Monday, 26 November 2012

Beginning to feel a lot like winter

Well winter is definitely on its way. The fire is lit, the heating is on and its still cold. Sam, Oscar, Harley, Travis and I are all competing to see who can get closest to the fire and I'm losing.
In between the showers we have had a few dry days so some nice walks with Sam but in this weather it's time to do inside jobs.
We have replaced several of the stove parts ready for winter, stocked up on coal and finally put the first coat of paint on the spare bedroom walls. It's supposed to be a cafe au lait colour but it seems a little darker than that, still its a nice colour, very dark and makes a change from the cream scheme in the rest of the house. I'll post up a photo when the second coat has gone on.
MP and I have managed a few little trips out on our own. Weekend before last we went to the cinema to see the fabulous Skyfall. Have to say, really like Daniel Craig as James Bond and this has to be one of my favourite Bond films ever.
This weekend just gone, MP and I went to Manchester for a quick wander round the Christmas market and to see Greenday's American Idiot at the Palace Theatre. The market was packed, so busy that you couldn't really see the stalls for all the bodies and the price of everything seems to have gone up again this year, £4.50 for a bratwurst! 

Town Hall Square all lit up and there's Santa.

We didn't stay long it was too crowded for us so we headed towards the theatre and stopped off for a coffee at Nero's on the way.

You can't have a Nero's coffee without one of their lovely lemon muffins

And finally onto the show.

Now I love Greenday and American Idiot was one of their best albums ever but I'm not sure about the show. The 3 leads were excellent, the set was ok but the choreography was awful, very amateurish.  Having seen Tonights the Night (live) and Mama Mia (on dvd) I expected the same kind of thing, with the songs highlighting the story but it didn't feel like that. It felt a bit cobbled together with the story almost an afterthought and the songs didn't add to it. For me they could have just stood there and performed the songs, it would not have deterred from anything at all. Still, it was a nice night out.

I have done some scrapping but the light isn't great at the moment so no pictures. I'll remedy that this weekend and get some on the blog.

Until then x


  1. Sounds like you had a fab time .

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