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From Blogsville to Twitsville

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So I was right! and probably for the first time too. I was diagnosed with acid reflux at the doctors today and they have put me on tablets for six weeks and to be reviewed again in 8. The doc said that I may not necessarily be on them forever but some people are. I’m just hoping that’s not the case with me so fingers crossed.

Anyway my reason for posting today is to tell you that I have made a twitter account to go with my blog. I’ll be tweeting each time I put something new up on here and sharing my favourite posts from others’ blogs that I follow as well as general musings and meaningless waffle (well that is what twitter is made for). I’ll also be searching for fellow bloggers twitter accounts to follow.

You can find me on twitter by searching @SherylsBlog I’ll do my best to follow back and tweet updates regularly.

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Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

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Being a big cat lover I was excited to hear about a new business idea by Lauren Pears. She plans to open a cat cafe in London. I had never heard of such a thing before, but apparently it’s very popular in Japan. Basically it’s a place you can go for tea and cakes and a chance to interact with lovely felines while you’re there. This is a great idea for anyone who can’t keep cats for themselves because landlords won’t allow it. This particularly appeals to me as I can’t risk getting a cat before I move to a flat in fear of this exact reason. I would love nothing more than to be able to devote my spare time to my favourite animal.

As an animal lover I’m constantly worrying about the welfare of animals within the environment of various collections. But I have no concern whatsoever about the welfare of the cats in the care of this establishment. Lauren insists that the welfare of the cats is of up most importance and I can imagine that the animals will absolutely love all the attention from visitors to the cafe once it is up and running. The business will also offer customers the chance to adopt a cat which will help with the running costs of their care.

Lauren is currently working towards raising money to make her dream a reality. She has already received a lot of press which has so far helped raise over £13,000. This is where you can help! If you would like to donate to ‘Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium’ then just click on the link which will take you to Lauren’s indiegogo page. If you are strapped for cash but still want to help then spread the word… re-blog my post or write your own, advertise it on your social networking sites and go share some love by liking and leaving messages of support on the facebook and twitter pages. In the mean time take a look at the video which explains everything.

The New Boy in Waterloo Road

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The Barry Family

The delightful Carl Au made his debut in Waterloo Road last night as the character Barry Barry (so good they named him twice). His arrival along with the rest of the Barry family caused quite a stir. He caused so many problems on his first day at school, I’m surprised he wasn’t expelled already. The part that Carl plays is quite different from his previous roles in hit West End show ‘Jersey Boys’  playing Joe Pesci and Understudy Frankie Valli. Having met Carl on many occasions I can honestly say that he’s nothing like his character, in fact he’s one of the nicest people you could meet.

Barry Barry

Last night Carl received many tweets of encouragement and support from Waterloo Road viewers and was taken by surprise when Barry Barry became a trending topic on twitter. We haven’t seen the last of him yet and I look forward to seeing more of him and his ballsy attitude.

Me & Carl

 

A Super Disappointment

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I’ve expressed my disappointment on twitter but now I’m going to express it here. I watched in horror as one talented individual was humiliated live on stage by Andrew Lloyd Webber on ITV1’s ‘Superstar’. Throughout the series Webber showed a clear dislike of  23-year-old rock singer Nathan James while auditioning for the role of Jesus for the ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ arena tour. Nathan delivered a fantastic performance each night and took on board the comments that the judges gave afterwards. But no matter how much he adapted his performances to suit the judges previous comments, it wasn’t good enough.

His rendition of ‘Sweet child of mine’ by Guns ‘n’ Roses was mind-blowing yet he was accused of coming across as big-headed. Nathan regularly updates his followers on twitter and would urge them to get voting when he needed it. If anything, in my opinion he came across as insecure and was being misinterpreted by many people. He was fully aware that he wasn’t to everyone’s taste but people were confusing his efforts with being egotistic.

Last night Webber made a personal attack on Nathan regarding a picture that he re-tweeted. The picture in question was a drawing of Nathan wearing a crown of thorns created by a fan (which I must add was very good). Webber proceeded to say quite angrily “Why do you tweet this nonsense?”. Nathan was speechless and looked as though he was going to burst into tears.

In my opinion Andrew Lloyd Webber wasn’t liking the fact that Nathan was winning over more supporters with his talent because he had a clear favourite. Despite Roger Wright’s (former West End Lion King star) average vocal performances, Andrew praised him time and time again. When Nathan ended up in the bottom two with no other than Roger, there was an up-raw. Webber was accused of swaying the public votes and caused the people to think that the show was fixed. Fans had experienced trouble trying to vote for Nathan as lines were apparently busy. Nathan put %110 into the sing-off. He really acted the song whereas Roger had the same expression on his face throughout. Acting ability is also meant to be judged in the show but in this case it was clearly ignored. There was no guessing as to who Webber was going to put through even though Nathan gave the better performance out of the two.

I’d like to say that it was unprofessional of Webber to use personal criticism in such an aggressive manner on live television. Twitter has nothing to do with someones singing ability and if they were really that bothered about Nathan’s tweets they should have had a private word with him away from the cameras. It was embarrassing and uncomfortable to watch but Nathan held it together and made a dignified exit from the show. We certainly won’t be hearing the last of him and I look forward to hearing of his new ventures. On the other hand I won’t be tuning into the last two shows purely because I’m not the slightest bit interested in the final line-up and don’t think any of them would suit the role of Jesus.

 

To Pinterest or not to Pinterest

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It all began with MySpace back in the day, it was fun, it was exciting, and then it changed, went downhill and everyone lost interest. It currently has an incredible amount of abandoned profiles, in fact I recently deleted two accounts because I hadn’t been on there for 3 years after trying to unsuccessfully revive my interest for the network. Then there was Facebook and we all hailed the genius that is Mark Zuckerberg. It was great, people were finding long-lost friends and family and all was good in the world of social networking. But as the years pass the novelty is wearing off… I mean who wants to know if someone has just eaten Perry Perry chicken for dinner or just popped to the shops for some sugar!  Then you get a friend request from someone you hardly knew at school who made your life a living hell while you were there. Facebook is a bizarre place. It was the last straw for me when they made the last lot of changes, I really don’t see why it’s so necessary to keep making all these changes… if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.

Then along came twitter… a place where you send out short paragraphs on a regular basis read by strangers with the meaningless drivel that you usually put in a Facebook status. So now even more people can read what you’re having for dinner or what time you’re going to bed. Twitter was recently trending R.I.P Facebook to which tweeters were concerned that all the idiots from facebook would convert to twitter. But I’m sure they were there already.

Now we have a new social networking site (as if we haven’t got enough already) in the format of an on-line pin board called Pinterest. From what I can gather the whole idea is that you post pictures that you find on-line that takes your interest to share with others who then comment on them. I heard on the news the other day that there may be an issue of copyright involved with using the pictures on google etc which is completely understandable. Posting Images that you haven’t obtained permission to use is something that Facebook has tried to deter in the past although people still do it. I personally think that Pinterest is a nice idea but it’s completely pointless. Isn’t that what we already do in blogs or reposting pictures on Facebook and twitter? It just looks like someone else is trying to cash in on a new site in hope that they could have the same success Mark Zuckerberg had. I may possibly pass on this one.