Women of certain age who get to the top of the stairs, and forget why they are there.
Monday, 21 January 2013
Newton Hall and Hot Words at the Chilli
Must work out how to put photos in order on this site. A trip to Newton Hall with G and E and E`s mum C. We looked round the venue which is wonderful. They have booked for their wedding in April 2014. e got to see all of the rooms and my favourites are 4 and 8. 4 is a Chinese theme with a sunken bath. 8 is more traditional, but it looks out towards fields and the sea with a raised floor in a bay window and a huge stand alone metal bathin which you can sit and take in the views. We took advantage of a hog roast stottie, the lad was turning it on a spit and it was delicious. The gardens are great, but we couldn`t take advantage of a wander because of deep snow.
The other pics were taken at the Chillingham Arms on Friday at Annie Moir and Aidan Clarke`s new poetry and performance event wich will take place once a month. It was quite clear when I arrived, but soon afterwards the sleet started and not wanting to be stuck over there I left early much to my annoyance. I could have kipped on Jan`s sofa as her and Johnny were drinking downstairs, she said I could have, but home I went. The next event is 15th February and it will be amazing, a great line up.
Stuck in the house for the third day, but hopefully can get to the meeting at Central Library tomorrow, against the cuts. The last meeting I attended at the Old Assembly Rooms was good, Lee Hall and Anne Cleeves spoke along with Peter Mortimer and others, a really militant crowd with Ann giving a really moving talk about the people who will be affected such as the elderly. Lee Hall roused everyone with a challenge to the council, quoting figures and inspiring folks to consider camping out in the libraries.