Thursday, April 1, 2010

Music and gifts

Sorry that I haven't posted much recently. My back has been sore, and I've had to limit my time at the computer. I decided that commenting was a higher priority than posting.

But here are a few snippets from the last week or so..

Hubby and I were supposed to go to a Christy Moore concert in January- the tickets were a birthday present. But on that afternoon, we had a very heavy snowfall, buses were not running, and, very reluctantly, we decided not to go. I was very disappointed.

But, being the darling that he is, Hubby was on the lookout, and got tickets to a Christy gig last week. And the icing on the cake? It was a fundraiser for Haiti. It was a real privilege to be there- great music from Christy and Declan Sinnott- I almost felt guilty when John O'Shea of Goal thanked the audience for helping. That's Christy on the far right, singing his heart out, for Haiti. What a guy!
Then a friend invited me to this concert
on Saturday night- wonderful! Most of the music was well-known, but there was one newly-composed piece that I didn't like at all. When it finished, I was just about to lean over to my friend and say "that was just weird" when the composer was called on stage- from the seat right in front of me! Thank goodness that, for once, I didn't put my foot in it!

Friends came over for lunch on Sunday, and one of them brought these lovely flowers. I see from google that adding a tiny bit of bleach to the water helps them to last; I hope it works.

So it was a week of many blessings, and I'm thankful for that.
Hope you're all having a lovely week- it's stopped snowing now, and everywhere looks more spring-like.
Tonight at midnight, younger daughter gets back from her school trip (Spain) and tomorrow night my brother and family arrive for 5 days! Busy times ahead!!


  1. Yay..Fabulous post...such fun! and those..such gorgeous flowers! Great tip with the bleach..I never heard of that!!

    And PS: hope your feeling better soon!
    Have a sparkly day!

  2. Oh it does sound like a wonderful week!!

  3. Hope your back is soon better. You have had horrendous weather according to our news over here.
    The flowers are lovely. I will be interested to hear whether the bleach helped to prolong the life of the roses. If so, how much is a small amount?

    Nuts in May

  4. Ooh, a sore back. I'm glad you're taking acre of it. The music all sounds fabulous. What a lovely thing for your husband to find another concert for you. Your flowers are beautiful - hope they last.

  5. Thanks for your comments.
    My back has improved, using slendertone helped it! Really!
    Brother and family have arrived- oh so adorable. It's going to be a fun weekend!

  6. They always say everything happens for a reason, glad you got to see the concert after all and happy to see your comment above that your back is on the mend :0)

  7. SO exciting! My back hurts too. Funny. Hope you have a lovely time. Your comments and support mean so much to me mimi.