also after Renee knocks into a woman after a pitch for their Diffusion line (the make-up line for real women) and wrongly assumes that there would be an applicator, Avery (the boss at Lily LeClaire) decides Renee would be the perfect person for the pitch in Boston.

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http://qsai.es/?esfirew=rencontre-femme-fleury-merogis&4e7=04 Bloody hell, that was a long synopsis! I really liked the film, it touched on a lot of important issues that do affect women today such as confidence, image and the perception of beauty. With Soulcycle making an appearance which felt like ten times in the film it did feel a bit like an advert for Soulcycle.  I did find it stupid that there would only be two people in their online department and I didn’t like the message it sent out that about quitting a marketing job that has potential (and I say that as someone who works in Digital Marketing) for a lower paid role.I know a lot of critics have panned the film saying that the subject matter needed to be tackled more seriously. But it is a comedy and I felt that the main takeaway thought you should get from it is that just to be confident in yourself (without being arrogant yourself) will just open up opportunities for you but most importantly make you feel better about yourself.

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Aaru is a fantasy sci-fi story written by David Meredith and the first book in the Aaru series. The book is about 16 year old Rose who is currently in the final stages of cancer. A Doctor from Elysian Industries comes in and offers Rose the chance for her to live in the afterlife and still be connected to her sister by taking a scan of her brain which she takes. Rose lands in Aaru where she can have whatever she wants and do whatever she wants, she meets new friends and has fun.

Meanwhile, Rose’s sister Koren is devastated but after a representative from Elysian Industries talks to Koren and her family a screen is installed where Koren can speak to Rose at any time. Gradually Rose becomes the spokesperson for Elysian industries and is paraded around at these parties and in the press to prove that Aaru is real. It starts to go wrong when Koren gets an admirer who is hell bent on breaking into Aaru and take her away from her sister…

Aaru is a good book with potential, I did notice a few spelling errors and there were a lot of words I didn’t know (that isn’t a bad thing!) however with the book being aimed at the young adult audience it could disturb the flow. I certainly didn’t think the romance story with Rose added anything to the story and I felt that as Rose is 16 the author really didn’t need to add a sex scene in!

I enjoyed the idea of science and the idea that there is a afterlife which certainly was what interested me in the book in the first place. It certainly wasn’t believable but I love the use of technology especially as the idea of maintaining an active social media presence after you have passed is becoming a reality (something which I wrote about a couple of years ago).  It also shows the disadvantage that the technology has had (one example being with Koren’s and Rose’s father heavily drinking because he cannot cope with the exposure that Koren is receiving). However there were too many characters are in the book and with the too many storylines it just got too much for me to the point that I didn’t read the last thirty pages and it could have finished a lot sooner. I do think I will go back and read the book again and hopefully read the second instalment.

* I was kindly gifted this book, however as always my views are my own.

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I am not usually the one for crime stories or programmes but at the moment I seem to be loving anything crime related! I have read Chris Carters book’s before (read my review on One by One here) and my partner got given a couple of books for his Birthday – hence I stole them off him!

The Night Stalker is about a criminal who is going around killing women. Not only are women dying but the women’s mouth and vagina have been stitched shut. In another case Whitney Meyers a private investigator is investigating the disappearance of Katia Kudrov, a talented principal violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Hunter’s and Whitney’s paths cross as Hunter thinks Katia could be the killer’s next victim.

I really enjoyed The Night Stalker, particularly the ending because there is such a twist that I really did not see coming at all. In the book Hunter come’s across many suspects that I found it really quite difficult to tell who it was which adds to the whole fun guessing who it is. Chris Carter as well as being a author is also a criminal psychologist and his knowledge helps make the crimes more realistic, you don’t feel as if the crime is unrealistic and this adds to this thriller.

Which Chris Carter book is your favourite?

 

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The Birmingham 10k is my first race of the year (I was meant to run the Stafford Half but I fell ill so couldn’t). I have done quite a few of these races now so I know what bit and pieces I need to take with me. Here is what I took with me on a race day:

Bottle of water

I don’t run with it but I make sure I am regularly drinking water up until I start. This is to prevent me from being dehydrated. I always drink all the water at the hydration stations as well, even if I am not thirsty to help keep me hydrated. I was dehydrated after I ran the Manchester 10k last year and I had a banging headache and felt rubbish for the rest of the day afterwards. I learnt my lesson.

Shorts and vest top

In races and in general I tend to run in shorts most of the time because I would be boiling hot if I ran in joggers. I prefer vest tops rather than a normal shirts however as I am running on behalf of #teamuob I will be wearing the blue top we have all been given. I always make sure they are microfibre so it can take the sweat away.

Anti-chafing cream

If I don’t wear this after long runs my legs get sore, anti-chafing cream really does work!

Safety Pins

Safety pins always get forgotten about until the last minute and then you can never get them anywhere.

Running belt

My running belt holds my phone, that is literally what I use it for!

Garmin watch and phone

My Garmin watch (forerunner 325) I absolutely love, I use to track my progress and record on Strava. I used to use my phone to record my route on Strava but it drains the battery.

Image of protein bottle, water bottle, shirt, watch, safety pins, cereal bar and running belt.

Cereal Bars

I make sure I have a cereal bar ready so I don’t feel hungry before I run and I don’t eat it all if I don’t need too. For some reason my body just feels better having satisfied the hunger cravings with a couple of bites.

Energy Gels

I use these when I go running, I probably wouldn’t use it for a 10k but I do take it with me just in case I feel I need the boost.

Joggers and jacket

After the race I like to wrap up warm with the joggers and a light jacket.

Protein Drink

You do usually get a free protein drink when you finish, I just take mine with me just incase.

Spare hairbands

My hair band has snapped in a dualathlon before and it is annoying having your hair everywhere, so I always take a spare.

Suncream

I am going to have sore legs anyway so I don’t want to be sunburnt as well!

What do you take with you on race day?

Image of the Catan board game

Following on from my last post I wrote a little while back about board games to play I have four more board games to get stuck into.

Catan

A recent board game that was introduced to me. Catan has been around for a while, the main aim of the game is to build the largest settlement. It is a strategic game because you can only build settlements within a certain distance of someone else’s settlements, you can build roads and cities with the aim of gaining 10 victory points.

221b Baker Street

This game based on the famous Sherlock Holmes stories. The aim of the game is to solve the case by gathering clues. The clues are hidden in a different location which you get to by rolling the dice and moving your counter around the board travelling through different places in London such as the newsagents, Docks and a museum. The winner has to race back to 221b Baker Street first and guess correctly.

Pairs

Ok not a board game but I was given the Ladybird memory game by a friend for Christmas. I really enjoy it as I love the vintage designs of the cards.

Sweet Valley High

This game is such a laugh, a vintage board game I got off ebay for a great price (it is worth over £80 on Amazon). The aim of the game is for your character to get their items and their boyfriends for their party. The item cards are faced downwards so you cannot see them. Their are two detention cards which mean you miss a turn and you can pick up cards which can make you put an item back or steal someone else’s boyfriend.