TOPS musicial Society

  • Rants & Reflections!

    Too old to do Am Dram?

    Morning lovelies, What a busy, tiring, but fun week Show week was! I expect most of you read my numerous posts and tweets promoting Barnum in the past few months, some of you might even have got a tad fed up with me, but selling tickets and making money to cover increasing costs is a …

  • My Daily Sigh

    I Hate Tights!

    Evening lovelies, Hate is a strong word that I don’t like to use,  but I am beginning to hate tights! On Sunday evening we went to the Swan awards at the Landmark Centre in Teddington. It is the annual award ceremony for Arts Richmond and involves local dramatic societies , including TOPS, our musical society. The …

  • My Life

    From Croquet to Jersey Boys

    Morning Lovelies, One of the Summer term time consuming aspects and dreads of any teacher is writing reports and completing end of year assessments! Much of my half term was spent writing them until my eyes started to lose focus and my labrynthitis flared up. The last thing I then wanted to do was to …

  • My Life

    Anythings Gone

    Morning lovelies, I’m sorry its been a while, did you even spot I’d disappeared? My brain can’t often take the pace of my life which is why the words that exit from my mouth are often a mixed up mess,  but recently my ageing body was also struggling. I had a torn ligament so couldn’t walk, …

  • My Life

    Cabaret and Crutches!

    Morning lovelies, Last week was back to work and involved the story ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’. I was not dissimilar to the tiger in that I drank an abundance of tea to survive, I ate any scrummy donated cakes to get through the day, had my hair cut and dyed an orangey red colour to sort out my …

  • My Life

    Pants Prosecco and Pizza

    Morning Lovelies, Barcey Dussel did not make an appearance at dancing last night as she could hardly walk let alone dance after twisting her knee! She did make it to a friends house for Prosecco and pizza, the ultimate Friday night dining experience. She also made herself very at home by putting her feet up on …

  • My Life

    Whatever next?

    Morning Lovelies, What a wet Saturday it is! Yesterday was health check day. It wasn’t planned that way, but it so happened my dermatologist appointment for my recently diagnosed eczema and the Dr’s appointment for my affectionately named ‘fatty pads’ coincided on the same day. The eczema clinic was positive. My back was unrecognisable to the photo in …

  • My Life

    The Twelve Days of Christmas

    Morning Lovelies, Christmas festivities have well and truly begun! There were a lot of laughs at the work Christmas do and I was apparently at the loud end of the long table! We started the evening with some bowling. It wasn’t a high tech bowling alley, more a DIY alley, but it was linked to the pub where we …

  • My Life

    From Poppyseed To Pumpkin

    Morning…Husband survived his performance of Tea With The Old Queen and is much relieved his voice held out. He had a few technical problems with an un-cooperating laptop, was sweating buckets, feeling ill, but the show must go on and from audience feedback he hid his ailments well and they all seemed to enjoy it. I am having that Monday morning …

  • My Life

    The Swan Awards and Teeth and Twirl

    Morning lovelies.. We had a really fab night at the Richmond Arts Swan Awards at the Landmark Centre in Teddington. We arrived and were offered a glass of bubbly or orange juice for those not drinking and mingled with friends and other local societies. There were nibbles on the tables and some waiters offering cheese straws and sausages, …