Robin Hood Panto! @ The Mayflower Southampton 

review, Theatre, Uncategorized

I got to attend the fabulous Robin Hood panto Tuesday 20th of December as the Sotonbloggers were gifted the tickets to be apart of the press evening. 

I have to start with  saying thank you to Sotonbloggers and the Mayflower Theatre because I had a great evening! 

I haven’t seen a pantomime in years, not since I was a little girl. I couldn’t really remember what to expect, but I knew to expect comedy, silliness and basically a fab night! 

There was so many aspects in this panto I could not be more impressed. The costumes and choreography were amazing as always when I see any show at the Mayflower. The colours and pop of the stage was entertainment in it’s self they must have had  fab stage and costume designers! The cast were so impressive being not only dancers but they had characters that were acrobats and magicians! 

The merry men were tumbling and flipping all over the place, it was intense and exciting and I couldn’t keep my eyes off the stage! I loved they way they gave the supporting characters extra, the tumbling and Merlin being an actual magician! When the character Merlin would come on stage he would perform little tricks varying from fire tricks and even using doves! It was such a good touch have the wizard perform actual magic tricks! 

Shane Richie as Robin Hood was great! He played the character well but what was more entertaining was the adlib and he ability to have fun on stage! The point of a panto is for it to be silly, fun and for things to just go wrong! Kids love it and that’s who these shows are really for! I mean there was a TRex on stage at one point, but who cares the kids were going crazy! There was a dinosaur on stage! 

His corpsing on stage is normally something that would be awful but in a panto the more fun they’re having on stage the more fun the audience are having! Shane really knew how to play the crowd and even his fellow performers, I was just laughing the whole way through! 

The two made a great pair and there relationship from working together for years came across so well on stage. They were having a great time and so were we! 

Involvement of the audience isn’t usually something I am too keen on, but in a panto it’s what’s it’s all about and everyone really got involved! They kids were yelling but to be honest I think the adults were giving it just as much as them! Just laugh after laugh and a real family buzz to the whole thing! 

Another element they threw in which I haven’t never seen in let alone a Panto but a big stage show like this, was a 3D section, yes 3D! 

When we went in we were given glasses and told we would be given an indication when to put them on. After the interval a screen came down and Robin explained to put the glasses on as we were about to enter the ‘Enchanted Forest’. We all put our glasses on an enjoyed the 3D adventure! Everyone was screaming and laughing and it was an excellent element to add to the show! I’ve never seen anything like it and it was brilliant! 

All I can say is if you can get tickets to this wonderful performance do it! And if you already have tickets I am very jealous as I want to see it all over again! 

What a night of laughter and enjoyment! Hearing kids laugh and there parents too, as there was something for all to keep everyone engaged! You just don’t notice the stuff for the adults when you are a kid but it’s hilarious! 

In traditional panto theme at the end they had some kids come on stage with Shane, who was great at talking with them and making the audience laugh! It was so adorable and funny! 

I would highly recommend this show to families and even friends it was a great night and I am so grateful I got to see this wonderful show! 

The Mayflower Southampton never disappoints and I am very lucky to have a wonderful theatre with brilliant shows so close by! Go on and see a show!! 


December Birch Box 🎁🌸

Beauty, lifestyle

So my December Birch Box came the other day and I can’t wait to show off all the lovely little goodies in this gorgeous box! 


  • Wonder balm: Hair 
  • Eyelighter 
  • Star skin eye masks 
  • Eyeliner 
  • Benefit Pore Professional 

I was so happy with this months products as I was in desperate need of an eye line and I just love the pore professinal by Benefit! I was really excited to have a look at the other wonderful bits to try out too! 

The hair balm was something I hadn’t tried before as I find as my hair is thin, too much product makes it very heavy.

I think this product would be perfect for thicker hair as it makes styling a lot easier and is nice and good for you hair! I found that just a little in my roots to tips was enough for my hair as it’s quite fine. When I used quite a bit I was really aware of the product in my hair when I dried it which isn’t very nice, just watch how much you put in to how much hair you have and the thickness! 

When I tired it with a little I actually did find styling it easier, it definitely have my hair more texture! 

Now I always fill in my eye brows and as they are so dark I am always looking for a good highlighter to brighten up the arch of my brow.

This stuff is a god send! I love it! It is so easy to apply with a small crayon like applicator that you just twist for more. I applies nice and softly and enables you to use you finger just to blend it in. It really helped define the arch and 100% brightened my eye look! 

This eye liner was actually really nice. The only thing is I normall use the Collection brand which is like £4 and is very very similar. 

This branch is a retail price of £15 which is a big step for something so similar to my usual brand. I really liked the way the eye liner applied but right now I would stick with the cheaper option. The bide thing is this would make a lovely little stocking filler as it’s a little more of a treat and something really nice 🙂 

Now I love an eye mask, I usually bulk buy on eBay for the jelly ones but I had heard of this brand so was eager to give it a try! 

They are so refreshing and cool to put on the skin, not only this you get a few in a pack!  

Although they were really nice I found that as they were fabric they stated to harden and would sit quite right. I do have quite a small face so maybe that was the issue but I found them quite big! Apart from the size they were lovely and cooling and I’ll give them a few more goes to see if they make a difference. 

Saving the best for last!! 

I bloody love this! One of my favourite things to prime my skin and I am so happy this was included! 

I am really impressed with the size that was included. The great thing about this product is that you only need the tiniest dot to cover the areas you need! It makes you pores so smooth and makes the applicaton of make up supper smooth!  If anything I would say get this box just for this product! 

Overall I was so happy with the products in this month Box and was very happy to try all these out!  Very happy bunny once again! Thank Birch Box! 💜

Cue Camera Southampton! 📸

Beauty, lifestyle, review, Uncategorized


Listen up! This was literally so much fun and so much fun! 

Popped up outside of the Southampton Guildhall is the Cue Camera booth, for photos and Christmas cheer! They have two photo booths and so many costumes to choose from! 

You can dress up with your friends and family and have and evening or day of fun! 

I have to say the costumes they have were such good quality! You had the large novelty ones and then full costumes like santa, eleven and reindeer all the way to the tights! Honestly I had an idea of what the event may have been like but I could not have excepted how much of a pure laugh it was! 

When we got in, I didn’t know what to think. When people started to get dressed and we saw the quality of the outfits we could not stop laughing and just wanting to try more on! They let us try as many as we wanted and we were in and out of the booths as new characters the whole evening! 

If you are looking for something fun to do with friends, family or even a works do, I could not recommend this more! 

It was just Christmas cheese at it’s finest! I mean look at us!! 🌲

I have to give a shout out to the staff who were working. They were so happy and chatty, helping people with costumes and making sure everyone was smiling! 

The photographers were taking loads of pictures, suggesting poses and ensuring everyone was having fun and getting stuck in! They were so prepared and clued up on what they were doing and all so willing to help us and make sure we have a ball! 

What an evening! I honesty could not praise it anymore! What a great idea and what great Christmas fun! 


  • The booth opens Thursday 8th and is there right through to New Years Eve! 
  • Open everyday 10am to 10pm (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day) 
  •  Cue Camera is the brainchild of Brad Hunter! 
  • Have a shoot with family and friends from as little as £15! 
  • Book online or pop in! 
  • Cue Camera Is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!!

Get your butts down there Sotoners! 

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