It was my 70th Birthday last December and I had a lovely surprise meal with my hubby, boys, partners and grandchildren! You may also remember the Winter Garden trip the weekend before too!
I was presented with a lovely bouquet of flowers and an envelope with a pair of tickets - last Wednesday we used them! There is still voucher to use for a meal out - don't fret, I will show you when we use it!!!
The tickets were for one of my favourite musicals...
A few years ago we visited Salzburg and I just had to go and walk around the 'Doh Ray Me" fountain in the Mirabelle Gardens
The queue was quite short for the bag check!
A quick photo of the interior of the Palace Theatre which I would describe as fading grandeur!
Just before switching off my phone I got a shot of the fire screen!
We really enjoyed the show, the star in my opinion was Mother Abbesse. Lucy Byrne was also fabulous in the role of Maria!
Afterwards we headed off for a coffee and to spend a 20% off voucher from Paperchase.
By this time we were wondering what to do about our evening meal - we weren't ready to go home so we headed to our favourite World Buffet only to find it closed for the evening!
We wandered around the corner and came to Zizzi's and this is where I will join Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T Stands For Tuesday!
It was quite busy but we were welcomed by a lovely waitress!
I love the shape of the water jug and the wall art behind too!
We shared some delicious hot bread with olive oil and Balsamic vinegar.
We both really like the sound of the pasta on the specials board - goats cheese, spinach, courgettes and cherry tomatoes in a creamy garlic sauce and we weren't disappointed
Of course it does require deal of concentration!
Dessert was a shared pistachio cheesecake!
Fortunately the tram stop was just across the square and I took a quick photo before the tram arrived!
Zizzi's lights are so bright you can't read it!
As if this wasn't enough for one week - I attended a fabulous workshop with the fabulous Trish Latimer - if you read Craft Stamper magazine you will know that she has transformed the magazine!
My lovely friend Sarah drove Helen and I up to Carnforth(yes it is where we we have our caravan, and I would have met them there had we had a car!)It was very windy and snowy so a huge Thank You Sarah!
The workshop was organised by Sharon of Rowantree Crafts and there was plenty of workspace in the room she hires from the Fire Station!
We spent a lovely day, very calming and relaxing, were provided with a lovely lunch and had time to spend some money in the nearby Rowantree Craft shop afterwards!
Sharon and Mark know how to stock a craft shop - with Carabelle Studio, AALL and Create, Paper Artsy, Indigoblu, Ranger as well as much more on the shelves!They also sell gifts too.
This is what I made,although the orange one needs more work!
Not only did we have a great time but came away with a lovely goody bag from Trish too!
I couldn't resist buying some of Trish's whimsy girl stamps, as well as the free one I chose to work with first(the one on the right!)
I have a sad afternoon ahead - it is Mona's funeral today but I will be visiting later!
Thanks for looking, Chris