• 2018,  C-A-B,  Crochet,  Decopatch,  musicals,  NaNo,  NaNoWriMo,  writing

    Random Bullet Points of Life

    For the little things in life worth recording but possibly not worth a full entry I usually tell people that if an entry appears on my blog before about 9:30 it’s because I wrote it in advance and scheduled it.  But it’s 08:42 and I’m actually writing this live so to say.  I’m waiting for carer, it’s been put back to just after 9 today. Lately I have not been reading.  I did just start an audiobook which I like (Where Love Lies by Julie Cohen which I got from the e-library). And I must finish my library ebook this morning as the time on it runs out just after…

  • 2016,  comedy,  friends,  musicals,  Uncategorized

    Matilda!

    Earlier this week I went to London, had a wander round by myself (getting slightly lost) and then met up with friends (including a very excited almost 7 year old) and we went to a matinee of Matilda the Musical. It was fab.  I did expect it to be funnier than it was – I had high expectations for that because Tim Minchin who is a musical comedian (and one of my favourites) wrote the lyrics. But when I thought about it afterwards he’s known for clever humour. And this was certainly fully of clever lyrics with humour woven in.  I would much rather have that than it be full…

  • 2015,  disablism,  musicals,  Uncategorized

    Third Time Lucky? Yes.

    Just wanted to post a quick blog to say that it was indeed third time lucky and I not only made it to Birmingham yesterday but there were no problems at the theatre and after a lunch at Pizza Express Rachel and I were able to see Dirty Dancing. It was good!  It wasn’t what I was expecting and wasn’t the most musical like musical I’ve ever seen but I enjoyed it and I’m glad we went.  I’d say that I’m not adding the soundtrack to the vast collection of musical soundtracks that fills my iTunes library but I seem to remember saying that after another friend and I saw…

  • 2015,  BADD,  musicals,  Uncategorized

    Third Time Lucky?

    There are many things I could write about for BADD this year.  Incidents from this week included as well as things from a while ago and just general observations. I could tell you about being screamed at in the middle of mcdonalds for taking too long in the disabled toilet. I could tell you about the person who called my parents when she couldn’t get me on the phone (I was at CAB and apparently the call was too urgent to wait) Those are my two things from this week.  But mostly I’m thinking about tomorrow. I am – hopefully – going to see Dirty Dancing with my friend Rachel…

  • 2015,  A to Z blogging challenge,  musicals,  Uncategorized

    M is for…

    M is for Musicals! I love, love, love musicals. I quite like theatre in general but musicals are where my heart really lies.  I’ve seen a great meany in the theatre and I own a lot of soundtracks and listen to them often.  Several musicals I’ve seen more than once. Here is a not exhaustive list of musicals I’ve seen Cats (twice) Grease (maybe 4 times?) Rocky Horror (three times) Legally Blonde The Full Monty The Sound of Music (twice) Avenue Q Sister Act Fame (twice) Hairspray Blood Brothers Rent Wicked Evita Ghost Shrek Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (can’t remember if that’s twice or three times) Les Miserables…

  • 2015,  musicals,  theatre,  Uncategorized

    I believe

    On Saturday I wrote about our attempts to go see Dirty Dancing in December. I was going to write about it but then I had another story to share (this story) and I needed to mention in passing the Dirty Dancing disaster. And I ended up writing so much that it took over the entry. So we tried and failed to go see Dirty Dancing. And then there was much discussion about whether we would try and go see it somewhere else. It had already been to Milton Keynes so that was out.  It’s still to go to Birmingham Hippodrome however. But some of the group point blank couldn’t afford…

  • 2014,  advocacy,  awareness,  complaints,  creative,  disablism,  musicals,  theatre,  Uncategorized

    Hate isn’t Funny Part Three

    It’s not really appropriate to call this post Hate Isn’t Funny part three because I don’t think it was really about hate just about clueless people not thinking things through properly.  But the two posts I wrote on the same subject in February were about hate and I called them Hate isn’t Funny so it feels right to use that title for this and continue the series even if it probably isn’t the best title for this particular anecdote. /end nonsensical ramble about blog titles. Back in February I went to see Omid Djalili and his show was quite ableist and frankly in a couple of places full of hate. …

  • friends,  musicals,  theatre,  Uncategorized

    >We Will Rock You

    >I went to Birmingham to see We Will Rock You for a second time yesterday. This time I met up with two of my other uni friends – ones I hadn’t seen since June 2006! It really was much too long but thankfully it wasn’t arkward as it can be with old friends after a long break. I really am very lucky that I have several very good friends I can go months or years without seeing and then have it be as if no time at all has passed. We’ve agreed not to leave it so long this time and will probably meet up for a days shopping in…