Letting our my competitive streak; Rush Shop Drop

Thursday, 18 December 2014

If you weren't already aware I'm a bit of a sucker for a competition, I'm em somewhat competitive... And that's putting it lightly! So when an email landed in my inbox asking if I'd like to share news of a fab competition from Rush Shop (of RUSH Hair and Beauty) I knew I had to share the details with all of you lovely people, on the off chance you're any bit as competitive as me!

I've copied all the details below in italics, but come on who wouldn't want to score a prize worth over £2,000! So hop to it the Rush Christmas Drop ends on the 30th of December, time to get hunting for the sleigh in virtual London! 
Source: Rush Shop
Head on over to the Rush website to enter now!
Christmas is the perfect time to sparkle and shine and online hair and beauty retailer Rush Shop is giving one lucky winner the opportunity to start 2015 with a brand new look. Rush Shop has teamed up with modern, global fashion brand Reiss and boutique hotel Malmaison London to make one lucky winner’s festive dreams come true.

An online treasure hunt to identify the virtual London location of a sleighful of luxury goodies, enough to make Santa blush, estimated worth over £2000 launches today. All entrants have to do, is search for the clues to the sleigh’s whereabouts and the prize could be theirs.

Has the sleigh touched down in a blustery Baker Street, snowy South Kensington, wintry Wimbledon or chilly Chiswick…? Unveil the secret location to stand the chance of unwrapping a gift fit for any budding fashionista; a pamper session for two at the award-winning Rush salon, The House of Rush in Piccadilly, complete with a cut and blowdry; an aesthetic service in the salon’s Epsom Skin Clinic; a luxury two-night stay in fashionable West Smithfield at the London Malmaison Hotel with a delicious three-course dinner included*; a designer shopping experience for two to the value of £500 each in the Personal Shopping Suite at the Reiss store on Regent Street; and to top all that a year’s supply of haircare and styling products selected by our top stylists. 

The Rush Shop Christmas Drop launches on Monday 1st of December 2014 until Tuesday 30th of December 2014.

Follow the clues and guess the location of the sleigh at http://shoprush.com/rush-shop-drop
Check out @RushHairBeauty or tweet #RushShopDrop for more details.

I hope the week leading up to Christmas is treating you all well, only 7 sleeps to go... I'm off to face more Christmas shoppers now and make sure lots of lovely people will be waking up to lovely scented gifts on Christmas morning! :)

Dancing Like No One's Watching... Gigs of 2014.

Friday, 12 December 2014

One thing is for sure 2014 for me has been the year of going to as many gigs as I can squeezing in trips to Glasgow and Edinburgh to dance away at some of the best gigs I've been to yet (very important as I'm sure the best is yet to come!) I thought I'd do a round up post of sorts as over the last month I've been to loads!

First up in February was Bastille, a band I'd wanted to see live for ages, they didn't disappoint and I'll definitely be eagerly awaiting news of their next UK tour! Also if you've not listened to any of the Bastille mix tapes before I'd recommend checking out their newest mixtape- VS. Other People's Heartache pt III. I've been playing it so much over the last week since it was released, top picks from it are Remains and Bite Down!
I headed along with Laura one of my blogging pals to dance away to
 Rhythm of the Night, Flaws and my favourite Oblivion!
After Bastille my time was mainly spent getting all of my third year assignments completed along with juggling two jobs sadly not much time for gigs, till of course I'd finished my exams! I was lucky enough to snag a couple of tickets for the Sunday of Radio 1's Big Weekend, the perfect celebration after finishing up my degree! First though I headed to see Foxes the night before with my friend Gilly, a real last minute one but such a great night as it was the first night I properly discovered Prides! (More on them later!) Foxes didn't disappoint and Louisa was really great live.

