To the Spa Pavilion at Felixstowe to see An Early Evening with Pam Ayres. This very funny lady had us laughing till our sides ached with her humorous poetry and comic reflections on life. A super evening.
Two books I collected from the library today. I fell in love with the pictures Delwyn used in her blog - a hazy moon - the Pollen Path (29.08.09) - that I wanted to see more of the artist's work - John William Waterhouse. The other book A Single Swallow follows the epic journey the writer made following the swallows migration from South Africa to South Wales. Can't wait to start reading both these books this weekend.
One more photo from yesterday. I couldn't resist snapping these beautiful lights inside the theatre. The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, is one of London's oldest theatres dating back to 1663 although the current building was opened in 1812. It has been tastefully refurbished and is a pleasure to visit.
A family day out in London to celebrate Granma's 85th birthday. We saw a superb performance of the musical Oliver with Omid Djalili as Fagin and followed this with dinner at one of our favourite restaurants in Covent Garden. A lovely day.
I discovered this poor old tree on one of my walks over Broomhill. Apparently it's been clinging on to life like this for a long time. My husband says he remembers playing in amongst the roots when he was a boy and that must be at least 50 years ago!!
I just love the colour and shape of these beautiful flowers which my sister has trailing over an archway in her garden. No one could tell me the name yesterday - if anyone reading this can help please add a comment.
A family get together in Kent meant journeys on the M25. The Dartford Bridge is a notorious place for traffic jams but today the traffic was flowing smoothly. It was lovely to see all the family - good food - good wine - good company!!
After the excitement of the last few days today was for catching up with myself - so here is another of my weekend photos. London's changing skyline. This building - the Swiss Re tower otherwise known as the Gherkin was opened in 2004. At 180 metres tall it is very imposing and even better when seen at night lit up.
An evening walk through some of my favourite haunts in London prior to K's big day tomorrow. Trafalgar Square with Nelson's Column and the fountains is as lovely as ever. I can remember walking through here every evening on my way home from work - 40 years ago!! Not so many pigeons these days!!
These beautiful flowers are part of a bouquet I received at the weekend - on closer inspection they appear to be like little decorative cabbages on long stalks. They have no perfume but the gorgeous shades of green go well with the pink carnations and chrysanthemums. Really lovely.
Another visit to the Mechanical Music Museum at Cotton. We so enjoyed our previous visit that we went again, this time taking my parents in law. Once again we all thoroughly enjoyed listening to music from the past - street organs, barrel organs, fairground organs, musical boxes and this wonderful dance hall organ from Belgium.
Bungay, Suffolk. The Priory ruins standing in the churchyard of St. Mary's Church, Bungay. The Priory was established in the late 12th. century. I just love this archway - oh the stories it could tell of people who have passed through over the years.
Today my daughter finalised the arrangements for her gap year to Australia. I feel so excited for her - all the places she can visit, all the new things she can do and all the people she will meet. A wonderful opportunity.
I have spent most of today wrapping and putting away part of my vast collection of thimbles prior to the decorators coming on Thursday. I do love them, they are all so different but oh they do harbour the dust!!