18/10/2014 § 1 Comment
Last week, I escaped for a whole afternoon, caught the train to Southampton and took my place amongst the audience at the Mayflower Theatre, and totally lost myself in the story of an eccentric toymaker, Dr Coppelius, and his dancing doll.
Delibes’ magical, melodic score brought the dancers to life and I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed myself.
I’ve booked another treat for the New Year – the Russian State Ballet are visiting for one performance only and I’m going to be there!
Enjoy the weekend.
20/01/2013 § 2 Comments
I’ve had lots of happy:smiley moments this week, and here’s a selection …
Snow – snow day from work, baking in a warm kitchen, quilting whilst watching the drifting flakes, laughing at Flora as she encountered the white stuff (for the 2nd time in her little life), throwing snowballs for the collies, feeling their excitement as they chased each other over pure white meadows, watching garden birds enjoy a mealworm feast to keep them warm, feeling like a child again!
2 barn owls & a deer – fleeing moments caught in the headlights, in one evening, as we drove through the woods at twilight. And just a few minutes from our home – magical! (not my photo above but courtesy of Google images with a link to original source)
The Sleeping Beauty (photo from English National Ballet website) – yesterday in London, tears welled up at the beauty of the Rose Adagio as we sat, enthralled by the music & magic of the ballet. Unforgettable Forever Moments – with my daughter, remembering my mother. Two years ago, we sat up late into the night together, in floods of tears, comforting each other and choosing music from this ballet for Mum’s funeral. The ties that bind us together across the generations lose something in the telling but are overwhelmingly feelings of love and beauty – ‘Thank You, darling’.
Lunch with my daughter, at Gordons – great food and excellent company. You’re beautiful, funny, confident, sensible, amazing, thoughtful and totally remarkable. You must take after your father!!!
What a lovely week.