It's all going really well so far today - I have completely traumatised Boy 2 (aged 10). Last night I watched him and his classmates prance about in black T shirts and trousers doing highlights of Macbeth. As usual I was stuck in the corner, behind the father who used to play rugby and the father videoing it all. I couldn't actually see Boy 2. Jeez, what if I got the night wrong and went to the other class's performance?? I am pretty sure it was Daphnes4Boyz though, what with the state of the art mini-theatre complex, complete with hospitality suites, private boxes (for parents with over 4 boys at the school), crush bar, sur-titling facilities and the sponsorship of Kleinwort Bunsen ("Sponsoring education since 2001: our financial products are like your children - expensive and impossible to understand!").
This morning I got all YouTube-y and showed Boy 2 the Polanski Macbeth beheading scene. I remembered it as very jolly, especially as Macbeth kept saying his lines as his head bounced down the steps. Boy 2 however burst into tears and I had to go and confess to his teacher what I had done. Note to self: if any doubt remains about my suitability as mother/primary teacher/any situation where tact and sensitivity is involved, it has now finally been removed. At this rate I could be an MP or a tabloid journalist..
Shakespeare aside, here spring has sprung and naturally my thoughts have turned to getting a cat. What?????!!!
|pic from Cats of Australia!!|
In other news I read this which was beautifully written but very bittersweet, in fact sad. Great review of it here
|Pic from Booksnob blog|
I am now reading this.
|pic from Amazon|
I am rather sated with all my murder/detective novels and have been casting around for some more light hearted, soothing reading, with some decent prose
What do you chaps turn to, to cheer you up? I mean BOOKS!! I do not want to hear your sordid tales of vodka, Mars Bars and Dennis Quaid in the Big Easy ! (oops, actually that's me).
|Watch out for the gator baby!|
I had a lovely look at the Persephone website. They specialise in 20th century writers who have fallen out of print. So the hope of some charming writing and plus, the covers and endpapers are lovely. Tempting. I just happen to notice they have a shop in Covent Garden, London....
|Pics from Persephone website|
Better go, Grandma Whacker is coming to stay. Another reason to regret the Macbeth beheading upset. Better go wipe my YouTube history and get Mr Quaid off pause..or should that be "paws?"