Friday, 20 February 2015

Diggerland for Valentines

My boyfriend and myself went to Diggerland for Valentine's day (we're an unconventional couple ;)). Travelling from Canterbury it took us four trains and a taxi to get there, taking nearly four hours!
When we got there, we were greeted by a young lady in the gift shop. My boyfriend gave me a look that said, "Maybe we're too old for this?". We went outside to the rides and decided to go on the mini games first. I won the knock down pins games, using a mini bulldozer to knock down as many pins as you can but the boyfriend won the grabbing ducks game.

After these we decided to check out the larger diggers, one of rides was to dig a hole (I won) and the other was to drive one around swampy grounds... this was more difficult than expected!
We took a trip on the digger carousel type ride, which went in a circle forwards and backwards. I felt quite sick after.

Leaving Diggerland at the closing time, went to get some lunch at the Medway Leisure Park. We managed to get lost on the way by taking the wrong road and walking for nearly an hour.
Then, we walked back to the station and got lost again!

Hope you all had a good Valentine's day too,

His Dark Materials

Sorry for the lack of blogs, I've been extremely busy with university work!

One of the books I had to read on my course was The Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. Classified as YA books, these books actually have some adult and dark undertones. The series are based on Paradise Lost by John Milton and when reading them you can see why. Pullman discusses religion intertwined with the fantasy plot and brings up some interesting points An example would be daemons and what are they? Are they souls? And how the government is run by the church.

I loved the last book in the trilogy, The Amber Spyglass. I thought Will's story worked really well with Lyra's and *spoiler* I was smiling at the romance towards the end of the book.

Generally, I thought these books were easy to read and very entertaining. They are well written and the plot makes you want to keep reading. (I read the second book in the trilogy within three days!)

I would definitely recommend you read them! And I'm going to pick up some more books by Pullman :)

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Sorry but I do not like Lord of the Rings...

The first LOTR book is at home, sorry
Okay so let me explain before you all hate me. I had to read The Hobbit and watch at least one Lord of the Rings movies for university. The Hobbit I didn't mind so much, having seen the first and second movies before so I knew the storyline roughly. But why did the eagles always save them?
However (!)
LOTR movies was okay to watch but I do not like the books, sorry all those hardcore LOTR's fans. I wanted to like it, really I did! The started the first book thinking... usually the books are better than the movies so I might enjoy it. I did finish it but I really couldn't tell you all of the story plots. I am now forcing myself to read the second book, reading one chapter a day in order to digest it properly.

Wish me luck...