" My Last Blog Before Christmas:Hope Your Christmas Is Exactly What You Want It To Be...."
BUT a highlight was writer Margaret Murphy's gripping talk at AGM of Friends of Chester Lit Fest ( see email@example.com, also see http://www.chesterfestivals.co.uk/)
Liverpudlian born Margaret is a highly succesful crime writer ( http://www.margaretmurphy.co.uk/ ) with nine internationslly acclaimed psychological thrillers to her credit. Her most recent books are " The Dispossessed" and "Now you see me" And they do seriously THRILL!
Amongst her numerous credits, Margaret is founder member of Murder Squad ( see http://www.murdersquad.co.uk/ ) Vice Chair of Crime Writers Association and recently she was appointed a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. She's a super lady and the Friends delighted in her company
On Tuesday I ran a workshop at Chester Theatre Club ( http://www.chestertheatreclub.co.uk/) where we "made" monologues after a fun half hour "creating " characters( I thought monologues particularly suitable for actors??...and my "hunch" came off: we ended with some great readings) We also looked at CarolAnn Duffy's brilliant collection " The Worlds Wife" ( reading monologues by Mrs Aesop and Pilot's Wife)
On Wednesday a trip to Theatr Clwyd for new film version of Waugh's " Brideshead Revisited". I believe it's had mixed reception BUT my friend/I loved it. It's long, but time flew. And we were particularly impressed by wonderful Emma Thompson as Her Ladyship. A future dame?? ...
And Saturday there was a relaxing trip to friends living at the bottom of a hill on the edge of the Cheshire Plain ( MORE ex neighbours who moved away: see post on 18:11:08)......HAVE we said something??) This included mulled wine at their local PO by Cholomondeley Castle... and the hugest roast dinner imaginable. An excellent start to Christmas...
SO that's it until next year.
Hope all Bloggers have a Merry Christmas ( or wotever sort they really/secretly want...!)