so that funny week between xmas and new year, when you are only off work if at school or retired, but somehow work seems odd! SB had holiday orchestra, which she enjoys. she was in the choir, jazz session and intermediate band. she really enjoyed herself, and i went along to the concert. unfortunately/fortunately we had tickets to the russian ballet, so she didnt sng in the final presenttion as we were there. the jaz and intermed band were v good. was impressed by the extemporising in the jazz and also her being the first clarinet in the band. next time she plans to go up a band so practicing hard for upper band! I loved listening to all the groups and clapping for all the children – many of whom i recognise! it was also meeting up with the parents i dont see very often and having a good chat at lunch between 2 of the concerts.
after this, SB and I walked into the city centre and went and watched the ballet. having been very rainy earlier in the day, we were happy for a crisp tho cold evening and night. Our seats were excellent and we had a really good view. SB and I both really enjoyed the ballet. it was a slightly different take on the nutcracker with a somewhat creepy prof/magician! the dancing was excellent, not all the ballet dancers were scarily thin, the orchestra was good and the spectacle fantastic. we were both trhilled and loved the whole thing.