Watch Ed Sheeran’s Soulful Cover of Christina Aguilera’s ‘Dirrty’

I am just a little bit in love with this guy!

TIME

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran stopped by BBC Radio 1 Tuesday to offer an adorable reading of the weather report — and also to sing Christina Aguilera’s 2002 hit “Dirrty” for the station’s Live Lounge. The segment features popular singers covering other artists, often in delightfully genre-bending ways. (See the Arctic Monkeys covering Drake and Kings of Leon covering Robyn.)

Though Sheeran totally crushes it on “Dirrty,” he revealed that he’d originally planned to tackle a different tune:

Sheeran puts his soulful spin on Aguilera’s vocals and even tackles Redman’s rap verse. Good job, Ed. No wonder Taylor Swift loves you so much.

Read next: Listen to Ed Sheeran Adorably Read the Weather Report

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Pitch Perfect 2 Pitch Slaps Fans With a Brand New Trailer

Cannot wait for this film!

TIME

The Barden Bellas are back, people! The new Pitch Perfect 2 trailer is packed with acca-mazing covers of Miley Cyrus and Beyoncé (bow down, Bellas, bow down). And while details on the sequel’s plot are still scarce, we now know the team is suspended after Rebel Wilson’s Fat Amy shows a little too much skin during a performance. Alas, very little holds these girls down, even the world.

Pitch Perfect 2 hits theaters May 15, 2015.

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Liebster Award.

This has come as a complete surprise but I have been nominated for the Liebster Award. To have been nominated after such a small space of time is lovely and I want to thank diydaisyxo for her support!

It’s really difficult for me to find people to nominate as I am so new to the blogging world so I apologise if people have already been nominated. I do promise to update this nomination list in the future when I stumble across (and fall in love with!) some other new blogs.

My nomination list so far:

Little Miss Notting Hill

Beauty and the Bookcase

Jessica Spencer

Lead with the Hips

Time for Elle Tea?

The above blogs have less that 200 followers. I have visited all of their sites and love their posts so far, so you really should check them out if you haven’t already. Now the rules of the game are as follows. diy daisy has given me some questions to answer which I will do so below. I then write a list of questions for my nominations to answer. So here goes…

1. What/who inspired you to start a blog?

After splitting up with my long term boyfriend and having had basically a really rubbish 2014, I decided I wanted a project to focus on a fill my time with. And so unlikelynonsense was born!

2.What are your guilty pleasures?

Greys Anatomy, biscuits for breakfast on the occasional weekend, a night in bed with my heated blanket instead of a night on the town!

3.What are your pet hates?

Lying,  bad breath and people not giving me space when I need it.

4.What is your favourite meal?

Beef in red wine sauce!

5.Would you rather be boiling hot or freezing cold?

Freezing cold.

6.Books or movies?

Books. Always books.

7.What food do you snack on endlessly?

Pringles. In fact any crisps really. I have to avoid the savoury snack aisle in Tesco!

8.What’s your favourite season?

Autumn. I love being able to wrap up in jumpers and scarves again. I think it’s the prettiest season by far.

9.What are you’re top 3 favourite songs right now?

Ed Sheeran- Don’t, Sam Smith – I’m Not The Only One, Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk 

10.Who is your favourite celebrity and why?

I don’t have a favourite celebrity. I don’t really pay much attention to them! If I had to say anyone I guess I would go with Emma Watson because she has shown that no matter your gender, age or occupation, you can still fight for what you believe in.

11.How many of your New Years resolutions have you given up on already?

1 – To save money! It’s not that I have given up, it’s just that I haven’t even started!

And my questions to my nominations are…

1. What is your favourite ever book?  2. What beauty product can you not live without? 3. If you had to spend the day as the opposite gender what would you do? 4. If you could be any disney character who would you be? 5. What’s your favourite form of exercise? 6. Where in the world would you least like to visit? 7. What is your most used emoticon? 8. What is your favourite month and why? 9. Describe your perfect night out (or in!)? 10. If you could time travel, what time would you go back to?

I look forward to reading your answers! Thank you again to the wonderful diydaisy!

Mwah!

L x

I should be a dreamer.

