2014 in review! (My Blog Review From WordPress Darlings! :-))

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 37,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Poem: New Year

New year, new you,
A new year to improve,
To achieve,
To try to make the world
a better place:
More equal,
More caring,
More full of love.
Infect yourself with dreaming,
Live without fear,
Don’t be ashamed to shed a tear
And see the world through eyes which are clear.

Poem: The Men I Have Loved

Urban, kind dreamer,
Down-to-earth,
Unsure where you’re going
But I could see the world was your oyster.
I hope now that you do too.
Covering up your insecurities
With bravado and chat.
Beautiful and full of ambition,
Seeing the world idyllically,
This beautiful way of seeing the best in everyone,
It was infectious just like you babe.

Gentle, vision of kindness,
An edge to you
Which combined was intoxicating.
This shy, warm aura,
Into the same music as me,
Like a male version of me really
But a million times better than I could ever be.
Sparkling blue eyes,
Someone special among all the world’s guys.
Cute, infectious, adorable,
You’re pretty much perfect man.

23 Sexy Men Through The Years!

Have you ever flicked through magazines with pics from the past or seen a past star online and thought if I had have been out in your day I’d have had a crush?

Well that’s exactly what this blog post is all about, men who I have thought that about. I’ve narrowed the list down to 23 handsome men throughout the years and their in no particular order (Well I’ve put all the music guys together, guys in fashion together and the actors together but in terms of gorgeousness it’s no particular order.). From sexy rock gods to actors with sensual charm with two gorgeous popstars, a smouldering man who served in the U.S. Navy in Word War II, a beautiful poet, a very handsome fashion photographer and a strikingly handsome fashion designer, take a minute, sit back and enjoy a trip down memory lane sexy-style! πŸ™‚

1. Β  Marc Bolan

Look at those eyes! Piercing, deep … swoon! πŸ™‚ The frontman of T. Rex Marc Bolan looked every inch the star and a great looking man. He oozed sex appeal which is something most rockers do ooze and aren’t we all glad they do?! πŸ™‚

2. Β  Kurt Cobain

Gorgeous blue eyes and flowing blonde locks! Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was simply a beautiful man. I remember the first time I seen him was in a picture inside the locker of a girl at school and I thought he’s good-looking to myself but I didn’t know who he was. At that stage I only knew Smells Like Teen Spirit. Cobain came across as very gentle and kind on YouTube videos I seen of him and that’s attractive too!

3. Β  Roger Taylor

I am a huge Queen fan and I don’t actually think any of Queen was bad-looking men but in opinion something stood out about Roger Taylor. The drummer was just this incredibly gorgeous blonde guy! Cute with edge! πŸ™‚

4. Β  Phil Lynott

Again I’m a massive fan of Thin Lizzy! They were our Irish rock heroes! And frontman Phil Lynott had this magnistism about him which was intoxicating. You could lost in his eyes, couldn’t you? πŸ™‚ A beautiful, beautiful Irishman with immense musical talent!

5. Β  Jim Morrison

I think everyone fancied The Doors’ frontman Jim Morrison. He was so complex that you wonder how his wife Pamela Courson put up with him and why. Then you look at him and you understand why! Jim Morrison was kind of sex appeal personified in his leather trousers and with his overall sexiness. He had this sexual stare, he was so hot it was almost intimidating. I mean it was a kind of an exciting, wild, sexual danger that can be quite enticing.

6. Β  Billy Idol

English rock star Billy Idol was incredibly sexy. His Rolling Stone cover was super hot! The Dancing With Myself and White Wedding singer just looked gorgeous and hot in photographs. He was intensely sexy! πŸ™‚

7. Β  Jeff Buckley

I remember an album was released of Jeff Buckley’s music and the ad was on the TV. I hadn’t heard of him at that time and the ad went quite quick so I thought he was a new artist and you know, he looks good-looking, a new crush. It was only after that I realised he had died many years before. He was very young like quite a few men on this list when he died. But when he was alive he was a very gorgeous man with a haunting voice and great musical talents.

8. Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was an amazing guitarist but he was also very attractive. There was a very sexual feel to his stage performances and I remember watching a documentary on him and he was sitting on a bed talking and I was thinking this must have been good for peoples’ healths back then! πŸ™‚ Like many guys on this list he was also very individualistic and that’s a very attractive quality in a person. πŸ™‚

9. Iggy Pop

There was something incredibly sexualised about Iggy Pop’s stage performances. I recently was watching a program called Anarchy In Manchester and his performance of Passenger was just something else! πŸ™‚ Beautiful dark features he had and was very attractive in that whole time of punk.

10. Adam Ant

Adam Ant with eyeliner around his eyes? Oh heaven! πŸ™‚ It just went so well with his dark, amazing eyes. I even used that picture in a fashion project I done in college about Gothic looks. And of course he looked damn beautiful in the project. He was incredible looking and those eyes, wow! πŸ™‚

11. Brian Jones

Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones’ beauty just oozes out of pictures. Fit as hell!

12. David Bowie

With sex appeal to burn David Bowie always looked downright hot!

13. Andrew Ridgeley

I know almost everybody back in the day of Wham! was besotted by George but I think I would have fancied Andrew. He didn’t tend to sing much but he looked absolutely stunning! πŸ™‚

14. Chris Lowe

I used to watch the video to the Pet Shop Boys’ West End Girls when I was younger and I used to kind of think to myself that the little, dark-haired lad at the back was quite handsome. That lad of course was Chris Lowe! πŸ™‚

15. Β  Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent I first seen in a book on fashion I borrowed from the library and he was just this incredibly handsome man. Long before it was fashionable, Saint Laurent was making geeky chic and he had this lovely personality too. I know he was criticised quite a lot for his shy personality but I thought it was just gorgeous! πŸ™‚

16. David Bailey

Fashion photographer David Bailey more known for his work behind the camera was also pretty damn photogenic himself! With gorgeous deep eyes that looked mysterious and dark hair he was a gorgeous man who could have anyone he wanted. Gorgeous! πŸ™‚

17.Frankie Merlo

Frankie Merlo was and came into the whole arts/culture world when he started dating and subsequently living with writer Tennessee Williams. I mean look at him, he was the epitome of handsome sophistication. Tennessee Williams done very well for himself indeed! Frankie was supposed to be liked by almost everyone who met him and I would have thought he was fantastic too. He seemed a really nice, down-to-earth person and I would have loved to have been besties with him! πŸ™‚

18. Β  James Dean

What can you add to a comment about James Dean’s beauty which hasn’t already been said?! I think everyone fancied James Dean, didn’t they? And it’s easy to see why. The Rebel Without a Cause star oozed sex appeal and brooding masculinity. He was just incredibly handsome. Each feature just perfect. Those piercing eyes that pierce right through you, full of cool, casual swagger and almost uneffortlessly handsome. Stunning, stunning, stunning! πŸ™‚

19. Montgomery Clift

I read about Montgomery Clift before I ever seen what he looked like in Truman Capote’s biography and he seemed a nice man but quite troubled at the end of his life. He was an amazingly natural actor who starred in movies such as I Confess, Lonelyhearts and Suddenly, Last Summer and he had these incredible eyes which in his roles were so emotive and convincing. Very, very handsome man.

20. Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando oozed that sophisticated, very strong air. Some scenes in Tennessee’s Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire when he gets all angry are really rather hot and it’s very easy to see why he was such a sex symbol back in the day! πŸ™‚ He had such a fabulously chiseled face with brooding deep eyes and very kissable lips.

21. Errol Flynn

Australian-American actor Errol Flynn was a smouldering, beautiful man with a gorgeous smile. He played Robin Hood and needs to be seen in tights!:-) Other roles this very sexy man was in included Against All Flags, Mara Maru and Montana.

