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As requested, here is a quick run down on the trip out.


 


We dropped the kids off at my parents for the day/night and zoomed up to Buxton. Absolutely lovely place. Never been before , but will definitely go back. Old Spa type town with wonderful buildings wherever you go and no more so than the hotel, The Palace, which we stayed in. Quite a contrast to the hotel we stayed in at Dublin last November which was The Gibson next to the Eire O2. That was built for luxury fo the 21st Century so everything was perfect and so modern.


The Palace was like stepping into the set of Downton Abbey! Very grand and well, old!


Lovely place to soak up the history and the things like the wonky stairs add to the charm of the old place, but for me I prefer the more modern approach and the Palace must be due a refurb soon I would think.


 


The Opera House (Buxtons version of the Theatre Royal) was lovely. Again a traditional theatre with the full cherub and gold leaf decoration etc..


 


The 3 ladies themselves, fascinating Aida, were brilliant. Their satirical humour matched only by their wonderful singing voices made for a laughter filled evening. Might go and see them next year as the our has been so successful they've extended it again to continue to Easter 2015. Not bad considering they've been playing sold out theatres every night of the tour since it started in Autumn 2013.


( Must be hard being on the road for hat amount of time considering we are talking about ladies of the mature variety, not a pop band!)


 


Would highly recommend it to and and all, but be prepared for fruity language.Amazing how three ladies in ballgowns with wonderful singing voices can make you feel so at ease with the expletives they use!


 


>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXzaVOk_Ydk


 


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Sounds a really good break, it's good to get away without the kids and I bet Grandma and Grandad enjoyed their weekend with their grandchildren too.

We are having our two little rascals while our son and daughter in law have a much needed break next weekend and I remember sending our two to their grandparents while we got away for a break many years ago.

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We don't get the chance very often as we don't have any reliable 'baby' sitters around here, but my parents do what they can. Should be easier next year as my dad retires then.

Great weekend!

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@hissingdwarf was you interviewed after??? :lol:

This wouldn't have been so widely accepted not so long ago, it's funny how times change. Funny songs though!

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@hissingdwarf was you interviewed after??? :lol:

This wouldn't have been so widely accepted not so long ago, it's funny how times change. Funny songs though!

On this tour they were still doing songs from 30 years ago so this kind of humour has been around for a while, just not on tv. They always kept away from tv. 

Are you old enough to remember Victoria Wood when she was on tv? FA wrote alot of her famous songs for her, but she chose the tv route as she was friends with Julie Walters. Dillie (the singer above) preferred the theatre and cabarets so she could interact with the audience. 

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With us having younger viewers on here I choose a 'safer' song, but some of their language is terrible in some songs, but it just seems so right when they say it with smiles on their faces!


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On this tour they were still doing songs from 30 years ago so this kind of humour has been around for a while, just not on tv. They always kept away from tv. 

Are you old enough to remember Victoria Wood when she was on tv? FA wrote alot of her famous songs for her, but she chose the tv route as she was friends with Julie Walters. Dillie (the singer above) preferred the theatre and cabarets so she could interact with the audience. 

Ah,that explains a lot as super said to me that they reminded him of  some of the stuff that Victoria Wood does..Thanks for sharing  and I'm glad you enjoyed all the weekend break @hissingdwarf

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Yes it does remind you of Victoria Wood only a naughtier version, not the sort of thing to take your maiden Aunt to watch.

Funny though. If you want to really want to hear 3 delightful ladies in ball gowns swear then google their name and look at some of the other videos. Beware of the content though. You ave been warned!

The relevant one now is the Christmas song.

 

They also performed at the NUT (National Union of Teachers) conference last year and performed a hilarious OFSTED song which was right on the money!

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Can't really say it's to my taste, I can't get my head round old ladies swearing, the Ofsted one sounds good though, I'll have to look it up.

Because they are all classically trained their voices are superb, so they do do other songs which are so good to listen to.

Try 'Look mummy no hands' very emotional account of a daughter growing up then becoming a mother themselves. Song only below. Warning though it has been known to make most people cry as it really tugs on the heart strings. Not a great one if you've recently lost someone close to you. One for Mrs H maybe? A big hit with the ladies.

 

>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UePPzKTRbcI

 

>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2A3SzOU3iU

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