As ever, there’s lots going on in life, all exciting and all wonderful… of course we have our fair share of stresses as do any family with little people, school, homework, exams, hormones etc etc … but it’s all good and certainly makes the world go around!
We continue to love life in Warwickshire and the joy of having the RSC just around the corner in Stratford-upon-Avon is particularly wonderful having managed to jump on tickets for the final week of the production “Wendy and Peter”.
It’s the most delightful adaptation of the Peter Pan story with amazing staging and a beautiful tale; I had tears streaming down my face throughout!! I’m sure that like Matilda did, it will go on to see huge success in the West End so if you see it pop up, I thoroughly recommend you grab tickets!
(In the pic, I’m standing behind one of the costumes used in Elizabeth I recently on display throughout the theatre … I’d love to put one on!!!)
I have to say, the sun always brings out a sense of adventure in me. I’ve always loved spontaneous trips, so we took off to Wales at the first sight of blue sky and walked for miles across sand dunes along the coast, it was truly beautiful … other than the fact that my wellies suddenly developed a hole so I had one wet sock!
But, not to be perturbed by any discomfort, we made great fun out of Mummy leaping across streams and pools of water with the use of just one waterproofed foot for help … silver linings and all that jazz!
Last weekend held another last minute trip, this time to Crufts. It had been in the diary for months but I wasn’t certain we would go as there’s a lot of homework and music exams flying around at the moment so I find the need to balance rest with play at weekends quite important.
However, my son has desperately wanted his own dog for years and seeing as we’d just had such a positive parents evening, I thought why not?! He’s been very keen on a Pug for ages so I wanted the chance to take him to see lots of different breeds and learn about their personalities and needs whilst also lapping up plenty of cuddles.
We had an absolute ball and walked our feet off around the Birmingham NEC … what a HUGE venue it is?!!
Anyway, it then came down to a Pug and Japanese Shin or a Border Collie. Personally I’d like him to get a Heinz 57 as my Mum calls them, so when the time comes, we will check out the local RSPCA and see who needs a home but it was great for him to get a feel for the different personalities! He wants a chum who he can train and pootle about with, I think a collie cross would be perfect … we shall see!!
In the meantime, one dog, one cat, one rabbit, one hamster and four chickens are keeping me busy!!! … can you guess who produces the most work in the cleaning out department? All I can say is, it’s cheaper BUYING eggs!
Love to you all and catch up soon