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“Zimmer vs Williams” at the Barbican – 31/12/23

Despite what I told my children, this was not a cage fight between two distinguished composers. So apologies – if that’s why you clicked on this post, you’ll be disappointed. Maybe get in touch with the makers of 90s classic … Continue reading

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I Just Want to Tell You How I’m Feeling…..

Tired. But that’s not the main point of this post. In fact, there are a few things I want to tell you about but don’t worry, we’ll come back to the post title eventually. First though, let me tell you … Continue reading

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Blur at Wembley – 09/07/23

It probably seems like everyone you know, who is of a certain age, went to see Blur at Wembley last week. Well, we did too. I’d had terrible FOMO when all my friends seem to be at Pulp the week … Continue reading

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Ash “Free All Angels” 21st Anniversary Show – 18/09/22

I’d like to begin by pointing out a massive administrative flaw with this whole show. The premise is that it’s 21 years since Ash released their third album – “Free All Angels”. However, I was at university when it was … Continue reading

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Lager, Lager, Lager, Shouting – Midlife Raving

I might have turned 39 last week. It’s OK, I’m fine about it…I handled it in the most mature way possible, by dancing till 1am to songs from my teens. Sorted. I know I ought to feel a  bit shamed … Continue reading

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Salzburg Without a Toddler Part 2 – 20/10/19

  I realise that my last post about our Salzburg  trip launched straight into my epic Sound of Music fangirling without explaining quite how obsessive I am. Long-term readers will be familiar with my love of the Sound of Music … Continue reading

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“Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – The Musical” – 31/07/19

  Now this was a show the kids were excited about. They are both Mr Gum devotees, with thr books in pride of place on Reuben’s book shelf and the audiobooks on permanent rotation in the car. They were sure … Continue reading

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Big Up at Stratford Circus Arts Centre – 23/03/19

  Yknow, often Twitter feels unrewarding. Like shouting into a big room full of other people who are also shouting. Sometimes you get into massive fights with Radio X DJs and all their followers. And then sometimes, just sometimes, you … Continue reading

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“Paddington’s Musical Adventures” – 07/10/18

It’s been a busy day. A spontaneous trip to Winchester for me and Eva yesterday rolled straight into a spontaneous sing at church so by the afternoon I was ready for something soothing. And a Paddington-themed concert by the BBC … Continue reading

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Wild Child Festival – 18/08/18

  Some of the events we go to seem very aptly named for my kids and “Wild Child” is certainly one of them.  For those who have missed my Wild Child previews, it’s a folksy kinda family festival in leafy … Continue reading

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