Last day of term for our Spectrum group. We don't meet again until September, and then we'll be moving to our new hall in Steeple Morden.
Gina set us a messy task for the morning - messy but not too taxing, it was a kind of grown-up 'colouring-in'.
Anyway, we got into gangs of four and worked on a joint masterpiece, using one chalky pastel each, plus black and white for shading/highlights. When we'd finished, it was divided up into four, and we each got a piece.
We each cut a strip from the piece we'd been given, and cut the strip into smaller chunks (still with me?) and then had to reproduce those chunks in a larger scale, using the same colour pastels.
The last three are mine. It was a really good exercise, but with hindsight, I probably shouldn't have worn a black top.
We had a delicious shared lunch with savoury cheesecake, salmon and asparagus tart, cream filled home-made meringues and fruit, and a sponge cake to finish. (I took the crisps, and chopped up celery and carrots for the dips - you have to know your limits).
Fortunately we got away early so I was able to nip home to change my multi-coloured pastel-covered top, for something a bit cleaner, before heading off into town again to meet some friends at The Globe Theatre to see a production of Anne Boleyn. I've never been to The Globe before - the setting is fabulous.
The Cast come out and 'meet and greet' before the performance
We all really enjoyed the play - it was funny and entertaining so do go if you get the opportunity, but I recommend that you pay a quid to hire one of their cushions - the seats are a bit uncomfortable. Oh and take something warm to wear - it gets chilly when you're sitting still for hours, exposed to the elements.
Anne Boleyn - Rick Wakeman
(to be honest, I don't particularly recommend listening to this, I never liked Yes, and I prefer Rick Wakeman now when he's being a witty raconteur, but it happens to be appropriate)