Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014 and Final Video from 2013

Tonight, as one does, I've been looking back on 2013: what a year it's been!
My overwhelming feeling is one of gratitude, because it has been a really good year for me. I know it has been very difficult for many of you, and lots of my friends, both online and offline, will be glad to say goodbye to 2013.
Some years are like that, I've had my share of them too. I think that getting older has made me relish the good times, because I know that life is a mix of good and bad/difficult, so my feeling is "ya gotta enjoy it while it lasts".

The final video of 2013 is of a momentous event in my musical life...the Massed Horn Choir playing Bohemian Rhapsody. The honour of playing in this concert, in memory of the son of a dear friend, was huge. Listening back to the video, I savour the feeling of "I just can't believe this could be happening"! In a good way!

I hope you enjoy it. If you don't want to listen to all 6 minutes, listen to the final minute or so...the horn sounds are so beautiful at the part.
I'm standing to the left and behind, the girl with the beautiful long red hair, roughly centre of picture.

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy and fun 2014!


  1. For some reason, I can't open the video. I'll use my imagination! Best wishes for the new's going to be even better than last, I just know it.

    1. sorry that it won't work for you Stephanie, I will see if I can do it any other way. Happy 2014!

  2. I am still trying to get your video opened. What a wonderful opportunity for you. I wish I still played my French horn. Happy New Year.

    1. It's never too late, Pam, especially as you played before! I started from scratch 7 yrs ago, and never thought it could be this good!
      Happy 2014 to you!

  3. What a wonderful gift to all of of my favorite songs!...:)JP

    1. Thank you! Hope you got the video opened ok?

  4. Not sure why it won't open for some people, I've just tried it and it works ok for me, please if it doesn't open for anyone else can you let me know?

  5. Aha! I could open the video on my iPad...nice! I was having trouble using my imagination. The reality went above and beyond. Enjoyed it so much...and I have been humming it ever since! Thank you.

    1. thanks Stephanie, I still get goosebumps every time I think of it. How lucky was I to get to play in it!

  6. It's the second time I've stopped by and haven't been able to open it either time. I thought it was my slow satellite connection but maybe not, if I'm not the only one.

    I'm glad to see 2013 wave goodbye also. Happy New Year, Mimi.

    1. Hilary, sorry that it won't open for you...did you see Stephanie's comment above that it opened on her iPad? I'm not techie at all so can't find out why it won't open, sorry.
      Hope all's going well for you!

  7. Helloooo! I just finally hopped back on and wrote again for the first time in a few years, and I was so happy to see you're still on blogspot and STILL writing! Good for you! :) What beautiful beautiful music! Cheers!

    1. Hi Ridiculous Girl, good to see you back! I've missed you! I'm a very sporadic blogger, but I comment reasonable frequently on other people's blogs. How are you?

  8. What fun. Mimi, and I listened intently for the full 6 minutes.
    Loved it - what a sense of achievement you must have felt.

    Happy New year and may there be many more concerts for you

  9. Not having much success getting into it but will try again later. The link sort of stuck!
    You are certainly coming on well.
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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