So I am writing this blog today about reflection and why it is important to reflect on your life and how you live it and who you have in your life and why I have spend some time reflecting on my life and who is in my life.
So as you may know I am coming close to finishing my final year of education and I feel that NOW is the perfect time to make changes to my life and so I have been reflecting on the good and the bad things in my life and what changes I feel I need to make. I hate changes but unfortunately in life there has to be changes and people come and go unless they are true friends. Well I have touched upon this on my YouTube channel but never on here so here goes….
So upon reflection, I have been thinking about my time management and there just isn’t enough time in the day to be able to revise for my A level exams, spend time with family and making sure they don’t feel I am abandoning them, spending time YouTubing and blogging ( I know I have deserted blogging but it’s easier now as I can do it all from my phone as there’s an app which I didn’t realise, so you can expect my blog from me) and spending time with my best friends so I can relax and there needs to be a balance. I am also learning to drive ( although I have not had a lesson for 3 weeks due to instructor being on holiday) and I am due to be doing my grade 3 singing exam in the next two weeks so this is all exciting but …..
I have had to make some important decisions and ask myself some questions( obviously not out loud I’m not that mad) and I have decided to let go of a few friendships that I do not feel are on the same level as me and that I kinda dread to talk to or that the conversation is always the same and I also feel that the friendship in question has been over for a long time but they have always had a way of making it so I feel bad for them when I try and end it but now is the time I need to do it as I feel my family and friends are losing out and I want to be able to give my true friends my time as I need to manage my time better.
Some of you may be thinking why are you telling us this …..well , I will tell you why because i feel it’s important to make sure you have positive people and people you want in your life who bring out the real you and that you don’t have to pretend around or be fake around because ask yourself this isn’t it better to be the real you instead of a false/ fake version of yourself. I want to be able to give my friends my time and be there for them when they have problems and I know that they would do the same for me. Remember you only have one life make it count
Hope you enjoyed this. I will see you very soon xx
So i thought i would do a 10 facts about me today so you can find more out about me.
So The first fact is that i have always enjoyed singing and i am currently revising for my Grade 3 singing Exam which i am doing Pop Vocals.I have a fabulous singing Coach called Lesley who has made me a lot more confident in my abilities and i have achieved and learnt so much already.
The second fact is that i am also a youtuber with 205 subscribers currently and have been uploading for around a year and a half now but i have found it very helpful and i love it and i love reading the fabulous comments that are left on my videos and i thoroughly enjoy collaborating with my friends and i love connecting with fellow youtubers and speaking to them.I have grown in confidence since starting youtube. I love making the videos i have made as i only upload content that i am happy with and i created videos i am so proud of which include the videos i have made with my bestie, the amazing Dale Adams(Yes you are correct in thinking that i have done an interview with Dale Adams and i definitely think you should give it a read https://rachelbblogger.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/interview-with-dale-adam/)
The third fact is that i am currently in my final year of College and i am studying travel and tourism which i have learnt so much about and it covers a variety of topics including customer service,Event Management and lots of other wonderful topics. I have enjoyed my event management side of the course. The teachers of my courses at college are so supportive and always there to talk to about any work that i need help with.
The Fourth fact is that i have 3 siblings which is one sister and two brothers.
The fifth and final fact is that i enjoy watching musicals and some of the shows i have seen are Mamma Mia at the west end, Wicked at the west end,Joesph ( Multiple times with Joe Mcelderry in the show) which was an amazing show and many other. Some of my best memories are going to the theatre with Family. I have seen a variety of genred musicals and shows both Amateur performances and Professional shows.
Hope you enjoyed getting to know me and i am going to be uploading more regularly
Hi So i thought as a blogger that i would review my experience from when i was at the Collabro Home Tour 2017 concert when it was local to me and my younger brother was in the choir who were with The Theatre Workshop. These are ALL MY OWN OPINIONS which have not been influenced by anyone related to Collabro or any of the artists i have mentioned below.
So Firstly i had heard such great things about Collabro from Family and Friends and Also i went to support my brother who was in the choir supporting Collabro. He is part of The Theatre Workshop and they are often asked to support artists and bands and also with help provide young performers for their talent in touring West End shows when they are touring locally, productions often ask The Theatre workshop to provide their young talents to perform in the local tour dates of the production. This is a great experience to be seen as a young performer especially those looking to go into Musical Theatre and is a great networking opportunity for the young performers and only a select few Theatre Workshop students who meet the brief given by the production to ensure that they fit in with the production and do not look or sound out of place. The students who performed as part of the choir were highly talented and harmonised well and it brought another elements to the songs they performed with Collabro for.
So as my parents and i arrived at the theatre we went to pick up our tickets and there was bag checks on the door which is understandable. We then sat down in our seats and there was a few problems with the seats so we were moved by the kind staff at the theatre.
So the Warm Up act/Support act was called Philippa Hanna (http://philippahanna.com/) and i was not expecting much as she was the warm up act but honestly she is the best warm up/ support act i have ever seen and i have seen a lot of concerts and seen a lot of support acts but honestly was not expecting Philippa to be as good as she was and i always try and spread positivity and motivate and her song ‘ i am amazing’ really spoke to me and she told us a story and gave a motivational talk. She had so much stage presence and really spoke to the audience.