It's hard to decide which was my favourite performance at Radio 1's Big Weekend in fact it's impossible! I'm a huge Kings of Leon fan and would happily watch them live every day if I could, don't think that'll ever happen though! But then Sam Smith and London Grammar were both hauntingly beautiful live; all the goosebumps and both are bands I'd recommend everyone see live at least once! Then of course there was Paolo Nutini, where to start- I've been wanting to see Paolo for years and he was everything I'd hoped for and more; what a babe! Lastly Kasabian one of the few bands that can make me feel like a would-be football hooligan, in a good way of course! The Kasabian set was unreal and they are easily one of the best bands I've ever seen live! Of course there were other performances we caught over the day but for me those five were just the bees knees!
The day of all the emotions! 
Fast forward a couple of months to November and two shows at the biggest venue I've ever been to (till then I'd never been to an arena performance!) first up was the MTV EMA's sitting up in the gods with Loughlan enjoying the spectacle and show, from Nicki Minaj to Simon Neil it was a really great night and I'm so glad we got to go along to one of the biggest music awards when it was held in Glasgow! This of course was only the warm up as the week after we donned our finest gear to head along to see Mother Monster herself, Gaga was incredible! So incredible in fact as within seconds of her walking on stage we had to head outside for air and juice as my body had decided that was the perfect time to faint (not star-struck I'm just a terrible fainter!) we made it back in for one of my favourites though G.U.Y though and the entire show was something else, we were so close to Gaga and she is truly one of the best live performers ever!
Bringing some eyebrow realness to the ArtRAVE!

Slay Gaga Slay!
My last two gigs of the year were both last week and both on a much smaller scale than the two at the Hydro, first up was Metronomy I headed along with one of the girls from work and what a trip down memory lane it was. Though I haven't listened to Metronomy much recently, I first saw them live when I was just 15!
Worst picture as I was dancing too much! First world problems huh!
Last but by no means was Prides who I saw earlier this year supporting Foxes, Prides are a band from Glasgow who since performing at the Commonwealth Games and having a number of their songs featured in ad's and tv shows have become much more widely known and quite rightly so! Prides are so good live and it was amazing to see them perform to a sold out venue in their home town! I'll leave you with the Prides 2014 Mixtape which I've been playing on repeat all week, it's so good it's even on Buzzfeed- proud!
Awch boys you're doing so well!! Gilly and I being fan-girls! (Perhaps too old to refer to ourselves as girls...)

What a year I've had seeing some of my favourite musicians and performers live and I can only hope 2015 brings more of the same! I'd love to hear what your favourite gig of the year has been or if there is a particular artist you'd love to see!

Could You Afford To Work For Free?

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

If you've been keeping up with IonaBlog of late you may know as part of my Digital Journalism module at uni I've had to create a news website as part of a team of 4, our baby Looped will be assessed later this week and graded on content, images, self produced videos  and engagement (via social media and comments.) I posted a blog yesterday about unpaid internships and a video news story about the same story too; it'd be super appreciated if any of you lovely readers headed over and check it out! Comments, likes and follows are also much welcomed! Normal IonaBlog service will resume shortly, till then you can catch me over at Looped.

Looped Twitter: @LoopedStirling
Are Unpaid Internships Only For The Rich?

Life of late...

Thursday, 6 November 2014

So this post is an update of sorts I guess,  how are we all? It'll come as no surprise that over the next few months my blog posts will be fairly sporadic I'm currently completing my honours year and working and sadly sometimes IonaBlog falls a little on the back burner! I'm enjoying fourth year so much even with all the work that has to be done (the reading I'm struggling to find the time to do!) and of course who can forget the student nights out...

It's also gearing up for our busiest time of the year at work so there's that too and it just so happens that this month and next are crazy busy for me with gigs and birthdays a'plenty! Ooft I'll be glad of some down time in the new year, who am I kidding that's when I'll be getting stuck into writing my dissertation...
Ever wondered what my natural hair colour is... I haven't had my hair this colour since I was 16 but they completely stripped it back before bleaching it... 

Last weekend I changed my hair colour albeit temporarily as I missed the blue too much and sadly felt the greyish silver aged me too much, boo. I'm now back to blue and loving the tone of it as the fabulous grey shade achieved by the lovely Demi at Rainbow Rooms Stirling was the perfect base for blue, it's now quite a metallicky blue which I love!

Grey Hurr albeit briefly... Looking decidedly witchy with a babe in Kirsty on Halloween!
After a long day spent in the hairdressers last Friday I headed through to Edinburgh to stay with Kirsty and Terri for a night of Halloween frolics, it was great to catch up with two of my lovely blogger pals before heading out with Kirsty to a Blitz themed Halloween party. We later met up with some of our best blogger pals for a night of dancing to some old school cheesy classics at The Citrus Club. Saturday was a chilled out affair of almond croissants and coffee from the Mana House Bakery (easily now one of my favourite bakeries, drool!) and watching Catfish, it was so lovely to spend some time with Kirsty (and Terri though she had to work early on Saturday) at their lovely new place!

