As quickly as they begin they are over – time flies when you’re having fun so I make us soak up all that we can while we are in it so that we can remember afterwards and look forward to the next. I love the holidays and realise that whole for some it is much easier during term time to juggle work and life and sending the kids back to school a bit of a relief, for me I just feel sad and I hate wishing time away but I just can’t wait for summer when I will have them home for a full six weeks of undivided time!
The end of the Easter holidays, (it really annoys me when people call it half term – half term is half way through, the holidays come at the end) has meant going back to school without his lovely teacher for Jimmy and he’s sad. Which makes me sad. Florence is blue because her show is over and she was pouring all her energy into The Sound of Music she feels a bit bereft without it. And for Raffie he’s just as bewildered as I about where everyone has gone… We none of us feel much like going back to school thank you very much!
But we did have an awesome Easter with only a touch of sickness bug and from start to finish, all squished around rehearsals and performances, we packed in the fun! My mum says I never give anyone a rest but who wants to look back and think ‘wasn’t that day awesome when we sat down’ – instead we were at the London Transport Museum, the theatre, the zoo, the beach, the museums in Norfolk, the Sea Life Centre, the cinema, the park… We were all over and we loved it! Here’s some of our Easter highlights which of course also included chocolate!
And probably the most important thing which happened over the holidays was our darling girl playing Marta in The Sound of Music at the Norwich Playhouse for the Norfolk Youth Music Theatre. This was a group I was in as a youngster and a place where I met friends that I am still good pals with now. I am so pleased that Florence finds passion in the same things that I do and beyond proud of her for her dedication which is unrelenting – not once did she complain about all day and late night rehearsals – and easily as gifted as any of the teens and young men and women in the show and also for her talent. I may be biased but she was simply wonderful – this girl… Oh she’s a bit of a star already but mark my words… Her name will be in lights! You can read the Norwich Evening News review of the show here!