Friday, 6 July 2007

The Bard strikes back!

Following in the same vein as Aunty Marianne, I had a conversation with Blodwyn's 6 year old son the other evening. He was telling me about his school play which was Goldilocks and the 3 bears in which he played Father Bear along with 3 other boys (there were 7 Goldilocks's at the last count) and the exchange went along the lines of:

Me: So it all went well then?

6yo: Yeah

Me: Everyone knew their lines then?

6yo: Yeah.........but the 4th years play was much better, it was about the war!

Me: The war? (Thinking WW2)

6yo: Yeah - one king killed another king and then he was killed and the first one that was killed was a ghost.

Me: Not WW2 then - was it the Civil War?

6yo: Nah! Don't think so............. I think it was by someone called William Shakespeare!

Me: (desperately trying to remember my Shakespeare) Do you know what it was called?

6yo: Can't remember - it was somebody's name.

Me: (Penny dropping) Was it Macbeth?

6yo: Oh yeah that's what it was called - Macbeth (a pause, and then with gusto and obvious admiration) ..............The songs were great!!!

Now is it me? I haven't seen Macbeth for a while but I don't remember any songs?!? This I would pay to see.

Monday, 2 July 2007

I've been tagged!

Aunty Marianne has tagged me. How exciting.

1. Each player must post these rules first.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Eight random facts/habits about me:

1. I can play the violin but have not picked one up since I was about 14 and it just wasn't cool.

2. I was my school chess champion and beat my little sister in the final!

3. I chew my fingers when I am nervous and when people die and stuff.

4. I AM NOT A SWOT!!!!!

5. I play a really mean air guitar.

6. I was thrown out of school.

7. I find it impossible to live alone.

8. I won a national essay competition at the age of nine - run by Cadbury's (I had to research and describe how chocolate is made) and the prize was a year's supply of Bournville chocolate.

There you go and now I tag Daffers, Minky, Doris Webley-Bullock, Joliet Jake, I know it is not 8 people but I am new at this and haven't built up a proper acquaintance list yet.