Six word Saturday


To be, or not to be?

'The Globe' theatre, in miniature

‘The Globe’ theatre, in miniature

This weekend finds me in London, on a blogging event with the Mercure hotel chain.  They are launching a major competition based on the 6 Friends Theory.  More of that to follow!

Just so that you know I haven’t been wasting my time, I popped into The Globe theatre at Bankside and did the tour.  It’s a reconstruction of Shakespeare’s original Globe, and I’ve wanted to visit for years. (another tick in box!)  Now I want to go back and see a play there. Maybe next trip?  The exhibition space was very interesting too, though I didn’t have nearly enough time. Here’s just a glimpse!

You could even be a model for a Shakespearean gown!

You could even be a model for a Shakespearean gown!

Fortunately, I didn’t have time before the bell rang for the tour, but the lady seemed to be enjoying herself.  I was disappointed with my photos of The Globe itself.  With dazzling bright skies (yes, I was lucky again!) and deep shade, I struggled to get clear images, but my memories are intact.  If I had longer I would love to visit the new indoor Jacobean Theatre in the complex. (one off the list, and two back on!)  Sam Wanamaker’s vision and tireless energy in driving the project has finally come to fruition.

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That’s it for now!  It’s time for breakfast and some more sight seeing.  Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to visit Cate at Show My Face to share your six words.  Apologies if I don’t respond to you for a while.  Home this evening!



  1. I hope you get to see a play at the Globe Theatre one day Jo. Hubby and I went years ago, it was magical. Thanks for your lovely reminder of that 🙂

    1. Hugs,darlin’! 🙂 I was just about to sign off for the night when your comments came in. But if I wake in the wee small hours I’ll be down to watch Rafa 🙂

      1. One great thing about going to Tavira is that the packing is very minimal. We have pretty much all we need over there. The hard part comes in the juggling before we go- cleaning at Dads, washing and ironing for James (he asked if I could get it done if he doesn’t come home till Saturday! I’m out on a ‘late’ Christmas do Saturday evening and we fly at 7 next morning. Good job I’m a magician!)
        Rafa- at least I don’t have to search for somewhere to watch the final now. We don’t have TV at the house 🙂 Take care, Sherri!

      2. Yes, always the preparations before hand. Same when we go away, even just for a weekend. I’m exhausted just from that! Mega multi-tasking but something tells me you are good at that Jo, very good… 😉 Enjoy your ‘Christmas’ do despite the early start the next morning 😦 I’m not a morning person so I sympathise…and yes, no worries about Rafa there, sad to say. Oh well, always next time…as we keep saying 😉

      3. Oh yes, forgot he was playing. Last day for me to get my piece ready and submitted so will have to record it, thanks for the reminder 🙂

    1. Sometimes it feels 48 hours long, Paula! I was writing this post at 5 in the morning in my luxurious London bed! Not something I’ve ever done before but my head was full of the event and I couldn’t sleep past 4am.
      Today- a wetlands walk around a reservoir, but I think most of the birds have sensibly flown south 🙂

  2. ho visitato Stratford on Avon e ricordo la grande impressione non solo per aver posato i miei passi dove aveva abitato uno dei grandi geni della letteratura mondiale, ma per il fatto di quanto fossero ridotte le dimensioni di quelle stanze, questo tuo bel post me lo ha ricordato…

    1. I haven’t been to Stratford since a school trip, and you can imagine how long ago that was! I still remember it will though, and tell myself I’ll get back there sometime or other 🙂

  3. You have me intrigued with the blogging event Jo I followed the link to the 6 friends theory. Will we be seeing your 60 second video soon??? I’m sure you will get LOTS of votes.

    1. I don’t think so, Pauline! Videos are not my strong point, and I don’t really have a big enough following on social media to get anywhere. In that respect, I have to concede that it’s a younger person’s world- and that’s how it should be, isn’t it? But I enjoy the learning curve. 🙂

      1. I some times think we have had the best of both worlds Jo, a childhood were we were allowed to be children in an uncomplicated way. Now we can enjoy all the “toys” that this generation consider absolutely necessary.

    1. I was thrilled to be there, Suze! Boy, it was cold though, despite those blue, blue skies. I’m trying to write replies and watch a recording of Rafa in Oz last night. Not easy to focus 🙂

  4. “Blogging event” sounds really intriguing, Jo. You do get to visit some interesting places on your travels. I looked up the New Zealand hangings on Google. They’re really beautiful. So glad it was wall hangings and not the other kind. 😉 Enjoy your weekend. xx

    1. The invitation came out of the blue, Ad, and I so seldom visit London that it was a real treat for me. It was just an overnight stay but amazing what you can pack in 🙂

  5. I am intrigued Jo. Blogging event? I am also intrigued that you took photos inside the Globe theatre. The one reason why I didn’t pay to go inside the theatre on my visit last year was that you weren’t allowed to take photos!! Hmmph!

    1. Been awake since 4.30 this morning and just got home so bear with me 🙂 It was just a tour of the empty theatre- the plays don’t start till April- so photos were fine 🙂

  6. Lucky you. I love visiting places like this. The architecture and interior design is phenomenal. Thanks so much for sharing your experience, Jo. 🙂

    1. I’ve meant to visit the theatre for the longest time, Marcy, but never managed to fit it in. I don’t get to London often so even a one night stay was wonderful 🙂

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