Weekly round-up: Billy Elliot, an abundance of champagne, and a shitty bird

This week has moved at a glacial pace. You know it’s not going to be a great time when Monday feels like Thursday. But the weekend eventually arrived, as it always does, and freedom soon beckoned.

The highlight reel of this week includes devouring my first savory pancake, eating ready meals in a Catholic Halls of Residence, getting tipsy on free champagne, and watching Billy Elliot the musical. The latter involved a slightly shitty encounter with one of London’s obnoxious birds.

Read on for the low-down.


It’s been a bit of an odd week, including lots of odd food choices.

It started off eating pancakes as big as my torso at cult favourite My Old Dutch in Holborn. I had bacon, apples and maple syrup on mine. It was very odd, and yet somehow it worked.

Then, instead of meeting my friends and chowing down on a hearty pie to celebrate British Pie Week, we couldn’t be bothered to wait for a table in the heaving restaurant. Instead, we ended up with ready meals in my friend’s hall of residence. At least it took my momentarily back to my student days.

On Thursday, I traded hot food for champagne at a new office opening. I think that’s all that needs to be said about that one…

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Even though I’m a morning person, getting out of bed early on Saturday to queue for Billy Elliot tickets was tough. I’ve never tried to get day seats before and it was rather exciting. For those who aren’t in the know, this is when some theaters hold back a set number of seats, usually on the front row, and sell them on the day of the performance for a fraction of the cost of a regular premium ticket.

The day took a positive start. We arrived in good time, counted the people ahead of us in the queue, and settled in to wait an hour for the box office to open. All was well. And then a bird decided to poo all over Beth. And when I say all over, trust me, it was all over. It was a traumatic time, but thankfully an abundance to tissues meant that a crisis was soon averted. Needless to say, we huddled in an alcove for the rest of the hour out of target range of any other vengeful birds.

At least the trauma was good for something as it definitely brought us good luck. We secured the last two day seats for the matinee performance on the front row. The show was absolutely incredible and I fell in love with it right away. It leaves the West End in April, so do go and see it before then if you can.

front row



After eagerly planning my first solo trip last week, this week it turns out that one of my friends wants to come along too. I’m really keen to save Iceland for my first proper venture into the world on my own, so we’re trying to think of the perfect European spot for a long weekend break.

I’d love to do Scandavia, but she’d prefer one of the bigger cities. If you have any suggests do let us know. I’d quite happily go anywhere, quite honestly. The travel bug has been biting me hard over the last few weeks.



The Mouse Chick shared her adorable outfit for her show choir competition this week. I fell in love with her polka dot swing dress immediately, especially as I’m also in a choir (though one that’s a bit more rough around the edges). She also did a great job of hosting the #disneybloggerschat this week, which has to be my favourite chat on the calendar.

I was hooked when The World Pursuit posted a blog about how much she spent travelling around Europe. Even though she employed a lot of cost-saving techniques, it was still rather expensive. The blog definitely gave me an idea of the sort of adventure I want to embark upon next.

And, of course, I can’t forget that this week included International Women’s Day. I felt so empowered, and so did Not Your Type. She talked about how much her confidence has grown since she grew into the strong, independent woman that she is.


How was your week? I’d love to know, so don’t forget to leave a comment. 

Should I be ashamed of my eating habits this week? I feel like I probably should! 

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  1. Miss Jamie-Leigh
    March 13, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    I’m rather jealous of your Billy Elliot trip… I keep telling myself to book tickets and keep putting it off [It’s my favourite film and I cry everytime] maybe it leaving it April will give me the kick up the backside I need!!

    Not so great getting pooed on though – Glad your friend managed to get cleaned up…

    Travel: I’ve heard Amsterdam is a beautiful place if you’ve not been before – on the other hand, my friend and her girlfriend have just been to Vienna and said it was amazing!

    Jamie-Leigh. x x x x

  2. March 14, 2016 / 12:55 am

    Thank you for mentioning us Lisa! Glad you found the Europe post useful

  3. Lauren Wilkinson
    March 14, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    Sounds like a great week! I’m not sure I’m brave enough for a solo trip! Iceland looks amazing though.

    Lauren – bylaurenjane xxx