|iphone panoramic pic of the gig venue-|
Ruth and Ron's lounge!
Nowadays weekends are mostly about grocery shopping, DIY and church but I am fortunate enough to know a wide range of interesting people so every now and again my weekends make me want to write once again
"What I did at the weekend"
My weekend started on Friday night when we went to a "Live in the Lounge" music gig organised by a couple of friends at their home in North Herts.
singer songwriter Lucy
I was asked if I wanted to perform - I offered to crochet silently as a performance art piece but was politely told that they thought they could manage without it.
The following night, again a little bit out of a feeling of " I ought to" we went along to a church fundraiser. I confess I hadn't read the emailed invite earlier in the week properly, still suffering as I was with tooth-related face-ache and Fibro so didn't really know what I was letting myself in for.
But when another friend reminded me about it I agreed to join them there. The evening was to raise funds for an excellent charity "Habitat for Humanity" and a number of my church friends are off to somewhere foreign beginning with K soon to help build homes for people who desperately need them ( For a more comprehensive explanation of what they do please visit www.habitatforhumanity.org.uk/) so off we went to the less than exciting venue of the church hall.
|mint and mango chocs|
|plate to share- or not share...|
There was strawberry and balsamic vinegar, mint, mango and coriander, coconut and lemongrass, hot chilli and even some basil, lemon and raspberry liqueur flavours. Normally not one to be adventurous I was brave and apart from the basil one which I was really not too sure about I was glad I took the plunge.
I did feel a bit sick by the end of the evening but recovered enough for my daughters birthday celebrations the following day where I seemed to spend the whole day eating - BBQ, cake, Chinese takeaway and hurrah! left over chocolates brought by one of the chocolate, wine and coffee event organisers!
And that folks, is what I did at the weekend. How about you?
Video clip features my friend, guitarist Ron Atkinson, Live in the Lounge. Clip may not work on some mobile devices probably because I'm an eejit who hasn't uploaded it properly!