real men vs. fictional characters

You cannot escape 50 Shades of Grey (or as I still like to think of it courtesy of Cate Pearce, Fifty Shades of Unmitigated Crap). It is seriously everywhere; in book stores, on social media and in the news. I’ve continued to avoid this phenomenon as I really don’t understand the appeal of reading porn. And it seems Kristen Stewart agrees with me. When she was asked about 50 Shades of Grey recently, she said “But it’s just so raunchy! I mean, obviously, everyone knows that. But when I see people reading it on planes and stuff, I’m genuinely creeped out. Like, you’re basically just reading porn right now! Get that blanket off your lap!” Yes indeed Kristen, yes indeed.

And she’s not the only celebrity talking about it. Earlier this week Jesse Williams (you know, the crazy attractive guy who plays Dr Jackson Avery on Grey’s Anatomy? Still don’t know? Google him and thank me later) tweeted “50 Shades of Grey leads woman to divorce her husband” with the screen shot of an article about a woman who is divorcing her “boring” husband after her attempts to kick-start their love life failed. I’m not even remotely kidding. Read More


one year

Hello my lovelies!

I’m so sorry I’ve been so slack with writing posts. With full time work, my commitments over at KiKi & Tea plus trying to nurture a relationship and keep a social life, my blogging love, musings, has fallen a bit by the wayside. But don’t think I’ve forgotten about it. I haven’t and I will try my hardest to make sure it isn’t as neglected.

So what’s the reason for this post, other than apologising? It’s to commemorate the fact that it has been exactly one year since I started “the musings of monique”! Read More