Tuesday, May 15, 2007

"Time Spent With Friends"

A good weekend:
On Friday, we took a trip to Theatr Clwyd ( www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk ) with Friends of LitFest ( info@chesterlitfest.org.uk )
We enjoyed an explosive version of " Suddenly last summer" by Tenessee Williams....
AND yes, "explosive" WAS the right word! ( Angst, drama and madness!)
Our visit also included a fascinating backstage tour and a tasty supper in the restaurant before the play. An excellent evening.
(Theatr Clwyd, by the way, is in Mold, on the borders of England and Wales. )
And then we headed off to the Lakes, to our friends who live on the edge of lake Coniston.
HE rows acoss the water to work, SHE keeps bees, makes honey...
Constant rain on Sunday and no walking, but lots of chatter and laughter.
And a HUGE roast dinner compensated more than amply.....


Blogger Anne S said...

It all sounds very "Swallows & Amazons". Loved those books when I was a child.

7:32 am  
Blogger apprentice said...

Sounds a perfect weekend to me.
You've made me hungry now with all that talk of food.

2:09 pm  
Blogger Lucy said...

All sounds very delish!

3:35 pm  
Blogger Philippa said...

So lovely to live on/near water. Do you remember the film, 'On Golden Pond' with Katherine Hepburn & Henry Fonda? I so envied their life by the lake, the loons, the boat, the wonderful tranquility of the place. Oh to be retired.......we live very near to the River Dart, a beautiful river. I suppose we tend to take it for granted more than we should. It has otters and kingfishers though we've never seen them. What is it about water?

5:45 pm  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Beautiful photo! What an idyllic weekend ...

2:04 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

Yes, so did I.
And I can STILL picture the cover now!

I'll have to take care in future.

It was!

Yes that was a wonderful film.
I read recently how Jane Fonda took her son ( or possibly daughter??) with her while filming this with her father, Henry.
The grandchild said it was a marvellous time...getting to know his/her grandfather while said g'father was working AND all being together in such a gorgeous setting...

Did you go to the Lakes on your travels all those years ago??

2:49 pm  
Blogger Philippa said...

Jan, the child in the film, the son of the character played by Jane Fonda and her husband, who I think played a dentist(?), was actually Jane Fonda's son in real life.......so, whilst he was getting to know his grandfather in the film, it was also his real-life grandfather!!

3:37 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

Philippa, thanks.
I loved Katharine Hepburn in this. So beautiful.
Gives hope for Elderliness, I say...!

4:36 pm  
Blogger marlyat2 said...

Water to work, bees to keep: sounds so satisfying.

6:29 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

And the way you put it, it sounds even better!

6:54 pm  

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