Monday, 29 February 2016


{And so was the plasma #nerdjoke!}
when he found his old plasma ball during our half term clean up.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Blithe Spirit starring Jude

Ok - so, she played the maid.
When rehearsals started last summer she wasn't well - 
so she swapped to a small part - and also took on the (very complicated) props role.

But honestly - her comic turn (inspired by Mrs Overall?) was fantastic - 
and the whole production was just first class!

Back to Sheffield

Megs went back to Sheffield for an applicant open day - 
{I tagged along on the train, and spent lots of time in cafes studying 
while she did the talks and tours.}

We can officially announce that Megs  has decided..........
that Sheffield is the place for her. 

She's accepted the offer -
now she just has to get the grades!

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

The Master Builder - Megs at the Old Vic

College daytrip to London to see Ralph Fiennes in The Master Builder at the Old Vic
{cause she doesn't get to the theatre enough with us!}

Monday, 22 February 2016

Catching the Moon

Just to say - I adore Al's moon photographs!

Sunday, 21 February 2016

A spring walk

Down by the river, along to the Future Flower, catching light and signs of spring.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Red Velvet

 Day trip to London -
another morning in Foyles chatting and reading with Jonathan, Karen and Katherine -

Lunch at a random Pret

A walk through China town looking at the New Year decorations

And a stroll through Covent Garden

After saying goodbye - 
we went to see the lay "Red Velvet" at the Garrick.

What to say?
Adrian Lester was just as amazing as you would expect - 
Megs was reduced to a sobbing heap - 
and I gave one of my rare standing ovations. Fantastic!


Friday, 19 February 2016

Checking the caravan....

....hadn't been washed away over the winter.

{It hadn't - HOORAY!}

Any excuse for a day in Llandudno

Saturday, 13 February 2016


Valentines Day Eve - a beautiful gig by Beirut at the gorgeous Albert Hall

A perfectly romantic evening for Al and I.

Friday, 12 February 2016

And she's off to the Big Apple!

We left the house at 6am to get to the airport by 7 -
I had to get back home for another days work -
while Megs - SHE'S OFF TO NEW YORK!

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Just 'cause I'm Aunt Pol

A week to go until half term.
I'm ill - Tracy is ill.
We are staggering to the end of term.
Today Megs wanted her her cut ready for New York -
so I went along to the salon too and......

My Aunt Pol streak is really showing!