Sunday, 13 May 2018

The Saddest Songs in Disney & Pixar Movies


Disney and Pixar are known for their emotional moments in film, and often these moments are connected by a song. Fresh off the heels of Coco's Best Original Song Oscar win for 'Remember Me', it got me thinking about the saddest songs in Disney and Pixar films, so join me as I count down what, in my opinion, are the saddest, sweetest musical moments.


'Remember Me': Coco


This song had me bawling my eyes out in the cinema. Remember Me crops up several times in Coco, but it's the final version sung by Miguel and his grandmother in the movie that got myself, and practically everyone else in the cinema, shedding a tear. 

Coco is a film that resonates with so many of us. It introduces children to the idea of love, loss, and the concept of death in such a heartwarming, appropriate way.


Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Visiting Ichibuns, London!


Ever since returning from my Honeymoon in Japan in October last year, I've been missing that amazing food myself and Casey devoured during those two weeks away. We've tried re-creating ramen, noodle bowls, and Japanese curries ourselves at home, and although it was still tasty, it wasn't quite up to authentic cooking standards we had tried before out and about in Japanese restaurants.

A few friends had recommended Ichibuns, a restaurant based in London's bustling Chinatown. Encompassing a mixture of sushi, udon bowls, and burgers as their mains, Ichibuns seemed like an eatery that served the food that our tastebuds crave ever-so-often.


Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Things We Want from Sea of Thieves


If you follow me on Twitter, then you'll see lately that I've been plunging into the world of pillaging with my husband Casey, and two friends - fellow Geek Mash bloggers, Neil and Ross, on Sea of Thieves. While we've been having great fun sailing the seas together, there's no denying that Sea of Thieves could do with a bit more content, to keep it fresh. 

This got us talking about what we'd like to see if we had the choice to add a litle more to the game. Here's what we came up with as a group!


Thursday, 15 March 2018

Throwback Thursday - Once a Disney kid, always a Disney kid

I love stumbling across old photos! Well, at least the ones where I don't seem to be sporting questionable fashion sense, or dodgy haircuts, anyway.

So, this Throwback Thursday's post, I thought I'd keep it short and simple, and share this photo of an 8 year old me, cosied up in my colourful Pocahontas bedsheets.



Thursday, 15 February 2018

Throwback Thursday: PC Ace

It's Throwback Thursday, the time so many of us love to wax nostalgic about old memories of things we love from our past. This week, I've been reminiscing with my brother about a magazine we used to subscribe to as kids - PC Ace.

Aimed at kids between the ages of 10 and 14, PC Ace was a magazine published by Eaglemoss Publications, between 1999 and 2001. This educational magazine aimed to provide tips and tricks for kids on how to operate a computer. There's not really much about this magazine online, but I did manage to track down a scanned portion of one issue, which you can see below.




Wednesday, 14 February 2018

My Favourite Romantic Films

Happy Valentines Day! 

Whether you celebrate this (admittedly, very commercial) occasion or not, I thought it was the best time to share my top 10 romantic films. I've always had a soft spot for rom-coms, and have quite my fair share of them in my blu-ray collection at home.

My list includes a few renowned classics, as well as a few of my own different ones, too. Check them out below!

10. Get Over It

While the critics pretty much panned it, I've always had a soft spot for Get Over It. Loosely based on Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', this high-school comedy followed a fairly predictable story of a high school kid who desperately tries to win back his ex-girlfriend by joining the school play that she and her new boyfriend are performing in. Filled with cheesy musical numbers, and pretty funny scenes, this ones a bit of a guilty pleasure for me.

Favourite quote: "She was the first girl to see me naked. Granted we were 7 years old at the time, but I had a feeling, even then. There's really something about the first girl you play doctor with. Maybe it's cosmic or something. Or perhaps it's just that she's seen your package and didn't run away screaming. Whatever it was, Allison and I were made for each other. A perfect fit. So, when her family moved away, I knew that some day, some how, fate would bring us back together."


Tuesday, 13 February 2018

My Top 5 Songs from Lost Odyssey


Lost Odyssey is one of my favourite RPG's. Underrated, and definitely worth a play! Directed by Final Fantasy's Hinorobu Sakaguchi, this Xbox 360 exclusive turn-based RPG blended a steampunk-esque setting, with a great story, and challenging, but enjoyable gameplay. When it was released as a backwards compatible game on the Xbox One, it was great to see people discover (or in my case, re-discover), this gem. 

One of the aspects of Lost Odyssey I love the most is the fantastic soundtrack. Scored by renowned composer Nobuo Uematsu, the soundtrack captured the games tricky battles, it's keen taste for adventure, and the elements of beauty, and sadness that Kaim's story presented.

A regular CD that's found it's home in my glove compartment for car journeys, it's fair to say that I return to this music a lot. Check out my top 5 tracks from the Lost Odyssey soundtrack below!


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