Easter is finally upon us and I would like to think that we’ve come out of hibernation however the winter seems to be dragging on, even late in to April if the forecasters are to be believed.
As our location is some distance from any major business centre we tend to have a fairly quiet winter season. This however gives me a chance to catch up on the otherwise neglected parts of my life and I’m able to dive into catching up with family and friends, reading, playing bridge and visits to both the theatre and cinema.
We’re lucky in being within striking distance of Bath with its brilliant Theatre Royal. Since the beginning of this year we’ve seen the much acclaimed Quartermain’s Terms starring Rowan Atkinson prior to it going to the West End; The Mousetrap first ever tour to celebrate 60 years at the West End; Lenny Henry in August Wilson’s Fences.
Our nearest cinema is the delightfully shabby Westway Cinema in Frome where we caught up with whatever might be featuring at the BAFTAs/Oscars.
Peter and I are just back from a much needed holiday in Kerala, India. After my charity bike ride in Rajasthan in 2010 and further ten days travelling we were both keen to go back and visit another part of the country. Our break was spent with a week travelling and then five days at the beach before returning to Fort Cochin. The weather was melting hot which made the return home to freezing temperatures rather a shock. However we are now rested and ready to enjoy a busy summer here at Castleton House.