I’ve been busy – what’s your excuse?

So much happens every minute of every day: Life is short. Help is available.

Work. Family. House. Business. Errands. To-do lists. Occasions. Shopping. Hobbies. Cooking. Memos.

Time passes us by so quickly – we need to spend as much time as we can doing the things that are important to us – to our souls.

In the past 12 months I have gained clients, my mum has been poorly in hospital, I have been on holiday, my auntie got ill and sadly passed away, I have organised 4 trips, We’ve had a Christmas break, I have had 2 houses for sale and am in the process of buying 1.  I have made friends and lost friends but what I haven’t done is kept my website up to date!

What have you been busy doing?  What do you need help with?

Do you struggle with time and the pressures of life or do you struggle with mobility?

I’m your everyday PA.  Call me and see if I can help.  Have a look at my services page.

Admin. Errands. Repairs. Data input. Gift wrapping. Packing. Shopping. Sorting. Relief work. Temp cover. Ironing.

Whatever help you need – just get in touch and we’ll make a plan.

In Blackpool with the Woods!

Well, another good day on an slsolutions event.  This time it was a trip to Blackpool for a matinee performance of Priscilla – Queen of the desert with guests travelling from Thornton, Preston, Accrington, Blackburn and Bolton.

We arrived by bus, train and lift and met in The West Coast Rock Cafe on Abingdon Street. Here there’s something for everybody and the food we chose ranged from garlic mushrooms, Burritos, a combo plate, pasta bake and a boring burger (no, really! it’s called a “boring burger” on the menu).

The music is loud enough to give plenty of atmosphere but not too loud so that you can’t have a conversation and the drink we consumed ranged from water through bottled beer and continued into liqueurs!

A short walk (about 1 minute to be precise!!) to the Opera House Theatre in the Winter Gardens and we found our seats (stage left of the stalls).  With only 2 minutes to go the theatre was barely occupied and, by the time the curtain came up 5 minutes late, only a 1/3 of seats had been taken.  It was unbelievable – Blackpool in the height of the summer holidays – I have never in my life seen a theatre so empty.

But.  The show must go on…and go on it did!

Over the next 150 minutes we were singing and clapping and jigging in our seats (well, some in the isles actually).  We were woo’d with the campest, shiniest, most colourful show I have seen for many a year.  The interval found us giddy with enjoyment as yet another disco classic brought the first half to a close.

The story is good with plenty of rip roaring comedy moments and heart-wrenching tear-jerking ones too.  It really is a feel good show with lots well known hits to sing-a-long to.

The empty seats around us did not affect our enjoyment of the show – although maybe our appreciation was not as loud it would have been from a full house.

Please support you local theatres – otherwise they may not be around in the future.  If you would like to got to the theatre or on other outings, but have no-one to go with then maybe you would like to join us on a future event?  If so, please get in touch here – we are a friendly bunch and welcome any newcomers.

Our next planned show is Wicked on 3rd October but this is sold out.  Next availability (at the time of publication) is for Cabaret at the Opera House on 19th October 2013 (this show features Will Young as Emcee – Winner, Newcomer of the year 2013)

Food, drink, laughter and tears!

The sun was shining for our trip to Manchester.

Hundreds of people gathered in Hardman Square, sipping cocktails and watching the Wimbledon Men’s Semi Finals on the big screen (a lovely way to end the working week).

The whole group came together in Carluccios where we shared pastas, risottos, breads and ice creams (and of course a few Peronis were taken too).

On arrival at the Opera House theatre – only 2 minutes walk away – we took our centre mid-stall seats for a perfect view of the stage, in anticipation of the show which would shortly begin.

The production on this occasion was “Ghost – The Musical” and it went down a treat.  We were entertained by a mix of upbeat songs, heart tugging ballads, comedy moments and mystery and magic.  Whilst the set had changed slightly since my 2 previous group outings it had mostly improved for the better.  There was plenty of toe-tapping and giggles, but most people were bleary eyed as the lights came up after a fully expected tear-jerker ending.

A good night was had by all – old friends met and new friends were made – here’s to the next one – cheers!