Whose line is it anyway?

I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to receive show tickets then I was to receive my Whose Line Is It Anyway? Live tickets.

I’ve been a massive fan of the show for years and it’s one of my go-to programs whenever I want something jolly, upbeat and hilarious. So, when I heard that they were reviving a live stage show in London, I had to get tickets!

TWFT-425My mum and I at King’s Cross Station.

Since London wasn’t local, we decided (we, being my mum and me – I had to drag someone along with me!) to make a day of it. We got an early train down from Leeds and arrived in London at lunch time. With a few hours until the show was due to start, we hit the shops – well, it would’ve been rude not to! I visited one of my favourites, Kate Spade, and the shops in and around Convent Garden before walking a few streets over to the Adelphi Theatre.

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Our seats were brilliant and I had a great view of the set – which was almost identical to the original. The cast were as well! Clive Anderson hosted with Greg Proops, Colin Mochrie, Josie Lawrence and Brad Sherwood. But, the show itself … I don’t know where to begin! Everyone was on top form and it was laugh after laugh. The audience shouted out suggestions and the performers improvised the hell out of them. They did all the original games, and a couple of new. My favourites were the three-headed Broadway star, theatre styles, whose line and party quirks. And of course, they wrapped the show up with their famous hoe-down. [If you’ve not had the chance to see this fabulous show, I’ve put links to a few of my favourite clips in the links section at the bottom of this post – check them out!]

Once the show wrapped up, we lingered by the stage door and I got the chance to meet the wonderful Josie Lawrence. Unfortunately, my fave didn’t come out and the closest I got to Colin Mochrie was his poster.

Untitled3Josie Lawrence and me, Colin Mochrie’s poster.

If you get a chance to see the show any time in it’s two week run, I implore you to go. I had an absolutely amazing time and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to see one of my favourite shows (and favourite performers!) live. I never thought I’d get the chance and the sleep deprivation from the late train home was totally worth it!!

Useful links!
Whose Line’s wiki page – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whose_Line_Is_It_Anyway%3F
Whose Line tickets – http://www.lovetheatre.com

Here’s a couple of links to some of my favourite games …
Hoe-down – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYC0XtSHgX0
Three-headed Broadway Star – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evos0WBCip8
Whose Line game – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR_I6qfW19g&list=RD4PtRb322MgY&index=5



Did you know that our Prime Minister now lives at D wning Street? No, that isn’t a typo and if you check the official street sign in London, you’ll see I’m right. Well, why is this you ask? Have our sign makers suddenly come down with a case of temporary dyslexia? Nope, not at all! It’s all part of a new campaign to encourage more blood donors.

Various shops, street signs and landmarks are showing their support by blanking out the letters A, O and B. These are the most common blood types and the donor groups that are need of the most regular supplies. And blood is so important! We can’t live without blood and it makes up a whopping 7% of our body. Without blood, we couldn’t keep warm, get rid of waste or fight off infection. That’s why this campaign and it’s message is so important. There are many circumstances when you or someone you love may need a transfusion themselves. I know that when my dad was critically ill he was given two transfusions and they gave him the strength and help he needed to fight for his life.

The NHS’ #missingtype is taking over and I think it’s brilliant! The campaign has hit social media and everyone is being encouraged to tweet and share posts with missing letters.

20625-n72kiwur Prime Minister’s l vely new street sign.

Unfortunately, I can’t donate blood myself due to personal health reasons but I’m supporting this worthwhile campaign any other way I can. So, do your good deed for the month and donate!

Get d n ting n w nd help them t fill the g ps ❤

Useful links!
NHS Blood Donation website – http://www.blood.co.uk/

The next project … making my own dress!

This is something I’ve always wanted to do! I love clothes and (I think!) I love sewing so why not combine the two. When I was at school, I studied Textile Technology and really enjoyed it. Our first ever task was to make a little stuffed chicken (I still have mine somewhere!) and from there we made basic items like cushion covers.

After watching the popular Great British Sewing Bee a few months ago, a couple of women at work have decided to join me and together we’re going to attempt to make our own dress. We chose a relatively simple pattern to tackle and are going to make a Walkaway dress – a really popular style from the 50s! It’s basically two large pieces that fasten together at the shoulders so the wearer can slip the dress over their head and bring the fasteners from the back piece around the waist to create shape.

Walkaway dress pattern.
I don’t have my own sewing machine but my aunt is very graciously lending me her’s. The next step is for us all to choose our fabric and actually get stared. I’m really excited to crack on with this project so I’ll keep you all updated!