Not the best picture sadly... 
This week has been pretty busy too with lots of work, uni, Bonfire Night and a wee night out with the girls from uni and then the excitement of getting my hands on a pair of MTV EMA tickets for this Sunday! I'm heading along with Loughlan on Sunday and we are far too excited, even more so as next weekend we're off to see Mother Monster herself!
Girls Night mirror selfies are the best selfies...

Keeping it classy with a wee mirror selfie, ASOS top, Abandon Ship skirt and Primarni flats (my friend Tracy has banned me from wearing heels when we're out together as I'm too tall haha!) Also can anyone spot one of my new tattoos? ;)
So there we have it a bit of a glimpse into what I've been up lately (sadly no exciting pictures of uni or work haha...) I've got a post coming up soon about the fab Christmas gifts on offer from Paul Mitchell and I'll be posting about the MTV EMAs too!

OOTD Layering Up in Naromode

Saturday, 18 October 2014

I don't know about you but I can't quite believe we're halfway through October already, October is one of my favourite months as the weather gets colder and of course not forgetting one of my favourite holidays Halloween! Earlier this month I headed through to Glasgow for the Naromode Sample Sale I've been supporting the hugely talented Anna and Iain from Naromode since I first laid eyes on their beautiful debut collection The White Snake. I love that their pieces bring fashion and literature together through beautiful illustration, excitingly I now finally own a dress from the original collection and it is an absolute beauty!

Jumper: H&M
Jacket: H&M (similar)
I've always been a bit apprehensive about outfit posts on this 'ere blog, mainly because I'm the most awkward poser ever! But hey I felt todays outfit deserved a little blog time and exposure, especially the newest addition to my Naromode collection my 'Nicola' dress
Forever making the weirdest eyebrow expressions...

The print is easily my favourite and I love it so much, it's so witchy and pretty! 
I'm not much of a fan of real life ants, in fact I'm pretty terrified of them; ants freak me out so much! But strangely I love them in this print, the cut of the dress is super flattering and easy to dress up or down too, perfect huh?! 

Dress: Naromode
Boots: M&S (old)

If you haven't checked out Naromode yet I urge you to do so, their new collection Little Snow White is incredibly beautiful, I love the darker tone of the illustrations and can't wait to add a piece (or two) from that collection to my wardrobe. I'm all for supporting local businesses and designers and finding incredibly beautiful clothes to boot, I've already received so many compliments on this dress already and the quality is top-notch too! Naromode recently won MadefromScotland's Graduate Design competition (along with Lucie Hunter Jewellery) another reason to check out their designs.

Graduatin' Celebratin'

Sunday, 12 October 2014

It's been one of the most talked about topics on my blog and earlier this week after three years of hard slog and working I graduated with a BA in Media and Communications with Distinction. This week has been another pretty hectic one, even though I've just graduated I'm currently studying my Honours year at the University of Stirling so it's still all go go go! I've also been busy with lots of shifts and a few blogger events too, a highlight of the week was definitely Thursday though.

It was lovely catching up with the rest of my college class and my lecturers and celebrating our hard work that we've all put in over the past few years. Thursday was easily one of the busiest days I've ever had, starting with a morning shift at work for delivery (sweaty work, as there are lots of stairs to climb with heavy boxes!) followed by a lecture at Uni, I then rushed home to get ready before a wash and blow-dry at the hairdressers. After all my rushing about my family and I all enjoyed dinner at the newly opened Hotel Colessio in Stirling, it was a great excuse to all head out for a celebratory dinner and a wee glass or two of Prosecco.
Hotel Colessio; I'll be back! Your food was spot on! Mussels,
Monkfish with Orzo and the grand finale Jammy Dodger Baked Alaska! YUM!

After dinner my parents and I headed to Stirling Castle for my graduation ceremony, I'm so grateful to have graduated in such beautiful historic surroundings. I'm lucky enough to live very close to the castle and visit it fairly often, but hadn't been before at night; it's truly beautiful and the views were spectacular! Add to this celebrating with my family and friends and you've truly got a night to remember. It was the perfect way to draw my time at college to a close and gets me even more excited to continue on with studies this year; it's pretty crazy that my Stirling graduation will be next June!

