Sunday, 10 February 2013

Can You Hear The People Sing...?

Hurrah for not being at work on Wednesdays any more.  I can now do Orange Wednesdays and get a cheeky, cheapy afternoon trip to the cinema for half the price.
This week, therefore I had all my emotions wrung out with "Les Miserables"

I know some people didn't like the singing being live and by actors who were technically not singers but I loved it.   It's long been my favourite musical and, while I can understand others not getting on with the music, I find it very emotive.  Yes, I had a little sniffle as Anne Hathaway gave everything as Fantine, at Eponine's sacrifice and Jean Valjean's leavetaking and the finale.  Phew!

Back in the real world I finally finished THE BLANKIE!
Not as big as I first thought I would make but there are so many other things I want to do that something had to give.  Now to knit socks, The Girl Genius' new cardi, cushions... ... ...

This first week as a retiree has simply felt like a week off.  I have been told that this feeling lasts for a week or two then the realisation that you don't have work to go back to suddenly kicks in.  This can stimulate a good or bad reaction - I'm hoping for euphoria!   



  1. Ooh I loved Les Mis! Bawled all the way through but thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless.

    Love the blanket and congrats on your retirement ... Enjoy yourself!

    Love Claire xxx

  2. i saw "Les Mis" a couple of weeks ago for the very first time and loved it.I found my self totally transfixed. Love the blanket.

  3. I took an early retirement too. I was totally lost the first month. I had this niggling feeling that I had forgotten to do something...LOL