Monday, 17 December 2012

Treats


Carluccio's
Nutcracker

In between the Normal
We've had a nice weekend
Eggs Benedict at Carluccio's in Chester on Saturday
(Where the service from a beaming waitress offset perfectly (for me) the trauma  of Christmas Shopping.)
 And on Sunday we caught a filmed version of the Bolshoi's Nutcracker,
which as usual was a real delight.
No matter how many times we have seen this ballet, it never really fails to impress
I haven't any Christmas night's out planned this year so it was a lovely 
to have these two treats.
(even though during the Bolshoi's interval, when the great and the good sipped their mulled wine, I had to drive home and back from Prestatyn like Speedy Gonzales to lock up the hens!)

24 comments:

  1. Now that shows real devotion to the task of hen keeping. I'm sure most people would have enjoyed a tipple and chanced it until after the show.

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  2. Good Ballet whether live or on film is always a real delight

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  3. Now the Nutcracker Ballet brings back wonderful memories for me of taking my son to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for around 4 years or so. Saw Barishnikov and Gelsey Kirkland!

    You definitely deserved these treats!

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  4. My Sister and her daughter and some friends go see the Nutcracker every year. It's performed live at a University near their home.
    I appreciate that last comment about the hens. Everyone keeps asking me if I'm going to get hens and I tell them I don't think I want the responsibility...at least not now. And there you have it...I would not have wanted to dash home and put them up! Good for you though...

    Cindy Bee

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  5. I love that the hens took precedence - but hope that you got a mulled wine when you finally got home. I suspect not though - forward planning for another time perhaps?

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  6. I have never ever been to the ballet.........maybe one day. Glad you are looking after your flock!!

    Gill

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  7. The Nutcracker....a special treat at Christmas time...good for you for taking a little "you" time...I have to plan all time away from home with "who can care for the animals". 2 mini horses, 2 goats(actually 1 goat and 1 unicorn as one curious little girl climbed to high up in the barn and got tangled in wire and pulled a horn out!), 2 Vietnamese pot bellied pigs, 2 inside cats, 3 outside cats, and 3 outside dogs. Almost an Ark :)

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  8. Was that the Nutcracker that was beamed live to cinemas? My daughter had planned to go but thought it a tad expensive when it wasn't even 'live'!

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  9. I love it when Christmas nights out pop up unexpectedly. I've had none planned but had two so far as well :)

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  10. In between the Normal - love that phrase John...so much my life right now!

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  11. You're a good chicken daddy to dash home and check on the girls.

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  12. I've always wanted to see the Nutcracker live...one year.
    We have to arrange our evenings out (so few,so few)around our cat Sydney's insulin jabs and food.
    Jane x

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  13. I adore Chester. It's almost like being in Bond Street.

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  14. Living such a full life as you do, might we consider you a Rensaissance Man?

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  15. So were you out in the field with muck boots pulled on over your dress trousers? That's our man!

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  16. Ha, I have visions of you hurtling along country lanes in the Berlingo, people and animals scattering in all directions as you practically mow them down.

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  17. Going to the Nutckracker ballet was always part of Christmas for me as a child.
    Have an image of you in 'city gear' accessorised with muddy boots pleading with the chickens to 'do as they are b----y well told'!

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  18. Sounds like a nice weekend, and i'm sure you felt better upon your return after the interval knowing all your girls were safe.

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  19. How many speed cameras between Trelawnyd and Prestatyn?

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  20. Glad you had a night out - even if you did have to race around during the interval. I can relate - only for me the duration I can spend away from home is dependant on my greyhound's bladder.
    Good that you are getting your Christmas shopping done - I still have some to do (doing my Mom's for her this year as well).

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  21. How lovely John ..... Carluccios is always really good food and very reasonable we think ..... have you seen any of Matthew Bournes ballets ? We went to his production of Swan Lake at Sadlers Wells last Christmas and it was brilliant. XXXX

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    1. Yes I have enjoyed several of Mr Bourne's productions..... usually with my old mate Nu who lives not far from sadlers wells

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  22. I hope those hens appreciated it!

    I often wonder whether or not to go to one of those filmed versions of the ballet. I used to go to ballet in Birmingham quite a lot when i lived in the Midlands, and I do miss it.

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  23. Glad you traveled quickly and safely!

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