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Twilight Movie Review Description and Analysis by Fans of the Books!

December 27, 2008

After becoming embarrassingly obsessed with Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series I was almost hesitant to see the new movie of the film as I feared it wouldn’t live up to my high expectations. I’m sure some of you also felt the same way, as Twilight has become so important to so many people around the world. Read more

An Offer You Can’t Refuse by Jill Mansell

December 22, 2008

Lola has no intention of accepting when her boyfriend Dougie’s snobbish mother offers her £10,000 to break up with him. Then she discovers a secret that makes her think again. Dougie would probably have broken up with her in the long run, and this way she can help one of the people she loves most in the world.

Ten years later, though, when Lola meets Dougie again, her feelings for him are as strong as ever. But she broke Dougie’s heart and he’s about to discover that she was paid to do it. She can never tell him the truth, so can she get him back? Well, Lola’s very attractive and very persuasive. But even she’s got her work cut out this time…

About the Author
Jill Mansell worked for many years at the Burden Neurological Hospital, Bristol, and now writes full time. She lives with her partner and their children in Bristol.

What Girlie Gossip Thought …

Great Characters and plenty of twists and turns make this an entertaining and addictive read! Jill Mansell has managed to create a brilliant concept for a novel with the story being one we could all imagine ourselves in. What would we do in Lola’s situation and could we really put up with Dougie’s snobbish mother?

Fun, fast paced and a real joy to read!

Who Gets Fluffy? By Judith Summers

December 22, 2008

On Christmas Day, forty-year-old fashion makeover expert Annie Curtis decides to divorce her unfaithful house-husband, wannabe rock star Mark. It’s all too civilized – until Mark claims sole custody of Fluffy, their scruffy mongrel. Annie is outraged. The designer gloves are off, and the fur starts flying in the divorce courts. Just whose dog is Fluffy? And how did Annie acquire him? A hilarious novel with plenty of twists and turns, Who Gets Fluffy? is this Christmas’ perfect stocking-filler.

About the Author
Judith Summers is the author of four novels, a prize-winning history of Soho and two biographies. A freelance journalist, she has also written widely on the eighteenth century and the history of London. Judith is the author of the bestselling My Life with George. She lives in London with her son, and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, George.

What Girlie Gossip Thought …

This is a real page turner! You can’t help but get completely involved in the lives of Annie and Mark, taking sides and forming your own opinions on this couples bitter divorce row over their dog Fluffy. Well written, funny and heart-warming this is a great Christmas or New Year read that also delivers an interesting insight into the world of personal shopping and fashion. We loved it!

2008 PROMISES TO BE AN EXCEPTIONAL VINTAGE FOR CHABLIS WINES

December 19, 2008

DESPITE UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER AT TIMES, ALL SIGNS ARE POINTING TO A SUPERB VINTAGE

First tastings of the Chablis 2008 vintage have begun, following this year’s harvest at the 60th annual Chablis Wine Festival in late October.

The Chablis Commission of the Burgundy Wine Committee has presented the initial trends for the 2008 vintage. Although too soon to conclusively describe flavours, initial tastings of the 2008 wines are extremely promising. Read more

WIN Make It Happen DVD & Goodies!

December 19, 2008

From the writers of Save the Last Dance & Step Up – MAKE IT HAPPEN Directed by Darren Grant

Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Riley Smith, John Reardon and Karen LeBlanc

Out To Own On DVD 29th December 2008

Lauryn (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is a young woman from a small town in Indiana who dreams of making it big as a dancer. Following the sudden death of her parents, she puts her ambitions on hold to help her brother Joel (John Reardon) keep the family’s auto-shop open. When her routine fails to impress at a long-awaited audition with the Chicago School of Music & Dance, Lauryn is dejected. Unable to face Joel and her spirit broken, she decides to stay in Chicago. She moves in with a dancer friend of hers who manages to get her a bookkeeping job in a local burlesque club. One night when the club is closed, Lauryn turns on the music and begins to dance. Alone and uninhibited, she at last feels free. However, it turns out that stumbling across the scene accidentally is the club’s DJ Russ (Riley Smith), himself no stranger to unfulfilled dreams. When one of the dancing girls leaves, Russ reveals to the club owner Brenda (Karen LeBlanc) that Lauryn has the moves. Much to her annoyance at first, it seems that Lauryn might just be thrust into the limelight after all….

Extras: Exclusive interview with Mary Elizabeth Winstead / “She’s Got Moves” – DVD game / trailer / TV spots / 5.1 / HOH subtitles

Tech specs:
Region 2 / Cert: PG / Feature Running Time: 86 mins approx  / Region 2  / Feature Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 / Colour PAL / Audio: Stereo, 5.1 / English Language / Cat no: OPTD1427 / RRP: £17.99

You can win yourself a copy of Make It Happen on DVD plus a cute goodie pack by simply emailing us using the contact form below and telling us the answer to this easy question:

Competition closes January 12th 2009

Make it Happen is from the Writers of which movie?

a) Save the last dance
b) Dirty Dancing
c) Dance!

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MAKE IT HAPPEN – Dance Your Way Fit!!!

December 19, 2008

Street dancing
Street dance incorporates a number of styles – most of which you can see in action by plonking yourself down in front of MTV for half an hour. From popping (fluid, languid, effortless looking moves) to locking (an American form of street dance that includes very precise, almost jerky moves – think Janet Jackson), the acrobatic challenge of break dancing … Read more

New Look Launches My Look – Online Fashion Community!

December 19, 2008

At New Look we believe that fashion should be enjoyed by everyone and to help us ensure that everything we do is perfect for you, we are inviting those who have a real passion for fashion to apply to be a member of myLook, a special community of like-minded people.

Inside myLook you will be able to share your views, suggest improvements, connect directly with New Look and the community, and tell us what’s right and wrong in the world of fashion. You could have a genuine visible effect on the high street… Read more

Win Bride Wars Goodies!

December 19, 2008

Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway), best friends since childhood, are always there for each other, through good times and bad. Even their respective bridal engagements happen within hours. Together they plan their weddings, each to take place at New York’s ultimate bridal destination, the Plaza Hotel. But a clerical error and subsequent clash in wedding dates pits the two brides against each other in a competition that quickly escalates into all-out war.

Director: Gary Winick
Cast: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Candice Bergen
Release Date: 9th January 2009
Cert: TBC
Running Time: TBC

Official Website – http://www.bridewarsmovie.co.uk/

To celebrate the release of this fantastic new movie, we’ve got our hands on some exclusive prize packs for the film! All you have to do, to be in with a chance of winning one is leave us a comment below and tell us your best or worst wedding related experience.

Good luck, winners will be chosen at random from all comments left below, competition closes Jan 14th 2009!

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