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in The potting shed
Being from Finglas myself I find breandan efiiiiinnnnnnnnnnn funny
Back from the cinema opera live. It was great, the screen was huge and they showed the real stage just as it was happening, including the prop changes in the intervals. Flo would have liked that!. It was a little known opera, Francesca da Rimini, by the New York Met. Francesca has to marry one of three brothers. She and Paolo fell in love, but the brother the parents made her marry wasn't him, it was the one with the gammy leg. Anyway, it all ended in tragedy and death, as usual. They will be doing a great programme from next autumn, with Tosca, La Boheme, Prince Igor and others.
Then we went for a pizza at OH's favourite pizza place in a very old building with exposed stone walls, beams and a proper pizza oven.
It's pouring with rain now. It was nice this morning and we gardened, but it started to rain when we went out.
I hope you all had a good evening, so full of mine I didn't say anything about yours.
You sound as if you had agreat time Liz. Our local cinema does the special viewings, my daughter and I plan to do a ballet, but never seem to get together at the right times (sigh
Going to Cornwall this year - OH would not approve
Going to visit my first NGS garden tomorrow, well sort of, Went to one where I lived before and couldn't see what was special about it, Definately didn't spend 45mins looking at the garden and found it very ordinary so was put off. i am assured, weather willing, that the one tomorrow is good
I expect yours is pretty good Pam
Got a surprise when I went outside this morning - ice on the birdbath. That wasn't forecast. And temp in the greenhouse just 0.5C. And the nights are forecast to get colder.
Glad someone enjoyed their opera last night. I only like the ones with happy endings. Don't want to go to bed and have nightmares. I did see the Magic Flute, on DVD, a few nights ago, when there was nothing on telly. Also have a few others stored away for rainy days.
Photo from the jolly frog party yesterday. They like to play this piggy-back game ...
Morning Gary and forkers to come.
Liz, that sounds a great evening- esp. the scene shifters! I've been to one opera, an outdoor prodution of the Marriage of Figaro but we'd had a long and tiring journey and I was extremely hungry so too tired and grumpy to appreciate it. Must do it again sometime (not the tired and hungry part).
Great froggy-back pic. Gary. Presumably you lurk somewhere and use a decent zoom. I love the look of the water too.
Caz - FloDragon I love it
Happy St Paddy's day to all , on this cold wet miserable morning ,
Oh, yes, forgot it is 17th today Lots of Welsh and part-Welsh on here - wonder if we'll have a goodly Irish count today.
Happy St Patrick's Day to Derek and those to arrive.
Why thank you Flo,I think evey one's Irish today
It certainly felt like that went I was at school - a convent grammar, so you can imagine
Morning all. Not fully awake yet. My kitten has decided that my nose needs grooming so will not stop licking it.My son left a tin os spagetti whereshe could clean it out last nicht so now she has peachy coloured nose and cheeks
Morning everyone. Bev, the nose-lickling is probably to cover the guilty conscience for eating up the spaghetti!