Sunday, 28 December 2014

Her Name is John! | #NOTreading

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Hey, Guess what, it doesn't matter...


So, Angelina Jolie is in the news this week! She has a brand new film out that she directed and is on the warpath of promotion! We all need to listen to her and see how she sells this film to us. Many film companies use certain tactics to sell a film nowadays, BUT I never saw this coming.
Using your daughter as promotional bait to sell a film? Actually using your daughter, who wants to be known as your son called John as a promotional sell to get publicity?! Surely not!!


OF COURSE NOT!!!!!!!!
Ok, I wonder how many have actually read up to this part! If so, well done! because all what I wrote up the top is utter bullshit! I don't believe what I wrote for one second, because If I did, then frankly I would be a total idiot who doesn't deserve to speak freely in public. If I actually believed that Angelina Jolie would use her child's gender exploration (and thats what it is) as a promotional tool to get press, then I would be as fucking naive, petty minded and downright stupid......like a lot of the internet that I have seen over the past few days.


Let's summarize a little for anybody who is a bit lost. Recently the internet went wild when Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's biological child Shiloh decided that she wanted to be called John and dress like a boy.......that's it! Apparently in 2014 this is big news! A Young child wants to be known by another name and dress in clothes that are usually associated with the opposite gender......I feel like I am missing a major chunk of this out somewhere, I mean does this child then want to become a Dictator and rule a country? Does this child want to dress up as a boy and then travel the world slaughtering animals for the sake of a god they have made up? Does this child want to be called John, so she can then go online and steal all the credit card numbers of anybody named John?.....What the fuck is the story?
Oh that's right! A Little child wants to explore who they are.....simple as that!


When I was 8 years old I wanted people to call me Sir FartyPants and wear wellington boots every day! Was that wrong? Of course not! I looked like a twat, but I didn't care because I was fucking 8 years old! At that time in my life I just wanted to do stuff that I thought was cool. Being called Sir Farty Pants seemed like the greatest idea at that time. Did anybody call me that? I can't remember because when I was 9 I wanted to be called Leonardo! Why? I don't fucking know, I was 9!
So Shiloh wants to be called John?! Big fucking deal, let her be called John! Let her dress in boy clothes. When I was younger I knew loads of girls who were "TomBoys" and looked more boyish than me! One of them even wanted me to call her Jack! Did I? of course I did. Why? I don't fucking know, I was 8 years old!
This girl I knew then grew up to be a beautiful girly girl! It took her years to suddenly get into the feminine world, but she did and now when I see her on facebook, she's bloody gorgeous!

*Note I wonder if that girl reads my blog. if you do, its you!

Anyway, if this whole thing actually means Shioh/John is actually transgendered then so be it. Good on the parents for letting this child explore their gender at an early age. If this is infact the case, then this will be something they will deal with more help and support from the right Doctors and go down the right avenues. This would be something that has fuck all to do with anybody else.



If this is simply an 8 year old girl deciding she likes boy things over girl things and likes the name John, but at the age of 13 suddenly goes through puberty and starts to like girly things, then so be it. Again this is a fucking non story. All those people who have jumped online to judge and ridicule the parents for allowing their child to express themselves, then shame on you you fucking idiot.

We live in a world where we tell our kids we love them no matter what............but not is they want to do something that a few people might not agree with!



Fuck you Judgemental people! This child is 8 years old! Go back to trawling the internet for other non stories to cry about, just so you feel important that your petty mind has actually done something.

#RantOver

And that is it from me today! Thank you for reading. Please throw me a comment below or simply tweet me @BarkerPODcasts and/or the new @MashionMeauty


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Saturday, 27 December 2014

What made me smile in 2014? | #NOTreading

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All good things come in 6's?.....

So 2014 is drawing to a close and it has been both a triumph for both my personal life and online blogging/podcasting life. I have, in my humble opinion, had a fucking brilliant year! So many things have happened and without sounding like an arrogant dick, but have come because I worked hard and stayed smiling.

Right, don't click off now! Stay with me, this isn't going to be a post about how great I am and all that, this is simply going to be a post about the 6 things I have been most happy and proud of this year.........so maybe a little self indulgent, but fuck it! it's nearly 2015, it's time to reflect and it's my blog.......you still there?......ok....sorry I said fuck twice already.......I'm not that sorry.......let's just both get on the same page.

