Sparkle – My Word Of The Week

By | January 2, 2015


Sparkles in D’s eyes as today grew nearer this week, for today we went to the pantomime!

It was a relaxed (SN-friendly) performance of Cinderella. Lots of glitter in the costumes, the Ugly Sisters (who were brilliant) had some amazing costumes – a chocolate bar, chocolate orange, marrow and flower pot to name but a few – and lots of sparkly decorations in the foyer of the theatre.

D joined in with the clapping, the songs and the interaction with the characters. Disliking the Ugly Sisters’ treatment of Cinderella and then laughing at their slapstick antics.

We saw the biggest shoe D had ever seen!


We were only permitted to take photos at the very end:

D thought the Fairy Godmother (Liza Goddard) had a very Elsa-like costume but she decided her favourite costume was the one Cinderella wore to the ball.


More sparkles afterwards as we walked back through town, the Christmas decorations still twinkling.

And for D, the day was make complete with a Frozen viewing, she sang along to the songs, eyes still sparkling.

T had sparkles in his eyes of a different kind. Annoyance at the fact his holiday time is nearly up and at the cat, who decided that it would be “fun” to roll about on the monopoly board, her tail swishing like (I imagine) a t-Rex, knocking symbols, cards and Monopoly money off with every swish.

But, despite the above, there were no “worst bits of the week” for either of them and that makes me sparkle too.

The Reading Residence
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Carol Cameleon on 2nd January 2015 at 8:17 pm.

You can’t beat a sparkly week, or a panto 😉 #WordoftheWeek


Jeannette on 20th January 2015 at 4:33 pm.

Very true 🙂


Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 2nd January 2015 at 8:19 pm.

Fab word and week! Glad D had so much fun, and I do hope the cat is filled with remorse?! Happy to hear you’re sparkling, too x Thanks for sharing with #WotW


Jeannette on 20th January 2015 at 4:33 pm.

Our moggie is definitely one of a kind so no chance there, bless her 🙂


Debbie Johnson on 2nd January 2015 at 9:40 pm.

A wonderful word- life really should have much more sparkle! Glad there was lots of enjoyment.


Jeannette on 20th January 2015 at 4:32 pm.

Thanks, it was fab 🙂


LifeWithAsd on 9th January 2015 at 10:15 pm.

We haven’t braved the pantomine yet, so glad D loved it 🙂


Jeannette on 20th January 2015 at 4:32 pm.

Thanks, can definitely recommend a relaxed performance 🙂


Jane - Our Little Escapades on 13th January 2015 at 6:31 pm.

What a lovely post. I’m so glad D enjoyed the panto, we are going to try the autism friendly one next year I think. Loved the shoe they had at the show.

Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)


Jeannette on 20th January 2015 at 4:32 pm.

It was lovely, we’ve been to both SN and regular performances now and the SN felt so much more relaxed 🙂


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