So I guess this all means you can call me a graduate now, the icing on the cake for me on the night has to be my local MP coming up to me after the ceremony to compliment my blue hair though! Definitely made me chuckle! Hope you've all had a fab week!

I may live with my parents, but; We're All The Boss...

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Another in my Iona Blog Student Survival series is this post I've written in collaboration with GiffGaff, many of us know how expensive the cost of living is these days and sadly for me living away from home whilst I studied wasn't an option that I considered economically viable. When I moved back to Scotland from Australia I could've moved out but to be truthfully honest it didn't seem worth it! I recently finished my BA in Media and Communications which I studied at college, studying at college meant I had smaller class sizes and was able to gain a lot of hands on experience that might not have been possible studying in a much larger pool of students, so studying locally to my family was the best option. I've lived at home whilst I've been studying and though living with your parents is sometimes difficult, I'm lucky in that I have a pretty good relationship with my Mum and Dad.
Moving back home after living away from home for a few fair years was definitely tricky at first!
Moving home after going to boarding school and living in Australia aged 18 was a bit of a culture shock, but for me I think one of the most important things for anyone living at home (older than 18) is trust, my parents trust me and don't constantly question everything I do. But similarly I am respectful and let them know rough ideas of what I'm up to. I'd hate for them to wait up every night I go out, but simply by sending them a text if I decide to stay out much later than planned, I'm considerate of them and any plans they may already have.

Another key aspect of my living arrangement working is rent, I do pay rent; though I might not pay a lot of money, both myself and my parents feel this is important so that I am in the habit of paying rent monthly (I'll have to do it when I move out) and personally I would feel disrespectful if I didn't contribute in some way. I generally transfer the money to my parents bank account, that way it's much simpler and I don't have to worry about remembering to lift cash from the ATM, paying a little each month towards the running of the house, to me makes it much easier to feel in control and still feel that we're all in charge to a certain extent!

The 'We're All The Boss' concept is pretty interesting, Giff Gaff asked me to write a post about how I 'survive' living with my parents, it's pretty simple for me if I'm honest, being willing to give and take; by contributing to chores and helping out with my rent money, my relationship with my parents is much less strained! Yes we have a laugh and a bit of a joke but there's no need to post cringey texts online or set 'ground rules' though I have been known to tweet funny and ridiculous things they've said in the past :P
This photo is hideous, but is also potentially one of my favourite family photos ever!
1. We were the only ones on the ride at 9.50pm.
2. My Mum, Dad and youngest brother look terrified.
3. My face is in typical 'Iona' fashion...very expressive!
My advice to anyone still living at home is to be mindful of your parents and I'm sure in return they'll be pretty laid-back with you; I'm lucky that mine are anyway! I'd love to hear from any other students (or just anyone in general over 18 who lives at home) and what your survival tips or coping strategies are?! I'm out of the house a lot which I'm sure definitely helps, having my own routine is a big part of my life and keeps me out of my parents 'hair' as much as keeping them out of mine! I'm not trying to say that living with your parents aged 22 is always easy but the positives for me right now outweigh the negatives, I'm able to save money for when I finish my honours (only 9months till graduation, eek!) so I'll be in a much better situation to move out and hopefully be in a much better position to move for work, watch out big city lights I'm coming for you! So if like me you're in your early or even late twenties and still living at home, don't beat yourself up about it; make the most of it, save all the pennies and enjoy those home cooked meals whilst you still can, you'll definitely miss them when you move out!

The Perks of Student Life; Buchanan Galleries Student Takeover 26th September

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

For many students (myself included) heading back to Uni or college means one thing, a hefty SAAS payment, intended of course for buying books and academic types of things but generally spent on Freshers Week nights out and making good use of Student Discount Nights and buying all the thangs! Because living off beans is ok right?!

This Friday Buchanan Galleries are hosting a Student Takeover (26/9) the perfect opportunity to make use of your student card in grabbing a few bargains, the lovely folks at Stripe asked me to put together a post of a few of my top buys at Buchanan Galleries for students like myself*.

