Life

“Life is a series of moments and moments are always changing, just like thoughts, negative and positive. And though it may be human nature to dwell, like many natural things it’s senseless, senseless to allow a single thought to inhabit a mind because thoughts are like guests or fair-weather friends. As soon as they arrive, they can leave, and even the ones that take a long time to emerge fully can disappear in an instant. Moments are precious; sometimes they linger and other times they’re fleeting, and yet so much could be done to them; you could change a mind, you could save a life and you could even fall in love.”

Cecelia Ahern, How to Fall in Love

I’ve made it!

A quick note to let you all know I have been offered a job at the Essex Enquirer newspaper as a trainee reporter – the hard work has paid off and I’m putting my apron far, far away in the back of my cupboard never to waitress again *touch wood*

Don’t get me wrong, I love the guys at the pub, but I can’t wait to start writing again and getting my teeth into stories in Essex. Even if I am pooping my pants as it’s the very first time I’ll be doing something meaningful in my career with more responsibility than a work experience girl.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: It’s one small step for journalists….

Surviving the abseil

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On Saturday 26th April I did an abseil for The Bobby Moore Fund as part of Cancer Research UK. I managed to raise £570.00 by the end thanks to generous friends, family and West Ham supporters.

Going over the top was incredibly scary and I was very shaky and a little tearful, but I conquered it and it was an amazing experience. And for a good cause too – what more could you want?!

I would also like to say a big thank you and sorry to the abseil professional helping me at the top. I didn’t catch his name through my nerves but he was very calm and collected considering he had a mad abseiler in his hands… a hero!

The AMAZING Spiderman 2

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I must admit before I begin that I’ve been to see this film twice at the cinema – and it was only released last week. This is one of a very few times that I’ve been to see a film twice at the cinema before waiting for the DVD release. Does this prove to you how much I love it?

It’s the perfect balance of romance, humour and superhero action with a MASSIVE marmite-style twist that the biggest Marvel fans will either love or hate.

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone made me cry at least three times with their love story (and I’m not a huge fan of Emma Stone normally, but she totally sold it to me). Jamie Foxx (or ‘THE man’, as I like to call him) was also fantastic as Electro. There was even three bad guys in this film. THREE. They just kept on coming and it made a fresh take on the usual beat-the-bad-guy-and-live-happily-ever-after scenario.

I can’t even talk about the twist through ruining it for all of you. It’s worth me keeping quiet because the pure emotion and shock you feel when it happens is epic.

Seriously, go and see this film. Twice. Maybe three times.

The Andy Carroll Predicament

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Here’s a post I had published on ‘RowZFTB’ – look at me, I’m networking!

Originally posted on Row-Z Football:

Andy Carroll’s £15million move to West Ham this season was much anticipated by the fans and the team – he was already a hero before he started and he was idolised as the ‘next big thing’ for West Ham.But Carroll didn’t exactly get the greatest start to the next step in his career. His heel injury meant he missed out on a vital pre-season which didn’t give him the best introduction to West Ham. He didn’t get to integrate with the team like he should have and Allardyce has admitted that to date he still isn’t as sharp and fit as he should be.

Five months later he was back in the squad, but that didn’t last long with his sending off on February 1st in a controversial red card when he clashed with Swansea’s Chico Flores – nicknamed ‘Cheat-o’ by the Hammers fans when we won 2-0.
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A Moyes-rable time for Man United

Hand-picked by none other than Sir Alex Ferguson, there was the biggest pressure on David Moyes’ shoulders to carry on the glory for Man United.

Now it’s all come crashing down around him and United, who were once the unbeatable and had a great track record with Ferguson, are in uproar.

Being a West Ham fan, I would personally love 7th place in the Premier League to be known as ‘trouble’. But hey, it’s United after all.

I think we all saw the decision to sack Moyes coming from a mile off, but it’s a little unfair to blame it all on him.

Anyone can lose 2-0 to Everton. Isn’t that right, Fergie?