Just a simple outfit for shopping and having a day of relaxation, researching and watching Monday Night RAW. My favourite horror movie tee, a comfy pair of leather shorts and pick-me-up colour boots just seemed to fit perfectly. I realise it's a bit of a dark outfit but hopefully when the spring weather returns I can unleash some more colour! Even my gorgeous dog Stig wanted some comfort from the rain today..
Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!
Today was gorgeously sunny! So to mark the occasion me and the boyfriend decided we'd better go for a pint of Guinness! I wanted to be relaxed so these velvet leggings that I grabbed for a bargain on ebay were a must - they are so soft and comfortable they are well worth the buy; I have a feeling I will be wearing these a lot over the coming months. Mixed with a favourite band tee and denim vest, I just needed something to brighten my outfit up a little. These boots are so vibrant and eye-catching that I can't help but love them! Probably the most comfy boots that I own and for an Amazon buy - an on-the-spot one but one I definitely don't regret.
Lately I have been seriously thinking about updating my shoe collection as I seem to wear the same couple of pairs over and over. I think it's about time for a refresh of the shoe-box! These are my top picks from the past few weeks of browsing:
It's no secret that I am a massive WWE fan and I try to watch RAW every week and also the pay-per-views. With the 30th Anniversary of Wrestlemania tonight I thought i'd give you an insight into my predictions and thoughts for the PPV matches:
Daniel Bryan vs Triple H
So this is a match up that I think up until recently, a large percentage of the fans thought would be between a different superstar and The Game.. but I am almost certain that if Triple H somehow pulls off a win in this match then there will be quite a large amount of uproar and the 'YES movement' will not be happy! I think it will be an interesting and really great match to watch but ultimately, Daniel Bryan will win this match hands down and go on to participate in the Triple Threat with Randy Orton and Batista
Randy Orton vs Batista vs Winner of the Championship
Triple Threat WWE World Heavyweight Championship
So let's just make my feelings about this clear, Batista should not have been allowed to walk back in to the WWE and just headline Wrestlemania. There is a certain reason that one of my favourite superstars isn't there. Batista was a decent wrestler back in his day but it's not right to have him walk in and to just be given what a lot of the full-time wrestlers strive for.
That being said, I think it will make a very interesting match and I am definitely a ,member of the 'YES movement' and am whole-heartedly hope that Daniel Bryan will beat Triple H and then win the World Heavyweight Title as I think he has worked really hard to get where he is and he definitely deserves this push now. But let's face it, with the Viper there then anything could happen but again, there will definitely be uproar if Batista wins
John Cena vs Bray Wyatt
This is a match I am really looking forward to. I was skeptical about the Wyatt family when they first made an entrance: Are they going to last? Are they actually that good? But they really are and with Bray Wyatt being magical on the mic, he can suppress so much emotion and is a real talent in both his wrestling and acting ability. I am really hoping that Bray Wyatt gets the push to win this match-up but, that being said, what else will the Wyatt Family have to go after if he beats Cena at this stage? It might be an interesting on-going rivalry and I think everyone knows that John Cena is bound to win
The Shield vs Kane & New Age Outlaws
Six Man Tag
Again with the return of Road Dog and Billy Gunn, they are a blast-from-the-past and it ia really awesome to see them wrestling again, but they are surely not going to win at Wrestlemania? I think this is an interesting match-up to start with and it'll be good to see Kane wrestling properly again. The Shield however seem to have a lot to fight for and no-one seems to know in quite which direction they're headed. At one point they were nearly breaking up, then the next they are solid as a rock - who knows? But I personally think that if The Shield do lose this match-up, that there will be a split for them and i'm wondering how many of them will be able to keep up their own personas? Ultimately, i'm thinking it will be a win for The Shield
The Usos vs Real Americans vs Los Matadores vs Rybaxel
Tag Team Championships Fatal 4-Way
This will be a great tag team match to watch and I don't think it's a match i'm majorly hoping for a certain result. The Usos have worked hard and I think they do definitely deserve to win this, but the same goes for some of the others. The Real Americans are loved by a lot of fans and the are a great team with the combination of mat-wrestling style, strength and technique but cracks have already shown through between them so who knows what could happen! Los Matadores have yet to make an impact to me, with them being second-generation wrestlers it's a shame but there's still plenty of time and the WWE are always full of surprises! Onto Rybaxel (Ryback and Curtis Axel) I think they are a great match-up and Curtis Axel has definitely got a lot of talent that I don't think he's been able to make the most of yet but I also don't think they have a team that will last and for that reason I don't think it would be probable for them to win. I think if I could choose, i'd definitely like to give The Usos the title
Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational
I'm honestly not fussed about women's wrestling it's a shame but they're not appreciated as real athletes like their male-equivalents are. With the whole 'Total Divas' thing aswel, I think it just makes them seem a lot less serious about the wrestling that they do and it's a bit more about the fame. The few Divas I do appreciate are definitely Brie Bella: not only is she with Daniel Bryan, she's had some pretty fierce match-ups with AJ to this date and she has got good technique so I think she's definitely a big contender for gaining the title. Kaitlin, I also love as a wrestler as you can see that she has real technique and is a genuinely good wrestler instead of just having a cat-fight in the ring. But with her not being around as much lately i'm not sure how probable her chances are. Then there's AJ Lee the ultimate 'hated' Diva but that's her job and she plays that role pretty damn well! How many people actually like her shows how good her ability is on the mic and with her persona, she also has a genuine love for the sport. But it's Wrestlemania - she'll surely have to lose the title as the next few months will be the cycle of her trying to get it back again. Then there's also 'Tamina' she could quite slip sneak a win by playing AJ in the ring. I think i'd appreciate a Brie Bella win overall though
Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
I think this is a great match in terms of honoring Andre the Giant but I don't think it's just me that thinks they've only made the match as there's a lot of superstars that weren't going to get a Wrestlemania spot and they needed to think of something. I think it will be interesting though with the huge amount of talent going to be in the ring and all the big contenders such as: Sheamus, Big Show, Goldust, Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow. I don't think I can predict a clear winner if i'm honest but then there's also 3 mystery spots left to be revealed at Wrestlemania so we'll see who's going to fill them and that might make it a whole lot more interesting!
The Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar
For me, this is the most anticipated match of the night and definitely the reason I even watch Wrestlemania! The Undertaker is definitely getting older now but I don't think there is any chance they'll break his streak at this point.
I for one, thought The Undertaker would retire after getting 20-0 but after that I think he may well carry on to 25-0 if they can find him any more worthy opponents! It'd be a really shame for the Streak to be broken at this stage and them for him to retire as then he'd be remembered as the one who lost the Streak at the last hurdle and I don't think that's right if i'm honest. I'm guessing that he'll win and fade back out until they decide whether he'll be in shape to come back next year - who knows what they'll do to fill the slot of the Streak when he does retire though!
Saying all this, Brock Lesnar is definitely a worthy opponent and I think it will be a brilliant match to watch, I just don't think he'll be taking the Streak.
Lastly, i'm looking forward to all these rumours being made sense of when 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin is said to return we'll see why he's really there.. As much as it pains me to say it, I don't really think my favourite superstar will be coming back.
This is going to be quite a big haul this month as i've found lots of awesome stuff the past 6 weeks so can't wait to share it with you all!
Krusty's Fun House Bart Simpson Vs The World
Both of these games are ones that I haven't owned before but I really want to start building up a bit of a Simpsons collection and these two seemed a really good way to start. There's only 1 Bart Simpson game I haven't got now but it will take some spending as it is quite rare - Bart Simpson Meets Radioactive Man
I haven't ever watched the Talespin cartoons but my boyfriend assures me that they're awesome. I was a big lover of the jungle book and love adventure/platform games so this was a win-win as we'll both love playing it
This was a childhood treasure! I can remember spending hours on this game and getting infuriated every time I died and had to start again but fab memories so I couldn't resist this gem! It's the same sort of layout and gameplay as Batman but with a brighter colour spectrum!
As i managed to get hold of Paperboy a couple of months back, when I saw this little gem pop up on eBay I thought i'd shove in a bid and i'm super-happy i won! I got it a damn-sight cheaper than I imagined I would too so that's a bonus!
Bart Simpson Vs The Space Mutants
Another of my childhood loves. No matter how many people say this is the hardest NES game they've every played, it's still an awesome blast-to-the-past. It also shows you that we take for granted how much easier video games are now!
Joe and Mac Caveman Ninja Defender Of The Crown
These two games are ones I got as part of a 6-game NES bundle for only £32 (£5.30 per game) which is a complete bargain when 4 of them are boxed with manuals and game sleeves! I'd never played either of them before, i've since learned that Joe and Mac is quite tricky but good fun with a bit of a really old-school Flintstones vibe and Defender of the Crown isn't a game i'd have bought otherwise but one I am now glad to have as part of my collection. It's all about strategy and you need something a bit different than standard arcade and platformers after a while!
This is a game that I was amazed I didn't know about before! For some reason, i'd just never seen this sequel to one of my favourite games - the original Rayman. I was so happy to come across it i treated myself to it straight away and i can't wait to get stuck in with with all those power-punches and balancing action!
