Sunday 11 December 2016

Saara Aalto on The X Factor - from the auditions to the finals (videos)

Saara Aalto makes Nicole want to twerk! | Auditions Week 1 | The X Factor UK 2016

Will Saara Aalto wow with On The Radio? | Boot Camp | The X Factor UK 2016

Saara Aalto fights for her Chair with I See Fire | Six Chair Challenge | The X Factor UK 2016

I couldn't find a video for Je Suis Malade (as seen on The X Factor), but this was where she was sent home, and then brought back as a Wild Card..

Saara Aalto covers Abba’s The Winner Takes it All | Judges’ Houses | The X Factor 2016

Saara proves her Snow Fairy credentials with Let it Go! | Live Shows Week 1 | The X Factor UK 2016

The X Factor UK 2016 Live Shows Week 1 Results Saara Aalto Sing-Off Full Clip S13E14

Saara Aalto belts out River Deep, Mountain High | Live Shows Week 2 | The X Factor UK 2016

Saara fights for her place with Leona Lewis' Run | Results Show | The X Factor UK 2016

Saara Aalto belts out Bjork’s Oh So Quiet | | Live Shows Week 3 | The X Factor UK 2016

Saara Aalto goes Gaga with Bad Romance | Live Shows Week 4 | The X Factor UK 2016

Saara rocks out to Girls Aloud’s Sound of The Underground | Live Shows Week 5 | The X Factor UK 2016

Saara Aalto fights for her place in the sing-off! | Results Show | The X Factor UK 2016

Saara Aalto does Donna Summer for Disco Week! | Live Shows Week 6 | The X Factor UK 2016

Saara Aalto gets pulses racing with My Heart Will go on | Live Shows Week 7 | The X Factor UK 2016

Saara Aalto goes Abba with Winner Takes it All! | Live Shows Week 8 | The X Factor UK 2016

Saara Aalto is on cloud 9 with a diva medley | Live Shows Week 8 | The X Factor UK 2016

Saara gets into the Christmas spirit with Mariah Carey cover | Semi-Final | The X Factor UK 2016

Saara Aalto lights up the stage with Sia’s Chandelier | Semi-Final | The X Factor UK 2016

FINALS - Saturday:

She’s Queen of the night! Saara rules with Tears For Fears | Finals | The X Factor UK 2016

Magnifico! Saara and Adam Lambert team up for Bohemian Rhapsody! | Finals | The X Factor UK 2016

I love Queen, I love Adam Lambert, and I love Saara Aalto - this was FANTASTIC!!!

Saara will be in the "final final", today.. It's very much looking like she'll win The X Factor, but no matter what happens, she's already a Star =)

Friday 9 December 2016

When you're angry, but you love cake =D (dog video)

I have watched this over and over again, and I'm still in hysterical giggles =D So funny!

(If you can't see the video, here's the link to it)

SuperValu Christmas vouchers for millionaires only

Quoting the full text below;

SuperValu Ireland - are you feckin' joking me? I'm a single household with no regular income, yet I am a regular customer in SuperValu Dunshaughlin, so I have earned my vouchers just as any other customer. But do you seriously expect me to have €110 or €130 to spend in one go, and just before Christmas, too?!?
Or, is it your plan to deliberately make the amount so big, that people can't afford to spend it, and therefore, won't be using the money-off vouchers? 
That's a disgusting way of treating your regular customers. 
The amount seems to be hiking up as well.. First, it was some money off when you spend €70 or €90.. Then, a little bit more money off when you spend €100, and now a bit more off again, if you spend €110 or €130.. 
Why not even divide the amounts on two vouchers (for the same week)? I'm sure, more people could afford to spend €55 in one go, to get €7.50 off. But of course, then, more customers would actually get to use the vouchers, and maybe you don't want that..? 
If Lidl Ireland sold the correct brand of cat food, I would start doing all my shopping in Ashbourne. (Note to LIDL - my cats love Felix As Good As It Looks, Vegetable Selection In Jelly...) 
#ripoff #Ireland #supervalu #voucher #Christmas #shopping #upset #lidl 
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Monday 5 December 2016

Getting all Christmassy

I have my little Christmas tree..

I've been getting Christmas parcels.. =)


The weather has been sort of wintery..

I have four advent calendars..

Smoked salmon sambos.. Yummy roast chicken..

 More of the same gorgeous chicken.. Avocado sambos..

