This is my diary blog which I started when I retired from the Civil Service in April 2010. I like to include some of the things that I see and do with as many photographs as possible. Thank you for visiting my blog I hope you enjoyed it and will return to see what I have been doing. Or you could always join and be one of my followers.
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At the beginning of April my school friends and I had a weekend break at Gunton Hall, Suffolk. On route we had a coffee break at the River Stour, Flatford, a very pretty place where John Constable famously painted the Hay Wain
We stayed in chalets, which started being a little chilly, fortunately the heater worked. Our view from the chalet was rather nice (when it was sunny).
We had a very wet Saturday in a not so inspiring Lowestoft, but Sunday was beautiful and sunny and we went off to Southwold.
I went with a friend to the Magic Lantern Festival at Chiswick House and Gardens. The display was amazing and definitely worth a visit. Here are a some pictures of the displays and with more photos on flickr.
I have started the year well with my theatre trips and hopefully I will beat my last years record. This year I have been to: Guys and Dolls - one of my favourite musicals Private Lives - I do like a bit of Noel Coward Red Velvet - really interesting play about Ira Aldridge and brilliant acted by Adrian Lester 50th Anniversary Tour of Round the Horne - This was a radio show and I can remember some of it from my childhood. He Who Falls -(Celui Qui Tombe) - this was at the Barbican and was a mime performance and very interesting. Carnival Dreams - The Musical - I am not sure this show deserves much comment, but the singing was good. The End of Longing - The Matthew Perry play which was ok. The Last Tango - this was Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone performing in their last tour and it was the most beautiful show. Not a bad start to the year!
This is my last list of theatre trips for 2015. It has been an amazing year and I have managed to get to 25 shows.
This list consists of the following:- The Shawshank Redemption Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games When we were Women Mr Foote's Other Leg Dawn French 30 Million Minutes The Snowman.
As part of my birthday present this year I was given a voucher to attend a sushi making course. The course was at Yo Sushi near St Paul's Cathedral. There were 15 of us on the course and our Chef was very patient with us all. We made so much sushi, some of which was eaten immediately and remainder we took home. It was really good fun and food was so tasty.
I managed to get tickets for one of the World Cup Rugby matches at the Olympic Stadium. I went to see South Africa -v- USA. Unfortunately, USA didn't do so well as the final score was 64 - 0 but it was a great atmosphere.