Eleanor arrived home from university on Saturday for the Christmas holidays. She went straight round to see her friend and her new baby, she's nearly a month old already and has changed in the few weeks since Eleanor last saw her.
On Sunday Eleanor and I went to see The Nutcracker at Leeds Grand Theatre. It's many years since I've been to see a ballet and it's a first for Eleanor. We had a quick look around some of the shops in Leeds first and then went for something to eat before the performance. We both really enjoyed it and it was a lovely festive treat which has got us both in the Christmas spirit.
Go To The Ballet was on my Fifty Before Fifty list but I never got round to it in the two years I was completing the challenge so it's good to know that I've eventually ticked it off.
I completed one or two things for my Project 60 after my sixtieth birthday, including seeing the Ceremony of the Keys at The Tower of London and going to the races.ReplyDelete
I'm hoping to get round to doing some other things I didn't complete on my list before too long.Delete
We got a leaflet through the door the other day for the Russian State Ballet of Siberia touring the country. There was Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Cinderella; this would be at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool in January. John looked up tickets, but everything was sold out!! I'm glad you and Eleanor were able to go and enjoy it. Best, Jane xReplyDelete
That's a shame. Some things tend to get booked up as soon as the tickets are released. I haven't seen Swan Lake, that's one I'd like to see.Delete
Good to see that you enjoyed yourselves. xxReplyDelete
It was a lovely thing for us to do together to start off the festivities.Delete
I love The Nutcracker, it's so beautiful. I'm glad you had a nice time out with Eleanor. I hope mother and new baby are doing well!ReplyDelete
It's such a lovely ballet. Lucinda seems to have taken to motherhood like a duck to water, they're both doing really well.Delete
Oh I love the Nutcracker! so so much.ReplyDelete
It was beautiful, we both really enjoyed it.Delete
Yay! for ticking another off your list and what a wonderful experience for you both. XReplyDelete
I'm really pleased that I booked the tickets, is was a lovely thing to kick off Christmas for us both.Delete
I just love The Nutcracker …ReplyDelete
So pleased you enjoyed it and had a nice time out with Eleanor.
A lovely start to the Christmas Festivities.
All the best Jan
It was a great way to kick off Christmas, a lovely day out.Delete
That's a great ballet to start with especially at Christmas. 🎄ReplyDelete
I agree, it's definitely put us in the Christmas spirit.Delete
It's been a long time since I've been to the ballet. I first saw The Nutcracker when I was in my late teens and loved it - what a wonderful way to start the holidays with your daughter!ReplyDelete
This is the first time I've been to the ballet for a long time and I've never seen The Nutcracker before. It's the perfect ballet to see at the start of the festivities.Delete
I bet that was a treat! What a lovely start to Christmas.xxxReplyDelete
We loved it. I think it may become a bit of a tradition to see a show at the start of the festivities.Delete
Well done for being able to cross another thing off your list and what a great time of year to do it!ReplyDelete
It was a lovely ballet to see at this time of year, I'd definitely recommend it to kick off the Christmas festivities.Delete
Wisps of Words was here....ReplyDelete
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