January 2018 Update


January – yes one of the harshest of months and the time we all feel like hibernating until Springtime. I tell you, hedgehogs have the right idea. So hands up if you’ve kept your New Year Resolutions? Umm. Doing better than me. I decided to go pescatarian as much as I could during this tough month. Dry January would be a cop out for me because I hardly drink… however, on that very subject Hubby decided he would.. until it came to my birthday (bubbles are allowed apparently), a wedding reception (white wine doesn’t really count does it?) and so on and so on. It bottles down (pun intended) to no beer for January. Well, at least he’s stuck to that, and I’ve had so much seafood this month and loving it. Don’t think I could cut out meat entirely but plenty of veg and fish has to be the way forward. Remind me in March….

Going back to my childhood

I’m trying to make a concerted effort to go to the theatre and cinema more this year. So far I started off and absolutely loved Dick Whittingham at the London Palladium. Going back to my childhood here folks. Imagine Julian Clary and that title and you get the gist… least said but I haven’t laughed so much in ages. Would I ever do Panto? Apparently it’s great fun but 13 performances a week. Yes a week. What would I play…? Don’t answer that unless the character is young and beautiful…haha! I’m very good a slapping my thigh mind you.

The next show was Cirque du Soleil’s OVO at the Royal Albert Hall. Two outings and we’re still in the same month! Opening night no less and it didn’t disappoint. This show is quite incredible, the performances sometimes death defying and have you literally on the edge of your seat. Do you remember the old days when we still got impressed (TV sadly has changed that). Well Cirque still has that ability. Never seen before acrobatics and performances. Truly fantastic.

Cirque du Soleil’s OVO at the Royal Albert Hall

Ok now onto the cinema which I love but seriously, I’m no Film 2018 critic. Until now! Coco (take the whole family) will leave you laughing and crying at the same time, whereas Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri is a film you will never forget. Please. Go.

So that’s the culture vulture bit out of the way. As you can see, when it comes to entertainment I am no snob and I’ve some time on my hands. Send me your recommendations on twitter, I’d love to hear what’s impressed you. Work wise, taking it easy or ‘resting’ as they say this month. No Escape or Wanted Down Under filming at the moment but have just finished an exciting documentary for BBC1. More on that next time.

Hope your year has started strong and healthy.

Take care and speak to you soon,

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