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That was the most ridiculous thing I've ever done

That was the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever done
Geek points for the quote. It’s that kind of blog post. General Sherlockian geek warnings apply to this post. And actually no points for the quote-it’s too easy.
So yesterday  I went to London and back in a day to see a play (that I’d already seen shhh) and indulge in what was long ago christened ‘geeky day of fun’ with my Watson, Keira.
The purpose of the trip was to see the wondrous Mark Gatiss in ‘The Recruiting Officier’ at the Donmar Warehouse-and also to fulfil my ambition of actually getting to see a play there (plans that were frequently thwarted in one way or another previously). More on that later.
So as we were there and alone we decided to fully indulge our geek (though being with others rarely stops us come to think of it.) First stop Baker Street, the real one. Specifically number two-hundred and twenty one (insert dramatic pause) B.
Here we saw the wonders of Holmes’ bedroom:



My Watson wanted to stay in Watson’s room forever.

Loss of Serenity

“ Yet each man kills the thing he loves” Oscar Wilde, The Ballad of Reading Goal. I used this quotation yesterday writing a seminar on ‘Closer’ (Fabulous play, do read it) and while I take any excuse to quote Wilde, that quotation seemed apt yesterday evening. I sing in a choir, or rather I sang in a choir. A marvellous choir I found quite by chance and that has become a big part of my life. As of last night that choir is no more, and while another choir will take it’s place-literally next week for some and I hope eventually in life for everyone else. But what we had has gone and that is so sad. I use that quote because I think that is what happened to our choir. People cared deeply for the choir and in trying so very hard to protect it to maintain it and with the best of intentions it got destroyed. Sitting there last night with members who had been there since the beginning, members like me who’d been there a while and new members who’d been there only weeks in some cases, it was clear…