Why Parks and Recreation is the show you might have missed.

Now I’m late to the game when it comes to Parks and Recreation but I feel like I should have been watching this show from the very beginning and heres why:

1. The Concept

The concept is very much like the American version of ‘The Office’ except for a little less dry humour. Sometimes the humour is thrown in in such a childish way but it really works for this show. I believe this show is what kicked started another great show ‘Modern Family’


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2. The Cast.

Now that I have binged watched all seven seasons I can clearly see how the cast became a family and created some of the worlds biggest stars.

Chris Pratt is probably one of the biggest stars to come out of the show and it’s a well known fact that Chris Pratt was only meant to be on the show for one season but he had such charisma as his character that producers decided to keep him on for the rest of time which inevitably gave us one of our hottest movies stars who is still extremely funny and no one knows where Andy Dwyer stops and Chris Pratt begins.

Amy Pohler started from the beginning and we got to see her character go from extremely quirky to someone who really struggled to like her job to someone who couldn’t decide where to stay. At the beginning her character annoyed me a little but in the end I loved her.

Audrey Plaza plays April Ludgate who is my all time favourite character because she hates people. Maybe it’s because I can see myself in her sometimes or maybe by the end she slowly shows people that she’s not actually that mean and she does care.



The rest of the cast are amazing as well and they all have their little quirks whether it’s Toms new business plan or Ann trying to find the right one. Each add a different aspect to their character and thats what makes it such a good cast.

3. Garry, Jerry, Larry

Poor Garry (Jerry, Garry, Larry, Terry). The poor guy has been through hell working in that office. He’s the butt of all the jokes and mishaps that happen and his poor name changes. I’ll admit that I called him Jerry for ages. He went from – Garry -> Jerry -> Larry -> Terry -> Garry. This seven season running joke is the best one. He also receives a lot of abuse but in a nice way because he’s such a nice guy. Glad they gave him a nice family and a nice home. He deserved it.



4. The Storylines

The storylines were consistent. There was no confusion about what was going on but you could dip into an episode and not be too confused. When I first started watching the show I had read what were the best episodes to watch and they all said London Part one and Part two. So I dived into that episode and wasn’t confused at all. (Also highly recommended to watch that episode) and that whats so great. You can get a taste of the show from the any episode. When you watch the entire boxset you will understand why London also sets up for Chris Pratt’s temporary departure from the show (he was filming Guardians of the Galaxy at the time) and why it was important to show that within the show.


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So thats my reasons

Bonus reason could be because some of the lines are improvised and they make it in to the show. That rarely happens and when they do they are comedy gold.



Go and watch the show. You won’t be disappointed.

100 Days of Photos update.

Hi guys,

I’ve been keeping on track of my 100 day photography project but thought you’d all like to see what I’ve been up to. Enjoy 🙂

p.s remember if you want to keep updated on this project follow me on Instagram @lizzydrip91


How a photography project can help you fall back in love with photography.

It’s no secret that I love photography but since finishing uni I have fallen out of my passion and that’s a shame. A few years ago I used to do the Project 365 which is a year-long photography project where you take a photo a day.

I loved doing this and always got mad at myself for forgetting a day. (This happened a few times). I loved it so much that I did it for two years straight. I would have done it for a third year but felt with the final year of university I wouldn’t have been able to keep up with my work and the project so I decided against it.

Well, we also did photography during my final year and I fell deeper in love with the hobby but fell out of it after uni finished as I just had no urge to do it. So I decided two weeks ago to try a new photography project. The date also had to coincide with 100 days till Christmas so I started a photography project called 100 Days of Photos. 

It’s the same concept of the 365 but a bit shorter. Since I started it, I have fallen back in love with photography and now take my time in choosing shots and have gotten out a lot more to get that good shot for the day. So I’m passing on some advice.

1. Start Small.

Don’t just jump into a 365 project because you are more likely going to fail because you were unprepared and it’s easy to lose count. These projects are best started on January 1st. That way all you have to do is take a photo everyday.

I have had previous projects which have run for a month. These are good projects to do. Maybe start a project called October Bloom or something like that. Or even a week of photos called A week in my life. I don’t know but sometimes smaller is easier as it gets you into the habit.

