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More Firsts for 2012

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A travel journal to United Kingdom by koshkha

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Quote: A collection of things that I or my husband have done for the first time in 2012 - Seize the Day and all that!

Royal & Derngate

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Attraction | "The Circus of the Sky"

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I’ve been a fan of ‘alternative’ circus since I was a student and went to see the fabulous but sadly defunct French group Archaos. I hated the conventional circus of my childhood with its sad animals and sequinned ladies but suddenly here were people juggling chainsaws, cutting up cars and looking like they’d stepped straight out of Mad Max. A few years later I was lucky enough to visit a friend in London on the opening night of a Cirque du Soleil show in Battersea. She was arts editor of a magazine and got free tickets for the show and invitations for the after-show party. I was in awe of the performance and my friend’s great connections. My husband had missed out on all of this by not b...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 8, 2012

Royal & Derngate
17 Guildhall Road
Northampton NN1 1DP
01604 624811

Compton Abbas Airfield

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Attraction | "Come Fly With Me - Part One"

Compton Abbas Airfield Photo, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Quote:
I like to think that I’m not an easy person to set up or to surprise but my entire family were in on the springing of this year’s birthday shocker. The biggest surprise was that I got a birthday treat at all as I’d really not expected anything and haven’t had a birthday present from my parents for years. I can never think of anything I want or need and skipping a birthday gift doesn’t bother me at all. Two weeks after my birthday this year we went to see my parents down in Salisbury. Our visit was a bit of a last minute decision so all the more reason that I wasn’t expecting to be surprised since we had only announced we’d be turning up two days before. We arrived late on the Friday night ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 11, 2012

Compton Abbas Airfield
Ashmore
Shaftesbury, Dorset SP5 5AP
01747 811767

Compton Abbas Airfield

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Attraction | "Come Fly With Me Part 2"

Compton Abbas Airfield Photo, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Quote:
The stroll around the plane completed, it was time to get inside. Mum went first because there’s only one door and once the front seats are taken, nobody’s getting in the back. I was a bit worried because she had a hip replacement last year and I wasn’t sure she’d be able to get in but with the incentive of a flight to come, she had no problems. With Mum in and belted up, it was my turn. The instructor asked how tall I was and offered me a cushion because you can’t really adjust the seat in these little planes and it would bring me a little closer to the controls. Once we were all inside, he went through the long and complex process of checking all the controls and showing me what to push, pull or wi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 11, 2012

Compton Abbas Airfield
Ashmore
Shaftesbury, Dorset SP5 5AP
01747 811767

Crick Boat Show/Crick Marina

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Attraction | "Strictly for the Hard Core Enthusiasts"

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When I first asked my sister if she wanted to come to stay for the jubilee weekend she didn't seem particularly enthusiastic. Apparently it's something to do with being terrified that our cat will eat her dog or something equally unlikely. Then a few weeks ago she rang and excitedly asked if she and her partner could come. I knew we hadn't suddenly become lots more interesting over night so I wasn't surprised when she revealed an ulterior motive in the shape of Crick Boat Fair which takes place about half an hour from our home.You could be forgiven for presuming that a boat fair would take place on the coast and not in a place which is mathematically speaking at almost exactly the most dis...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 4, 2012

Crick Boat Show/Crick Marina
West Haddon Road
Crick, Northamptonshire $zip
01788 824034

Royal & Derngate

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Attraction | "Hubby's First Stand-up"

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As part of our determination to do things we'd not done before, I booked tickets for a stand-up comic, Shappi Khorsandi, at Northampton's Royal Theatre at the beginning of May. We've already had a couple of trips to the Derngate, the Royal's 'sister' theatre located next door, but this was our first time at the Royal and my husband's first experience of live comedy. I've seen comics before and been to a comedy club in the USA but never seen a whole show with just one comedian. I've long been a fan of Shappi Khorsandi, initially famous for being probably the first female Iranian comic and increasingly known for appearing on many TV stand up shows. We paid £14 each for tickets in the circle, a place my ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 3, 2012

Royal & Derngate
17 Guildhall Road
Northampton NN1 1DP
01604 624811

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koshkha

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Northampton, United Kingdom