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
Film stars, rock stars, jazz stars and one of the most famous London clubs on the circuit. What an incredible week it has been!
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?
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?
The embargo was finally lifted this week. There were only 3 of us who knew but now the secret is out.
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
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!
I was given a surprise gift this week by one of our lovely volunteers who had thought about me when she read my column in Lyme Online. The gift was a very fine mug with the tall dark and handsome, dashing and daring Poldark printed on it. My elevenses will never be quite the same now that I can sip from the top of his hat.
The moment October arrives that’s it, you may as well hang your stocking on the mantle piece and start wolfing down handfuls of Celebrations (except the Bounty ones, no one likes those). I really don’t know what has happened to this year, it has raced by.
Do you have an alter-ego? And if so, do you keep in check only to be let out on the odd occasion? Mine had a field day this week with social occasions at every turn.