Mary Poppins Comes to Town

My niece is visiting for a few weeks. It has been a long time since she's been to my home and she and I have both been enjoying our long overdue visit.

While she is here we are being like being tourists and going to Granville Island and other areas of the waterfront, going to the movies and Chinatown, riding a little ferry boat, having fish and chips at the waterfront and ordering KFC (chicken), both of which are her favourites, going for a picnic and maybe swimming if she we can find one of my bathing suits to fit her, relaxing in the garden and having a small birthday celebration.

And if that isn't enough, thrill of thrills, we are going to see the musical, "Mary Poppins" and we are so excited!  The only other time we took in a musical together it was her favourite was "Beauty and the Beast".   She enjoyed it so much and so did I!  Mary Poppins will play at the same venue, The Queen Elizabeth Theatre where I also saw the Soweto Gospel Choir in April of this year.  You can read more about that fantastic concert here.

When I was a child, I loved the character of Mary Poppins and I was especially enthralled with how she brought out furnishings from her carpet bag when she moved in as the children's nanny. Who could ever forget her songs "A Spoonful of Sugar" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" ?  The musical should be a lot of fun and a once in a lifetime treat.

What about you dear reader? What do you like to do when your niece visits?


Coral Wild said…
Hello Penny, I hope you and your niece have a wonderful time!
Gosh - I watched your video snippet of Mary Poppins and couldn't believe how "old" it is - makes me feel quite ancient:) The music is dateless tho, isn't it?

My niece has only visited once and that was when we went to the Phantom of the Opera - an AMAZING show. We also went to the Lion Park here in Jo'burg.

Next time it would be great to take her on safari. I'd also like to take her to any contemporary theatre in Johannesburg - of her choice - she has just completed her Honours BA degree in Drama and English - a very talented girl!
Enjoy your summer:)
Joyful said…
Sue, I remember seeing Phantom of the Opera many years ago. It was an AMAZING Show. Your niece is lucky to have you as an aunt and I hope you do get to take her on that safari ;-)
LV said…
I always loved Mary Poppins! I think it is coming my way in September. I amt thinking about taking my son.
Joyful said…
Wonderful. I see Mary Poppins will be in your area in late August and early September so I hope you get to take your son ;-)
EG CameraGirl said…
Entertaining visitors is a great way to act like a tourist in your own town. :)
Joyful said…
Yes, it is CameraGirl! I need a visitor to motivate me ;-)
Brenda Green said…
Dear Friend,
I am so glad that you get the chance to see Mary Poppins, my husband was a chimney sweep, and he did tricks on top of the roofs, so this story has a very special meaning to him. Would you believe that I have never seen it as a child, so for the first time, a couple years ago, we watched it together. I really enjoyed it.
Joyful said…
Oh wow, I didn't know your husband was a chimney sweep. I can see why the story would have special meaning for him. I'm glad you finally got a chance to see the movie yourself. God bless.
Denise said…
I am so glad that you are enjoying your time with your niece, love you.
Joyful said…
Hey, so nice to hear from you. Yes, I am enjoying time with my nice. Her visit is fast drawing to a close and will miss her when she is gone. Love and hugs. xx

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