Tuesday, 31 July 2012

I love...the Beach!

I went to the beach today!

I wrote my name in the sand!

And so did Lola!
(yes, she's my dog. My Champion Speller Dog, obviously)

and another beach is...

I went on holiday to Egypt a few months ago and the beach there was lovely!
Our resort was huge and it had its own private beach.
That's from the end of the pier, looking back at the beach and resort.
The sea (Red Sea) was warm (like sea should be), blue (like sea should be) and clear. (like sea should be)

Oh, and there were all sorts of fish!
I went snorkeling with my underwater camera down the reef!
It was easy to get to as they had a pier to about halfway and the swim to the actual reef was more life a wade through water.
The actual reef was about 20 foot deep and here are some of my best pics!
(By the way : - I know they're not absolutely amazing but the sea and fish are moving so it's very hard to get a fish right in the middle. The last one is the best though!)

The Sea Urchins! (which are horrible)

There were loads of these fish there!

Just a random fish!

Random fish has made a friend!

I called these 'Rainbow Fish' and I love this picture because the colours are amazing and if you look closely you can see his (or her) eye!

'Rainbow Fish' with another fish in the background - bright colours!

And his twin in the background!
Nemo is very photogenic, and a perfect poser!

Beaches =

Monday, 30 July 2012

Sister Act

I've seen this film loads of times and I was so excited when I found out it was a musical on stage and we were going to see it!

The story (for those of you who haven't lived) is:

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be found - a convent!
Disguised as a nun she makes the wrong impression on the convent's strict Mother Superior. But when she transforms the convent's choir into the most glorious new musical act in town, Deloris forms a lasting bond with her newfound friends and the gang that's chasing her finds itself up against an unstoppable team of soulful sisters!

Our seats were amazing! We were in the Circle and we could see everything happening on stage.
I didn't know how they were going to do all the different locations, but they did it much better than I could ever have.
Altogether it was 10/10!

But this post is mostly about...

The film
The stage production

What was the same?
The story was basically exactly the same. 
Most of the names of people were the same and there weren't many characters added in the stage production.

I thought that the stage production was actually a lot funnier.
They changed 'Vince' to 'Curtis.'
The gang was three people instead of two but they were really funny. They were all completely different people and they seemed more funny than dangerous. They made the show funnier than the film.
There were more jokes in the show and the whole audience were laughing a lot.

I don't know. If you buy the DVD then it's a lot less and you can watch it again and again but I really enjoyed the stage production as well.

I can't really explain it.
Watch and see for yourself!

The Belle Blog Award!

I haven't been on for AGES so I've decided I'm just gonna do this quickly before I tell you all what I've been up to!


I have been nominated for another blog award by the amazing Marian over at her amazing blog here.

The Belle Blog Award!

Sooo... each blogger nominated has to:
  • Write 3 facts about themselves!
  • Answer the 3 questions set to them by their tagger!
  • Tag 3 other blogs! (but not the blog that tagged you!)
  • Write 3 questions for the blogs you tagged!

My facts:
  1. I just went to the beach and I actually went in the sea! (only up to my ankles mind, it was very cold)
  2. My favourite colour is sky blue today!
  3. My lucky / favourite number is 13!!!
Marian's questions for me:
  1. Favourite flavour ice cream? Pistachio and Almond from Baskin and Robbins! (very specific I know)
  2. If you were to write a published book someday, what would be it's title?Depends what it's about. Something really effective and appealing. One word titles like 'Awake,' 'Butterfly,' 'Flower,' etc. are nice but everything would depend on the story.
  3. Name one good thing about yourself. I'm good at school stuff like writing and maths.
The bloggers I tag are:
  1. Britney at my mind counts.
  2. Sophie at A Day Dreamer's World
  3. Amy at Life of an Awkward Donkey
My questions to you are:
  1. What is your lucky number?
  2. What is your favourite colour/s?
  3. What is your favourite animal?

And finally...Woohoo! I'm done!

Another award I collect as I float along!

Thursday, 26 July 2012


Some of you may have seen my new polls!
What you do is vote like it's a story down the page.

For example, you want your story to be:
Once upon a time there was a girl. And one day that girl was walking through the woods when she came across a handsome young man. They fell in love and got married, having seven kids.
you vote for "girl" on the first poll,
you vote for "handsome young man" on the second,
and "got married, having seven kids on the last. 

Then, I see what the top votes are for and create a story out of them!

So get voting!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

So what do you do when there's actually a monster in your closet?

I've had a poll going for a while now and I have found out what people would do in the case of there actually being a monster in their closet!


17% of voters would throw something at it.
33% of voters would close the door.
17% of voters would run.
17% of voters would shout for help.
17% of voters would cry and beg for mercy, throw something at it, close the door, run, faint, shout for help AND scream!
(Yes, it adds to 101%, but I rounded the numbers to the nearest whole number.)

So, if ever in doubt of what to do when you open the closet and there is a monster inside.
Go with the majority.

Monday, 23 July 2012

My own Hunger Games!

Yes, yet another competition is here!

This is based on The Hunger Games!
All you do is create your own games!

You can either do it when you name each tribute and how they died, who they were killed by, what they came, and an overall summary of the Games. etc. etc.
You can do it like a story, how Katniss does it in the books.

Make sure you pick what Hunger Games it is, and you could even invent the 
4th Quarter Quell. (100th Games)

E-Mail it to me at holz1998@hotmail.co.uk

You have until September 1st!

1st place - Your Hunger Games is published onto my blog, you get a guest post on my blog and your blog button is put onto my sidebar.
Runners-Up - Your Hunger Games is published onto my blog.