So here are the 6 things in 2014 that have made me proud and made me smile....why 7?....I don't know

1. Rebranding the Podcast




Back in 2011 I started a podcast called "The ODDcast PODcast UK" but in the early months of 2014 I decided to give the comedy podcast a rebrand and have it more connected with my blog. The whole #NOTlistening moniker has been around as a running theme in my blog posts and podcasts so it felt like the natural thing to bring everything I do together and create a #NOTlistening Brand. Over the year it has enabled me to have all the podcast episodes and my blog posts on ONE website and connected and bring in more people and formats for the episodes of the show. This includes having more guests on episodes, reformatting the #NOTinteresting style episodes and simply switching it each week. This whole podcast rebranding also helped create a uniqueness with the name as I was beginning to find that "The ODDcast PODcast" was becoming quite a common podcasting name.

2. Doing Radio




In May of this year I managed to bag myself a weekly radio slot on a local up and coming radio station. This was perfect for me and I was lucky to be able to join up with some great people on www.chelmsfordcommunityradio.com. Based in Chelmsford, The birthplace of radio, and hopefully soon to be on FM, I am looking forward to what the future of the station holds and how much I will be a part of it. I started with a weekly Saturday Night show "The Really Reel Show" which is a comedy/film based chat show where I get a guest co host in to discuss films, themselves and much more. After this I was offered a weekly early breakfast show called "Wake Up with...Adam" on a Friday where I actually get to play music and chat randomness for 90 minutes.

3. Having Ruth Crilly chat about me




This one is very much self indulgent! Back in the summer I was lucky enough to get a bit of promotion and love by a very well respected and brilliant blogger/vlogger/model Ruth Crilly from @ModelRecommends. I had been chatting to Ruth for a while beforehand and we were trying to work out something to collaborate on. This never happened due to busy workloads either side, but Ruth decided to include me in one of her Sunday posts and pretty much give me a big up and gave me some blog love. For Ruth this was pretty much a fleeting post, but for me it is something I was proud of simply because it was nice to see my blog posts had reached certain people in certain areas. Ruth is bloody brilliant, check out her stuff!

4. #Mashion and #Meauty



This has been a whirlwind of craziness! The whole concept and idea of #Mashion and #Meauty (which is a Males take on Female Fashion and Beauty) was supposed to be a limited series that I did to embrace myself with the #bbloggers and #fbloggers world on twitter. After several posts in 2013 that were really popular, I realised I had a following of bloggers who seemed to enjoy my posts. This year, after several months of trying to figure out the concept, I re-invigorated it and brought out more #Mashion and #Meauty posts and videos. This culminated in a video of me getting my legs waxed in the name of feminine beauty! Check it out!


The Future of #Mashion and #Meauty should continue with more #bbloggers and #fbloggers style posts. I was also lucky to go to a bloggers event back in November and meet up with some of the bloggers who are fans of #Mashion. It is a concept and series of posts I enjoy writing and get more joy out hearing the response.

5. UK Blog Awards 2015




So towards the end of this year I was lucky and honored to be shortlisted for "Most Innovative" Blog at the upcoming UK BLOG AWARDS. In November I was put forward for the Nomination round and after dismissing the whole "vote for me" style of things, I actually did a U-Turn and thought "If somebody decided to put the website forward, why not actually tell people to vote?" so I did.
I thought I would actually let people know they could vote and if I got enough votes then I would be shortlisted for the actual awards.......then left it there. Luckily enough I was shortlisted and in 2015 I am actually in the running for "Most Innovative" Blog. Is my blog Innovative? Well it isn't up to me anymore, but Thank you to EVERYONE who voted. I Love you all!....Maybe too much.

6. Having a Son!



Obviously the most important and most exciting thing to happen to me in 2014 had nothing to do with my website or podcasts. It was the birth of my son Miles. I don't usually write about him on the blog but I do post the odd Instagram or Facebook post about him. Miles isn't part of my online #NOTlistening world, but 2014 belongs to him! He made my year and wins over anything else that has happened this year.

All in All 2014 has been the best year of my life so far......Simple as that really.

Thank you to everyone who has been a fan of the podcasts and blog posts throughout 2014. I hope you stick around for 2015. Please let me know what 6 things you have been proud of this year.


