Britain’s Got Talent Week 3 round-up

I did a quick round-up of weeks 1 and 2 together here.
NB: This post gives a quick explanation of the golden buzzer. Remember too that this is just my opinion and does not necessarily reflect the view of the act or ITV/ Britain’s Got Talent. If you haven’t seen the acts below I’m sure you can find them on ITV’s website, or the app if you are in the UK, if not use that trusty search engine (looks a bit like the word goggle) to see if you can find videos of them.

Tonight my stand-out acts were:

Innova – a Irish dancing group who mixed it up by not sticking to the traditional soundtracks making it interesting and fun. They even made Simon Cowell smile and I can’t remember his exact words but he said that was what he was hoping to find in Ireland. (The first time Britain’s Got Talent has gone to Ireland for auditions).

Kings and Queens – a Latin dance troupe who also mixed it up by not doing traditional moves to create a bit of interest. One move I liked was when the guys all lined up and made it look like the guy at end of line was leading the girl. (If you haven’t seen it, that won’t make much sense but I found it great). The ending was brilliant too, the girls being the last ones standing. :). I agree with Amanda Holden’s sentiments “We have a lot of this type of dancing on the show and it always feels dated”, as it does get boring watching similar things again and again, but Kings and Queens were, in Amanda Holden’s words, “absolutely stunning”.

Bailey was the last standout act for me tonight. His act? A 14-year-old singer/songwriter. To be honest I couldn’t quite make out all the lyrics, maybe the volume on my TV was too low, but I could tell he can sing. Sometimes you don’t need to understand the lyrics to know someone has a singing voice. Simon Cowell missed Bailey’s audition ’cause his baby was being born.

So that is my roundup of week 3’s acts. Have you any thoughts on these or any other acts on tonight? Any of tonight’s acts you would want to see in the live semi-finals? I look forward to reading your comments.


Britain’s Got Talent Week 1 and 2 round-up

NB: As I said in this post I won’t be doing big posts so here’s a quick round-up of some of my favourite acts so far or those that I remember for whatever reason. This post also gives a quick explanation of the golden buzzer. Remember too that this is just my opinion and does not necessarily reflect the view of the act or ITV/ Britain’s Got Talent. If you haven’t seen the acts below I’m sure you can find them on ITV’s website, or the app if you are in the UK, if not use that trusty search engine (looks a bit like the word goggle) to see if you can find videos of them.


Berkley Owls was funny. That owl was just not going to show off his(or her) talent, but the owl was super cute!

Countryvive were amazing. I love country stuff, from country music to country dancing to country sayings. So a country dancing act was great.

Light Balance were awesome, kind of like last year’s winners Attraction in reverse, Attraction had bright lights and created shadows to tell a story and Light Balance had total blackout and used light to tell a kind of story.

Paddy and Nico was an older lady dancing with a young man who was her dance teacher. They started out with some traditional waltz/ ballroom type moves, Simon Cowell tired of the slow pace buzzed his buzzer, then they went into a shockable and surprising routine that made Amanda Holden give them a well deserved golden buzzer.


Edward Pinder was a young boy who threw knives at his mum, and my eyes peeked through my hands and my heart was in my stomach, and my stomach was in my mouth! Yup very intense. Then he threw two at Simon Cowell, and as Amanda Holden put it, almost killed Simon Cowell.

Bolddog FMX Team were a team of a motocross type act. One of the members of the act described it (can’t remember exact words) but as acrobats on bikes. Once again my organs found themselves not in their normal positions. What they did with their motorbikes was stunning but nerve-wrecking.

Christian Spridon got the golden buzzer from David Walliams. Nothing more to say on this act.

Well hope you enjoyed my little round-up. Have you been enjoying Britain’s Got Talent? Do you have a favourite act? What are your thoughts on the above or other acts? Love to hear from you, so leave your comments.