I'm a huge fan of the Disney film series so I was actually genuinely surprised with myself when looking through my collection and noticing that I didn't own any Disney Playstation titles! So i found this little gem in a local charity shop for only £1 so picked it up and i definitely think i will be investing in some more of the Disney platformers
The boyfriend picked these up last week as he caught a quick glimpse of them whilst I was scrolling through eBay and remembered how much he used to love playing them. At first he only wanted the normal but after seeing the Scottish League version he decide he'd better get them both, for some reason the Green version is apparently a lot better?
These two actually came in a bundle with one of the LMA Manager games above and all 3 games only cost around £4 so it was the cheapest option for a brilliant quality game so another 2 to add to the collection and we'll definitely have some retro laughs playing Everybody's Golf 2!
Q*Bert was one of my very first retro arcade loves and obviously a bit before my time, but how can you not love the brightly coloured graphics, cube filled levels and Q*Bert himself?? I'd love to have him on a proper arcade machine in my house one day..
Red, Blue & Yellow Guide Red & Blue Guide
These have been on mine and the boyfriend's wishlist for a while but we've been waiting around 12 months for them to resurface themselves on eBay. So as soon as they did we were determined to win them! I think we left one bidder particularly annoyed as we sniped him at the last second on both separate auctions but that's what you have to do I guess! They both hold the complete walk-through's to the Pokemon Game Boy Color games so it'll be more fun and easier than using an internet guide completing them again
The big kid that I am, I decided that I needed to have a few of the Mario McDonald's promotional toys that are currently about. After cheekily asking the cashier if we could have one despite not buying a Happy Meal, we were told that you can now buy them for 99p each! Yoshi is by far my favourite Mario character so he will be a sure thing on my our collectibles shelf that will be making an appearance soon!
Okay, so when I visited one of my local markets on the weekend with my mum and dad, I spotted this on a Toy Collectibles stall that i'd never seen before and instantly fell in love with it! The new Disney store replicas just aren't the same as the original! Toy Story was one of my Disney favourites growing up and I remember seeing these on TV adverts near Christmas and really wanting one! I simply never had one as they were a) severely overpriced! and b) it was seen as a 'boys toy'. So after not carrying the cash on me, I picked up a flyer and emailed the guy the same night telling him I was interested in it. He emailed me back saying he'd give it me for £10 less than it was priced at so on Tuesday I went and picked up my Buzz! He is truly amazing and it is so awesome seeing him on the shelf
Lastly, are these Limited Edition M&M's in Birthday Cake flavour! They haven't been released in this country so I had to pick them up on Amazon.co.uk (thankyou for the awesomeness that is Amazon Prime!) Due to Next-Day Delivery, I got to try these babies this morning and I can tell you, they're sickly sweet! They're made of white chocolate for a start and give you a massive sugar rush due to the colouring in the bright blue ones contained in the packet! The additive in which lies the reason I wasn't allowed original Smarties as a child! I strongly recommend giving these a try if you're into limited edition stuff! Get them here!
"An irrepressibly upbeat egg bursting with smiley face pralines and happy chicks"
I was really excited to be contacted by Hotel Chocolat and asked to try out something in their Easter range. It took me a while to decide but I just couldn't get the cuteness of this egg out of my head! A milk and white chocolate swirled Extra Thick Egg filled with chocolate praline treats.. and all in a gorgeous packaging - what more could you ask for??
At first you're greeted by a golden egg that you think is just like any other egg.. until you go to take it out of the box..
It's actually separately wrapped in 2 halves! I think this is a great idea as I for one have real trouble trying to wrap half an egg back up in it's foil when I've eaten a bit of it and want to save some for later.. it just usually ends up with a big bit of chocolate showing and lots of frustration!
The chocolate selection is shown on an egg shaped piece of paper which fits perfectly between both halves and I think this is so unique and novelty it's worth splashing out a little bit more - Easter only comes around once a year after all!
On unwrapping the paper this yummy sight awaits you and you won't know which one to pick first!
They separate the chocolates so half the selection is in one side and half is in the other which means if you want to try one of each you'll have to open both sides!
The Selection: Milk Chocolate Chick White Soldiers Smooth Caramel Bow Tie Bunny Chocolate Brownie Crunchy Praline Milk Praline Fried Egg
So my overall opinion is that Hotel Chocolat really come up with unique concepts and fun ideas for special occasions. At £28, this egg is more on the expensive side but I think it would be a great egg for sharing with the family whilst watching an Easter film and making your Easter family time that little bit more special. It would maybe be something that I would splash out on to treat my niece and nephews or maybe as a little treat for myself when I get home from a hectic day - spent with my family anyway! I would definitely recommend this for chocolate lovers anywhere and I think whatever you're looking for, you're sure to find something for you at Hotel Chocolat (right now they're also giving away a free Easter gift with every purchase over £35!)