So, we’re at week 26 and my heartburn is beginning to irritate me, every meal and sometimes just drinkingÂ can set me off! I have tried to avoid spicy foods and carbonated drinks, but it doesnâ€™t seem to make any difference, I mean, even eating cereal leaves me in pain! I have a huge bottle of heartburn relief liquid that is kept
with me at all times.
Speaking of medication, I have started to moisturise everyday to try and avoid the stretch marks, Asda have their own brand of stretch mark oil which is loads cheaper than other brands that are on offer and leaves your skin feeling lovely and soft. I have even been using it on my hands now the winter is here!
When (like me) you get into your third trimester it is time you started to relax, although the nesting instinct kicks in and you want to clean everything! All I can say is, make sure you take heed and relax because swollen ankles and aching joints are not much fun when you are carrying the extra weight.
Quite why my mum didn’t think I’d be out getting hammered and tottering around town in ridiculous heels like 23 year olds do on a Friday night is beyond me, but at about half 7 last Friday good old Moma Harrison rang me to tell me I had to watch The Event.
To be honest, I was a little dubious about the show – considering the critics were calling it ‘the new Lost’ and I hated Lost – but I thought I’d give it a go anyway, after all, I only had a bottle of Merlot and the dog for company.
I’m kinda glad I did though, because I thought it was pretty ace. I’ve never been a fan of TV shows that bring in aliens (just like I thought walking and talking trees ruined Lord Of The Rings) because I hate not being able to actually believe in the plot of the storyâ€¦ because Jack Bauer is SO believable, obviously.
Did anyone else watch it? Have you got any ideas as to what on Earth could be going on yet? And does anyone else find it slightly annoying that we keep seeing the same bits over and over again?
Now that Paul was history (again) I could concentrate on getting my book back out and trying to repair the prospective relationship I threw away by giving the compete tosser a second chance.
Anyone who knows me is well aware that the types of men who interest me tend to have longish brown hair, be quite thin, dress like a rocker and either be covered in tattoos or spend their weekends living it up as racing driver. Somehow I’d met this guy (although he didn’t have any tattoos and was currently taking a break from racing) and threw it all away to go back down the ex route EVEN though I’d gone a little bit mental when he just went for a drink with his ex. I know, I know.
In fact, ‘thrown it away’ might be a bit of an exaggeration really, because I managed to do that within about half a hour of our first meeting. We’d been introduced by a mutual friend and had gotten to know each other over the phone, Facebook and MSN more than actual real-life (gotta love the kids of today) and we really got on.
I’d go as far as to say that I thought this guy was too good to be true. Turns out I was right. Whilst we bounced off each other so well when we weren’t face-to-face, meeting up was just a massive awkwardfest. First of all, he was texting pretty much all the time we were together, which I found massively insulting, and as I jested by saying “setting up your next date are you?” it turned out he found that massively insulting too. Oh dear.
Not only that, but when he did compliment me I (stupidly) responded with ‘I bet you say that to all the ladies’ due to my moronic disability to accept compliments from hot guys. Oh yes, I forgot to tell you about that bit, he was UNBELIEVABLY hot to look at, but unfortunately he couldn’t transfer his cyber-charisma into real-life.
After admitting that the ‘connection’ just wasn’t there we kind of drifted apart for a while, and when I shacked up with Mr Ignore-it-all and I was pretty sure it was curtains with this dreamboat. Now I find out he’s going to be in my area in a few days and I know I’m going to be bumping into him and I really donâ€™t know what to doâ€¦.
Since ringing him up after a bottle of wine and in floods of tears over Paul-gate and trying to understand what went wrong on our date I thought we’d finally gotten somewhere – we’ve been texting every so often and ‘liking’ things on each others Facebookâ€¦ but now it feels as though I’m the only one making any effort, and I’m REALLY not a fan of that (even though I think the world of him) it’s just too much like hard work.
