So what have I been up to I hear you ask (?). Well I’ve taken time off. Just been busy adulting, moving house, changing jobs etc and now I’ve turned 39. I know I don’t look it right. I celebrated as always be stringing it out and doing as much as possible with as many people, I have so far had 3 meals out, seen 2 London shows, 1 exhibition and a ballet. My OH took me to London for a couple of days and treated me to Mary Poppins the Musical, The Tutankhamun exhibition and to see the Mouse Trap. Then I caught the Moscow City Ballet’s The Nutcracker in Manchester
Having never read the book I only have the movie as a point of reference, there are a few deviations, I assume for logistical reasons, including a very bizarre scene with a giant puppet. I’m not sure if this would have scarred me as a child but as an adult it was fairly creepy. As always I bought a programme and also got myself a little key ring in the shape of the parrot headed umbrella, I did want to actually umbrella but was not parting with £32 for the privilege.
Tutankhamun Exhibit at the Saatchi gallery ( showing till 3rd May 2020)
Entrance fee £28 if ticket bought at the day (£25 if bought in advance)
Audio guide £6 (£5 if bought in advance)
This was right up my street I flipping love a historic exhibition, and this one did not disappoint. There were plenty of pieces which have never been shown outside of Egypt, which was pretty special. The audio guide adds extra detail to the pieces with additional points form the collections curator. I wont spoil it to much but here are a few of my favourite pieces.
This is a very popular exhibit, as you can imagine, so you may have to wait a little to see a particular piece but nothing that caused much of an issue.
This is one of my favourite shows, I had never seen it before and obviously as it’s a whodunit I’m not going to give it away. But O.M.G I loved it. Again bought a programme, and a magnet here. Please go and see this if you get chance. Not necessarily in London but if its ever on near you.
A friend unexpectedly had a spare ticket for this show in Manchester and as it was close to my birthday he decided this was the perfect way to get out of buying me a present. I gladly accepted the offer and went to see my second ballet. It was spectacular, performed by the Moscow City Ballet to Tchaikovsky, and as this was music my dad used to listen to it was nice to see dance set to it and recognised a lot of the pieces. Loved it
So whats next……….