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.
I 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.
I 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.