Lorna and I bowled up to Grandma’s place yesterday and we neally didn’t recognise it , as hanging over the door is a huge banner’ Uplands Got Talent Grand Final on 18 feb at 6.30.’ Don’t worry , just because we weren’t there for the heats doesn’t mean we can’t enter . So we’ve ordered the mini ice-rink and are perfecting our moves ( inspired by Blades of Glory ) to Ravel’s Bolero.
You’ve probably sussed by now the stuff that positively distracts my sad old scrambled brain- being with J,J & F / musicals / easy to understand, fast moving theatre or film / walking/ more walking esp if it involes a pub lunch or a good picnic /the sea/ water/ finding new places ( Lambeth Palace gardens and cafe are on the list )/being with fam and friends who talk about Rosie , share their vulnerabilities, cry and laugh with us / playing games /getting a virgin copy of the Evening Standard/ Old folk/my students …but there is one thing I’ve missed off – magic – I Love it . For my 40th Birthday celebration John cooked up a mean Greek lamb casserole, we had friends round , and they all had to bring a magic trick to perform after the meal , it was brill .( I even remember Christine bringing her own coffee table as she didn’t know if we had one ). Well last night I took a friend to ‘Conjuring at the Court’ .Its at a local pub and has the same format as a comedy night , but with magicians. I persuaded her it was fine to sit in the front row , and of course we were safe . The first act came on , and who did they pick , but her . She was their mind-reading prop and was centre stage for about 10 minutes . I hope her mouthing obscenities to me , didn’t spoil their act !
Seeing ‘The King’s Speech’ tonight.