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Fourteen Years

Posted Jan 12 2013 8:18pm

 

Just in case you didn’t know because I haven’t mentioned it enough times on the blog already, Les Miserables is my all time favourite musical. I was lucky enough to play in the orchestra in a production of it a few months back, and it was one of the highlights of my year:) It feels like I’ve been waiting for the movie to come out FOREVER but it finally came out yesterday in the UK! I saw it today and was blown away! I am definitely going to watch it again soon it is THAT GOOD. And I’m not usually a big movie person because I hate sitting still for 3 hours, but I didn’t find that a problem with this film!

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I only cried about a thousand times in the movie;) It was AMAZING and if Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway don’t get their Oscars for their outstanding performances, then I will not be happy!! Who knew Jackman could sing?!

 

Yesterday was my best friend Gabby’s 18th birthday! We have been best friends since we were four and practically grew up in each other’s houses. We became best friends in our first day of reception (I liked her hair and decided we would be besties…as you do…!) and we used to live on the same street, so practically every night was a sleepover at the other’s house. It’s amazing how much we’ve been through together: family deaths, alcoholic parents, depression, hospital stays…the list is endless! But we’ve stuck together and pulled each other through all of it. Fourteen years in Picstitch:

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LOVE YOU GABS <3

We started our night by heading to our favourite restaurant- Ping Pong on London’s Southbank- where we ate out on the heated terrace. It’s a dim sum restaurant, and the food is delicious! We ordered the mixed vegetables and rice, the spinach and mushroom dumplings, and the vegetable spring rolls (not pictured).

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We stayed in a lovely 4* hotel near London Bridge for the night (we found a great deal online!). The bed was so comfy that I never wanted to leave it and the shower was probably bigger than my bedroom.

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We had such a fun time…HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gabs!!

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Today’s run was beyond cold. For some stupid reason I looked up the weather as I do before every run, and then decided to go with a crop top and shorts despite the forecast. I blame the lack of sleep for that genius decision. My limbs were completely numb by the time I got home!

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And it looks like tomorrow morning’s long run will be in the snow, so I’ll try to be sensible this time and not end up getting frostbite or anything;) Saying that, last year it was snowing before and during a major cross country race I did, and we still raced in our vests and shorts. The worst part was that the race was delayed by 10 minutes, so we were all standing on the start line shivering! I guess it made us run faster though ;)

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What is the most extreme weather you’ve ever run/raced in? A hailstorm interrupted one of our training sessions on the track last year, and it got so bad that we all had to run inside to take cover!

 

Have you seen Les Miserables? What movies are coming our that you are looking forward to seeing? I can’t WAIT to Gatsby comes out…it’s one of my all-time favourite books!

 

Have a great weekend friends! <3

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