Thursday, 31 December 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR

guys its been my one year blog anniversary. my first brand post and so many others and it has been so good.

Thank you for staying here so long
SEE YOU IN 2016!


Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Eating the Future with Crobar

A while ago I watched a youtube video by BuzzFeed all about taste testing food of the future. One of them in particular caught my eye, Cricket flour. Roasted crickets ground down in a powder to be used as a flour in things such as pancakes. So I jumped* at the idea when I was offered four bars from Christine Spliid from Crobar, two peanut flavour and two cacao.

Crowbar is a new type of energy/ cereal type bar using cricket flour for protein and are completely soy/ dairy and gluten free with no added sugar.I have to be honest, at first I may have balked at the idea of eating crickets. But then I thought "What Would Spock Do? Spock would eat them, Spock would find not eating them illogical. So trusting Spock (as one should) I took my first bite of the crowbar / the future.

The future tastes pretty nice.The first one I had a quick go at was the peanut. It was quite a big surprise as it wasn't a peanut butter or peanut flavour but actual peanuts. It was lovely tasted lovely and peanut-y, the texture is a lot nicer than i was thinking it would be. My little brother even liked it and he is a very very fussy eater.
The second one I tested was the cacao one. This one smelt pretty amazing and the taste certainly lived up to that. The texture is still a bit odd like the first one but this one seems a lot richer. I don't think i could eat a whole bar unless I was super hungry!

Overall if this is the future sign me up!! I can't wait maybe this time the future will come with pretty proper working hover boards too!

You can buy crobar at http://gathrfoods.com

* i was going to post this before christmas but I didn't want it to get lost in a sea of Blogmas posts!

Saturday, 26 December 2015

MORE HOME ALONE

Apparently Home Alone has decided after years of shoddy sequels for it's 25th anniversary (read more here) it's gonna start giving us gifts instead  first Macauley Culkin bringing Kevin back in all his creepy glory . Well now nasty and probably quite mentally scarred incompetent villain Marv is back with a plea for Harry. Because he too is scared as hell about what Kevin McAllister has become!
There really isn't much to say on this one so instead watch it!




Also Happy boxing Day. I promise I won't blog constantly we are back to normal schedule now!!

Friday, 25 December 2015

IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!

Firstly I want to say about time because at some times blogging has been hell!!! but also peace on earth and good will to all men women and everyone else.

I hope Santa brought you and continues to bring every single thing you wanted and the everything is really good with you all. Also I hope the Doctor Who special isn't as godawful as Matt Smith's last DR WHO special because that was the worst! Anyway see you my festive friends! enjoy your massive meals and tons and tons of christmas pudding!

and finally.....



also here are five christmas songs to google
my fave 
Tegan and Sara- The Chipmunk Song (Christmas don't be late)
Slade- Merry Christmas
obviously Fairytale in New York
Gingerbread man- Melanie Martinez
White Christmas- Panic! at the disco!

xx The Dinosaur


Thursday, 24 December 2015

A VERY THANKFUL CHRISTMAS EVE

So guys It's Christmas eve! Blogmas is almost over not that my blogging ever ends on the 27th I have a bloggers twitter party which i  was invited to by the lovely Blogger's Hangout people!
So today is  a mish-mash post filled with thank you,s films and a musical number
PART ONE

THANK YOU
actually it's more like a cast list!
Thank you to the family for actually being here
to my great grandma for being genuinely brilliant
for everyone that has been on this blog
to every sodding person that has helped me this year 
from the bottom of my heart 
I have tons coming up including  a brand review and everything don't leave guys
after Christmas it's gonna be interesting

So with it being Christmas tomorrow you might want to watch something festive now
so without further a do

PART TWO
Film recs
all three were directed by Debbie Issitt
so first may i bring you to the excellent Fuck Yeah Women Director's blog post onChristmas movies directed by women. TRY AND SEEK THEM OUT GUYs LINK HERE

Go watch Nightmare before Christmas but out of season because the director has confirmed  it is a halloween movie but hey if you want a Tim Burton christmas movie so bad go watch
BATMAN RETURNS!!!!!
Also in my plea for important christmas viewing please go watch Kiss Kiss Bang Bang you won't regret it! it's so underrated but so bloody good

if someone try to stop them simply tell them


and finally
PART THREE
 here is Melanie Martinez's new christmas song "Gingerbread Man" !!!!


