Anyone else out there feel like a grown up yet? And when are you meant to ‘grow up’ anyway? When you finish school? When you leave home? When you graduate? Get a full-time job? Marry? Have kids? I was reading … Continue reading
Oh yeah, Truffle Shuffle are having a sale! I’ve just had a browse and these Marvel leggings are by far the coolest thing on there. They were £26.99 but are now down to £19.99 – plus, according to Twitter, if … Continue reading
This is by far the coolest (and probably the most expensive) backpack I have ever seen. If you have a wee one heading back to school in a few weeks (summer hols fly by!) or if you’re going back to … Continue reading
New Look seems to be catering to its nerdy audience these days and Harry Potter fans must be hugely appreciative. This Hogwarts jumper is pretty cool and a must have for those summer evenings when you’ve been sat on the beach … Continue reading
Mash is quite possibly my favourite clothes store in Cornwall. They generally cater up to a size 14 and they really thrive in the summer with their floaty dresses and strappy tops. I used to treat myself to one thing … Continue reading
We popped to Sainsbury’s yesterday to see what cameras they had to offer (more on that later!) and on the way out I was left open-mouthed by these incredible kids’ wetsuits! When I went to their website this morning so … Continue reading
I have seen every episode of How I Met Your Mother but they weren’t all in order. I think I first started watching when Marshall and Lily were broken up…? I forget. Anyhoo, last night the series came to an end in the UK and if you have strong feelings about how it all turned out too, get involved in the chat! Here are my immediate thoughts:
The show has been making me cry for weeks now – the biggie was Marshall’s speech to Lily a few weeks ago.
There were tears on four occasions last night. The first (and biggest) one was Barney’s speech to his daughter…
… The second was when Marshall talks to the kids about the times that have happened in the bar. The third was when Ted talks about the mum getting sick – even though it was hinted at a few episodes ago when they talk about mums missing their daughters’ weddings. And even though I had the ending spoiled for me (courtesy of Twitter assholes) mere hours after it screened in the States, it choked me a bit. And the fourth was with the blue tuba. Like I said, I had the ending spoiled and although it was still kinda sweet I kept hoping it wasn’t true that he ended up with Robin. The final season was short on laughs and incredibly drawn out but I really warmed to the mother and was rooting for her. As much as I liked Robin, I thought her and Ted were rubbish together. They always wanted completely different things and it seemed a bit sidebar-ish for him to meet and fall for someone else, get married and have kids like he always wanted and then end up back with Robin. The mother was meant to be this epic love of his life and the flashforwards were so sweet at developing this but then he just ends up with Robin! And how rushed was that ending? She gets sick, six years pass and he’s suddenly asking his kids for permission to be with someone else who they magically love? Pfft. Not a fan. Not at all. I can’t wait for this alternate ending but I ain’t forking out for the boxset to see it.
Speaking of alternate endings, can we throw in one for Robin and Barney? I was so chuffed the first time we saw them in that room with the baby. I thought ‘yay, they made it a few years so they must live happily ever after. She can’t end up with Ted’. Then bam! Next time we flashforward there they get a divorce?! No! This relationship changed both characters for the better – Barney was monogamous and happy, Robin let someone else in, yet they didn’t become one of those couples who get boring when they settle down. As soon as Robin’s career comes first it all goes to hell? That’s not the Barney we came to know and love! But how fecking cute was that scene with his daughter?! They could easily have had something similar with the same emotional impact. Like he and Robin decide to adopt and she’s worried that he won’t be able to love the kid like his own. Then they get a child and voila – enter cute scene here!
At least everything worked out great for Marshall and Lily. They were my real favourites anyway!
How about you? Were you always willing Ted and Robin to have a happy ever after? Did you ever like her with Barney? Who was your favourite couple?
I pretty much use my David & Goliath bag for everything these days but if you’re just nipping out and aren’t lugging around everything but the kitchen sink (I’ll have to do a ‘in my bag’ post at some point … Continue reading
Book worm? Getting married soon? You need this gorgeous personalised guest book by Emmaline Bride, available from Etsy for £48.37. It’s made to order, featuring yours and your partner’s names, plus the date of your wedding, and everyone adds their … Continue reading
Every month or so, I’ll be putting the spotlight on an emerging creative talent, giving them the chance to talk about their craft, share their experiences and provide a platform for people to see their work. I’ll be talking to … Continue reading