Dressed in my 1950s Ball Gown!
I confess that I’m finding it increasingly more difficult to do all the things I want to do as my work load continues to grow. Not that I’m complaining as I love to be busy but sometimes I forget I do need a day of rest from time to time. So often I deprive myself of valuable sleep as I continue to burn the candle at both ends. With Halloween, Remembrance and Christmas just around the corner my diary is full and dates are selling well for 2023. It can be quite a juggling act fitting everybody in.
Last week I was on tour working my way along the south coast. I opened on Monday night at Danny House at Hurstpierpoint with “Putting on the Ritz”, songs from the 1920s & 30s which went down extremely well with the audience. It was the first time I had properly performed Richard’s new arrangement of my 1920s baby medley and in true Richard style he had come up trumps with a beautiful
Enjoying the Garden at Danny House!
musical composition which fitted the period perfectly.
This was my fifth show at Danny House and I’ve now become a regular visitor there. I’m looking forward very much to returning in March next year, when I will be performing a “Gala Concert” and featuring some of my favorite songs and operatic arias.
Danny is such a beautiful venue and on this occasion I was granted special permission to do a photo shoot on the Tuesday with photographer
Angela Adams. I’m always looking for interesting locations and Danny House has it all as I continue to build my photographic portfolio and document my many vintage out-fits. On this occasion I was keen to record some of my 1950s dresses.
It’s easy to underestimate just what hard work it is doing a photo shoot. There’s a lot to prepare before hand and trying to look ones best over a five hour shoot can be exhausting. On this occasion Angela and I started shooting at 2pm and excluding a short break for supper we worked through to gone 8pm. Fortunately we were able
Ready to Sing for Vera’s 90th Birthday!
to document nine of my out-fits. As yet I haven’t seen the photos but I’m looking forward to receiving them very much and sharing them all with you all on my social media pages.
Following the shoot I had shows in Waterlooville, Fareham, Chichester and on the Sunday I was engaged to sing for a special 90th Birthday party in London. This week my travels have taken me to Chorleywood, Enfield, Bedford, Hampstead and Northampton. Next week I’m taking some well
Beautiful Birthday Cake!
earned time out and I’m having a few days holiday as I try and recharge my batteries.
I’ve been working extremely hard and I really need these few days away. After this holiday I’m fully booked from the 16th October through to the end of the year and I need a rest before I head out to France on the 21st October.
This year I’ve been booked to perform at the Liberation Ball in the town of Bretteville l’Orgueilleuse which is at the Juno end of the famous D-Day beaches. Juno was where the Canadian’s landed and I’m looking forward to singing at the Ball very much. I only wish I could stay in Normandy for longer but I have a very quick turn around and I’m straight into Halloween shows on the Monday.
All Set for Normandy!
That’s all my news for now and I shall leave you with a few of this weeks snap shots at Danny house.
Keep Following, Toodle Pip and Bye for Now! 😉