Being without a car has thrown a huge spanner in the works. I don’t like being dependent on anyone, and that includes public transport and taxi drivers. Getting the car fixed is more difficult – and expensive – than I expected. Phoning daily but progress is desperately slow.
Monday night went to watch Beth’s college gig. Her group sang three songs which they had to rework from the original to change the style. Beth, as always, sang well but it wasn’t the best I’ve heard from her group. Alex and Ross came, as did Ashley, Lewis and Ian. Wonderful that they are so supportive.
Tuesday night – band practice from six till eight. The Beer Festival is a big gig for us and it’s only a couple of weeks away so we need to get in top form! Then Mandy and Bobbi came round and we planned our Samhain ritual, and of course, talked about the party,and the fancy dress outfits we are working on.
Wednesday night, I had a big decision to make – morris practice or a meal at Pizza di Piazza. Usually it would be morris, especially as we are preparing for a big gig. However, the invitation to the meal was from work to celebrate securing the new contracts. needed to be seen there, so I went. It was a pretty good evening considering.
Thursday night we ended up in the recording studio. Brilliant! We’ve not been recorded properly before, only on mobile phones, and let’s face it, the quality isn’t great. This means that we don’t really know what we sound like. Recording is an expensive business so Beth approached her college. They are happy for us to use their studio and for their students to record us. Absolutely wonderful to hear how we sound. Well impressed lol They’ve asked us to go back for more. Yes please. We should have the final mix in a couple of weeks.
Walked through the door as we returned from studios to find Brian with his jacket on, ready to go out. Carmel, who cares for mother, needed to go. Her son had been in a car accident. We went round to sit with mother till night care arrived.
Finally time for myself to relax – Friday off work – though actually it’s more like catching up on the things I haven’t had time to do all week. Like this blog. The tumbleweeds of dog hair drifting round the living room with every opening of the door. The nest of miscellaneous debris on the armchair. Better get cracking.