Hi guys, happy Sunday! Welcome back to the second instalment of my new ‘Weekly Roundup’ series. If you’re new here, this post is where is all started and this one was my first roundup posted last week. With that said here we are now, week two and although the snow has once again decided to fall, all in all it’d been a pretty good one.
It started off on the highest of high notes, a trip to the theatre to see ‘Hamilton‘ with my girl Izzy T and her brother Alex. I mean obviously, as most of you know I’m a huge musical theatre geek but WOW! It was beyond amazing. The hype is very much real and it lived up, if not exceeded all of my expectations. If you’re not familiar with Hamilton go and listen to the sound track immediately, it’s insane! Written by the genius that is Lin Manuel Miranda it brings the story of Alexander Hamilton, America’s first Secretary of the Treasury and founding father to life through rap/hip-music and spoken word. It is outstanding and if you can manage to beg, borrow or steal a ticket then do it. You will not be disappointed!
Midweek saw the usual gym, blog and admin routine. I did my usual classes at the gym adding in an additional spin class this week with new gym trainer Harry. It was great, spinning is my favourite form of cardio along with boxing (and dancing of course) so I was really pleased to have found another class to add to my usual weekly workout. I also finally got round to writing a huge beauty/skincare review (which will be going live on Wednesday) of some of my favourite Pixi products that I’ve been using for the past few months. Other than that though, it was just me at my desk, answering emails and editing pictures. Sadly however, I can’t find my memory card with all my New York pictures on so obviously I am gutted! I know it must be somewhere in my flat so I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that it turns up because I have so many memories I want to share.
The weekend once again added a touch of culture to my week as we had ‘Open Fest’ at the Barbican Centre. I was working the event yesterday along with my fellow Barbican hosts and although it meant standing outside in the snow for ten hours yesterday – the installation we were in charge of ‘Tunnel Visions – Array’ took over Beech street tunnel. The light/sound show was magical and so cool, you can watch a clip of it here. We kept our snowy spirits up with regular coffee and tea runs and lots of pizza deliveries, ending the day with a snowball fight. I’ve said many times how much I love working freelance at the Barbican, although the shifts can sometimes be tough (I literally could not feel my hands by the end of yesterday) the community and spirit shared throughout the audience experience team really is top notch, and I’m very proud to be a part of it.
So there we go, another roundup complete. I hope you enjoyed it as much as the last and as always, leave me a comment below – I love hearing from you, it really does mean the world! Fingers crossed we see a bit more sunshine going into next week. I hope you all have a good one and we’ll catch up again soon. Muchas Love!