Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Jersey Boys

A couple weeks ago a few friends and I found a great deal on Groupon - tickets to Jersey Boys for £30 each! 

To be honest, I really had no idea what this was about, just that it was a musical and that I may know *some* songs. 

Missing one of the posse, four of us met up earlier for a bit of deliciousness. 

This plate of mouthwatering meat feast was found at Jamie Oliver's Diner in Picadilly.

Luckily for me I could actually eat the ribs as they were gluten free! 

According to Cara, our house rib expert, these babies are rated 3.5 out of 5 (apparently Wetherspoons do better - sorry Jamie!) This was because they were more spicy and less saucy, so it really depends on the individual. 

Being the punctual people that we are (besides Chantelle who had to trek from work on the opposite side of the city) after dinner we still had an hour before the show started.

What to do in Central London to kill time? Go to the pub of course! We met up with Chantelle on the way back to the theatre (the 10 metre walk from the pub) so unfortunately she missed out on a cheeky pint.

Jersey Boys is the story behind the 50/60s quartet The Four Seasons, mainly concentrating on the frontman Frankie Valli.

I was surprised at how many of the songs that I actually knew! I think the old bloke sitting next to me was getting a little (read: a lot) annoyed as Cara and I were singing along with the guys on stage. 

How can you not sing along to this classic?

Although I may have thought that it was a relatively new tune by the Bubes (Michael Buble)  *hangs head in shame*

As well as the singing, the actors were really good and believable, although it did take a little while to get used to the (assuming) faux Jersey accents. 

From left: me, Cara, Emily, Cushla and Chantelle

We got very lucky with our tickets, we weren't able to select them online, so were at the mercy of the Piccadilly Theatre. 

 After climbing many, many, many stairs we reached the very top circle - it's very Grand - and were directed to our seats.
The very front row!

Jersey Boys is on at the Picadilly Theatre, Denman Street, London. 

Monday, 30 March 2015

Bogan Bingo

I finally got around to going to this Aussie London staple - Bogan Bingo! 
with the added bonus of the Shitty Disco afterwards. 

The Bingo is hosted by these two legends:

The main prize was limited edition photo of two pandas trying to have sex. Second prize was a 9 day trip to Egypt with Travel Talk. On the left of that photo is the 'Bogan Board', with each photo of a famous bogan hiding a prize. 
Other prizes included a One Direction calendar (not updated), a dustpan and brush, a box of condoms and a 'drinking bib'. 

Unfortunately no one from my group was lucky enough to win anything. 
We did get the chance to dress up though! Theme was Trailor Park Fashion or Single and Sexy in 1986. 

Bogan Bingo is held every Thursday at the Slug in Fulham and Shitty Disco every two months or so.
Tickets can be found here

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Victoria and Albert Museum

With some free time on my hands today, I took the advice from one of the girls from the Facebook group London Bloggers and ventured down to South Kensington to explore the Victoria and Albert Museum.

If you don't know who old Vicky and Bert are you probably a) live under a rock or b) live in a country that has no ties to Great Britain. Queen Victoria is the longest reigning female monarch (63 years) in history and Prince Albert was her husband (also her first cousin too! Ewww).

There is a bit of a range of of exhibitions, from glassware to fashion to antiquities from all over the world.

The change in fashions after the Great War was led by Coco Chanel.

Wandering further through the museum I came upon this great find in the China Exhibit. 

It's an ancient Chinese esky!! (ice chest)

There is so much to explore at the V&A, from limited exhibits to the more permanent ones such as Japanese, Chinese, Medieval Europe and glass!




The Victoria and Albert Museum is located in Kensington, with the nearest tube station being South Kensington. Admittance is free but they do ask for a £4 donation for upkeep.