Friday, 30 March 2012

Top 10 Albums OF ALL TIME

The other day I asked my Twitter followers what their Top 10 albums of all time were.  Carnage ensued, and everyone went mental, trying to pick only 10 and moaning that they wanted it to be a top 20 – Hey I don’t make the rules, I just asked the question.... well, I suppose I did make the rules, but I am the Queen so just deal with it.

Anyway, I have had more time to deliberate this matter, and I think I have come to the following conclusion:

1.     Nirvana - Nevermind
2.     Biffy Clyro – Only Revolutions
3.     Arcade Fire – Funeral
4.     Oasis – What’s the Story, Morning Glory?
5.     Foo Fighters – In Your Honour
6.     Coldplay – Parachutes
7.     Kings of Leon – Youth and Young Manhood
8.     Guns & Roses – Appetite for Destruction
9.     Muse – Black Holes and Revelations
10.   Red Hot Chili Peppers – Greatest Hits (CHEATER)

I think that is adequate.  There are HUNDREDS of albums that I love that haven’t made it into my Top 10, but I have based it on being able to listen to these albums THOUSANDS of times without getting even remotely bored of them.  A bit of a change now but a few of my other favourites are 8701 by Usher, Crisp Biscuit Volume 1 by Heartless Crew, Thriller by Michael Jackson, Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette, The Immaculate Collection by Madonna... I could go on for days.

I know I cheated by putting RHCP's Greatest Hits but I literally could not pick 1 album, and if I had more choice I would probably include every Foo Fighters album in there too.

Don’t even ASK me to put my top 10 albums into order – that’s too much for my brain to handle at this moment in time. 

What are your top 10 albums?

Liz Jones Rant 5: If Liz Jones fell off the face of this planet, I would throw a party and invite everyone I had ever met in my entire life and buy them all a creme egg.

I’m sorry, I have been a bit AWOL recently.  In all honesty I have had a lot of stuff going on and not really a lot of it is blog worthy.  I decided to catch up on what old Lizzy Jones has been saying and thought i’d just read it and that would be the end of it.  Maybe a few tuts and rolled eyeballs but that’s it.  The thing is, I know I talk about Liz Jones on here a lot.  I know that it could potentially be getting old and everyone is getting bored of it.  The difference is I don’t really care.  This blog is MY blog and it’s a place where I write about what I want, when I want to write it and you either read it or you don’t.  Therefore, I cannot stop myself from writing this next Liz Jones Rant.  Part 7 (?)

It’s a short article, and is called:  “In which I reveal why i’m broke” – find it here

Same format as before , hold onto your knickers.

“I was away at the fashion shows, working, when I got this text from Nic. ‘Dream has laminitis.’”  - Right, this is the first line of the article.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t know every aspect of Liz Jones’ life, so when I first read this I did think to myself “what the fuck is she going on about” – then I read it a second time, and a third time and I still didn’t know.  Once I continued reading the article I worked out that Dream must be one of her horses and Lamantis must be a horse illness.  I think it’s totally self indulgent of Jones to think that we’d instantly know either of these facts.  No one cares.

Oh no. Oh dear God no. She recovered from her last attack, two winters ago, after spending almost a year on a deep bed. Once again, we will have to weigh and soak her hay, and give her drugs, and then walk her in hand. It’s a nightmare. The cost (she’s uninsurable, as she came to me with a broken pelvis), the worry, the work. I don’t think I can stand it.” – Oh you have to feel for her don’t you?  I mean how incredibly HORRIBLE for Jones that one of her horses is sick?  Erm, back up a minute Jones, if you are such a horse lover then why don’t you stop worrying about yourself and worry about how your poor ill horse is feeling?  Nah?  Ok.  GO AWAY.
“While you might think from the first sentence of this column that my life is impossibly glamorous, let me describe what it is really like.” – Is she shitting us?  I don’t know about you but I didn’t read that really confusing stupid first comment and think “oh my god Liz Jones is practically Victoria Beckham” – I didn’t even consider the ‘working away at the fashion shows’ bit as I was so confused by the following words that the majority of the sentence went out of the window.  Plus we all know what Jones does while she is working away that these fashion shows isn’t glamorous, she fucking moans about it enough.

