Mother-daughter bonding time

Monday, March 03, 2014

Vintage Jaeger jacketVintage braceletVintage Jaeger jacketlooking down at shiny boots

On Thursday I went to one of the special live cinema screenings of the hit show War Horse with my Mum. We booked the tickets a while ago and were lucky to get any at all, it seemed like a popular limited screening being shown all round the country. War Horse is a show that we'd both heard about quite a while ago and had we been the types to go to a London show then this would have been top of our list of ones to see. Mum and I are both horsey people and so this is something that we have in common as well as everything else so when we heard that we could see the live show from our local cinema we jumped at the chance even though the tickets were quite expensive considering!

In short the show was brilliant. Neither of us had read the book by Michael Morpurgo, nor had done any research about the show so we didn't really have a clue what to expect. Mum wondered if it was a musical and I thought it would be a larger scale production with loads of people and staging. We were both wrong, there were only a few main characters and yes, there was a bit of singing but it wasn't a musical. The short interviews with the author and show production joint manager were illuminating and the mini documentary of how the show was conceived and evolved was really interesting.

Joey the horse was little short of a masterpiece; an amazing handsprung body operated by exceptionally talented puppeteers which after a couple of minutes of getting used to, really came to life. I was a total convert! All of the puppets were individual with their own characters and I definitely had a soft spot for the naughty goose.

I wore my favourite Jaeger jacket, thick shirt and high waisted oasis jeans (all from charity shops) along with my new boots which you will be seeing a lot more of soon. Vintage bracelet, new look necklace.

While we journeyed to the cinema I pondered when the last time that Mum and I went out anywhere together and found that I couldn't dredge anything much from my memory except from a different horse-based show around 16 years ago. Pretty fair to say we don't tend to do anything much together and a bit of guilt flooded through me that maybe I'm not being quite generous enough with my time. It's fair to say I'm not all that girly and I am the only daughter with Mum having no nieces so perhaps I'm not really fulfilling my role with regard to girl-time.


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  1. I love the idea f these live cinema screenings. I'm contemplating going to see a ballet at some point this year. I'd love to see War Horse on stage, I really enjoyed the film and think it would be just as good on stage.
    I've begun to spend more time with my Mum over the last few years, it's even easier now that she is retired and I have more flexible working hours. I guess it dawned on me that she won't be around forever and it spurred me on to make more of an effort.

  2. I love spending time with my Mum, one of my biggest fears about moving in with Ben later this year is that we'll spend less time together.

  3. How lovely!! I would really like to see it! Yrs, bonding time with parents us v important, something I've been thinking about too! X

  4. Spend more time with your Mum Sophie, she won't be around forever. My Aunt died when my cousins were in their late teens/early twenties and I know they'd give anything to have another day with her.
    Time speeds by and you will soon find yourself losing loved ones - sorry to sound morbid, but you can't get that time back again, so make the most of it now.

  5. So pleased you had a lovely time together! Often it can be so difficult to fit everything in, we're all so busy it can be so easy to overlook the important things. But I think spending time with your mum is so important, even if it's just popping out for a cup of tea or something! <3

    Jennie xo |


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