And while panto may be as routine as brussel sprouts during Christmas in the UK it's not commonly attended by the masses here but we finally went to see one of Ross Petty's productions, Cinderella, at the beautiful Elgin Theatre. I grinned throughout the whole performance...when I wasn't shouting 'Booooo' at the wicked stepmother and the 'Jersey Shore' stepsisters were hilarious.
...Call the Midwife featuring its Christmas Special. And do you know...I didn't miss Jessica Raine nearly as much as I thought I would. A basket full of gifts from any shop on Piccadilly wouldn't have been as nice as this night for pure escapism.
My penultimate book for 2014 was the endearing Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day by Winifred Watson. It made for the perfect read during the holiday season and in a roundabout way, tied in perfectly with its Cinderella theme. I won't bother with a review since just about everyone who stops by here knows the story but do read it if you find it, it's wonderful!
And finally, how do people choose just one book as their favourite of the year? Going in to a book I am usually quite certain that it will deliver in one way or another so all of the books that I read this past year were enjoyed. Having said that, when I think of the anticipation of a release date, the stealing away to bed early, and the way my stomach was in knots while reading my stand-out read for 2014 would be...
Happy New Year to my friends in the blogsphere! All the fun without the drama and no cleaning the house before visits....you're lovely.