Friday, 15 July 2011

Follow Friday #2 and Torchwood Returns! :D

Happy Friday Everyone :) This is in fact a very happy friday for me- despite the fact I feel like death warmed up today- one of the day to day joys of living with ME- because I'm going to see the final Harry Potter tonight and am insanely excited :D Harry Potter has been such a big presence throughout my childhood, I remember looking forward to several of the books coming out, persuading my mum to let me go to buy them at midnight, being told off at school for reading them under the table, going to see each movie, hoping when I was 11 that I'd get a Hogwarts letter through the post... it feels honestly like an end of an era, so sad in a way but still exciting :D

But on to Follow Friday... a book blog hop hosted by parajunkee @           .

Q. What do you do when you're not reading?

This is a difficult question for me and makes me feel quite sad as there is so so much I would like to be doing with my time but can't because I'm so limited as to what I can do on a day to a basis because of  ME. But I don't want to be negative- I'm not a negative person, honestly I'm not, I'm usually uber positive. So if I can rephrase the question to ' what do I do when I get a window of time 'feeling well' -and I'm not reading'... I spend far too much time on facebook and on ayme- a forum for young people with ME, I love reading blogs, journelling, listening to music, writing to pen friends, texting, watching tv shows... my favourites are gossip girl, vampire diaries,  the apprentice, waterloo road, glee- yep I'm a gleek :P- doctor who, torchwood and Eastenders, going to see theatre, I'll watch anything but I especially enjoy musicals, doing crafty things...knitting, sewing, cross stitching, jewellery making, card making, scrapbooking the list goes on... taking lots of random photographs, people watching in cafe's, going to the library, spending time with my friends and family and lots of  talking, I talk far too much, I'm always told I could talk for England and I love controversial ethical/philosophical discussions a little too much!


I am absolutely in love with Doctor Who, but when it's not around, the next best thing is of course Torchwood. I've been looking forward to it coming back for a long time, although admittedly I've been a little skeptical about whether it can possibly be as good after the death of certain characters and the tragic death of one character in particular, I'm sure every torchwood fan knows who I mean- I can't mention him by name or I'll probably start crying, it was my all time saddest tv death (sob).

However I am pleased to say I loved last nights episode, Miracle Day, the show certainly came back with a bang and I really enjoyed it. There was plenty of action, it was very fast paced- which did fry my brain a little but I kept up with the help of my brother explaining things- there were some great new characters which I'm looking forward to seeing lots more of in the future and I think could come to love. I thought Gwen was fab, yes she's got her -adorable- baby now, but she's the same old Gwen at heart, I loved her shooting with one hand, holding the baby in the other. I was kind of surprised Captain Jack, got over the children of earth events so quickly.. unless he didn't of course, we shall see in future episodes. I liked the concept of the episode, at first i thought no more death would be pretty good until I realised how quickly there would be a crisis with millions of extra mouths to feed in a matter of days. It provides of scope for ethcial questions in future episodes which is always a good thing in my opinion but I'm sure there will still be plenty of action for people who prefer that. Overall I'm already hooked and can't wait to watch the rest of the series :D

Sorry to any book bloggers who just want to read about books- this blog is becoming quite a melting pot of all sorts, I even have some beauty posts planned :P But there are also plenty of book posts coming up so don't worry- they will always be my number one passion.

Heather xxxx


AgnesPink said...

Hello lovely blog!
Check out My Follow Friday

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. What is ME?
My Hop

Heather said...

@ Agnes: thanks :) I like yours too :)

@Alison: it's a neurological illness/disability I have that causes lots of symptoms:extreme fatigue, headaches, muscle pain, dizziness, nausea... the list goes on and on actually :P but I'm nowhere near as severely affected as some of my friends who have it so I shouldn't moan really!