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Billy Elliot, London’s Victoria Palace Theatre

I’d like to report I LOVED “Billy Elliot” at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre. I really would. But it’s a little hard for me to say after yesterday’s matinee because the show was “terminated” before the curtain went up for the second Act! That’s right, Roxi and I experienced our very first cancelled show.  What I […]

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We’re s-h-o-pp-i-n-g, we’re shopping*

A restaurant near London’s Fortune Theatre where we saw “The Woman in Black”. There were some really nice-looking shops in the Covent Garden area. Too bad we didn’t have time to do a bit of browsing on Tuesday. Yesterday, Roxi and I ventured into the town next to ours in hopes of a little beginner’s […]

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“Girl Day” London Version

Ever since Roxi was a little girl, she and I indulged in what I called “Girl Days”. Basically, they are mother-daughter dates that usually include a girly lunch, a bit of shopping, and maybe a visit to a museum or a movie. Here’s our London version yesterday afternoon: First a little lunch. We ate Café de Hong […]

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We’re back and welcome to the new blog!

Early last week, we took an evening walk around the beautiful medieval walled town of York. The daffodils were in full bloom. When we got back home last Wednesday, all of our dafs down here in the south of England were past their prime.  Well, hello, you’ve found our new blog! I hope you don’t […]

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On Spring Break–back in a week!

I’m heading into London today to get some NL paperwork done. Then I’m staying in Town for the afternoon because Mr. DJ and I have a date! (Roxi has a sleepover). We’re going to dinner and a musical–it’s one I wanted to check out before taking Roxi to see it. I wonder if anyone can […]

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Roxi, Roxi, Roxi

On Friday, Roxi went to see An Inspector Calls with her class at the New Wimbledon Theatre. Before the show, the kids were allowed to go to dinner in small, unsupervised groups. Amazingly everyone showed up at the theatre on time! On Saturday, Roxi sat her drama exam at LAMDA. She and three other students […]

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Roxi says…

Look! It’s Roxi reading the Carmen program from last month’s show. This is an accurate reflection of her. Get it? Reflection? Of her? Reading theatre stuff?  Heh heh… Ok, never mind. My girl was so appreciative of all of your comments and emails yesterday. Thank you so much for your encouraging messages. It really meant […]

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Roxi’s first big audition

Roxi has an audition this afternoon. It’s in London for a prestigious music university that offers Saturday classes for youths. She’s trying out for the 2009-10 school year*, by the way. We got the letter for this audition about a month ago, the same day we saw Carmen. What timing, right? We get home from […]

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Carmen at the Royal Albert Theatre, London

We went to see the opera Carmen at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday. It was a huge production, over 100 actors, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, countless techies, impressive lights, sound, and what voices! The show was performed “in the round” and was sung in English (it was still hard to understand the words, though). […]

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Thinking about University. Already?!

Roxi and I attended an “introduction to High School” meeting at her school last night. I can’t believe it’s time to start thinking about high school scheduling, AP versus IB programs, transcripts, and University (in a general sense). Roxi has a STRONG interest in musical theatre, drama, music and performing. I can see her enjoying […]

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