Off you go guys HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE





Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Blogmas: Weirdo Wednesday: Kevin McAllister


Who?:
Kevin McAllister
Where is he from?:
Home Alone & Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
i like to pretend thats where the Home Alone franchise ended it's not true but it's nicer to think that way
and that Short I posted last friday here 
Who plays him?
Macauley Culkin
oh clarification we and by that I mean me only accept Macauley Culkin as Kevin McAllister 
not this one 
wtf even was this sh*t
ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES 
Why is he amazing?: 
because he is an absolutely terrifying, incredibly resourceful child who beats the living bejeezus out of two burglars. Also basically becoming the personification of christmas. Also has his priorities in order and always eats a ton of food. he's a kid after all our hearts. until he grows up a bit weird, that short is still the best thing ever btw.

ALSO






Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Blogmas: Christmas Food Inspiration

So guys me and my mum baked some mini mince pies today! They look really good right? 
They taste pretty good too so I thought today I would look at some recipes I might wanna do next christmas from other places!
so without further a do bring back the collage!




Left to Right
1. Apricot Kolaches from American Heritage Cooking (here)
2. Gingerbread Spice Latte from Chocolate Covered Katie (here)
3. Liver and Sultana Casserole from Jack Monroe (here)
4. Spicy Sweet Savory Pickled Cherries from Jules Food (here)
5. Still from Elf
6.Orange Honey Glazed Turkey Breasts from The Cozy Apron (here)
7.Cinnamon Twist Bread from Lemon and Olives (here)
8.Blueberry and Ginger double crust pie from Bon Appetit (here)
9.Coconut Layer Cake from Molly Yeh (here)

so what do you think? you gonna make any of these delicious things? or do you have  recipe you wanna share?

Monday, 21 December 2015

Blogmas: The Auteurs of Christmas

guess who this is??

Right so if you happen to be a big old film nerd it;s time to revisit these hilarious homages to certain directors during christmas. Foregrounds Film made two of these absolutely brilliant videos and I thought today would be the day to show them!




so what do you think? which auteur interpretation  is your favourite?

Sunday, 20 December 2015

blogmas: #ldnsecretsanta

photo taken by BlondeVision edited by me
Hey guys i've been talking about this for a bit but now I can finally post about  which was hosted by the lovely BlondeVision! It was such  great night and I made some friends and met some real amazing people! plus i ate tons of sugar-y food which is always a plus!!!!

so take a look under the cut!!!

Saturday, 19 December 2015

blogmas: Christmas whilst Dyspraxic

So guys I thought it would be nice to have a quick article of five easy tips to survive christmas when your dyspraxia/ your executive dysfunction is getting to you and you feel super overwhelmed.
1. when buying and wrapping presents do it in bits rather than all at once. When you have the energy wrap a few. Don't bother leaving it to the last minute it's way too stressful and it just sucks. wrap when you buy if possible. try doing a few a day. all mine are done currently i'm so proud!

2.Wear clothes that don't set off sensory things. you are around people more (i have family round) that tends to set off my sensory issues. so wear something comfy that you know won't irritate you.

3. you don't have to handwrite christmas card anymore! e-cards were invented for this guys don't worry about handwriting anything if you don't want to.

4. try and reserve yourself a space in the house to go if you feel overwhelmed. i prefer not to go in my room but into a different room because that makes me feel more motivated to come back to the christmas festivities but whatever works for you.

5.  if all goes wrong try this amazing self care interactive site http://philome.la/jace_harr/you-feel-like-shit-an-interactive-self-care-guide/play its really helpful.

these are obviously just my thoughts but if you guys have any tips chuck 'em in the comments below

coming up: bloggers meetup post and I SAW STAR WARS!!

Friday, 18 December 2015

Short Film Friday: Just Me in the House by Myself


Ok so it's the first episode in a web series but shhh it's a short so it counts today. plus today is christmas jumper day and you'll understand why thats important in just a second. Plus if there is anything that has ever become relevant for my blog it's this.

Got a clue who that is yet?
find out under the cut!

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Blogmas: Thankful Thursday!!


So this week has had it's ups and downs! I have been ill and gross for most of it but I have also had some amazing things happen. So Let's get THANKFUL!!!

1. Thank You Jez and Mark for being around for so long
Ah Peep Show! this week was it's last ever episode and boy did they go out on  a high! well sorta I mean it was a great episode but there life stays stagnant and depressing as it's always been so you know!
credit: merlinfamilyscrapbook @ tumblr .com

2. Thank You Blonde Vision and the guys for LDN Secret Santa
@Blonde_Vision took this photo btw
I'm gonna do a full post on this probs for the weekend but I had such an amazing time and I got to meet some great people. Thanks and I hope to see you all again soon.

