On my way… by Marie

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life


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Rest In Peace my baby cat <3

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“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.”
― Lemony SnicketHorseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

BLACK! That’s exactly how I’m seeing things right now and how I’ve been seeing them since yesterday morning my cat was euthanised :(!!!

It’s a bit hard to find words to describe how bad I’m feeling… So I found a quote of Lemony Snicket and I also inserted a few lyrics of Les Mis’ song, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, but… apart from saying that I’m awfully sad and depressed and barely lost, I can’t really say more…

So I’m not going to lose myself in this post and write a lot… first because I don’t think I can & secondly because I wanna honour my baby cat, the adorable companion he’s been all his short life…

My baby cat passed away when he was still quite young and the only thing I can say about it is that it’s horribly UNFAIR!!! Monday evening was the last time I could cuddle him, kiss him and hear his sweet purring… I almost feel like I haven’t really enjoyed this precious moment the way I was supposed to, the way you’re supposed to enjoy a LAST moment with someone dear!

At that instant, I couldn’t believe or slightly didn’t wanna believe it was the last time I would cuddle you, hear your calming purring, and see you, you, my lovely little cat… I didn’t want your gentle and kind purring to stop! 😦 I love you a lot and I’m going to miss you like hell!!!!

But hopefully Love never dies a natural death! So here’s to YOU!!!!

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* Phantom faces at the window. Phantom shadows on the floor. *

WILL MISS U SO MUCH

U

To you, mon petit MANOU ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ … 


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Dream the dream…

♪ I Dream A Dream ♪ (by Celinde Schoenmaker)

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… with the amazing cast of Les Misérables, notably starring Geronimo Rauch as Jean Valjean, Tam Mutu as Javert, Danielle Hope as Eponine, Celinde Schoenmaker as Fantine, Jamie Ward as Marius, Samantha Dorsey as Cosette and Vicky Entwistle & Cameron Blakely as Les Thénardier !

I think the time has come to finally write this post in honour of this mind-blowing cast!

I am first going to talk about the extremely funny couple that is Les Thénardier, played by Vicky Entwistle & Cameron Blakely. These two are absolutely amazingly hilarious! Everything from their singing to their acting perfectly reflects the original characters, but they also have this kind of boldness, allowing them to make a mockery of the quite serious book characters… and this is simply genius!!! Another version of the roles, which is, in my opinion, totally adapted to the musical genre!

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Vicky Entwistle & Cameron Blakely

Then, when it comes to the two main parts of the show, the Mackintosh theatre creatives couldn’t have picked better performers than the incredibly talented Geronimo Rauch (playing the role of Jean Valjean) and Tam Mutu (in the role of Javert)! These two guys not only leave you speechless when they perform on their own, but as a duet… they create such a powerful thing it is even hard to find words to describe it! They give you thrills in your entire body and reach such an amazing strength when they sing together that you feel like nothing and no one could stop them! The confrontation between Valjean and Javert is one of my favourite bits in the show, and it totally illustrates this ‘power’ I’m talking about!

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Geronimo Rauch & Tam Mutu

And concerning my three favourites, well… I could write so much about them regarding how incredibly they blew me away the two times I saw them on stage!!! I’m sure you’ll easily guess that my number 1 favourite is no one but the outstanding Jamie Ward (in the role of Marius), very closely followed by Danielle Hope (playing Eponine) and Celinde Schoenmaker (playing Fantine)! These three are absolutely brilliant! Each of them made me cry at least once during the show (I wrote “at least“!!!)! They’re a very talented bunch of people! Jamie is a perfect Marius, a copy of the original character! His singing as well as his acting is pure and genuine! Every sound is deeply moving! Each time I saw him perform, it was truly sincere and profound… and that’s what made his performances so emotional! His Empty Chairs at Empty Tables is magnificently breathtaking, and I could also talk about all the passionate bits with his incredible Cosette, Samantha Dorsey! As far as Danielle Hope is concerned, she plays the role of Eponine to perfection! Eponine is my favourite character in Hugo’s book… probably because she’s the one I can the more easily identify myself with ;p! And I must say that Danielle’s Eponine really blew me away! She took me back into Victor Hugo’s book in the 19th century Paris, thus reviving the atmosphere of that time… and I believe that this is quite brilliant! And when it comes to the fantastic Celinde, who’s playing Fantine, the only thing that comes to my mind now is… WOW! This girl is so extraordinarily gifted! Her voice is pure gold and each performance is astonishingly strong and soft at the same time! She was very lucky to be in that show, that’s for sure, but I would say that it is, above everything, THIS SHOW, which was VERY lucky to have her!!! 3 words to describe these 3 performers: ALL SO AMAZING!!!

