Christmas trees, the cat and mice & our wedding licence

The first full working week of the year and for many it was their first day back to work after a long Christmas/New Year break. With a combination of illness and holiday, I had the office to myself for much of the week so a good opportunity to sort stuff out that needed some extra desk space.

The Lyme Lunge, a long walk home & hopefully my car is fixed

It’s been a Bassett’s sort of week as we moved from one year to the next.

Uni-sex loos, pop-up tents & networking

What do you think of uni-sex loos? I’ve touched on this topic before, always with a pair of Marigolds on, personally I don’t like them. However, if the Pilot Boat had them, then there would have been no need for an apology to the town clerk. More about that later.

A Christmas Carol, Christmas presents and the first of the Christmas parties

This past week has been all about the Marine Players and their performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’. They arrived on Sunday for their ‘get-in’ and brought with them costumes, scenery and masses and masses of chocolates and sweets

Oliver Ford Davies, Ian Gillan, the National Theatre and a trip to London where I got stuck in the bathroom

Film stars, rock stars, jazz stars and one of the most famous London clubs on the circuit. What an incredible week it has been!

Snow fall, our environmental policy and I finally get my wheels

Winter proper arrived in Dorset this week; there were reports of snow fall in Toller Porcorum (I saw the video evidence) and the following day in Dorchester. I wonder how many people rushed to the bookies to place a bet for a white Christmas…is that still a thing or do gamblers do it all online now?

Hyperthermia, counting sheep and a non-rolling roller-ball eye de-puffer from M&S

You’ve been wondering haven’t you? Go on, you were just a little bit curious about this week’s embargo given the previous week was the huge announcement about Sir Ian McKellen coming to the Marine. Anyway, remember that hunch I had, the one about the weather?

Embargoes, Danny Boyle’s Pages of the Sea and Prosecco Friday

The embargo was finally lifted this week. There were only 3 of us who knew but now the secret is out.

The clocks go back so it’s time to think about Christmas & my new car

Winter made a grand entrance this week; it wasn’t just the clocks going back an hour to Greenwich Mean Time but right on cue we had some incredibly cold nights resulting in icy windscreens the following morning. Of course I didn’t have to worry about that because I no longer have a car

Big announcements, beach takeover and soggy salty car seats.

We had not one but two big announcements this week. Our first one was to cut the cost of our Box Office booking fee. The other big event was opening the theatre’s own Box Office on Wednesday morning so people could buy tickets from us with NO BOOKING FEE AT ALL!