Then it was home - quick tea, quick change and off to Sheffield Arena with hubby and the young man to see the hilarious Michael Macintyre (The dancing queen has a ticket for the Monday night show as she was working on Saturday). All of his material was brand new and we laughed away the evening. This was part of the "Grin up North" Festival currently being held in the city. (Poster by the fabulous Mr Pete Mckee)
Today, I went to see Hugh Fernley Whittingstall (control yourself Lisa!!) as part of the literary festival. The strange venue for this talk was Sheffield Cathedral. As I sat waiting for Hugh to start, I realised to my shame that this was the first time I had ever been in this great building. Why have I visited every Cathedral in every city I have ever been to - some (ie York) more than once, but never my own!! I have in the past been very guilty of not seeing what is under my nose. The Cathedral is an intriguing building and I shall return shortly for a full scale visit. Part of it took a direct hit from a bomb in the Sheffield Blitz and it is so interesting to see how they mixed the old and the new together. Anyway, back to Hugh. I really enjoyed his talk. He was witty, though provoking, and he fired up my enthusiasm for feeding my family. I didn't buy his book as the queue was very long, so I'll have to obtain this by other means - it looks and sounds really good.