Sunday, 15 December 2013

Sunday Spotlight - 15th December 2013

This week, I’ve been loving…

Fairy lights

Unless you’ve been asleep under a rock or something, you won’t have failed to realise that Christmas is almost here! And with Christmas comes fairy lights – on the tree, on front of the house, wrapped round banisters and just about anywhere else. Pretty twinkly lights never fail to make me feel festive, so I’ve enjoyed seeing them as I drive round our little town. I’m serious considering getting myself some fairy lights to decorate my bedroom all year round!

Stephen Ward The Musical

My youngest brother works for a sound company in London’s West End, installing sound systems for all the big shows. As a perk of the job he is sometimes offered free tickets to shows, and this week he was given two tickets for Stephen Ward The Musical and kindly took me along to it. We were both a bit uncertain what to expect, as we weren’t familiar with the story (the musical is based on a true story, with Stephen Ward being at the centre of the Profumo scandal). However, we were pleasantly surprised. It was a really interesting story, performed to a really high standard, with great music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It’s not a show for the younger audience, as parts of it are quite risqué, but if you like a good story and catchy music I’d really recommend going along to see it.

Christmas Films

You can’t go through the festive period without watching a few Christmas films, but this year it’s taken me a while to find the time to relax under a blanket and enjoy one or two films. I have a little tradition where I buy myself a new Christmas DVD each year, and this year I’ve actually treated myself to two – Nativity 2 and The Polar Express. I watched The Polar Express yesterday and absolutely loved it, and will be watching Nativity 2 with my youngest sister in the next week or so.

If you asked me to pick my favourite Christmas film, I’m not sure I could, as there are so many good ones out there! But a few I have to make sure I watch every year are Miracle on 34th Street, Love Actually, The Holiday, Elf, Nativity and The Snowman.

What has grabbed your attention this week? I love hearing about people’s new discoveries and you may end up sharing something that makes it onto my list next week!

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