Monday, 19 January 2015

Out And About: Sights and Sounds (Part 1)


Hi! Hope the weekend was a good one. I'm currently battling a nasty cold! It's so annoying cos I can't work out till I get better. Just when I was all gingered up to start the year on a roll fitness-wise haha! 
But anyway about this post. If anyone were to ask me what the best part of my time away was, I would mention amongst other things, my walks down the river at Oxford, and then the musicals I went to see.

Walks down the river: Nemi and I would take morning walks by the river and it was really refreshing because the scenery was so beautiful. We saw horses at the meadow, boathouses for the Oxford University  nearby, boats docked by the bank, ducks swimming, rowers doing their thing, we enjoyed the peaceful sounds the water created, and as we got close to town, pubs and picturesque buildings. I took so many pictures but can only share a few with you. Of course the walks were a win-win for us because we were able to achieve a good morning work out during these walks.
Taking walks back home in Lagos is something I hardly do mainly because of the hot weather and then the terrain. So when I get the opportunity to enjoy a lovely scenery, I seize it.

Musicals: I love musicals so much. If you love music, stage plays, art and creativity, you would love musicals. There are loads of musicals in the UK with ticket prices ranging from 13 pounds to over a 100 pounds. Like I mentioned before, sites like lastminute.com help you find great deals and cut your expenses. I went for the Stomp musical and the much loved Lion King musical. See more details as captions under the pictures below!
Boat houses
It was cold that morning, yet these folks were out on the river, rowing. Amazing how they coped.


Loved this building

Part of Oxford Uni. The Harry Potter movies were shot in some sections of this university.
Street market
The Stomp show was held at The Ambassadors Theatre. Price:£20 for the Thursday matinee option
Household items were used as musical instruments-pots and pans, garbage bins, brooms, pipes, tires, paper, plastic bags, sinks, shopping trolleys, matches, lighters etc!

The dancers/musicians were so synchronized and talented and funny, it was such a beautiful experience.

I will add some vids to Instagram soon!
This was the stage for The Lion King musical. The acting and singing was fantastic and the costumes were OK. Price: £74. Prices went as low as £35 during Christmas. Lion King tickets are very expensive  I have to say.

Hope you enjoyed the post! Have a great week ahead!

Laterz
Fola


23 comments :

  1. Nice view!
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  2. Sorry about the Cold..everything looks soo beautiful

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  3. you just having a lot of fun these days ooo
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  4. Great images!! You really had fun.

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  5. You're right. The scenery looks so beautiful and refreshing. It's also so cool that you got to see Stomp. I've been wanting to see the show here. - culturedmisprint.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanx for stopping by! Yea u def have to see stomp! Promise u wud b blown away. Those performers are super talented

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  7. I love musicals too but that Lion King is expensive oh, I have so many I want to see Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, the list is endless. Please check out my blog I have a new post up and I will do the hair feature oh ma binu dear, xx

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    1. it def is expensive! wicked, lion king, book of mormon and charlie and the chocolate factory are the top 4 and most expensive i believe. in short, the popular ones are expensive with lion king being right on top or maybe top 2.
      will check out ur blog babe! xxx

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  8. These images are breathtakingly beautiful. I hope you get better soon.

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    1. i AM better now thank u so much for asking. xxx

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  9. Ever since this really sh*tty show on CiTV that I can't for the life of me remember the name of, I've always wanted to sail in one of those house-boats, or whatever they're called
    Cool pics :)

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    1. haha tv and the endless new series that keep popping up! i wouldnt mind "sailing" in one as well-would DEF love to go on a boat cruise someday for some days. xxx

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  10. Nice view!
    http://dimplekhadi.blogspot.com/

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  11. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm following you now :) Can't wait to read more of your posts.

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  12. How come I'm just knowing you're back ehn? I remember your blog was under construction for a bit. Oh well, I see I've been slacking, but I'm ready to catch up ������

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    1. aww ur too sweet :) im back o! have fun catching up! xxx

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