This is the Only Way

It’s a strange phenomenon, the Only Way is Essex. Yet it is such compelling viewing. I love it.

I'm in Essex girl

I’m sure the majority of you have heard of it or seen it by now. It’s a group of people, mid twenties, making their way in Essex. The gossip, the girls, the booze. Everything.

Mark Wright is the leader of the group if you like, stringing along a trio of beauties. Thumbs up to him.

Apparently the show is ”fixed”, I don’t buy it. Sure, as the credits state the show is set up for your entertainment, but I do believe it is purely improvised, and which the people involved deserve an unbelievable amount of credit.

The stars of the show get alot of criticism which is harsh. They are leading a glamorous lifestyle. You can bet your bottom dollar living in Essex isn’t boring.

This is summarised by the show, The Only Way is Essex, now showing a second series on ITV 2.

Don’t miss out on the fun.


Extra hot

Nando’s is fast becoming my favourite restaurant. An excellent atmosphere in the place really adds to the amazing taste of the peri-peri chicken.

I was feeling adventurous. Usually an orderer of ”hot” flavouring, I thought I’d go one extra and order the ”extra hot” Amidst the burning sensation at the back of my throat, the awesome chicken flavour was still prominent. Truly a brilliant meal, and very enjoyable too.

The staff were very friendly, and very helpful. It set the tone for my night. On a full stomach, I was able to drink and dance, whilst staying in a presentable (well, almost!) fashion.


I played snooker for the first time in a few years. How big are the tables!? It took me a while to get into the swing of things, and I’m pleased to say I got a break of 43! A years membership was soon signed up at my local snooker joint, and that means one thing only.

Ronnie O’Sullivan watch out!


A word on Wayne Rooney’s goal: WOW. One of the greatest volleys of all time? Possibly. I quite liked Laurent Robert’s elegant volley for Newcastle, and of course Marco van Basten’s for Holland is right up there. Credit to Rooney though, to get that high in the air and produce that power, well it takes some beating.

Still, they won’t win the league though.

And on the Orange Sofa

Since 1995, a football programme has provided many a laughs in must see TV on a Saturday morning.

The orange sofa, 16 years into it’s life, still provides a great stature bringing in brilliant guests. To maintain high levels of entertainment is staggering.

The lovely Helen Chamberlain is a lad’s dream women. Beautiful, funny, and knows the offside rule. (Sian Massey files under one third of this category) She has been a mainstay on the Orange Sofa, and to have stayed for so long has been incredible. She has stayed through transition periods on the show, and has been brilliant right the way through out.

I started watching Soccer AM when Tim Lovejoy was in prominence. What a guy. I grew up idolising the fella, even adopting the ”Lovejoy is a legend” tagline. Soccer AM could do no wrong. There was nothing better than waking up on a Saturday morning watching goals, goals goals. Tikaboooo son!

For me, the show went down hill when Tim Lovejoy left. Andy Goldstein took over. And the pressure was so high. How could anyone replace Lovejoy? Well the likable Goldstein struggled, lasting only a year presenting the best show on the box.

Chemistry in excellent between the pair. And Max is good too.

He was replaced by a relatively unknown Max Rushden. What a choice of presenter that has now proven to be. I like Max Rushden. His ability to handle banter is brilliant to watch. He comes across as a very likable chap, and has handled the pressure immensely of replacing the legend, a Mr Tim Lovejoy.

16 years on, Soccer AM has maintained it’s level of consistency. The characters churned out every have been brilliant. Well, apart from the man in the caff.

Aiden McGeady displays twinkle toes even off the pitch

According to the Sun, the former Celtic wing wizard has been caught playing away from home. When he isn’t entertaining off the pitch, he looks to be entertaining off it.

Off season in Russia has seen the Irishman return to Glasgow, and with his real missus back in the Cold Country, he’s keeping warm in the hands of another girl.

Naughty naughty. It doesn’t help when the paparazzi are showing photographical evidence to the missus.

The Sun went with Aiden McSeedy. Fair play. And fair play to the player as well. Can you honestly say when a string of beauties chuck themselves at you you’re gonna turn them down? Of course not. That’s the world we live in. Cheryl Cole couldn’t make Ashley stay faithful. I think that is mainly due to Ashley being a cunt but never mind.

Let Aiden live his life. It’s amazing what is classed as front page news these days. Isn’t there huge politic drama going on in Egypt? Not according to the Sun.

Instead, McGeady is ”giving her first Aid”