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Disneyland Paris May 2017

This month I visited Disneyland Paris for the first time and it honestly exceeded my expectations on every level! Me and my boyfriend, James, went for our first holiday together to Paris, with Disneyland being at the centre of our trip. We were in Paris from Monday to Friday and spent two full days in the park. Continue reading “Disneyland Paris May 2017”

Weird facts about me

Just saw this on another blog and thought it would be fun! So here you go, 10 weird facts about me…

  1. I hate the smell, taste, look … basically everything about bananas.
  2. I refuse to lick envelopes – it freaks me out.
  3. I have to be able to cross my toes over in shoes or I panic.
  4. I only wear men’s deodorant… it just smells and works better.
  5. If I drive one way to somewhere, I’ll try and pick a different route back. I don’t like going the same way.
  6. I always salute magpies on their own so I don’t get bad luck.
  7. I write down all of my weird dreams so that I won’t forget them.
  8. I’m scared of a lot of weird things like butterflies, ladders and rollercoasters.
  9. I have a scar on my eyebrow from where I got zipped into someone else’s coat.
  10. I tried learning to play the saxophone as a kid but could only play a ‘D’.

So there you have it! If you have any links to these kind of posts let me know below so I can check them out as I love reading them! 🙂

Shrek The Musical: Review

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A few months ago I booked tickets to Shrek The Musical at the Palace Theatre in Manchester on a whim. As I love the films, I was expecting something similar in regards to humour-filled storyline and extravagant characters; the show exceeded my expectations.

The characters were true to the film and incredibly depicted by the actors who took on the voices of the characters amazingly! Donkey and Lord Farquaad in particular were highlights for me as their comic timing was impeccable.

The show itself follows the same storyline as the film, with added extras such as Princess Fiona’s scene with puppets in the tower. The scriptwriters and songwriters have done an incredible job of implementing the best scenes from the film with new songs from a variety of genres. There was definitely something for everyone from child-like gags to adult innuendos. This is the perfect all-round family show.

The costume and set designers deserve a lot of respect for their part in this show. The costumes were intricate and well presented ,and there were a lot of costume changes throughout the show which were well orchestrated. The dragon in particular was incredible and so true to the film! The sets were also fantastic and were introduced/removed seamlessly. One particular set, the bridge over lava, really impressed me. This piece of set was only used for a few minutes yet a lot of effort had gone into creating this. Overall the attention to detail made the show visually stunning and kept up with the pace of the show.

On a similar theme, the choreography within the many dance numbers was very impressive. The dances alternated between varying genres; from tap to jazz and the actors kept up the energy throughout. There really was something for everyone.

Overall, I would highly recommend this show. It is high-standard, quality entertainment at it’s best!

Picture from: https://www.kidzcoolit.com/reviews/shrek-the-musical-uk-review-coming-soon.php