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Cycling Danes

Denise and Tracey visited a castle in the country today. At the end of a successful days touristing, Denise then tried to get herself run down by a cyclist. Meanwhile we decided that mum needed to walk 250 miles, mostly … Continue reading

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DNA Mate

Back when I was roaming the far reaches of New South Wales as Simmo in David Williamson’s The Removalists, one of my lines that always caused more mirth than it deserved was “DNA Mate!” Having beaten up and killed Kenny, … Continue reading

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A month in three days

We’ve been fans of John Simm ever since first seeing him in The Lakes. He has an amazing intensity and edginess that makes watching him a joy. We equally enjoyed him in Life on Mars and as a wonderfully evil … Continue reading

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A handbag?

A few months ago, Mirinda sent me a link to an ad for a production of The Importance of Being Earnest with David Suchet playing Lady Bracknell. This was an opportunity too good to miss. I bought a couple of … Continue reading

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Bump it with a trumpet

I’ve seen a lot of musicals in my time (been in a few, too) but today I saw the best one ever. And not only that, I also saw the best performance in a musical ever. The musical was Gypsy, … Continue reading

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Wandering the streets

Up bright and early at about 10 this morning. Such a gloriously comfortably undisturbed sleep in we had. At first the day was a bit blue but it quickly went grey when we decided to head out. Not that that … Continue reading

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The driest Martini

When you ask for a dry vodka Martini in the American Bar at the Savoy, this is what you get. And it was the driest Martini I have ever had. Superb. The reason we were at the Savoy was because … Continue reading

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Living in London

There’s something quite special about going to the theatre in the West End and getting a taxi home afterwards. None of that squeezing into disgusting Saturday night Tube trains then having to put up with the drunk run to Farnham … Continue reading

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Terminus

Tonight we went to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre to see Alan Ayckbourn’s 77th play (he’s written 78). It was written in 2013 and is called Arrivals and Departures. The last Ayckbourn play we saw was Neighbourhood Watch, his 75th play. … Continue reading

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Perfect Nonsense

We had a theatre-in-London day today. Ages ago we booked two excellent seats in the Duke of York’s theatre to see Stephen Mangan and Matthew Macfadyen in a delightful new Jeeves and Wooster. It was the funniest thing we’ve seen … Continue reading

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