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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 6th October 2009

I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels.  There I was looking forward to visiting my beloved Capetown when Wham, Bam, Alacazam - I was offered Fairy Godmother in Pantomime at Cambridge and concurrently a small part in the West End Production of Calendar Girls.  It was a hard choice to make but, in the end, Calendar Girls won the day.

I saw the production in July and thought it absolutely delightful.  It's been superbly adapted for the stage by Tim Firth and in many respects the Stage Show is even funnier than the Film - I was convulsed with laughter one minute and then had a lump in my throat the next.

For those who haven't read my Biography, apart from a couple of years as a Secretary, my initial working years were as an Actress on the stage in Sydney, so many years later, I'm returning to my roots.  

Everything has been so last minute, that I don't know all of the cast yet.  So I shall wait with baited breath to see who else is in the show.

Isn't life Exciting - I'm not even going to attempt to book another flight to Capetown - or perhaps I should - whenever I make plans like that, something good happens in another direction. (Last year I was asked to give some talks on  the last leg of a World Tour with P & O from Capetown to Southampton - thoroughly enjoyed it but forfeited my already-booked return flight)

Bye for now,  Jan

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