I first attended Eastbourne's Underground Theatre Sunday Film Club on the 22nd of April 2012. For one Sunday afternoon a month the theatre becomes a cinema showing, usually, a vintage film followed by tea and cake in the cafe. It's all very civilised! On that afternoon we saw The Clouded Yellow, a 1950 thriller starring Trevor Howard and Jean Simmons. I don't actually remember much about the film now, but my commented review says I thought it a 'fairly thrilling thriller' and I know I enjoyed the event as a whole because I went on to attend lots more of the films while we lived nearby.
a wonderful week of theatre trips and other cultural events that included a one man show about Oliver Reed, intense drama The Wife, The Mistress, The Chair and a screening of the Cloud Atlas film. The Sutton show was Sutton Theatre Company's production of Return To The Forbidden Planet which I remember was very funny and had an amazing futuristic set. If you live anywhere near Sutton, STC's newest show, the musical Curtains, is on from the 11th to the 14th of May and Tickets Are Available Here!
April 2014 was the first Easter since my Mum had died in the previous May and I was still finding it difficult without her, especially at a family-centred time like that. I delved into childhood memories and spent the day baking the Farmhouse Fruit Cake that had been my 'signature recipe' when I was growing up. The secret to a good moist fruit cake is to use cold black tea instead of milk for the liquid!
And this time last year we were still in our caravan, pitched up just outside Torquay to begin exploring Torbay and the flat hunt which resulted in our present lovely home. I was much less impressed with Widend campsite, but it fulfilled the requirements of peace and a convenient location! We had just been wooed by a visit to Totnes, still my favourite town around here I think, where we bought the Wild DVD I currently have for sale on eBay. It's a good film for walkers! Click the photo to buy!