My 3 favouritesJamie Ward, Celinde Schoenmaker & Danielle Hope

“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

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♪ One Day More

I really hope you enjoyed reading this post in honour of my favourite Les Mis cast! This show has been such an important part of my 6 months in England (and those of you who have been reading my articles for a little while will completely understand why ^^)!!! So I really hope you liked it!

With this, my budding West End connoisseurs, remember to…

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

And of course… to Dream the dream!

Lots of love ❤

xoxo


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I was HOME… I was in London <3

“I live in my own little world. But its ok, they know me here.” 
― Lauren Myracle

London has become my little world, my other home, my shelter…

Wow! That was a very intense weekend! I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone 😮 !!! I was so looking forward to telling everything (or almost :p!) but I’ve got so many things to tell about this weekend that this post is only the first of a long list! As I had told you last week, I spent the past three days in London… I wanted to go back there at least once before going back to France at the end of this week :s!

This weekend was truly amazing! I’ve done lots of things within such a short time… I couldn’t even imagine that was possible :p! I also met some friends there I eventually had to say goodbye to… and to be honest, that was really really hard! It was very emotional (but I’ll tell you a bit more about that part in another article ;)!!!).

Let’s focus on everything I did when I was there…

First I chose an hotel in the district of Soho, which means I was really not far from all the theatres and thus the “musical world” ^^ (that’s just SO part of London that I couldn’t be far from it)! That was so great! This place honestly never sleeps at night! This is amazing!

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The first thing I did when I arrived on the Friday evening was to go for a walk to Piccadilly… Just to realise that I was well and truly home again :)! You know!? When you come back in the city you love and you view as your own home, you simply need to feel that you definitely belong there… all over again!

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On the Saturday morning, I went to Covent Garden (definitely one of my favourite places in London)! I did a bit of shopping for my dad (as it was Father’s day yesterday ^^) and took some lovely pics…(at least, I hope you’ll like them :p). I went to my favourite shop, The Tea Palace (haha #tealover) and also to the adorable & colourful Pylone shop! While discovering the pics below, you’ll notice that I couldn’t prevent myself from going back to the place I met this person, who is such an incredible friend to me now #StarbuckS :)! I also spent about an hour listening to the gorgeous voice of Evie Anderson! This girl is truly amazing… she definitely should have her place at the theatre, opera or whatsoever! I liked her performance so much that I even bought her CD and I took a video of her singing the brilliant song of Les Mis, I dreamt a dream… What else?! :p

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And finally, on the Sunday, I met two Uni friends who did their placement in London and who were my guides through central London… That was such a lovely day… except from the rain :/

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Here it is, my lovely ones… the first post about my weekend in London! I hope you’ll like it and I wish you a very nice Monday afternoon :)!!!

“Home wasn’t a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.” 
― Sarah DessenWhat Happened to Goodbye

It is indeed thanks to all the amazing people I met in London that allows me now to say that this place is home too…

(Just a glimpse of one of the next coming articles 😉 xxx)

Keep holding on to what you love, my angels & enjoy the ride of life 😉

xoxo