Sunday, June 19, 2005

A piece of advice

If you wish to play Rachmaninov's 2nd symphony (which is long and tiring), along with a concerto and an overture, making up a 2 hour concert, do not do this on the hottest muggiest stickiest most vile day of the year when the air conditioning in your concert hall is broken. As soon as the stage lights are switched on you will sweat buckets before you've even started playing, and when you do play you will sweat even more and will be unable to keep your fingers on the keys. Also do not do all of the above on a day when they are digging up the train network and you have to leave the house early in case your replacement bus service doesn't turn up - just to spite you you will be stupidly early and have to sit in the hot sun for 2 hours. You will then have to spend your bus/train combo journey home sitting in your own sweat in desperate need of water. You may also develop an interestingly large blister on your big toe.

Really, really not recommended.

Charity Ball

Fantastic night last night at the Charity Ball! The Renegade Big Band were fantastic - as they keep saying, they really should do it more often. It was brilliant and so good to dance to. The punch and mead were both excellent as was the food which everyone had put so much effort into preparing. Highlights of the jazz bass recorder debut (comedy), dancing with Mr Lloyd, dancing to the band, Craigy P taking pictures of ducks, the amazing dancing trumpet section, and teaching Mr Sait how to line dance to Steps. Hmm, a lot of dancing featuring there! I can now see why everyone looks forward to this night so much: brilliant evening.

Friday, June 17, 2005


Today I tried on ball dresses for the chaplaincy ball tomorrow. For the last 2 balls (Final Fling and Music Centre 05) I've been desperate to wear the red dress that I wore once, to MC Ball 03. Both times it has spectacularly failed to fasten up and I have been most upset. Today...fitted like a dream. In fact, slightly loose! The people who invented Weight Watchers should be elevated to the sainthood.

One slight other 3 beautiful dresses are now either a bit too big or large enough to fit a small family. Error.

Also...I now have to iron the red one. Arse.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Girly Night Tonight!

Hurrah hurrah hurrah hurrah hurrah hurrah hurrah hurrah hurrah!!!!

Hope you like the colours, Juicy!

And only a half day at work - hurrah some more.