“I now have two mortgages, given the fact I have just bought my sister a cottage. You might have wondered in the past why I never have any money, and I have to tell you, dear reader, because nobody else fights my corner, that buying my sister a cottage in Dulverton overlooking the river is the reason. The only reason I’m being forced to sell my house.” – What does she want people to fight her corner about?  I’m sure her sister didn’t make Jones buy her a cottage, so why did she?  If she wants people to fight her corner over her whole selfish, indignant attitude INCLUDING the dispicable sperm stealing thing she’d better give up now because NO ONE WILL.

“I had one day – Friday 16 December – when I thought everything was going to be OK. I went out with friends for a drink in Soho, the first time I’ve done that without worrying about the bill. But then everything fell apart, and I was plunged into the deep mire that is my life. I have always been too generous, which is the reason people flocked to me in the past. I’ve learnt my lesson, and will never allow that again.”  - Jones, you have said yourself numerous times in the past that you’ve had about 3 boyfriends and about 4 good friends in your entire life, so now saying that “people flock to you” is the biggest misrepresentation I have ever heard.  You said you are generous but after everything I have read that you have written it wouldn’t matter if you paid me £4,000 a day, I would not come within 10 inches of you and your disgusting attitude.  Hag.

What I need is a light at the end of the tunnel, even a pinpoint one. What I kept thinking, as I tossed and turned after the email about Dream, was that I have always helped other people, but no one helps me (please don’t send me money; I always return it, but it results in me being told off). No one has once picked up the phone to say, ‘Well done for working so hard. Well done for buying your sister a cottage out of your heavily taxed earnings.’ All I get is silence. But then I received this email from a woman I’ve never met. She is dying of breast cancer, ‘which is now chewing like a mouse through the nerves controlling my eyeballs’. She took the time to write to say, ‘It’s obvious to me you work all the time to keep your rescued animals going. I want to tell you how your writing, with its richness and its honesty, has given me tremendous pleasure during my illness and, despite your many setbacks, especially being deaf, you leave me thoroughly cheered with your kindness, humanity and determination to debunk fashion myths.’” – This, for me, was the icing on the cake for this article.  You see this woman who has emailed her has CANCER.  You know, the disease that kills you.  This woman suffering with cancer took time out of her day to read Jones’ work, and then bother to write to her about it.  Regardless of this, Jones still manages to turn this situation round so it’s about how great she is.  She never once mentions how courageous this woman is, or even mentions more about this woman’s situation (which would be a welcome read), nor how thankful she is that this woman bothered at all – I bet she never even emailed her back.  No, instead of saying “I worry about all this shit and then this woman with cancer emailed me and put everything into perspective” she actually says “I am neglected and no one appreciates me and this woman with cancer emailed me and basically said I am kind and my determination and humanity is great, even though I have the major set back of being deaf so there you go, I am amazing” – Does she not realise how utterly mental it is that she wanted this on the DM website, that she wants people to know this is how she thinks?  The whole “especially you being deaf” thing is the worst, what has that got to do with it?  Oh I see, this is an illness competition!  Well Jones wins hands down for mental illness.  This whole paragraph totally disgusts me.

“In times of trouble, you find out who your friends are. Anyone deemed successful soon learns this. You’d be surprised how common my situation is. But who would want my so-called success, really? It leaves you alone, and broke, unable to sleep soundly in bed at night. Even if it’s a Vi-Spring.”  - *grits teeth* ... *explodes*

Just look at her fucking head!

