5 Stuffs.

29 Feb

Seems that Pinterest has just exploded suddenly, everyone’s getting involved which is awesome and about time. And if you don’t know what I’m on about again, come on my peach!

Pinterest is an online pinboarding system where you can create your own mood boards for your interests, planning, general likes, follow other peoples boards, like, comment, repin etc. Join here – www.pinterest.com and you can check my boards out there – http://pinterest.com/onlymissm/

So, I’ve decided to share my favourite 5 every week. The ideas, styles and just general stuffs is just endless.

Love this. Replace centre board with metal holder for a drinks chiller. This would work a treat - I know it.

Great fedora hat teamed with a leather jacket (love the colour) and scarf. And I just hate a scarf. Naaat.

This picture never fails to make me smile. Just want to cuddle this little guy!

The rustic headboard made from wooden doors, crisp white linen and modern chandelier. Obsessed with this combination.

Tres true.

 

I am beyond ecstatic that it is the weekend! So much to be excited about.

Miss M x

The 3 Peaks 24 Hour Challenge, the “C” word and making a difference.

28 Feb

So there The Accomplice and I were, bantering along as we do, and he was telling me about his mates that are going to be doing The 3 Peaks 24 Hour Challenge. As usual – I jumped in and asked about 20 000 questions, what’s that, where, who, how etc before he even has the chance carry on with his story. Turns out it’s walking, and traveling between, the highest mountains in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) ALL WITHIN 24 HOURS. “Now THAT, my friend, is just ridik” I bleated.

Ben Nevis - So like this but TIMES THREE.

But there’s more. They’re doing it to raise money for Brain Tumour UK. Yes people, the “C” word. And we all know how much I despise this word and disease, we’ve had this conversation before my lovely. Having lost my Dad to cancer just over a year ago I know how heart breaking and difficult it is to have family and friends fighting this disease so I fully support any effort for anyone who tries to make a difference. So The Accomplice suggested I post this to my blog to help with donations, and of course I would. I most certainly do not think that it is ridiculous – I think the amazing effort that this group of friends is making is just incredible.

I read Craig’s story today on his donations page and his sister, Suzanne, has a brain tumour. I know how difficult it is seeing someone you love so much live and fight cancer and her story broke my heart – what a true fighter. It’s all fair and well to read these things, but if we don’t do something to change it and make people’s quality of life better, well, we’ll keep reading stories. Which is unacceptable.

So bottom line – pull your little Visa card out and DONATE. It takes a few minutes and is super easy. I don’t ask too much of you and I’m asking you so nicely to help make a difference and support Craig.

Here’s the link where you can donate and read about Suzanne’s brave journey – http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=CraigPetrie

Good luck to the team doing it. You’ll SMASH it.

Miss M x

Birthday present for me!? Why Elton you just shouldn’t have.

27 Feb

Just stop what you’re doing right now and focus here for a minute. I’m being serious people.

You know, Sir Elton John called me up this morning and said, “Mel, just for your up and coming birthday in March I will come and perform live in Abu Dhabi. Just for you.” Gushing profusely I exclaimed, “oh why Elton how awfully kind of you, you just shouldn’t have”. But really, he should. And is.

Absolute legend - Sir Elton John.

Actually, it was the super informed Scottish Lass that messaged me this morning with this amazing news that Sir Elton John will be performing live in Abu Dhabi at the YAS Arena, Yas Island on Thursday 29th March. I’m ecstatic. I’m already singing and chair dancing right now, as we speak, to all my fav’s – Rocket Man, Bennie and the Jets, Tiny Dancer – could actually just carry on forever here. This is just the best news ever.

Can NOT wait.

Tickets aren’t on sale yet but watch http://thinkflash.ae/ for details.

Um sorry, Madonna who!?

Miss M x

Flo Rida jumping out of a plane in Dubai. It’s a sign.