Tuesday 22 November 2016

IKEA lights for kitchen

I had a set of IKEA Ledberg (white) lights, loitering on the coffee table..

But now they have finally found their place - I put them up in the previously dark corner of the kitchen, and I'm really happy with them!

While at it, I also cleared some counter space in the "coffee corner".. As you can see, there's not much counter space, in general.. (That's me as a window reflection - hello!)

Lots of light, even when the ceiling light is off =)

Here's one taken from the stairs.. Funny light stripes.. Oh, and see Cara, at the food bowl ♥

Thursday 17 November 2016

I got a parcel - again =)

Parcel πŸ’ž #moomins

Moomin mugs.. ♥

Parcel πŸ’ž

Grey top, socks, and a book..

Parcel πŸ’ž

Rye bread and chocolate..

Parcel πŸ’ž

Advent calendar, Christmas magazine, and a poster (rolled)..

Parcel πŸ’ž #Taika

More Taika dishes.. ♥

Parcel πŸ’ž

Oven mitts, towels, pouch, and a candle glass..

I'm not really into putting up any Christmas decorations in November, but it's a cat picture... 😁

It's only mid-November, and I'm not usually into putting up Christmas decorations this early, but the poster is a cat picture, so.. =D

Finnish rye bread with tuna, mayo and scallions πŸ˜ƒ

Finnish rye bread with tuna, mayo, and scallions..

Cheapo Irish #coffee > instant coffee and #whiskey πŸ˜€ #moomins

I meant to go shopping today, but didn't have the energy.. I'm really low on milk, so instead of tea, I decided to have a cheapo Irish coffee - instant coffee & whiskey =D (In one of the new Moomin mugs..)

The first signs of Christmas...... 😱

I have some tealights on, and I'll be browsing the Christmas magazine, after tonight's MasterChef Australia..

Finally, something I'd like to study - just in the wrong country

Homer Simpson philosophy offered at University of Glasgow 

Sunday 13 November 2016

Lovely birthday party, yesterday

I was at my friend's son's birthday party, yesterday - he's 2.

M (my friend) made this lovely tractor cake, and I helped by melting and mixing the chocolate and butter =D It looked awesome, and it was really tasty as well.

There were lots of family and friends - some I had met before, some I met for the first time. It was a really enjoyable day and evening.

I had driven the route from my place to their place a number of times. It's a really straight route, on the map, but mostly typical Irish country roads, so anything but straight when you're actually driving..

However, I had never actually taken the same route home as I'd always continued to Bray (via Naas, Blessington, and Wicklow Mountains), spent the evening there, and taken the M50 home, later.

Soooo.. It was a really good idea to take that route for the first time, in the dark.. =D

Going there, I've always had Google directions on the phone, just in case.. But it wasn't connecting, yesterday. Still, I had no trouble remembering the route, I was just a bit concerned about coming home, later, if it wouldn't connect again.

I left for home at 10:40pm, and to my relief, Google directions did connect.. I was doing fine, all the way to Kilcock, but then the directions took me through Kilcock - driving the other way, the route sort of goes around Kilcock..

I'd only ever driven through Kilcock once, in daylight, going the opposite direction, and at the time, without Google - I was taking M home, and she was giving me the directions. So, this time, I was relying on Google, not seeing the screen as I've no phone holder, just listening to the voice instructions.

After one turn, there was nothing, but that's how Google directions rolls. If you're on the correct road, and there are no turns, there's just nothing until you have to turn again.

I started wondering if there was something wrong as I felt like I'd been driving a while, and the road was way too good, and I felt that I should have made a left turn already, like, ages ago..

And, tada, I found myself in Maynooth!


When I was waiting at red lights, I had a chance to quickly check out the phone screen, and the route had gone grey, and Google was rerouting.. Well, thanks for that, Google..

I turned back, and stopped at the outskirts of Kilcock, to reset Google directions.. But then I sort of did a couple of extra loops around Kilcock as Google was giving me arseways directions, and Kilcock also has arseways road markings (seriously, go there in the dark, and figure it out..).

Eventually, I was on the correct route again, and the rest of it was familiar.

The last part of it (until reaching the bigger roads before Dunshaughlin) was very foggy, too, but at least at that point, I knew where I was going! =D

It took me an hour to drive home! (It only takes about 40 minutes to drive there..)

Anyway, totally worth it =)

I'm in love with their youngest kitty.. ♥