We’ve all done a bit of splurging in our lives. Booked that holiday when you were already looking forward to another one. Bought the shoes that you were dreaming about for weeks. Or finally decided to buy those headphones, even though your others work perfectly fine.
Today, I did that, though it was a bit more extreme.
What is the most expensive thing that you’ve ever purchased? If you’re lucky, it might be a house, or maybe a car.
For me, it is a MacBook Pro and I could have collapsed on the floor when I put my PIN number in the card reader, seeing that the little screen read a figure that was well over £1,000. It was more expensive that the only car I have ever owned. Yes, this little thing that my fingers are clattering away on to write this is my most expensive purchase to date.
Do I regret it?
I’m home! My holiday highlight of the year is over, and all is left are the photos, souvenirs, and videos waiting to be turned into vlogs. What a trip it was. From getting lost in Barcelona to the absolute perfection of the Disney Magic, I can honestly say that I enjoyed every minute. Normally trips flash by in the blink of an eye, but I properly made the most of this holiday.
Here are some of my highlights.
Disney Channel kindly invited me to their launch event for new show, Andi Mack, in late August. I was so happy to go along, especially when I heard that crafts were involved. The thing that particularly caught my attention was that this new show is by the creators of Lizzie McGuire, which was one of my favourite programmes growing up. Who didn’t love the Lizzie McGuire movie? And I am very pleased to say that Andi Mack has the same heart and fun plot as this classic.
Watch the vlog to find out more about what the event was like and what I think of Disney Channel’s newest show.
Dreamgirls the Musical has caught the eye of London’s West End, and much of the attention has been due to the leading lady. Amber Riley is best known for her role in Glee, where she admitted that the script writers mostly got her to come on at the end and belt out the big number to wrap up to episode. She’s certainly getting to do a lot of belting in Dreamgirls – not that I’ve got to see her yet.
The main role of Effie White is hugely demanding vocally, and it has meant that an alternate has played the role on many occasions. In fact, I’ve been to see the show twice, both on days when Amber was scheduled to perform, and I’ve now seen both of the alternates.
There’s no need for concern if you’re coming to see the show, though. Both of the Effie’s that I’ve seen have been amazing. My favourite is Marisha Wallace, who has perfect comic timing and can belt out ‘And I’m Telling You’ like it’s no-one’s business.
The music – and vocals – are definitely why I will keep coming back to this show. Think Elphaba’s Defying Gravity riffs are good in Wicked? Come to Dreamgirls and prepare to get your head knocked off. These women give it everything on stage with performances so powerful and captivating that it’s impossible to not feel the emotion. There is a lot of deep emotional moments in this show, too. Singing about rejection, loves and friendships that are lost, and being true to yourself are all key moments.
I’m back! One busy schedule has meant that I’ve been out of the blogging game, but it’s now business as usual.
Not only am I back to Faraway Lisa Mae, but I’m back from my short holiday to Disneyland as well. Of course that means new photos, new stories, and – of course – new vlogs that are already trickling onto my YouTube channel.
So what did we get up to in this trip? Whave have I learned on my second proper trip, and what can I share with you?