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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

WOYWW - 228

If Julia can do it, I hope you will excuse me for doing the same - that is, I also have no photo to show at the moment.  I might get one added tomorrow, but I cannot promise.  Every time I reach for a camera at the moment, the battery is flat and I have forgotten to charge the spares. I am also seriously behind as far as crafting is concerned but I do have excuses.

However, I will show you a picture (scanned not photographed) which explains part of my excuses.  I had an email from the Ralph McTell website, telling me that there was a concert coming up very close by.  Having had a rough week for many reasons, I was feeling stroppy, so I decided to book myself a seat, and got so close to the stage, I could have shaken his hand.  It was an excellent show and really gave me a lift, a good mix of new songs and the old favourites, including "The Streets of London" which we all sang along to.  At the end of the show, he went down to the foyer and stayed until everyone had gone, talking to people, having his photo taken with anyone who asked and signing whatever we asked him to do.  Needless to say, I did the groupie thing and bought a CD to be signed.

I have not been totally craft free over the last few weeks, having finished my crocheted Aran blanket - perfect now the weather has turned so cold.  If I can get some batteries charged tonight, I will put up a photo.  I also managed to unpick the baby jacket I had put together wrongly - I just need to sort out how to do it right.

I am going to post this right now, then I can devote tomorrow morning to my gym session and to finding the missing disc for the server restore, so that I can get my craft computer up and running again, set up my new printer and sort out my craft room.  In the meantime, why don't you wander over to Julia's place, even though she is away in the sun.  You will find lots of other desks there, ready and waiting for you to mooch around.

PS There is another blog well worth following just started up - Barbara Gray's Blog , which you can find at  http://barbaragrayblog.blogspot.co.uk/   If you don't know who Barbara is, where have you been over the past few years?  She is the face and inspiration of Clarity Stamps, having invented see through stamps about 20 years ago, and is a really lovely lady.  If you are interested in stamping, then I can thoroughly recommend that you try one of her Workshops.

35 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a fun excuse you created, Maggie. I suspect it was exactly what the doctor would have ordered. Happy WOYWW from #7.

Jackie said...

Sounds like going to the concert was just what you needed!
So pleased you had a great time
Jackie 10

Helen said...

How funny that you should have just been to see Ralph McTell, as I used that very song as bit of a blog post title for one of my days out in London last week on my photos blog...
Sorry you've been having a tough week, hope things improve soon. Sending you cyber hugs! xxx Helen #13

Linda Simpson said...

Glad to hear you had such a fabulous time. Brought back memories for me the song Streets of London. Thank you.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Ali H said...

Glad you found the concert to cheer you up ! Hope you get your crafty PC fired up soon ! Ali #15

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Your post has brought back memories of singing "The Streets of London" in a Brownie Christmas show too many years ago to mention!
Fiona #8

trisha too said...

Sounds like a fabulous show, Maggie. I hope to see a pic of your afghan soon, it sounds lovely.

:)trisha
#21 this week with a
tiny peek at a tiny make

Ria Gall said...

Hi Maggie
It sounds like the concert was just what you needed at that time so I am really pleased to hear you not only enjoyed it but that it gave you that lift you needed.
We all get like that from time to time, my health is always getting in the way or getting me down,
I shall pop back to see if you managed to get a photo on here
Happy WOYWW have an enjoyable week hugs Ria #22

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Do you know, Maggie..we decided to go to more live music this year...and we've done quite well. I love going to concerts of all sorts and would have enjoyed Ralph McTell too. Good for you for being a groupie! Best of luck with the computer mending too...
Hugs, LLJ 3 xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Marg, seeing your feed on FB made me realise Mr Linky was up already. So I've linked up really early for me. Hope you are well, and the gym goes great. Your concert sounds great, how brilliant for someone to be so appreciative of their fans. Speak soon, Love Shaz xx

Spyder said...

My batteries are always flat too! Or I can't find the camera...where do they hide??? (then suddenly appear where you've already looked!) My desk is too messy to show, but I do have a lovely card and ATC from Elizabeth! Thank you for my non-snoop!! Happy Early WOYWW!!
((Lyn)) #27

505whimsygirl said...

Hello there Maggie,

I'm so glad the concert was just what you needed!! That's wonderful that you treat yourself! I'm not familiar with the artist but I will check him out on youtube.

I've been knitting mostly but found a cute little Halloween stamp and bought it. I need some ideas for coloring it though, so please stop by and put in your two cents!!!

Happy WOYWW
Peace, Kay (43)

Danie May said...

