Sunday, 28 October 2012

Singing in the Rain.

I have always loved a musical.

As a child my Dad would take me to London to see one every year for a Daddy/Daughter treat.

They are good memories and those trips fed my desire to act and be on stage.

Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 8AY

Fast forward 20 odd years and no those dreams never came true but hey ho... I still love a musical.

So when I was asked if I wanted to attend Singing in the Rain I was always going to say yes.

I decided to take my mum along this time as it was the week of her birthday and brownie points are valuable when you rely on your mum as much as I do.

I whole heartedly recommend the show as a great night out.

The Palace theatre is beautiful, a real classic building full of cherubs and marble pillars. We were seated in the dress circle which ended up being perfect seating. I'd recommend avoiding the lower circle seats at the front unless you are wearing a raincoat!

The show sees 14,000 litres of water pumped onto the stage and during the energetic tap routines there is a fair bit of 'accidental' splashing from the actors.

All this adds to the show and the die hard fans at the front wearing the free rain ponchos loved every second.

The cast were fantastic, a good blend of dancing and acting to keep you hooked from the start.

I cannot wait until Tabitha is old enough to sit through a show like this. I cannot wait to fill her head with dreams of the stage, bright lights and costume changes.

Just maybe her dreams will come true....

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

My little TV star....

The big news in our house this month has been that Tabitha-Lo has hit the big screen in her first advert.

Now I know lots of mums will have opinions on children being involved in modelling or tv but you know what? I don't really care.

I am so proud of her, she loved the day filming with Cow and Gate. They treated the children so well and she thought being set free in a recording studio with no one telling you to 'not touch' was the best fun ever.

Miss Lo features several times, although you mostly recognise her during her saxophone solo!

Well done Cow and Gate on a fantastic advert and well done Miss Lo on being a true little star.

Salty Dog Nuts!

So last Friday was one of those eventful weekends where the child visited Granny for a few days and we got to go out as a couple.

We headed out for a meal with no one kicking the table or ripping up napkins it was lovely. There was wine and olives then after the chocolate pudding we followed on to a cocktail bar.

Several hours later we returned home via taxi a little worse for wear and staggered into the flat to be confronted by this....

You see Friday saw the delivery of Salty Dog Nuts for my latest review. Of course in our drunken state we ate the lot, in seconds.

I'd love to tell you they were the most tasty and delicious nuts I've ever eaten but, well, I can't remember. Minutes later we had fallen asleep fully clothed and only 'really' knew we had eaten them in the morning when we saw the wrapper scattered over the kitchen counter.

I should have just used the cool mug they sent along for a black coffee but the nuts were way too tempting!

If you fancy stocking your cupboards for a late night snack or just to fill in the ad breaks in x factor Salty Dog Nuts are on sale at Tesco.

To celebrate the launch Salty Dog Nuts are running a competition on their Facebook page and the prize is a new iphone. Get over and enter if you fancy a chance to win.

You can also follow on Twitter.

Not that I'd know that as I am still without my twitter account! *punches air*

How the hell I have got through this post without passing comment on the name of the nuts I don't know.... I will leave that to you.

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