Jungle is massive… Wicked

Before Christmas I had no idea what my sisters present was for me, when we finally did our present handover I had to wait 2 weeks to open it. I was a bit unsure as to what it was because it was tiny and felt like a notebook. Matt gave me a clue (without me asking might I say) and he said Jungle is massive, I was completely thrown back by this and could only think of Ali G in Da House. I came up with many pointless answers and then it finally came to Christmas day, Matthew being mean kept giving me all my presents but made me wait for my sisters until the last one just to make me suffer more. When I finally ripped it open it was in fact an address book but it looked like it had been open before and fell open to the 19th February which underneath the date there was a little note ” I have tickets to Wicked the best seats in the house”.

I finally understood the clue and was overcome with a feeling of Joy and excitement, I was so happy as I was desperate to see the musical but never got round to doing it. So finally last night I saw the show and I have to say I am so glad I waited it was amazing. My sister had literally got the best seats right at the bottom not at the front but about 5 rows from the front so we were not literally craning our necks to see the stars but had a great view of them (apart from having a big head sitting in front of me lol).

 

Wicked is the story prequel to the Wizard of Oz and tells the story of how the Wicked Witch of the West came to be and her demise in the story. It is a very clever story that tells you all those unanswered questions you have ever had of the Wizard of Oz. How the Wicked witch of the west Elpheba and Glinda the good witch hated each other from the beginning but then grew to like each other and became very good friends, it’s a very sweet story about friendship, good vs evil and how appearances can be deceiving. Elpeheba played by Emma Hatton was the most amazing singer I have ever seen, I really liked her as Elpheba but couldn’t compare her to other Elpheba’s. The whole cast was amazing really I could not fault any of them and I think that I along with all the other females in the crowd fell in love with Fiyero played by Oliver Savile such a handsome talented actor. I don’t want to go on too much and give it away to anybody who has not seen the show or read the book for that matter. But I must say it’s worth going to you will not be dissapointed, It is a show that is for children and adults and I can definitely say as someone who tends to just watch a show or film once this is something I would watch over and over again. I have fallen in love with the show and am desperate to watch it again.

I would give the musical a 10/10 the songs were so beautiful and the voices of the main characters Elpheba and Glinda (Emma Hatton and Savannah Stevenson) were out of this world. I honestly recommend this musical for anybody who loves musicals, this is the type of musical that anybody can watch regardless of gender and age. So on a final note I really have to thank my big sister for an amazing present 😀 x

 

PS I have never read the book so hoping to get it asap so I can compare as I love to compare films and musicals to the books x

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Update

I’ve been quite ill lately so haven’t been able to get stuck into my new blog, a bit has happened since my last update. I’ve been quite fed up of my new job I was unaware that there was going to be a lot of sales calls on my part, when I applied they sugar coated it and made it out to be nothing like cold calling which it essentially is. I also agreed for the first 3 months to do unpaid work experience and that they would let me do the hours and days I wanted to do seeing as I wasn’t being paid and my expenses were not being paid. It is now 2 months into the job and I have been pulled into the office twice and told that I’m not doing enough hours and that they want me to come in early, how I need to stop thinking like a work experience person and start giving them more. I was disgusted by the way they treated me, I mean I’m doing this for free and I was told by another girl that there has been loads of work experience people so it finally hit me they obviously use people and then nearer the end of the trial they make all sorts of excuses to make you look bad so that they have a reason to not take you on.

I’m really angry that people can treat someone like that, especially since I was staying over my hours. I feel like I was asked to come in and work to do the jobs they didn’t want to do sales etc. And the worst part is I had managed to get them a few estate agencies on their books when we got work through then my colleague sent them quotes and prices they all complained that it was too expensive and refused to use our company. The staff all turned around and are now blaming me for not pushing sales and refusing to see it’s because they charge a £100 call out charge for a handyman whereas everyone else is charging £65 like who do they think they are?

And then having the audacity to blame me for it when I don’t make up the prices, I literally feel like I am fuming. When my boyfriend came to me and offered me an ultimatum I was more than happy to do it I mean my current job is awful and none of my family or Matt know about the unpaid trial so I can’t tell them which makes it easy to just rant on here. His current job was ending and he was speaking to a friend of his who emigrated to Australia and works for his uncles labouring company, he also has another friend who is going to Australia in a few months to join her boyfriend whose dad also owns his own labouring company. Matt (my boyfriend) had spoken to his dad and had asked me if I wanted to leave my job to go travelling first to Goa as I had been there before and Matt hadn’t. Then to go off to Australia after and work, I was so excited and happy that maybe we could actually do something with our lives rather than being in dead end jobs. I know I am only work experience but I don’t really know how to go in after this weekend to tell them I want to leave (I would stay if I was getting paid until I go travelling but they are not even paying me so what’s the point in staying).

I also need to do a lot of research about staying in Goa for a few months then off to Australia, like what Visas we should get? What jobs would be available for a female who wants to be in admin especially in Australia etc I’m so excited but so nervous this is a big step for me… but when I eventually do it I will be posting a lot about my travels. Fingers crossed x

The Killing of Polly Carter review

When I first saw A Death in Paradise I was hooked not realising that I was in fact watching the 2nd series. So when I saw the 1st series I was still unaware and thought that Humphrey Goodman had died and that Richard Poole was the replacement, I was gutted and did not like Richard at all I felt he was boring so as bad as it sounds you wouldn’t believe how happy I was when I found out it was Richard who had been killed off.

I came across the book and knowing how good the TV show was I was eager to just dive straight in, and I was not disappointed. The story tells of a supermodel called Polly Carter who commits suicide outside her beach house but when detectives go to the crime scene they realise it was not suicide at all but murder.  I was hooked from the start for me a book needs to keep my attention and not make me feel like it’s dragging on or there are pointless bits where it just feels like they are filling up pages. I did not get this feeling with the book even if there weren’t “exciting clue solving, and the piecing of evidence” the book still had so much character and I was literally laughing the whole way through the book. The awkwardness of DI Richard coupled with his prying colleague DS Camille and equally hilarious colleague Dwayne who had me in stitches.

I felt a bit in the dark in regards to not knowing anything about Richard’s history especially since the book seems to bring it up every now and again which makes it hard to understand what is going on when you don’t seem to have a clue, this may be because I have not read the first book which I am desperate to read a quick trip to Amazon and hopefully I will have the book soon.

 

All in all I think weighing the pros and cons of the book I would give it a 8/10 x