About me

 

Me

Hi, I’m Abbi. I grew up in South Africa and moved to London in 2004 because I didn’t have anything better to do. It turned out to be the best decision I ever made.

I live in Wandsworth with my long-suffering British husband, Paul and Spider-Pig and Angry Bird, our surrogate pets… don’t ask.

I divide up my life between my day job as an email ninja (not my actual title), ranting about films, attempting to dress like I’m from the 50’s, experimenting in the kitchen and occasionally writing bad prose and poetry.

This blog is a diary of my adventures, an outlet for my rants, a source of film and gig reviews and a window to my obsessions.

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145 Comments

  1. Em

    Your style icon is Noel Fielding. So I automatically love you ❤ hahahah. He's my idol. I love him sooo much 😉

  2. Nice blog, I work for South West Trains so was pushed to the blog by your little article about the suicides but I have enjoyed reading the other stuff on here. will now follow on twitter. cheers

  3. lunasealife

    I love cookies!!! Buenos Aires has some of the best cookies on earth, by the way.

  4. Summit10

    is your place near South Side Mall or Battersea? Thanks for the follow and enjoy your weekend! All the best.

    1. Abbi

      It’s more near Southside. Do you know the area? Thanks for following back 🙂

      1. Summit10

        Yes, I lived near Battersea at one point. I miss already the place. All the best Abbi. 🙂

    1. Abbi

      Thank-you! Hope to see you here again 🙂

  5. Interesting and exceptional blog you’ve got here.

    1. Abbi

      Thank-you! Hope you’ll stop by again.

      1. I will, you should check out my blog if you get time.

        1. Abbi

          I’m following you now. Look forward to reading your reviews.

  6. prayingforoneday

    Please accept this Award
    http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/the-versatile-blogger/
    I tried to give to new followers or now blog I liked.
    Thanks, Shaun
    PS: IF YOU DON’T ACCEPT AWARDS, COULD YOU PASS IT TO A FRIEND?
    Thank you

    1. Abbi

      I am sorry it has taken me so long but I have finally accepted this award. Thank-you! https://wherethewildthingsare14.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/the-versatile-blogger-award/

      1. prayingforoneday

        Hey you speak 😀
        My pleasure Abbi.. x

        Have a good weekend..

    1. Abbi

      Thank-you! My friend who is a photographer took it.

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    1. Abbi

      Thanks for this. I have signed up and added the widget!

  8. Thank you so much Abbi for liking my event blog posts, it means so much to me! 🙂 xxx

    1. Abbi

      You’re welcome! There are some really fun upcoming events you have there!

      1. I know, I wish I had a time machine as a lot of them are on at the same time!

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    1. Abbi

      Why thank-you! Most touched.

    1. Abbi

      Aww thank-you. You are too kind!

    1. Abbi

      Aww thank-you! You’re so sweet.

  10. I, too, have nominated you for a Dragon’s Loyalty Award, madam! Keep being awesome! 🙂 http://caragaleblog.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/the-obnoxiously-massive-awards-post/

    1. Abbi

      Thank-you! Blushing over here!

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  12. Hey Abbi not sure why I wasnt following you but I am now! Love your site

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  14. Hey! Great stuff you have here! I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award!
    Check it out at :
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    1. Abbi

      Thank-you so much! You have a great blog too!

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  16. You look so pretty in that picture..

    1. Abbi

      Thank-you so much!

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    1. Abbi

      Thanks! I really enjoy reading your blog. I’ll be sure to pop over and read this post ASAP. ☺

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  20. […] top five commenters this year; so thank you Mikey from Screenkicker, Eric from The IPC, Abbi from Where the Wild Things Are, Zoë from The Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger and a huge thank you to Fernando from […]

  21. Abbi,

    You requested I do an Aliens feature on Written in Blood for ALT-POSTR-SPOTLIGHT. What I need to know is do you want the first film by Ridley Scott or the second one by James Cameron featured?

    1. Abbi

      The second please 😆

      1. Great. Got quite a few lined up.

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  25. I love this description you’re giving to your blog 🙂
    I live in North Africa, it’s not worse than south africa lol it’s africa at last !!
    anyways, Keep it RoCk n Roll Gurl!!
    I’m loving your blog 🙂

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  27. […] would like to thank and cuss out Abbi of Where The Wild Things Are in equal measure for recommending this book. Let me tell you, from those first few pages, Eleanor […]

  28. I just can’t get enough of your blog basically. You know how much of a fan I am. An award for me is an award for you. https://alexraphael.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/awards-versatile-blogger-2/

    I’m half thinking about a blogging meet up. Would you and Mr O be interested?

