London again

I am a lucky person because of my work, without that, I could have never travelled so much. Sometimes I don’t realise it because of all this responsibility and planning and taking care of so many things and people. But despite that, it has brought me together with lots of nice people in different countries and let me see lots of great places. And this year I have decided that I start to like it more again because it keeps me focused, gives me something to look ahead and doesn’t let me think too much about my feelings and such kind of stuff that I am not able to change.

The first time I visited London in 1997 because of my job in tourism and we visited a big Tourism Fair and spent there a marvellous week. As I had attended an English biased school in the totally Soviet country and all my knowledge had come from my students’ books it was like a fairy tale come true and I felt like stepped into a student book all this week. But besides all these tourist attractions I got my first musical experience with “Cats” and that’s where it started.

The second time took very long and in 2014 I went back with my English class students, who were also my colleagues from our school and this time I got my second musical “We Will Rock You”, just some months before it stopped. Wow, that was something really great and I knew that I must go on and keep going.

And that’s what I did. I just worked myself into it, and as a coordinator of international relations at vocational school, it wasn’t so hard. I found a partner school in London and added London to our students’ exchange and now I have sent about 30 students to practice in different companies and it has given me a chance to visit London more often. Yes, it is work and yes, it was also because it’s quite easy to arrange a quick weekend visit to Dublin but it hasn’t worked out like that as much as I thought. But it has worked pretty well to see some more musicals. It’s good that they have got day-time shows when the students are working and it’s always possible to get a ticket to some of them. So, for now, I have also seen “Mamma Mia”, “Wicked”, “Matilda”, “The 42nd Street” and in this January “Dreamgirls”.

And walking back from the theatre I also took some photos of dark London full of lights. And of course, I wanted to pass again the theatre where they play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and just beside it found a house with a sign “The spice of life”. That’s exactly what the musicals are for me – the spice of life, and I need some spice in my life.


All the roads from London take you to Dublin

Again I have a work trip to London and of course, I make up a plan, that I will escape to Dublin for the weekend. The flight companies are on my side and they offer especially cheap tickets for these days, so there’s nothing to hold me back.

The main topic for this visit is Eurovision, which is not too happy to the both of us because both, Estonia and Ireland, didn’t make it to the finals, but we don’t let it spoil our mood and we keep watching all the semifinals and the final concert on Saturday. And even the victory of Ukraine doesn’t ruin it, in spite that we are supporting Australia because we just want to know what will happen if Australia will win. Ok, the song and the singer were good too. But this year we are not going to get to know it and we don’t care, the best thing is that we could spend some days together.

We also went to see the exhibition of 10 drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, which is a choice from the Royal Collection and was shown in Dublin Art Museum. So after all these museums in London, and there were actually three of them – the Natural History Museum, the London Museum, and the Portrait Museum, I have also seen the original drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. Well done 🙂

And London was blooming 🙂 in Dublin it was much colder.

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A quick weekend in autumn

After my work trip to London, I took the weekend to make my own trip to Dublin. We didn’t tell about it to anyone, so the surprise that I caused with my entrance to my boyfriend’s sister’s place was exactly as big  as we planned.

It was nice to be back, even as for such a short time as I had. And as everything has gone well in London too, I was really relaxing and enjoying my time. In London, I was happy to see Mamma Mia musical, and now one of my main dreams is to go to see a musical together. I could be in London, it could be in Dublin, or it could be in Tallinn as well, but as we both like musicals, and we have never had a chance to go there together, I would have to start to wish it and take it into practice very soon.

I didn’t take any photos this time, but I took some in London, where I really had time to walk around and take pictures.

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