Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Do you hear the people sing?

Les Mis was amazing! Oh my goodness, I would see it a hundred times more. We missed the first five minutes because of traffic and slow buses but I don't think it made much of a difference. The highlight, for me, was Samantha Barks. She was on Andrew Lloyd Webber's "I'd Do Anything" on BBC 1 about five years ago and she was always my favourite on there. Unfortunately she didn't win it, but she still got to play Nancy on stage and it led her to star in Les Mis. I cried so much (spoiler alert!) when Eponine died. I just think that she and Marius (Eddie Redmayne is SO hot!) were perfect for each other. And I also cried at the end when I just felt overwhelmed with French patriotism. I'm not even French but tears were rolling down my face and I was sobbing and sniffling in my seat. It may have been down to the fact that they did a close up of Eponine's face in the "Do You Hear the People Sing?" reprise - it set me off. Anyway, go and see it if you haven't already. Best cinema experience ever.

TGI's was delicious. I had potato skins filled with melted cheese and bacon with sourcream and chive dip for my starter, and the Jack Daniel's burger for my main course. So good. We went on a little digestive walk (or digestive waddle) down by the Thames after our meal which was also really lovely. Great day out. And after staying up all night watching films at my friend's house, I was so not up for a football match, and as luck would have it, it was cancelled. Have I ever been so happy? I don't think so.

The cake my friend made for the Dan-and-Phil-obsessed birthday gal:

I also found a picture of Emma Watson yesterday which made me cry laughing:

And today, when I got home, I had an exceedingly productive time writing out all the states of America just to prove I can do it without an atlas:

Song of the day:

Do You Hear the People Sing - Les Mis movie cast


  1. ISN'T IT THOUGH?! I'm in love with the film and Eddie Redmayne ;)
    Kimmy x

    1. I would so marry him! Can you believe he's thirty two?! x