Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The Toy Story Theory

Recently, my brother made me aware of The Toy Story Theory.
If you are familiar with Toy Story, I'm sure you'll find this interesting. 
This is the theory: Andy's mom is Emily, Jessie's previous owner.
At first I couldn't believe this, but then I looked closer - Look at Andy's cowboy hat he frequently wears in the movies:
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As you can see, Andy's hat is noticeably different from Woody's. But why wouldn't Andy want to wear a hat that closely resembles the one worn by his favorite toy?
It's no secret that Andy has a close connection with Woody. In Toy Story 2, his mom (who we only know as Ms. Davis) mentions that Woody is an old family toy.
Remember that Woody doesn't even recall that he is a collector's item - a toy made in the 1950s. This is a deviation from other toys who know full well where they come from. It's possible that Woody doesn't know because he's been in Andy's family for a long time, possibly belonging to his father.
Take a close look at Jessie's hat:
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The hat looks familiar. It's the same red hat with white lace that Andy wears. The only difference is that Jessie's hat has a white lace around the center. But look at Andy's hat again.
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There's a faded mark where the white lace should be. Why do you think that is? And what does Jessie have to do with this?
(Bob Saget's voice) Kids, you remember the story of Jessie. Her owner Emily grew up with her, much the same way as Andy. She was incredibly loved, but Emily eventually gave her away when she grew older. Jessie ended up in storage for a long time, as confirmed by her in the movie when she has a literal panic attack over having to go back.
Take a close look at what's on this bed in Emily's room:
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That is a hat that looks extremely similar to, you guessed it, Andy's. The room is also pretty old-fashioned, leaving room for this to take place years before Andy was born.
In fact, you can clearly tell that this isn't modern day with shots like these:
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The only difference between the hat that Emily wears throughout this sequence and Andy's hat is an extra white lace around the center, which is visibly missing from Andy's hat. Otherwise, the hats are identical.
Also, in the donation box that Emily puts Jessie in, we don't see the hat. We do see other remnants of her connection with Jessie, but the hat is noticeably absent. The box isn't even big enough to hold it. So Emily held onto that hat...and maybe passed it on to her child, who would grow to also love a cowboy doll.
We never get a closeup of Emily's face, but we do see that she has light, auburn hair as a teenager. Also, it is very short.
Compared to:
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The middle picture is closest to the strawberry blonde color we see when Emily is young. It's perfectly reasonable to assume that her hair lightened as she aged, which is clearly the case in these photos (or she could have dyed it).
Here's what we know for sure:
We don't know the first name of Andy's mom. We don't know Emily's last name. We know that Andy's hat and Emily's hat are the same. We know that Emily is old enough to be Andy's mom. We definitely know that Pixar is perfectly capable of sneaking this in.
She was probably indifferent and believed it to be a different version of the same toy. How would you respond if you saw your child with a toy that looked like one that you had as a kid? Your first assumption probably wouldn't be that they're the exact same toy.
What do you think? 

Love Sian xox

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Butternut Squash Soup | 2014BloggerChallenge

The #2014BloggerChallenge has inspired me to start a regular series on my blog, talking about new meals/recipes I discover. I am always one for tasty meals, and it's always a bonus if it looks beautiful too!
I haven't thought of a suitable name yet, so if you have any ideas please tell!

My first meal is a delicious Butternut Squash Soup.


This meal was made by my mother (no I'm not going to pretend to be an amazing chef), and I had never had it before! It is not only very healthy, but incredibly tasty too. It is very refreshing and perfect for summer. It was definitely a surprise to have such a professional, scrumptious meal on a normal school night. And it is so easy to make...

All you need is:
Onion
Butternut Squash
A bit of butter
And Salt & Pepper!
(I'm sorry I don't know exact quantities - my mum is more taste than measurements!)

What new meal have you tried?

Love Sian xox


Saturday, 14 June 2014

My Favourite Clothes Shops

A few months ago, I decided to clean up my whole wardrobe and see what I had to work with. And not to my surprise, I had very little left at the end of it. So recently I've been desperately shopping, trying to refill my sad, depleted wardrobe. So I'm going to talk about which shops I love, and which have really captured my style. 

A new addition to my favourite shops, following my recently trip to Oxford Street. It has amazing summer clothes, and loads of variety.


An online shop, with amazing designs and perfect fit!


More subtle clothing, with simple designs but really nice clothes!


TopShop has always been a favourite of mine - with simple and sophisticated clothing!


A quite expensive choice, but every piece of clothing there is incredible! I wish I could buy it all sometimes!

What are your favourite clothes shops?

Love Sian xox

Monday, 9 June 2014

My Top Social Media Apps

Social media is taking the new world by storm, and personally I don't know how I'd live without it. Having your friends one-click away is an amazing luxury, which we really need to appreciate. But I'm interested in what social media apps you guys have on your phones/tablets, and which one of those you use the most. So please comment on this post with your favourite apps, and here are mine!

Now I don't know about you, but my social apps are in a nice folder on my iPod, so they are very easy to find, but ranking them is another matter!


1. I'm a big fan of Youtube, and I have a lot of Youtubers who I watch religiously. I don't make videos myself (but am considering it), so I don't use it a lot to chat/connect with other people, but the 'watching videos' part is definitely my favourite thing to do!

2. If you don't recognise this icon, this is Snapchat. It is app where you send pictures to your friends, with a little caption or emoji, for a chosen amount of time (up to 10 seconds). Once they open it, it is gone forever. I love snapchat as a way to chat to my friends, and see what they're doing. I also love snapchat stories as a way to post what I'm up to! 


3. As I have mentioned previously, I am a keen photographer, so Instagram is an essential for me. Posting and editing my own photos, and seeing other peoples photos is always engaging and fun. Anyone can like your photos, and this helps me connect with others. Although I don't really use direct messages, it is the first place I post a photo.
Follow me on instagram: @sianmathur

4. Not many people recognise this app - this is Viber. This is a messaging and international calling app, all completely free. I use this a lot to chat to my family and a few of my friends, and although not many people use it, I find it very easy. My iPod doesn't allow Whatsapp, so Viber is a great alternative. So far it has done me good!

5. I'm sure you'll recognise these logos! I couldn't decide which one I used more, Twitter  or Facebook. Twitter I use to connect with you guys, promote my blog, and catch-up with my favourite celebrities. Facebook I use for general browsing through my feed and talking with school mates. I almost never post photos there. Both I use quite occasionally, but I couldn't survive without either! 




6. Vine just beat Skype in the runnings. I only use it to browse through vines, from some of my favourites viners (Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas). I don't make/post any vines, so it is only for looking at others. I do click on Vine every day, but I don't use it to connect/chat with other people.

7. I only use Skype to chat to my family, which I quite rarely. I occasionally chat to my friends, but the app isn't clicked on on a daily basis. But it still gets a place on my rankings!

Now surprisingly, even though I'm a keen blogger, I don't really use the Blogger app. I can only really write posts there (not even edit font or size), which I can do fine on my notes app. So I'm afraid Blogger isn't on my list of favourite social media apps. 


What are your favourite social media apps?


Love Sian xox

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

My Memory Collections: Childhood Diaries | 2014 Blogger Challenge


The topic Collections for the #2014BloggerChallenge was a tough one for me, as I'm not one for make-up, and I've never had the perseverance to collect a certain item. Gaining inspiration from some of you other bloggers, I've decided to talk about my 'collection' of childhood diaries. I wouldn't really consider it a collection - meaning I haven't made the obvious effort to collect diaries - but as a kid I loved writing & keeping account of my adventures. So here is a brief overview of my collection of childhood diaries. 



My (very colourful) diary about my holiday in Sri Lanka. I wrote so much each day!


A diary I made when I was about 7. I'm ready glad that I made so many of these diaries, as it's so fun to look through them now. I still try to write about my holidays now, but I can assure you that it is far briefer than these!

Did you write diaries as a child?

Love Sian x