The Chase – Series Seven Auditions

This isn’t something i’ve necessarily been keeping a secret, but it is something that not everybody knows about.  Today I went to audition for the game show, The Chase.

For those of you not up on daytime TV (because you have a job or a life, for example), The Chase is an individual and team based general knowledge game show where you answer some questions in a set time, and every question you get right is worth £1000.  Then, the ‘Chaser’, a professional quizzer, comes in,  They offer you more money, but you get take a metaphorical step closer to them, or less money to take that step further away.  Next, you answer questions with three options in a race against the Chaser, where you try not to get questions wrong and therefore giving them chances to catch up.  If they don’t catch up to you, the money goes  into the communal pot and you get to play in the final round.  Each player in the team of four does this with varying degrees of success, until the final round, where you answer as many questions right between you to get as many steps as you can.  The Chaser than tries to catch up with you by answering questions too.  If they don’t, you win.

I went to Birmingham Mailbox for my audition.  There’s not much I can really disclose about it without giving away the questions to future auditionees (which I had to say I would not do!), but I can confirm I did not get through.  I think this was mostly down to giving a COMPLETELY inappropriate example of an Enid Blyton book, but our team did great in the example end chase, getting 27  steps.  In the recorded show, 20 is good!  A woman from my team got through, and the other seven of us didn’t.  One woman on my team had been on another show and was on the waiting list for Deal Or No Deal.  There’s a waiting list :O

It was a lovely sunny day, and I met a nice friend.  It would have been better if I had got through, but I didn’t.  But it was an experience.

Thankyou to @godlesssmeghead , if he hadn’t said he was auditioning, I would have missed out on the opportunity to try.




If Dr Martens Did Shops… Oh Wait, They Do!

Here’s some more photos from our trip to Birmingham, of the Dr Martens shop. Lovely shop, lovely staff.


Flower lining


Ribbon laces


Tie dye and happy




A bit too fake Nirvana for me...


Canvas Dockers


Lovely display going on here!


Ode To The Song ‘Turning Japanese’

On Thursday we went to Birmingham and had a mint day! We ate jelly at a different sushi bar Woktastic and both broke our own record of sushi bowls/plates eaten. I adored the noodle soup, it made me feel better (cos wasn’t feeling crap but didn’t want to let George down) and I used my chopsticks properly not like in the advert where she stabs them in the sushi (note from George – that’s UBER rude, it is symbolic of funeral incense!).



We went to the import sweet shop CyberCandy where we were spoilt for choice, it is a bit like being in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where do you go first? I got some ‘Fairy Eggs’ for myself, and some gum and a yo-yo for my lil sister Hannah, and George got some onion ring flavoured mints and a drink.


Yes. They are those.

George got really EXCITED in Paperchase at Selfridges, buying really pretty Great Britain map wrapping paper that she is transforming into a gorgeous journal, having images that relate to places on the map – an atlas George style.


I would have got some wallpaper but they seemed to have no shoe themed prints unfortunately, and the perfume one had a fake tan mark which made me grin! Part of me thinks it is slightly bigger than the one in Shrewsbury, but it just seemed like there was more paper.


My haul!

Next we went to Primark or Primarni as I like to call it (don’t we all…) and George showed me all these dresses that I instantly adored but didn’t want to try them on. Changing rooms are annoying, I swear down those mirrors make you look bigger than you are on purpose (just saying). I get paid next week, and i’m going to be running to my nearest Primark (note from George – they HAVE signed the agreement to raise worker’s welfare after the Bangladesh fire – Asda hasn’t) and getting them, they are perfect for this year’s classic sustainable Spring/Summer trend of print and bows and the odd bit of fringing. I don’t get fringing and never will. End of.

Before we went on the tram to Birmingham though, we went to Costa and no we didn’t fall asleep like last time! George kindly got me a grown up Slush Puppy that I later named mosquito blood because of George showing me all the mosquitos bite scars on her arm (note from George – random conversation, not as bad as it sounds! I’m allergic to them!).

I regret not being up for the Rag Market but i know going there when a tad bit skint is like watching your favourite House episode on DVD, then finding out it’s scratched and keeps skipping, so you miss all the mint one liners – NOT GOOD!


It always rains in Brum

Any suggestions for our next outing?

Lucy xx


So, we’ve finally revamped the blog!

After a two – month hiatus (which we’re both very sorry for, by the way!), we’re back up and running full time, with our reviews, life blogging, moaning and everything we were really good at before!

You will notice we have a completely different theme.  This is because we wanted something a bit more personal.  We have chosen a background that fits us – the one you see today is a picture of the great city of Birmingham at night, from he rear exit of the old New Street.  This was taken before the revamp, which we shall probably be blogging later this week as we’re going on a trip!  This background we hope to regularly change with new updates, always trying to use our own photo work.

We hope all of you that have stayed with us for the past year and a bit will continue to pop in and see what we have done, found, seen and reviewed this week, and of course, we will always endeavour to include a mighty dose of fashion!