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Crazy tuk tuks and koh San road





South East Asia so far in pictures

Saying goodbye to my favourite girl in the world…


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Ex on the beach an axe already?

Everyone loves a cringe dating TV series especially one containing a z list celebrity and some extremely large egos.

Ex on the beach claims to be the new dating show where singletons can find love, situated somewhere near a hot beach in an idyllic location. However this programme has a twist. As the days go by the unbeknown contestants will be faced with the appearance of a dreaded ex partner also on the island to find love, will they find each other again or will there be tears?

Now within the first three episodes there was naked shenanigans and girl on girl arguments over guys and it left me laughing at my TV screen, the programme is the tackiest of tacky and nothing and i mean NOTHING is off camera. However i keep finding myself continuing to tune in…

Why? Because its clearly a staged programme much like all the other reality shows currently filled with young males and females desperate to make some cash and embarrass themselves and their families in the process.


My opinion? tune in if you want to make yourself feel good.


Dreaming of October…

I am traveling South East Asia in October 2014 for three months and am currently procrastinating about where to visit during my time there…

Cultural beauty at its best….

Shwedagon Paya at night, Yangoon, Myanmar.




Malaysia Skyline

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This week has seen the biggest news in showbiz in the form of queen b Beyoncé and hubby Jay Z!


This duo tour will see the superstar couple travel 16 countries throughout North America starting in June. The surprise ‘On the run’ tour announcement was made on Monday when the couple released a picture of the two of them complete with ski masks. The trek will see the couple perform at stadiums in areas such as Miami and Toronto combining their star power for good. A dollar from each ticket sold will be donated to the Sean Carter Foundation which helps under-served groups go to college, however at a staggering rumored price surely more than one dollar per ticket could be donated by the power couple who are rumored to be worth an estimated 900 million!!


Tickets go on general sale on May 2nd


Beautiful Birmingham

Often voted the ugliest city Birmingham frequently suffers criticism due to its appearance. However talented photographer Verity Milligan used her personal camera to capture Birmingham’s beauty for the naked eye and the results are outstanding…










Controversial Kimye…


Kanye West and socialite Kim Kardashian cause media mayhem anywhere they go so its no wonder that when they appeared on the cover of high fashion magazine Vogue it would cause a storm globally!! Undeniably the pictures are flawless and Kimye as they have been labelled alongside North make for the most picture perfect family. Numerous celebrities and industry critics have slated the magazine for selecting the controversial Kardashian who is constantly criticized for her actions, fashion and life choices, adorning the vogue website with disapproving comments. Celebrities such as Sarah Michelle Gellar tweeted ‘Well……I guess I’m canceling my Vogue subscription. Who is with me???’ which proceeded to get over 8,000 re tweets and 11,000 favorites.

Are they actually offending anyone? who could possibly be angry at Norths signature quizzical West brow and chubby posture and Kimye’s quest for world domination seems somewhat natural for Kanye’s outrageous personality and strong willed ways.

Surely anyone would have liked to be a fly on the wall at this shoot, described delicately and to the point by vogue editors…

“The fast-cooling Los Angeles afternoon air is filled with the scent of eucalyptus and mimosa, the gurgle of water as it tumbles down a fountain wall into a picture-perfect azure pool, the exultant strains of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” and a chorus of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” performed in unhappy a Capella by Annie Leibovitz and Kris Jenner”.




A charity very close to my heart are raising awareness this month, specifically THURSDAY 13TH MARCH.

World Kidney Day is an annual global awareness, raising knowledge and importance to the life of your kidneys, how you can look after yourself and the risk factors of kidney disease – you might just save a life.


Kidney Research UK are raising awareness during the month of March with several events and activities planned, however just by wearing something purple of Thursday 13th March (World Kidney Day) you can show your support and raise awareness for a hugely important cause!


  • At least one million people in the UK with moderate to severe kidney disease have not yet been identified.
  • Almost 20,000 additional heart attacks and strokes are seen every year in people with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease.
  • 20% of people with kidney failure are only referred to a specialist when their kidneys have already completely failed and their outcome is poor
  • In the UK more than 26,000 adults are currently receiving dialysis treatment for kidney failure and this number is increasing every year
  • Over 6,000 kidney patients in the UK are awaiting a kidney transplant, but due to the shortage of organ donors one person a day, dies while waiting
  • Acute kidney injury (AKI) results in up to 43,000 preventable deaths every year.

Prepare to pose in Purple,
And don’t forget to post them on Kidney Research UK, Facebook and Twitter pages too.  #GoPurple

To find out more visit

Oscars selfie gone viral.

APTOPIX 86th Academy Awards - Audience

Re-tweeted more than 3 million times, host Ellen DeGeneres instigated a celeb filled group selfie at the Oscars  on Sunday which sent twitter into momentarily melt down for the first time ever. Bradley Cooper is seen holding the camera surrounded by celebs such as Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts to name a few. What would you give to be in this famous selfie snap?


Crowd falls crazy in love with Mrs Carter.

beyonce:The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Birmingham 2014Photo Credit: Robin Harper 

I was lucky enough have tickets for the Beyoncé concert in Birmingham this week and i was super excited to see her finally, after hearing rave reviews from friends of mine about the ‘Queen B’ of pop. And she DID NOT disappoint! The show was full steam ahead from the minute the logo encrusted curtain lifted to reveal Beyoncé belting out ‘run the world (girls)’ fitting for the majority female audience who were on their feet singing and dancing all night long. Although used effectively the staging was surprisingly simply which only highlighted Beyoncé’s fierce presence much more, with an all female incredibly talented live band to her two twin male dancers who kept the crowd entertained between outfit changes, everything was FLAWLESS in the words of the queen herself. The introduction of new songs was hugely welcome by myself personally as i love the new visual album and her vocals were absolutely out of this world, especially when she sang a rendition of Whitney Houston ‘i will always love you’ which gave me goosebumps, the atmosphere was unreal.

Photo: Pa Photos

Two things are undeniable about Beyoncé. First, the voice – her vocals for the entire evening were sublime and effortless. Combined with some impressive choreography, Beyoncé is one helluva performer. Even when on stage by herself, Beyoncé is a captivating performer and doesn’t need ostentatious set pieces to give a memorable performance. Secondly, there’s her star quality and charm. In those moments engaged with the audience, Beyoncé’s warmth poured out of her, undoubtedly aided by her Texan drawl and infectious smile that you cannot help but fall in love with.

What IS she doing?: Beyonce Knowles shared this photo of herself straddling a prop during the European leg on her Mrs Carter World Tour which kicked off Thursday

On the fashion front – the costume changes were all seamless with little interruption, from ghetto glamor to full on sophistication the outfits were impeccably thought out and fitting. And one thing is for sure, Beyoncé would look good in a plastic bin bag, her body is INCREDIBLE and envious and i will one hundred per cent be going to see her again…