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Concert! B*Witched, Atomic Kitten, S Club, East 17 & Liberty X!

Yesterday was a big day for me, but a brilliant one and I am so glad I pushed myself to do it all. In the early afternoon I went and visited my psych and then in the evening, my friend Mallory invited me to a concert. Now, that may not seem like much for most people, but it’s a lot for me. I ended up spending just over 4 hours on public transport. Oh, and the temperature reached 38°c.

Concert - Liberty X

The concert was a mishmash of early 2000 British music acts, so basically music I LOVED! In my early teens I loved British pop music and would buy Top of the Pops mags all the time. Of course, you probably know 5ive was my one true music love, but I adored so many artists the UK produced.

Concert - Liberty X

The first act was Liberty X, who I didn’t know much about, but I knew most of the songs once they got into it. It was a really great start with a lot of funky catchy music that had you grooving along. Gosh does that sentence make me sound old! Funky, groovy!

Concert - Liberty XConcert - East 17

East 17! Oh man, they were SO fun to watch! I remember really loving “House of Love” and “Alright” when I was younger and seeing them perform them was amazing! They pulled out some old school dance moves and totally rocked their whole set!

Concert - East 17

Concert - S Club

S Club was reduced from 3 to 2 last night as sadly Jo was in hospital in New Zealand after being sick and needing an operation. That being said, I actually think they may have been my favourite performance! They included the crowd, with Bradley getting down in the audience to have fans sign along. They really got into their dancing and honestly, their songs are just great fun, dance along songs that make you feel happy!

Concert - Atomic Kitten

Atomic Kitten! Liz has a fear of flying and so was replaced with Liberty X’s Michelle, and if you didn’t know the band, you wouldn’t have picked the difference. The ladies worked together so seamlessly. Kerry was hilarious and had me cracking up numerous times!

Concert - Atomic Kitten

Again, lots of upbeat dancing, with Kerry joking she was getting too old for it, plus she had broken the heel of her shoe on the way in. Their ballads were gorgeous, I got goosebumps when they performed ‘Whole Again’. I’d forgotten how much I loved that song.

Concert - B*Witched

Lastly was B*Witched, who sadly had to rush through their set and not get to talk too much because the venue wanted them out by 10:30. They were down to 3 members as Lindsay couldn’t make the tour. They performed all their hits as well as a few songs I didn’t know from their 2014 album. I was super happy to see them perform my favourite song, Blame it on the Weatherman. I actually have the CD single of it stashed away somewhere!

Concert - B*Witched

So all in all, I had a brilliant night! Though, I tell you what, my foot is killing me today! A huge thank you to Mallory, for letting me tag along and making my inner 16 year old squee in happiness. We had such amazing seats. Sorry for the dodgy photos, I only had my phone.

What act from your teen years would you love to see live?

Giant horses, huge dogs & puppies, OH MY!

You’ve heard me rave on about Anatolian Shepherds a lot on the blog, it’s easy to say they are a breed I feel strongly about and absolutly adore. I’m lucky that Melbourne has a pretty amazing community surrounding these dogs and on Tuesday I went and helped out on the Takas Volkodav property. By help out I mean, play with all the animals.

Horse!

This is Geronimo, he’s HUGE! It takes a lot to make me feel small and standing next to him, well, I felt pretty small! There is a picture where his head is in front of my body and it’s pretty much the size of my torso. He was absolutely stunning and so friendly! I fed him a hay brick and then some bread from my hand! It’s true, I turn into an excited 7-year-old around animals.

Anatolian Puppies

PUPPIES! I’d never actually met any Anatolian puppies before, so it was a lot of fun getting to baby sit them! They are crazy cute little terrors who tried to eat all my clothes and hair. I’m not sure of their exact age but they were born in October.

Georgian Shepherd

This is Sunny, who nearly bowled me over with her beauty and her strength, seriously, I couldn’t walk her, she was a bit too strong for me. She is a Georgian Shepherd imported from Georgia. I stupidly asked ‘As in America?’ because I really do suck when it comes to geography. No, as in Georgia, the country in Europe. It then clicked in my head, because while I didn’t know about Georgian Shepherds, I did know about the Caucasian Shepherd/ Ovcharka.

Georgian Shepherd

She was super friendly, I am still surprised when you meet such a friendly huge dog. Not that large dogs aren’t friendly, it’s just that a lot of these dogs are guardian dogs and so much of the research i’ve read points to them being very protective and somewhat standoff-ish. Nope, not Sunny!

Horses

Central Asian Shepherd

This is Shamash, who I got to walk, she was very strong too and at one point was dragging me along the path. It was gravel and I couldn’t get a good enough grip on it. Once he got all her excitement (& pee) out he calmed down a lot and was easier to walk. This was my first time meeting a fully grown Central Asian Shepherd, I’d previously met Baby Sham Sham who is one of Shamash’s progeny. I got to meet a couple more CAS through windows as they aren’t as friendly and loving as Shamash.

Anatolian puppies

Puppies again! George, the brindle (lower left corner) will be heading off on a new adventure to Italy soon! Jicky is now protecting thousands of free range chickens on an organic chicken farm & Rajah will be a working dog on a farm in Dubbo!

It was such a wonderful day and my idea of heaven. Horses, dogs, beautiful land and a view. I learnt that hay gets everywhere, I came home with more hay in my bra than boobs! I’ve learnt that while I love huge dogs, I think Anatolians are still the right choice for me. The CAS are gorgeous, but I think too much of a strong dog for me, strength wise and personality wise.

What’s your favourite farm animal?

Outfit of the first Melbourne Fashion Week Plus show!

Friday night marked the first night of Melbourne Fashion Week Plus, you can read about the runway and my thoughts HERE. I decided to go on something comfy and colourful. I really loved this dress the moment I saw it on the New Look site, as I waited to have the money to buy it, it went on sale.

MFW+ OOTD ft New Look

The dress did sell out in my size, so I bought a size up figuring I could always get it taken in, but I don’t mind how it looks in the larger size. I think it will be nice and cool in the summer. It’s still quite cold in Melbourne, so of course I layered and decided to take some of the 90’s fashion trends that’s in atm and layered with a white shirt underneath.

MFW+ OOTD ft New Look

Shirt (under dress) – Kmart || Dress – New Look || Shoes – Kmart, I think.

At the LuWow in Melbourne after MFW+

After the show, a whole group of us headed over to The LuWow. I’d been before and loved it, so I’m glad everyone enjoyed themselves! It really is such a fun and kitchy place. Our cab ride over had us all laughing and singing and then when all the cocktails came out with all sorts of things in them, oh the photo opportunities that arrived. I am SO sad that it’s closing at the end of the year.

At the LuWoW Melbourne after MFW+MFW+ OOTD ft New Look

Afterwards, we all realised we didn’t really have many good outfit photos, so we tried to take some more. By this time, I know I was a bit drunk, especially after trying tequila for the first time! As this was happening Liv made a friend who had around 3283798 photos with her and then decided to sneak in a photo with me, that I just had to include.

MFW+ OOTD ft New Look - with a random dude crashing the photo.

Have you ever tried tequila?