January 31, 2023
I am having serious problems with my knitting and have ripped out all the final lace panel again, actually for the 4th time. Missing one stitch is a disaster, still, just keeping at it is the task in hand.
But, on the upside I got to go to my first concert for the year, and it was here on the island. My friend has a beautiful property and when she was landscaping it she installed an area for concerts, a small ampitheatre. What a great place for a recital? Most people brought their own seating, food and beverages of choice, some even brought their dogs.
Tidal Moon is a duo from the island, although Barbara played harp with one of the Symphony orchestras and also plays numerous other instruments.
I didn't really think about the music I would be hearing, and for the most part it was made up of original music that Barbara had written. (We have some seriously talented people living here.) In the second part of the recital another group performed, Green Gratz. I was blown away with the 'fiddle' playing. Mainly Celtic, but lots of other genres as well.
Overhead the Southern Cross shone from above, the night birds called and you could hear the sea lapping on the beach. It was a most enjoyable night.
Then, I picked up my chair and walked home, which was a bit hairy as we have very few street lights on the island. I trod carefully on one section of the walk home where it was pitch dark and I was frightened I might step on one of those animals that come out at night. Namely a snake! But, I got home in one piece.
So, I have started on my journey for another resolution, to attend concerts. I see an advertisement for another one I want to attend coming up in February. If I can afford the tickets I would like to attend one a month.