Wednesday, 25 February 2009

An exciting day

Yesterday was an exciting day for me…. my birthday!  Yes, another one.  They do seem to come round more quickly each year, don’t they?

It was a grey and dull day but that didn’t detract from my day!  As a treat we were to go to London to see a show called the Jersey Boys which I had long wanted to see.

We got ready to go out and had decided to take the bus to the rail station.  Waiting at the bus stop with about 8 minutes to go we noticed an Interlink van driving out of our road.  Hubby realised that a parcel he had been waiting for might have been attempting a delivery.  As soon as the van came towards us at the bus stop he flagged it down.  The driver expecting a hold up by a couple of wrinklies looked quizzically as my husband explained.  Yes, the package was onboard so it was signed for and duly handed over.  Right!  A quick sprint to the house and I’ll be back, according to  Hubby.  There was to be just enough time before the arrival of the bus.  I waited thinking that if I could just see my husband coming out of our road I would be able to delay the bus long enough for him to catch up.  The clock ticked, and ticked.  At last!  Around the corner he rushed just in time to arrive at the bus stop simultaneously as the bus!  Unbeknown to me as he was locking the front door a ParcelPost van drew up wanting to deliver a box of flowers for me!  Quickly they were accepted, placed in the hall, door locked and then the rush to return to me at the bus stop.

Once at the station we bought our rail tickets to travel by train to Victoria from where we were to continue our journey to Leicester Square by Underground.  Since we were early we decided to have a drink and a spot of lunch.  How civilized!

imageNow the time was coming to enter the Prince Edward Theatre.   We were to be sitting in the grand circle.  Settling down we waiting in anticipation for the lights to dim and the production to begin.image By the way, we sat in two of the red seat pictured in the picture on the right!

The musical show of Jersey Boys is based on the electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. With spectacular performances of their hits, follow the rollercoaster journey of a group of working class boys from the streets of New Jersey, who worked their way to the heights of international pop stardom.  The show featured many memorable hits, including: Beggin’, Oh What a night, Can’t take my eyes off you, Sherry, Walk like a man, Bye bye baby and Baby, big girls don’t cry to name but a small selection of songs preformed.  Follow this link to read about the story of the Four Seasons  You can even get a taster of the music as well as some clips from the actual show!  image

Actually, one of the scariest thoughts was that here we were clapping and singing our hearts out to music from over 40, yes, 40 years ago!!!  Gulp!  It was especially hard when I looked around me at some of the audience and fully realised, here were all the wrinklies….mmmmm.

We had thought about having a drink and a meal to round off the evening but decided just on a drink, travelling back home to invite our daughter over for a take away pizza with some bubbly!  A wonderful end to a brilliant day.

What were the flowers and who were they from?  Beautiful cream roses with purple irises and some lilies in between from one of the boys, wasn’t that kind?  Who loves ya baby!!!?


Myfanwy said...

What a lovely day you had. Belated birthday greetings, Pat. Glad you celebrated in style.

makeyourpresentsfelt said...

Lucky girl! and happy birthday - glad DH managed to catch the bus!!

ZudaGay said...

Sounds like a wonderful day!! Happy Birthday!!!

Chauncey said...

What a fabulous way to spend your birthday!

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday:) Happy belated birthday greetings:):)

Pam said...

What a wonderful birthday you had. Thanks for sharing the details of your special day!

Judy Nolan said...

Happy belated birthday, Pat! Sounds like you had a perfect day. I enjoyed reading about your adventures.

thewildhare said...

What a wonderful birthday, Pat! A fantastic story full of much love and delight! Congratulations on being another year young!

TheresaJ said...

Well happy, happy birthday. What a wonderful way to spend it!

Alis said...

What a wonderful and eventful day you had.
~Fancy not telling me it was your birthday!
Happy belated birthday xx

AltheaP said...

I'm so bummed that I missed your birthday. If anyone deserves on-time birthday greetings, it is you Pat dear.

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