2. You can pick a specific subject

Sometimes people take photos of themselves for a month. Sometimes they take photos of the sky or the leaves. These are all good places to start. I tend to take a photo of whatever has caught my eye that day. These range from flowers, rivers, walls or even amusing cups.

I’m not saying you need a subject but sometimes for guidance it does help.

3. Don’t worry about it

I used to get so annoyed at myself because I missed a day or got the numbers marked wrong. Don’t! It’s meant to be fun so enjoy it. If you miss a day or get muddled it’s fine. It’s all part of the process.

4. Equipment

Now you don’t need some fancy camera to do this project but it can help in capturing certain subject. Don’t worry too much because my past 16 photos have been captured using my phone.

I do recommend using Instagram if you’re using your phone to do these projects because it’s a great way to share you talent. I’ve had loads more views and likes since I started 15 days ago so it’s given me such a boost. Sometimes it’s nice to have that little bit of reassurance from strangers and it does keep you on track.

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Autumn is the best season

Why I hear you ask. Well let me explain my reasoning.

1. The Trees, the leaves, the nature.

Well as we all know when Autumn hits the leaves start to change. They change from the typical green to a wonderful array of reds, yellows, oranges and browns. They then fall to the ground where they crunch under foot and I for one get a slight giddy feeling when I hear the crunch in my boots.

It is also a photographers dream of colour and shapes. The contrasts of colour and shapes create an awesome photography feel. (I will start taking the camera out on walks with Alfie)


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2. The air.

The air always feels more crisp and people make that change from summer clothes to autumn clothes. This is a change from flip flops to boots, no jacket to autumn jacket. I really love autumn fashion because of the shoes. Secretly I love the boots especially the knee high boots.



3. The shows

All my favourite shows start returning. I’ll admit I love American shows and Autumn is when they start their new season runs. It’s like they know that the weather is turning colder and people will stay inside. Clever studio executives.

I’m super excited for Arrow to return as I think this is the best of the DCU (DC universe for those who don’t know) but I’ll rant about that on another post. But I’m also excited for some new shows to keep me entertained in the colder nights.



4. The food

I saved the best for last. Who doesn’t love good food when the weather changes. It’s when Butternut squashes are the best tasting comfort food. Hot chocolates with marshmallows on top during your binge watch of shows and that never ending attempt at making casseroles with numerous ingredients.

Autumn is definitely the time of year to experiment with food and use more root vegetables such as parsnips, butternut squashes and aubergines. It’s a generally yummy season.



Well thats my favourite season but unfortunately it’s followed by a really cold one so thats the downside.

Sometimes it’s good not to live up to a gender stereotype.

I’m a girl and I do like things that a girl is supposed to like. I like shopping and handbags. But I don’t always like Pink and unicorns. I like getting down and dirty and playing rough. I like working out and lifting weights. I love playing games and reading comics.

The question I’m asking throughout this is: Should I really care about the stereotypes?

I grew up around two brothers (I have four but don’t really see the others) so I grew up with the motto Learn to fight back or get hurt which in my defence I did and my brothers got punched a lot and I got away with it because they were told to stop picking on your sister. Win Win.

But did this effect my in my future choices. Well I think it might have.

Let me explain. One of my brothers is a little bit older than the other one so he was really into game consoles and when he lived with us he had the most up to date console there was. This was a Playstation 2 (I know so retro) with Grand Theft Auto and I’m talking the 8-bit style GTA. Anyways, Myself and my other brother were allowed to play on the Playstation when he let us.

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So we would be playing GTA and playing the who can last longer in a police car chase game and I think that’s where my passion grew from. However even in the modern world this is still not expected from girls like me and is still granted as a phase.

Another reason I don’t like up to a stereotype is I love reading comics and graphic novels of my favourite superheroes. This is definitely not expected of a girl like me and again is called a phase because of the movies that are currently out which are a little superhero based. But I was watching Batman when I was a little girl in a dress and loved the caped crusader all this time. (hint the reason he’s my favourite superhero). My knowledge of superhero is outstanding and really helps when people have questions.



I still believe in this modern world a girl is expected to like dolls and horses and a boy is expected to like cars and monsters. When I have children this will not be the case. If they want to watch Batman like I did then they can. If they want to play dress up in a dress they can. Who am I to dictate what they should do. It never did me any harm. I’m a graduate media student who has a passion for social media and photography and I believe this wouldn’t be the case if I didn’t have those early passions.