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Day 2: 20 Facts about me

1) I am a 3rd year Drama and English Literature student,

2)I am the only student in my year currently doing this exact course.

3) I have a twin brother named Martin.

4)I used to have a pig obsession, I had over 100 cuddly toy pigs in my room and I stopped eating pork because of it

.5) I’m a fussy eater, basically the only meat I eat is chicken.

6) I love reading, particularly horror and romance (polar opposites, some may say.)

7) Im an Aries

8) I not religious as such up open to the idea of spirits

9)When I was a baby I was on the National Lottery

10)My favourite colour is baby blue.

11) I ate so many maltesers at Christmas when I was 10 I did not eat any for 5 years after.

12)I have a cat, her name is Ebony.

13) I’m scared of dogs.

14) My favourite novel is One Day by David Nicholls.

15) I work at Sports Direct, and yes, I hate it.

16) My favourite film is Dirty Dancing, although I hate the theatre version.

17) When I was younger I wanted to be a teacher

18) I try and be as spontaneous as I can be

19) My favourite time of year is Christmas, I don’t think I will ever not have Christmas spirit!

20) I love to act.

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Day 1: My Blog’s Name

I guess my blog’s name took a while to come about. At first I wanted a blog’s name about what predominately I wanted to write about. So I started listing off all the things that I would be writing about, books, films, quotes, moments in my life, random facts, things I notice on a day to day basis.

Looking back at the list I had wrote I started to come up with a way to put all these things together…without much success. Did I really want my blog to be called something along the lines of BooksMoviesGlimpsesofmylife etc, ect? No.

So instead I started thinking about what I wanted to achieve from my blog and what I wanted people to think when they read my entries. As simple as it sounds my main aim was to make people smile and brighten up someone’s day (even if it is for 5 minutes.)

So I thought of bright happy things and wanted a name that would stand out, shiny things stand out and make people happy.

So why not a shimmer of happiness as what I wanted people to feel when they saw my blog. It was then it was decided, and A Shimmer of Happiness came to be.

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Blog Challenge? Accepted.

As I am fairly new to this whole blogging thing a friend mentioned to me that one interesting way of getting used to blogging would be to complete a 30 day blog challenge. At first I questioned whether I would actually keep it up but I am determined so I thought why not?

So here is one I found and I will try and do it to the best of my ability. Here we go, Day One will start tomorrow…

30 day blogger challenge

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As the nights draw in, here come the films!

Hello there, this is my first blog so I thought I would start with a little something to tell you all what I am looking forward to seeing in the cinema in the next month or so, hope you enjoy it!

November, a month either loved or loathed by many. To some, all they see is cold, dark nights, where they are forced to stay in doors and a time to turn into somewhat of a recluse in their homes. For others November offers the excitement of Bonfire night, big cosy jumpers, warm fires and dare I say it? Yes the big C word (CHRISTMAS).

However to me November is not known for any of that. I love this time of year, why you ask? I see this time of year as the return of the big film franchises. They give us a film then make us wait a whooleee year until the next one comes out. Fair? I think not.

First to come is the long-anticipated first part of the final instalment of the Hunger Games trilogy: The Hunger Games: Mocking jay, which is out in the UK on the 20th of November. The Hunger Games are over and now it is time for Katniess tsave her nation and Peter. hungerganmes

If there is one thing movie producers are good at its making film fanatics wait for the next movie!

However the highlight for the next franchised film for me has to be The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies. The audience were left in suspense after Smaug escaped, who can forget of course “I AM FIRE, I AM DEATH”. Which personally for me is one of the most gripping cliff hangers that has been offered from a movie franchise in recent years. For those like myself, who have not read the novels, we have been left to wait a year to see what destruction will be caused.

Coming soon will be my reviews on these two films, so for now I’m out!