The ballet Giselle, was mighty fine as we no doubt expected and as always the WILLIES provided terrific value for money.
Now for those that perhaps don't know, the Wilis are ghosts of the dead. Spurned women from doomed love affairs who inhabit the forests of Bavaria looking for men to exact their revenge on.
The Corps de ballet at the Royal Opera House give the Wilis a precision and the visual delight of one of the ever changing clouds of Starlings once so common in the British countryside. They literally move as one, and their veiled entrance at the beginning of act two is a theatrical delight second to non.
Anyhow enough about willies !
We stayed the night in a very comfortable hotel in Bloomsbury, where I slept all night uninterrupted by bulldog feet, terrier scratching and the Prof's early morning iPad glare. There is noting quite like a long sleep in a comfy bed.
I dreamt I was buying hats with Sandra Bullock
Freud sort that one out, if you please.
Anyhow , as usual I am digressing.
I share with you now the fact that my hair is thinning.
I only noticed it the other day when I took off my beanie after 24 hours solid wear.
I've always had thick brown hair now although still here and others may have noticed anything drastic, I have noticed it has changed perceptively
Now it's flecked with grey and feels like the mane hair of a pony
I look like my dad.
He didn't go bald, just a bit thin and it came as a bit of a shock to realise that my usually unruly mop is turning Gently South like the rest of me.
The Prof is practically bald and wears a jaunty hat to complete is usually natty ensemble.
I may have to stick to my beanie to keep the wolf from the door.
I'm typing this on the train home. The Prof is on the next table across, his work spread out , his laptop busy. Opposite is an Asian couple. She has just caught me looking at her husband and has given me a hard stare.
I wasn't ogling him.
I was looking at his thick black hair........