Philippa is a British singer and songwriter and we had the privilege of hearing some of her original songs and I am amazing made me very motivated and emotional and it is an amazing song.i feel bad for those of the audience who missed hearing her sing but unfortunately if many people know there is going to be a warm up act they deliberately avoid them and come for the main act which is not always a good thing especially when they are as good as Philippa Hanna and she is so down to earth as in the interval i went out and she was their selling her albums and meeting fans and i managed to get a selfie with her and i explained that i found her story very motivating and said a massive thank you to her.
Some of Philippa’s advice was that not to give up on our dreams and she told us about how she was rejected by music labels or stuff happened last minutes which meant she kept losing out so she explained that she was a independent artist. In my opinion, i would go and see Philippa Hanna in her own concert if it came locally as her voice is amazing and fantastic and she is so down to earth. I would definitely recommend listening to her songs as they are fabulous. Because it was remembrance day ( 11th November) She sang a song that she had never sang before and the song was called “Million Flowers” which was such a lovely song and she explained the story behind the song and it was very moving and i actually felt very close to this song as i lost a good friend a few years ago due to a serious illness that she had her whole life and it make me connect with this song a lot and make me feel emotional and really hit me in the heart and the song really spoke to me and there are not many songs that get me emotional or speak to me the way this one did and i would say it spoke to me in a negative way.
Now about the Main act which was the reason for the concert and this part is about Collabro. before i properly start i loved all of their outfit changes and how they looked and also the use of projections onto the backdrop behind them which included some fantastic animations and images. They had animations of words that they were singing in the songs while they were singing them and also had animations of the four members of Collabro. The used the different colour lighting to help make the desired atmosphere. Enough about the lighting and use of backdrops.
So Collabro sang a variety of different songs to show their journey and also they performed some of their favourites songs. They performed songs from Wicked the Musical, The Phantom of the Opera and the amazing Jersey boys medley which has the majority of the audience up on their feet and dancing including myself well it was a fantastic Saturday night.
I thoroughly enjoyed their version of Jersey Boys medley and think it has got to be one of the best i have seen performed and they got into character and went off of stage and changed into the jersey boys trademark of the red suit jackets.They had even used similar choregraphy that the Jersey Boys would of used and are used in the Jersey boys shows and by the Jersey boys tribute bands as i have a friend who has been and is in some of the Jersey Boys tributes around the UK and soon internationally. All of the songs they sang meant something to the four of them. The finale was the Jersey Boys Medley and they got a standing ovition from the whole audience and i can imagine it was a great sight for them to see.One of the songs they sang ( i cannot remember the name of the song) Made me very emotional which does not happen that often and i even had tears in my eyes and that ran down my face.
Collabro definitely did not disappoint me after having been told how great they were and i would defintely recommend going to their tour if they are coming close to where you live.I would be more than happy to go on another date our their Home Tour and listen to their albums. I am so impressed by it and i will definitely be recommending to family and friends and my audience to go and see them if you get the opportunity and i have made a review video which should be going up at the same time as this and it includes a few clips from the show.
If you would like to feel free to follow my blog and also subscribe to my youtube channel for more reviews and to see the clips of the videos i took from this amazing evening with fantastic entertainment, Link to my youtube channel is https://www.youtube.com/c/RachelBlackmore and i will leave my social links below. Feel free to leave a comment on this blog
I Wanted to do a quick blog post to say I am so sorry that I have been absent but I am back for good now and I have some great blog posts coming your way. Also be sure to keep up to date with my life that I dont blog about on my social media which are as follows:
Youtube Channel- I post four times a week on my youtube channel and my channel link is https://www.youtube.com/c/RachelBlackmore be sure to subscribe if you are not already to see the content on my youtube channel and to see the exciting upcoming videos
I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend and I will be uploading every sunday from now on so I will see you next sunday in a another blog post. Have a fantastic week. also updates to come very soon
I felt that i would share my recent youtube video with you my blog readers because i feel that it is a very powerful message and i also feel that it is a good idea to be a true version of you and not what society want you to be or how you feel you would fit in being like someone else. you are your own person and you should always remember to be a confident version of yourself and be true to yourself. Hope you enjoy
So this is a blog post where i was asked by a brand called http://www.wingzfashion.com/ to give an honest review of Sleeves that you can wear underneath a sleeveless dress or with a vest or a T-Shirt.
My first reaction to the 3/4 Black Lace sleeves are that they are absolutely gorgeous and i love them so much and to me i love having a sleeve on my dress or my outfit because i do not like looking like my arms and prefer to cover them. They are so easy to use but they are so gorgeous and i feel that they look gorgeous with my black and white dress that i wear all the time as those of you that know me will know and for those of you that watch my vlogs. My youtube channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCQB93NoFG_MxkWPIJx2NQ. I would definitely recommend if you are like me and like to have sleeves with dresses then these are definitely a MUST HAVE.You can get the sleeves from the website which are avaliable in different lengths of sleeves and also in a variety of colours which are super affordable.
The sleeves i am modelling in these photographs are the http://www.wingzfashion.com/product/stretch-lace-wingz-34-sleeve-black/ ( Not that i am a model and have no previous modelling experience). So disclaimer is that i am not a model an that these photos were taken on my mobile phone but i wanted to show you my audience what the sleeves looked like on.