Friday, 23 March 2012

Bare Minerals - Make-Under*

I was contacted a few weeks ago by a lovely lady called Anna who works for Bare Escentuals and she invited me into the Covent Garden branch of their store for a ‘make-under’ – I wasn’t entirely sure what this would entail but I arranged a date with Anna and went along, excited at the prospect of learning more about Bare Minerals and the brand as a whole.  I walked into the shop and was greeted warmly by Anna and a lovely makeup artist called Lauren who was going to be performing my ‘make-under’.  I had a quick chat with Anna about the brand and the sorts of makeup and skin care they offer - They focus heavily on the mineral element of their makeup (obviously) and stress that their products contain no chemicals or harsh elements that can damage your skin.  They are also looking to promote their ‘make-under’ service, and this is what I was there to learn more about.

Bare Minerals call it a ‘make under’ as they see it as applying healthy products to your skin to enhance your natural features, not smother them in product to totally change your appearance.  In their own words, the make-under is a ‘step-by-step application that allows a client to discover her natural beauty with products that enhance every feature she wants to reveal’.  One thing I did notice about the makeup was that it wasn’t heavy or thick - I really like this as I am always looking for makeup products to use on holiday, when I am in a hot country the thought of applying liquid foundation to my face literally makes me want to vom but this make up is so light it doesn’t even feel like you are wearing any. 

Me mid make under!

First off after my make up was removed I was handed the Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer – I loved this product, it’s in gel form but the minute you start to rub it into your face it basically disappears, leaving your skin smooth and soft with a really even skin tone.  Next up Lauren applied half of the Matte SPF15 Foundation in ‘fair’ to my face, showing me the ‘swirl, tap and buff’ technique (the foundation comes in powder form) and then showed me how to do the other half of my face myself.   I found the foundation easy to buff onto my face and I used only a small amount of foundation yet had a decent amount of coverage, meaning the product won’t be used up quickly – bonus!  I normally use liquid foundations so using this super light powder made my skin feel lovely and not caked in product.  Lauren also explained that the foundation is mineral based and therefore quite pigmented, so when used in a more concentrated form it works very well at as a concealer.  I used a concealer brush to cover eye bags and any blemishes or lumps and bumps and it worked really well - A nice touch for all the money savers out there as you only need to buy 1 product but can use it for 2 different applications!

After this we used the ‘Warmth All Over Face Colour’ as a bronzer to give my face some colour.  Again the ‘swirl, tap and buff’ technique was used and I was shocked that even with the bronzer added it still felt extremely light on my skin and certainly didn’t feel like another ‘layer’ of makeup was being applied, but when I looked in the mirror my face was suitably bronzed – not an easy feat when you are from Essex!  After this we used a blusher to complete the look, then covered my face in probably my favourite product of the day, something REVOLUTIONARY called Mineral Veil.  This product is applied over the top of the foundation, concealer, bronzer and blusher, and basically gives you the effect of airbrushing your face – this product is nothing short of AMAZING.  It lifts the makeup making it look brighter, evens out the tone and would be a great product to take out with you to freshen up your make up throughout the night.  Music to my ears to know I don't have to carry around a make up bag full of products, Mineral Veil need be your only friend!

After this we discussed the types of eye colour I normally use.  I confessed I’m not normally adventurous, I either have fake eyelashes and a slick of black eyeliner with no shadow or the conventional smokey eye using blacks, greys and silvers.  As I have green eyes Lauren advised that a plumy purple colour would really enhance my eye colour  - I was a bit wary of this but she assured me it wouldn’t be too ‘in your face’ and set to work.  She applied eye shadow in the shade ‘Water Lily’ and then used Big and Bright Eyeliner in Plum to frame my eyes, applying to the lash line of my top eyelid and the water line to my bottom eyelid.  I was shocked at how much bigger the colour made my eyes look and even though it was a noticeable shade it wasn’t screaming “I AM WEARING BRIGHT PURPLE EYESHADOW!”.  Next up Lauren picked me out some mascara and went for Flawless Definition Mascara in black - I normally just use eyelashes curlers for work, but when she applied the mascara I was pleased with how it naturally elongated my lashes and also curled them.  Everyone remarked on how long my eyelashes were once the mascara was applied!  Lastly to finish off the make under she picked me out a ‘Buxom’ lip gloss in a candy pink shade called Bunny that was subtle but still gave my lips a nice pink hue.  The ‘Buxom’ range of lipglosses also plump your lips up a bit and give you that funny tingly feeling as it’s working.

