Vintage presents . . .

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Vintage Presents . . . Once again it is time for The Classic Car Boot Sale hosted by Vintage. On Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stratford you can see a marvellous selection of vintage fashion, accessories and home-wares on display in some of the most beautiful vehicles around. Alongside the beautiful beamers you will be able to enjoy munchies from some of London’s finest street food vendors.

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Last year was fabulous and with this years venue I am sure it will be bigger and better. Check out some of the pictures I took and get excited like I am for the shenanigans that will be happening this year.

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Event Info

Dates: 20th & 21st September

Time: 10am – 6pm

Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford (Next to the London Aquatics Centre & The Stadium)

Cost: £5 before 11am (£4 thereafter)

How to get there

Classic Car Boot Sale Map

Nearest Tube

 Stratford – Turn left out of the station and into Westfield Shopping Centre. In the centre go up one level and exit to ‘The Street’. Follow the signage for ‘Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’, then follow the signs for The Classic Car Boot Sale.

Stratford International Station is served by

Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Jubilee and Central line

National Rail services operated by Greater Anglia and c2c

Southeastern High Speed 1 services

London Overground services

19 minutes by tube from Oxford Circus to Stratford Station

44 minutes by cycle from Oxford Circus to Stratford Station

1 hour 31 minutes by bus from Oxford Circus to Stratford Station

2 hours 18 minutes to walk from Oxford Circus to Stratford Station

Other Ways

13 minutes to walk from Hackney Wick to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

3 minutes to cycle from Hackney Wick to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

If you need any other information on getting there please click HERE

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Bloggiesta Ole!

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I haven’t taken part in Bloggiesta (Ole!) for a while now so what a better time to get stuck in again! To begin I am posting my to do list here and will be checking off tasks as and when completed. Hopefully this time around I will be able to complete all of my tasks. My list isn’t actually that long but due to work in between I am a little bit sceptical!

Hmmm!

Right – time to get seriously positive!

  • Look up and comment on at least 30 new bloggers – starting with bloggiesta participants
  • Update Goodreads links to reviews on blog
  • Take part in at least 2 mini challenge posts
  • Add one thing or change one thing on blog sidebar
  • Take part in at least one Twitter Chat – hopefully Book Blogging Basics – any idea what time 11am eastern is in GMT?
  • Update pages on blog – edit/delete
  • Create blog follow list
  • Put together one ‘How To’ post – not sure what for yet!
  • Change all avatars across social media so matching
  • Organise posts for read-a-thon coming up in October :D – exciting!

Right about now I think that is more than enough for me to be getting on with. I am looking forward to a mini challenge or two! What are you looking forward to the most throughout the Bloggiesta weekend?

The Perfect Girl Body

The forever long search for the perfect girl body continues – but are there right and wrong ways to go about it? Of course! This blog post is a little out there for me but a recent instagram incident really pissed me off (sorry!) and I just had to put it out there.

With well over 8 MILLION hits for the search Anorexia circulating the internet, let alone over 16 MILLION  hits for the search ‘Anorexia Tips’ which include pages/blogs/sites giving tips on how to achieve Anorexia and get that ‘slim appearance you so want’  . It is absolutely ridiculous how the internet is so wide-spread that there is no protection for the younger and more impressionable generation against such ridiculous propaganda for such a tender subject. It is not down to the internet providers to protect the users however the regulators of such social networks like Facebook, Instagram and even WordPress to enable its users to promote such damaging behaviour is not only dangerous but contemptible.

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It is safe to say that Anorexia, Bulimia and many other mental disorders are widely misunderstood. I say this mainly from the reaction I received from posting a picture and commenting on instagram. Yes I will hold my hands up that my words in the caption were harsh (click on the image for the link!) – however I strongly stand by my comment as it is justified anger towards the amount of idiocy allowed with regards to such a tender subject and the provocation of anger that this stupid girl obviously does not realise this image insights.

Apparently heading towards’ The Perfect Girl Body’. . .

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If this person was seriously suffering from Anorexia would she be posting her body on a social networking platform. As you can see below the signs and symptoms of this sad illness indicate otherwise. And such signs and symptoms are not made up however carefully researched and published by the NHS. There are a lot of people out there ready to slate the NHS however they are there to help and with information like this out there for all to read think before you insult them!

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With such a serious subject like mental illness as a wide umbrella term for other such illnesses like Anorexia, Bulimia, Bipolar, Depression people should really take a step back and think responsibly if it is right to post such images with serious negative connotations for the general public to view. Especially as these days the target audience age group for social media platforms is getting younger and younger.

The comment I received on the photo that I copied and pasted is the reason for this post as the author suggested that I was likening Anorexia and the person posting to telling a person with Depression to cheer up.

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The next comment of which I am thankful for was from an individual who seems to understand that people who suffer from any such mental illness do not in fact want to publicise the fact that they are ill but instead they prefer to hide away from the public eye and be as private as possible. Check out the comment.

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This is exactly why Anorexia can be such dangerous illness with rapid weight loss, decrease of bodily functions due to malnutrition and even a spiral into deep depression – when this is private a sufferer is in danger of serious illness even death however this is not to say that posting your ‘illness’ on instagram for glorification of your stupidity and desire for attention and to be skinny should be allowed.

Following this post I received an email from Instagram stating that they were worried about ME! Check it out – you might have to click on the image to make it bigger! It is in all honesty the most ridiculous email that I have ever received and believe that the small amount of time they took to copy and paste that from their ‘self help’ section they should have sent it to the wannabe Anorexia girl in the picture.

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There are a couple of my close friends who probably do not agree with my posting of that picture on instagram and most likely never going to comment due to the uproar it might cause them personally for putting their real opinion out there but guys – FUCK IT. Think about the young ones that are growing up being influenced by idiots like that. It is truly sickening.

Now on a lighter note I feel that this song – well the chorus is appropriate!

There may be more added to this post with further research.

STAY TUNED!

#IMWAYR

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Once again as I finish night shifts and watch all of the Monday morning commuters make their way to work whilst wishing it was Friday afternoon once again I bring you my bookish moments of the previous week.

Reading

Still struggling but will get there eventually.

Next Up

Christmas, Party, Season, Winter, Books, Reading, Review, Fiction, Carole Matthews, Little Brown Book Group, Sphere, Blog A Book Etc

I cannot wait to get started with this one. The perfect winter warmer I hope!

Looking Forward to

Shopaholic, Shopaholic to the Stars, Sophie Kinsella, Books, Women's Fiction, Fiction, Chick Lit, Reading, Blog A Book Etc

I have read all of Sophie Kinsella’s previous books including her stand alone books.
I am über excited about this one.

What are you reading?