At the beginning of February it dawned on me that I had been writing my column in the Lincolnshire Free Press for a whole year. It hardly seems possible that I have managed to find something to write about each week. It’s been a great thing for me to do, forcing me to be disciplined in my writing whereas the blog is more forgiving if I lapse. In both places I am free to write about any topic I like – and that brings me an enormous amount of satisfaction.
Here’s my Happy Birthday message to myself in one of last month’s columns.
Happy Birthday Trish Takes Five
Despite me telling you that our next SADOS production was going to be Half a Sixpence, there has been a change afoot. We didn’t have the right amount of people and particularly not enough chaps, so instead we are performing a selection of musical theatre numbers and pop songs. Guess who will be returning to the stage?
Mrs Overall comes back into spotlight
Children’s birthday parties have been in the news lately – parents charging for no-shows, arguments about whether you can ask for money instead of gifts – so here are some memories of my own and Rory’s birthday parties to compare. The photo opposite is, I think, my sixth birthday, and there’s me in the top right hand corner, in the white dress.
I didn’t take a photo of Brown Hart Gardens when Dougie and I first found them in London last September. But on a second visit I did and am sharing this little oasis with you, along with my other favourite unusual places in the capital.