A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
From "Auguries of Innocence"
by William Blake
Monday, 10 December 2012
A Great Christmas Play
Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre's Website
David and I went to see Birmingham Rep's Christmas production of the Wind in the Willows last Tuesday evening. The play is based on Kenneth Grahame's book (one of my favourites!) and adapted for the stage by Alan Bennett with additional lyrics and music by Jeremy Sams.
The play tells the charming tale of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad and their adventures. I found it a really delightful, entertaining production which will be enjoyed by adults and children alike. The sets and music were excellent and all the acting very good although I have to single out Toad who was just brilliantly funny!
It was nice to have a mince pie and glass of mulled wine at the interval too!
Whilst mentioning Badgers I attended a really good talk and presentation at my local Badger Group last month. The talk and slideshow presented by two accredited Badger Vaccinators explained all about the training required to become a Vaccinator. This was followed by a video of how traps are baited and set before vaccination occurs and then finally some footage from a local badger sett showing this year's cubs. It was a really interesting evening and I learnt a lot of new information about badger vaccination and the benefits it could bring. I was made to feel really welcome which was lovely and I am looking forward to going to meetings again next year when they reconvene in the Spring. Many thanks to Steven for encouraging me to attend and introducing me to so many great people.
Apologies for lack of blog postings recently due to a combination of things. Anyway I have enough material for another couple of posts which I will try and put up over the next couple of days.
Welcome to my blog. I have been interested in natural history from an early age and we have tried to create a garden attractive to wildlife. I also enjoy reading, photography, collecting fossils, visiting historic buildings and gardens and supporting Aston Villa. Please feel free to leave a comment and, if you would like to email me, my email address is ciraggedrobinsATgmail.com - remember to replace AT with @. Thank you for visiting.