I've always loved reading and this is the latest crop of library books. One of these should have gone back to the library yesterday- so I will have to pay a fine!!! I was at work all day and then straight onto the theatre- so had hoped someone else might take it back for me!!!!
Afraid this is a cheat- as I didn't take this photo. I would have done but unfortunately wasn't allowed to!!! I went to see Dirty Dancing with my best friend last night and it was an absolutely fantastic show. It's one of my favourite films and judging by the audience- most of theirs aswell. People were singing along, joining in the dialogue and dancing away the whole way through. The atmosphere was absolutely electric. Groups of girls really dressed up dancing in their seats. The 2 girls infront of us danced along the whole way through- the gentleman next to them was really bemused. He offered to fan one girl in the interval to cool her down!!! I've never been to a show where the atmosphere was so charged. The dancing was absolutely amazing and the music is wonderful anyway. At the end - the lead male character strode through centre aisle past the audience and onto the stage for THAT final scene. When 'Baby' was in 'that' lift- the audience erupted. Not sure if it ever doesn't work- but the actress looked thrilled to have completed it!
I managed to find these photos from the show online. If anyone loves Dirty Dancing and gets the chance to catch this show touring- you won't be disappointed.The photos don't actually do the show justice- the lighting created beautiful backdrops and visually created the 'water' scenes which were spectacular. The staging was also great- rotating stage and the dancing platform became the bridge 'Baby' dances across.
We also went for a meal beforehand and bottle of wine- which was my birthday pressie to her. Her wonderful daughter organised it all and bought her ticket. She asked me if I'd go with her- and although I was a bit shocked at the ticket price I am soooo glad I went with the extravagence. It was paid for in February anyway- so well in the past!!!!!!!
These are the fuschia's busy flowering away in the garden at the moment. When we bought the house a lot of aunts and my mum's friends gave us cuttings or plants- and this is one of them.
The big hanging basket is still flowering away- the fuschias are in their prime at the moment.
They are so pretty- and I know I've included this fuschia before- but it's still going strong.
I send my best wishes to Anne's dad. HE sounds a lot like my dad. He's only been in hospital once- but once he'd been there a day or two he just wanted to be home. He was all for pulling his drip out and marching out in his pj's.