I’ve never been the biggest sports fan but more recently I’ve started to get into it, I mean with an extensive summer sports program it’s kind of hard to ignore! I’ve always said I would enjoy watching sports much more if I saw it live and that’s 100% accurate. I’ve seen a couple of rugby games but that was about all, until Sunday. When it was announced that tickets were going on sale for middle Sunday, my housemate and I jumped at the chance to get hold of some. It’s only the 4th middle Sunday to be played in the 130 year history! I knew it would be a special day out and a chance to find a new found love in tennis (our hobby of choice this summer but we haven’t played once).
Earlier this week (24.05.16) my step mum and I went to see Jekyll and Hyde at The Old Vic Theatre in Waterloo, a new dance thriller choreographed by Drew McConie. If you’ve read my previous post about the Olivier Awards you may recognise Drew’s name as he won an Olivier for Best Theatre Choreographer for his work on In The Heights. I’m sure you can imagine my excitement … Continue reading The McConie Company’s Jekyll and Hyde
Incredible. Amazing. Overwhelming. Fun. Ridiculous. Surreal. I could use any one or all of these words to describe my experience of the Olivier Awards.
Courtesy of MasterCard, me and my housemate Callum were lucky enough to attend the award ceremony at The Royal Opera House on Sunday 3 April. Words can’t describe how excited I was. I absolutely love theatre and I’ve always wanted to attend an award ceremony like this – if I could sing and act then this is exactly where I would want to be. I thought I could only ever dream of attending yet here I was, walking down the red carpet! I get goosebumps just thinking about it. 150m, a lot of bad selfies, a few nice snaps and a run in with a celeb or two later we got to the top of the red carpet and the entrance to the ROH. It was a whirlwind 10 minutes of ‘fame’.
So I think it’s fitting to begin this post by telling you I absolutely LOVE wine. But who doesn’t? I remember trying it as a child thinking there’s no way I would warm to it, but as my parents told me (and I’m sure every adult you spoke to did), “one day you will”. I’m much more of a white wine drinker than red wine although my palette is starting to adjust to enjoy both thankfully, it seems to be a crime to drink white with a juicy (medium-rare) steak.
So what is wine tasting weekends all about you may ask? Exactly what it says on the tin – minus the weekend as it was actually only about 2 hours. On the tube to work the other day I was immersed in the latest copy of time out, I think it’s great for finding random places to visit or things to do. And right enough I found a free wine tasting event with SA Wines. Free?! Surely it can’t be free. But it was. Perfect. I booked myself and my housemates in and it was as easy as that, just turn up at 3pm in South Wimbledon. I’ve always wanted to do a wine tasting session so this was a great excuse.