Sunday, 11 December 2011

The tide is turning + Check out Florian!

Hi everyone!

From 2011-11-10

After my valiant attempt to get back in touch, I again disappeared into the fog.. so to speak.

Good news is that I have found a job! Really could use a good wage (and don't we all!) so some money coming in on the positive side.

Unfortunately, that also means that through the week, I have no time for sewing at all (what with travelling to and fro etc..). I am fortunate in that there is always someone home for the dog, only it's not me :-( and so my non-working time left to me is in the weekends. Where sewing is competing with admin, shopping, cleaning, washing, etc etc....

So.... I will be quiet yet again for a while but hopefully, once I get used to the different routine, I will have some more time for sewing and internet. I have had to empty my reader yet again without reading all the posts so please be patient with me and if you don't hear or think I don't love you all anymore, just drop me a line to say "hey, where you been? you ok?" and I will answer!! Just impossible to keep up with all the blogs at the moment.

As I had promised to steward at a concert this weekend, I found myself surrounded by the lovely tones of Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Never having heard much about them, I am now a total convert! Just check out their guitarist Florian Opahle... If you had asked me which was the best guitar virtuoso I had ever heard, I would have come with a predictable answer of someone like Paco de Lucia... well........ hold your breath and check this out.....



What's more, joining Ian, Florian and base guitarist David, were Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden and Justin Hayward - Moody Blues. It was simply incredible! Ian has two more Christmas Charity concerts to come on the 16th in Salisbury Cathedral and the 19th in Manchester, apart from the normal tour.

It was all together a great evening and if there is ever a chance to hear Florian (who is equally amazing in flamenco and classical guitar) I'd certainly do it!!

Here is an encore...

13 comments:

Ethne said...

Great to see you posting again, and that you've got a job after all your hard work studying and exams - I hope it works out for you
After a few weeks - well maybe longer with Christmas causing it's usual disruption, you'll get into a routine where you can balance work / home / and the must of crafting sanity - take your time you will get there and when you do you'll be able to share with us all

BaileyGirl5 said...

Happy Holidays to you and your family! Don't worry about not posting, I won't forget you! I love the picture today ... very soothing during my hectic morning. Congrats on the new job, enjoy yourself, and you'll find time to sew when you're ready for it. It's all good :)

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

Most excellent news about the new job Marg! I am so proud of you X!

DeeRoo said...

Hey Lady....I knew you were on the hunt...glad you bagged a job!:) Now you can enjoy your holiday and be excited about the new year with new challenges....great to keep the blood pumping!;)

Our girl is coming home for a visit on the 20th so we are counting the days...it's almost been a year...you have seen her more than we have!:)

Happy Christmas to you and yours!
xoxo

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Oooh it's good to see those fresh air sea photos again! Are you coming to the London sewing weekend next June? please please please???XXX

Lizzie said...

Big congrats on the job, it will all settle into a routine and then you'll be back with us.. :o)
How lucky were you to see all that amazing talent, Moody Blues, Iron Maiden, oh my, a blast from the past...Stay well my friend
Lizzie
xxx

Catherine said...

Congratulations! I was hoping your absence was due to you getting yourself a job.Beautiful photo of the turning tides and sounds like the tides are turning in your life as well. Thanks for the videos of Florian! Wow he is amazing!

Flying Blind... said...

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye and all that - get that new routine up and running and you'll soon find all the time you thought you lost.

PS Please come to London xxx

Lauranie said...

YAY!! for you! Glad your absence is job related and that you are well!! miss you, catch up when you can...I'll be doing the same!! xoxoxo

Julie said...

Hey there - good to see you back again. Fantastic news about teh job - shame about the lack of time though. The concert sounds amazing, John would have loved it so much.
There's some stars all finished and parcelled up - just needs addressing and a trip to the post office. Will try and get them to you before Christmas. juliex

Cat said...

so happy about the job and so happy to see a blog post from you xxx

MulticoloredPieces said...

Congrats on getting the job and you're certainly right about Florian Ophale! Have a Happy Holiday Season!
best, nadia

black bear cabin said...

glad that you have a job and are doing well! Hope you have a fabulous Christmas, and heres wishing us all a new year filled with joy and laughter! Hugs!