The pictures on the news of the huge waves and the resulting flooding are terrifying though.
These are pictures taken in Cromer, the pier has almost disappeared under the waves!
The resulting devastation
|Photos from the Daily Mail website|
Houses have been taken by the sea in some areas and many people were evacuated into safe schools and community buildings.
I can't imagine how awful that must have been and how frightening.
But onto other things, our trip to the theatre in the last post was "interesting", quite an odd play with very little to do with cricket. Only 2 actors took on all the characters and exited the stage only to return wearing a different coat and hat to play the next part - quite confusing! We had driven a 50 mile round trip to drop all the children at their respective sleepovers (eldest was left in the city centre with a friend to get a bus to his destination -
not a great idea when you have a brain the size of a pea!).
After a busy week at work where the builder had worn himself to a frazzle he proceeded to nod off several times during the performance which was over 2 1/2 hours long. I nudged him frequently as I had visions of him falling over the seat in front and down onto the stage! The seating has an unusual arrangement on benches lining the barn whilst the performance is in the centre area.
The play itself revolved around 2 couples having affairs with each other and the resulting fallout!
However we would go again as it was a very atmospheric theatre!
Number 1 son appeared home the next day with tales of a broken down bus, an extortionate taxi fare, no credit on his pay-as-you-go mobile phone and no charge on his friends phone! An hours walk as they hadn't got the address of the friend they were due to visit..... a huge learning experience I feel!
The builder is away this weekend with friends on a music weekend - well I say music but have a feeling this will be dulled by quantities of alcohol!
I have been a Billy-no-mates and attended my works Christmas do without a plus one!
And last night I had a long awaited trip to the Theatre Royal with friends to see
Jason Donovan in Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
Oh and what a night it was, one of the best shows I've seen in a long time! We all loved it, the costumes, the music (proper sing-along) and the whole show and cast were superb. Sadly although we had booked it months ago we only managed seats upstairs near the back so next time (and surely there will be a next time) we will be front row!
Have you seen it?
Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, it was as camp as can be, but we loved every moment.
All has been trimmed up at home and there is an abundance of twinkly lights every where, as the builder is away I decided I could cope with tree purchasing etc, it may be wonky and could fall down at any moment but no one better complain! We just have a few outdoor lights still to go up but as all our ladders appear to be on other jobs (never any useful tools at home! and I include the Builder in that description) - the kids declined my suggestion that we pile some chairs on boxes and they stand on each others shoulders to reach the roof.....
My Dad arrives tomorrow for his annual visit (he didn't make it last year so this is the 1st time in 2 years he's been here) He'll arrive mid school Christmas activities so will have to be prepared to eat on the run and attend a carol service, ballet and possibly gymnastics!
Oh well it'll be a busy week! Have a good one yourselves - I am reading a few blogs but as it's usually on my phone I'm struggling to comment, and if I do manage a comment the predictive text usually makes it gobbldy gook!