Music was my first love…

Each summer holiday I have a long think about things that I would like to do in the next twelve months. Not all of them are suitable for sharing, but this year I have decided that I want to go to live music events at least once a month. I’ll keep this updated, so I can remember what I’ve done!

August
Proms – BBC Philharmonic Orchestra play Arnold (Peterloo Overture), Rachmaninov (Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – with an amazing pianist, Juan Perez Floristan, who was a last minute substitute) and Tchaikovsky (Swan Lake excerpts)

Proms (again) – Late night Prom, full of music from SciFi films. All new music to the Proms, two world premieres and five composers in attendance – with three of them performing their pieces with the orchestra! An amazing collection of instruments as well, contra-bass flute/clarinet/trombone, bass flute, random percussion. Good fun.

September

Organ music – there was no programme as we listened to an organist from Poland play the organ in the cathedral in Riga

Sleeping beauty – a chance to go to the opera house in Riga meant we saw the ballet sleeping beauty by Tchaikovsky with a small orchestra in the pit

October

Wayward Sons, Stone Broken, Black Star Riders – a loud gig on my birthday, over in Wolverhampton at KK’s Steel Mill. Fabulous. They ran out of beer!

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#30dayswild 12/6/19

A lunchtime walk in the gloom of June (!) at Hanbury Hall. A first chance to explore the parkland, and admire the standing deadwood as well as the new-growing conkers, before moo-ving on to the more formal gardens. The cows were wanting in to the walled kitchen garden

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#30dayswild 11/6/19

20190611_162356.jpg Found the strawberries on the urban allotment during my walk in the rain

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#30dayswild 9/6/19

A lovely walk along the canal today. Swans, ducks, geese and a heron all spotted.

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Wedding sampler

Forgot to share this… took 2 months, finished just in time!

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#30dayswild 8/6/19

Such miserable weather yesterday that we stayed in and watched the storm. Later on, driving home, it was fascinating to see the mist over the fields.

Today I have been watching a bee being busy

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#30dayswild 5/6/19

A visit to charlecote park after work. Lovely and quiet, so the deer were very visible

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