All of the products that were used on me are here:

SPF15 Matte Foundation and Full Flawless Face brush

SPF 15 Matte Foundation and Max Coverage Concealer brush

All Over Face Colour in 'Warmth' and Flawless Face brush

All Over Face Colour in 'True' (Blusher)

Eyecolour in 'Water Lily'

Big and Bright Eyeliner in 'Plum'

Swatch of Plum Eyeliner

Eye colour and eyeliner

Swatch of Water Lily eyeliner

Prime Time Foundation Primer

Flawless Definition Mascara

Buxom Lipgloss in 'Bunny'

Colour swatch, natural top lip, 'Bunny' on lower lip

I was really impressed with the results of the make under.  I liked that Lauren didn’t just apply the make up onto my face and then send me on my way.  I knew what she used, why she used it and how she applied it, so it’s really easy for me to do the same at home. She applied the foundation to half of my face and let me do the other half so I could practice the ‘swirl tap and buff’ technique under her watchful eye and it was a nice touch.  With Lauren's guidance I felt confident enough doing it to know that if I purchased the products I would be able to recreate the same look at home.  It was also nice to have each aspect of the makeup discussed with me, and not just being told what Lauren and Anna thought I should have.  The tutorial is surprisingly helpful even if you think you already know how to apply makeup and the makeup itself is really great quality.  If you look online it is quite pricey but after experiencing the make under I was prepared to pay full price for any of the products that were used on me (especially the primer and Mineral Veil – miracle workers in makeup form).

Just to give you an idea of the coverage, I have attached a step my step photo story of each application of the make up, so you can see the full process and the final result at the end!
Anyone can go into Bare Minerals and have this complimentary make under and I strongly recommend it.  You can find and discuss the perfect shades for your skin tone and also receive a free tutorial on how to apply.  Anna and Lauren were so friendly and helpful and really knew what they were talking about.  I was lucky enough for Anna to send me some of the products that were used on me so the pictures above are me at home recreating the same look – it was just as easy and I have now thrown all my old crappy make up away and am strictly a Bare Minerals girl!

Final look straight after the make under,
courtesy of the lovely Lauren!
My final result!
If you have any questions about the make-up, make under OR want to contact Anna yourself to arrange your own make under then just leave a comment below and i’ll get back to you.  Thanks for reading, i’m off to admire my face in the mirror for the millionth time - Happy Friday everyone!

Friday, 16 March 2012




1.   WHY do you stroll around in front of me looking up at the sky – it’s the same sky that is in your country, it looks the same and it’s nothing remarkable.  Unless an anvil is going to fall out of the sky and land on you, stop looking at it.  If you continue to look at it, it won’t be an anvil landing on you but MY FIST. 
2.   WHY do you hold a map really really close to your face so you can’t see anyone coming, and then wander around in front of them like a stunned rabbit?  It makes me want to kick you in the head.
3.   If you are about to walk out of a shop and you look at me, do not continue to walk directly into my face because then we will hit each other and will probably give me a stress hernia. 
4.   If you aren’t sure where you are going, don’t walk along and then stop dead in the middle of Oxford Street at 5pm because if that happens and I bang into you, I might use whatever I have in my hand and not stop hitting you with it until you are bleeding out of your ear.


1.   If you are on a school trip, WHY do you get on the Tube during rush hour?  When I am tired, annoyed and in a rush I don’t need ten thousand French children all looking at me and standing on my feet.  P.S Just because you are on a train in a different country you don’t have to spend the entire journey punching each other and screaming.  STOP SCREAMING.
2.   IF you decide to carry all your worldly possessions in a backpack, TAKE IT OFF WHEN YOU ARE ON THE TRAIN because if it hits me in the face one more time I will end you.
3.   DO NOT barge me out of the way to get on the train first.  You might not understand the tube system, but one thing is for sure – it won’t leave without you... unless you decide to barge me and then I might push you off just before the doors close.
4.   Do not stand next to a busker and dance while you look up the escalator with a hopeful face, hoping everyone is laughing at you.  Out of the 100 people on the escalator 2 might be laughing but the rest want you to fatally trap your head in a lift door.


