Thursday, 3 August 2017

Friday's Blog



I won't have time to blog tomorrow so here is Friday's post!
A few people have asked why I was in London on Tuesday...well the best reason ( but not the only one) was that I managed to get tickets to the Royal Ballet for The Prof, who adores anything classic! ( he is working in London all week)
The Russian Marinsky Ballet was performing Swan Lake and although the tickets were very  expensive, the experience was absolutely sublime .
Viktoria Tereshkina as the White Swan was glorious but it was the precision of Corps de ballet that really brought a tear to the eye!
I had to  thank My Sister and Eirlys who looked after  William, Mary and George at the last minute and Greta who took in Winnie!
I feel sorry for Greta's dogs who normally share a lovely comfy bed in their classy kitchen....the big girl ousted them for the duration

Ps it was lovely to meet the village lady with frothy labrador today! As we said hello , she told me that she loved going gently.....

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  1. Look at Winnie getting spoiled! I love it!

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  2. Not spoilt, just demanding!

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  3. winnie sure knows how to make herself feel at home.

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  4. Doesnt look like winnie missed you much. She sure manages to take over. What a girl...gotta love her

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  5. I have my own theories. We shall see if they are true or not...

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  6. Have you ever seen such a comfortable looking dog! Very nice of Greta's dogs to let her take their bed :)

    Glad you could get away for a tryst with the Prof!

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  7. I can't remember how many times I have seen Swan Lake .. I have seen it down with Baryshnikov and Nureyev and Carla Fracci and oh ... what's her name .... Carla Fracci .. The American Ballet and the London Ballet ... my husband took me to my first ballet at Lincoln Center NYC ... The Nutcracker at Christmas time .. I miss the ballet .. so glad you go to go .

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    2. Eh! what has the tennis player got to do with ballet.

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    3. LOL, Natalia Makarova ... she dances, not sure if she plays tennis ..

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  8. Love that squishy face.

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  9. One of the (many) great mysteries of classical music is - why were Piotr Chai's ballets such flops at their Russian premieres? All three of them are brimful with such heart-stoppingly intoxicating melodies it's scarcely believable they could be rejected as being 'unmusical', yet they were. No wonder the poor fella gave up on the medium thoroughly disheartened, not writing them any more. Our loss - and such a loss!

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  10. Winnie just needs a Tutu !

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  11. "(but not the only one)" is intriguing. The mind boggles. Were you down there to get a visa from a certain foreign embassy? Perhaps to La-La-Land?

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  12. Oh, I would so love to have seen that ballet.

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  13. Retirement suits you. Did you get my email?

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    1. Yes! The hats have already been bought xx

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    2. Really??Wow, dead chuffed!!

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  14. So glad you and Prof enjoyed the treat. Well deserved to both of you.
    PS Best pic of Winnie yet! Hahaha

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  15. Glad you had a great time, it is good to grab these moments isn't it. All the sweeter for being a little unexpected.

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  16. Glad you enjoyed the ballet. I have seen the Marinsky version of "The Nutcracker", that was an absolute delight too.
    Winnie - your priceless - you look sublimely contented !

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  17. Russian ballet - what an uplifting event!

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  18. THAT is one contented dog!

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  19. Have always wanted to see a ballet and an opera...maybe there's still hope...

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    1. At Christmas time, go see the Nutcracker ... a perfect First Ballet.

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    2. Come to Edinburgh! The International Festival has just started and you'll be spoilt for choice. La Boheme is on my list!

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  20. How wonderful to see the ballet! I have never been to one but I am sure I would like it. Winnie looks like she is part of the bed! :)

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  21. Loved snuggled sleepy scrunched Winnie . . .
    Delightful pic . . .

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  22. HA! That picture of Winnie is priceless!

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  23. That photo has got to get a 1st in the flower show..

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  24. Oh John, how I envy you that ballet.
    Good luck for tomorrow.

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  25. I envy you and the Prof! I share his love of classical ballet. Rarely do touring companies come to my part of Canada.

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  26. Wonderful Winnie dreaming sweetly. Have a good day tomorrow.

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  27. Gorgeous, gorgeous Winnie and oh my, those wonderful wrinkles. I only wish mine made me look that adorable. I saw Swan Lake performed at my local theatre some years ago but sadly Odette was a good foot taller than Siegfried and the lifts were a little strained. Glad you and the Prof had a lovely time at your production.

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  28. So do I. Reading on...

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  29. Hahaha, that pic of Winnie is so runny!

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