Saturday 24 December 2011


I'd just like to wish everyone a wonderful all truly deserve it! Eat, drink and be merry! And be sure to watch all the fabulous classic Christmas films you can!

Niamhy x

Friday 9 December 2011

If You Are What You Love And You Do What You Love...

I am literally in awe. I SAW THIS. I WAS THERE WHEN THIS WAS HAPPENING. Well...not in this particular location but I did see this happening right before my very eyes (I was at the cool am I?!) just a little over three months ago.  It is phenomenal, sensational, fantastical, all the positive words that have a similar structure to the previous ones stated!

These guys are so talented. Charlie, Tom, Urby, Michael, Fred (and Dr.'re still in the band in my little mind)-I am completely envious of your ability to make something so stunningly beautiful from a series of a few notes and such simple yet heartfelt lyrics. I am going to go hang my head in shame due to my atrocious composition that I must submit for my GCSE Music. But not before I listen to this BEYOND gorgeous song for the two millionth time. Ladies and gentlemen...GIVE A LITTLE LOVE!

Sunday 16 October 2011

A Few Weekends In Outfits...That Title Doesn't Even Make Sense...I'm Awful At This...Seriously...

Over the past few weeks I've had the absolute pleasure of being able to have three of the most amazing experiences in my life. However, because I become completely inarticulate when attempting to describe said experiences, I decided it was probably best if I just posted photos of the outfits I wore. Obviously. That would just be an easy alternative, wouldn't it? So, without further ado, MY OUTFITS!


The Overtones, 2nd October. Possibly the greatest night of my life so far. It'll probably be the last few hours I'll remember when the dementia's got me. And I can't even fathom the words to describe it. Ajdbchbajcbihabc. That is all.

Everything is basically from Topshop. Wait...yeah, everything. Something is going to become very clear as this article progresses...


My Cousin Louis' Wedding, 7th October. It was 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' themed. And it was awesome. And I loved it. And it was also one of the best nights of my life. And there was dancing. LOTS AND LOTS OF DANCING!

Dress-Topshop ( it becoming any clearer now?)
Shoes-Irregular Choice


Noah And The Whale, 9th October. The Overtones and Noah And The Whale are pretty much the only two modern bands that I fangirl over, so seeing the both of them in the matter of a week was really something. It was all standing (except for the old folks in the balconies) and I was the smallest person there and yes, a couple of times I did get trampled on...BUT IT WAS STILL A NIGHT OF AMAZING BRILLIANCE!

Please excuse the ugly wires in the corner.
 Jumper, shirt and Chelsea boots-Topshop
My awesome earrings which you can't actually see but which totally need a mention-Urban Outfitters


The Day Of Extreme Boredness*, 11th October. I don't even know what to do with my life. And all I want to do is go shopping. And eat blueberry muffins. And the world is so unfair. How long until Downton Abbey comes on my telly-box?!

Shirt and brogues-Topshop...
Skirt-River Island

So I'll just sit here for the rest of the day with a face on me that looks a little like this....

....and firmly believe in the phrase that 'absence makes the heart grow fonder'. 'Cos I haven't seen my Sunday Staff Buddies in about three weeks.

Au revoir! Hold on a anyone still reading this?!

PS-anyone guess what my favourite shop is? ;-P


Monday 10 October 2011

Five Reasons Why I Will Never Trust Peter Lorre's Character In A Movie Ever Again


I have always considered Mr. Peter Lorre as the greatest character actor of all time. There is simply no denying it-THE MAN WAS FABULOUS! Whenever I noted his presence in a film, I always looked forward to his appearance, even if it was only for approximately ten minutes (I'm looking at you, Casablanca!). Okay, so maybe his characters never were the straightest rulers in the pencil case, but they were never entirely horrid-you always knew, deep down, they were alright fellows.

However, after watching one Lorre film (and said film will become known in a few lines time) I fear I may never be able to look at Peter the same way again. Behold, my five reasons why I will never trust Peter Lorre's character in a movie ever again!

1) Anyone who watches Fritz Lang's M and still thinks all Lorre's characters are sound guys seriously needs their sanity and morals thoroughly examined.

2) He peels oranges in the most peculiar way.

3) His voice changes with whichever language he is speaking. I know you may say this is stupid, but think about-you CAN recognise a voice even if the person who belongs to said voice is speaking a different language. But oh no, not with Peter-HIS IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT! WHAT THE HECK?!

This is him speaking in M. Recognise that voice?! I THINK NOT!

4) His whistling is perfection. I can't trust someone with a perfect whistle.

5) Aren't these reason enough not to trust his characters?!

I'm not saying I don't like Peter Lorre-I still think he's one of the greatest actors ever ever ever...I'm just saying that I'll probably be having nightmares about him over the coming weeks and then after that I'll burst into tears every time he pops up in a film. That is all.

Sunday 4 September 2011



It actually lasted a year (even if I don't blog as often as I would like to) lovely people cannot possibly know how happy I am about this. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

I was hoping to write a longer post but my house has been absolutely manic today, so a proper post will follow and I must accept the award the lovely Miss Casey of Noir Girl passed on to me! A LOT OF STUFF IS PLANNED! IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHEN I ACTUALLY GET AROUND TO DOING IT!

