Alice in Wonderland

On a wet Saturday afternoon, we were certainly not late for OUR most important date! dsc02115

We arrived to a special reception, where the little people were able to try their hand at some arts and crafts, ranging from making teacups through to decorating character masks.

Alice and the rest of the crew did not disappoint us, we were swept along on their whirlwind journey, meeting strange rabbits, encountering riddles, we came face to face with the Queen of Hearts and witnessed a chaotic tea party! (all before the interval!)



After the interval there was more fun and hilarity as well as lots of interactive activities.  It is a show that will entertain all ages and it was refreshing to witness a more modern take on this time old classic.

After the show ended, there was an opportunity to have pictures taken with the cast, some of them more mischievous than others!


What is not to love?

The show is on until December 30th at The Old Rep, Station Street, Birmingham.





Thought for the day – 4th July

“Every day we should hear at least one little song,

read one good poem, see one exquisite picture,

and, if possible, speak a few sensible words”



To be frank I would not do this everyday, but today, I will make a special effort and put some positive thought into this task; to those that are able to do this everyday, I take my hat off to you.

My list:

My little song: PJ  Harvey – Community of Hope – my daughter was humming the tune this morning and it has been stuck in my head since.

Read one good poem: I am not the worlds best advocate for poetry,  it always sounds wrong when I read poems aloud, yet the same poem can sound inspiring and moving when read by another. This happened yesterday evening at the end of a documentary about Serena Williams and her life in the world of tennis, she recited the following by Maya Angelou; Still I Rise.  You can not fail to be moved by how it makes you feel.

An exquisite picture: Now I could have pulled out all of the stops and stunned you with my extensive knowledge of art, instead I chose this moment in time.


Sensible words:

It takes so much more effort to be mean than it does to be nice, so be nice!

Do you have a list?

Happy 4th July!