It’s been a week of catching up and theatre, and wow it has flown. I think that has a lot to do with the sheer volume of catching up I have had to do. I am still not quite there yet but am getting there.
Chris has been away on business so it has also been a week of juggling family life, which I can’t really complain about as I get my fair share of trips away and leaving him to juggle. However once you get into a routine you just get on with it don’t you?
Watched and Heard
Oh my, this is a real week of two halves, at the weekend Chris and I had a little trip to Manchester with friends for drinks and to see Miss Saigon, have you seen it? I don’t think I have ever watched anything that affected me so deeply; it was the most incredibly beautiful show but shocking in parts. I came out of the theatre feeling exhausted. But at the same time I think it is one of the best shows I have ever seen.
The second show I watched this week was Hairspray , which on the other end of the scale is the ultimate feel good show. Within minutes I loved Tracy Turnblad, I had no idea what the story was as I had never seen it. But I grinned from ear to ear the whole way through it was wonderful. So upbeat and happy! Everyone needs a friend like Tracy.
I love spending time in Manchester so getting to go twice this week has been a real treat. I am going to try to eat somewhere different every time I go from now on there are so many places to eat that it makes sense to try new options.
Still reading Eleanor, whom I am loving more and more, I can’t believe I struggled to get into it.
I also adored this post but Suzanne. In fact I blooming love it as it addresses a lot of issues in life and blogging for us 40+ peeps. I remember being in my 20s and thinking that being over 40 was so old. Of course now I know it isn’t and society has changed since the 80s. 40 is the new 30!
But a lot of marketing is still geared towards the younger family or woman. However here’s the thing! I wouldn’t necessarily be motivated to buy something that looks great on a 20 something woman. And I would NEVER book a holiday marketed towards families with younger children, this sort of environment would be our families’ worse nightmare, they would have to also demonstrate teens will love it and it’s not overrun by little people.
Us 40 plus women represent an age of acceptance in ourselves, spending power and an element of exploring new things. Of getting our lives back as our kids get older, so actually on a marketing perspective we and our audiences have an awful lot to offer. I think a lot of brands get this so right, but there are still those that don’t and are excluding a whole generation.
All ages and family types have a relevant voice this should be represented in marketing.
Ooh my pumps have been out this week; it’s been great to at least have a couple of days out of winter boots. Roll on summer!
Nothing that I can think of! Apart from plans of how I want our family room/office to look when we eventually get to move. Either that or I am going to run out of patience and just put an extension on this house!
I have been too busy talking about all things Italy and juggling life to do any crafting or baking this week. I definitely need a desk to set my crafting kit up to make crafting al little easier.
And In Other News!
We are going on a cruise wohoooooooooo. The Bravo performing art cruise, it is going to be a festival of Jazz, Swing, Chamber, Classical, Orchestral and Choral musical sea. I just adore the theatre and cruising so this for me is just the perfect cruise. I can’t wait to share more on here and plan to post daily postcards over on cruising with kids and spam the internet with stories of life at sea.
And so another week has flown by. This weekend we have friends visiting from London and have an action packed weekend planned. Lets hope the snow stays away as honestly I don’t think I could stand another snowfall this year! Have a great Easter Weekend whatever you are up too!