This week’s Discover challenge is: Tell us a story about a piece of music that stayed with you. I still remember the first time I became aware of the musical, Wicked, even though it was just a feature in a newspaper. It must have sounded interesting to stick with me, but apparently not interesting enough … Continue reading Because I knew you
If we were having coffee is a feature hosted by Part-Time Monster. Read the other posts in the link-up here. If we were having coffee, I’d tell you it’s been a bit of a whirlwind of a week! (Well, the second half of the week, as interesting things rarely happen from Monday to Wednesday.) Work … Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: The One Where I Met Mark Webber
I will be talking about the trip to Bologna soon, but first there’s a mini anniversary to acknowledge: after just over two years, this is the 200th post on Wake Up Your Luck. This actually turned out to be quite annoying, because I felt like the post should be especially good because it was the … Continue reading My Motivational Music
I love a good musical. (Sometimes, I even love a mediocre musical.) There is something about this format that makes it that little bit better than most things: fantastic stories, larger-than-life characters, talented performers, live bands and a good old song and dance all combine to make the musical one of the best forms of … Continue reading Mad About Musicals
5. Visit fifty new places. After a hideous 5 a.m. start to get the train to Edinburgh (to get the train to London) the first thing we did on arrival was head to the Hard Rock Café. I had been warned that queues could be a couple of hours, so when they said, ‘Sorry, it’s … Continue reading ‘What a way to be seeing the city!’
‘Well,’ said Pooh, ‘what I like best,’ and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called. – A. A. Milne, … Continue reading Anticipation
These have been an important couple of weeks: first, Clare left a job she spent six years in; then, we both finished classes (for definite – no going back to uni this time); finally, we both said the first of many goodbyes to one of our new friends.I can’t say I’ll miss the classes too much. … Continue reading Here Comes Goodbye…
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Whether scoffing chocolates you got as a present, or those you bought yourself, I hope the day is bearable. To help you celebrate/commiserate, I have enlisted the help of Taylor Swift, my favourite musicals, and Pitbull - believe it or not - to pay musical tribute to those men who have played a bit part … Continue reading Let’s hear it for the boys: Happy Valentine’s Day!