As someone who rarely goes out socially - this has been an exceptional week. Monday - my friend invited me out to a pub for a meal with other friends. All on the spur of the moment - and did not give me time to think of an excuse not to go. l picked them up and drove [non drinker] and off to a lovely village pub. Even the drive there through pretty countryside was a joy.
The pub was a super friendly place - and they had an offer on for Monday Nights of fish-n-chips. We really enjoyed it all - and also they allowed dogs into the bar. So we met some friendly dogs and there owners. Amazing how dogs [and babies] get people talking together.
Then last night l was invited -by neighbours - to go to the theatre. Pam Ayres was on - and l love her. She is the same age as me - and also a animal lover. My neighbour is a ‘sound technician’ and has worked on most of Pam Ayres performances. So when we got there l met her husband in the foyer. He was selling all the merchandise. l was introduced to him - and he presented me with Pam’s latest book - in which she had put a personal message - signed- for me. As l cannot manage all the stairs etc - we were able to get a ‘box’ at the back. Had a good view - and could stand up and have a stretch when l needed to. Can’t bear sitting for more than a few minutes. So you would not want to be sitting behind me! lts 40 yrs since Pam won Opportunity Knocks. And her life changed - she still enjoys working in small theatres - in travelling distance from her home in Oxfordshire.
l also like writing a few poems. Usually, to add to friends birthday cards - and nearly always rather ‘rude’. So l had written down a couple to give to Pam - signed of course.