1.   If you are a man and you are sitting down, SHUT YOUR F*CKING LEGS.  I don’t want to look at the frankly disappointing ridiculous excuse for a bulge you have and if you rub your knee on mine one more time I will literally humiliate you to the point of no return.
2.   If you are reading the paper, keep the paper to yourself.  If you keep waving it around like Harvey Price with a packet of smarties I will grab that paper out of your hand and stuff it directly into your arsehole.
3.   If the train carriage has approximately 10,000 people on it and there is no room to blink, DO NOT TRY TO READ THE PAPER.  Just accept you don’t have enough space, and if you can’t then you will have to feel the wrath of the Morsh.
4.   If you are listening to music, listen to it at a normal volume.  9 times out of 10 the choice of song is frankly shocking and I don’t want to hear it too.  If I can hear your music over my own when I have headphones in then you are bang in trouble.
5.   If you are going through the barriers, go through them.  Don’t tit about, dithering in front of them all because you can’t decide which one to go through – THEY ARE ALL THE SAME.
6.   If you are standing in front of me while I am sitting down and you tread on my feet, don’t then look at me like I have pissed on your kids at Christmas.  It’s not my fault that your balance, politeness and social skills are lacking, but it will be YOUR fault if I boot you in the kneecaps so you can’t moan about that either.

Please feel free to add your own points.  These are the things that nearly give me heart failure on a daily basis.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

30x30: Dan Fardell

So my friend Dan is a Graphic Design teacher, and although I have nothing to do with design or am not particularly arty, I am an avid follower of his blog because the visuals are just so interesting.  He blogs about the projects he is working on with his groups and the inspiration behind the designs and the final outcome is something I love to see.  Dan is really passionate about his work and is always holed up in his little cubby hole at home working on different personal projects as presents for friends and family.  He has shown me a few designs before that I have got really excited about and he was also the mastermind behind my business cards.  What a clever little sausage he is!

Dan has recently completed one of his greatest projects to date, which he has called 30x30.  It’s a ‘self promotional project inspired by the works of Andy Gilmore’ and he has created a design every day in February, from 31st Jan to the 29th Feb.  Each design is a product of something he has experienced that day, you’ll be able to see what sort of day he had from the text on the designs haha!  The ‘designers’ out there will probably see the connection more, whereas to my untrained eyes they just look like pretty pictures, but I can appreciate them none the less. 

The designs are available to buy if anyone wants some, you can contact Dan via email on his blog and see all the designs there too.  The link is HERE and for now here are some of my favourite pieces, but please go to his blog to check out every design as it took me about an hour to pick my favourite ones.  

Congrats Dan on completing this awesome project, i’m a very proud Morshy right now xx 

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Olympics: Why we should have jogged it right on

This post has been brewing for a while and it has come to the point where the topic is unavoidable and everyone is talking about it.  Therefore, I am going to talk about it too.  I am such a sheep *slashes wrists*

Yep you guessed it, I am going to talk about the Olympics.  Now, you might read this post and totally disagree with everything I am saying – If you do that’s your prerogative, but I know for a fact this month long celebration of totally entertainment related nuisance is going to affect me only in a negative way.  This post was prompted by none other than the comedian Micky Flanagan.  Last night I went to see Micky perform a Work in Progress show (it was excellent by the way, thanks for asking) and at the end he asked if anyone wanted to ask him a question.  Some woman at the front piped up and asked his opinion on the Olympics and he said he didn’t really have one.  He then asked for the crowd to cheer if they were excited about the Olympics and 3 people cheered – 3 people.  That just goes to show that as much as the media and the government are drumming this up to be the highlight of everyone’s year, it’s not.  It’s just going to be the most expensive pain in the ass known to mankind.  Here’s why...