26 Feb

Am loving this new Flo Rida music video. Well, let me rephrase that. I am loving the beginning of this new Flo Rida video, the rest is rather cheesy. Doo-buy looks amazing in it though. And seeing as though sky diving over The Palm is on my list of things to do during this fine year that is 2012 – before I hit the big THREE OH – best I get my trot on and as soon as my visa is renewed I’ll be up to Dubai to do this. Now now. Calm down mother dearests – the pair of you puh-lease. Everything will be just fine. Bless their souls – they’ve got a tattoo, bungee jumping off Blou Krans in South Africa (possibly) and sky diving coming their way this year – moooo ha ha ha.  Nightmare child. But this should be nothing new to either of you.

 

Insert my picture here

Here’s to a wild year and ticking things off my list. Everyone’s invited.

Miss M x

 

Just because.

15 Feb

This is just because it’s Wednesday, it’s the weekend in the desert and a little eye candy never really hurt anyone. I present to you my favourites. And because one picture will never suffice, I’ve given you two. You can thank me later.

Enjoy tarts.

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher

Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill

Josh Hartnett

Josh Hartnett

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

Oooeeeffftttt.

Miss M x

Kanye West and Jay Z – No Church in the Wild: controversial if you ever!?

11 Feb

Following on from the “you must go see Safe House” post you now must see this if you haven’t already (it’s been out for quite a while I’ve just been slow off the mark here, sorry mkay). Kanye West and Jay Z put together a cracker choon featuring  Bebo & Frank Ocean for the movie soundtrack. With these two you can never really go wrong, they are just the definition of cool. I really love this track and it fits the movie really well but then I watched the music video for the first time today and at first I wasn’t quite sure if I was actually watching the official music video, it just seemed so wrong!? No no, it is indeed the official music video. It is just so controversial and I’m sure has raised a good few eyebrows   – watch it here.

 


And it’s one of those rare occasions where I don’t really know what to say!? It’s rather disturbing and of course is literally 1862 reversed – as you can see at the start of the video with the date upside down on its head. I don’t really want to get into it but it’s really obvious. And if you don’t see it or know what I’m on about here, go back to school and re-do History, it’s all just a bit much . But then again I love drama, controversy and so I quite like it and what I love even more is that these two incredible rappers are just that confident and ballsy enough to put it out there. They’re just so untouchable.

Kudo’s… again.

Miss M x

Safe House + Ryan + Cape Town = movie winner wena.

11 Feb

It really didn’t take much to convince me to go and see Safe House, the new action thriller staring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. Skop, skit and donder is not my typical choice but I’m never adverse to a really good action. And what, with a movie set in Cape Town and Ryan Reynolds in one of the lead roles – I trotted straight on down to the cinema to see it. Here’s the trailer (which does it no justice mind you):

Admittedly I was a little scared in parts – it really was an action thriller, and the thriller part always freaks me out – bullets flying out of nowhere which resulted in me nearly jumping out of my seat, but nevertheless it was pure brilliance. Probably one of the best movies I’ve seen recently. And no smart ass, I’m not being biased because it was set in Cape Town (well maybe just a tad) but do yourself a favour and go see it. I’m not going to say much more than that, it’s one of those movies that you have to go and see.

And this is just because at any relevant point I’ll always post this pic for the ladies.

For those of you who actually saw him in Cape Town. I’m not jealous. Not jealous AT ALL.

Miss M x

Four Phantoms and Nicole Scherzinger.

11 Feb

Now I’m going to tell you a little secret, and that is that I won’t even deny for one second that I have an obscene love for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Phantom of the Opera. I love the theatre in general but I particularly like this show. I think I 1st fell in love with it at the silly age of 6 when I 1st saw it at the theatre and since then twice again. It’s probably one of the best musical scores ever written, according to moi.

