26 Nov 2012

WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEKEND ?



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It often happens that I have nothing special to do during the weekend, but this time it was a very busy one !

We had our yearly painting Exposition in the party hall of the Waterloo retirement home.



When the paintings were all hanged up, we started with the flower arrangements which Annie had made herself at home and her husband helped to carry all these pots and baskets and we put them on the table.
Here I am with my accessoires and then posing in front of my paintings, except the clown which was painted by Annie. (in the blue pullover)



We put the flower pots and baskets and my little things on the tables. It looked very nice.

In the evening I went to the theatre together with Dominique and Nicole as we have a season ticket and it's once a months



We first had our supper in the Theatre's restaurant, which is very cosy and then crossed the court of this old farm to the entrance of the theatre.



Three cats watched over the spectators presenting their tickets.



The play was "La Dame en noir" The woman in black (story here) by Suzan Hill. It was a real thriller only performed by two actors  and very poor decor ! Two chairs a ladder, an old desk and a wooden trunk with secret papers in it. It was amazing, how they played sitting in the train or carriage with the appropriate sound and the movements on their chairs, and I had to laugh when I saw the poor young notary in a bedsheet which represented mist !

The play had started in London's West End in 1989 and is still being performed there, becoming the second longest-running non-musical play in the history of the West End, after "The Mousetrap. We enjoyed the play very much.

The opening of our Exposition went very well.



The entrance to the Exposition hall, leads through the reception hall of the retirement home.



We were ready for our guests with salty and sweet goodies, champagne and juices.

The next day we opened again at 11 pm and slowly, slowly people started to arrive.



In the afternoon, I thought my head would explode, from all this talking and explaining but it was a lot of fun too. At 5 pm I collected all my decorations and my paintings and dispeared discretely. I was so tired from being there the whole day together with two other volunteers, while the others only came for an hour or two. I thought they also could work a bit. There are always some people in a group who are very talented to do the less possible !

When I came home Mr. G. was in Bresil to watch the Formular 1 and I rested my burning feet and after a movie on TV went to bed early.

7 comments:

A Lady's Life said...

It is always nice to be busy and meet people and discuss nice things like paintings and decorations.
Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Jo said...

What a busy weekend just before you leave for Egypt! I love the idea of the play with only two actors and simple decor. Would make for very clever acting. Your paintings and the rest of the exposition looks like fun. Glad you could sneak off home and that Mr G was in Bresil watching Formula One, so at least you could rest! Grant missed it (Grant says would you mind asking Mr G who won!) We came home to a great sadness which I posted about today. We both felt terrible last night and went to bed at 7.30! (((Hugs))) J0

diane b said...

It is tiring running an exhibition. I'm glad it was successful. It looked very nicely displayed. Well done.

Maribeth said...

I was also in bed early last night. 9:30. And I fell instantly asleep! My weekend was just jam packed!

claudie said...

What a nice painting exhibition!!! A marvelous decoration and atmosphere! I imagine you were happy to go to bed after a such event and the super show! I would want to be with you as you know I love theater! Tonight I go to a new association theater!!! A lot of fun in perspective after the hard journey with the pupils!

jabblog said...

What a busy weekend. I'm sure you slept well, deservedly so. You certainly put on a lovely exhibition.

I went to see 'The Woman in Black' with two of my daughters a couple of years ago.

Loree said...

It sounds like you were super busy. I love your cat paintings. I had read The Woman in Black a few years ago.