And that is it from me today! Thank you for reading. Please throw me a comment below or simply tweet me @BarkerPODcasts and/or the new @MashionMeauty


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Monday, 22 December 2014

#12DaysofNOTlistening | DAY TWELVE

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12 Days of #NOTlistening 
DAY 12
Drummers Drumming

 

In this, the Twelveth of twelve mini Christmas Podcasts, we discuss the different days in the popular Yuletide song
"The 12 days of Christmas"
Today we discuss those Drumming Drummers and see what the hell that is all about.
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Sunday, 21 December 2014

#12DaysofNOTlistening | DAY ELEVEN

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12 Days of #NOTlistening 
DAY 11
Pipers Piping

In this, the eleventh of twelve mini Christmas Podcasts, we discuss the different days in the popular Yuletide song
"The 12 days of Christmas"
Today we discuss those Piping Pipers and see what the hell that is all about.
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Saturday, 20 December 2014

#12DaysofNOTlistening | DAY TEN

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12 Days of #NOTlistening 
DAY 10
Lords Leaping


In this, the tenth of twelve mini Christmas Podcasts, we discuss the different days in the popular Yuletide song
"The 12 days of Christmas"
Today we discuss those Leaping Lords and see what the hell that is all about.
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Friday, 19 December 2014

#12DaysofNOTlistening | DAY NINE

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12 Days of #NOTlistening 
DAY 9
Ladies Dancing


In this, the ninth of twelve mini Christmas Podcasts, we discuss the different days in the popular Yuletide song
"The 12 days of Christmas"
Today we discuss those Ladies Dancing and see what the hell that is all about.
Listen here for that and much more entertaining chat from guys from Essex, England.
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#12DaysofNOTlistening | DAY EIGHT

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12 Days of #NOTlistening 
DAY 8
Maids Milking




In this, the eighth of twelve mini Christmas Podcasts, we discuss the different days in the popular Yuletide song
"The 12 days of Christmas"
Today we discuss those Milking Maids and see what the hell that is all about.
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Thursday, 18 December 2014

#BoyOnline | #Mashion & #Meauty

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A Total Rip off from an Instant Classic written by my friendly ghost Casper


Ok, before we start, #ZoellaGate is over right? The whole hate/abuse aimed at that poor girl is finished yes? We can all stop and get on with our lives, whilst she get's back to making very popular you tube video's about applying the best shades of lip colour or vlogging about her new dog with her other vlogging boyfriend who is vlogging about her vlogging about their new dog.
We can all get over the fact that #Zoella (Zoe Sugg) didn't write all the words in her book and that in fact a ghost wrote it? I mean we all realise a member of the undead wrote the book right?

Ok, All clear now? We can stop trying to get this girl sentenced to death?.....Good!

Anyway, #Zoella, who I kind of have a massive #GirlCrush on even though I am not a girl. I say #GirlCrush mainly because as a guy hitting my 30's(!) I feel wrong saying I fancy her, because frankly I don't. Nor do I think she's the type of girl I want to go down the pub with and chill out with. If I was a girl, I would want to be her ugly best friend!.....Says more about me than anybody else right?


So, the point of this blog, #Zoella released this book #GirlOnline and it went mental! I mean girls around the world went crazy for this! Anybody would think it had the meaning of life encrypted in it, and frankly it might have...she didn't write it....this ghost might be trying to tell us something.

Over the past few weeks I have seen hundreds of reviews on the book and it has been generally positive albeit a few worries about the portrayal of stereotypical homosexual characters and some generalised/misconcepted perceptions on the Anxiety front. BUT other than that, it seems like a lovely book aimed at young teens.

Now, being a guy who doesn't really read books........I prefer visual things or short snappy posts......unlike this......It is weird that as a writer of  a blog, I don't like reading! It is the same with my podcasting and radio work. I talk for ages doing that, yet I hate talking on the phone!.....I am a weird guy, keep up.
I haven't read this book, nor do I intend to. I already do enough feminine things surrounding the blog, I don't think reading a book like this would help the cause.
So, what I thought I would do is write my OWN book! and call it

#BoyOnline

Ok, not very original, but I am working on the whole "rip off, low budget" angle here. To every Transformers Film there is a Transmophers! To every Scream Horror film there is a Shriek! Same idea, less creativity, less money, less ambition and Same audience.
Without reading the book, I pretty much took the synopsis of #GirlOnline and created and constructed my own #BoyOnline synopsis based on that.

So....here is it!

Timmy has a secret.

