Unfortunately I missed Stu's improv as I was still home getting Will to sleep, but have heard it was very funny. The topic was "My First Date" and he played 2 characters- himself and the female partner. They were at a restaurant and all sorts of silly things were going on.... he wound up proposing (he had pulled off his wedding ring in preparation)....... Great punchline at the end apparently, and the adjudicator awarded him a great score and the first place trophy (no matter that he was the only person in the section- I'm sure he was absolutely deserving!! And so brave- you wouldn't catch me doing improvisation...) He later performed his song really well and wound up with second place. His first Eisteddfod ever and already looking forward to next year.
As for me, I've been doing them since I was seven but enjoy them more now that I'm an adult- just more perspective I suppose; less / no emphasis on winning but just enjoying the chance to get out of the house, dress up and do what I love to do!
We're both having the post-performance blues now and suffering from the exhaustion of a massive few days. Stuart has actually stayed home today and it's been so so nice having him here with me. The kids are more settled and it makes me realise how much we all miss him during the week days.
Sadly I drove my Mum out to the train station this morning. And yes, shed a few tears on the way home. It's been so nice having her here, and I miss her already. Thanks so much for coming Mum, and please come up again soon. :) xo
Some of you have been asking for a video of Stu and I singing - I wish I had one, but I don't!! You're not allowed to video Eisteddfod's for copyright reasons..... you would think we'd have other videos around so I'll have to have a look. Working on it!