The Weekend Blog

6th July 2014



Deux Ville Filles giveaway

I won the giveaway at Deux Ville Filles, and on Monday my prizes arrived. Thank you very much ladies. I’m particularly in love with the scarf which I know I will get some use out of.

Winning this giveaway has inspired me to host my own. I’m going to go off hunting for prizes, so stay tuned for a giveaway in the near future. 🙂

Befriending Roger Daltrey

On Tuesday I befriended a rock star god. Roger Daltrey (the lead singer of The Who) was doing an Ask Me Anything on Reddit and so I thought I’d take my chances and ask him a question. I can’t believe he responded to little old me.

Roger Daltrey

Going to see The Who again

Concerts are like buses. You wait ages for one (in my case, over a year) and then two come along at once. This week I found out that both The Who and Kasabian are going on tour. I also found out that the nights that they would be performing (The Who in Liverpool and Kasabian in Manchester) were on consecutive days. What are the chances of that!

While I could probably afford to go to both I have chosen to go and see The Who again for one main reason. I will probably never get the chance to see The Who again. Okay, so I said that when I bought tickets to see them on their Quadrophenia tour, but this time will be the last time. Probably. Plus, speaking to Roger on Tuesday night has got to be a sign, right?

So, Friday morning I was on Ticketmaster at 9am spending over £200 on 3 tickets for The Who. No regrets. Not ever.

Hospital appoinment 

On Wednesday I had another hospital appointment. I had to wait an hour and a half to see the doctor, and it was kind of a waste of time anyway. He said, like every other doctor, that I would need a hip replacement but not just yet. I need to give physiotherapy ago, and if that doesn’t work then I can have steroid injections. But at least I know why I’m in pain. I have Trochanteric Bursitis of the hip.

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  1. Amy

    I love that scarf! Congrats on winning! That must have been such a great surprise.

    That’s so cool that he replied to you. I’d definitely take that as a sign. I’d have been running around screaming if it was one of my favourite artists. Hope you enjoy seeing The Who! Concerts are always worth it, in my opinion. Even the ones I hated I still went home feeling glad that I got to experience it. Which sounds really strange, but you know.

    I really hope your hip improves. It’s awful that you’re having to go through so much with it. I hope the physiotherapy works for you!

    I was just reading the last post and your doughnuts look lovely. I want some.

    • Holly

      Thank you. 🙂

      Running around screaming is exactly what I did! I almost cried! How stupidly dramatic of me. 😛

  2. Congrats on winning the giveaway! That scarf is so cute! I’d definitely take that AMA as a sign that you should go to the concert. 😀 If it’s really the last time you’ll get to see them, you should enjoy it.

    Knowing what’s wrong with you hip is a step in the right direction at least. I hope the physiotherapy works out.

  3. Christa

    Congrats on the giveaway and Roger Daltrey– what a legend. I actually had the chance to meet The Who whilst they were performing in Chicago (I didn’t meet Daltrey, but I met the rest of the band.) Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend their show (I was leaving for home the next day,) but at least I know I have connections now. As for your hip, I am so sorry that you’re in pain right now :(I ‘m hoping everything turns out the way it should. However, at least some good things are headed your way, and let me know how The Who goes!

    Also saw your last post and those doughnuts look scrumptious. Send some my way! Hahaha.


    • Holly

      Oh my god!! You were so lucky!! I’d love to meet both Roger and Pete. That would be a dream come true. 😀

  4. Elena

    Congratulations, the scarf is so cute and the necklace also looks really pretty.

    Ooh, how fun that he answered you! And then you get to see them in concert as well. When the date comes you will have forgotten all about the money you spent on the (well worth it) ticket!

    I have not been to any concerts yet this year, usually I go to music festivals for the summer and see some more famous bands (Norwegian or from other countries.) But this year I have not gotten that far yet. But I am excited for the small festival I am going to this weekend. I actually prefer music festivals even though the concerts are shorter, because people are usually nicer and the crowd pushes less, haha.

    • Holly

      Thank you. 🙂 I was actually expecting the tickets to be so much more considering that the Rolling Stones charge over £100 for one ticket.

      Since 2011 I’ve been to at least one concert every year. I honestly thought 2014 would be the year without a concert. How depressing would that have been!

  5. Richard

    Feel free to do something gender neutral so that I can win!! 0:)

  6. “Concerts are like buses. You wait ages for one (in my case, over a year) and then two come along at once” – this so much! Fortunately, I don’t have to wait that long (a year) to see my favourite bands, since most of them are local – but boy when you get a treat like two in a row, in a week, or in a month… feels a lot like that.

    I’m glad you didn’t pass up an opportunity to see The Who. I may not be as huge a fan as you are, but when there’s a chance a band may not play live again, I definitely reach for that.

    Congratulations on winning the giveaway. 😀 I adore that scarf! When I see giveaways on other people’s blogs, I always feel like hosting my own. It has been quite a few years since I did that giant domain giveaway on my blog, it makes me laugh looking back on it. If I have a giveaway I hope to give away something more… tangible. XDDDD Knowing how me and my blogfriends have changed, I’m sure we are all well and truly over domains, and know what each other’s hobbies are, and can opt for better and more interesting and “real” prizes. 😛