Under the alias BoyOnline, he blogs about school problems, girls, his mad, whirlwind family – and his bout with asthma. When things go from bad to worse, his family whisks him away to New Jersey, where he meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Nina. Suddenly Timmy is falling in love – and capturing every moment of it on his blog.

But Nina has a secret too. One that threatens to ruin Timmy’s cover – and his closest friendship


That is a reworking on the original synopsis of #GirlOnline. I see Timmy overcoming his asthma throughout the story. Loving Nina will help him control his breathing and pretty much cure him, because you know asthma can be cured by love right?! Also Timmy will be taking his best friend along for the trip to New Jersey too. A Man hating, Dr Martens Boots loving, Lumberjack shirt wearing Lesbian named Jamie, because you always have to have stereotypical homesexual characters in these stories for comic relief right?! Timmy meets Nina and it becomes complicated as Timmy fancies Nina but Nina isn't interested in Timmy and already has long term good looking boyfriend who is an underwear model, because girls like Nina always have boyfriends right!?! 
Nina ignores Timmy for the rest of the story and the rest of the story is pretty much Timmy blogging about how much he loves Nina, but after he gets no views on his blog anyway, he jacks in blogging and just tweets pointless updates to his 12 followers. 
Turns out Timmy is a shit blogger and unpopular tweeter. The story ends with the family coming back home and having a go at Timmy for losing his inhaler in New Jersey, because inhalers cost money you know!

So, there you go.....would you read that? Let me know.


And that is it from me today! Thank you for reading. Please throw me a comment below or simply tweet me @BarkerPODcasts and/or the new @MashionMeauty


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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

#12DaysofNOTlistening | DAY SEVEN

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12 Days of #NOTlistening 
DAY 7
Swans Swimming

 

In this, the seventh of twelve mini Christmas Podcasts, we discuss the different days in the popular Yuletide song
"The 12 days of Christmas"
Today we discuss those Swimming Swans and see what the hell that is all about.
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

#12DaysofNOTlistening | DAY SIX

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12 Days of #NOTlistening 
DAY 6
Geese Laying


In this, the sixth of twelve mini Christmas Podcasts, we discuss the different days in the popular Yuletide song
"The 12 days of Christmas"
Today we discuss those Geese that Lay and see what the hell that is all about.
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Monday, 15 December 2014

#12DaysofNOTlistening | DAY FIVE

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12 Days of #NOTlistening 
DAY 5
Gold Rings

 

In this, the fifth of twelve mini Christmas Podcasts, we discuss the different days in the popular Yuletide song
"The 12 days of Christmas"
Today we discuss those Gold Rings and see what the hell that is all about.
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The Game Awards, Playstation Experience & Gear VR! | #NOTplaying #58

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While it was always Geoff Keighley's noble intention to create an annual awards ceremony truly befitting the games industry freed from it's Spike TV origins, what it means most of all to us gamers is a first glimpse of what we might (#NOT) be playing in a year or so's time. Indeed, the number of trailers premiering at this and Sony's Playstation Experience event in Vegas the other weekend almost put E3 to shame - and all while we're in the midst of gorging ourselves on a feast of AAA holiday releases. Ordinarily this would be enough to fill an episode, but this being our final episode of the year we decided to cover everything else that happened over the past couple weeks, including the sad passing of the Grandfather of Gaming, Ralph Baer, the resurrection of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, the setting of next year's Assassin's Creed game and our thoughts on the first episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones opus. All this and a whole lot more on this final #NOTplaying Podcast of 2014. We'll be back in January to discuss our games of the year, but until then, thanks to all of you for listening and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!!!


The Game Awards Trailers (most of them)

Ralph Baer has died, He built the first console.

Nintendo files patent to let you play gameboy games on Smartphones.

ZX Spectrum Remake

Gear VR now available in the US for $200

Steam Broadcasting

M$ will be publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider

Next AC game to be set in Victorian London

Dying Light Specs are really quite high - more unoptimised junk or simply scaled to modern hardware?

H1Z1 going Early Access from Jan 15th!

Elite Dangerous will not be wiped at launch

Chris Nolan (and others) has been offered Ready Player One book adaptation

Telltale's Game of Thrones

Rob @bobiroka
Iain @ebowgb
Patrick @patrickjkay


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All views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of The #NOTplaying Podcast.

