March Blog 2022

Well, what can I say.  Brilliant.  However, at the dress rehearsal on Tuesday 1st we all thought “Oh goodness me, this is never going to happen” or words to that effect!!!   As it turned out all that was needed was your good selves, the audience, from then on we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  Hats off to Charlie on his adaption from “Wind in the Willows” making “Tales from the Riverbank” a true village panto as only Charlie can and to Marilyn, our ever encouraging director.   One found ourselves greeting each other by their animal character! Small groups got together to rehearse their parts.  Evenings torches were lighting the way for weekly gatherings when allowed in the village hall, including singing, some of which are still going around in one’s head!  The younger members who joined us performed brilliantly, stars of the future here they come.  The matinee on Saturday afternoon was full, the new curtains making such a huge difference to the atmosphere as it was almost dark.  Such camaraderie, fun and enjoyment, just what was needed during these troublesome times.  We of course felt as though we could have gone on for a few more nights, as by the last performance on Saturday we were all on a high and almost word-perfect!!  There are just too many to thank, they all know how wonderful they were and of course all of you that came saw for yourselves as everybody’s name was in the programme. Spectacular.  I won’t go on any more as I know there is also a piece being written on the panto, however, I just have to say it is a privilege to be part of this wonderful community, and we look forward to the next event, whatever it may be!

It was definitely third time lucky as on Tuesday 15th the Senior Christmas/Valentine/Spring lunch was enjoyed by all who came.  The table looked lovely, white with a red runner all down the centre.  Rose petals scattered all along the runner.  Vases of daffodils, crackers, dishes of cranberry sauce and bottles of wine.  The dinner itself was delicious, turkey with all the trimmings, Christmas pudding and brandy butter, cream, mince pies, coffee and mints to end.  Thank you, Sue, for the delicious turkey and Christmas puddings.  To all who provided and cooked the veggies, helpers, washing up and clearing away, only nine months until the next one!

Can’t wait to go out into the garden, 18 degrees outside at the moment, amazing.  Tea outside, I think.  Everywhere is starting to burst out into colour slowly, the green hedges of the bread & cheese the first to show.  Blackthorn just starting to bud, primroses and daffodils looking beautiful.  Not long before lambs are in the fields, cattle outside once again and dare I say it, maybe a BBQ at some point this week.  Busy times in the garden coming up, I can hear the mower going somewhere once again.  Lots of birds pairing up, even a hedgehog out the other evening.  Clocks spring forward this weekend, how wonderful.  Enjoy everyone.  Oh dear, here it goes again……..Dancing Queen!