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Hunger Games Propaganda

Me obsessed with Hunger Games?

Not one bit… Ok, a little bit, but who can blame me?

I like propaganda posters from the 40s, so I adore this compilation:

All images: CollegeHumor

Pig Heads in Milton or why I’m RA Blue…

I’ve been feeling a bit “whatever” about being an RA fan in recent days…

Before I get bombarded, let me explain why.

I was hoping that by this time SOMETHING, ANYTHING Armitage had done during the Christmas break would have popped up by now.

Here’s Easter around the corner and there’s just nothing.

Excuse me,but how many Christian holidays are we expected to wait for something juicy?

So, I’ve decided to do as RA did during the Peter Jackson Vlog 6

Courtesy of Richard Armitage Alter Ego, I’ve mentioned this page before, its super funny!

I’m just going to turn around, Mr. A and I’m going to write a post on…

The pig heads parked in front of the Hale residence in Milton!

So, pig heads in a cart on a busy Victorian street in Milton is the topic of my post!

This is what I feel I have been reduced to!

Please feel free to ignore the centre of the picture and turn your focus on the right hand side.

Ever since I watched North and South for the first time, I have been playing a game of “spot the pig heads”.

They seem to be parked there  in quite a few scenes.

 It is unclear whether they are there because the local butchers conducts his business on the opposite side of the Hale house, or whether this is indeed the same batch all through the episodes, that has been abandoned or going through some strange Victorian meat pickling process.

I’m no meat specialist, if fact I’m a vegetarian, but I doubt the Milton smog would really smoke them to a satisfactory level.

My guess is the BBC prop department found them and stuck them in the shot for authenticity, hoping to get their moneys worth.

Maybe we would be able to find these in Pride and Prejudice or Doctor Who?

The proximity of the pig heads to the coffin has me a little nervous, but perhaps it’s a Milton thing…

I’m afraid to research online what a Victorian lady would do with a pig head, what fine dishes she would prepare.

I’m sure it was yummy…

No Mercy Michaels!


I have just completed 6 days of Jillian Michaels Body Revolution.

Tomorrow marks my “Sunday”, meaning my day of rest.

I’m feeling really good, so I’m thinking on doing something tomorrow, like Jillian’s Kickbox Cardio.

This may very well be the absolute worst idea I have ever had…

I have done all of the workouts twice.

I really enjoy workout 1, minus the push ups, but it’s better than it was (I’m beating my personal record of 3).

I like workout 2 even more.

Cardio 1– not so much.

I mentioned the limitations with this one: jumping on a hard wood floor and Jillian really kicking your butt. I am modifying some of the moves (please, don’t tell JM) so I’m still jumping up and down, but not pounding on the floor hard.

Any chance cardio 2 will be better?

Don’t think so…

Anyway, I have another week of the same routine, then I will move on to workout 3 and 4.

I’m not following the food plan.

First of all, I don’t eat meat whereas Jillian stated you can eat food “that has a mother or grows in the ground”.

Secondly, the food plan is prepared for the American market and many of the products aren’t available in Europe.

I try to stick to a sensible diet, as I have for the past 3 months.

I will continue to keep you posted 🙂

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