#12DaysofNOTlistening | DAY FOUR

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12 Days of #NOTlistening 
DAY 4
Calling Birds


In this, the fourth of twelve mini Christmas Podcasts, we discuss the different days in the popular Yuletide song
"The 12 days of Christmas"
Today we discuss those Calling Birds and see what the hell that is all about.
Listen here for that and much more entertaining chat from guys from Essex, England.
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Sunday, 14 December 2014

#12DaysofNOTlistening | DAY THREE

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12 Days of #NOTlistening 
DAY 3
French Hens

 

In this, the third of twelve mini Christmas Podcasts, we discuss the different days in the popular Yuletide song
"The 12 days of Christmas"
Today we discuss those French Hens and see what the hell that is all about.
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Friday, 12 December 2014

#12DaysofNOTlistening | DAY TWO

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12 Days of #NOTlistening 
DAY 2
Turtle Doves

 

In this, the second of twelve mini Christmas Podcasts, we discuss the different days in the popular Yuletide song
"The 12 days of Christmas"
Today we discuss those Turtle Doves and see what the hell that is all about.
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Thursday, 11 December 2014

#12DaysofNOTlistening | DAY ONE

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12 Days of #NOTlistening 
DAY 1
A Partridge in a Pear Tree




In this, the first of twelve mini Christmas Podcasts, we discuss the different days in the popular Yuletide song
"The 12 days of Christmas"
Today we discuss that Partridge in a Pear Tree and see what the hell that is all about.
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Diamonds are a #Mashionistas Best Friend? | #Mashion & #Meauty

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Diamonds are a #Mashionistas Best Friend?...

Casey Batchelor at Mahiki for Vashi 7th Anniversary  
So, I have been doing this #Mashion and #Meauty for over a year now and it has led me down paths I never expected to go down. I have spent time doing Red Carpet Reviews, Chatting about types of make up and even delving into the world of You Tube.
Now, I have been given the opportunity to step into a territory which I am very unfamiliar with. Recently a lovely lady approached me to discuss a certain Diamond Expert's brand in my own #Mashion way. Now, me being the type of guy that I am simply breezed through the request with a "Sure, why not" without really thinking about what the hell I was going to write.

Ok, the world is Diamond Jewellery, something I am not fully up with. As a guy I don't tend to wear rings or necklaces. When I was in my early teens I think I owned two rings. One Gold one that had my initials in it, which was my Dad's until I took it off playing football and left it in the field. The Other being a silver Union Jack one, which luckily I decided made me look like a Chav so I lost this on purpose. I also had a solid silver chain I got from my trip to India, but that liked to leave a green mark around my neck.

So......VASHI - Your Diamond Expert!

1 carat tennis diamond bracelet in white gold: £1,837
The Above Bracelet was worn by Rita Ora at this years GQ Awards! Now we all know I have become quite the fangirl of Miss Ora recently and it seems she is endorsing the products this man has to offer. What do you girls (and guys) think of the bracelet? Sooo many diamonds! I feel nervous just looking at it, incase I break it.



0.41 carat white gold classic prong diamond engagement ring: £1,499
Looking into this guys website, and reading his rise to becoming a mega Diamond Expert is both impressive and pretty inspirational in my book. This guy has raised his profile through the socialite circuit, TV and more. This guy knows good diamond jewellery.......and I know naff all!. I was looking through the pics of the rings and to be honest I was none the wiser on all this diamond business. It was my aim to try and find out and educate myself. Do you want to know what I discovered?......Well I discovered that the reason I probably got dumped in my teens was because I was buying my Girlfriends shit from Elizabeth Duke and thinking that was legitimately high end stuff!

White gold and diamond pearl earrings: £499
Blue sapphire and diamonds engagement ring in white gold: £1,609
I feel so out of my depth, and quite poor, when it came to looking at these items. The photos simply shone on my laptop and made me feel like a pauper! I feel like I was being intimidated by this shining, silver thing of beauty and that it held the power. Is this how women feel with diamond encrusted jewellery? Is there some sort of subconscious power trip that comes with them? Can somebody lend me a ring for the day just so I can feel like a Queen....I mean King!

