The plot was quite complex, and the play featured Leo as both pig and innkeeper, Pearlie as a highwaywoman, and an assortment of other engaging characters such as talking horses, a fortune teller, a strong man, a duke and duchess, gypsies and ballgoers.
It was pretty much as chaotic as I was expecting (quite a lot) but was remarkable for the fact that everyone was clearly having a good time. I thought all the kids worked together really well, supported each other, and managed to tell their story clearly and with panache.
My photos are rubbish, but here are just a couple to show the kids’ costumes.
I am particularly proud of Leo’s ears and tail. Here they are by themselves, for any knitters reading!
Other recent events have included:
- my birthday yesterday. I got lots of lovely presents and Allie made the most delicious lemon drizzle cake. Thanks and yum!
- watching cousin S. playing violin at a gigantic carol concert involving children from all the local primary schools
- painting and decorating
- artistic endeavour – Leo is churning out comics and graphic novels, and P. made a beautiful slot-together Christmas tree to go in her bedroom window
- a lovely library trip, where we all made serendipitous discoveries on the shelves at every turn