The Killers | Wonderful Wonderful

When you go and see something, and you want to remember it, there is nothing better than taking a picture, capturing it on video, and writing down how it made you feel. So, for posterity sake, I’ve decided to review The Killer’s performance at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on 9th November 2017. I say the show, it’s about the whole event, it’s probably once of the longest posts I have ever written, and it shows just how excited, happy, and blown away by the whole thing I actually was!

Let me start with a little about me and my music tastes. I listen to a lot of genres, more rock, Disney, and Musicals than anything else, and a lot of my favourite songs and artists are more renowned for periods before I was born. I don’t go to gigs often (the lasts ones I went to were in 2012ish) and I won’t just go and see anyone. The last 3 artists I went to see were Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Paul McCartney, and I had pretty much decided that I would only go and see ‘mega artists’, of which I wouldn’t have classed the Killers as before now. So, when we were deciding to go and see them I was (quietly and internally) wondering if it would be worth it and whether they would be anything more than a couple of good songs from a decade ago.

Guys, there are moments in your life when you look back and think ‘wow, that was a brilliant night, very few nights will top that’, and this, well, this was most definitely one of them.

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November: It’s a Wrap

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The temperature has dropped, my advent calendar is up, and I have started to wear my Christmas jumpers. November is one of my favourite months. My birthday is in November, it becomes socially acceptable to start thinking about Christmas in November, Thanksgiving is in November, and the wintry nights make a great back drop for football matches.

Last month, I read a small variety of books genres again, and continued that this month. At the beginning of November, I was still taking part in the House Cup Reading Challenge, so I have read and finished a random assortment of books to complete challenges, and to liven up my work commutes.

It may appear that I have read a large amount of stuff this month, but that would be deceptive. I started a few of these before the month began, and two are very short. I feel like I have had a poor reading month, simply because I struggled with my reading towards the back end. I optimistically signed up for Tome Topple, before quickly realising that it was simply one readathon too far. I then promptly stopped reading for a week! I’m glad I got back into the swing of things in the end though! Continue reading

Strictly Come Dancing: Week 11’s Musical Spectacular

Hello everyone, I’m back! Last week I was on a late shift at work, and completely missed the whole show. Yes, I watched it back later on, but it got to the point where it was too late to write a post, and then I was too sad to write about the sad exit of Susan and Kevin. The show was a pretty good one, and there were some brilliant and spectacular dances (like Joe’s Quickstep – wow!!), and Oti’s shining moment in the pro-dance to Vogue.

It was a very good week for Susan and Kevin to leave, because their dance was joyful and fun, but I was gutted to see them leave. The emotional goodbyes and the genuine, heart felt words when they had been eliminated actually really got to me, and the hilarity that preceded the dance off was so true to them. They looked like they thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and as a bonus, it was nice to hear and see that Karen and Kevin do still seem to be going strong. They were much cuter than the weird moments between Mollie and AJ, that if I’m honest, are just a bit sickening now.

And so we move onto week 11. Musicals week is always a fun evening on Strictly, partly because of the costumes, largely because of the over the top performances, and a little because we get an extra pro-dance. This year, the group dance was a homage to ‘Oliver!’ and it was really good. I properly enjoyed it. If you want to watch, click here! Continue reading

Fat Friday: Week 9

It’s December. It’s almost Christmas. It’s absolutely freezing outside. I’ve gone into full blown Christmas preparation mode now, because I love Christmas! But Christmas is already bringing temptation after temptation, and i’ m already worrying about how I’ll cope with dieting during the festive period, or, how I’ll get back on the horse if I decide to stop for a couple of weeks. Decisions, decisions.

Fat Friday is a weekly blog post tracking my weight loss and fitness journey, used to keep myself accountable, keep a record of my progress, and share hints & tips that have helped me. To track my progress, or read my previous entries, click here.

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Fat Friday: Week 8

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s Black Friday everyone, even all of us here in the UK have embraced this shopping phenomenon and taken it as an excuse to go crazy with our cards an buy things that we definitely didn’t need but absolutely wanted. I’ve taken it as a prime opportunity to crack on with my Christmas shopping! Thanksgiving was always going to be a hard week for me for a multitude of reasons, but, throw in an impromptu cake sale and recovering from illness, and it became even harder. Let’s not moan too much though eh?

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Strictly Come Dancing: Week 9 @ Blackpool

Get out your party hats and you sticks of rock because Strictly is going to Blackpool! Yep, it’s that time of the year already, when the BBC camera people do their up most to make Blackpool look anything other than horrible and trashy, and use every cliché in the book to showcase the dancers and their celebrity partners! Things always get exciting at Blackpool, where people up their games in the Tower Ballroom and the large dancefloor allows for brilliant theatrics and bigger dances (Need I remind you of Danny Mac’s Charleston or Louise Redknapp’s Paso Doble last year!)

Last week, we saw Ruth and Anton fall by the way side and miss the opportunity to catch the train to Blackpool. In some ways I will miss the theatrics and stupidity that came with their dances, but, for me it was time for them to leave the ballroom, and think it was the perfect week. It also meant that all of my favourites made it through to this weeks mega show. I’m excited. And because it is the Blackpool special, we get an extra pro-dance to open the show up too!

….and it was an odd dance to say the least. There were fire dancers and unicyclers and jugglers and acrobats and the celebs were all in there. It was fairly spectacular and Joe looked like he was having the best night of his life. And where that was amazing, the dresses of Tess and Claudia weren’t. Tess was rocking a particularly loud and proud yellow number, and Claudia was wearing a ruffled mess. Continue reading

Fat Friday: Week 7

Another week has flown by. I’ve turned 26 by celebrating in some of the most low-key ways possible, and I’ve been ill. So, it’s been a mixed week. This is going to be a short one folks, because I am too bunged up and full of cold to concentrate for too long, but I didn’t want a week to float by without a post.

Fat Friday is a weekly blog post tracking my weight loss and fitness journey, used to keep myself accountable, keep a record of my progress, and share hints & tips that have helped me. To track my progress, or read my previous entries, click here.

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