Friday, 31 October 2014

A caravan Halloween

We set out our pumpkins on the caravan steps -
{Ben was VERY proud of his design}

We got a few little visitors from the site -
and finished off the rest of the chocolate ourselves 
during family film night.

Ben was happy to wear his Stitch costume from last year -
whilst Meg's rocked her BOO tee shirt!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

We met Gma and Gpa at the Pancake House in Rowen for a birthday lunch -

then shared cake back at the caravan. 


Wednesday, 29 October 2014


The most perfect autumn day -

a walk by Llyn Ogwen, 
fabulous views of Snowdon
lunch at Beddgelert
and finally meeting up with Gma and Gpa back in Llandudno.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Wind swept by the Conwy

A morning walk along the river, and into the RSPB reserve.

Much cooler than yesterday 
{more like autumn}
but lovely all the same.

Monday, 27 October 2014

A most beautiful day in Llandudno

A truly beautiful day - more like August than the end of October!

Kathie, Iaian and Eleanor came out to see us - 
we had lunch at Tribells, then walk along the beach and pier,
before sampling the fabulous ice cream at the Looking Glass Parlour.

Good time - well spent with friends!

Saturday, 25 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!"

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Hamlet - Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester

A really astonishing performance from Maxine Peake as Hamlet -
in a very intimate production.
Fantastic support from John Shrapnel as Claudius and the Ghost,
and Gillian Bevan as Polonia.
Some very innovative and dramatic staging added to a magical three hours.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Rain, sun, amazing light....

and over 40,000 pink footed geese.


First trip of this autumn/winter to Martin Mere -
the whooper swans are on their way-
looking forward to more afternoons watching the wildlife on the Mere

Friday, 3 October 2014

At the start of October

A month into the new school year -
Megs is settled at Sixth Form - working harder that she ever did for GCSE -
especially loving Theatre Studies
{and surprisingly maths!}
Ben seems to be perfectly happy in Year 9 - starting work on the GCSE/BTEC syllabuses.
His support package still seems to be working -
no phone calls yet this year!
{DELIGHTED to get the latest Adventure Time graphic novel!}