Dreamer: To wonder aimlessly with your head in the clouds.
That is what the jumper I am currently wearing says. I bought it because it’s one of those really soft thin cotton tops that slouch over your shoulder and make you look like you made no effort in your choice of bedroom outfit, but actually you know it looks cute and sexy with a pair of shorts and bed socks. I don’t know why I bought it with this in mind because a) I have no-one who will see my “cute undone” look and b) I’m always too cold so end up wearing it under a fluffy dressy gown and with long pj bottoms which probably should have been thrown out a long time ago.
Anyway, I noticed the definition and it made me smile because that’s exactly how I would describe my life right now. I have no idea what I am doing or where I am going. Usually, I would read a statement like this and think of it as whimsical and romantic, imagining a young woman on her travels with no ‘life plan’ or worries about where she will end up. But that’s not me. Instead my clouds are grey; student debt to pay off, a house to find, promotions I should be fighting for, the tiny voice which talks about going travelling which I keep choosing to ignore because the idea is too scary – all of these clouds surround me and I’m just plodding on with day to day life, ignoring them all for now.
The problem is that I had a plan. I knew what was going to happen in my immediate future and I always thought myself lucky- looking at other people my age with no idea of what they want or how to achieve it. And suddenly my viewpoint shifts and I no longer have the house and family on the horizon. So many people have told me how amazing this opportunity is; how I don’t have to consider anyone but myself and that I can do anything I want to do with youth on my side. I feel like this should be the beginning of something amazing but I have no idea how to make these things happen. I don’t know what I want. The most adventurous I ever got was joining a yoga class.

I don’t mean to sound all down-in-the-dumps. I just don’t really know where to find the inspiration and motivation to start getting out there! Any advice is more than welcome!

L x

Introductions.

I guess the most obvious thing to first is to introduce myself, which might actually be a little difficult because I plan to blog anonymously. I’m a primary school teacher, half way through my second year and while it is pretty obvious that teachers are also humans and have lives outside of their career, unfortunately, the education system doesn’t seem to have realised this yet. Therefore, we are expected to guard our personal lives closely, and any information that might lead to students actually finding out we drank alcohol at the weekend or that our relationship status changed to ‘it’s complicated’ is certainly frowned upon. But I want to be honest and blunt when I write and so the easiest thing to do is to keep my identity secret.

So hi, I’m L. Here’s a few things you might like (or not) to know about me.

I’m 24, living in Manchester, England (my home town) with my parent’s. My relationship of 5 years recently ended, which is okay, but I realised the hard way that when that happens you don’t only lose your partner, you end up losing your home and your independence, your financial situation dramatically changes and your priorities suddenly shift. And in this case, none of that was my own choice. But I’m not bitter about that at all – I promise.

To deal with all of that I threw myself into a project – #ProjectStopGettingFat. Basically, I needed something to fill my time and so I joined the gym and lost 3 stone. Which is a good thing because it hadn’t occurred to me that jumping up to a size 16 and eating a tube of Pringles a day was a bad thing when I was living in loved up bliss. But when faced with the impending doom of someday having to ‘get back out there’ and actually flirt with the opposite sex, you look a little more closely in the mirror and it was at that point when I decided to make the change. So yeah, I did that.

I like reading. I’ve always been a book person and dream of filling my retirement home with shelves of books I have collected over the years. Having said that, I did recently cave in and buy a Kindle because I was forced to hire a bigger storage unit not because of the furniture I needed to hide away for a while, but because I have too many boxes of books to fit in the family home.

I spend too much money. I know I should be saving, paying off my overdraft and probably topping up my pension or something but I literally cannot resist spending money. It’s a bit embarrassing really. So this month will be my first attempt at sticking to a budget. I’m not optimistic to be honest.

Which leads me to my next point – I’m waiting for a parcel to be delivered. I ordered a new coat last week and I can’t wait for it to get here so find myself checking it’s delivery status like every two minutes.

I am aware that you probably didn’t need to know that.

Right what else? I’m in the middle of series 10 of Grey’s Anatomy (please no spoilers!) and if Jackson Avery turned up at my door tomorrow – I wouldn’t say no. I prefer crisps to chocolate, hate baked beans and drink more coffee now I’ve entered the world of work. I sleep too much, would happily live in my pyjamas and tend to prefer a night in to a night out. Having said that, I am learning to handle my drink better and now manage to stay up past 1am if vodka is involved. And yes, I do consider than an achievement. I recently discovered LUSH products and now my bedroom smells like a perfume factory. Rightmove is permanently open in my web browser, I listen to Ed Sheeran’s X daily and right now, I’m procrastinating – I should be planning lessons for next week.

So that’s a better picture of me. Reading it back, I haven’t exactly sold myself but I’m edging my bets and hoping that other people in their twenties will ‘totally be able to relate’ and might even reassure me that my life isn’t as pathetic and I believe it to be. Now I’m going to get back under the duvet (despite being in my jeans) put Greys on the iPad and seriously think about walking the dog and starting on my planning. I might also text the guy I’m kind-of-seeing-but-keeping-things-really-casual-or-maybe-we-aren’t-even-a-thing-at-all again (I don’t really know what the deal is with this whole ‘dating’ thing), just in case he missed my last 5 messages he hasn’t replied to. But that’s another story…

L x