WAS IT ALL A DREAM? Did I really spend my day at a fairytale castle with a beautiful Princess, a fiery red-head, a dashing if slightly dastardly Duke, a Beast and a funny dude in baggy trousers? And there was something about Xmas...Xmas you say? In September?! Well, of course that could only mean one thing - PANTOMIME! Oh yes it does! 🌟 There are arent many things that draw me away from the cheeseboard and the never ending bottle of red wine at Xmas, but the @aylesburywaterside.theatre Panto has for the last 3 years and oh what fun it is! This year we're looking forward to Beauty & the Beast with a cast that includes of favourite comedy double act @lavoixtheshow and @andyshowbiz back for another side-splitting year, and joined by @michaelquinnproductions as Hugo, Amelia Quinn Pearce @ameliaap89 as Belle and @danny_walters as the Beast. Speaking to the cast yesterday I know it's going to be a corker! 🌟 For Amelia it's her second year as Belle and she promises that Belle is very much the Princess for the modern world. She's full of sweetness and love but also feisty and when it comes to matters of the heart she has a mind of her own and love isn't a superficial connection for her. She told us we can expect magic, romance and the most incredible lighting and sets.🌟 Michael is also coming back to the role after playing Gaston before and is well used to wearing the panto baddy (red) pants. Both Michael and Amelia were thrilled to be playing at Aylesbury for its reputation for its incredible audience and embrace if the panto atmosphere. 🌟 Of course La Voix and Andy will be back doing there thing. 12 days of Xmas - Definitely! Water pistols - no doubt. And I'm told by La Voix there will be plenty of outfit changes and a few surprises that will even top last year's stage flying. Of course there's only 1 person who would wear 12 inch diamante stilettos to walk on gravel at Waddesdon! 😆 🌟 Would I like to be a fly on the wall at rehearsals? Yes ! 🙋♀️ There will be many LOLs with this lot...but I'll just have to wait and go see it when it opens to join the fun. This show always sells out as people travel from all over to go, so get in quick!
WHO LIKES TO RAVE? 📣 GIVEAWAY KLAXON📣 Do the kids keep you away from the podium? Why not take them with you! @bflfevents was a sell out in with their family rave Aylesbury this weekend and now they're back this Sunday 22nd at the Watford Coloseum 2-4pm. . I have 2 adult tickets with up to 3 kids to give away. 🙌. Want to grab you glow stick and your rave paints and relive the summer of 89 in a safe family environment? Just tag who you'd think would love this in the comments below and the winner will be picked at random tomorrow am. . Keep on ravin!
WHAT A WEEKEND! How flipping lovely was it? And so much going on...House Mouse, Pub in the Park St Albans, the Waterside festival in Aylesbury...Who did something awesome they'd totally recommend? Summer is back for a bit and we're totally making the most of it 😃🙏 . Have a good week you lovely lot! . Pic by @mbishopphotography Please credit if you share.
HOW THEY HELP Our final blog is a little more about what @hectorshere do. Click on the link in profile to read a little more about the work they do and also about the amazing RTT therapy that Lotte is trained to give that promotes mental recovery. . Thank you to Lotte & Hector's House for letting us tell your story and helping inspire others in need. . I hope finding out more about this incredible local charity will inspire you to support in whatever way you can - whether its picking up the blue tokens in Tesco, to likeing and sharing a post to donating or just telling those in need about them so they can get the support they need. We can all make a difference and it's never too late to start💚 . Pic of Lotte by @mbishopphotography in the gorgeous @rosannasrestaurantandbar . Thanks again for letting us photograph.
A MESSAGE OF HOPE Following World Suicide Prevention Day yesterday are bringing you the 2nd in a series of blog posts from our charity of the year @hectorshere . This time it is a message from Lotte - sister in the Stringer family who also runs Hector's House with her Dad Robert. . I feel incredibly lucky to have met Lotte, she is the most amazing human, who radiates warmth, energy and fun. Together they run the charity with an enormous sense of positivity and drive and are seen as a relatable resource for all who might need them. . If you're experiencing hard times or know someone else that is, have a look at what Lotte has to say (link in the profile) to help find a way forward. Of course if you need of someone to talk to you can also contact Hector's House to ask for help. . Pic by @mbishopphotography Thank you to @rosannasrestaurantandbar for allowing us to photograph 🖤