I've pulled together a few pieces that are top of my shopping list in making sure I'm all set for fourth year, first up is a winter coat, every girl (any guy) needs a good coat in their Autumn Winter wardrobe and this year for me it's all about pastel toned oversized coats. I'm loving this Pink two-toned wool blend coat from River Island, the perfect coat to chuck on and wear with everything and keep cosy too! Though £90 might seem a bit steep for a coat, keep an eye out for Student Discount nights and offers, it's worth investing in a good quality coat that could potentially last you for years!
River Island £90

Next up of course stationery, I'm a sucker for cute stationery and these scented highlighters from tinc at John Lewis are no exception, complete with a handy case, they'd be the perfect addition to your bag (or if you're like me and super cool! :P backpack) highlighters are a must for me when studying and keeping organised and colour coordinated!
Tinc; John Lewis, £6.50
Another must for taking notes in lectures and seminars is of course a notebook, I'm a bit of a notebook collector and have more than I'd like to admit, this Wilderness print one from Accessorize is super cute, I love the fawns and foxes on it! And remember Accessorize offers 10% student discount all year round!
Accessorize £7
If there's one item I'd recommend you buy as a student (well just everyone) it's a watch, perhaps a little cliched or obvious, I only began wearing a watch properly last year when I bought my Michael Kors watch and was gifted my Olivia Burton watch and if I'm honest I know feel a little bit naked when I'm not wearing a watch. The reasons are obvious from keeping on time for lectures, not having to sneakily check the time on your phone (not having to worry about your phone battery life) I love Swatch watches and this Lady Cyan watch is no exception, it'll brighten up any outfit but is still relatively smart, I like the double wrist strap feature which makes it a little different too.
Swatch £32
Next up for me in the clothing department would be the beautiful Fred Perry dress, I've had my eye on it for a while (and I'm crossing my fingers and toes they'll be offering a discount on Friday!) it's such a classic timeless piece that you'll be able to wear for years. I love the pin dots and the turn up sleeve detailing, it's pretty clear to see I need this dress in my life! (I imagine a few of you might feel the same way too!)

Fred Perry £90
I'd love to know what your must buys are if shopping at a Student shopping night, I'd definitely recommend heading along if your local shopping centre is hosting one as stores often boost their existing student discount or offer one-off deals and discounts which are too good to miss out on! I'm heading along to Buchanan Galleries this Friday after uni to pick up a few bargains myself, keep your eyes peeled on the Buchanan Galleries Student Takeover event page as they'll be releasing a list of all the discounts and offers up for grabs very soon!

Student Survival; Tips in keeping on track.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

On Monday I'll be starting fourth year at uni, and as it's my last year at uni I decided to start a blog post series of sorts on posts about being a student, first up I'm going to start with a few tips to help through uni, it's not easy by any sense of the imagination, but being a student is supposed to be about learning and having fun, after all!

Haulin' getting set for heading back to uni' for me means new stationery,
sparkles and pretty prints are obviously compulsory!
1. Go to all lectures, seminars and workshops! (as many as you anyway!) This sounds like an obvious one but make sure not to get into the habit of missing classes, once you do it's difficult to get back into studying, you'll be glad you went to your classes when it comes to exams or writing essays!

2. Organisation is the key; I'm sure I've said this before, but keeping organised is so important as much in life as it is being a student. I'd be lost without my diary, it helps to keep me knowing where I'm supposed to be, what I need to do and the likes, keep a diary or use your phone to help you stay organised, very important as a student!

3. Try not to blow your whole student loan in the first week! Much as student discount offers and going out every night is tempting, try to restrain yourself, (though I live at home so haven't experienced living off beans though I can't imagine I'd enjoy it!) I can't claim to be the best with money, but I try to make sure I rarely get into my student overdraft and pay off my credit card monthly, I only use it for making big purchases to help build up my credit rating. Though a pretty basic one budgeting is super important to get into the habit of as a student, you'll thank yourself when you've got an extra £50 or so left over and can splurge or save for a rainy day!
Just a few basic and probably obvious tips for any other students out there, whether you're starting 1st or 3rd year, I think they all still apply and hopefully you might find them helpful too! I'll be continuing on with the student theme with Iona Blog Student Survival over the next few weeks as I start at a new uni and begin fourth year, eek I'm excited but also nervous! Being the new kid is never easy, so I'm a little bit nervous about it all, fingers crossed! If you studied or are currently studying I'd love to hear your top tips for students/any advice for me starting fourth year is also greatly welcomed!

