Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Wonderful stuff #5

July was a happy month. I celebrated my first wedding anniversary with Scott (we went out for a meal and there were no accidents - yay!) and the beginning of the month was nice and hot. A bit rainy (again) towards the end but, all in all, still a good month.

Here's what else I got up to. Enjoy.


The Women's European Championships took place in Sweden this year and, being a fan of Sweden's international football teams, I was looking forward to it. Granted, it wasn't Zlatan Ibrahimović et al, but I still watched it. We got as far as the semi finals where we got knocked out by eventual winners, Germany, but I enjoyed it. I'll also enjoy watching the aforementioned men's team in their World Cup campaign next year, should they get that far. They should do, though.

Aside from the Women's European Championships, the British and Irish Lions beat Australia in SOME STYLE (or, rather, a bunch of Welshies and some English lads did), England are 2-0 up in the Ashes series and the new Danish Superliga season has restarted. Sadly for my Danish team, FC Copenhagen, they've lost both their opening matches and are now anchored to the bottom of the league. Brilliant. Not.


As I've already mentioned, it was my first wedding anniversary this month (on the same day as two of my friends' birthdays, nonetheless), and I was treated to a meal out by my wonderful husband, Scott. We went to a Chinese restaurant (Scott's choice, not mine - I would have preferred Italian) where we had chow meins, mushrooms, soy sauce and everything else you'd see on a Chinese restaurant's menu. It was actually quite nice and I didn't complain. Not once. I still can't believe I've been married a whole year though. Doesn't time fly when you're having fun?


As July was the month of mostly supporting Sweden in the football, I listened to the official song by Sweden's finest Eric Saade over and over again, which you can find in full below. Sadly, he's not in a football kit (I wish he was), but I still get to see his lovely face on my blog. Enjoy.


Highlights from July included the following:
  • The #pointlessthingsinfootball hashtag, which included Harry Redknapp, Stoke City and, erm, Silvio Berlusconi. Yes, really.
  • Wigan Warriors' Josh Charnley getting his kit off. Literally.
  • On Wayne Rooney: "When Rooney leaves United, he can jolly well stay away from Goodison. We don't want him back. Tit." - @shawsterama
  • On the #royalbabynames hashtag: "Has anyone come up with the name Oxford Cambridge yet?" - @scouserach
  • On the Ashes: "Poms 2 Aussies 0." - @susstudio
  • Two of my friends changing their Twitter avatars back to their Pokémon nicknames. One of them's doing the Gangnam. Classic.
And, finally, my favourite tweets of the month go to...

And that's yer lot! Until August...

Monday, 1 July 2013

Wonderful stuff #4

I can't believe we're into July already. It's my first wedding anniversary this month so I'd like to do something extra-special with Scott around that time.

Anyway, June was also a special month for me. I celebrated my birthday (minus accidents. HOORAH!) with family and friends, one of whom had just returned from an impromptu holiday, so that was special. We also got some sunshine so I managed to sit out in the garden to top up the (sort-of) tan I got whilst in Copenhagen and Malmö back in May.

Here's what else I got up to in June. Enjoy.


When David Moyes left Everton to become the new manager of Manchester United, I was left sulking. Then along came the news that Roberto Martínez was our new manager. He'd not long since won the FA Cup with Wigan Athletic so I'm hoping he works wonders for us as well.

Oh, and whilst I'm on the subject, David Moyes can keep his hands off Leighton Baines. He's already put in a bid for him but we've already made it clear that he's not for sale. £12m for our Bainesy?! Pah! Not a chance! Unless you make it somewhere in the region of £30m, plus Robin van Persie and maybe Shrek, we may have a deal. Otherwise, sod off.


I'm sure you've all seen the Coca-Cola 'Share A Coke' campaign by now. You know, the one with bottles with your name on? I managed to find mine and Scott's the other week and we still have the bottles. Shame there isn't one for Sebastian though. There probably is in Scandinavia but his name isn't on bottles over here. Oh well.

PS: I know it's red and white but it's all I could find. Besides, I like normal Coca-Cola anyway, and I think of the label as being Saints-coloured. Just a shame we've been worse than useless all bloody season!


Besides being a fan of football and rugby league (see above), I'm also somewhat of a tennis fan and, unless you've been hiding in a cave for the last month, you'll know it's Wimbledon season so I've been watching the likes of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Novak Djokovic doing their thing. Roger and Rafa are out, as is Tsonga, but Nole is still in so I'm hoping he does well.

Well, anyone's got to be better than Murray... Right?


Pet Rescue and Papa Pear on Facebook. They're both addictive. I used to play Candy Crush a lot as well but I got bored of it in the end.


June was the month of cheese. Besides all the Eurovision stuff (STILL) and Robin Stjernberg's new album, plus a lot of rock and the odd bit of classical, I've listened to mainly cheesy stuff. Swedish cheese, mostly. In particular, the new one from Basshunter. I can't get enough of it. I do prefer Avicii and SHM of course but I do like a bit of Jonas Altberg (AKA Basshunter) from time to time.

His new one is below in full. Enjoy (or maybe not).


Because of the nice weather the UK's been having recently, I've been basking in sunshine so it was a case of 'tweeting when I can' in June. Here are some of my highlights though...
  • On David Moyes wanting Leighton Baines: "10m for Baines?! You're havin' a giraffe ain't ya?! 40m and RVP and we have a deal!" - @sevens1878
  • On Cardiff City buying Danish striker Andreas Cornelius: "Nice one, FC Copenhagen, you just sold last season's top scorer to the worst team in Wales. Hope you're proud of yourselves." - @susstudio
  • Tweets from various people about the Yellow Duckmarines sinking and then the company who own the damn things going into administration. Oh, what a shame.
  • On Valentina Monetta representing San Marino for a third time: "Valentina AGAIN in 2014?! I know they're only a tiny state but do San Marino not have anybody else they could send to Eurovision?" - @scouserach
And that's it for this month. No favourite tweets from me this time. Will hopefully get them back in August.