Wednesday, 27 July 2016

July Favourites

Hello, this is a slightly stagey edition, where I bang on about Hamilton and Mary Poppins, then taunt you with some seaside pictures!


After Hamilton did so well at the Tony's I could no longer ignore the soundtrack I had saved on my Spotify. This has some properly good tunes - my go to are the opening number Alexander Hamilton  as well as My Shot and Stay Alive. Just by listening to the soundtrack you can tell why this has made such an impact on Broadway. Its innovative stylistically, its not a predominantly white production- reflecting how America looks now "We're telling the story of old, dead white men but we're using actors of color, and that makes the story more immediate and more accessible to a contemporary audience."* Its relevant to our time especially with the political unrest with Donald Trump being the Republicans presidential candidate. That's the great thing about theatre, as well as reflecting life it also has the ability to make you think, whilst putting on a highly entertaining show. I cannot wait for this to come to London, I will definitely be purchasing tickets.

Mary Poppins

If you have kept up to date with my blog I am sure you will be well aware of my love for this show. I wrote a glowing review after seeing it,  read that here.

Always With Love by Giovanna Fletcher
I am a big fan of Giovanna's books, I have read all her other previous Novels (not Novellas) so there was going to be high chance of my liking this book.  Giovanna's style is so easy and enjoyable to read. This follows on the story of Sophie and Billy, Sophie being an ordinary girl from a Kent village and Billy Buskin the movie star. Whilst it seems like a pretty cliche kind of romance book, it looks at the pressure which the press and social media can put on a couple in the spotlight. The ending of this book got me like 👏❤️❤️

Pokemon Go

I am not very good or hard core, however I am enjoying it and the fact it drags me out of my bedroom into the big wide world.

Trip to sheringham

Ah this was just the loveliest day, to go to the Beach in England and not to be cold, is quite frankly unheard of. Alas it was hot for the most part of the day with dipping my feet in the sea being very necessary. It was hazy sunshine in the afternoon, so like every brit I got caught out and got burnt. It was a lovely just to chill out and be somewhere different. Sheringham has to be one of my favourite places, blue water, cute shops and great fish and chips.

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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

LA Wishlist

Hello, my LA trip is under a month away which is totally crazy and its is creeping up on me. Because we've had such a naff summer in the UK I will have to get a couple of bits so I am prepared for the weather over there. Here are a few things I have been eyeing up.

Quay Sunglasses - such a statement pair of sunglasses I am pretty much in love with them.

Birkenstocks - I know I will be walking around a lot so comfort is paramount, and I am one of those people who like the Birks look.

Tie Up Body - I can just see this and my Denim shorts for an effortless look.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Mary Poppins | Theatre Review

Hello! Practically Perfect doesn't quite describe how good Mary Poppins was, but I think you'll find Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is the word you are looking for!

I needn't say more, but I shall.

I had been looking forward to seeing this for months and months, on Friday the day came.

The show has something for everyone. To my left my Mum was entranced and my Dad was chuckling away at all the jokes, and I was swept away in the magic that is Mary Poppins.

Zizi Strallen lead an extremely strong and talented cast. There was a large band to accompany such a rich fantastic score, containing the classics such as Jolly Holiday from the film, and new Drewe and Stiles numbers meshing seamlessly, for example Anything Can Happen If You Let It and Practically Perfect which I cannot stop singing to myself.

The huge cast numbers were spectacular, probably the reason why Matthew Bourne was on the choreography team. Its a close call between the intricate and energetic  Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious  and the clever tap number Step in Time as to which was my absolute favourite. Its now a life mission to learn all the letters in Supercal!

The scenes with the Banks family is where the heart of the show lies. Whether that was bits like Practically Perfect where it is Mary, Jane and Michael in the Nursery or the end where George Banks had seen the importance of family over work.

This would not be a Mary Poppins review if I didn't mention the moment when Mary swoops over the audience, it was such a magical moment.

As you can probably tell, this production blew me away (not due to the change in the wind). It is at Norwich Theatre Royal until 30th July, if there are tickets go and see it. You are guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face, and humming the tunes.

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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Easy Granola

Hello, today I am showing you literally one of the easiest recipe which can easily be switched up depending on your taste.

Set oven to 160°.

The base of granola is a load of oats. Then you can add various things to it. I added, roughly chopped almonds and walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and linseeds.

Mix on the tray. Put in the oven for 10 minutes. Mix around. Put back in for another 10 minutes checking sporadically until golden in colour.

Leave a side to cool, then put in a some tupperware or a mason jar.

Serve with some natural yoghurt and berries. Such a delicious breakfast!

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