Challenge: One Picture, One Thousand Words – Temporary break

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You may or may not have noticed I didn’t post at all last week, reason is I felt over past week or so like Kermit in this picture.

kermit ill

I’ve been unable to do much and have just been doing one or two things a day (like making my lunch) and watching tv and pinning things on my Pinterest account. I’ve been debating with myself whether to post this on my blog or not, but I’m not going to into details but just say I do have health issues meaning that for just now I’m taking a temporary break from the challenge as I’m not up to it just now. Also I’m suffering a bit of writers block. I will however do small posts on various things, hopefully at least one a week. I hope my followers out there are understanding on the fact I won’t be doing big posts or my challenge for just now. If anyone wants to join the challenge they are still free to do so. I will resume the challenge as soon as possible.

Some things I might post on to be able to still post regularly:
Bambi and Cinderella – things they get up to, say and do. Kids have an amazing talent for providing material to write about.
My dog- he does sometimes provide material to write about too.
Britains Got Talent – I love watching it as it is a variety show (though it is mainly dancing and singing, you do occasionally get a variety act that is very good, like last year there was a very funny teenage comedian). This year there is the bonus of a golden buzzer that each judge can press just once for an act they truly believe should be in the live semi-finals, and they no longer need to audition. So basically if a judge, or host presses the golden buzzer for your act, you’re in the live show. Two weeks of auditions and it has already been pressed twice.
Homemade products- I mentioned in this post that I would tell you about things I’ve tried from Pinterest and I’ve already tried a few and love them so far, but want to see if they pass the test of time and if it is just a novelty etc, so I will let you know of good ones.

Thanks for reading and hopefully understanding.

Challenge: One Picture, One Thousand Words Week 7

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Looking up at the calendar the new mum realised one month ago today, her little bundle of joy arrived. Fondly she recalled that day she had given birth to her child and remembered the weight of that tiny life being placed in her arms, both literally and figuratively. Giving the baby his first nappy change, taking his first photograph, giving him his first bath, taking him for his first walk in his pram and the list went on of his “first” that she had been there for and she loved every moment of being in his life.

The baby was now fast asleep in her arms, and though she treasured holding him whilst he slept, she knew it was better for them both if she placed him in his cot to sleep, so that they could both rest safely. Gently therefore she eased herself out of the chair, walked over to the cot and tenderly kissed him then placed him softly down on the fresh linen. From her mouth crept a happy sigh from watching her little one contentedly sleeping away in his cot.

Reluctantly she made her way back to her chair, before quietly collapsing into it, enjoying the relative freedom her action of putting her baby to bed had caused. Looking around the room she wondered how one small human could occupy so much of one home. From nappy stacks, to piles of clothes, to bundles of books and toys, to bottles and she gave up counting, for losing space and an organised home was worth it for that little boy. On that encouraging thought she became just like her son, content and asleep.

Challenge : Week 7

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Firstly to my loyal readers, though there is not many of you thank you for reading, unfortunately I lost track of time today and therefore haven’t done my challenge today. Wait! Before you unsubscribe I’m not abandoning my blog or this challenge, for this week only (hopefully just this once unless some other unforeseen circumstance happens again) I’ll be postponing the challenge until tomorrow so if you have been enjoying my narration for the challenge no need to worry it will be here tomorrow.

Actually on that topic has anyone been enjoying this challenge so far? Leave a comment if you wish.

Essential oils galore

I posted on 25/03/14 that we have begun using soap nuts and about using essential oils with them. To begin with I ordered lavender, tea tree and mandarin. The tea tree for it’s antibacterial qualities and the mandarin for scent and the lavender for having both. :). I like using the lavender as well for bed linen for its relaxing qualities.

However I want to have more scents to be able to rotate them and some other oils known for other properties, so I ordered more. Today they arrived 😀 so in addition to the above we now have:
Eucalyptus – for relaxing and decongestant for colds etc
Peppermint – for scent
Lemon – for removing grease etc and scent
Grapefruit – for removing grease etc and scent
Orange – for removing grease etc and scent
Palmarosa – for scent

I also ordered the above essential oils as I plan to start making my own cleaning supplies and some of the above like lemon, grapefruit, tea tree and lavender are all good for making your own cleaning products. If anyone has looked at my Pinterest account you may have noticed I have taken to pinning various DIY things. If I find one I really like because it works I’ll let you all know.

Do you make your own cleaning products? Do you use essential oils in your laundry? If so what are your favourite “recipes” and essential oils? Are you considering making your own cleaning supplies or using essential oils in laundry? I’d be happy to read your comments that you leave.