I lived no more than 10 minutes from Hyde Hall for over 25 years and never visited. I put that right this summer and joined the RHS, a complete bargain at just over £45 for the year. The membership gives entrance to Hyde Hall, Wisley in Surrey, Harlow Carr in Yorkshire and Rosemoor in Devon … More Hyde Hall in November
The Osmonds first came to the UK in 1972 – nearly 50 years ago, I was 11 then and had already been hooked, their 1973 album The Plan was one of my favourites for many years, it’s to my great regret that I no longer own it. I was realistically too young to be able … More Merrill Osmond – Nearly a 50 year wait!
Today I travelled up to London with my good friend Sheila to watch Singin’ In The Rain at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. We had lunch close by at an all Gluten Free Restaurant, Niche https://www.nichefoodanddrink.com/ the food was sublime and the restaurant a 2 minute walk from the theatre. Before the first Lockdown way back in … More Singin’ In The Rain – Theatre is back!
32 years ago on 2nd October life changed forever, you were born, with a small amount of drama, you had to be rushed away quickly, but you were soon back. A healthy boy, 7lbs 12, blond hair and the most beautiful, smooth skin. An awful lot’s happened in those 32 years, it’s a long time! … More A letter to Luke
I didn’t really have a concept of what I was going to see and I’m not sure I can do justice to this production. I’d only seen one ballet live before, that was Sleeping Beauty at the Colosseum in London. I enjoyed that but it didn’t touch me in the same way Swan Lake did. … More Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake
I booked this musical as an after thought, one of the much hyped productions on the stage in London at the moment, I’d avoided it for a while. But Sara Bareilles pulled me in, she wrote the music and lyrics and I’m a fan of hers. Waitress is based on a book by Jessie Nelson, … More Waitress
A play based on a book written by Mark Haddon, published in 2003. One of my daughters; favourites of the time, she didn’t put it down! The Piccadilly Theatre is a short walk from Oxford Circus Station, and it’s a lovely walk, taking in Regent’s Street and Carnaby Street. I stopped on the way for … More The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Day 2 took me to the Musee Rodin having bought a joint ticket at the Musee D’Orsay for 21 Euros. The walk from The Montparnasse Tower took me (at a slow pace) around 25 minutes, I’ve decided this is a good area to stay to get to most of the sights you’d want to see … More Paris in Springtime March 2019 – Day 2
My daughter Alexandra packed a huge suitcase and got on a Eurostar train to Paris 6 years ago and she’s only been back to visit since then. She’s now so fluent in French she sometimes forgets the English words! I’ve visited a couple of times a year in those years, at a time that usually … More Paris in Springtime March 2019
It’s not often I’ve been left speechless after the end of a performance. But that was certainly the case with this latest production at the Queens Theatre. In Basildon is part two of the Spring series of plays/shows at this lovely local theatre. I’ve been to a lot of performances here and with the exception … More In Basildon
Another Facebook Ad, another play booked. This was a play I knew very little about, in spite of it being a famous story, but, I prefer not to know too much about what I’m going to see so I can form my own opinion. This was my first visit to the Theatre Royal Stratford, in … More EQUUS