Sunday, 13 June 2010
It feels like I haven't stopped to think let alone sit down and relax this weekend. Friday night we went to Stratford to see the RSC's Morte D'Arthur, which was an experience! First the director Greg Doran came on and apologised for the fact they hadn't had time to do a full rehearsal as it was such a long play (it was on from 7.15pm until 11pm), and things did seem to keep going wrong techinically, and finally 15 minutes from the end Greg came back on and said he was stopping the performance as Sam Troughton who played Arthur had been taken ill. He did look and sound awful - hope it was nothing too serious. Visually the play was stunning, and the effects were so clever, well worth seeing. The language is completely different to Shakespeare, none of the rich poetry, and the characters too are quite 'flat', but it really will be a wonderful production once they iron out the problems.
On Saturday we went to the Great Central Railway's World War II Event which was great fun. Took quite a few photos and the only annoyance of the day was that as the event was spread over four locations, we had to pay £5 to go on the platform at Loughborough Station and another £5 to go into the event at Quorn Station too. A bit steep methinks. It should have been £5 for the event, plus extra if you actually travelled by train.
Monday, 7 June 2010
Helen and I completed the Moonlit walk on Saturday night in 1 hour 50 minutes and had a great time doing it. The atmosphere was wonderful with people in the streets cheering the walkers on. About 400 ladies took part, and 3 dogs did it as well, I saw one wearing his medal at the end! Helen had done a 7 mile run in the morning and then went swimming 8a.m. Sunday morning - I'm not sure if she's insane or just Wonder Woman! It has to be said the breakfast after the walk left something to be desired, I had a remarkably wizened veggie sausage that was fished out from somewhere below a counter in a hot dog roll. Still - it was a great night anyway. We hope to do it again next year, and this time Helen wants us to take supplies of chocolate to eat en-route - not sure if my stomach could take a bar of Cadbury's on top of aerobic exercise, but what the heck. I didn't have my camera with me (too heavy), but managed a few dodgy shots on my phone before the walk began. Helen says she particularly likes the one of the back of her head as it makes her hair-do look glam!
Helen with fab hair-do. I was trying to get a picture of the black dog in the background! Where is a DSLR with 200mm zoom lens when you need one?
Thursday, 3 June 2010
I had every intention of being on time until I made the mistake of going outside to hang the washing out. There was a heavy mist and it had left water droplets on everything, including the cobwebs which had appeared on the rotary drier overnight. They looked so amazing I dropped the washing back in the kitchen and got the camera instead.