So I shall leave you with Clara Bow eating a birthday cake. For Born In The Wrong Decade. Obviously. ;-P

Sunday 28 August 2011

Quote Of The Day (and Happy Birthday, Donald O'Connor)!

Happy birthday to the ever-wonderful, brilliant, fantastic Mr. Donald O'Connor! And he always dazzles with that footwork!

'I'm not a good choreographer: I can't remember what I put down.'

Oh, Donald! Oh, you do make me laugh!

Saturday 9 July 2011

My New Growing Obsession...WITH EDITH PIAF!

I probably use the term 'fan-girl' too loosely. In actual fact, I'm a fan-girl of few things, but when I fan-girl I properly FAN-GIRL. AND I'M NOT ASHAMED TO SAY IT! Among my obsessions, as you can probably tell from my blog, are The (Ever-Lovely, Totally Awesome, Proud To Be A Toner) Overtones, The (Twistin'-N-Shoutin') Beatles, Bobby (I Dazzle You With That Footwork) Darin and Alfred (The Master Of Suspense) Hitchcock. I have no idea why I just put those little...I don't even know what they the middle of my's probably because I'm completely Abby Normal (thank you for reminding me of that, Rosie!)'s probably not.


(There are more wee obsessions of mine, but I cannot think of them at this particular moment of time.)

But I feel a new passion a-brewin'...and it cannot be's rushing through my veins...I sing her songs everywhere I go...and I don't even know what half the words new object-of-fangirling is...EDITH PIAF!

I need that mic in my life
Even just writing this post I'm singing 'Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien' under my breath, attempted vibrato and all! IT'S ADDICTIVE! Okay, so maybe I'm just making the sounds she's making most of the time (I'm not fluent in French...YET!), but I find her music so beautifully romantic and powerful. Maybe it's the language, maybe it's the music, maybe it's Edith's unique voice...I don't know, but whatever it is, it has completely got me hooked.

I leave you with my favourite Edith song (oh so very cliché, I know, but it's gotta be La Vie En Rose!), and assure you that you will no doubt be seeing more of Ms. Piaf on this blog in the future.


(I don't own this! Just to clear that up! ;-P)


Sunday 19 June 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Hope all those brilliant fathers out there had the wonderful day they all deserve!

What follows is a series of photos of amazingly cool fathers. You have been warned-the cuteness may kill you.

Bobby and Dodd Darin

Alfred and Patricia Hitchcock

Donald and Donna O'Connor (and Mrs. O'Connor)

Russ and Amber Tamblyn

Fred and Fred Astaire (hehe)

Michael and Vanessa Redgrave

Tony and Jamie Lee Curtis
Told ya it would kill.

Saturday 18 June 2011

Quote Of The Day (and Happy Birthday, Macca)!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR MR. MCCARTNEY (or Paul, to his friends...which includes me...the two of us are best buds...I mean, I have known him for 14 years and all)!

'I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird.'

The word 'weird' doesn't sound like a real word anymore.

I seriously adore this photo. GEEK SPECS!

Friday 10 June 2011

Evil Songs-Adorable

So I sort of forgot that this series actually existed. Never mind-it has returned, and with a VENGEANCE! MWAHAHAHAHA!

Okay, not really. It's actually back with The Drifters, and 'Adorable'.

I have been singing this continuously for about...hmm, must be THREE MONTHS NOW! I'm being completely serious. It's out to get me.


*note to self-remember to come off caps lock sometimes*

PS-this ain't my video! Just to let you all know!

Sunday 5 June 2011

Very Smooth Moves Going On Over Here! (AKA I'm Ashamed Of My Niamhy Shuffle When I Watch These Dudes And Their Coolness)

First and foremost, I need to apologise for my abandonment of my lovely bloggy-wog. Sometimes school seriously stinks, ESPECIALLY when you've got exams coming up. And you're stressed. And you've got A PILE of homework that just has to be done. But enough of my ranting, onto the point of this post...

Sometimes I am just amazed when I watch certain people perform. They have such a presence on stage, I sit and gaze at them with my jaw skimming the floor. TOTALLY. IN. AWE.

So here are some of the 'smooth moves', as they are lovingly acknowledged brain, that leave me longing for slippy shoes and a bit more suave.

Bobby Darin-Midnight Special. If I'm being completely honest, I cannot watch this without ending up in fits of giggles. Bobby is obviously having the time of his life up there! YOU GO, BOBBY!

Elvis Presley-Suspicious Minds. The dude's just cool.


Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor-The Sitting Dance. They are sitting. And dancing. AT THE SAME TIME. Anyone who says this isn't awesome doesn't know the true definition of awesome.

Well, I think that's enough to baffle and amuse your eyes for now. Au revoir, dear friends!

PS-I DO NOT OWN THESE VIDEOS. Just to avoid any trouble-better safe than sorry!

Friday 20 May 2011

Posh Frock Friday (Even Though My 'Frock' Is Not 'Posh')!

