Just gadding about!!

I have been a bit neglectful of my blog this week. I have been gallivanting!

On Thursday myself, Mr S and darling daughters 1 and 3 went to see the local youth drama society at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester, performing Grease. It was brilliant – such fantastically talented young people –  we really enjoyed the show.

imageI blogged about this when I bought the tickets. I love going to see a good show, but it is just too expensive to contemplate going up to the West End as I used to. We managed to get 4 tickets for what we would have paid for one in London, and didn’t have to worry about the stress and expense of travelling there either.

imageI had the day off on Friday. I did some jobs and cleaning, then Mr S dragged me off to Walton for a walk along the pier and to blow away a few cobwebs. It turned out to be really warm. We went crazy and spent a few pounds on two take away teas and a chips to share, and sat on the front watching the sea and the (I think) rather majestic turbines of the off shore wind farm. This makes sense to me. I find them quite a lot less objectionable than the nuclear power stations you can see further  up or down the east coast.

As a yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga, I am required to attend some events each year that count as continuous professional development. The one that appealed to me the most happened to be in Norwich, a good two hours from me, and I did this yesterday. The darling daughters decided to come and needed to be dropped in the city, which was fine except that halfway there I realised I had forgotten the sat nav! I use mine very little, but they are useful things when you are driving on your own around an unfamiliar city. I managed to find my way to the yoga venue once I had dropped the girls off, but locating them afterwards in the rush hour was a challenge! It took an hour and I got very familiar with the one way systems…it was bit of a nightmare actually!

I feel a bit shattered today. We have a new student coming from Switzerland tonight, so there is a beef casserole in the slow cooker, her room is ready with clean sheets and towels, and the house is, for once, looking immaculate. I hope she likes us and we like her, as she will be our house mate for the next fortnight. I doubt I will have any more offered before Christmas though, so we need to make the most of the extra income whilst we have it.

 

2 thoughts on “Just gadding about!!

  1. Linda Kay

    Lovely post, and so hope you enjoyed our time out and about. There are a couple of those wind turbines back on the farm in Illinois, so it takes a bit getting used to. My brother says they don’t even hear them turning. My girls and I have tickets to the theater in San Antonio in November to see Chicago, so excited about that.

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  2. Pamela

    I like the wind turbines, I think that they are quite graceful. We have a turbine “farm” on the mountain opposite and I see them every day. I have to sympathise on your driving around Norwich, it was my home city for many years and the changes have been vast. I remember my Father driving us out one day and suddenly the road finished at a brick wall. A housing estate had gone up in less than a year and the road had been built over.

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