My addiction to Modern Family

Holaaaa Lexicans! Today I am going to be doing a thoughts/ramble/review sort of post on my addiction to Modern Family.

You probably know the show Modern Family, but if not I'm going to explain anyway. Modern Family is an American show following 3 families (who are technically one big family but they live separately). It is absolutely hilarious and each episode brings another trail of mishap and laughter!

I have been watching Modern Family with my family for almost a year now and we are already on Season 5. My favourite characters are Haley, Alex, Cam and Mitchell as they are all absolutely hilarious in their own way (Haley is dumb, Alex is manipulative, Cam is over the top and Mitchell is sarcastic) however I love all the characters.

A few nights ago though, I had a mini meltdown inside my head because Modern Family isn't real. Obviously, I know that it isn't real and it's all made up, but trying to get that in my brain was really hard because I want it to be real more than anyone can understand. Just thinking that these are all just actors playing a made-up character for our entertainment and money makes me feel so sad, it's so weird. It is impossible to put into words, it just makes me want to sit back and cry. Anyone who has ever hard-core fangirled over something should get this.

I know it's bad how much I care, but I do and it doesn't help that I'm unlikely to be able to ever explain this to one of the actors or creatives behind the show.

Do you watch Modern Family? Do you relate?



It's Finally Friday - ideas for the weekend: MOVIE SPECIAL

Hola Lexicans! Today I'm back with another It's Finally Friday and isn't it incredible to think I've been doing this series for over a year now! Today I'm doing a movie special, as there are a LOT of new movies that have come out lately and *surprise, surprise* it's raining again in England so going to the cinema seems perfect at the moment. Take it away! *bows*

Alice Through The Looking Glass

I. Need. To. Watch. This. Movie. This came out at the end of May now (so it's not exactly new, but ya know ;)). I loved the Alice in Wonderland series, a timeless classic (literally!) and I'm very interested to see what approach the directors have taken with this. I've seen the trailer and it looks magical, thrilling and a little spooky in places!

Finding Dory

I absolutely loved Finding Nemo. I watched it at a Kids Club on holiday in Greece and I (think) it made me cry so I will definitely be watching this. All the people who have already seen Finding Dory really liked it, no matter how old they were and I think it will bring back some childhood memories (I say that like I'm not still a child haha).



Everyone has heard about this new movie, in celebration of 100 years of one of the greatest children's authors, Roald Dahl so this doesn't need much explaining. Basically, The BFG, one of Roald Dahl's most famous books is becoming a movie. I have to admit to having not read The BFG, but I still can't wait to see this movie.

Nine Lives

I saw an advert for this movie today and I instantly wanted to see it. It's about a girl and her pet cat, who can talk! It looks like it's going to be so funny and full of mishaps! I'm already persuading my mum to take my siblings and I to see it next week, although my sister is fixed on seeing The Secret Life Of Pets. Which brings me on to my next movie...

The Secret Life Of Pets

Ever wonder what your pets get up to when you're not at home? Or do you just assume they sit and do nothing? Like the title of this movie may suggest, this film is all about what your pets do when you're not at home. Again, this looks like it's going to be absolutely hilarious and it's from the makers of Despicable Me so I know what to expect (laughs, laughs and more laughs)!

Anyway, there are some great movies for the family! Have you seen any of them? Which sound like your kind of movie?

It's Finally Friday - what are you up to in the weekend?



Ways To Live Forever - book review

Hola Lexicans! As promised today I will be posting a book review of the book Ways To Live Forever by Sally Nicholls. Over the weekend, I went to Wales and on the journey back I read Ways To Live Forever.

Ways To Live Forever is all about an 11 year old boy called Sam. Like any other boy, Sam has dreams. He wants to fly in an airship, travel to space, get drunk and kiss a girl (obviously not all in one day!!) To anyone who didn't know him that well, Sam may appear like a normal 11 year old boy but he's not. You see, Sam has leukaemia, a life-threatening form of cancer. He has a best friend, who also has cancer (although a different type) and together they make a list of things they want to do before they die. But will Sam run out of time?


This book was one of the most heartwarming books I have ever read. I NEVER cry at books, even really sad ones but this book made me cry on many occasions, which is so unusual. At the same time, this book was very light and had a lot of very funny parts too which I liked. It was written almost like a diary so it really got inside Sam's head which made the book a lot more touching, as I got to know Sam a lot better rather than you would if it was written in a 3rd person point of view. I honestly cannot put in words how much I loved this book, it made me laugh then cry, then laugh and then cry again.

I would recommend this book to anyone aged 9-12 who likes a really moving and thought provoking books which also has a lot of funny bits at the same time. Also, I found out when I was googling it to get the picture, that they made it into a film which I'll definitely be watching, although I'm a little scared because I do not want it to ruin the book. If I watch it I'll let you know and maybe I'll review it. Overall I loved this book!

Have you read this book? Does it sound like something you'd want to read? I'll be back soon with some holidays posts about my holiday in Thailand so watch out for them!