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Friday, 3 May 2013

This Week The Mice Have Mostly Been...

It's Friday!

And.... over in HK there's another reason to be happy... homelessness has been averted! Woo hoo! This time last week, my lease end date was a week away and I'd seen roughly seven hundred horrifically awful flats - I was pretty convinced that what I wanted just wasn't out there, and I'd just have to settle... And then BAM! Out of nowhere, along came the flat of my dreams! Within 24 hours I'd signed on the dotted line and now all that stands between the present and happily ever after is a day of packing all my things in boxes and shuffling them across town...Oh and seventeen days of momentary homelessness living out of a suitcase and sleeping on a blow-up mattress until my real estate Prince Charming is ready to sweep me off my feet - what can I say? True love waits...

That aside, this week the Mice have mostly been...

Welcoming a brand new A-List Mouse to the gang... Step up Posh Mouse... VB Tweeted a snap of herself leaving the Vogue Festival last weekend and baffled the media by adding a pair of mouse ears to the shot. It's been speculated that Victoria added the ears to show that "she's not a cow" (well duh, she's clearly a mouse...) and that she has a sense of humour. Both great theories, but let's face it, we all know the truth, VB just wants to be in our gang...

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Daydreaming that we're dainty enough to don a tutu, tights and pointe shoes and join the Royal ballet! This week Daddy Mouse kindly gave us London Mice tickets to go see La Bayadere at the Royal Opera House. Ballet for us is something very special, our childhood was full of racing from school or very early morning wake ups to attend modern, ballet, tap and jazz lessons. Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday we changed into our leotards and ballet shoes and pranced around dutifully pointing our toes extra hard.

You and I worked at John Lewis or Topshop as our Saturday job, but not Mummy Mouse, instead she decided to dress the Royal Ballet dancers before they went on stage and then as a hobby painted them whilst they danced. As you can imagine this is how our love was born...stories and paintings littered our years of growing up, not to mention the extra special family outings 'all the way up to London' to watch the ballerinas in action.
We decided to make our Wednesday extra special and stop by Balthazar beforehand for the famous duck shepherds pie and a Hendricks....


Suitably full off we trotted, having not visited the Opera House for years we made a quick pitstop at the beautiful champagne bar...



Before we knew it the bell was ringing and it was time to take our seats....



La Bayadere is a beautiful love story set in India, the choreography and orchestra are fantastic in demonstrating the plot, a three hour performance whizzed by with utterly compelling scenes. I am not one of those artistic people who instantly connect with a story, therefore I made sure I read the plot beforehand and at each interval and as a result followed the scenes all the way through and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The costumes were simply beautiful...full, embellished stereotypical ballerina tutus to compliment scenes true of every little girl's dreams. Row upon row of frothy tutus, in precise lines executing perfectly in time sequences...simply breathtaking. I won't give too much away in terms of the story but definitely a night not to miss. By the time the curtains came down, both Middle Mouse and I vowed to become full time dancers with the best six packs seen to man!
Seriously considering getting a head of dreds on the offchance it might imbue us with a fraction of music goddess Valerie June's nonchalant cool. We've been super excited about the release of June's new album, Pushin' Against a Stone, ever since we heard Workin' Woman Blues earlier this year. And on Monday, it's out! If you can listen to Can't Be Told without tapping your toes you clearly don't have a rhythmic bone in your body...
Can't Be Told



Working Woman's Blues



Give Me Water


And that's it for another week! Happy Friday!

x
The Mice

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