Saturday, 23 April 2011

This week

On Tuesday, my mother treated Honor and I to a trip up to London to see the ballet, Cinderella at The Royal Opera House. It was very exciting travelling through the big city on the coach. It is such a contrast to our countryside surroundings. The buildings are so huge and the streets so busy with people coming out of work who all looked so tiny. We passed The Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral to get dropped off at Covent Garden. We wandered around the square for a bit, looking for somewhere to stop for a drink, but everywhere was packed. So we decided to go straight into the Opera House and have a drink in their very grand bar. We pre-ordered our drinks for the interval (which has always worked well whenever we've been to a show at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. Saves queuing. ) But when we came to collect our drinks, mine had been knicked and so we spent the whole break queuing for a refund. The ballet was very lovely, though. Isn't it amazing how a story can be told without using any words? Honor was thrilled by the performance, particularly at the comic moments of the ugly sisters. The journey home was painfully tiring though. We finally got home at 1.30am. I was hoping for a lie-in in the morning, but little Hope woke up as usual loudly announcing that it was "Timmy-Time!"

The weather has been very hot. Yes, hot. I don't know how I'll cope when the summer comes! Hubby and I have been doing lots in the garden. We got some wooden pallets given to us by the church and Hubby has made a large planter and a wheelie bin screen out of them. Honor has helped make an Easter grotto in one corner of the garden. We put up a crucifix with a crown of thorns hanging on it and built a tomb out of rockery stones. I shall try and get some pics tomorrow when we have our egg hunt.

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