Friday, 1 August 2008

I've had ...

... a very productive, if expensive, couple of days.

I was at the Glitterpot yesterday morning doing a class with Jane Gill. This was the orchid class I couldn't get in on back in April/May because it filled quickly. Anyway, I've done it now and glad I did! A very enjoyable morning and - my brush control is improving!! I'll be adding more detail about this class in another post, in due course. I'll probably do one post covering all my recent classes .......

Still on the crafty line - Postie bought me a nice surprise today - lol! Every so often Hobbycraft ask their mailing list members to complete online questionaires. I usually do them 'cos they don't take 5 minutes and they put you into a draw for a chance to win some vouchers. Well, I never win anything but today my post included a £10 voucher to spend at Hobbycraft. I'd been one of 50 picked out in the draw from the last questionaire - woohoo!!

Yesterday evening I went to see my 6 year old grand-daughter in her first show. She joined some dance classes locally a few months ago and they have been working towards this show for what seems like forever! I thought it was going to be put on locally (in the village) and just be the little ones showing parents & family members what they could do but, it turned out to be a full length production. They'd hired a little theatre (seats around 150 to 200 people I guess) and they're putting on 4 performances over 3 days and it's open to the general public. Opening night was last night. There was a performance tonight and they're doing a matinee and evening performance tomorrow. The show they've done is The Wiz and I have to say it was very good. The performers ranged in age from around 3 years old to late teens (virtually adult). The only thing that spoilt it was the sound system - the music drowned out the singing! Somebody had been rather lax in not checking that out properly, methinks - lol! Grand-daughter was a Munchkin and was on stage for 2 scenes, which lasted around 5 minutes altogether. The little ones looked so sweet! Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take photo's - :0(

Today I had even more fun! Went to garden centre and bought some garden furniture. Now that's exciting!! 6 chairs, table and parasol, although we already have an overhanging one of those, stored away, but this one comes with the set. It's being delivered Monday, along with manure for my shrub bed and loads of bark (weed control - haha!). Really pleased with the furniture though, especially as I got it half price. Just got to sort out the barbeque now. Hubby wants a gas one, not that I consider that to be a barbeque but, as I won't be using it .............. :0))

Thanks for dropping by .....

2 comments:

Greta said...

Bit of a tantalising pic of your orchids. Can't wait to see them properly.
Garden furniture looks good too lol x

budge said...

Glad the show went well. Like the garden furiture. I recommend a gas barbie aswell.


Sylv x