I then came across this on You Tube the other day (all comments and judgement are best kept to yourself at this point thank you kindly). Nicole Scherzinger as Christine and 4 of the most acclaimed Phantoms in the history of theatre (the one with the beard is particularly soft on the eye, good choice Andrew). At first I was very apprehensive. Not of the Phantoms – they’ve all earned their stripes – but Nicole…really!? What is Nicole doing singing the role of Christine at the Royal Variety Performance in December last year? I just struggled to see the connection and wondered who the hell chose her?

Nicole as Christine!? Struggling to see it.

Well now my peach, you just reserve your judgement. You will be just as shocked as I was. I think she’s possibly one of the hottest woman on the face of the earth, but sing opera!? I’ve just always put her in that “Pussy Cat Dolls” “stripper” that can only “shaky bon bon” kinda box. Head out the gutter now puh-lease. AND SHE’S NOT. Just watch this. Strap yourself into your chair otherwise you ARE going to fall off it backwards from pure shock.

Yusses, she owns it and is seriously talented. I’ll even go out a nerd tangent here and say she’s WAY better than Sarah Brightman and definitely not an eye sore like Sarah Brightman. I feel a little bad now for having such low expectations of her in this performance. You and I can now be friends again after you slammed Rachel Crow on X-Factor. You might actually know what you’re talking about. Kudo’s. 

Oh, and I’m not really a nerd. It’s called culture people. So there.

Miss M x

Cape Town – best destination 2012 in the whole wide world.

29 Jan

Well, personally I think it’s the best destination forever and ever amen! Not just 2012. It’s no secret that I love South Africa, love Cape Town even more and will take any opportunity to show my beautiful country off so of course I’m going to share this good news with you. Trip Advisor have named Cape Town as the best destination in the world (according to traveler reviews) just beating Sydney. I won’t go on about how ecstatic I am at this point, but you know what I’m talking about. Just love it. 

Home is where the heart is.

You can read about it here –

http://travel.aol.co.uk/2012/01/23/tripadvisor-reveals-the-worlds-best-holiday-destination/

Now listen nicely – if you haven’t been, you should. I can never say enough about this beautiful city that I can luckily call home but you will only know what I am so in love with if you go there, breathe it all in and experience it for yourself.

Proudly South African, again and again.

Miss M x

 

Desperate times are clearly calling for (inexcusable) desperate measures.

24 Jan

When did it become socially acceptable to be a complete stalking loser!? This week has presented itself with my own personal stalker who only God alone knows where he got my number from – but Whatsapp is not a stalking device pal. So bugger off already, you’re irritating me.

Then what I’m going to tell you about now is just on another whole level. The Accomplice sent me a link to a blog – here’s the link – http://kristinemuscat.blog.com/

It’s basically a blog that was created to find Kristine. Who is British. And was at O’Malley’s pub in Muscat. Yes – very detailed description isn’t it!? This guy is desperately looking for her because he wants to talk to her. Talk to her!? I say more like stalk her.

Now listen – I’ll be diplomatic and say that maybe there is some crazy reason why he would need to do this. Actually no, there is NO real reason why anyone should be allowed to act like such a muppet. I’m appalled. Clearly desperate times are calling for some serious desperate measures here. But for me – this type of behaviour is just inexcusable and I can’t help but my crack my head off at the utter sadness of this! I have this vision of this “The Guy from the Bar” sitting back at the same bar, in the same place where he met her, night in and night out, hovered over a pint whilst waiting for his KRISTINE to turn up for a drink and then he’s going to POUNCE! Jump the poor girl’s bones and it’s all going to go tits up with her klapping him, security turns up and drags him away kicking and screaming for Kristine and it ends up with restraining orders etc etc. This is how it’s going to happen. In my mind.

If she wanted to talk to you buddy, you would have her phone number right now and would not be desperately trawling yourself on the internet trying to find her. If she’s just not that into you, she’s just not that into you.

I think this must be some kind of joke. I can’t see how someone would actually do this for real!? Will the real stalker please stand up. Make yourself known.

Miss M x