LONDON POST #4: 3 MONTHS, AND 3 EXAMS

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

HERE I am, checkin for the fourth time. I keep saying that it's flying by, but it couldn't be farther from the truth. Month three has been the most eventful yet. From my mum's visit to performing with band, and unexpected shows. It's been exciting. So here's how it all went down.

Yes, that is a fine November day in London!


LONDON POST #3: 2 MONTHS & COUNTING!

Thursday, 26 November 2015



IT's hard to believe I'm writing a London post about all that's happened this past month as I celebrate 2 months in the country. Time seems to fly by yet I can't help but feel as though I've been here for a longer period of time. I may have mentioned that in my previous London post but I'm afraid it's bewildered me slightly. Anyway, month two involves first few weeks of school, making new friends (and being awkward at it), musicals and a newfound confidence boost.

LONDON POST #2: 1 MONTH IN THE CITY

Friday, 6 November 2015

IT's been a month since my big move, however quite honestly it feels like I've been here for much longer. Maybe it's because I seem to have settled in rather well. I now work and go to school, two activities that when you add them with chores, cooking and general adult living, can prove quite the challenge. Alas, that is adult life. So here's what has been going on since my last post.



LONDON POST #1: WHY I MADE THE BIG MOVE

Monday, 14 September 2015

IF you've been following me on social media you might have realised that recently I relocated to London. That's right. I made the crazy decision of moving from a small island to a big city on my own! I didn't just wake up one day and say, "I'm moving to London". It took years of dreaming and thinking until I actually ended up sat in my flat in London writing this post. This is the first of a new series on this blog where I'll be documenting my experience. I plan to take you along this journey with me, willing to share both the highs and the lows. So buckle up, its bound to be an interesting ride!

THE TRUTH ABOUT GAP YEARS

Sunday, 30 August 2015

BY definition, a gap year is "a year's break taken by a student between leaving school and starting further education" (Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition, HarperCollins Publishers). A more contemporary definition would suggest a looser one, stating that it's the time a student takes to travel or work, often before heading into University or in the middle of a Degree; at time just to re-sit examinations. I'm currently at the end of my gap year. Everyone who was in my year of school is receiving their Uni results or graduating. If you would have asked me 3 years ago if I'd ever take a gap year I would have probably given you the evil eye. Looking back at the past year, however, I'd suggest taking a year out to everyone - and this is my testimony.

TRAVEL: A WEEK IN A THEATRE STUDENT'S SHOES

Saturday, 6 June 2015


A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to London for a week with 40 students from DLS Productions for a new musical theatre adventure. The programme, entitled "A Week In The Life", took us to Margaret Howard Theatre College in Bushey where we lived the life of theatre college students for a week, attending classes from all three disciplines. I look forward to trips where I'm travelling with a big group of like-minded friends, all eager to learn more about the theatre, thirsty for a taste of what it would be like to attend a Musical Theatre College. I've previously introduced this workshop in another post. This time around I'll be writing specifically about this year's experience.


MUSIC BLOG: MARCH FAVOURITES

Friday, 17 April 2015

IT'S time for another post for my 'Monthly Music Blogpost' series, where I share and review ten songs that I've enjoyed during the past month. As per usual you can find the mentioned songs in my Spotify 'March Favourites' playlist. I think that this group of songs is my favourite so far. There seems to be a variety of genres and they're all pretty darn good! As always, the list of songs is in no particular order other than me choosing them so as to vary the genres.


AN INTRODUCTION TO 'A WEEK IN THE LIFE'

Friday, 27 March 2015



IF you've been following me on Twitter or Instagram you have probably seen a couple of my posts using the tag '#dlsweekinthelife' numerous times over the past few months. The hashtag is part of the efforts towards the promotional campaign for 'A Week In The Life' - a weeklong course I'm about to experience in a few days. This event is organised by DLS Productions, a musical theatre company I'm a part of. This event is in its second edition and will take around 40 students and myself to Margaret Howard Theatre College in London for a week of musical theatre training. I shall be introducing this wonderful campaign including an insight to the star studded tutor lists, preparatory work and an idea in general of what we'll be doing. If you're a Musical Theatre fanatic especially, I urge you to read on.

WHAT'S A GUILTY PLEASURE?

Sunday, 8 March 2015

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THE other day I was asked about my guilty pleasures. I stopped to think for a few minutes and then I came up with a small list ranging from TV shows and songs to food and habits. I've actually been thinking about this subject for a while now and inspired by some YouTube vlogs I've come across discussing this topic, I too have decided to jump on board and write about Guilty Pleasures. Lately this topic has been touched upon in televised media such as the dedicated episode of Glee. Watching this episode and seeing them perform some of my own guilty pleasures made me question whether a number of these pleasures are common amongst many. Has the concept gone mainstream with all this media exposure? If it has, would it still count as a guilty pleasure? Even more so, how can one feel guilty about something that they like?

MUSIC BLOG: JANUARY FAVOURITES

Sunday, 8 February 2015

IT'S a new year and time to keep to my resolutions and properly execute my 'music blog' project. After the mini series sort of dwindled, it's now back for good! To hit it off with a bang I've compiled 10 songs I've been loving during the first month of 2015. All the songs mentioned are on my January Favourites playlist on Spotify. As usual the list features current songs and those that have been out for a few weeks. And in no particular order...

DIARY: GUILDFORD PT 3 - DELAYS, HEARTS AND CLOUDS

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

THE day I go back home has arrived. I feel as though it is a little bit of a bittersweet situation. On one hand I'm looking forward to returning with my family and friends as I have missed their company, and on the other hand I have enjoyed my time alone to my thoughts and all. Today I travel to Gatwick by train again and then catch a 3 hour flight. Let the fun times begin.