This might look like it's a post for the gentleman readers amongst us, but no, giggle giggle, it's the Lady Boys of Bangkok, well four of them anyway. There was sixteen on stage last night at the Baths Hall. There was a photo opportunity during the interval where you could have your photo taken with them, taken with your own camera I might add, for the extra special rip off price of £5. Did I bother, no I didn't. I stood with everyone else and snapped away for free. Another thing I didn't buy in the interval was an ice cream. The price was £2 for a tidly tub. I went to the garage across the road and got my favourite Magnum for £1.60.
As to the show itself, I felt it lacked something. The chappie who announced it had a Scottish accent which didn't really fit in with the theme. At times the dancing wasn't perfectly syncronized, some of the dancers weren't putting as much effort into it as they should have been, they looked bored. There was no scenery just black curtains, and these started coming away from the rail and had to be held together by people behind them untill they could get fixed during the interval. A technical fault. There didn't seem to be a smooth transition from one number to the next, the lights went out too soon at the changeover.
Some of the performers were not very feminine. Last time I saw it they all had womanly curves, this time some of them were quite flat. The grand finale at the end was spectacular but it didn't last long enough. In fact I think were were short changed as the whole show was only two hours, minus the 20 minute break. It finished at 9.40pm which I thought was too early. I have had a feedback email so I will be putting all this down on it. This makes it sound like it was a really rubbish show. Everyone else seemed to like it, maybe it was because I had seen it before in a different setting. Marks out of ten? Seven from me. It was alright, but not great.
I went to see Barry last night, he is still in hospital and it looks like he will be in a little while longer. Scruff is fine, he has his pal Rocky to go walkies with.
I am putting off doing any shopping untill next week. I still have lots of potatoes left, and some brocolli and cheese, and spinach. I went to town today, and bought six eggs, a cauliflower, potato salad, and bananas. I can manage with what I have in the cupboard and freezer. I popped in Aldi because I park near the store and walk into town. I picked up two items and went to pay. They had two tills operating, and the chappie said could I go to the other till, so I did. Then some more people joined the queue and the cashier told them to go to the other till, the one I was told was closing. I was quite annoyed. They never have enough tills open, one of the reasons why I don't like Aldi.
That's all for tonight, toodle pip.
The finished shawl
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