Well a very quick post today. I have been so busy DOING lovely stuff it has been hard getting down to blog about it. But isn't that great?
First off, it was my birthday on the 28th September - my Sixty-Tooth, if you want to know, and I had a super time. Part of my birthday treat was a trip to London with Mike and Vicki and Jim to the 02 Arena for the Fleetwood Mac concert/ Have been a fan for many, many years -well, ever since Albatross made the charts first time round! Was disappointed when they played their last gig before disbanding that I'd never seen them live, and now here they are, back together again - minus Christine McVie. Just a couple of photos as we were too far away for good ones.
John, and Stevie
Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks
Surprise guest appearance by Christine McVie, to rapturous applause.
Stevie has lost some of her top register, but still sounds good. They played for nearly 3 hours without a break, and did 3 encores. They really were fantastic. However, I will say, I don't enjoy arena concerts! Too many people, and we were so high up we almost had altitude sickness! I prefer the atmosphere and intimacy of a much smaller venue.
Son Mike's Pink Lady apple tree
Close up of gorgeousness!
Not sure what variety these apples are, we've had suggestions of Spartan, and a species of Crab Apple which isn't tiny and sour.
I thought they were large damsons before I got close up.
And here are some we picked before we came home.
Vicki has this large bay tree in her garden, I've never seen one as large as this!
Happy Birthday to me!!
And then, after all the excitement of a big concert, hotel stay and lovely lunch out, what did I get to do next? Only go and see Andy Cutting at the Mayflower Folk Club in Cambridge! yeah! Quite a few Burwell Bash folks there, including me, Lizzy and Jane. It was wonderful, and we went to have a chat at the end, me trying not to appear as an ageing groupie! But was chuffed to find Andy had remembered me from Witney last year. The folk cub is based in a pub, the Portland Arms, and has recently had an overhaul, and is a super little space; I must get down there again. It was a late night, by the time I had dropped Lizzy off in Ely it was nearly 1am when I got home - a very bleary-eyed Jim sat up waiting for me, bless him he still managed to ask me how it had gone!
So, no textiles this time, no foodie stuff, just a quick blog about meeting my heroes, in very different settings. Hope you' have all had good weeks, be back soon, honest!