There are obviously good points about the Olympics, but these all appear to be country-wide, general points.  The negative points are ones that directly affect people like me, the people living in the area.  See my awesome little bullet points below


1.   The Olympics being hosted in London will boost the economy and teamed with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this year, every f*cker in the world is gonna want a slice of the London pie.
2.   The ‘regeneration’ of Stratford has been somewhat remarkable.
3.   If we pull this off, we’ll go down as LEGENDS in the Olympic hosting world - and that's the most important thing right?
4.   More chance of our athletes doing well as they can nip home at lunch time and have a kip in their own bed
5.   If our athletes DO do well it’ll instil a sense of pride, solidarity and patriotism in all of us, something that has been ripped up and pissed on by the England Football squad.
6.   The process of preparing for the Olympics and actually hosting it has probably created thousands of new jobs.

So there you go.  All sounds fab and rosy doesn’t it?  Well don’t get too comfortable on your high horse Boris, here come the bad...


1.  As a young woman living in Essex but working in the West End of London, this whole tube/travel situation is going to give me some sort of rage related illness, be it a brain tumour, inflamed arse veins or just a plain old stroke.  I haven’t worked out which illness has the highest probability rating yet, but when I have i’ll let you know.
3.   Who ACTUALLY CARES if we ‘successfully host the Olympics’ when most of us can barely afford to eat at the moment?
4.   I know sport is relevant in today’s society and everyone gets behind the team in the World Cup etc, but I really really couldn’t care less if Tom Daly manages a perfect dive, and I suspect the only people that do care are him, his parents and the odd paedophile. 
5.   In the short term yes, the Olympics has created a load of jobs.  I’ll elaborate on this point later.
6.   The Olympic logo is truly awful and makes us look like mentally retarded idiots for designing it, commissioning it and embracing it.  Banksy should have designed it.

So there you go, I am fair, honest and my information comes from a trustworthy source.  It doesn’t really, this is just me thinking it all in my head, but at least I did 6 points for each ok?  Now let’s get down to business...

Point 1:  
So yeah, everyone is going to come to London and stay in our hotels, spend money in our pubs and restaurants, buy stupid models of London buses for £28 and probably go bat sh*t crazy in M&M world, but what does this mean for US?  Well, I for one am going to be massively affected by the Olympics.  Every day I jump on the Tube from work.  I go from Epping station on the Central Line allll the waaaayyyy to Oxford Circus (and if I am feeling properly lazy, i’ll get the Bakerloo line 1 stop to Piccadilly so I don’t have to walk, but shut up it’s none of your business).  If you go onto a tube map, you’ll see that the first station I can change tube lines at is Stratford, the epicentre of doucheness, the homing ground for athletes and wankers.  So I, along with about 58,000 other people will be getting on this train and heading towards Stratford every day.  There is a website called that details all of the problems there are going to be on the Tube, and just looking at it has given me a hernia. 

First off, Stratford might as well just be shown as a massive crater in the ground, as it can barely handle a kids school trip coming through it on a good day let alone half the population of every other country in the world.  Following my hell journey along the map you can see that Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus are going to be ‘busier than usual’ – That’s nothing compared to Bank, St Pauls and Bond Street though, if they were heart patients in hospital they would have flatlined.  So tell me how the Government have factored normal people into this venture?  How are they planning on helping the normal people not attending the Olympics get to work?  2 extra Central Line trains running a day and an extended running period, taking the last train from 12.30am to 1.30am.  That’s great if I was going to work in a hole until midnight but i’m not.  The ‘times to avoid’ all the above stations are listed as ‘between 7.30am – 10am, 2.30pm – 8pm and 9.30pm – 12.30am’ – great.  So that means technically the only way I am going to survive this 2 week long mong fest is to get in work BEFORE 7.30am, make sure I am home before 2.30pm OR wait till 8pm and give myself an hour to do the whole journey, start to finish.  Great advice.

