Because there’s nothing like the big screen

Can I just tell you something extraordinarily exciting right now? One of the most exciting and unexpected things I have experienced here in Bahrain, so far.

Going to the cinema.

Stay with me here. Back in England I was beginning to, not hate, but not quite enjoy my cinema experience. Extortionate ticket prices. Combined with having to sit with a bunch of people who are clearly more interested in what was happening on WhatsApp or Facebook than watching the film they had paid to see. Continue reading Because there’s nothing like the big screen

Don’t be afraid of Adam Riches, though a little fear is good

Adam Riches

Yesterday evening I was ever so slightly terrified. Why? Well, I was going out with some friends to see some live comedy. No, I haven’t got some weird and random fear about going to see live comedy with my friends. It was who we were going to see. Adam Riches.

I’ll explain. Adam Riches is hilarious. I was introduced to him at last year’s Laughter in the Park. Me and my friends sat far away from the stage and laughed hysterically at Adam Riches comedy sketch which involved a few members of the audience. Yep… he’s all about audience participation.

See, I don’t do audience participation. I hate it. Well most people probably do. The last time I was called up to do anything on stage was when I was on a family holiday to St. Lucia, when I was 12 years old. There was an evening of limbo which, we as a family, were quite happy watching. Until there was a call for some volunteers to take part in a little competition. Well, I say volunteers. But … I did not volunteer. It wasn’t all that bad if I’m fair. I think I came third in the competition. But doing a limbo in front of a bunch of strangers on holiday when I was 12 left an impact on me.

I digress. So yes. Adam Riches. Soho Theatre. Audience participation. Hell no. Along with the general fear of audience participation my lovely friends were really good at doing research into other sorts of sketches he might do which call for audience members. Thanks guys!

Needless to say the fear was unwarranted. Yes, the theatre was small. Soho Theatre – seated about 150 people. But thankfully I didn’t get called up. As each sketch came and went I got more and more relieved about not being an unwilling participant.

But the evening wasn’t all about fear. It was about laughing so much you can’t breathe. Adam Riches is one of the funniest comedians I have ever seen. TV, live, wherever. He is, hands down, hilarious. He’s slightly unpredictable. His characters are exceptionally unique. I have a little bit of soft spot for his Daniel Day-Lewis character:

You won’t see anyone like him.

A 12 hour at Thorpe Park Shift

Saturday 15th October is the day that I spent just over 12 hours at Thorpe Park, along with five friends. Arriving just before 10am and then leave at just about 10:30pm. It required stamina, strength and the ability to fall into fits of hysteric giggles at the drop of a single degree in temperature.

Thorpe Park

You might think it’s overkill to do a full 12 hour day at Thorpe Park. It’s not. You’ve got all the lovely daylight hours to do all the rides you want to do. Then as the sun sets you can do them all again in the dark AND the horror mazes, which open at 4pm. Continue reading A 12 hour at Thorpe Park Shift

Levels of Thorpe Park excitement are at an all time high

This isn’t ground breaking, I know that. But this year, words can’t describe how excited I am to be going to Thorpe Park. Tomorrow!

Thorpe Park

Usually I end up going to Thorpe Park a few times in one year. It’s nearby and you can usually get through all the rides by about 2pm. If you get there when the park opens. This year, me and my wise bunch of friends, thought we needed to reign in the Thorpe Park trips and wait for Halloween for one of their Fright Nights. Continue reading Levels of Thorpe Park excitement are at an all time high

Rollerderby Take Two

Last Friday I went to my second live rollerderby and if it was possible, I loved it more than my first time.

Skate Hard Kamikaze

Last week’s bout was an international one, London Brawling girls took on the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls. Both teams were fighting hard, but the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls were just too good.

The crowd was amazing and no matter what the score was, always ready to get behind London Brawling. It was a great match.

Now all I’m asking is – when is the next bout?