Sunday, September 07, 2014

Coming Down To Earth ( AT LEAST My Mended Left Foot has!)

AT LAST! The Zimmers have gone! The Crutches too! ALL were hurled back to The Countess last week.The Countess, btw, is the local hospital...not some cranky old aristocrat who lends out walking aids......
All I'm left with now is a walking stick and I'm determined this disappears ASAP. The Consultant has signed me off but I'm still having physio: walking imaginary tight ropes, banging about on a tread mill etc. All to strengthen my poor little ankle!

It's been a weird 9/10 weeks. Not fun hopping about on one leg and all the disadvantages that entails...but in many ways, I'm appreciating my usual good fortune: my family, friends, home.....my life in a nutshell. Some lovely weather, great reading, chats enjoyed with welcome friends, a fair bit of TV in the evenings.... after an enlivening glass in the garden, still warm and gorgeous, sun- soaked with gold at closing of day...  ...and more writing has "happened"....more than I've done for ages. SO definitely POSITIVES. And my "Carer" (R) couldn't have been bettered...

PS: I expected to weigh m'self after 8 weeks and break the scales...but have stayed EXACTLY the same...THIS is down to my amazing Carer ( lots of salads/good eating) plus the fact I couldn't smuggle in my usual choc bars...Hmm.

ANYHOW here's a few snaps. Some were taken before the fateful July 3rd.
They include: Days out ( but not a lot as you can imagine) a Jolly to Greece in May (Skopelos, which was wonderful) family Birthdays, whatever......

























Saturday, July 12, 2014

"MY NEW FRIEND, ZAZA The ZINGY ZIMMER..."

                                          Here she is, my strong reliable new companion.....

I am now the proud possessor of 2 Zimmer Frames: one lives upstairs, one lives down. This is Downstairs Zimmer, christened  Zaza. She will support me for at least another 24 days, when hopefully my left foot can once again be permitted to touch the earth......AND YEY, I'm counting those days!

 I made Zaza's silvery/glittery  acquaintance 10 days ago at the Countess of Chester Hospital...can't fault the great care I had there......after rushing towards M+S Food Hall and falling in Eastgate St, thereby breaking my ankle.....

BUT I'm hoping Normal Life will resume ASAP....Fingers Much Crossed.... 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

THE DAYMONS: TELFORDS WAREHOUSE,CHESTER

OK, you can't make Glastonbury this wk?? Try The Daymons in Chester in July, details above!

Friday, June 13, 2014

" Decades Apart...."


 Here are 2 snaps: a boy, a girl, both pairs pictured in the same location. It's Bridge Street Row, Chester......BUT the pictures were taken DECADES apart!!
Top: me, plus brother, A. Below: grandson, G, just 9, plus granddaughter, A, nearly 6.
                                          History Repeating Itself Yet Again!!
AND PS: For more about the little boy in the top picture, please see: www.vividbrush.com

Saturday, April 26, 2014

ADDENDUM...

   Me Thinks I've Solved The Problem......Snap Successfully Imported........Fingers Crossed!

"CATCHING UP........Pleae Don't YAWWWWN....!!"

OK .
No posts for almost 4 months. Pretty Darn Despicable, Don't You Fink???
But here goes.
A hectic fun few weeks..... and I'll attempt to fill gaps.

***BUT No snaps.....I'm presently failing in publishing my stuff to Blogger..... and I've no idea WHY .... THIS has REALLY been the main reason All Has Been So Mouse-like Quiet....
ANYHOW ( fingers X) I'll eventually work out what's going on ...! ****

What've I been up to??

Straight after New Year, St Ives. Incredibly lucky. Many suffered floods, winds, storms...but we had days of bright blue sky, yellow sun, salty-fresh sea breeze....
and after too long an absence, we fell in love with Cornwall all over again...

Also a visit to Harbury ( village near Leamington Spa) to check on my brother's new hip ( NOTHING will keep this man down) and last week, to Our Friends From The North, newly established in their lovely new holiday home on the Menai Straits....

LOTS OF THEATRE/CINEMA TRIPS:
Some Films:  "Kill Your Darlings", "Saving Mr Banks", " Long Walk To Freedom"...

" Warhorse"( NT Encore) and " Private Lives" ....

"The Fabulous Beast Dance And Theatre Company" at The Lowry ( Stravinsky: " Rite Of Spring") and also at The Lowry, a fine production of Chekhov's " The Seagull".
AND Lowry again this week: " The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain": ultra talented musicians....

Ballet Rambert at Theatr Clwyd: including the Stones " Rooster" ( Christopher Bruce) which I last saw with my son ( in L'pool)...... at least 15 years ago.....

ALSO Theat Clwid : The best production of " Under Milkwood" I've EVER watched....

Lunch at Forest Hills, Frodsham, as part of Frodshams's Festival......with local playwright Tim Firth charming his audience...

THEN AGAIN Theatr C: a Lunchtime Picnic Play. This was a "snippet" from Arthur Miller's " Elegy For A Lady" ....Great idea. Watched a scene or two while scoffing a rather delicious picnic lunch, generously provided at a minimal cost by Theatr C....NB: NEVER SEEN such huge slices of yummy cake....

And again Theatr C: a children's production of CBeebies popular show:  " Charlie And Lola"...along with O and A, both aged 5.........EAR PLUGS advised! The Littlies express their delight in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS...!

Liverpool Playhouse: " View From The Bridge" ( Arthur Miller) Stunning ...set, acting, sound..although nice if the school kids in the audience stopped their tittering...!

Chester Theatre Club: " Beauty And The Beast" ( adult panto!) also " Honor" ( one of their best productions ) and " Hancock's Last Half Hour" by the visiting White Cobra Company.

Tip Top Theatre: super new play by local writer Mark Newman " Useless Beauty" which I could gladly see again....and also a hilarious production of  " AVENUE Q"....Fabulous Muppet-like Show for adults....Tears of laughter shed by 95% of audience....

Ashton Hayes Theatre Club's " The Cripple O Inishmaan". A long established but clearly thriving theatre club in a Cheshire village.....

Gladstone's Library, Hawarden: Talks from writers Melissa Harrison and Tania Hershmann

Wintery Writing Workshop led by Gill McEvoy and Judi Ugonna. Lots of food for thought and some interesting pieces ensued...

Waverton Good Read: featuring Lezanne Channaclan with her 1st book " Jelly Bird"

AND cant possibly omit local Music Theatre's  " JIGSAW"' production of " The Firebird", including my grandson, G, aged 8. This is a fabulous enterprise, much appreciated by children/their parents alike...( AND, of course, their grandparents...)
MOI? ..................Very proud indeed!!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

"Hope A Happy New Year is On The Horizon.....And Here's Some Snaps Of Our Christmas......"...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted by PicasaLovely times with family, friends....
AND a Panto ( Tiptop's " Snow White"....fabulous............where A met SnowWhite.......G appeared on stage with Simple Simon...........and O "named" the panto rabbit " Arthur"...in honour of his OWN toy rabbit, the much loved Arthur....)
PLUS " The Snow Queen" at St Mary's ( adapted by Russ Tunney with Matt Baker's music, gorgeous as usual...) and various gatherings where lots of fun was had.....