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Blodwyn’s Blog Sunday 15th December

December 16, 2013

December 15th 2013

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Walking along the prom this morning I was greeted with the sight of Santas everywhere! On the beach, on the Prom, parking their cars (not their sleighs) walking their Santa clad dogs and even Santas in skirts. It turns out to be Llandudno’s annual charity Santa Fun Run on the seafront. Very jolly it was, and sponsored in part by Radio Heart PM who also locally sponsor our panto at Venue Cymru.

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All so much calmer now the high winds have died down, it was almost spring like today, with the town looking glorious. I joined my friend Nigel Catmur at his Hotel, The Imperial just a few yards along the prom from mine. Nigel has been here for a day setting up the lighting for a Television S4C Carol Concert held at the Venue Cymru tonight. It was great to catch up with him and hopefully see him later before he returns to London.

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Two shows today at 1pm and at 5pm. Have to admit they were cracking shows- the second one was huge fun, but by the 29th change of the day into my street clothes I was VERY ready for a day off after Twelve performances. We had visitors from the Rhyl Panto in to our show this evening- Spencer K Gibbins and their head of Wardrobe along with Dame Anthony Williams , who also directs it, and Chris Edgerley who plays Aladdin. They are at the Pavilion Theatre until the 5th January. It has now been exactly thirty years since I appeared with Spencer at the Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage in “Cinderella” with Peter Robbins. Thirty Years! Produced by Paul Elliott it was our first “E&B” Panto with both the “E”- Paul Elliott and the “B”, Peter Byrne.

It was 1977 when I did a lengthy Summer Season at the now demolished Gaiety Theatre in Rhyl, doing three performances of “Snow White” on a Thursday, and a different variety show on the other five nights!

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Tonight’s show had a coach party in to support our Prince, Adam. His Mum’s dancing school got up a charabanc and he had his own personal fan club in, cheering every entrance! They were at the Stage Door afterwards- great to see such an enthusiastic bunch of young people!

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Carrying on Vicky & Andy’s anniversary, the happy couple went off for a meal, and we headed to The Albert for a gargantuan Sunday Roast. A lovely wind down after a very busy week. Quiet and peaceful, and at closing time Rooney the dog was allowed to come and say Hello! I discovered that the next pub we visited, the King’s Arms, the visiting dog “Jimmy” is in fact Rooney’s brother! As you might tell, I am fond of a Dog!

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A few drinks later it was time to retire, walk along the pretty festive promenade, put the “do not disturb” up and plan to do nothing tomorrow!

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