In the past week or so ....
the Nottingham High School.
... went to my U3A's Computer Club, where one of my colleagues spoke about
file management. He's a semi-retired computer programmer, so it was a very
... went to see the LS Lowry exhibition at Nottm University's Art Gallery
You might know that he painted the drab industrial landscapes of Greater
Manchester, with equally drab-looking citizens wandering around the streets.
He found his niche, as his paintings sold very well. My parents had a few
large prints of his work, one or two of which they displayed on their walls.
.... went to Hucknall on the tram from Nottingham, for a look around. St.
Mary's Church contains Lord Byron's grave, but unfortunately the church was
closed. An ex-mining town, which I don't think we'll visit again.
... also went to Eastwood, another ex-mining town, which was the home of
DH Lawrence ... to see the Heritage Centre and a brilliant photographic
exhibition, plus the Birthplace Museum (see my Flickr photos). It was the
first time I've seen gas lighting inside a house.
... went to see my dentist for part one of a major root canal filling in
one of my molar teeth (she drilled a large hole through the porcelain
crown to get down to the roots). Thrilling!
.... dropped off a load of china, glassware and wooden items off at one
of our local charity shops ... to reduce the clutter in our cupboards.
... went to a U3A photography group (today), for some excellent company
and inspiration as regards improving my skills.
.... did a major update on a U3A website (which took me a few days). I'm
stopping work on this after 6 years in the job, at the end of January.
.... about to start work on another website for one of my nieces, who is
a pop musician. She achieved some fame a few years ago, performing at
Glastonbury and doing a world tour with a major rock band, but took some
time off to raise her son. I won't say any more about her for the time
Tomorrow we'll be meeting up with a couple of friends in town, followed
by grandparent duties later in the day. More of the latter on Friday.
On Sunday we've got a treat lined up for ourselves ... seeing the New York
Met Opera performing "The Enchanted Island" at Nottingham's Broadway
Cinema. We're really looking forward to it.