Christmas Eve is my favourite day of the whole year. Its even better than Christmas Day itself, but only because its the day TH and i don't have to give over to spending time with anyone else, the whole house is sparkly and shiny, clean and tidy. The day is entirely given over to whatever we wish to do, and i plan out every spare moment and have a whole plethora of lovely things to fill our day if we want them to.
Like every single year before it, we head off to panto in Aberdeen for the seven o'clock showing. We have to book it the year before, but by jingo we get good seats! This year was no different, we headed in a little earlier than normal as we had booked to have our tea in town also.
This is the leopard that sits outside of the three big old buildings Education (the City Library), Salvation (one of the Churches) and Damnation (His Majesty's Theatre) that sit in a row near at one end of town.
This is an old picture of the theatre, right up from the seats in the gods! We booked super early and had our favourite seats in the front stalls. I'd sit anywhere but TH needs the leg room only some seats can offer!
Just across the road from the theatre is the art gallery and Robert Gordon's. This is the secondary school and part of the University. I never went to this part of it, but its still very special and so beautiful. Its also just along from lots of shops, and so i stood in the middle of the busy last minute shoppers getting bumped and pushed and attempted to take a steady photo. All of the good pictures that ever grace this blog are taken by TH, who kindly lets me use them. I should have attempted to persuade him and make him trod down into town to get this one, but he was in no mood to trot this far into maddening crowds!
Our beautiful theatre.
And the new 1906 restaurant handily built on next door-the yummiest of pre-theatre Christmas Dinners awaited us!
Taken earlier in November when the lights was switched on, but i never did get back to get a better picture of the tree. Alas, the snow turned into nothing.
The Good Fairy at Panto!
Poor gentleman-must have thought i was crazy, not crazy though-just excited!
Oh and i never did get a chance to show this pic off earlier, so here it is, thrown in haphazardly. All the same, its hardly Christmas without it!