I thought it may be nice to do another life update, as at the moment every month seems to fly by and I need time to just go over things that have happened! You can read my September update here, where I mentioned my new job, visiting family and being ridiculously busy.
This month hasn't been much different although certain elements have slowed down, like the blog meet ups and seeing friends hasn't been as frequent.
At the beginning of the month I went to see Disney's The Lion King, live at the Lyceum Theatre in London. It is a show I have wanted to see for years and finally got tickets to go along, taking my bestie Adora! The show was as expected, magical, enchanting, funny and fantastic. My favourite elements to the show was the costume and puppeteering work, as being a creative person having studied art and illustration, it really allowed me to appreciate such beautiful works of art. My favourite character in the show had to be Rafiki, the Mandrill Monkey, who is based on a spiritual healer from Africa, who completely blew me away with her skin tingling voice and funny charm, whilst clicking away and engaging the audience. My only negative note was probably the theatre; The atmosphere was noisy and unsettling as we unfortunately had a row of really noisy guests behind us, which ruined the beauty of the show at times. But without taking that to account, I can see why this show has been in London now for over 10 years, to put it simply, it's a feast for the eyes and a true work of art.
Adora Says: "The Lion King has been something I have wished to see in the West End for a very long time and it was lovely going along with my best friend. The show was full of heart warming songs, beautiful costumes and fabulous acting and dancing! It is definitely a must see for anyone and left me feeling really happy."
The Telegraph said: "Assisted at every point by the lithe, energetic contributions of 46 performers, The Lion King's broad brushstrokes deliver nothing less than a sweeping panorama of a continent in dignified motion and a deeply felt celebration of life."
See my other theatre review, of Matilda here.
The rest of this month so far has been up and down really! Chris and I went to see Des O'Connor & Jimmy Tarbuck live at the London Palladium, due to Chris doing the design work for the show (all posters etc)! It was good fun and a joy to admire such legends in the comedic industry. Seeing shows is one of one true pleasures in living in London, especially getting the opportunity to go for free, it's amazing!
I spent last weekend with my sister, her Fiance Elliot and little baby Nephew Jenson, who I cannot cuddle enough! It was a lovely day seeing them but I always miss them so much when they go back to Portsmouth. Then yesterday (Saturday 10th) I travelling to Brighton to see my other sister Robynne and her Girlfriend who live in Brighton. After a nightmare with the trains we finally got there and had brunch at Bills, a wander around the lanes and then went back to hers to chill out and play with her gorgeous British Blue cat, Lundy (aka Mr. Plush)!
My Canon SLR Camera was having huge issues during the day, and although I had started vlogging my day in Brighton, sadly I couldn't finish it. So I may try and salvage what I did get.
Chris and I had planned to book a holiday but that has all fallen through now as well. You know sometimes when you feel like small annoyances just keep adding up, and although you try to stay on top of them and not feel under pressure and annoyed, you can't help it, well that's me right now! Life can't always be on tip top but I do hate it when things get the better of me.
For the rest of the month I am looking forward to seeing my friends more and just enjoying as much time off and weekends I can. Adora and I are always talking and planning exciting little days and I get to see my lovely friend Steph soon. So it will look up, and instead of a holiday I am now going to do up my study and visit family, as at least I can treasure those things more!
What are you all excited about, or is there anything been on your mind? Let me know in the comments, lets chat.