Thursday, 21 January 2016
Overnight someone slashed two tyres on our bigger car.We live in a quiet cul de sac in a small market town but we have a public footpath that runs up one side of the house.This morning the car had a definite lean.We called the RAC rescue who came and patched the tyres up so C could get it to a garage.We reported it to the police because we wanted a crime number for insurance purposes.We thought that would be that but this afternoon we had a visit from the police who said that at least six other cars had had tyres slashed and they were taking it seriously.Unmarked police cars out tonight and more men on the beat.We ended up wasting a day and having to buy two new tyres just because of mindless vandalism!
Monday, 18 January 2016
Last night we went to the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall for an evening with Alexander Armstrong,pictured above.I doubt whether anyone outside the UK will know who he is.In the Uk he is known as a comedian,actor and host of a show called Pointless.What is not known about him is that he went to Cambridge as a music scholar and is classically trained.He has released a CD a short while ago which is top of Classic FM's chart.The evening was amazing .He sang loads of songs,played the saxophone and piano a little.His backing group/orchestra were very good too.The whole evening had a kind of jazz feeling to it but he has an outstanding voice and did not hit a wrong note.We came out buzzing.It was the first night of a UK tour.Catch it if you can.
Friday, 15 January 2016
It is my birthday tomorrow and the weekend has started now.It is really awful but I am sat here with it snowing outside,the heating on and a glass of rose in my hand and my book beside me!!!(the Wars of the Roses by Conn Iggulden).This evening is U3A quiz night.Tomorrow we are meeting friends for coffee and then out to lunch with our daughter and family.Sunday evening we are going to the Alexander Armstrong show at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall(Xmas present from above daughter).During the day on Sunday we shall probably do the Walker Art Gallery and Tate Liverpool.Should be a good weekend.So much better when birthdays are either Saturday or Sunday.
I shall report back in on Monday.
Have a lovely weekend and take care if you are out and about on the roads.Barbarax
Sunday, 10 January 2016
I have now started a second one in a different colour way for my daughter for her birthday.This one is in lime green,dark green and shocking pink.Ilove knitting shawls,scarves etc but I hate blocking them!!!
I hope the New Year has started well for everyone.
Monday, 4 January 2016
January 4th is always a sad day for me(my OH never remembers the day) but it is the day our first baby was stillborn.He was full term but had Spina Bifida,Club feet and Hydrocephalous.He died during delivery.This is over forty years ago but I never forget.I had the most dreaful time,on my own,as Partners were not allowedin.Thank goodness times have changed.