Les Misérables

Today I went to see Les Misérables in the Queen’s Theatre, London, and let me tell you, I cried four times. I’m pretty sure everyone can agree that Les Mis is a tragic tale and I felt that showed through whilst watching it. As mentioned in my previous post, I find the era of the French Revolution to be fascinating – I’m not quite sure why but I’m pretty sure this contributed to how much I loved it. Honestly, the whole day was an amazing experience… even if I did feel ridiculously overdressed. This will contain spoilers. Continue reading

A Tale of My First Review

Among other things, this blog is going to have book reviews and I’ve decided my first review is going to be on: ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ by Charles Dickens. I recently finished reading it and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it! I don’t read classics that often, although the next book I’m planning to read after my current read – ‘All I Know Now’ by Carrie Hope Fletcher – is ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde, so I’m trying to get more into them. (Just as a little warning, I cannot guarantee that there won’t be any spoilers, however I’ll try to keep them to a minimum.)

In case you actually have managed to avoid spoilers about the book, here is the blurb as a little summary for you:

After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.

Now, onto the actual review!

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On ‘Take Me to Church’, Sergei Polunin and Ballet.

If you’re anything like me, you probably love Hozier’s music; if you’re anything else like me, you’ll also love ballet. In that case, there is a high probability that you have seen this videoEarlier in 2015 this video circulated the internet and as of 16/05/2015 has 9,924,220 views – half of which I may or may not be responsible for. In case it isn’t already blatantly obvious: I love this video. I know that everyone who is interested in this type of dancing has probably already read fifteen pieces about this video and I’m extremely late to jump on this bandwagon but in all fairness, I was planning to write this about a month ago… It just took me until now to get around to it.

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The Liebster Award

Hello!

It’s been a while since I posted my introduction post and I’m sorry about that, I was going to post this a couple of days ago but I’ve just been really busy because my mock GCSEs start on Friday 24th April (today!) and I’ve been revising like crazy.

So, in case you don’t know, the Liebster Award is basically a chain award where you nominate people to do it in order to make new friends in the blogging community. I was nominated by Ceri ( abookandbeyond ) who basically just tagged everyone; I came across it and I really wanted to do it so I am! Continue reading

Introduction?

Finally! I had some trouble getting this blog set up but now I think I’ve finally got it working. So, it is currently the middle of the afternoon during the Easter holidays of 2015 and recently I’ve found myself feeling just very unenthusiastic about stuff. I’m hoping that having this blog will motivate me to be adventurous and do exciting things that I wouldn’t necessarily think of doing because, let’s be honest, everyone wants to be ‘that person’ with the cool blog who always posts about the amazing things they do.

I guess you could call this an introduction so I should probably just list some random facts about myself so that you (the probably non-existent entities I’m blogging at) can get to know me and decide whether you even want to continue with reading my blog:

1) I love reading and my favourite genre is fantasy

2)I also love music but I don’t really have a favourite genre of music, I just listen to pretty much anything

3)I’m British (is that necessary information?)

4)I am a very indecisive person and if I were to have a catchphrase it would probably be ‘I don’t mind’

5)I can’t play any instruments (not very well at least) but if I could learn one it would probably be the cello

That seems like a good place to stop and I have to go now anyway because GCSE’s exist and sadly so does revision but I’ll post again soon.

See ya!