Archives For Flowers

I arrived in Paris with the rest of Team BambinO and we were immediately welcomed by everyone at the Théâtre du Châtelet.  The French audiences have been amazing and with the first few shows successfully completed I can’t wait to continue the run.  It is crazy to look out across the city skyline from each of the venues and see so many iconic landmarks.

I have managed to practice speaking French and more importantly understanding replies and been happy to walk around Paris in the Spring sunshine. Here are a few photographs that I have taken for my scrapbook that I wanted to share with you all.

 

Paris IMG 07

Tim Connor, Alison Reid, David Sneddon, Stuart Semple, Lissa Lorenzo, Me, and Laura Sergeant on the balcony of our changing room at the British Consul, Paris.

 

Paris IMG 02.jpg

The set laid out ready for our performance at the Conservatoire Municipal, Les Halles, Paris

Paris IMG 06

Paris IMG 04

Paris IMG 03

The three pictures above are from the Flower Market on the Île de la Cité, Paris.

Paris IMG 05

Stravinsky Fountain, 2 Rue Brisemiche, near the Pompidou Centre, Paris.

Paris IMG 01

This stunning iron-work sculpture is on the wall of the building next to the Le théâtre de la Tour Eiffel, Paris.

Paris IMG 09

The view of the Eifel Tower across from the British Consul, Paris

Paris IMG 12

Basilique Sainte-Clotilde, 23B Rue las Cases, Paris

Paris IMG 14

Paris IMG 16

At the bottom of the Rue des Dechargeurs as the Paris marathon passes on the Rue de Rivoli

Paris IMG 13

The Metro at Place Colette, close to the Musée du Louvre, Paris

Paris IMG 15

In the Jardin Nelson Mandela near to the Chatelet Les Halles, Paris

Paris IMG 17

Inside the In the Chatelet Les Halles, Paris

Paris IMG 11

Inside Galeries Lafayette,Paris.

Paris IMG 10

The view from the roof of the Galeries Lafayette Paris

Ahead of some exciting projects that I have coming up over the next couple of months I took the opportunity this week to visit my teacher, Judith Howarth, for an energising lesson to help me in my preparations.

In-The-Garden-Header

Me With Judith Howarth

We worked on a variety of music, which I will be excited to tell you all about very soon. Whilst I was there we chatted about different operatic roles and it was lovely of her to show me some of the pictures that she has in her home from her fabulous career; so many different roles that she has performed from all around the World. Her mum created photo albums with pictures and newspaper clippings displaying her musical journey, It was so inspiring, so I thought I would take a picture of the two of us and start creating a post degree scrapbook for myself with my Mum and to share my own experiences with you all here on my blog.

scroll

This weekend I went back home for a catch up and to relax with my Mum and Dad, we took advantage of the sunny weather today and did a little gardening. It was lovely to spend a few hours in the peacefulness of the garden with my Mum and to practice as we worked, even the birds joined in with my singing 🙂  they especially enjoyed “There’s a worm at the bottom of the garden and his name is Wiggly Woo”

I love the flowers in my Mum’s garden, and always did as a child. Both of my Grandfather’s enjoy growing their own vegetables and tending to their flowers so gardening has always been a family affair for me. I’m sure that is what inspires me to wear such colourful clothes as it always reminds me of my childhood and brings a smile to my face.

In-The-Garden-02

Nasty Weeds

In-The-Garden-03

As You Can See There Were A Lot Of Them

In-The-Garden-04

I Cant Believe That Dad Let Me Loose On The Mower

In-The-Garden-05

Dead Heading The Pots

Don’t ask me what the names of any of the flowers are but aren’t colours fabulous 🙂  I hope this little bit of an English summer brings a smile to your face as it certainly made me happy.

In-The-Garden-06.jpg

In-The-Garden-07

In-The-Garden-08

In-The-Garden-09

In-The-Garden-10

In-The-Garden-11

In-The-Garden-12

In-The-Garden-13

In-The-Garden-14

In-The-Garden-15

Charlotte’s Secret Garden

September 6, 2015 — 62 Comments

House-Of-An-Art-Lover

This is ‘The House For An Art Lover’, designed by Mackintosh, in Glasgow. I visited for lunch with family and friends, we had a fabulous value two course meal which was delicious. I should have taken a photograph of the meal it was very nicely presented, the atmosphere in the dining room was lovely and it was quite busy.

Entrance-To-the-Secret-Garden

We went to walk off the gorgeous strawberry dessert and cheesecake. I spied a gate in the wall and we wandered through into this beautiful garden.  A lovely surprise in full bloom.

Hanging-Basket

I loved these vibrant colours in the hanging baskets and the lawn below was immaculate like a carpet.

In-The-Garden-02

In-The-Garden-01

I wondered if I could keep any of these type of plants on my balcony. They must be hardy to survive the harsh weather of a Glasgow winter.

My-Vertical-Garden-03

So just to prove my life isn’t all about work 😀.   I wanted to show you my new vertical garden that we bought the next day. Da Dahhh. I was telling my blog friend Koko about it and she asked me the name of the plants mmmm. I knew I should have kept those little cards, I know the bottom one is a ‘Pineapple plant’, the ones to the right were a gift and they’ve survived a couple of weeks already I think they’re called Lilies. My Mum said if I killed everything else she’d be surprised if an ivy couldn’t survive so we have one of those and a pot of chives.

Royal-Conservatoire-Of-Scotland

I love this time of year at the Conservatoire you can always get a practice room and mine this morning was fabulous. The sunshine lured me away eventually.

Morning-Practice

For a cool smoothie, a lunch time treat 😀.

Lunch-Time-Treat