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Polly’s 40 things to do before 40: #4 Watch a Concert in a Large Arena

Back in the day, I had a 40×40 list; a list of 40 things to do before I was 40.  Well I turned 40, and upgraded the list.  One of the things on that new list was – finish the old list!  One of the things on that list? …Go watch a concert in a large arena.

Completed BL
I have, of course, seen live music before but I added this task as I was desperate to see a performance in a large arena type environment before my 40th Birthday.
My opportunity came when Pat – my old dear – bought me tickets to see Wet Wet Wet for my birthday.  I was under no illusion; I knew she was only going to ogle Marti Pellow (She came along to see Evita for the same reason, and spent the whole night asking me what was going on!)  However I wasn’t going to pass up the chance to not only see my favourite late eighties band, but also a chance to tick another county off the list AND drink another coffee.

Check out that “Pre-Canva-Microsoft-Paint-Thumbnail” aesthetic !

We decided to make a weekend of it; we went up on the train and had booked a hotel for 2 nights so we would have a chance to do a ‘bit’ of shopping.
While the hotel was nothing special, had it been any closer to the train station we would have been sleeping on the tracks! It offered easy access to Birmingham’s Bullring and indoor markets, and I bought more material and craft things than I should have.

The train station made it easy to get the arena, and the vlog above will give you  a better idea about what went on than me telling you – suffice to say that fun was had by all and we are planning a return train trip to Birmingham for some Christmas shopping.


I bought entirely too much craft stuff, that I haven’t used yet and material that is sat there reminding me I haven’t started on my quilt task either.

All in all – fun was had by all and I can declare another task…






Mature (technically) graduate, vlogger, blogger, dreaming of travelling, mum of 4, K-pop addict, Japanese culture fan, and wannabe minimalist. And that is what this is all about... I am clearing, decluttering and "minimalising" with the long term aim of travelling and completing the adventures on my #kettlelist (Bucket list seems a bit final!) Come visit me on twitter and instagram @Pollyplaits , or on Youtube for my Polly put the kettle on (#PPTKO) weekly vlog that is DEFINITELY #NOTa50x50

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