I don't do much on Fridays. Um...let me rephrase that. I do NOTHING on Fridays. Therefore, on Fridays, I rarely wear a 'posh frock'. But I just figured, what the hey! I've been wanting to take part in Kate's little phenomenon for a wee while, so why not now? So, here is yours truly, sporting not a posh frock (and The Best Spectacles Ever Created By Mankind, my beloved geek glasses, which I have continuously raved about on Twitter)!

(Excuse the awful quality of the photo. We were having typical Irish weather and the light was RUBBISH. Plus there's only one, because I was in a wee bit of a rush because my aunt was coming over. So basically my Posh Frock Friday post was a fail, but next week's WILL be better. I PROMISE!)

PS-And yes. I am actually that height.

This is my 'What The Hey!' pose.

Quote Of The Day (and Happy Birthday, Mr. Stewart)!

Happy birthday Mr. Stewart!

'I always told Hitch that it would have been better to put seats around the set and sell tickets.'
I would call him by his first name, but I'm never sure what to call him: James or Jimmy? What do you lovely people call him?

Saturday 14 May 2011

Happy Birthday, Bobby Darin!

'I want to make it faster than anyone has ever made it before. I'd like to be a legend by the time I'm 25.'

75 years ago today (it's still today in the US!), a little boy with the name Walden Robert Percival Cassotto was born in the Bronx, New York. This little boy was to become one of the most talented, versatile, inspiring, amazing, charismatic stars of all time. This little boy was Bobby Darin.
At the teeny tiny age of 8, Bobby suffered continuous bouts of rheumatic fever, leaving him with a weak heart and frail body for the rest of his life. The doctors even said it would be a miracle if he made it to 16. So Bobby vowed to all he possibly could in the short time he was bound to have on earth. And that he did.
With a massive career spanning 16 years, Bobby left this world a legacy to ensure he was never forgotten. Bucket loads of awards and nominations (including an Academy Award nomination for his role in Captain Newman MD) under his belt, films to be enjoyed by all, TV performances to be watched over and over, and last, but by no means least, a myriad of songs that will live on forever. 
I find it so difficult to find the words to explain my feelings for Bobby. I always either go completely fan-girl over him or I am totally speechless-and on this particular occasion I am sitting on the 'speechless' fence! So I shall let the final words of this post come from the man himself, my hero, Mr. Bobby Darin (yeah, I use this quote ALL THE TIME, but I think they are the cleverest words EVER!):

'It isn't true that you live only once. You only die once. You live lots of times if you know how.' 

Quote Of The Day!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOBBY DARIN (my little homage will be up later)!

'If you don't try, if you don't do something for yourself, you won't get anywhere.'

Wednesday 4 May 2011

Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn!

'For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.'
'As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.'

'If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.'
'The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.'

Only a true lady could speak words of such genius and meaning. On this day in 1929, a little girl was born in Belgium and her name was Audrey Kathleen Ruston. This little girl would grow up to be one of the best-loved and most talented actresses of all time, as well as a fantastic person, with a passion for humanitarian work and well-known for her contribution to UNICEF projects. I am positive that Audrey Hepburn will never be forgotten, and rightly so. She is as much an inspiration to people, especially young women, today as she was way back in the 1950s, when she first came into the public eye with her role in Roman Holiday. Happy 82nd Birthday to my idol, the fabulous Audrey Hepburn!

Saturday 23 April 2011

Quote Of The Day (and Happy Birthday, Sandra Dee)!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE FABULOUS SANDRA DEE (a known object of my envy)!

Okay, so technically it's belated now, seeing as it's now tomorrow...hmm...I'm a wee bit sleep depraved, and am not making sense. Let us allow Sandra's quotes do the talking!

'I used to sign vouchers and sign-out sheets with 'Alexandra Dee.' Somehow it stuck.'

I really do love Sandra. And Bobby. And Dodd. I love the whole Cassotto clan. Yeah, I definitely need sleep, but I can't after tonight's Doctor Who. That was scary stuff. And now I'm blabbing on. Sorry, peoples.

I think I stole this off Millie...sorry, m'dear!

The Deep And Wonderful World Of The Irish Accent...

Okay, so there are a couple of people to blame for this new series, and I ain't one of them. I'm looking at you, Millie and Fern! IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT!

Basically, I'm going to give whoever is reading a little taster of the numerous Irish accents.

But I must warn you, this may take a while...there are only 32 counties but a LOT of accents. I might just focus on the coolest ones. Depends on how I feel.

So, prepare yourself, lovely reader, for me cringing/swooning over many an accent! I think this could be fun.

I'm allowed to be stereotypical-I am Irish!

Rome...By All Means, Rome...

Rome...By All Means, Rome...


Sunday 17 April 2011

The Dill Man's Belated Birthday!


However, I've run out of Bradford Brilliance to blog about. I didn't think it would be possible, but it is...

And so, I leave you with all the Bradford I have...PHOTO SPAM!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Dillman!

His fabulous moustache!

His red shirt!
There is nothing out of the ordinary in this photo!

And again!

Nice wall!