Sunday, 17 November 2013

Happenings in Boye By Red Corner

Hello all!!

Lot's has been happening in the Red corner. I seem to be constantly on the go. However, I needed a break from working on Dreamland and this last week was spent having dinner with family and friends, shopping, reading. And for some reason I've been quite tired too. Every once in a while, I get a week when I am tired after I get back from work and need a good couple of hours to get back to me! And need to stay low for a dew days.

So, here is my week in pictures:

Xmas shopping has already started in London. You'd think there is no recession in this country by the amounts of people shopping. I only bought a few essentials from Uniqlo. And spent a while at a haberdashery department, but in the end, didn't buy anything (purely because the line at the check out was so long).

Apart from Xmas shopping in London, lots of other things are happening in London. One of them is The National Theatre's 50th birthday. When we went, the theatre was full, the foyer as well as the shop, and the three theatres. I took a few pictures of an exhibition in the foyer of the theatre, marking the anniversary. 
First, the amazing Maggie Smith, a good few years before Downton Abbey:

Laurence Olivier playing Othello, when it was "accepted" to "black up" if you are a white man playing a black character (quite ridiculous and disgusting):

The ever wonderful Michael Gambon when he was young:

Me and Samuel Beckett (only time we will feature together, unfortunately. I am in the background, taking this picture):

And then, Ian Mckellen. He looks like Keith Richards, don't you think?

Next few weeks will be super busy too. I am resuming work on Welcome to Dreamland, (so, so much to do), meeting lots of friends, going to theatre, not to mention work. The problem is that I have started reading my favourite book and I have no idea how I will get to do all the things and not just stay put and read. The book in question is Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure. I read it first time at university over ten years ago and till today, I have never read anything that good. I might do a post just on that book soon. So, after all these years, it is time to read it again. I was supposed to do lots of things at home today, (clean the house, life admin, things like that). I only managed changing bed sheets and doing laundry. In fact, I better finish this post too - I want to read a little before bed time.

What are you are up to these days? Are you busy, or taking it easy? And what book are you reading at the moment?

Have a lovely week everyone.

Red xx


Mary Jo said...

Hello Red, thanks so much for stopping by and especially my new Magical Mined blog :) I really appreciate it that! Sounds like you are busy--I know what you mean about being tired after a week of working hard, that happens to me all the time. I'm just coming out of a sluggish 2 weeks and have so much to do! Loved seeing the Christmas decorations in London. I know that feeling of leaving a store because the line is too long, but luckily this only happens about once a year :) Also that pic of Ian Mckellen is amazing! Can't wait to hear how your Welcome to Dreamland project is going and now you have me thinking Jude the Obscure should be my next read.

xo Mary Jo

sepatuholig-Grace Njio said...

Great post!