Christmas Shopping

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Yes, you read the title correctly.

I did some Christmas shopping yesterday.  Belle and I had previously discussed the possibility of taking the girls to see ‘The Lion King’ when it comes to Sydney at the end of the year.

I received an email advising of the pre-sale release of tickets for ‘The Lion King’ so I have bought tickets to the show for Miss O and Izz for Christmas.  Belle and I will take them to Sydney to see the matinee session on New Year’s Day.

By being organised I was able to take advantage of the pre-sale offer and have managed to get excellent seats at reasonable prices.

2012-02-28 01This is a perfect solution as we will not see the children on Christmas Day this year, nor do they need any more ‘stuff’.  Experiences such as attending live theatre and musicals provide so much joy and the benefits are immeasurable.   Miss O is still talking about when she saw ‘Mary Poppins’ 18 months ago.  How many toys have that sort of longevity?

Experience Gift – Part 2

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On Friday I took Izz to see Hairy McLary & Friends at QPAC as part of her Christmas present.

We caught the train to South Brisbane.

2013-01-20 01There was plenty of time for lunch before the show.

2013-01-20 02This is what we have come to see.

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A great show, and finally, an ice-block before the trip home.

2013-01-20 04I then brought Izz home with me and she had a sleepover and lots of fun before being picked up on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday = Fun Day

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Today I had the pleasure of taking Miss O to her first experience of live theatre.  We went to see a production of Charlotte’s Web based on the book by E. B. White.  The performance was excellent and staged by the Caloundra Chorale & Theatre Company, a local Sunshine Coast group.

Here are a couple of photos of the characters.  They mingled with the audience after the show.  Miss O was happy to observe from a distance but declined to have her photo taken with any of them.  This is Charlotte.

2012-01-22 01And the goose and gander.

2012-01-22 02I love live theatre and being able to share that with my grand-daughter has been very special.