The Mirror Crack’d
The weekend after my birthday, I was heading down to York for a day out with the chap, and to meet two very good friends H and T for a trip to the theatre. Initially, it was meant to be my Mum who was coming along with us, but since she’s been unwell of late she decided not to go. The chap had a day off work though, and was very happy to join us.
Having collected the chap we got into York around lunch time and took a walk through the museum gardens. There’s a Ghosts of York exhibition in the city at the moment, and we got to admire some of the fabulous ghostly sculptures. They’re hidden in some unlikely places, and are quite eerie.
We planned to meet H and T at a vegan restaurant for lunch before the theatre, but I hadn’t eaten before leaving the house, so I was ravenous. I kept it classy of course with a vegan sausage roll from Cooplands, before having a wander around the local makers market that was in York. I didn’t buy anything, but it was nice to peruse.
We picked up some of my favourite hot chocolate from Whittard of Chelsea, then walked up to Brew York. For his birthday, I’d bought the chap a refillable beer flask from Brew York, and he’d brought it along to get filled with beer for the weekend. After all that, we just had time to wander back over to Doner Summer to meet our friends.
Doner Summer was quite quirky. All of the seating is outside, so I was glad I’d wore my faux fur coat, but it’s a nice chilled oasis in the middle of the city. We were quite lucky since, there seems to be an abundance of Robin red breasts there, and they seemed to quite like our table. They’re obviously quite tame as they didn’t mind our presence whatsoever.
The cafe is basically the vegan equivalent of a kebab shop. Using all vegan ’meats’ they recreate popular dishes you might find at a Greek or Turkish kebab house. It was nice, and a bit different.
Although, it was quite amusing seeing the reaction of the carnivore!!!
Finishing up, it was only a short walk to the Theatre Royal for the show. I’m a huge Agatha Christie fan anyway, so when H had suggested this production I didn’t think twice. That said, I don’t think I’d seen The Mirror Crack’d before. It was a typical twisty, turny, Christie classic. The cast was great, including some recognisable faces such as Susie Blake, and a previous Strictly winner, Joe McFadden.
It was fabulous. Not only the production, but actually being back in the theatre again. The last time was back in February. It was good to be out with H and T again too, we haven’t all been out in a while either.