Thursday, August 23, 2007

Ain't life grand?

I have a guset post up on Shades's blog ( I am tempted to leave that mistyping in!) all about the Grand Theatre in Swansea. I could find very little information about its history actually and that has given me a whole new idea (which I am pondering). Anyway, I was in town yesterday and popped into the theatre to ask if I could take some photos.

The Duty Front of House Manager took me into the auditorium and I started snapping away. I'd taken a few when I realised I didn't have the flash on. I took a few more ... and the batteries died. Ever the professional, I had taken spare ones in case of this very eventuality.

None of those worked either.

I told the DFoHM that I had plenty and that would be fine, thank you, and left hurriedly.

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Have I mentioned that Daughter and Son-in-law are about to become proud owners of an allotment? They take it on in September and Daughter has set up a blog to record how they progress. She'd love it if you'd go and visit! (The blog that is - although you'd be welcome to visit the allotment as well as long as you take a spade and are prepared to work.)

We went to look at it last weekend. It is a very large plot that hasn't been tended for a year or so - it used to belong to Walter who grew cabbages. Husband and I are booked for a weekend in September to take our muscles and forks. I'm good at that sort of clearance gardening!

Several of the plots are completely overgrown and untended but, unless the tenants agree to give them up, they can't be handed on to the next person on the waiting list. And there is a waiting list. But to rent the allotment only costs about £20 a year so people hang on in the hope that one day they'll have time to do something with them.

I still find it hard to believe that my daughter is grown up, a good cook and now a keen gardener! (All she needs now is babies - as I have mentioned to them several times ... {it's okay, they just laugh at me!})


Elsie said...

Tried to visit your daughter but couldn't get there from here.

Your theater photos are grand.

Liz said...

Thanks, Elsie.


Age is All in the Mind said...

I also found it harder to get to than your blog or any of my regular reads as it wasn't easy to set up an RSS feed but I now seem to have done so.
It is a pity that her blog service provider insists on asking for email addresses in order to post a comment. That certainly puts me off doing so, but I will still visit and read. I remember when we started our allotment 3 years ago it was also in a really bad state with builders rubble and all sorts that needed clearing first.

Liz said...

Thanks, ageis. I'll pass on your comments to her.

mdmhvonpa said...

Ahhh, gardening. It's show of character that a man (woman) who can manage a slice of land - and that that same individual could also easily manage a pinch of flesh.

Anna said...

The link on your blog didn't work for me either!

I think (and hope) that I have managed to allow comments on the blog now, without it bossily demanding people's emails. (will be very pleased if I have managed this!)

JUST A MOM said...

I would like ti if my daughters woudl just get married. well the 2 older ones.

hi nice to meet you

Chris said...

A guset post, eh? Are you sure it's about a theatre - and not about knickers?

Somebody had to say it!

Liz said...

chris, oh, no, it's not! (Oh, yes it is ...)

Hi, just a mom, welcome! I got told off by a writing tutor once for calling a character 'Justamum' but it's what we are - underneath everything else!

mdm, I don't understand what you mean! Are you calling us fat?!

Age is All in the Mind said...

Looks like Anna has succeeded in allowing posts without email addresses being mandatory.

Here begins allotment chat!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I will go and read your post at Shades now. will also visit daughter's blog: sorry I'm so late with everything. I have been quite wiped out by the 43 C heat this week and then, as you know, just couldn't get into your blog!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I can't get into daughter's blog either.