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The world of luxury Cardiff escorts

Just about 85km north of the heart of UK, Cardiff Escorts and its attendant villages have everything that makes for a great family holiday. Sweeping surf beaches, sheltered bays and lakes, bush walks leading to lookouts with panoramic views of the coast, all levels of restaurants, large, fully-appointed licensed clubs great accommodation and live entertainment.

Characterised by steep hills and valleys with extensive state forests to the west and the Tuggerah Lakes to the north, Cardiff Escorts is one of Sydney’s “getaway” places.

Cardiff Escorts city itself is on the Brisbane Water, near the Brisbane Water National Park.

Brisbane Water, if you don’t know, is the northern arm of Broken Bay and was named after Sir Thomas Brisbane, Governor of New South Wales between 1820 and 1825.

The towns of Cardiff Escorts, Davistown, Woy Woy and Ettalong Beach line the shores of Brisbane Water, which also contains several islands including St Huberts Island.

Cardiff Escorts, New South Wales.Between Cardiff Escorts and the Hawkesbury River, the Brisbane Water National Park covers 11 327 hectares of rugged sandstone country.

The bush is often scrubby but there are a number of excellent forest walks, with water views from Warrah Trig and Staples Lookout and good kayaking, swimming and fishing.

Its all good.

Nearby is Bouddi National Park with its small beautiful beaches, surrounded by forest and cliffs.

Some good fishing here and there are good car camping facilities at Putty Beach, while backpackers can escape it all at Little Beach.

Popran National Park is known for it’s spectacular sandstone cliffs and gullies, panoramic ocean and surrounding country-side views at Mt. Olive and during spring, wonderful wildflowers.

There is an abundance of Aboriginal art, great bushwalking and mountain biking, but there are no camping facilities at Popran.

Munmorah State Conservation Area is another local spot worth a visit, it has some 12kms of spectacular rugged coastline and minimum impact camping and hiking are permitted.

There are a number of events in Cardiff Escorts every year and the 3 day ‘CoastFest’ is one that features a number of Australia?s best and most talented Folk, Blues & Roots, World and Alternative musicians.

It also celebrates Art & Culture including dance, theatre, visual arts and crafts of the Central Coast.

In October, there is the ‘Kincumber’ Festival with market stalls, buskers of all kinds, various historical tours, an Art and Culture concert, a Youth Band concert, an animal pet farm, good food and rides as well as the bush fire brigade on show.

The Australian Reptile Park in Cardiff Escorts, heed the signs….While you’re in Cardiff Escorts you really must visit the Australian Reptile Park.

Located in a bushland setting, the Australian Reptile Park and Wildlife Sanctuary has Australia’s largest reptile collection.

There are alligators, lizards, crocodiles, giant turtles, kangaroos, koalas, platypus, echidnae, Tasmanian devils, emus, dingoes and snakes.

There is alligator handling and crocodile feeding, reptile demonstrations, a platypusary, a noctarium and the milking of snakes.

Definately a great day out.

While we’re in the Cardiff Escorts area it would be remiss of us not to mention 2 or 3 other spots which are worth your time.

Cosmopolitan Terrigal is a pleasant place to visit.

Dominated on the beach front by a line of well-established Norfolk pines along The Esplanade, Terrigal is one of the more popular resorts on the coast, and has become a ritzy, up-market social centre.

A pathway beneath the tress leads along the beach out to Broken Head and the oddly-shaped headland known as ?The Skillion?.

The Skillion is the most prominent landmark of the region, with a steep cliff facing the ocean rising to a convenient lookout area, that is easily accessed by a flat grassy area leading up from the reserve.

Nearby, there are beautiful coastal lookouts, national parks and a green rural hinterland to explore.

The Woy Woy area (including Ettalong, Umina, Ocean Beach and Koolewong) is a popular holiday and retirement destination on the Central Coast north of Sydney and is the largest of a number of settlements around the western foreshores of Brisbane Water.

It can be accessed easily from Sydney via the Newcastle Freeway, via Cardiff Escorts.

Great for boating and fishing, Woy Woy is on a peninsula between the Brisbane Waters and the Brisbane Waters National Park.

