Sunday, 10 November 2013

Tosca from NY and Habit of Art from NT.

This is what we saw last night.Tosca beamed from New York,live,to our local Film Theatre(part of Theatr Clwyd).It was amazing.I have only ever been to one opera before and that was twenty years ago.Friends asked us to go with them last night and I have to admit that neither C or I was keen.You really felt you were there and part of it.In December they are doing Falstaff, again from the Metropolitan Opera in NY.More are being done in the New Year.As well they are beaming in Corialanus from the RSC plus other Shakespeare plays.I f you have never been to anything like this I urge you to give it a go.It will be on at a film theatre near you I am sure.

Last Thursday saw us at the Film Theatre to see Habit of Art by Alan Bennet.This was a beamed in live production of this from a couple of years ago.Again ,excellent.

Next Wednesday sees us at the theatre again to see Mansfield Park.This is in the main theatre and is a visiting company.Theatre Royal from Bury St EdmundsA really cultural week for us.We are so lucky that in our small market town of 10,000 people we have this amazing theatre,just a five minute drive from our house and with free parking!!.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Hexagon blanket.

 Having completed the blankets(well almost!) for my two grandsons I have started one for my granddaughter,Ella,who is 14.She has chosen the colours from the Stylecraft Special DK range.The photo doesn't really show the colours off too well.They are turquoise,purple,mauve,teal,lilac etc.I can do a hexagon in 15 minutes and I can get 14 out of a 100g ball.They measure 5in or 12cm across so I can work out how many I need.
 Should I arrange them in rows
                                         or in flower shapes
                                          or randomly?

                                   Which do you think looks best?