Last weekend I went to see the musical ‘Everybody’s talking about Jamie’ at the Apollo theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue in London’s Soho.
I had been looking forward to it for a while. I love humour mixed with triumph over adversity because it’s so uplifting. The story is based on the experiences of Jamie Campbell, a young man from County Durham whose youthful aspirations to be a drag queen were turned into a musical.
The play is set in Sheffield, think the type of adversity experienced by the Full Monty boys with the same dash of humour. It was brilliant. I LOVE people who dare to be different. We saw the understudy, Luke Bayer, perform Jamie New, the lead character and I’m so glad we did because he was excellent.
Before arriving at the theatre we headed to Brixton Village to eat. It’s undercover there and you can experience street food whilst not actually being out in the street. A bonus when the mercury is below zero and it’s snowing. I’m not good at grabbing my camera, I never think to get it out, good for living in the moment but bad for remembering it. I did photograph the cats (in the photo below) at a cafe though, they were going nowhere and looked so like they were waiting to be served that no one moved them on.
Needless to say we went elsewhere and had some wonderful vegetarian Mexican enchiladas.
Other than the weekend’s lovely interlude, the last few weeks we’ve been travelling all over the country, visiting relatives and organising things. Sadly, later this week that will involve a visit to Wales to attend the funerals of two elderly relatives who died within days of each other.
In between the visiting, I’ve been working on jewellery making and collecting more vintage pieces for my Etsy store (samples shown below). I’m so so glad I left my job when I did and started to do something I really enjoy. It’s also a good distraction when life goes a bit sideways!
I made something for myself too…
I used to have a sign hidden on a wall in a corner of the garden that said ‘if nothing goes right go left’. I loved the sentiment but it had faded to the point it could no longer be seen. So I found a few bits of copper pipe in the garage and together with shells and glass I made this to replace it. It felt right to use what was available to make this wall art/suncatcher instead of buying something new, I felt like I’d done what the sign told me to and gone left!
Wishing you a lovely week and lots of good things….and if nothing goes right, go left!