    1. Abbi

      Aww! Thank-you so much! I am honoured and yes, definitely. Let’s talk on email!

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  36. What with Shitfest Summer 2015 fast approaching I stopped by the previous winners and after reading your ‘Eat, Pray, Loathe’ entry I had to have a gander at your blog. Boy do I love your writing. I look forward to another fine entry in July.

    1. abbiosbiston

      Welcome! And thank you so much. I will be stopping by to check yours out too!

      1. You’re most welcome 🙂

  37. First of all that is an awesome photo of you, Abbi; love the bangs! Second, I just noticed that the top of the page said “Follow” and not “Following”. How could this be? Have I unwittingly not been following you all this time? Needless to say this has all been remedied by the click of a mouse and I am following you for sure.

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  39. Hi Abbi! I love your blog so much that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award: https://littlemisschocchoc.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/liebster-award/

    If you don’t want to accept, I won’t be offended 🙂

    1. abbiosbiston

      Thank you so much! Unfortunately I don’t actually do these as they don’t really fut the themes of my blog but I absolutely appreciate the nomination.

      1. That’s no problem, I hope I can bring more people to your fab blog 🙂

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  42. […] Abbi recommended this read for me (of course she did), and it was yet another awesome pick. Thanks lady! I had inordinate amounts of fun with this book. Within the first few pages I knew that this was my cup of tea. We are introduced to Don, and he is weird, most likely suffering from Asperger’s. As a psychology student, I delighted in reading about Don, his Standardized Meal Systems, his rituals and lack of social skills, and how he just managed to step on other people’s toes and not mean to. Simsion did a fantastic job with the writing style, which made this read that much more enjoyable and realistic. It is written in a cold, clinical sense. You cannot help but laugh when you see how Don’s reasoning works, what he perceives to be “minor” social mistakes that he makes but are absolutely unacceptable actually, and get sucked into his life story. Don is funny and entertaining, but he is cut off from the norms of society, due largely to the fact that his skills of empathy are completely non-existent. The moment Rosie entered the equation I was grinning. She was so not what Don had set out to find when he conceived of the Wife Project, and was, in actual fact, not even a candidate, but she sure as hell gave him a run for his money, and that was just something else. Their interactions were amusing, and Rosie’s exasperation at time was perfectly executed. Claudia and Gene were more side characters than anything else, but that also gels with the whole story being told from Don’s perspective, and he is pretty absent around and toward other people. Watching him grow and change, question his life and learn new skills was an absolute joy. I had plenty moments where I just laughed out loud, and other times where Don made realisations that were rather sad. Reading this tried to put you in his shoes, and while we still get the social norms, it was also a great way to identify with Don’s struggle. There were flaws with the book (that end got pretty rom-com like but it was fine, and Don changed a lot of things really quickly with minor distress), of course, but nothing so bad as to cripple the experience. Overall I reckon it is an excellent read that is engaging and zips by, I would highly recommend checking out The Rosie Project. […]

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    1. abbiosbiston

      Thank you so much! I am honoured!

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  46. I scrolled six pages, but couldn’t find a review of a film I have actually seen, so I could not agree (or disagree) with any of them. I am definitely getting too old, and not getting to the cinema enough!
    I wanted to say that red hair rules! My step-daughters are identical twins, and have natural ginger hair. They got a lot of teasing about it when they were young, and it wasn’t until their late teens that they learned to love it. (They are 26 now)
    Very best wishes to you both, Pete.

    1. abbiosbiston

      Oh dear, really? Maybe I need to brush up on some classics! I desperately wish I was a real redhead but I’d like to think I have the requisite fiesty temperament to be an honourary redhead ☺

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  51. Anusha

    Hey miss blogger … wonderful to read about your adventures… 🙂

    1. abbiosbiston

      Thanks Anu!

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    1. abbiosbiston

      Thank you! I’m honoured!

      1. You’re welcome, you know I love your blog! 🙂

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  85. Hey Abbi,
    I sent you a mail about the giveaway I hosted on my blog 😉 (if you don’t see it maybe check the spam!)

    1. Sorry! I saw it this morning and thought I must respond to that before almost immediately getting distracted but I’ve sent you a reply now. Thank you for reminding me!

      1. No problem! I just thought I should make sure that everyone got it 😉 I have almost all the addresses now.

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