Wow, what a week this has been! We were invited to a friend's 50th birthday party on Saturday, which we were intending to go. But, then I was informed by my daughter that, as it was my birthday on Saturday, I needed to cancel any plans I had made as she had a surprise present for me. Hmm, it was quite hard to telephone my friend to let her know we weren't coming.
BUT! what was the surprise? You've guessed from the title of this post, right? YES! tickets for a Rod Stewart concert at Inverness, yay!!! What a performance he gave - it was brilliant! All the old favourites - 'Maggie May', 'This old Heart', 'I am Sailing' and two hours worth of more. It was fantastic to be singing the songs wot he wrote, alongside him, and that we've been singing since he first wrote them.
And, the icing on the cake was that our original tickets were for on the pitch (Cally Thistle Stadium) and behind the tent covering the light and sound equipment, and protecting it from any rain. Yes, blocking our view but, we weren't going to let that spoil our evening.
However, the tent was being pulled down as the night was clear. While this was happening I was talking to a young woman about the tent being there, blah, blah. I mentioned that I had been anxious as it might have spoiled our view, it was my birthday and this was my birthday treat. We sat down and the young woman came over and asked us to go and follow her. So, we arrived down at the front of the pitch, four rows from the front .... and she says 'I'm **name, the person in charge**, have these seats with my compliments, and Happy Birthday to you!'
Just how flipping cool is that?!! And, I am now more in love with Rod Stewart than ever.
AND - a Textiles Course
I recently applied for a place on a City & Guilds Creative Embroidery course. When I spoke with the person who runs this course she ran through the course details and it turns out that it is much more to do with textiles, art and design, was I still interested? I was biting my fist as she was speaking, of course I would love to do the textiles side of it as well as the embroidery, felting and machine embroidery. Who wouldn't?!
So today I have received the offer letter. I need to return the acceptance form within 7 days.
So, perhaps being the ripe old age of 53 won't be so bad, eh?