It doesn't hurt to treat yourself to a show or something you enjoy and it sounds like it did the trick in picking you up. Will definitely be back to take a peak at your blanket. Have a great week and Happy WOYWW! Danie #54

Sharon Madson said...

I guess we are all posting early! :)
I commend you for finishing your crocheted blanket. I haven't crocheted in years! Good luck with finding the missing disk. :) Happy WOYWW!
Sharon
#56

BJ said...

I guess if Ralph sang "Streets of London" then I DO know him but really it is just the song. Glad to hear you did something special in a rough week. HUGS BJ#1

peggy gatto said...

Happy workout!!!

Belinda Basson said...

Being a groupie is not a bad thing! Look how happy it has made you!

Donna Wheat said...

Ralph Mctell, that brings back some memories, as no photos had a nosey around the rest of your blog, some lovely projects, hope you have a good week, Donna #71

Karen Busby said...

Sounds like a great concert and I'm glad it gave you a lift. Although I am ashamed to admit that I have no idea who Ralph McTell is lol, sorry.

Karen no.82 x

artatag said...

Ralph McTell - Streets of London - brings back wonderful memories and leaves me humming for the rest of the day :-) Thanks for sharing
Cheers
Gabriele #77

Marit said...

I remember that song... we sang it sitting on the beach with a group of teens (there was always one carrying a guitar and knowing how to play that song - together with 'house of the rising sun' of course... oh and 'country road' by J. Denver - but now I'm rambling along....) anyways, happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Off to check that link... Marit #92

Julia Dunnit said...

What a great way to lift yourself out of a horrid week...and if the chance is there, I always do the groupie thing..I love the small venue concerts for just that reason! Hope the week improves girly.

April Story said...

I can totally relate to technology issues. It seems to slow me down more than speed me up sometimes. I hope you get everything straightened out. :-) April #61

Hettie said...

Lucky you to get to meet the Man himself! I do recognise his song but not the name! Oops!
Hugs
xx

The Taming of the Glue said...

Love Ralph McTell, saw him at Cropredy music festival a couple of years ago and he was fantastic. So glad you had a good time at the concert. Hugs. Pam#68

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It sounds like you had a lovely time at the concert. Hubby and I went to see a musician who did the same thing after the show once. I thought it was so neat.

Caro said...

So glad that you took yourself to something special and that it cheered you up. I hadn't heard of him before, but the song you posted above is gorgeous so no wonder you wanted to go. Big Hugs to you. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#12)

lisa said...

Oh I love Ralph McTell, Streets of London is wonderful.I bet he's great live and I'm so glad he made you feel brighter, Maggie.
Good Luck with all your computer stuff.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #110

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maggie, I've not linked this week but had to visit you when I saw mention of Ralph McTell - love Streets of London. Lucky you to have him perform close by. Thanks for the link to Barbara's blog, I must have missed hearing that she now has her own blog separate from ClarityStamps. Her new DVD arrived this morning so off to watch it for an hour or so now. I hope you are keeping well - have a good week. Elizabeth xx

Anne said...

Hi there - I've heard of Ralph McTell!!! :-) Glad you got to go to a concert. Sorry you have had a bad week. Happy WOYWW Anne x #81

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Maggie not WOYWWing either this week but popping over to say hi, wonderful indeedy - will look forward to seeing crafty work when camera batteries work :D Shaz in Oz.x

RosC said...

Hello Maggie,

What a fine thing to treat oneself when the Irritation Factor is high. I certainly know about Barbara Gray but Ralph McTell escapes my attention so I'll look him up. Isn't the internet simple marvellous for this kind of thing?

How's the new 'truck'? I haven't exercised mine for a while now but hope to be off for a few trips in the next little while before it gets too hot. The fires around Sydney so early ring serious alarm bells for us further south. Our dry comes later and after the spring rains, there is so much lush growth that will become tinder.

Nice to say hello again,
Ros #87

Alison Wade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. Glad you enjoyed the concert - I miss going to 'gigs'. When I lived in Birmingham I would go to the NEC quite often, but it is too far for me to travel anywhere now and my body doesn't allow me to enjoy any evening entertainment! Ali x #96

Claire said...

Great post, Maggie! Thank you for leaving a lovely comment - been so busy with daughter preparing for school art trip in Italy (they're in Florence right now, Venice on Mon, home Thurs).
So happy belated WOYWW and have a great week :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hi Maggie! I'm terribly late to still be WOYWW hopping, but I was so pleased to see you on there, I had to come by and say hello!

I'm sorry to hear you had a rough week, but it sounds like the concert was just the ticket! And it sounds like you've been crafty, too.

Good luck with the computer stuff and getting your craft room organized!! Big hugs, Darnell #57