Sunday, 21 August 2011

Busy Busy

Busy week just gone.

Monday, my wife offered my services to go and paint the church hall. As a non-churchgoer I was surprised they couldn't find any volunteers from the congregation. Blessed are the painters and decorators.

Tuesday we went to check on my mum who is 90 in a few weeks and just decided at the eleventh hour that she is too frail to attend her grandson's wedding. Fair enough really. If you can't please yourself at that age when can you?

Wednesday was our first visit this year to Nottingham Theatre Royal's classic thriller season. Death By Fatal Murder was a spoof Agatha Christie-type murder mystery. Next week it's the more conventional Strangers On A Train. Looking forward to that.

Thursday was results day at the college where I work during exam season. Some happy faces. Some not so happy. Not a good idea to let your mum tag along when you know you've not done very well. At least use the bus ride home to think up some excuses.

Friday was the wedding. My son, Robert and Poppy, his bride. Under the bandstand at Sheffield's Weston Park. Glorious weather. Couldn't have been better. Even the guy who wandered into the tent and helped himself to a drink while we were outside having photos taken gave the day an unusual talking point. A few coppers amongst the guests managed to send him on his way. Could be an idea for a story...


  1. Congrats to Robert and Poppy. It sounds a great spot for a wedding, despite being open to gatecrashers! Glad you were lucky with the weather.

    We used to go on a lot of school trips to see things at the Theatre Royal. I probably still have programmes for some performances - must have a look when I'm up to sorting out the filing cabinet again.

  2. Thanks, Joanne. I'll pass on your congrats.
    Theatre Royal is still a nice little venue. Every August the same company come and perform a different murder mystery each week. We try and get to a couple each year. I think people who never go to the theatre miss out on the special atmosphere.

  3. Hi Keith. It sounds like you had quite a hectic but happy week! Congratulations to your son and new daughter-in-law.

    Have you been busy working on the up-coming competitions? I'm having a go but nursery rhyme characters aren't really my bag!!

    Oh by the way, I'm now blogging at

    See you on 7th! : )

  4. Thanks, Angela.
    I struggled with the latest quarterly story about 'buried secrets' but I managed to put about a thousand words together. I've put one in for the Mary Street romance.

  5. Yes - congratulations on the wedding, Keith. They certainly look as though they're enjoying their day!

  6. Thanks, Frances. They did. Everything went to plan.

  7. Sounds like you've been having fun.