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Friday, 20 August 2010

Take 2

Tonight it didn't rain, we were able to enjoy our picnic sitting on a garden bench in the beautiful setting of King's College Gardens – I think the trees in this garden stunning, so many different ones and on a majestic scale!

And then we enjoyed the performance of Shakespeare's 'Henry V' against the backdrop of swaying branches and the tower of the University Library.

There was much blood and mud besmirched visages, gnashing of leeks and cries of God for Harry, England and St Geooooooooorge!!!!!

We gave the troupe a rousing applause and then wended our way along the leafy paths to home . . .

Good night – have a lovely weekend


  1. yeoflWhat lovely surrounds in which to have your picnic. So glad you were finally able to enjoy it and the performance.
    Lovely "Springish' weather here, showers on and off, ground soaked dams filling, just wonderful.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Oh, it looks so green there! That's what we call an "English Lawn" and what we can't get here late in the summer without daily use of sprinklers - which I don't do. Our lawn goes brown and dormant in August. Do you have crabgrass over there? It's the only green bit in my lawn these days.

  3. glad you finally managed it! think its going to be a fine day here today too! x

  4. The rain will have freshened the garden up though. You need a bright side to look on!

  5. WOW! What a beautiful place to spend an evening. I love the picture featuring your shadows. I need to broaden my horizons and seek out places like that in Massachusetts or neighboring states , just so lovely.

  6. Oh, I'm so glad you got to see it in the end!

  7. HORRAY! glad you got to see it in the end!

  8. Sounds like you had a lovely time! The gardens are beautiful! Thank you for the photos!


  9. Super duper night! Thanks for sharing and making me ever so slightly jealous ;)

  10. We're looking forward to the girls being old enough to take the to outdoor Shakespeare; I remember one very memorable production of Twelfth Night as a student in Oxford where the ship (rowing boat) approached the audience from across a lake so gradually we didn't even notice it at first. Later on the heavens opened but the cast gamely carried on regardless while we huddled under umbrellas.

  11. Those magical nights stay with us forever. Thanks for sharing yours.


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