Any readers who have hung in there with me over the years will know I have a bit of a thing about the movie White Christmas. I have watched it every year since I was a firm beleiver in Santa and all things glittery and wishes coming true.
I’ve watched it on TV, on video and on DVD. I’ve watched it at home, with friends and while working overseas when the sun was shining and we were despirately pretending we had snow.
I’ve also been lucky enough to see it as a stage play at the theatre. Mum, Idgy and I went to see it in Edinburgh a few years ago. In fact it was our last ‘big outing’ together.
Anyway I was thrilled to have the chance to see it again this weekend at the Pitlochry Theatre in the highlands.
“I know just the thing for our Christmas Treat” said my friend Rosemary a couple of months ago. She certainly did. A wee run up to Pitlochry and lunch and a matinee. Whoohoo, this was fun.
The fact that we were blessed by snow just made it all the more magical. All the more Real in the true spirit of White Christmas.
In true girls doing a day out style there had to be lunch first. And who could beat a tiny cottage restaurant at the side of the river. Fishing rods on the ceiling all decked out with coloured baubles. The most sumptuous food and candlelight and a log fire.
Yes friends, this was a real treat.
White Christmas itself – wonderful, fabulous, fun, touching, moving, laugh out loud funny and sing-alongingly great.
Think I maybe enjoyed it?
You bet I did. We had a wonderful day out. I’ll admit to shedding a few tears at the end when the whole audience joined in to sing White Christmas. I just remembered the last time I’d done that and it was Mum sitting on one side of me and Idgy on the other. In my mind I went right back there again and hoped Mum was enjoying it with me in this moment all over again.
So here is to you Rosemary, a fabulous friend who came up the perfect Christmas treat.
Loads of love.