Saturday, 28 March 2009
I know, I know, it's been a while since I got to writing here. We've been a bit busy what with one thing and another. There was Mother's Day last weekend where we all went out for a meal with Mum and my brother Michael. We went to a local pub and had a lovely time. The kids got to run about in the pub garden, so they enjoyed themselves too. Michael took plenty of dodgy photos of us.
Tuesday I went climbing with some friends from the Bewdley Mountaineering Club. It was good. I didn't manage to get up the big grey wall at the end of the room, but I have only got up it once anyway. I also somehow acquired a massive blue bruise on my calf without actually noticing.
Wednesday was totally mad. I worked until 3.30, then drove like a mad thing to a doctor's appointment. By the time I got out of there, I had 15 minutes to get home, eat something and get out again with Donny and Mum to get to Stourport for Donny's show.
Donny is in the choir at school and they have been learning the songs from the Sound of Music. Last week we had a letter home saying "Could you please provide a black cloak so they can pretend to be nuns. We will provide the wimple. Oh, and they need to have a von Trapp outfit underneath."
A von Trapp outfit?? Of course! I always keep one handy! In my airing cupboard, right next to my stack of black cloaks!
So the search began for a black cloak. Apparently the local supermarket sell them. I went and asked and they pointed out that they only sell them at Hallowe'en (obviously). So I tried the joke shop - way too expensive, and it came with fangs, fake blood and a small rubber stake. So I bought some material and made one, which took me ages, but looked pretty good. (Donny lost it at the end of the show and it never came home with us).
Meanwhile, someone suggested that the von Trapp outfit could be a green check school uniform, so I had to buy one of those too (Donny's uniform is red). At least I can pass it on afterwards, to a friend whose child goes to a school with that uniform.
There were 4 schools taking part in the show. Each of them did a few songs and a bit of acting from different musicals. There was "Oliver", "Mamma Mia" and "The Wizard of Oz" as well as "The Sound of Music". It was a great show, and the kids did really well. It was a great evening out.
It just remains for me to say:
So long, Farewell, Auf wiedersehen, Goodbyeee!