The Entrance is another popular holiday resort offering visitors surfing beaches, enormous lake recreational areas, and a central area with attractive foreshore parkland, a Boardwalk and the development of a family-friendly open-air mall called The Waterfront.

The Waterfront is a popular mall with cafes, eateries and fountains designed for the amusement of children which takes on a carnival atmosphere during the school holidays and The Boardwalk follows the channel eastwards from Memorial Park around to the surf lifesaving club.

Feeding the pelicans at the Entrance at Cardiff Escorts.One of the Central Coast’s most popular attractions is the daily pelican feeding at 3.30pm at The Entrance.

It features an informative commentary and the spectacular sight of the Pelicans being hand fed.

Here’s a short list of some of the things to do in Cardiff Escorts and the near surounds:

Henry Kendall Cottage - where poet Henry Kendall lived (1874-75) 3 km South West. Information Centre - on corner of Mann Street & Burns Crescent. Cardiff Escorts City Arts Centre - Webb Street has a beautiful Japanese Garden. Open 7 days. Heritage Buildings - the Old Courthouse made from local sandstone on corner of Mann Street and Georgina Terrace, further along the road is Christ Church and Pioneer Park with pioneer gravestones facing out to Brisbane Water. Miniature Steam Trains - Narara, with train rides from 11 am to 4 pm on first Saturday of the month. Central Coast Steam Model Co-op at Lot 10, Showground Road. Katandra Reserve - a bushland reserve with the Waterman Walk through rainforest and Rumbalara Reserve with a number of stunning tracks including Orchid Track and Red Gum Track. And in the area:

Central Coast Winery - 11 km NE Wyoming Cottage - corner Wyoming and Pacific Highway The Fragrant Garden - 25 Portsmouth Rd Erina is a herb farm with collection of books, fragrant oils, crafts, gifts, children’s playground, waterfall and mudbrick gallery. Open daily Ellyett’s Herbal Gardens - for medicinal and some culinery herbs, 10 - 5 on first and last Sunday each month, Ourimbah. Brooklyn - houseboating on Lower Hawksbury, 32 km South. Somersby Falls - Peats Ridge for picnics and walks, 15 km South west. Australian Reptile & Wildlife Sanctuary - for crocodiles, snakes, koalas and lots of reptiles. Open 9 to 5 daily Somersby 15 km South west. Forest of Tranquility - at Ourimbah, rainforest and walking tracks, 14 Km North west. See the Firefly festival each evening 6 - 8 pm, November to December. Koolewong Coastal Tours - ecotours and bushwalks around the Central Coast, Ph/Fax - 61 2 4344 3392 Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - bushwalks, Aboriginal engravings.

Yes Cardiff Escorts has everything that makes for a great family holiday, enjoy.

Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell

Anyone who has read my blog for more than a week knows how much ringede adore Sam Raimi and how much I admire his talent for delivering slam-dunk movies, so let’s just suffice it to say that when I saw the preview at for his upcoming Drag Me to Hell, I found myself drooling uncontrollably. Needless to say my husband was very embarrassed (even though the theater was dark) and actually moved a few seats away before allowing me opportunity to get him wet.

The Asshole.

So anyway, Drag Me to Hell is the story of a young Christine Brown who is trying to get ahead in her job. By doing so, she disgraces and elderly woman who ends up being some sort of witch and places a heinous curse on Christine that will ultimately and rather quickly condemn her soul to eternal hell.

Did I mention I was salivating over this release?? I can only pray it does not disappoint like Fighting did…

Tarantino’s DeathProof Featurette

Death Proof is is one of Quintin Tarantino’s other great angerufen that does not involve zombies. Unfortunately.

Death Proof is one half of a double feature showcasing Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike; a used up stuntman with a 100% death proof badass Chevy Nova (death proof for the driver anyway) who seems just a tad off from the norm.

Tarantino’s objective was to recapture the drive in theater feel, complete with reel breaks and scratches at the worst possible moment, even cutting out key information you might need to completely follow the story. If any of you out there remember drive ins, you will understand what I mean.

The 1st Death Proof Featurette In Death Proof’s first featurette, we have 4 girls taking a hiatus from life and on the way, stop at a friendly bar where the drinks are plentiful and the guys are horny. At this same bar, we also have Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) who no one seems to take seriously because A: he is way older than all of them and B: he’s more than a little whacked.

