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Snow did not stop Play!

Mother Nature tried her best but snow did not stop the plan for the weekend. First there was a car journey, and then a lovely studio flat.

with its own swan nesting just outside.

Inside was snug and warm.

There was exploring

You stop me and tell me where we were whenever you like.

A schoolroom to visit.

A church to admire

Bet you know where we were now.

Now you know. And snow did not stop the Play.

My wonderful birthday present (yes that was back in the Autumn) from my lovely son Mr B. And it was very good indeed, and there may well be a live screening near you on April 11.

A truly wonderful weekend and just what we needed.



Comments on: "Snow did not stop Play!" (44)

  1. Macbeth always reminds me of O-level English Literature and how much I loved pulling apart the text, sentence by sentence! So glad snow didnโ€™t scupper your plans:)

    • A good play for O levels. I did Julius Caeser. English was one of my favourite sujects at school. I was so glad to be able to go last weekend.

  2. What a fabulous birthday present. I went to Stratford upon Avon with school about thirty five years ago and we got tickets to see Hamlet. It’s somewhere I’d love to go again as I can’t really remember much about it now.

  3. Ooh looks like you had a lovely time! What a fab birthday present! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. What a lovely gift! And no snow in sight. Itโ€™s such a pretty town, very lovely way to spend the weekend!

  5. How amazing to have the swan right outside! I would’ve been happy to sit and watch it all day but the play would be a massive bonus too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I hope the eggs survived as we had snow overnight on the Saturday till the Sunday when we came home.I spent a long time watching her and how she kept adding bits of grass to her nest.

  6. What a wonderful weekend for you! I’m so glad all worked out and you were able to enjoy the play, the swans, strolling around. Now I have a sudden urge to read Shakespeare! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. That looks just awesome, so much to see and do. Wow! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Now *that’s* a birthday present! So much better than flowers or a new sweater–you made lasting memories!

  9. M A R V E L L O U S in every way ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Fabulous! I’m so pleased nothing happened to prevent you enjoying your treat!
    I spent and wonderful weekend in Stratford about 35 years ago, with my husband, when I was pregnant with my daughter. We saw Hamlet one evening and then whilst my husband went off to the races, the next day, I decided instead to go to a Matinee of A Winter’s Tale which had the most beautiful set I’ve ever seen in a theatre. I sat next to a journalist writing a review and we had a coffee together afterwards and a wonderful chat about the play – so magical I still remember so many details of that whole weekend.
    Happy memories to store and revisit at a later date for you too by the sound of it. โค

  11. Ooh, Stratford! There’s nothing quite like live theatre and a great play well done. A wonderful treat!

  12. What a very thoughtful son to give you such a great present.

  13. Murtagh's Meadow said:

    What a great birthday present to get!

  14. Was the play good? We visited Stratford-upon-Avon 10 years ago to see David Tennant as Hamlet. It’s a great place!

    • Thoroughly enjoyable! It’s always interesting to see how different directors handle the various scenes. We usually go to a local theatre with visitng companies and limited budgets, it was great to see a production with bigger budgets. How fabulaous to have seen David Tennant as Hamlet. When I was at school I saw Robert Powell in the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds as Hamlet. You never forget the special productions do you?

  15. What a lovely weekend. So glad we got the snow and not you ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  16. Aw what a lovely present. Glad you had a good time. Always nice to get away, especially to such a nice place and event. X

  17. What a wonderful escape!

  18. claire93 said:

    sounds like a fabulous weekend away! Took me until the statue of Lady Macbeth to make a wild stab and say “Stratford upon Avon” to myself ^^
    Macbeth has to be my favourite of Shakespeare’s works, and even studying it for O levels didn’t spoil it for me.

  19. Sounds like a great weekend and it doesn’t look like they got the snow we had down here (even in Southampton!).

    • Freezing cold wind and snow flurries on the Saturday and maybe a couple of centimetres of snow when we woke on Sunday. For a hardy Yorkshire person, it barely rated as snow. We had had more at home when we got back. Roads were clear the whole way home.

  20. I’m so glad you were able to carry out your plan. I love that play, even though I had to analyse it to death at school. Was Christopher Ecclestone a good Macbeth?

    • Yes he had quite a presence, but fluffed a couple of lines.He managed to portray hero with madman very well indeed. Lady Macbeth was better. The witches were played by young girls. I had my doubts when they appeared in onesies, having said that they were very creepy with the dolls they carried and high pitched voices. If I had done the costumes I might have opted for Victorian dresses, but then they helped as stage hands too and the onesies were very practical attire.

  21. Sounds like a lovely weekend. Beautiful swan sitting on her nest.

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