.in my recovery position (feet up on the sofa) after an eventful day yesterday.
Our almost stationary car was hit quite hard by another in the third lane of a packed four lane motorway on the way to the city (all ok) to see the ballet.
Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty has a dark twist to it and was captivating. Starting in the Victorian era with Aurora as a (puppet) naughty baby, moving on to Edwardian times and her coming of age (stroppy teenager) then after her 100 years out, into the present day (hoodies and selfies). Vampires, sado-machonism, this is an adult version of the tale. I found the start a bit slow to work its magic, but that may have had something to do with the incident on our journey! The dancing was superb, the sets dramatic and the recorded Tchaikovsky wonderful and eventually it took me out of myself in that wonderful way that good theatre does.....
See a review here
Weather warnings led to an uncertain journey home (would the midnight ferry be cancelled?) and when we got to Loch Long an ominous lack of lights in the shore villages made us wonder....yes, there was a power cut.
So glad of the woodburning stove. I sat by it with a book all day today!
I hope you are having a good weekend.