Thursday, December 06, 2007

He’s behind you!

Both the kids, and a lot of their friends, put on a lovely panto performance for an appreciative audience this morning.

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

9 comments:

Em said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday! Fantastic knitting, especially like the ears!! Wouldn't mind a hat like that....

Liza said...

Happy Birthday Dani!! :)

a said...

Happy Birthday - cake sounds delicious and panto looks great

Nic said...

Happy Belated Birthday :) ears and tail are fab, panto sounds great.

Gill said...

Happy birthday for yesterday! I'd be proud of the ears and tail too :-)

Lisa G said...

Happy birthday Dani, I wish I could knit like that!

Helen said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday. The kids costumes are great!

Jax said...

belated happy birthday :)

Di said...

Happy birthday!