Point 2: 
Everyone might think the regeneration of Stratford is a good thing, creating a nice shiny new shopping centre, making a massive Olympic village with lots of weird shaped new buildings built for 1 sole reason that’ll be rendered useless after the Olympics – this doesn’t change the calibre of the people you get walking around there.  I know there is nothing the government can really do about this, but Stratford is still a very dangerous place to be on your own at night.  Standing outside Westfield having a fag before you get on the train has you envisaging someone popping a cap in your ass as you rifle through your Forever 21 purchases – it ain’t no disco man.  Also, the buildings – what are we going to do with them after the Olympics?  Ok, we have sh*t loads of new sports facilities – how does this benefit normal people that aren’t sports fanatics? The Olympic village where all the athletes will stay can’t be used as homes afterwards as they aren’t fitted with a kitchen or eating area – there’s just one communal hall where all the athletes will go to eat, so what’s going to happen to the apartments?  11 billion has been spent on this project so far and I can’t see a genuine use for any of this site afterwards.  They can’t even turn one of the stadiums into a music venue, with the 02 so close and Wembley just around the corner it’s simply not required.  Recession you say?  You’d never believe it...

Point 3: 
Pretty self explanatory really, whether we do a good job of this or not it will not affect my day to day life.  I’ll still have to get up and go to work the same – i’ll still be paid the same money and have to do the same job.  I’ll still have the same friends, family and escapades outside of work.  Therefore, at this moment in time, in this economic climate where I have to save up just to get my car serviced and i’m so broke I can’t even spend time, I have no interest in listening to information regarding my country spunking lots of money up the wall for purely recreational, entertainment purposes when so many are suffering with extreme money worries right now.  And breathe.

Point 4: 
This is something I will never understand about this country.  SO MUCH MONEY is spent on things that aren’t necessary.  Football players are paid MILLIONS of pounds, but what they do doesn’t change lives.  I know everyone agrees with my sentiment that the highest paid people in this country should be the Doctors, Nurses, Ambulance Workers, Soldiers etc – the people who genuinely affect and make a difference to all of our lives.  If someone went out and spent £38 million on tv you would think they are crazy... but no one bats an eyelid when that’s spent on a football player?  It’s the same thing, IS PURELY ENTERTAINMENT and this is something VERY WRONG WITH OUR COUNTRY.  The Olympics is just the same – it’s not compulsory, it’s not a matter of life and death... it’s just enjoyment, and I am sure enjoyment can be found in alternative ways, ways that don’t cost the entire country 11 billion pounds.  I mean, what’s wrong with just having a little hopscotch tournament in the local playground or something?  After about 18 jaegerbombs it’ll definitely be entertaining.

Point 5: 
There are no 2 ways about it, the Olympics has created thousands of new jobs – but who for?  When the Olympic village first started to be built my dad went to the site to try and enlist for some work..  He is a Bricklayer, self employed and has been his entire life.  He’s honest, hard-working, conscientious and English.  The perfect person to be enlisted to help with the production of the Olympics right?  Wrong.  He went to the site and was confronted by lots of Polish workers – none could speak English, they were probably working for half the money my dad would have requested and they practically chased him out of the site – how is this fair?  Why does this massive event come to my city, the city where my dad has lived ever since he was born and foreign people are favoured over him when this venture is marketed as ‘creating jobs for everyone’.  When I heard about that it really infuriated me, especially because following this the recession hit and my dad was out of work for a long time and it was a great worry for him and my mum.  I don’t want you to think I am being racist, that’s irrelevant in what I am trying to say.  I just don’t get how loyal hardworking Englishmen are not favoured in their own country when work is hard for everyone, but instead foreign and (normally) illegal immigrants are given the work instead – they aren’t the ones that pay taxes, they aren’t the ones that are above board.  It’s something i’ll never understand.

Point 6: 
That logo is a fucking embarrassment.  The end.

I know everyone is very opinionated about the Olympics, the people that support it REALLY support it, the ones that don’t are also quite vocal.  I would love to know your thoughts, whether you agree or disagree with anything i’ve said.  I won’t really listen to it, i’ll still have a mental breakdown on the tube once it’s started, but at least it’ll be nice to see your little name in my comments section below right?  Go.