Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Went over to my Dad and Pam’s place, then off to pick up the bus – Dad drove and got us there in world record time. Not sure if his clutch made it as well, but who cares ? 😂😂

Bus took us up to Thursford which isn’t far from Downham Market where they live, but had 2/3 stops along the way to pick up others.  I swear we were two of the youngest people on the bus ! Hilarious !

Arrived in Thursford, and these old barn type buildings had been converted into a pretty good centre where shows are performed, with shops, eating outlets etc.  The place was pretty crowded, but very well decorated, and clean.  The age demographic was, quite frankly, heavily weighted in the +/- 75 years age group.  A sea of white and grey heads was all I could see.

We had a bite to eat, and then moved into the main show area, which was very well decorated, and really nice.

Youre not allowed to take photos during the show of course, so I’m not able to show of my own.  However, www.youtube.com hosts some videos of it if you search Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2019.  It really was a very good show, of high quality, with great music and cast.  It’s long at 3 hours (with a 25 minute intermission) but very enjoyable.  I’m told tickets are hard to come by.

Here’s what I found as an example:

Visiting Family

Enjoyed catching up with some family members I hadn’t seen for an extraordinary long time.  The reasons are not important, but it was fun to catch up with some of my mothers side of the family.  Very special.

We met at a pub in Norfolk, and spent a nice 2 & 1/2 hours with everyone.  Well worth it.

Stayed the night in Ely at a great little place called The Poets House. Great room, nice dinner in the restaurant, breakfast in the room next morning.  Very nice.

Back home again

We were only gone a few days, but always nice to get home.

First time I’ve spent more than about 36 hours in Norway, so I was glad to get to see something really nice.  The people also positively contributed, from the hotel staff, to restaurant people, ticket seller/coffee maker on one of the boats, and even the railway ticket inspector could smile.

Apart from a longer period in the dark on the train than we both would have wished for (one of the downsides of going in winter), it all went pretty smoothly.  Even refinancing the house to pay for Gatwick car parking was ok 😂😂😂😂😂😂