Last Monday I went to a preview screening of the new X-Men movie in The Savoy in Dublin. I uploaded my review to Youtube a few days ago – check it out. I hope to do lots more movie reviews on my Prepare to be Klarafied channel.Continue reading “X-Men: Apocalypse Review”→
I have been a bad blogger (very infrequent posts lately). I went to The Irish Blogger Conference on Saturday 30th April and here I am writing about it over a week later! I am once again Mac -less and writing this post on my mother’s laptop. Hopefully my clumsy fingers won’t break it. Continue reading “The Irish Blogger Conference”→
Back in 2012 I acted in a music video that was directed by Tony Flynn. It has a really interesting concept but we are only sharing it online in 2016. I think I may have mentioned in on here when I filmed it. I play a mannequin in a shop window that comes to life when a real human (played by Sonya O’Donoghue) tries to communicate with me. The song is “King of Dreamers” by Max Greenwood.
The black contact lenses were actually my own. I went through a strange stage where I actually wore them a lot. The wig was also mine (I seriously hope you don’t think that is my hair!). I bought it for a Lady Gaga costume one Halloween.
On Monday I went to the relaunch of Énergie Ballsbridge fitness centre in The Oval Building. The gym has been totally revamped. There’s a brand new state of the art functional fitness area with boxing equipment, in addition to the already top of the range gym and spin studio. I got a tour around the gym and was really impressed with what I saw (there are heated seats in the spa area – why did I forget my bikini?!). There was a warm welcome from the staff, free fresh salads from Chopped, prosecco, goodybags and a gym session/masterclass on offer for us all.
Brent Pope and health specialist and model/writer/presenter Alison Canavan spoke passionately about physical and mental health. I did of course do a little workout after the talks. I hate working out in a space that is too warm and the air conditioning was just right. There was an extensive collection of weight machines, free weights, cardio bunny devices (bikes, cross trainers, etc.), a power plate machine – basically everything thing you could ask for when you what to do an efficient workout. They also run a gym class or two to suit literally everyone.
There were free protein bar and powder samples there. I discovered PowerBar Natural Protein vegan bars. I was vegan for 12 years (currently just veggie but would love to return to veganism – another day’s story!). Anyway, they tasted delish and I will be buying these nutty protein treats in future. The fitness centre boasts a great health shop and Chopped salad bar are also there.
Irish pop/rock band Future Fears much awaited debut single, ” Call my name” has just been released . The track was produced by the renowned Ray Traynor. In my opinion, Dave Duggan has one of the best voices in Irish music at the moment. I’ve known Dave from the live music scene in Dublin for many years and have heard him sing well in several genres. I feel this song really shows his range off. Amy McDonagh’s guitar playing is superb too. A preview of the song can be heard on Soundcloud for the next few days.
You can now buy the song on iTunes (and all other good online music retailers):