Science-Fiction or Comedy!

And the winner is...


For all you Sci - Fi lovers, here are some recommendations off me:

All the Harry Potter's!

All the Twilight Saga!

The Hunger Games!

Super 8!

All the Men In Black films!

Comment yours below!

Sunday, 22 July 2012

2nd Caption Contest Winner!!!

And the winner is...


Well Done Emily!

I'm adding you to my sidebar and I'll put up yet another caption contest soon!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Best Characters Shortlist!

A while ago I created the Best Characters Competition! 

This is the shortlist, so you now have to pick between the characters that have been nominated.
I have also put the names of the books they are from to make it easier.

FEMALE: (in no particular order)

The Hunger Games
  • Katniss Everdeen
  • Primrose Everdeen
  • Rue
  • Effie Trinket

Harry Potter
  • Hermione Granger
  • Luna Lovegood
  • Minerva Mcgonagall
  • Molly Weasley
  • Lily Potter
  • Ginny Weasley

  • Bella Swan
  • Renesmee Cullen
  • Esme Cullen
  • Alice Cullen
  • Rosalie Cullen

Hetty Feather
  • Hetty Feather

Hush, hush
  • Nora Grey
  • Vee Sky

MALE: (in no particular order)

The Hunger Games
  • Peeta Mellark
  • Gale Hawthorne
  • Finnick Odair
  • Thresh
  • Haymitch Abernathy

Harry Potter
  • Harry Potter
  • Neville Longbottom
  • Ron Weasley
  • Dobby
  • Albus Dumbledore
  • James Potter
  • Sirius Black
  • Remus Lupin

Hush, hush
  • Patch Cipriano
  • Scott Parnell

The Gallagher Girls
  • Zack

There are all the nominations so comment your favourite/s below! You need to vote for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in both male and female categories.
(By the way, the names of books are just for you to know what book each of the characters appear in. You vote for 3 females and 3 males in any book!)
(Oh, and I also added a few of my own for more choices!)

The One Lovely Blog Award!

I was nominated for this award by the one lovely Marian at her blog here.

To get this award you have to......
  • thank the person who nominated you! 
  • tell 7 things about yourself!
  • nominate 15 other bloggers!
So......thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! Marian! This is my 4th award so far, although I am aiming for 7 by September!

The 7 facts about me are:
  1. I love pancakes!
  2. My best friends are Sophie (here) and Britney (here)
  3. I'm finding this really hard!
  4. I am 13, and so is my lucky number!
  5. I think that the last one must count as two!
  6. I have a black and white umbrella!
  7. I don't mind rain, so long as I'm not out in it!
The 15 people I nominate are:

And......ooh I'm done!

Monday, 16 July 2012

2nd Caption Contest!

All you have to do to win this is comment what you think she's saying.
If you want to add more people, label her as '1' and others as '2,' '3,' '4,' etc.
Also, the winner will be added to my sidebar.

May the odds be ever in your favour,

Caption Contest Winner!

OK, so a while ago I created a caption contest. I had three entries and they were all so good that it took me AGES to decide the winner, but eventually I decided the winner is:

(drumroll please)

Marian at her blog here.

and here is what she said:
I'm adding Marian to my sidebar and another caption contest will be up soon.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Favourite Genre/s of Film!

OK, so some of you might have seen the poll on my sidebar labelled 'Favourite Genre/s of Film' and here are the results;

Horror, Non-fiction (true), Cartoon, Crime, Children's and Other all had no votes so they are all in last place.

In 3rd place, with 1 vote, is.........................Romance!

In 2nd place, with 2 votes, is.........................Fantasy!

And, finally, in first place is.........................Science Fiction AND Comedy!!!
Yes, with 3 votes each, Science Fiction and Comedy BOTH won!!!

But.........................because I don't want a draw. I have decided to make this into even more of a competition.
So to find out which is better, all you have to do is comment your favourite out of SCIENCE FICTION and COMEDY!


May the odds be ever in your favour!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

C is for Cats.

Big Cats.

Small Cats. (Ripley)

Cool Cats.

Pretty Cats.

I love them all!!!

I'm not going to bother writing about them because I'll just post these pictures:

Awwww. She is so cute!

B is for Barbie

I used to LOVE Barbies when I was little!

I had loads of barbies and I even had a full horse and stable set!

I don't know if that's the actual one I had but it was the only picture I could find.

I even had a Barbie Christmas Tree!

Sorry the picture's a bit blurry but that is the actual one I had.

I had loads of Barbies but have you seen some of the ones they have now?

They have:

Amy Winehouse Barbies


Nicki Minaj Barbies
They have others, like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry. etc. but I don't know whether people just make them or they are actually sold.

So, me and my sister typed up 'Barbie' and you will not believe what Barbies have been made!

We saw fat barbies, anorexic barbies, zombie barbies, and, believe it or not, Pregnant Barbies!!!
( 12 Weirdest Barbie-Inspired Dolls )
I don't know, again, if they are real Barbies, but still we thought it was pretty strange.

I can't believe that the toys I used to play with have changed so much!

Oh well.

Thank you for listening to my craziness.

May the odds be ever in your favour.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

A for Angry Birds

I've thought of an idea! I'm going to do a post for every letter of the alphabet!
Because 'A' is the first letter, I decided to do it about one of my obsessions - Angry Birds.

I love Angry Birds so much! (Just ask Sophie) I play on it all the time and I also have:




And once I even got it to say my name:

(it said 'Hollywood' so I hit down the 'wood' part!)

Go on your app store and type it in! 
Trust me. You'll love it too!

May the odds be ever in your favour!