0.41 carat tension setting princess cut engagement ring in white gold: £2,079
I wasn't sure what a pendant was before. I always assumed it was some kind of flag thing given out at football matches before the game. Either way, I love snowflake pendant! 
White gold snowflake diamond pendant: £399
The pricing alone goes to show the seriousness these items demand. I remember talking to a friend of mine who bought his girlfriend, now wife, an engagement ring that cost him over two grand!......How the hell he is my friend I will never know. He said the ring should cost at least 3 paychecks! If that is the case, then I understand why Elizabeth Duke seemed like the right choice as an unemployed teen with £15 pocket money a week.
Anyway, I am slowly getting the grasp of this whole world of Diamond Jewellery. Will I ever afford to treat my other half items like this? Probably not. I went old school and instead of buying an engagement ring I got the ring her Dad gave her mum when they got engaged............#Score Made me look proper sensitive and that.......plus I was able to buy a Playstation 3 with my paycheck that month.

Vashi with the Gorgeous Nicola McClean at Mahiki
So, fancy having a look yourself and maybe giving your boyfriend a hint? I am sure many girls will be drooling over these items and if so, Please let me know so I can pinpoint you out of the crowd.
Go Visit the webiste http://www.vashi.com/ and see for yourself.

And that is it from me today! Thank you for reading. Please throw me a comment below or simply tweet me @BarkerPODcasts and/or the new @MashionMeauty


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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Terminator Genisys & Jurassic World! | #NOTwatching #32

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On this final #NOTwatching Podcast of 2014 we are mostly discussing the recently released trailers of what are sure to be some of the biggest films of 2015. None of them can be bigger though than Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the 88 seconds of which we've seen being responsible for dare we say a thousand times as much conversation. So bear with us while we dissect it - it won't take that long we promise! In other trailer news we have our first glimpse of the confusingly titled Terminator: Genisys and Chris Pratt in what's likely to be another career-defining performance in Jurassic World - another much-beloved franchise back from the dead. We also get into the recent casting news of both Bond 24 - now to be forever known as 'Spectre' - and Warner Bros' Dirty Dozen DC Villain-em-up, Suicide Squad. All this and a bit of a TV update on this final #NOTwatching Podcast of the year - we'll be back in January with our top TV Shows and Movies of the year!


Star Wars - The Force Awakens Trailer

Terminator Genisys Trailer

Jurassic World Trailer

Bond 24

Suicide Squad

Evil Dead TV Show

Preacher Pilot

Rob @bobiroka
Iain @ebowgb
Jon @wobblyjon


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Monday, 8 December 2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Long Dark & Never Alone | #NOTplaying #57

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On this week's show we journey into the heart of Thedas in Bioware's much anticipated fantasy RPG sequel, Dragon Age: Inquisition. Well, Rob and Adam do anyway. Patrick and Iain were too busy investigating The Forest's recently added Co-op multiplayer functionality. Also on the 'Early Access .Survive' slate this week is 'The long Dark' and there's just enough time to check out the Eskimo Plaform Puzzler that is 'Never Alone'. It's almost Christmas and those games don't seem to stop coming... enjoy another game-stuffed #NOTplaying Podcast!


Dragon Age: Inquisition

The Forest

The Long Dark

Never Alone

Rob @bobiroka
Iain @ebowgb
Patrick @patrickjkay
Koorah@koorah


Contact us on Email at: notplayingpodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @notplayingpod
You can find the show notes for this show at www.notlistening.co.uk
If you're listening on iTunes, please give us a review!

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All views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of The #NOTplaying Podcast.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Tim Burton's YogZuka | #NOTlistening

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What is "The Morning Job"?.....


In the latest | #NOTlistening Podcast Ep.161 - Tim Burton's YogZuka | I set the guys a challenge to come up with a film synopsis for a completely made up movie title "The Morning Job". The idea was to see how a simple little movie title could create a different spin of creative ideas for a brand new film.
In this Episode,,,,,seriously press play NOW.......you will hear how Ash went full creative here and created a Tim Burton style film with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and shit loads of Vampires and Yogurts!

This is what I love about sitting down with the guys and recording our random and insane discussions. This is a very entertaining podcast for all those who have these crazy film ideas and are too afraid to share them.

Listen in and hear us three, and many other listeners, create some crazy storylines to a very basic and dull Movie title.

Make sure you listen in to ALL the #NOTlistening Shows and look forward to Next weeks "12 Days of #NOTlistening" where we will be releasing 12 Podcasts in 12 days in the run up till Christmas. so that's roughly 12 Episodes at 10 minutes each. Consider it a #Xmas treat for you all.

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