Last weekend, the girls and I found ourselves on the early train (hence Evie's mildly grumpy face above, HA!) up to London town for an advanced screening of the awesome new DreamWorks film, Trolls.
We were DESPERATE to see it - the girls first got wind of it's UK release in the summer holidays - so we were more than happy to sacrifice a lazy Sunday morning to get a sneak preview before it opens in cinemas on 21st October; well, Daisy and I were at least ;)
Trolls is an absolutely brilliant animated musical comedy, filled with adventure (and THE BEST soundtrack I've heard in a long time) where two trolls, Poppy and Branch, go on an epic quest to save Troll Town from the evil Bergens.
It has an incredible cast of both British and American actors, including Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Cordon, Russell Brand, Gwen Stefani and, my girl crush, the legendary Zooey Deschanel and is perfect for the whole family (thanks to that soundtrack, and the fact it's one of those brilliant films with jokes suitable for all different ages and sense of humours).
I'm not going to give away anymore of the storyline but I will tell you that I laughed out loud, I cried, and I found myself tapping my feet to most of the songs - and so did the kids. If you go and see one film this half term, please make sure this is it.
It. Is. Brilliant.
We left the screening armed with balloons and stickers and activity sheets, which have well and truly started off the girls' obsession with all things Trolls (there are wigs and hug watches and all sorts on their Christmas lists already). There were tears when this balloon made its way up into the atmosphere while we were walking around Covent Garden, I can tell you!
I'll leave you with a few photos of our adventures in the West End later that day. We vintage shopped, we ate (lunch and dinner in two different restaurants - Wagamamas and then The Diner on the Strand - because that's how we roll), as visited our beloved Transport Museum. London really is an amazing place and now we've moved out to the sticks I definitely make the most of, and appreciate, the time we spend there so much more!
|The girls' personalities summed up in one photo!|
|Some of the most amazing vintage frocks I have ever seen.....|
|.... and knitwear....|
Trolls genuinely is THE BEST animated movie I've seen - and it's out in cinemas across the UK on 21st October. The girls and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. In case you haven't seen it yet - or if you fancy watching it again - here's the official trailer!