Sunday, 26 October 2014

October Half Term

We really need this week at the caravan - I don't think I've ever hit half term so exhausted. Megs has a huge pile of work from college - 40 days into A level studies and GCSE are a distant memory. Ben needs chill out and decompression time, and Al time away from work. It may rain - there may be gales - but time at the caravan is pretty perfect whatever the weather!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Small Girl - Big City

Meg's day trip to London with her Theatre Studies friends -
Main aim - see Phantom of the Opera
Secondary aim - Shopping!
{I remember when I was Megs age, London=Museums}
Being Megan - she took no photos -
but that doesn't stop a mum finding the evidence on Facebook does it...


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

My Perfect Mind @ The Unity Theatre

It was a chance thing really - I saw an something on the Guardian website about the play and it intrigued me.
Somehow this was our first trip to the Unity
{what a great little space!}
and what an introduction.
The two hander with Edward Petherbridge
{saw him as the Ghost/Player King in Hamlet at the RSC in the mid nineties}
and Paul Hunter.
Very loosely it tells the story of Edward's stroke as he was preparing to play King Lear in New Zealand - all mixed in with anecdotes from his career and speeches from Lear.
Very, very funny. And very, very moving.
I've seen King Lear lots of times -
But never before have I understood Lear the man so keenly.
And at £8 a ticket - theatrical bargin of the year!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Clannad at the Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral - What a stunning location for a gig!
We reckoned it's been about 18 years since we last heard Clannad live -
and oh, the magic is still there -
possibly sounding better than ever in the cavernous, echoing cathedral!

They played all our favourite songs
Dulaman, Newgrange, Harry's Game, I will find you, Robin of Sherwood....

For us - the ultimate 80's music fest!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Harvest Festival 2014

Ben was all "Do you have to take a photo? I'm too old for this!
Why aren't you make Megan have her photo taken?"
I was all "Just smile for the camera!"