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How DO you solve a problem like Maria?

Who should be Maria?  

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  1. 1. Who should be Maria?

    • Connie
      14
    • Siobhan
      5
    • Helena
      3


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That's not the sort of converstaion we have over dinner! :shock:

 

 

when a child asks a question.... how can you not respond? It's all part of the education process... :wink:

 

we did also talk about the Parenting material that I'm studying and how parents communicate life-values to their children whether intentionally or not... like for instance whether "things" are more important than "people" - so-and-so's dad seemed far more excited by the new car (that he spent all afternoon polishing) than by what his kids were up to (my older son observed...)

 

whether a tidy house is more important than a bit of fun with your friends - etc..

 

and if so - if we were to be intentional about the "values" that our family might jointly "own" - what might they be?

 

honesty - open-mindedness - other people matter - those were the kind of things we suggested..

 

and then we talked about pants for a while... and then Emrys did an impression of a parrot (with a nose) with what was left of his French stick...

 

Phil

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:lol::lol::lol:

We have lots of family meals like that, start with an apparently innocuous piece of conversation generally about what we've all been doing on that day..... and by some very tortuous means end up having totally bizarre conversations. I love it, keeps me guessing :wink:

 

BTW, and entirely off the original topic, but children and evening meals has reminded me.... daughter is transfixed about some TV programme about evacuees. The last programme she watched featured them cooking (and eating) nettle soup..... so just guess what we're all eating tonight, nettles being abundant in our garden. I'm not actually looking forward to it one little bit, but she started preparing it yesterday whilst I was at work, and I don't feel that I can refuse after she's put so much effort into it :shock::? I think we might have some interesting conversations at dinner this evening :roll:

(She will be banned from watching any episodes featuring chickens being slaughtered for food- for fears that I might come home from work to another semi-prepared dinner..... and more space in the eglu :shock: )

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I've watched every one of Evacuation (BBC1 5pm). It's really good.

 

Don't worry, they've done the chickens bit! And it was horrible! Andrew said 'Mummy, I don't think we should watch this!'

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Yep! Poor Richard, he was so upset! I was really glad that Mrs Rivett made the others help him clear it up.

 

And Richard said today that the nettle soup was actually OK - and he's the boy who is an extremely fussy eater and was sick on the train down to the farm!

 

The transformation in them has been amazing and very quick. I think they are really enjoying it, even though there a bits they don't like!

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My children are watching that too (I think it ties in with Harry's schoolwork), they had me watch an episode on teleport replay the other night.

I was actually getting quite annoyed about it...

Chocolate bars, gas mask training in the countryside, 10 children all in one house, horse drawn ploughs (rather than traction engines)...

 

It didn't feel at all authentic to me and this will inform the next generation's perception of life during the Second World War. I think they could do better.

 

Still it is probably more accurate than U-571 or Pearl Harbour. That U-571 film (I think that was the title) was AWFUL! Jon Bon Jovi cracks the German's codes and saves the world. Hurrah! :lol:

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BTW, and entirely off the original topic, but children and evening meals has reminded me.... daughter is transfixed about some TV programme about evacuees. The last programme she watched featured them cooking (and eating) nettle soup..... so just guess what we're all eating tonight, nettles being abundant in our garden. I'm not actually looking forward to it one little bit, but she started preparing it yesterday whilst I was at work, and I don't feel that I can refuse after she's put so much effort into it :shock::?

We're watching this programme too - very interesting and entertaining! Kate, how did the soup turn out? I've made nettle soup several times, Lizzy loves it and wants me to make a big batch for the freezer! I served it up for a group of friends earlier this summer and didn't reveal the 'special' ingredient until after everyone had said how delicious it was!! I think the trick is t :lol: o pick the tender, young leaves. The only trouble is, every time I'm out walking or cycling, I'm on the lookout for the perfect outcrop of nettles! :lol: (Which results in much :roll::roll::roll::lol: )

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Just spotted this topic.....can't talk to anyone at home about it :roll:

 

I wanted Connie to win from the first time I saw it...but did like Abi too. Can't stand Siobhan, especially after the eye rolling mouth gaping 'did I really get into the final after all' yuk she did when Aoife went out. Don't like Helene much either....though she did sing brilliantly the last couple of weeks.

 

Hmmmm.

Guess what I'll be watching this weekend....

 

Can you buy the original video anywhere without having to order it? Kind of think I might have to make the kids watch it.....after all, I had to suffer it at their age (could be because I went to a convent and it was a film the nuns approved of....really!! :twisted: ). It's only since I left school that I actually grew to like the film!

 

Sophie

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oops, just read the last few posts and realised you've gone completely off topic by the time I've joined you.... :oops: Have I brought it back on line again?

 

No, maybe not......cos thinking about meal times with kids, why is it that three year olds only ever want to discuss dog poo when you're eating chilli? Or is that just a fixation my particular three year olds have all had..

 

Hope it's not a reflection on my cooking....didn't think of that :cry:

 

Sophie

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:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

 

I loved Abi. But that was the correct result. I never vote on these things becasue it is all fixed but (just in case) I voted for Connie 6 times tonight!

 

WELL DONE CONNIE*

 

Have just tried to buy tickets on the internet and it's a waste of time. Half the sites are down and those that are up will let you buy 0 or 1 ticket in the stalls which is a fat lot of no good for a family of four...

 

:evil::evil::evil:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Her attitude was spot on. "Every show will be a first night and I will do 8 shows a week". Perfect. No running off to be sick or tired with Connie!

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have you tried "londontheatredirect.com" I bought mamma-mia a month ago on there and got really good seats....they arent the cheapest but got really good seats near the stage.

 

another excellent site which will give you tips on the best seating areas in ALL theatres is theatremonkey.co.uk

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:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

 

I am thrilled! :D:D:D

 

Connie is the best. But I'm also thrilled because I could identify in her my own feelings. She loves The Sound of Music and understands Maria. I went to see the film when it first came out :oops: and embarrassed my mother totally in the opening sequence! The cinema was treated to two Marias singing 'The hills are alive' and I was (I think) 7! I would still love to play Maria, but sadly I never have and I'm too old now! :(

 

Still, I dropped big hints tonight about being taken to Salzburg to celebrate our Silver Wedding anniversary in 2010! And possibly off to stay in the Von Trapp hotel in Vermont as well! 8)

 

And I bought a signed copy of Maria's autobiography this week! :D:D8)

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Thanks for that Chelsea. Price isn't the issue - I'm quite happy with the price. They just won't sell you 4 tickets in the stalls in one transaction.

 

I have tried the Palladium direct (Ticket Master) and Last Minute and a couple of others and now your site.

 

None of them will do me 4 tickets for a weekend show (and we need a weekend show because I have no annual leave left and the children have school and we just wouldn't be able to get there on a weekday...

 

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Will try phoning on Monday - I think this internet booking limit must be to stop the touts but if I phone in on Monday I'm hoping I should be okay...

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