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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

Mary Poppins

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.

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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.

The Mousetrap

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.

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The Nutcracker

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

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So whats next……….

It’s beginning to feel a lot like…..

Well to be honest not Christmas. I’m just not feeling it this year. 

I have no tree up, no decorations, no lights, no presents nothing. I’m not sure what it is, I’ve whittled it down to a mixture of things

1: me and my other half aren’t exchanging presents, I’ve already sent my families presents weeks ago therefore I have nothing to give and I am receiving none either

2: I have recently had an accident and as such I’m in a boot and on crutches, which also means I haven’t been to shops to see all the decorations and gifts etc for over a week

  
3: I can’t drive because of the above so I am missing out on visiting friends and family and getting some extra holiday spirit 

4: I’m still working, albeit from home but still. It’s hard to feel Christmassy when you’re stuck working when everyone else is already in the pub and singing carols and you’re logging on to check emails

I’m due to sign of from work in a few hours and then I can begin to food preparation, house  tidying and cleaning and maybe then I will feel like giving it some Ho Ho Ho

I know the new year will be better and that’s what I’m now focussing on

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year 

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