3.Thank You to STAR WARS for being STAR WARS
I'm going on Saturday and I'm so excited!!! Thank you JJ!!

4.Thank You to star Trek for releasing a badass new trailer

and hot on it;s heels comes Justin Lin's new look Star Trek set two years after STID. HELL YEAH

and finally
5.Thank You to Calpol and cough syrup for making me human again

So there we go! What are you thankful for???





Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Blogmas Weirdo Wednesday: Buddy

So I have been out all day at a meet up and it was awesome which I'll post about at the weekend but first! Weird Wednesday and this weeks festive weird is Buddy from Elf.
Who?:
Buddy the Elf
Where is he from?:
Elf IMDB
Who plays him?
Will Ferrell
Why is he amazing?: 
Because he is just great ok. Everything is super happy in his head and thats great and I appreciate it. This has got to been of the more iconic Christmas movies of the 2000's!

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Blogmas: netflix and small children


So it's Christmas and that means Christmas holidays. That means children re at home. I have a little brother so it means I have to look after him. Which means one thing, THROW ON NETFLIX!!!
So here are 3 perfect films to chuck on that both you and kids will love that aren't just kids films!.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Arguably the one of the best in the franchise. It's fun, gripping and just all round brilliant. Don't miss the scene involving a break out in a Russian prison, it's perfect. Brad Bird is such a talent.

Super 8
perfect movie. JJ Abrams does a great job good to watch pre- Star Wars!!!!!

The Young and Prodigious T.S Spivet
A perfectly quirky family film. One not to miss

So there you are. I just filled your baby sitting time! you are more than welcome!!!

Victor Frankenstein: It's most certainly alive!

 This film is going to become something, maybe just a strange curio but its a very very good fun one. Basically I have a new favourite. Think of it as the Hansel and Gretel:Witch Hunters of Frankenstein movies with just a little of Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" movies thrown in.
A little warning and a spoiler warning before we delve in first SPOILERS BELOW THE CUT and secondly this may be a 12a but don't take your tiny children in. If anything it should be a 15 and I don't want any mentally scarred children to come out of this silly steampunk-y tour de force!

Monday, 14 December 2015

#Blogmas :An Interview with blogger and writer Sincerely Oghosa

 So I will confess readers, I have been waiting to post this for a little while and have kept it super secret. Way back at the beginning of Blogmas I spotted a tweet on @fashbeautylife looking for people to read and review blogger Sincerely Oghosa’s book “Sent from Heaven”. I will admit I was intrigued and thought I’d go for it then I thought how much fun it would be to try and catch a few minutes with her for an interview. She replied to my email and the rest, well the rest is right here. Guys, I proudly present an interview with the lovely Oghosa Ovienrioba.
1.  Tell me a bit about yourself!
 My name is Oghosa Ovienrioba! I'm a youtuber and blogger. I love love love making videos, especially comedy ones! My channel is called Sincerelyoghosa and this year it got to 1.6 million views and that was the best feeling ever!

2. So what's your book about?
The book is about a woman called Chioma Da Silva, she's a single mum who died of Breast Cancer. Unfortunately she ended up in hell by mistake and the book follows her journey into heaven and then, back to  earth to see if she can give her son a happy ending before it's too late.

 3.What inspired you to write "Sent from heaven"?
A lot of things, I'm fascinated with fantasy and I've always wondered what it would be like to have a guardian angel protecting and guiding you. Things like that fascinate me, as well as how the heart deals with death and how we learn to cope with losing loved ones.

4. Who are your favorite writers?
Meg Cabot, Jane Austen, Sophie Kinsella are just a few I can think of.

5. If you could work with one person dead or alive, famous to not who would it be and what would you do?
Erm oh gosh. I think Shakespeare, he was a visionary. I'd love to work on a modern, epic scale version of a midsummer nights dream.

 and finally the most important question of all

6.Could your work be improved with the addition of dinosaurs?

Lool! Probably !

So there you have it folks! It certainly looks pretty great and she was so lovely! Now here is the book cover and the links for you!
To purchase "Sent From Heaven" please click here
To visit Oghosa's youtube channel please click here

I'll see you back tomorrow for more Blogmas cheer!!!