Saturday, 19 April 2014

He's definitely bringing sexy back...


So last Friday was the day I finally got to enjoy a very belated but much anticipated Chistmas present from my lovely husband, namely two tickets for the Justin Timberlake concert in Birmingham's NEC.

I know I'm probably a little too old to get excited about watching a certain Mr Trousersnake...but apart from the fact that I was pretty confident that he was gonna put on a great show and be a fabulous entertainer, it was more to do with the fact that my friend Anna and I had decided that rather than just drive up and back to the concert, we would actually stay over night and make a bit of a mini break out of the event...and I need explain no further to all you mums out there why that was worth getting excited about.

We both took the Friday afternoon off and drove up and by the time we parked up at the hotel we had managed to catch up on most of the gossip and put the world to right on many subjects....

Here is a pic of our sparkling rose cooling nicely in the hotel sink....classy ladies I hear you say...well with no fridge in the room we had to improvise a little as you've gotta have a little drink when getting ready for a girls night out...




This is us leaving the hotel room on the way to the concert...




Oh...sorry on the way to the concert via the wine bar!!!




Now I have to confess we hadn't done too much prep into the event, and all we really knew was the show started at 8pm. Anna had googled that James Arthur and Jesse J were the support acts, and so we had made a pre-arranged agreement that whilst we didn't mind either of these artists we were not in any great rush to see either live, so we would just make our way to the concert at a leisurely pace...

we got to the venue at 8.10 to be told that the show was about to start but as we weren't in any great rush we continued to take our time and get ourselves some wine for the show. However, ten minutes later when the music started up we both looked at each a little bemused to realise that the music that was playing was a JT song...we scarpered a bit sharpish up the stairs, found our seats stared at the stage and within seconds the lights went down and Mr JT himself showed himself in all his coolness in a black tuxedo and white jacket....trust me when I say it was a very good look on him.

He proceeded to sing and dance his way through a number of his all time great songs...cry me a river and suit and tie being two of my favourites.

My husband had very kindly bought some great tickets so we had a pretty good view of the stage anyway, but things just got better when part of the stage suddenly lifted up and very slowly moved across the entire floor of the venue, which meant that apart from the people up in the gods at the back of the venue most people got a pretty great close up view of the lovely Justin.

A change of clothing later (for JT not Anna and me) and some great renditions of heart break hotel by Elvis and Human Nature by Michael Jackson we were having a ball and hadn't actually sat down in our seats once during the whole show...

The final song Mirrors brought the house down and literally made the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. It had been a long time since I had been to a live concert and I had forgotten how truly exhilarating and awesome a great live show can make you feel.








The following day was also a real treat as I usually have a two year old jumping all over me at 6.30am on a Saturday morning, so to still be in bed at 9am happily snoozing away was bliss. A quick cuppa in bed followed by a bit of breakfast TV was only trumped by this truly dirty fry up...




With our bellies full we were well and truly fuelled up for a spot of retail therapy at the Bull Ring. Anna was amazed that I had never been before, especially as it is so close to Cheltenham, but I suppose the days of spending a whole day shopping at such places have long gone since Evan came along, and my retail purchases these days usually take place on line when the little one is down sleeping.

So a new Zara top, necklace and pair of wedges later I was all shopped out and ready to go back and see my boy. You see the thing about being away from your child is that it is really lovely and something that you definitely need every now and again....but it also makes you realise how much you love them and enjoy spending time with them, and by Saturday afternoon I was chomping at the bit to get back and see his little squidgy face and cheeky smile...

The rest of my weekend involved playing with cars, watching the Lorax and big wet salty kisses...talk about a weekend of two half's...but I loved them both equally.

So thanks to my lovely husband for such an awesome Christmas present, and thanks to my mate Anna for being such good company and for reminding me how much fun it is to spend some good quality time with a girlfriend...

Thanks for reading


Rhiannon xx



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