#GoodThingsJar2013 July Update

Good things jar at end of July


July Has Been Great
I didn’t think I could top the months so far, but right at the end of July I attended two fantastic events that will cast a bright light far on into the rest of the year.

Culture and Cinema
The first of the mammoth events of the month, was an encore screening of Macbeth, starring Kenneth Branagh! For those of you who have been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I have an unhealthy crush on the man. Those of you who are new… well, you’ll catch up. 😉

I saw the play via the local cinema which screened a stream from the live show in Manchester, which took place on 20 July. The only thing better would have been sitting in the gutted church they used. The fight scenes took place in mud and rain and the audience lined the stage close enough to reach out and touch. Touch! I was reading reviews a while ago and one woman got a faceful of spit from Ken. ^_^ She excused him because he was in the middle of a passionate speech, but if it had been me…? I doubt I’d ever be able to wash my face again.

Being A Kid Again
The second awesome thing – and I make NO excuses for this – took place the very next day. A visit, on a whim to the local park in which Cbeebies was holding what seems to be their annual Big Day Out. The boys got to watch RastaMouse live on stage, see one of the Cbeebies presenters (Alex, I believe) and, best yet, Mr Bloom! I haven’t talked much about this chap yet (that’s actually tomorrow’s post), but until then, I’ll just say that I’ve taken especial care to tell Dave how much he means to me since then, because my lingering reaction to seeing that chap on stage was almost just plain indecent.

Looking Ahead!
It’s the first of August and already have some wonderful things to add to the Jar like upcoming visits from my mum and sister and the Caribbean Carnival which takes place on Saturday. All being well, I should have some pictures of that. If you’re good, I’ll even share them.

I’ll be back in a month to check in and give you highlights from my latest amazing 31 days. 😀

About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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10 Responses to #GoodThingsJar2013 July Update

  1. I have a jar, too! Mine has a few good things in it also! Yay for our jars filling up!


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  3. Kate is says:

    That is a great month and Kenneth is a worthy crush 🙂


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