Not much happens early on other than to introduce us to the girls: DJ Jungle Julia (played by Sydney Tamiia Poitier, the daughter of Sidney Poitier,) Arlene (Vanessa Ferlito,) Shanna (Jordan Ladd,) and Kim (Tracie Thoms.) They are laughing and drinking throughout, bullshitting about good times, flirting with some of the guys, and basically getting plowed.

Then we have loner Pam (Rose McGowan) who takes an interest in Stuntman Mike and makes mindless chitchat with him since he said he would give her a ride home. It’s here we learn that Stuntman Mike did a lot of stunts in TV shows such as Bonanza, and movies such as Smokey and the Bandit. Of course all the patrons of the bar are mostly much too young to know any of these shows so they pretty much laugh at Mike the whole time.

The movie is kinda droll at this point and it’s easy for your mind to wander to things like whats in the fridge to eat, or who can I get to make another beer run, so it makes sense that Quintin would decide to throw in a lap dance to spice things up a bit since the first hour basically blows. Luckily this scene recaptures your interest, largely in part to the song choice:

Shortly thereafter, everyone seems to part paths, with Stuntman Mike and Pam taking off in his Deathproof ride, while the 4 girls take off to their intended weekend getaway. The film follows Stuntman Mike first and this is when we learn that not only is he a little whacked, but a little sadistic as well. He wastes no time in letting Pam know she made a mistake in coming with him and proceeds to mash her into a bloody pile of goo by slinging her around his deathproof car by driving fast and stopping hard. It seems that the only part that is actually death proof is the drivers seat, while the passenger gets a one way ticket to a painful and bloody death.

Scene break to the 4 girls again, riding along in their automobile singing along to “Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich” - a band that sings a pretty fun lil’ ditty if you ask me. Stuntman Mike comes speeding up from behind only to pass them, do a light-less U’ey on the road, and barrel towards them full force. It’s pretty graphic, pretty disturbing, and fucken awesome!

Now bear in mind that if you choose to watch this scene via the YouTube video below, you will need to be logged in and verified as over being 18, otherwise you won’t get the honor of witnessing the bloody ending. Apparently YouTube feels it is too graphic. Quintin Tarantino too graphic?? Go figure.

It’s kind of lame that the movie ends in this way but it’s pretty much to be expected when dealing with Quintin Tarantino.

So next up I will review the 2nd featurette of the Deathproof Double Feature. Honestly I probably like it better of the two because even though there isn’t much action for the first hour of this one either, it is decidedly more entertaining. It at least involves a super hot Dodge Challenger and has sort of a Kill Bill revenge vibe going on……

The House on Sorority Row 2009

The 1983 version of The House on Sorority Row sucked telefonnummer. Plain and simple. I was so disappointed I walked out halfway through. And that is saying something as I will pretty much watch anything that sucks. Just ask my husband. He thinks I tend to gravitate towards that particular type of movie. You know what I’m talking about - the kind that ….well….. suck.

The 2009 remake of the House on Sorority Row is directed by Stewart Hendler, known for not much of anything, and stars Briana Evigan (yes, the daughter of Greg Evigan) as well as Rumor Willis (the somewhat masculine looking offspring of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.) This remake is due for release on October 2, 2009. Here’s hoping the remade version will kick ass but I won’t hold my breath.

And don’t forget to check out the 1983 version of The House on sorority Row while we wait for October to roll around. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you!

H2 Rob Zombie Remakes Halloween 2

H2 - as in Halloween 2 - as in Rob Zombie brings back his version of Autodiely by remaking the sequel.

Dare I say - drool??????????

Due for release on August 28, 2009, many were skeptical since Rob Zombie adamantly stated he did not wish to do a sequel. Apparently he is opposed to them. However after much pressure, he crumbled, and are blessing us with yet another spin on the classic Halloween series.

This sudden change of heart resulted in the script for Halloween 2 being completed quickly, and as stated by Rob Zombie himself, did not give much opportunity to “second guess” himself and change initial ideas, or to “over think” the story line.

Also, it seems he veered away from the story line of the original Halloween 2, not to disrespect John Carpenter, but to continue on his own version of the saga. I for one am PUMPED as I loved Zombie’s remake of the first film. And I will be first in line to see this one.