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Tuesday 29 May 2012

Time Out

Catherine had purchased tickets for the two of us to go to The National to see 'Travelling Light', it is a play she wanted to see as part of her course and she thought it would be nice for us to have some time in London shopping before going to see the show in the evening. 

I had been staying with my Dad while Mum was in hospital, visiting her and travelling to work from their house. My sister and I had been taking it in turns so we could both get to work and keep Dad company while getting to the hospital for visiting times as well. I think we managed by only taking one or two days leave from work each.

As time went on it looked like we might not make it to London, but we rearranged things so Catherine and I were able to go in the end.

We had lunch at The Royal College of Nursing, went to Regent's Street and Oxford Street for a little shopping, then to Convent Garden for an evening meal and on to the South Bank for the show.

The Queen in Lego!
Hamley's window

Travelling Light by Nicholas Wright

Words from the National Theatre web site:

Set in a remote village in Eastern Europe, around 1900, the young Motl Mendl is entranced by the flickering silent images on his father’s cinematograph. Bankrolled by Jacob, the ebullient local timber merchant, and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to help him make moving pictures of their village, he stumbles on a revolutionary way of story-telling. Forty years on, Motl – now a famed American film director – looks back on his early life and confronts the cost of fulfilling his dreams.
How had a twenty-two-year–old pretentious layabout made a discovery that would elude every other cinematic pioneer for years to come?

It was an excellent play about film, and a good day all round. Thanks Catherine. xxx


  1. So glad you had chance for some time out Lynn. Hope your dear Mum is doing ok...thinking of you all, see you very soon xxx

  2. I had a lovely day, thanks Mum xx

  3. Looks like you had a great day :)
    Hope your Mum is feeling better x

  4. Looks like you had a great day :)
    Love the lego Queen!
    Hope your Mum is feeling better x


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