Have I ever told you, ever since I was a little girl I’ve adored Mary Poppins? I’ve seen the movie at least 20 times, I’ll see it 20 more. Adorable Julie and Dyck, are permanently ingrained in my childhood memories. I could sing you every note of every song. All you’d have to do is take a road trip with me, because as you know, the best place to sing show tunes is in the car.
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For my 50 Birthday, Mr B and I drove all the way to Portland to see Mary Poppins on stage. A scenic 1,600 kilometers later, I was the happiest birthday girl in town. The performance was absolutely magical, Mary flies over the audience and lands on stage. I was so overjoyed, I cried on the walk back to our car. When a cyclist looked at me with concern I blubbered, “it’s OK, I just saw Mary Poppins”. I’m sure she thought I was a bit nutty.
Since my sweet Aunty Kathleen gave me birthday money for the trip, I naturally bought a souvenir at the show. My coveted umbrella doesn’t talk like Mary’s but I love it none the less.
This week, I got to thinking about my Halloween Pumpkin and what to carve on it. Should it be scary or cute? Well thanks to Mary Poppins, the beautiful memories and a little inspiration, I decided it must simply be “Practically Perfect”.