By George, I Think He’s Got It!

Cuteness, that is.

I wrote a post about Princess Charlotte – which you can read HERE – but this one is all about George.

Recent photos show the adorable Prince George riding in a car with his mother Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and his uncle Harry.

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As you can see, George is absolutely adorable, with his chubby little cheeks, itty-bitty fingers, and blonde hair that is starting to curl around his ears and forehead.

It is great to see how he has been brought up, with William, Duke of Cambridge, and Kate, making it as ‘normal’ as possible. I read an article (link HERE) that talks about his grandmother Carole Middleton taking George to a local cafe, where he promptly ran around with his little toy plane, making ‘brrrrrr’ noises.

It is these kind of stories that give you hope for the future of the monarchy, and I just wanted to say my part and gush over this adorable little boy.

What do you think of little George? Can you see the resemblance to his daddy? Let me know in the comments below.

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Independence Day: Resurgence – Trailer Review

Independence Day (1996), Speed (1994), Ransom (1996), these were my top favourite movies during my childhood. Even now I bring them out as often as I can.

So it is with my excitement – and trepidation – that I welcome the trailer for the sequel Independence Day: Resurgence (2016). Check it out below, and then we’ll chat!

Almost all my fears are gone. Not only do the visual effects look amazing, but it looks like it has an actual storyline.

I love that it’s a different Earth – they have learned from the remaining alien technology and employed it for their defence. So what happens when the aliens return and they’ve ramped-up their defences too?

A lot of the original cast are coming back (Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch), and they are mixed with a new breed (Liam Hemsworth, Joey King, and, I don’t know how much he’ll be seen, but Hays Wellford is also listed, who I recently saw in Cop Car and wrote a review here).

Of course one absence is Will Smith. For some reason he has declined to participate and the official Independence Day: Resurgence website WarOf1996.com records that his character died in 2007.

From what I have seen, I think this movie has what it takes to be a successful sequel. Many have tried and failed, so only time will tell if I’m right.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing it on the big screen? Let me know in the comments below.

#ExplainAFilmPlotBadly – Twitter trend

Once again I found an awesome Twitter hashtag trend. This one involves writing a bad explanation of a film plot.

Scrolling through, there were a lot of crummy ones, but these were my favourite:

I couldn’t come up with any of my own, but let me know if you can!

12 Days of Christmas Blogging Challenge

Today I’ll be continuing the 12 Days of Christmas Blogging Challenge by ScaleSimple.

You can find Day 1 HERE, and Day 2 HERE, Day 3 HERE, Day 4 HERE, Day 5 HERE, Day 6 HERE, Day 7 HERE, and Day 8 HERE.

DAY 9. Who will be sitting with you for Christmas dinner?

In my family, our get-together time is at lunch. With my sister and her fiancee getting married next year, I don’t know how long before little kids are added and they are spending holidays away, so I am thankful they will be coming.

My grandma – 93 years old – is having lunch with us, and is always a hilarious companion.
My mum, of course, and my brother has postponed his overseas trip so he can spend Christmas with us.

That’s pretty much it.

Who will be sitting with you for Christmas dinner this year? Let me know below, or start your own 12 Days of Christmas Blogging Challenge.

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I nominate: This week’s new followers on Instagram.

12 Days of Christmas Blogging Challenge

Today I’ll be continuing the 12 Days of Christmas Blogging Challenge by ScaleSimple.

You can find Day 1 HERE, and Day 2 HERE, Day 3 HERE, Day 4 HERE, Day 5 HERE, Day 6 HERE, and Day 7 HERE.

DAY 8. Share a local Christmas tradition in your town or country

As far as I know, there aren’t any real differences to how our local community celebrates Christmas. Unfortunately, while a lot of people celebrate it, they don’t seem to acknowledge the true meaning of the day.
In the preceding weeks, there are numerous big-scale Christmas carol events, with Australian singers belting out the tunes (that too becoming less about Jesus and more about Santa and snow).
There are also tours to decorated houses. Some families spend thousands of dollars on Christmas lights and decorations, putting their name in to let people know to come by and take some photos. My family went out looking at them when I was younger, but year after year we were faced with calamities (getting lost, flat tyre, car breaking down, sister getting her hand shut and locked in the car door so spending hours at the emergency room – all of these on different years), so we stopped.
Hopefully more people will let Jesus into their lives and we can have a big Jesus-centred tradition nearby.
What are the local Christmas traditions in your town or country? Let me know below, or start your own 12 Days of Christmas Blogging Challenge.

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I nominate: This week’s new followers on Instagram.

12 Days of Christmas Blogging Challenge

Today I’ll be continuing the 12 Days of Christmas Blogging Challenge by ScaleSimple.

You can find Day 1 HERE, and Day 2 HERE, Day 3 HERE, Day 4 HERE, and Day 5 HERE.

DAY 6. Share a fond Christmas memory

There is one story I just have to tell here. While it may sound like a funny little story from my early childhood, it is much to my embarrassment to say that I was indeed older than I should have been. I was probably around 10 years old when it happened.
Although we don’t have a big family, we have an even smaller house, so every Christmas we have lunch out. This year, we were at Sizzler (a buffet restaurant). It was a great atmosphere, with everyone chatting and laughing and gorging themselves on an assortment of delicious foods. Then came the time when someone dropped by. You all know his name: Santa.
I don’t know what about Santa always terrified me (only just getting over it now), but the second I saw him coming, I jumped under the table. Everyone at the table laughed. Thankfully it was a crowded restaurant so no one else saw, but my family make sure to tell everyone, and continue to make fun of me everytime Santa is near.
What about you? What is your fond children Christmas memory? Let me know below, or start your own 12 Days of Christmas Blogging Challenge.

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I nominate: RealMarkLandry, Jay, and EatLiveEscape.

#ISurvivedHighSchoolBy

Twitter is often overcome by hashtag trends. I don’t regularly participate (because it is mostly about bands I don’t follow) but this time I was drawn in.

I don’t know if it was limited only to Australia, but on my feed came #ISurvivedHighSchoolBy. Not only does it make all those memories flood back to me, but I really enjoyed seeing the funny and friendly tweets from people sharing their own experiences.

My favourites include:

(Ah High School Musical, I love you so much!)

 

And from the same twitter account:

 

Let me tell you quickly about my high school experience. I wasn’t a popular kid, I wasn’t a sport kid, I wasn’t really anything. I did very well in my classes but wasn’t the top, and I had a group of friends, but I wasn’t the loudest. For the most part, I couldn’t care less about high school and all the drama that usually went with it. There were no romances, no real character changes, nothing.

Year 12 came around and I was getting sick of all the student politics and petty friendship quarrels. Part of me still wanted to be in those groups with those friends, but for the most part I wanted to be out and enjoying grown-up life. My sister is older than me and I would text her every lunch period, hoping she could somehow take me away from all of it and suddenly get me into university (little did I know a lot of the same stuff happened there too – except it was the teachers that were extremely petty).

This is what got me through the hard times: my sister (and mother and brother, of course), and my aspirations for my future. Looking back, I’m glad I learnt those hard and frustrating lessons in high school, because it makes life now all the sweeter. Things haven’t always been great, but I now get paid for my writing, and, as you can see, I have my own blog (for which I have many plans for the future – but you’ll find out about that later).

So, drop a comment below and tell me what got you through high school!