Bewitching Ballet

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Like many other girls when I was little once a week I donned a tutu, leotard and ballet pumps, to perfect my plies and pirouettes at my ballet class, but sadly after starting boarding school I stopped my classes and haven't danced since. I don't think I was anything to write home about but most importantly I enjoyed ballet, so when an email from Christina at Scottish Ballet landed in my inbox inviting me to a night of witches, hysteria and tapas, it was no surprise I was a definite yes!

Truth be told I'm often put off going to see the ballet as I wrongly presume that the majority of ballet on offer is very traditional Swan Lake esque productions which though beautiful, sadly don't overly excite me... Step in to the spotlight; Scottish Ballet, who are well known for pushing the boundaries and reworking classics and making them their own.  This Autumn Scottish Ballet are presenting a double bill of Arthur Miller's classic play The Crucible alongside Ten Poems by Dylan Thomas.
Luciana Ravizzi and Andrew Peasgood for Scottish Ballet’s 2014 autumn season, a double bill of Helen Pickett’s world premiere The Crucible and Christopher Bruce’s UK premiere Ten Poems.
Photo by Nisbet Wylie
Scottish Ballet's multi-award winning 2012 production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, was praised for it's edgy, vibrant approach to the well known play, is still often talked about and their Autumn adaptation of The Crucible and interpretation of Ten Poems looks set to be just as impressive.

Our evening of mystery, witchcraft, cocktails and ballet chat provided the perfect opportunity to get an insight into how Scottish Ballet decide which works to perform, their inspirations and of course have a good catch up with some of my fellow Scottish Bloggers, can't complain really. After a 90s flashback watching The Craft at The Glasgow Film Theatre we headed along to the sumptuous surroundings of Blythswood Square for cocktails and antipasti while we heard from Miriam, one of the education officers' from Scottish Ballet. The Pink Swan cocktails which had been created exclusively for us at Blythswood Square were divine combining a few of my favourite flavours; elderflower, raspberry and pear, yum!
The Pink Swan
Antipasti; what a bunch of bloggers we are, you can see everyone snapping away with their cameras! 
For those not familiar with The Crucible I'll fill you in a little; one of the most famous plays of the 20th Century The Crucible is a partly fictionalised dramatised portrayal of the Salem witch trials, dark material indeed. Scottish Ballet's adaptation of The Crucible presents a dark, bewitching side to ballet, described by one person as "slutty ballet"! Though I've never actually watched American Horror Story; Coven, I imagine that anyone who has would enjoy The Crucible, perhaps not; but the dark, mystery and sultriness of both seem rather similar, and both are firmly on my to-see list!
Scottish Ballet dancers in rehearsals for Helen Pickett’s world premiere, The Crucible. Photo by Andy Ross.    
"Secrets and lies take hold in the small town of Salem when a group of teenage girls claim to have been possessed by witchcraft. But who - or what - is to blame.

"A fire, a fire is burning! I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face! And it is my face, and yours, Danforth!
 For them that quail to bring men out of ignorance, as I have quailed, and as you quail now when you know in all your black hearts that this be fraud - God damns our kind especially, and we will burn, we will burn together!" 
            John Proctor, Act III, in court, Pg. 105 (The Crucible, Arthur Miller)" 
Sophie Martin in rehearsals for Helen Pickett’s world premiere, The Crucible. Photo by Andy Ross.
Featuring rave scenes and music from films such as Behind Enemy Gates and Shutter Island, The Crucible is definitely a must see if you're looking for a new and exciting dance experience, choreographed by Helen Pickett, I can't wait to see The Crucible in full. Perhaps a The Craft inspired outfit will be in order for the evening, continuity and all! The Crucible and Ten Poems open in Glasgow at the end of this month at the Theatre Royal.

25 – 27 September 2014, Theatre Royal GLASGOW
30 September – 1 October 2014, Eden Court INVERNESS
3 – 4 October 2014, Festival Theatre EDINBURGH
7 - 8 October 2014, His Majesty’s Theatre, ABERDEEN

So if you fancy an evening of witchery, ballet and poetry, head on over to www.scottishballet.co.uk and why not have a wee watch of the making of The Crucible too! I hope you're all having a fab weekend, I'd love to know if you're a fan of ballet and what your favourite ballet is?