Saturday, 30 July 2016

Billy Elliot The Musical: A Review

Hi there,

So on Wednesday July 27th, my mom and I went to see Billy Elliot The Musical, the hit musical from the West End, visiting Ireland for the first time. In short, it was incredible, and I would totally recommend you go to see it. Here's everything you need to know.





Where? The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin.

When? 26th July 2016 - 3rd September 2016

How Much? €45 - €68.50


What's It About? The musical doesn't stray too far from the movie, with an amazing score by Elton John. It is essentially about a young boy, brought up during the mining strike in 1984/1985 in the north of England, who goes against the grain to achieve his dreams of becoming a ballet dancer.


Is it any good? Definitely! It is without a doubt the best musical I have seen. Being a dancer myself, I was blown away by the dance routines, ranging from ballet to tap. The Billy who performed the night we were there was Adam Abbou (who starred on Dance Mums UK) is such a talented young boy, he was the perfect Billy. Another stand-out character for me was Michael, played by Samuel Torpey, who played the character of a very flamboyant little boy superbly. The routine he and Billy did together in Michael's mum's bedroom was fantastic and so cleverly put together.

My Favourite Scenes? Without a doubt, the scene mentioned above with Michael and Billy singing 'Expressing Yourself' which blew the whole audience away, and the scene where Billy, and his older self (portrayed by Luke Cinque-White) did a duet. This one in particular totally captivated me, with the technique and choreography being of such a high standard. All I wanted to do was get up and dance with them!


Would I Recommend It? 100%. Please go see it while it's here!

I hope you enjoyed this review, I'll be going to see Once The Musical on Monday, so if you'd like to see a review of that do let me know.

Emma
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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Welcome to Emma Jayne


Well hello there,

You may have noticed something a little different around here... I have totally overhauled my blog! A new domain, name and layout. I really hope you like it, if there is anything you think would look good or anything you would like to see, please do not hesitate to leave a comment or drop me an email (still the same as before; theglamcornerxo@gmail.com).

I can't wait to see where this updated blog takes me. I'll now be posting more regularly, with posts including recipes, hauls, reviews, and lots more. Really, it's whatever takes my fancy, and will hopefully take yours too.

That's all for now,

Emma



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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Vegan Lime Bars

Hey guys,

I came across this recipe online and tweaked it a little bit to make it my own. They are so creamy and delicious, however there are two little adjustments that I would make if I were to bake these again; I would add the juice of another half a lime to the mix to make it more citrusy, and I would add more coconut oil to the base to make it less crumbly. I hope you enjoy!


Ingredients:

Crust: 

1 cup almonds
1 cup oats
2 tbsp coconut sugar
4-5tbsp melted coconut oil

Filling:

1 cup cashews (soak these in hot water for 1hr before beginning the recipe)
Coconut cream from 1 can of full-fat coconut milk (leave the can in the fridge for an hour or two)
1 1/2 tbsp cornflour
Juice from 2 limes
Pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup maple syrup

Method:

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C. To make the crust, blend the almonds, oats and coconut sugar together.


Add the coconut oil gradually, stopping when the mix becomes a dough that holds together when you press it together with your fingers.


Pack the mix into a tray lined with parchment paper and pop into the oven for 12 minutes. Turn up the oven to 190 degrees C and allow to brown for 7-8 minutes. Let this cool fully.


Put the oven back to 180 degrees C. Drain the soaked cashews and blend with the maple syrup until a smooth pale mixture forms.


 Add in the rest of the filling ingredients and blend once more until fully combined. Pour this onto the cooled base and cook for 15 minutes until the middle is no longer liquidy.




Cut into squares and enjoy!



Emma x







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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Rhodos, Greece Photo Diary

Hey guys,

So last week I returned from an amazing fortnight in Rhodes, Greece. It was jam-packed with sunshine, hummus and pitta, and of course many, many photo opportunities. With my new camera constantly in hand, I was only willing to take photos of everything. This is the first blog post back after my long hiatus, so I've decided to keep it picture-heavy rather than word-heavy. So sit back and take a visual stroll through my trip to Greece.
























I hope you enjoyed this look into my holiday. If you have any requests for blog posts/ videos please do let me know.

Emma x
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