Category Archives: Twilight

Summer Days and the Twilight Saga.

Music of the day: Corinne Bailey Rae- summer gorgeousness.

Discovery of the day: you can’t go abroad in the summer for less than £300 per person.

Person of the day: John Terry- leave him alone Fabio- at least we understand what he’s talking about, go learn some English!

Actually feels like summer today- quite right too- it is the second official day of summer.

Amazing how little things can perk me up: I finally got round to washing my bedding today (after a few months of pre-washing preparation, contemplation and good quality procrastination) and I actually feel quite pleased with myself!

Mood has been so much better over the last 6 months- I really really hope it’s due to the new drug I’m on- Lamotrigine. It has been hailed as a bit of a wonder drug for Bipolar II. But I’m also thinking improvements could be due to getting the dog (more walking and general fun), working little and often at the railway station (giving me a daily routine) and continuing with the piano lessons. I must learn to be grateful for these “normal” mood days, rather than worrying and obsessing over trivial little things. No matter what the mood, there’s always a problem. But I swear I haven’t been this stable for such a long period of time in probably 12 years. Please, please let this be the end of emotional rollercoastering.

Finished “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” today, spin-off from the Twilight Saga: Eclipse. It was good and worth a read. Bree is one of the newborn vampires created to destroy the Cullens, and the story tells of the campaign to kill Bella from her point of view, and the relationships between the new vampires. The links to Eclipse are cleverly and seamlessly woven, but my main problem with the book is that nothing is said of Bree’s memories of past friends/ loved ones. Seeing as Bella is so concerned about Charlie, her Mom and Jacob once she has been transformed into a vampire (Breaking Dawn), I find this lack of emotional involvement in Bree’s past to be unbelievable and to the detriment of her character. But it’s enjoyable anyway with some beautiful moments: Bree and Diego emerging from the cave and standing on the rocks, resplendent in the sunlight, skin glistening. The fate of Diego was also a surprise to me (usually I’m pretty good at predicting plots), and that for me was a positive note.
Overall a great teaser and warm up to the realease of the movie Eclipse in two weeks time- can’t wait.

Good luck tomorrow England!!

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Edward, Jedward and newsy-things.

Place: Cafe Car Marzanos (writing in diary, typing up later)

Time: 11am-ish

So excited, I’ve been buying Christmas presents in The Forum. The Norfolk Wildlife Photographer is here, with prints, calendars and coasters, which I’ve bought for Nanna and Dad. Also bought some lovely Christmas cards in Jarrolds.

It smells gorgeous in here. There is a lady with a stall selling orange and cinnamon- spiced goods, it’s so Christmassy. There are lots of kids here too, and I think I might be getting a bit broody- gulp! I must be feeling well at the moment, as I know in the midst of a depressive episode, there is no way I’d even consider it.

This morning’s news, as broadcasted by GMTV, stirred up a mixture of emotions: fear for my future with the poor care provided in British care homes; disgust at the fact that Tiger Wood’s affairs are making headline news, and anger that the media believe grandparents should be financially rewarded for looking after their grandchildren whilst their parents are at work.

Two things struck me here: the lack of support for the elderly, and the generosity they display in looking after their grandchildren. Surely a much better way of thanking them for their time, would be to improve care homes rather than giving each a financial reward. Sometimes this country seems a bit backwards to me. When I get old I want to feel happy to be going to a care home where I know I can peacefully retire to a clean, friendly, social and fun care home, with lots of activities and good medical care. Sod it, why not throw in a swimming pool, jacuzzi and masseur as well!

Moving onto more trivial news- has anybody else noticed the resemblance between The Twilight Saga’s Robert Pattinson (in full make up as Edward Cullen) and Jedward? Perhaps I have uncovered the secret to their (unlikely) success and the British teenage, female population’s hysteria? The terrible twosome display pale complexions with gravity-defying hair- just as Edward does in the films. Of course teenage girls could easily be deceived and transfer ther adulation from the incredibly popular Twilight vampire to the ungainly twins. Of course Mr Pattinson should indeed be thankful that the spotlight has been taken off him for a while. He is particularly fond of shying away from the media spotlight and acts as if he had no idea why his fans are so persistent and what they want from him. Surely he can’t be so modest or unintelligent. I am certainly not immune to his charms-particularly his musical ability, but he made the decision to be a part of the film industry, he knew the possible risks, he needs to be a man and take responsibility for his decision, rather than shun his fans.