Today’s first guest picture comes from Muriel, the leader of the Mrs Tootlepedal’s church choir, who was at our concert on Friday in Canonbie where she took this photograph of us.
It was very windy again and as we had still got a lot of singing to do, once again I let the chance of a cycle ride slide away from me. I really will have to pull myself together soon but some less busy weeks are coming up so I hope for the best.
The day was much better than the forecast as far as rain went so I strolled round the garden. Some new flowers are about.
As well as a bit of colour, there is quite a lot of white.
A blackbird was very calm as I walked up to it.
We had an early lunch and set off for Carlisle to combine some shopping with a practice with our other choir there. We have got a concert coming up in two weeks with them so we were working hard to get some polish into our programme. We would make more progress if we could remember to do what we had learned in the previous weeks without having to be taught it again but I suppose that must be true of many choirs. Our musical director is very patient.
We had time for a light meal and a couple of garden pictures when we got back….
…..before we set off for Westerkirk for our Langholm Choir concert there. The church is set in an idyllic spot…
…and is light and airy. The audience eventually outnumbered the choir but was not as large as the audience at Canonbie on Friday. The choir gave their best again though and the audience was very appreciative. The two Langholm Sings concerts went as well as could have been expected and I feel sure that we will visit both of the venues again.
It has been a hard working weekend but enjoyable.
In a complete contrast to yesterday, the flying bird of the day is a streamlined goldfinch.