Les Miserables has really been the show of last year. It has been playing across 44 countries and 22 different languages around the world. It is still going strong in London 4 months after its release, no other theater show has been able to match its popularity.
It is a story set in the backdrop of 19th century in France. The best part is the story which has many emotional strings. It has love,passion, sacrifice and broken dreams.
There was a movie of the same name released in 2012, starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. It was also good but nowhere near to the theatrical version. I watched the second Act accidently when my friend invited me over after Christmas. The three hour drama was not only a visual spectacle but enthralling. It was an experience which made me go to watch it again and again. You would not believe if I told you that I have watched it 15 times since then, and once back to back three shows. You have to experience it to know why it is so popular.Read More
Well my friends I have exciting news to impart, John and I are off for a little trip. Short notice but that happens in life – makes it all the more exciting. We are off to Australia to visit some old friends. We have talked about this on and off for years but we are going this time because our friends have a daughter who is performing in Matilda The Musical at the Sydney Opera House, as she is Johns Goddaughter and he taught her dancing before they emigrated he wants to go. I debated at first as I have had a few big outlays this month but in the end I thought ‘it’s only money’ and I can’t take it with me can I? So asked around and friends directed me to a loan company called Ferratum, very satisfied with them. Now have the extra cash to make it a holiday to remember. Plan to do some visiting and wining and dining at Sydney’s finest. Not so looking forward to the long flight though. Thanks goodness for new technology, got a new iPad mini (one of the outlays I was talking about) and put my kindle app on it, would be lost without access to my books. Best thing every invented in my eyes, yes of course I love my actual books but with weight restrictions they can’t go everywhere with me but with the kindle they can. In fact just downloaded some of Roald Dahl’s collection, thought I would re read some of them including Matilda. I decided on the iPad mini as I also wanted internet and access to my emails, it can also double as my camera. As you can probably tell I am very much taken with my new purchase. So, not a lot of time to write at the moment as busy getting organised we go in two weeks so will write all about it when we are back in October.