All posts tagged: The X-Factor

Why you will never see me at Glastonbury

Ok, so I’m just going to say it. You may think less of me, you may feel sorry for me or think I am missing out, and some of you may even want to try to make me change my mind but it will not make any difference at all. There is absolutely nothing that anyone can say, or do, that will EVER make me want to go to Glastonbury. Or any outdoor festival, live gig, or concert again. There, I’ve said it. It is not that I don’t enjoy live music, of course I do when it is in the comfort of my own home or perhaps a swanky hotel bar.  Just not enough to want to stand in a muddy field, knee-deep in discarded burger wrappers, while a man relieves himself in an empty water bottle beside me because the queue for the portaloo is 3-miles long. I just don’t get it. For one, I do not like to queue for more than 10/15 minutes at most.  After this time, I become decidedly …

Downton Downtime

A few weeks ago the Greek God(zilla) was away on a work trip for a few days.  Obviously I missed him terribly and all that, but on the bright side these little breaks do provide me an excellent opportunity to watch all of my favourite TV shows in peace. Those being The Good Wife, Downton Abbey, True Blood, Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries (don’t judge!), Masterchef, Smash, Made in Chelsea (guilty pleasure), Eastenders, The Newsroom, Location Location Location, Sherlock, Dallas, The Apprentice and sometimes (always) The X-Factor. Now, all of these bar Eastenders, Masterchef, Dallas and Sherlock are what the Greek God(zilla) would call trash TV and I have to series link them and watch them in ‘my own time’, which as we all know is NEVER.  On those rare occassions when I find myself with an hour or so to sit in front of the TV, alone, and am thus not required to feign interest in the golf/cricket/Peppa Pig, I prefer to flick over to the planner and watch one of ‘my’ shows. But this summer has …