Thursday, 14 April 2016

Throwback Thursday

I was backing up photos on my laptop recently and came across a set that I'd forgotten I had. They were from one of my best friend's weddings and made me smile. This week's Throwback Thursday photo comes from that set:


You might recognize @eyeslifted. This was at her final dress fitting and was just the start of me relentlessly photographing her wedding. Was she a stunning bride, or what?

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Pinterest: What to Watch

I decided it was about time to make some pinboards for a couple of my new favourite shows, iZombie and Lucifer:

 

These shows also have two of the coolest theme songs. Check them out:

''Stop, I'm Already Dead'' by Deadboy & The Elephantmen: 


And, ''Being Evil Has a Price'' by Heavy Young Heathens:

Monday, 11 April 2016

Sunday, 10 April 2016

A Song for Sunday: Celtic Woman ft. Oonagh - Tír na nÓg

This video is absolutely magickal.


From the shores through the ancient mist,
You bear the mark of my elven kiss.
Clear the way, I will take you home
To eternal bliss.
(Lyrics via azlyrics.)

If you need me, I'll be dancing barefoot in the woods...

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Pinterest: Happily Ever After?

I am a Disney girl at heart. I love a feel-good faerie tale - but, damn, I love it when happily-ever-after goes bad too.

Which is why I felt the need to have two different Disney boards on Pinterest.

 

On My To-Watch List

Am I the only one who squealed like a little bitch when they saw this?



Damn. This needs to be out NOW.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Action Review: Power

Power is an action available from FreezeronMedia, available from envatomarket.

Time to run: 5 minutes
Version: CS4, CS5, CS6
Price: $4



I really love this effect. Packs a punch, don't you think? A few small problems, though...

It boasts '10 color looks' but there're hardly any variations between them and most of them aren't very nice.


You get a much better result if you alter the colours manually - which, let's face it, defeats the purpose of having a preset action.


Error messages pop up 8 times, which is inconvenient. If you're looking for the type of
action that you can run while you do other stuff, this isn't it.


Because of the pop-ups and color issues, I think it's a little over-priced. Halve it, and I think that would be fair.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

ASDA's Reply (Or, Sorry, Not Sorry.)

You may remember the complaint that I made about ASDA's customer service last week. Two days after they assured me I would have a reply, it finally arrived. Have a read and tell me if you think my complaint has been, in any way, resolved.

(Hint: I worked in customer service for a long time and dealt with thousands of complaints. I know when I'm being blown off.)


Well? Do you find this reply satisfactory? Do you think I should? 

Do you think I do?

If you're struggling, the answer is no. An emphatic hell no

You know why those colleagues thought they could get away with treating people like shit? 

Because they can. 

And thanks for including your number, Jackie. After reading my complaint, you must realize that I suffer from Anxiety and can't make such a confrontational call without making myself ill. Clever girl. 

I stand by my initial reaction. I will never shop at that joke of a store called ASDA again and I will actively discourage everyone I know from doing the same, in every way possible. 

Side Story: Jay and I went to Tesco to pick up a few things and found a really nice top. When we went to pay for our items, the cashier made a mistake. We stepped aside once we'd paid and checked out the receipt. Turns out, the guy charged us for the top twice. Hey, stuff happens. So we went to the customer service counter and let the woman there know what happened. She immediately apologized and arranged a refund. Then, she did something that made my jaw drop: she doubled the refund. We corrected her and she said, ''Oh, no. It was our mistake, so we're doubling it. Sorry for the trouble.'' 

Moral of the story? 

Don't shop at ASDA. Shop at Tesco instead

Throwback Thursday

This week's Throwback Thursday photo is from my high school open house.


D'aww. I miss my friends.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Sunday, 3 April 2016

A Song for Sunday: The Pretty Reckless - My Medicine

I woke up with this song stuck in my head and it just won't go.


Makes me wonder what the hell I was dreaming about!