Saturday, 16 December 2017

Sleeping Beauty - Norwich Theatre Royal Panto | Theatre Review 🎄

Hello! Is there anything better than a family pantomime? Oh no there isn't! Bringing back fond childhood memories, and bring new people into the theatre for the first time. Norwich Theatre Royal's Sleeping Beauty had everything arguably required from a panto; a 'messy' scene, a ghost routine, romance, an Eastenders actor and not forgetting a sheet song.

Set 100 years ago in the village Norbridge, Patience our Sleeping Beauty (Elizabeth Carter) is unaware she is a princess under a curse, has been brought up with her "twin" brother Muddles (Ben Langley), by her "Mum" Mrs Midges (Richard Gauntlett). The story unfolds on the eve of her 18th birthday, when Aunt Vipera, the serpent who cursed Patience returns to town.


Sleeping Beauty had some absolute banging tunes throughout a bit of Madness (still in my head!!), Bruno Mars and Elton John, but not forgetting 'There's a worm at the bottom of my garden' a pantomime classic for sure. There was great slap stick, vaudevillian moments from Ben and Richard, slick choreography, and enough laughs to wave a stick at!

I know people say this all the time about pantos BUT this really is for all the family, the writing caters for ages 4 to 94+. It's on until 14th January, it will be well worth your time!


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xxx

Friday, 15 December 2017

Christmas Room Touches 🎄

Hello, so you've already seen my Christmas Tree that I am still obsessed with. I'm sitting next to it right now and it actually smells divine. Today I am going to show you the my decor in my bedroom, as the festivity just has to be shared out.

Tinsel




I have put some tinsel out in various places, my bed, with my advent calendars and even with my cacti collection.

Candles
I also was have candles in my room (you have to if you blog fyi 😉). To make my collection for festive I have this cute heart advent candle from Tiger, and a divine Christmas Scented on from TK Maxx.

My Mini Tree


I bought this tree last year from Waitrose, and popped it outside and repotted it so I could use it again. This time I have put on these adorable miniature baubles from Paperchase and I love how it looks.

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xxx

Thursday, 14 December 2017

What I wear to Work - December 🎄

Hello, welcome to my final what I wear to work post for the year. Quite a lot of the items are old, but I will link what I can. The stand out item is my gold blazer, its from Topshop and is only available in a couple of stores.

Tuesday 5th December
Jumper and Jumpsuit Topshop (old), Trainers Nike

Thursday 7th December
Blazer, Trousers, Loafers (similar) Topshop, Jumper Marks and Spencer

Saturday 9th December
Turtleneck Primark, Jumper Jack Wills, Trousers and Boots Topshop

Tuesday 12th December
Jumpsuit Monki, Doc Martens, Hat Topshop

Wednesday 13th December
Jeans and Jumper (old) Topshop, Doc Martens, Scarf Primark

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xxx

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

My Top 5 Shows of 2017

Hello, this probably the hardest post I will write this year. I have decided to talk through my top 5 shows I have seen this year. I've seen a fair few so this is going to be difficult.

5. Yank
Yank was a show that exceeded expectations. It had great songs and tap routines. However most importantly it told a story not really told in history classes, as it deals with the subject of gay men in the US army, whilst homosexuality was illegal. If this get puts on again, please go and see it.

4. La Cage Aux Folles
This was the first show I saw this year and it has stuck with me. John Partridge gave one of the strongest performances I have seen, and had proved hard to equal or better. Based on the french play with the same name, it follows a gay couple who own a drag nightclub. Drama ensues when their son, falls in love with a girl from a very conservative family. This has great songs including the classic I Am What I Am.

3. Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes
Shockingly this was the first ever Matthew Bourne I had seen live on stage, and boy had I chosen a good one to start with. The dancing and the storytelling was beautiful, now Ashley Shaw who played Victoria Paige is just absolute goals. Based on the film with a stunning score by Bernard Herrmann.

2. Hedda Gabler
This for me is unexpectedly placing high on this list - I would not have expected that at the start of the year. I mainly went out of curiosity and because it was a National Theatre Production. As I said in my review 'The National Theatre's production left me completely awestruck. Hedda was masterfully played by the cover Cate Cammack on the night I went. '

Sitting in the Olivier Theatre at the National, getting the rare chance to see Follies on stage was special enough. I got a shiver down my spine as soon as Sondheim's magnificent score started to play. There were out standing performances from everyone in the cast. A song that will stay with me is Broadway Baby. See my in depth review here. On until 3rd of January.

And that's it!

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xxx

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Party Dress Wishlist 🎄

If Christmas/New Years isn't the time to rocking party dresses when is?! I have pulled together some of my favourites from across the internet.

Out with the girls

I feel like for going out with girls you can wear something a little bit more out there and interesting. So this is the exciting pink number I would go for.

A festive Dinner

This is my most casual dress. For a dinner, you want something with a bit of stretch which is comfy. The tartan is festive and would look perfect with a matte red lip and gold eyeshadow.

The LBD

If you're stuck, you can never go wrong with a Little Black Dress. This one is such a classy shape, and the leather gives it more of an edgy vibe.

Fancy Party

Does the green not just scream festivities?! This is perfect for posher and fancy events, its classy AF.

Throwing a spanner in the works - the suit.
There are velvet suits all over the market and topshop have some great ones. However this paisley one from Monsoon has really caught my eye and I have been swooning over this. for quite sometime.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I will see you tomorrow!
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xxx

Monday, 11 December 2017

Photos of Christmas Past 🎄

Hello! I last did a post like this on my birthday, since I loved putting it together I thought I would do the same this Christmas.

How was I so cute? A pair of red dungarees is a Christmas essential.

I don't think this was actually taken on Christmas day, but that snow suit is so cute!

This is my favourite Christmas day outfit - how utterly ADORABLE is that jumper, do they do that in an adult size please?

A baker from a young age, getting the Christmas cake to be perfect!

I feel like my pile of christmas presents has gotten smaller since this photo was taken...

My first phone, the beloved Sony Ericsson, a crucial moment in any millennials life!

Those are just a few photos of Christmas past, I love looking at them so so much.
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xxx

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Getting the Christmas Tree 🎄

Hello! Is it really Christmas until you have a (or 2) tree up in your house? No I thought not. We accidentally went to get ours on National Christmas Tree Day, so it's like it was meant to be. For the last couple of years we have got our tree from the Wymondham Garden Centre, I highly recommend it, there is always someone on hand to help you get the type of tree you want and to carry it to your car.


We went for a lovely Nordmann Fir, 6ft which was nice and full.

I have changed family tradition and gone for warm white lights, opposed to coloured to give it a really traditional look. I've also toned down the tinsel and gone for a thin gold one to wrap around.

We have some new additions to the tree this year that I would like to introduce you to.

Norbert the Nutcracker
He is from Liberty and was a bit of a naughty purchase and is in pride of place right at the top.

Poppins the Sausage Dog
This is the closest I am getting to at the moment to having my own Dachshund called Poppins.

Mickey Mouse
I picked up this lovely copper Mickey Mouse decoration earlier this year, from Disneyland Paris. Now whenever I see it I am reminded of the trip.

Robot
I decided I needed a few more novelty tree decorations and these were the perfect addition.




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xxx