Last April I had the great pleasure of popping by the V&A with some friends. I really like the museum. This time I focused on their Fashion exhibition because I’m writing two historical romances (both set in different periods of the 19th Century) and I wanted to take detailed pictures of some of the gowns they have there.
I took some pictures for reference and bought their book on the subject. I highly recommend it to all interested in the history of fashion from this time period. The photos are very good, the text is helpful and the whole book is a joy to peruse.
I’m fascinated with religions.
Of all the ones out there, the Mormons (LDS Church) is probably on my top three. I fell head over heals in awe with these guy’s beliefs since the beginning of the amazing HBO series Big Love. I knew about The Church before but I just started research on them after the show premiered in 2006.
Finally in 2013 they opened a production in London and with a little theatre-ninja-power-voodoo by our friend CC we got tickets and got to see it at the Prince of Wales Theatre last week.
It was F.E.N.O.M.E.N.A.L.!
The writing, the music, the actors, the musicians, the stage, the theatre, the sound. So perfect. I couldn’t stop laughing but then in some parts I almost cried and then laughed again.
They are funny without being offensive (to an agnostic, at least) and I recommend the show to anyone that is able to go see it. It’s worth it!
Here is the opening song sang at the opening of the Tony Awards 2012:
And this is one of the songs of the second half of the show – performed at the Tony Awards 2011:
These are the only videos I could find. The show is a thousand times better than these videos but you get the idea.
Fran, my sister’s future MIL, took us to a pub for dinner to indulge my UK cravings of bangers & mash. Unfortunately they didn’t serve it anymore but I had a marvelous fish and chips with mushy peas. Perfect!