Crossing the borders again, I couldn’t help but be intrigued by the latest Michael Morpurgo stage adaptation, Running Wild at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Despite not being overly familiar with Murpurgo’s work, I knew that I loved animals and stories based on truth and that I have always quite regretted missing War Horse when it was in London so this seemed the perfect way to make it up.
From time to time, I begin to think about what it’s like to be a blogger. It’s a funny little world really isn’t it? We are simply just people typing out our various musings, hoping that someone on the interweb will engage with our words – but without it, us bloggers most likely feel lost.
Therefore, for something a little fun and silly, I thought I would share these truths with you, in the attempt to make you crack a smile, regardless of whether you’re a fellow blogger or simply just someone who has found yourself reading them…
To my Lushies, I do apologise, as I know I’ve slightly neglected the Lush posts! It’s not been intentional, but life has just run away with me and I haven’t been able to keep up with doing them. However I’ve still been having oodles of Lushness (I mean, like I could ever leave it?). Therefore in a desperate bid to make it up to you, I thought I’d share a recap of my 2017 hauls with you…
I’ve decided to do something a little different with this blog. As we step into Spring, and the sun begins to shine – you’ll generally find that people’s moods become brighter. Which is wonderful, but it got me thinking. What can we do to make every day brighter, regardless of the weather… and my suggestion is smile more.
After a sunny March afternoon, I made a trek across the border and over to the Norwich Theatre Royal on World Theatre Day for the 40th anniversary production of Mike Leigh’s classic play, Abigail’s Party.
Mother’s Day should be every day, as these are the women who raise us. However, the world has decided that every year there should be an annual reminder to celebrate our mothers.
Unfortunately, some mothers may not be worth celebrating or may sadly no longer be with us. If that rings true for you, then my heart reaches out to you and my thoughts are with you.
But to those who do wish to celebrate, here’s a few ideas of how to make the day a little more special…
Mum’s List is a film I have waited a very long time to watch. In fact, I’ve probably been following this project from the moment I heard about it. However, to my despair it wasn’t showing in any cinemas near me upon its initial release in November last year, so I had to wait for the DVD release…
I’d been keen to see it primarily due to the fact I’m a fan of Emilia Fox and she plays one of the lead characters, but aside from that, despite not having read the book, I was intrigued to see the depiction of this incredibly heartbreaking yet inspiring true story.
I feel like it’s been a while again since I shared my thoughts on films, so I thought I’d share a quick overview on my watch list of the weekend with you. My recent viewings have included: Keeping Mum (2005), Beauty and the Beast (2017), Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), Beaches (2017) and Billy Elliot the musical: live (2014).
A Saturday afternoon in March seemed the perfect excuse to make a trek up the road to visit the Norwich Theatre Royal, and escape to a Greek island to enjoy the fun of a white wedding for a few hours!
After personally seeing it three times on London’s West End and the film countless times, Mamma Mia! is without a doubt one of my favourite musicals. Therefore I couldn’t resist the urge to experience it’s first official UK Tour….