22. Anthony Andrews

I’m a huge Brideshead Revisited fan and Anthony Andrews was this gorgeous blonde hunk! πŸ™‚ He played the role of Sebastian Flyte and while Jeremy Irons who played Charles wasn’t hard on the eye either there is just something about Andrews. Watch him smoking in his role as Sebastian. It’s kind of sexy! πŸ™‚

23.Β Lord Alfred Douglas

Poet Lord Alfred Douglas was probably more known for been Oscar Wilde’s boyfriend which in a sense was a shame because I’ve read some of his poetry and it’s quite good. Reading about his story with Oscar, you do get the impression that maybe Oscar loved him a bit more than he loved him and when you look at Lord Alfred with those delicate, beautiful features, gorgeous eyes, soft blonde hair you can see how he became so besotted by him. If I was a man back then and Lord Alfred showed a bit of interest then I think I would have been caught hook, line and sinker too to be fair! πŸ™‚

Christmas, Music & …

Just a short Christmas story I wrote here. Hope you enjoy and Merry Christmas to you and yours this festive season! πŸ™‚

“Yeah, that note is sounding amazing!”, he said as she strummed a D chord that sounded more like an E chord.
So this was what love was like, she thought. He thinks I’m like Brian May when in reality I can’t play this thing! It was proper bulshitting at it’s height but it was kind of nice.
“I’d maybe just …”, he began coming around the back of her in a motion which felt quite nice and adjusting her fingers gently to the proper strings,
“Just might make a slight difference.”
Slight?!, she thought. It means I’ll play the note right you mean! Ever the gentleman, he was never going to say that though! Of course he was a great musician himself, didn’t give up as a teenager when his fingers started to hurt!
“Oh it’s just turned Christmas Eve. What better way to come into Christmas than with a guitar in your hands?”, he smiled.
Or with you wrapped around my body like this!, she thought but instead smiled her sweetest smile,
“Oh yeah babe. It’s nice to hold an instrument … a musical instrument.”
Shut-up Amber, shut-up!
He held in a giggle and removed the guitar from in front of her before beginning to track kisses, both gentle and rough, along her neck.
God, that felt nice.
“Our first Christmas living together.”, he said between kisses.
“Mmmm.”, was all she could manage under the feel of his kisses.
The power an incredibly sexy man can have over you!
“Just like a guitar, a live-in boyfriend isn’t just for Christmas but all-time.”
“I like the sound of that.”
“Do you want to make some real music?”
She laughed,
“I like the sound of that even better Glen.”
He picked her up with ease and began to carry her to the bedroom.

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It glides onto your face in a lovely soft effect and leaves you with a wonderful, clear glow. The Osiris Avise range in general is a bit of a godsend really because it is my two favourite things: cheap & effective! Used daily, this is a great edition to anyone’s skincare routine and proves that you don’t need an expensive face day cream to look like you have an amazing complexion and be absolutely stunning all the way through 2015!

Also available in the range is an anti-wrinkle night cream.

Caroline And Pasha Flow To Victory With Elegant Showstopper!

Caroline Flack and her dance partner Pasha Kovalev seen off competition from fellow finalists Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton and Simon Webbe and Kristina Rihanoff to win Strictly Come Dancing 2014 tonight!

The duo claimed the Glitterball trophy after an elegant, artistic showshopper as well as two dances from the series and in the process broke records as the first ever contestant to score 40 for all three of her dances in the final.

Following her win the TV presenter said:

“This is the best feeling in the whole world. This has been the best experience in my whole life. This has been a complete bonding experience for everybody and it’s been so lovely.”

Mark Wright and his dance partner Karen Hauer finished fourth earlier in the evening.

I was for Frankie and Kevin throughout the show but Caroline and Pasha were really good too so they are deserving winners. Well done to both! πŸ™‚