So, we’ve had a very little snow, and it barely stayed for half a day. Other than that it is cold, mainly clear and rather bracing when we carefully venture out for short periods of time. The bird feeders in the garden seem to be constantly needing filling – and the cheeky squirrel trying to pretend he’s a blue tit when he’s hanging off the perch on the seed feeder just makes me smile. Happily he (she?) and the birds seem to get along – and when the birds think (s)he’s had enough they let him/her know.
DTs moves into a bit higher gear now as we enter intensive preparations for Sleeping Beauty in March. All coming along well so far – just need to produce the tickets so the Box Office can open! This weekend’s job I think.
Having started 25 hrs work a week from December I am really enjoying (and benefiting from) my shorter hours. I don’t feel exhausted all the time, and I’ve had the time to do lots of those little things that get overlooked when working flat out full-time – like cleaning, ironing…. No, but also some of the fun things too. Will and I spent a couple of lovely days in London last month – seeing Bond in Motion (an exhibition of James Bond’s vehicles), followed by dinner at Brasserie Zedel (great premises and excellent food) and Shakespeare in Love – great show, see it if you get chance. We also had a mooch around one of my favourite markets at Spitalfields – an antique market mostly the day we were there – and a very eclectic collection it was too!
Also had the time to join Becky and her colleagues at Reelscape Communities – doing great workshops and motivating kids through practical work with film industry professionals. Keep an eye on their blog for fascinating developments and great pictures of the kids engaged in what they are doing. Loved seeing the excitement when a big camera was brought in for them to operate!
Read some good books too – watch out on my Goodreads (on left) feed for all the ratings and reviews. NB this isn’t everything I read – just what I think deserves a wider audience. Latest rave is Sally Gardner’s The Door that Led Where – once you pick it up you just have to finish it!