Dan and I just got back from a weekend away in Stratford-on-Avon, it was my birthday treat.
We wandered around the very lovely town and saw various houses that Shakespeare and his relatives had lived in. We went to see Romeo and Juliet performed by the RSC at the Courtyard Theatre. It was very well done, with a twenties/thirties look and feel. It was my first time seeing Shakespeare performed indoors and the first time I had seen a tragedy performed (films don’t count).
Despite their mighty punmanship I didn’t go into the Shakespearience Centre, but I enjoyed having a giggle at the name. And in immature fashion we made sure to add the words ‘ye olde’ to the front of anything we talked about, and to ‘thee’ and ‘thou’ frequently.
As well as all of the Shakespeare stuff Stratford-on-Avon also has a butterfly farm. Walking in to the greenhouse the first surprise was that some of the butterflies were as large as my hand. The second surprise was that they were tame and happy enough to land on us. The butterfly farm afforded me a chance to get acquainted with my new camera lens and I got some pretty cool photos (by my standards anyway).