Saturday 1st August
Theatre has of course been another casualty of this pandemic, so the annual Red Rose Chain production giving us Shakespeare outdoors in amongst the trees at Jimmy's Farm just isn't possible. It would normally run every evening for the whole of August plus matinees at weekends. This year it's one night only live streamed to YouTube. Tickets and programmes all sold online, on a pay as you feel basis, to encourage extra donations.
We were ready. TV placed for best view all round. We can link direct to internet on this TV or we may go through Daughter's laptop to TV. Chairs for six with two families separated the right distance. Table for our picnic. Cushion for the dog. Blankets ready for later. Candles and lighter ready. Picnic made and Hubby has a couple of beers in the fridge.
And after the event we agreed it was great fun and very cleverly put together knowing the actors recorded themselves alone in front of a green screen and when they played multiple parts they could all be in the scene together, clever! Of course when our picnic had been eaten Hubby disappeared (he's not a Shakespeare fan), didn't spoil it for us and neither did the rain that came down towards the end as we just shuffled forward under cover.
Sunday Son came over and brought two flat packs. We chose and he ordered as our belated mother's and father's day prezzies.
Odd watching them work together but apart 😏
It took them longer to unwrap all the plastic, cardboard and polystyrene than to screw them together. Almost a race hahaha. So one either side of the pond and very comfy.
I had to give Monday's on-your-own-drive coffee morning a miss as I had the district nurse booked to come today to do both the COVID and MRSA swabs. I thought it would look bad to be socialising, however far apart, when she was booked because I'm shielding. Lucky I did as two of them came while my neighbours were still outside chatting. Very pleasant ladies, not pleasant tests but all done now. Phew!
And even he agreed it was really really boring!
I'll post this now as I'm in hospital and may forget later. Doctor said the operation yesterday all went well. I'm quite sore of course but they are sending people home as soon as possible, so fingers crossed eh?
Stay safe everyone.