Sunday, 14 December 2014

The weekend before the weekend before Christmas



We spent the day in Manchester
{along with Meg's best friend Jamie}
 
Christmas Markets in the morning
Ben happily buying sweets -
Me buying cheese
{oh the cheese stalls at the markets!}
Megs and Jamie hitting Waterstones bookshop HARD.
 
Then it was time to enjoy/sob through
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
{best seen in the brilliant IMAX at the Printworks}
 
Tea was at Meg's favourite - GBK
Shakes/burgers/skinny fries/sweet potato fries -
lovely!
 
 



Saturday, 6 December 2014

Christmas Fair 2014


I sold cakes
Megs painted faces
Al took photographs with Father Christmas
and Ben sat quietly in room 2 playing on his tablet.


Monday, 1 December 2014

Advent 2014

 

I'm reading the Advent Study on She Reads Truth

As a family we are reading Ann Voscamp's Unwrapping the Greatest Gift

At Church on Sunday we lit the first candle on the Advent Wreath and sang the first verse of a new Advent Song {to the tune Angel voices ever singing

Advent candles tell their story
as we watch and pray,
longing for the Day of Glory,
’Come, Lord, soon,’ we say.
Pain and sorrow, tears and sadness,
changed for gladness
on that Day.
 
Longing for Christ
Longing for Christmas
This year, more than ever, Come, Lord, soon.
 
 
 

Sunday, 30 November 2014

The War of the Worlds


Such a long time waiting for this show....

Al got the LP in the late 70's

He introduced me to the CD set in the late 80's

Somehow we had never managed to see the live show -

until Megs announced that her favourite Carrie Hope Fletcher 
was in the "final tour" and that we HAD to get tickets

Many months later at the Manchester Phones4U Arena .....


 .... the show was magnificent - worth the months/years/decades of waiting!









 



 

 

Baking


Baking for the Christmas Fair at FMC is well underway!

Friday, 28 November 2014

Dracula: The Musical

The auditions were back in July

She's been rehersing since September

And this week she's spent most of her waking hours in the college theatre -

It was show week for Dracula: The Musical

{it seems that one year you have a small child in a cute Nativity play, 
and the next you have a young lady in a salacious musical with vamire brides and writhing!}

It was a very impressive production - all the students hard work paying off -
and Megan had  the time of her life!