Welcome to the blog! I hope you've had a good week.
I am still in tidy up mode and have come across a lot of old theatre programmes and souvenir booklets from the 1980s and 1990s so here they are for this week's Five on Friday. Thanks Amy for the link-up, do have a look to see the other ideas.
One - Bodnant Gardens
It's been over twenty years since we visited this beautiful garden in Wales which is odd as I was so impressed with it, particularly the laburnam arch. I must go back.
Two- Shows in London
Always a treat to go to the Royal Opera House. Although some tickets can be very expensive, you can buy some for as little as £11 as long as you don't mind a restricted view.
The Globe Theatre is quite different to other theatres. Open to the elements during the summer months and closed over the Winter, you can buy a Groundling ticket for just £5 and watch the likes of Mark Rylance, who recently played Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall on TV, as we did back in 1998. Mind you, be prepared to stand up.
My favourite ballet is Coppelia.
Three - Local Shows
The local theatres have a good range of shows that tour the country, some with famous stars or local amateur groups.
Four - Wildlife Safari
There are a few places to take a safari in the UK. Here's the guide book for the West Midlands Safari Park where a giraffe popped it's head into the window looking for a snack. Aren't they big!
Five - National Motor Museum
Beaulieu has the National Motor Museum full of beautiful vintage cars. In November there is the annual London to Brighton veteran car rally. Not connected to the museum it is still fun to see these old cars. Here's the website with more info.
I have enjoyed looking back at all the old programmes. I expect some places have changed quite a bit since our visits.
Cheerio till next time.