Fixer Upper

by Pauline on December 18th 2016

With only one week of work left, I’m feeling pretty Christmasy! Seeing most of my friends travelling back home is a little strange to me. Usually, by this time I would’ve finished my last lecture, planned out my revision for the intense January exam period and gone to my retail job to help out with the Christmas sales.

It’s nice not to be working in retail over the run-up to Christmas, although I sometimes do miss my part-time job (for the wonderful people rather than the nature of the job!)

This is my first time in 2 years not working in retail over the Christmas/New Year period. Of course, I’ll still be working this week at University but it’s going to be quieter without all the students – it feels like a nice change!

The opening act with some of Disney’s favourites

Last Thursday I was gifted and surprised with a ticket to see Frozen On Ice. As a massive Disney-fan and Frozen is one of my favourites, I was super excited and of course thankful for the thoughtful gift.

It was funny seeing lots of little girls dressed up as Elsa or Anna, I must say I felt a little under dressed for the occasion (just coming from work!) I also received a few worried and strange looks from parents as I sang along and excitedly commented on how amazing it was throughout the whole show but I couldn’t help it! ?

I had been to a similar show a few years ago when I was 6 or 7 years old, I must say the magic hasn’t faded at all.

Overall it was a fantastic show! I was impressed with the dance co ordination during the songs. My favourite has to be “Fixer Upper” – the trolls were amazing.

 

The closing act was a remix of “Let it Go” but with other Disney characters, DO YOU SEE SNOW WHITE JAMMING ALONG? DO YOU?

 

It was my work’s Christmas lunch party on Friday too which helped with enhancing the festive feeling! I successfully organised the party despite initial problems. It went by smoothly (thankfully) and I had a blast socialising with my co-workers in a more informal way with Christmas quizzes and delicious food and drinks!

Also a big thank you to Chynna, Amy and Becca for their Christmas cards! ❀

How has your week been? Are you in the Christmas mood yet?


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14 comments

  1. Tara says:

    Not feeling the Christmas mood at all. Actually, I can’t believe Christmas is a week away. It doesn’t feel like it. I’m just feeling so tired that I just don’t care . . . maybe the concert on Friday will put me in the mood πŸ™‚ I’m going to a concert where Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing John Williams’ music. So hopefully that will make me get into the festivities.

    That is such a cool gift πŸ˜€ Seeing performances of these type is always a good thing. Even better if you’re a fan of the genre/subject matter! ^_^ Seeing that reminds of my current love for Yuri!!! on Ice XD;;;

    Hope your holiday will be a blast! Have a good week ^^

  2. Thao says:

    Wow! That’s so cool that you got to see Frozen on Ice. I probably won’t feel the Christmas season until Christmas Eve. I guess I’ve been too busy but maybe I’ll just put on some old Christmas movies and get myself some hot coco one night.

  3. How fun! I never went to one of these, I wouldn’t mind going someday!

  4. Nancy says:

    I wish it could be Christmas all year long! Frozen On Ice looks legit! I know I’d enjoy watching the performers skate around the ring than being on stage. The Let it Go remix sounds pretty neat! Glad to see that you enjoyed the show :D!

    I’ve been in the Christmas mood for the longest XD. Have a great week β™₯

  5. Kate says:

    Wow, it looks so fun! I grew up watching Disney but I’ve never been on one of these shows because it’s so expensive here in my country. πŸ™

  6. Kya says:

    It will probably be a nice change to not have to work like before, might be a bit more relaxing. πŸ˜€

    That is really cool that you were gifted a ticket to the show. It sounds like you enjoyed it as well. πŸ˜€ Woo!

    I hope you have a great Christmas and amazing 2017!

  7. Holly says:

    I’ve worked in retail over Christmas and it’s horrific. I used to dread getting hours, finding out if I’d be working Christmas Eve or Boxing Day. Bleh. I’m so glad our office closes for the Christmas break.

    I’m glad you had a good time watching Frozen On Ice. Many many years ago I saw Toy Story On Ice and I was completely mesmerised!

    After today I’ve only got one more day in work and then I can go home for the break. I’m so excited and I definitely feel festive. I’ve been listening to Christmas music all day.

  8. Michelle says:

    It’s been okay. My December has been lack luster but it’s becoming worse. Christmas and the holidays in general make it tough on me because I have bad families on both sides. :/ I guess it’s the kind of curse I get. Oh well. <3

  9. Chynna says:

    I immediately started singing the song from Frozen in my head. That movie is A++++++

    I always do feel sorry for people who work in retail during the Christmas period, I just want to give them a big hug because customers are huge arseholes.

    That is such a amazing and thoughtful present! Lol, I would flip the finger at those parents if their kids weren’t there – who are they to judge? Frozen is great πŸ˜€

    OMG, that ending though. My heart <33333

    You're welcome for your Christmas card, beb! It's Wednesday now, but week didn't start great. I'm hoping it turns around by Friday because Christmas is BASICALLY already here. Sigh!

  10. Sakura says:

    Merry Christmas in advance! Can’t believe that Christmas is just this weekend.

  11. Amy says:

    I’m in a Christmassy mood now I’ve finished work! I find working in an office makes me feel less Christmassy somehow, but I’m so glad that I’m not working in retail at Christmas anymore. I might have got to see all the nice festive things, but it was so stressful!

    Frozen on ice looks so cool. I’d love to go see that, but I doubt it could beat the film. I love it so much!

    I’m spending the rest of my week preparing for Christmas. Hopefully I’ll get some time to relax too!

    Thank you for my Christmas card too!

  12. Georgie says:

    You are BOMB organising this party! I’m sure it must have been a huge relief to not be working in retail. My mum has worked in retail for seven years (wow the time flies), and this year she fractured her foot so she has been off work for some time. I think she loves dealing with customers and making sales, though. ? It is my brother’s first year in retail and he had a 12-hour shift from 1am to 1pm the other day! Ouch. I feel so lucky to never have worked in retail in my life. ?

    I still haven’t seen the Frozen movie! But I love live shows, and I have not seen a Disney movie on ice before… maybe one day! Some shows can really just bring out the kid in all of us ? ?