I’ve scoured the ‘Sassy Guide’ and I just cant seem to find any pointers, so ladies, it’s up to you. Help!
It would seem that James Cameron can do no wrong at the moment and he has his executive hat on for new movie Sanctum, I think claustrophobics may want to give this one a miss.
The 3D action-thriller follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth.
When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea.
Master diver Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh) has explored the South Pacific’s Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank’s team–including 17-year-old son Josh (Rhys Wakefield) and financier Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd)–are forced to radically alter plans.
With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?
Take a look at the first trailer for the movie:
The release of Tron: Legacy is creeping ever closer and the movie looks set to be one of the most exciting and visually striking of the year.
Tron Legacy” is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen.
Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years.
Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.
Take a look at a new clip from the movie:
The Way Back sees Peter Weir return to the director’s chair as he brings together an impressive cast if Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Mark Strong and Saoirse Ronan to tell this remarkable story.
The Way Back is based on the story of the escape of soldiers from a Siberian gulag in 1940. It is based on several sources, most notably the Slavomir Rawicz book The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom.
The book is Rawiczâ€™s account of being captured by the Red Army in 1939 and his journey to freedom with other inmates.
When they escape a Siberian labor camp seven courageous multi-national prisoners discover the true meaning of friendship as their epic journey takes them across thousands of miles of hostile terrain en-route to India and their freedom.
Nicole Kidman is back later this year with her new movie Rabbit Hole, her first film since Nine last year, which sees her team up with Aaron Eckhart and they play Becca and Howie Corbett, a couple trying to mourn, but unsure how to do it.
They have retreated into politeness and private rituals, appearing more and more isolated in their upper middle-class home, which looks especially barren now that their young son is gone after a hit-and-run tragedy.
Unable to mourn but unready to re-enter daily life, Becca rebuffs her family, snapping at her more reckless sister and humiliating her mother (Dianne Wiest) every chance she gets.
She even turns her sharp tongue on the members of the support group which she and her husband attend.
As Howie makes genuine efforts to connect – including an overly earnest attempt with another mourning parent, played by Sandra Oh – Becca begins to pursue a course even she doesnâ€™t understand.
She starts to reach out to the boy who killed her son, a teenaged driver whose life was irrevocably changed by the incident.
Helen Mirren is everywhere at the moment with Red already released and The Tempest and Arthur on the horizon. Bht she is also set to star in The Debt.
Directed by John Madden the movie brings together an impressive cast of Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, Tom Wilkinson and Ciaran Hinds.
In 1965, three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal.
Now, thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in the Ukraine and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth.
Here is the trailer for the movie:
Since his career defining turn in No Country For Old Men, Javier Bardem, who won an Oscar for his performance, has become one of Hollywood’s most sought after actors.
And he is back with new movie Biutiful, which sees him team up with critically acclaimed filmmaker Alejandro GonzÃ¡lez IÃ±Ã¡rritu.
The director has brought us movies such as Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Babel but Biutiful is his first film since To Each His Own Cinema back in 2007.
Biutiful is the story of Uxbal. Devoted father. Tormented lover. Mystified son. Underground businessman. Friend of the disposed. Ghost seeker. Spiritual sensitive. A survivor at the invisible margins in today’s Barcelona.
Uxbal, sensing the danger of death, tries to reconcile with love and save his children, as he tries to save himself.
Uxbal’s story is simple: just one of the complex realities that we all live in today.
Take a look at the trailer for the movie:
On the eve of Christmas in northern Finland, an archeological dig unearths Santa Claus.
This particular Santa, however, isn’t the one you want coming to town. When most of the town’s children go missing, Pietari and his father, a local hunter named Rauno, come into possession of the mythological being.
Rauno’s clan of hunters attempt to cash in on the opportunity by selling Santa back to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig.
What ensues is nothing short of a wildly humorous nightmare – a fantastically bizzare polemic on modern day morality.
Take a look at the first trailer for the movie: