Singing on the Drive!
In My Easter Bonnet!
It’s been an extraordinary Easter, quite unlike any one I have ever known before. The weather has been glorious which is unusual for British Bank holidays at the best of times. But rather than being out and about we have all been in look down as we self isolate, stay indoors and observe the social distancing regulations.
It’s a new way of living and I’ve been trying to master new skills involving my mobile phone. I’m not very technical and I struggle with modern technology. I’m desperate to learn how to stream and I hope it wont be too long before I’m able to stream my shows live to Facebook. If you follow my Facebook pages you will know last week I had a go at recording a few short video blogs. Sadly since then my mobile phone has gone into lock down and I’m waiting for Apple to get back to me with a cure. These things often take 24 hours and with a little help from my friends I hope it wont be too long before I’m up and running again.
In the meantime I have been finding new and creative ways of performing shows. This is usually a very busy time of year for me, but with the Covid 19 lock down everything has been put on hold. On Easter Saturday I woke up and decided
Ready to Sing on the Front Lawn!
to perform a 3pm Easter Bonnet show in front of my house on the lawn for my neighbours. Fortunately I live in a cul-de-sac so we don’t have a traffic problem and people were able to watch me from their front gardens. The show went really well and the next morning I received an e-mail from a neighbour asking if I would consider performing a show across the road for the residence in Ashburnham Crescent.
These are extremely worrying times and it’s important to observer social distancing at all times and not to have any contact with other house holds. As long as families grant me
Wearing my Easter Fashions!
permission to perform on their drive ways, tell me where their electric supply is, and leave their front door open so I can plug in, this arrangement doesn’t break any rules.
On Sunday we followed all these rules really carefully as I took extra special care to wet wipe everything down. It was lovely to see every-one in Ashburnham Crescent sitting in their gardens enjoying the music. On Thursday evening I will be returning to my own garden to perform a show at 7.30pm just before we break to applaud the NHS at 8pm, after which time I will be playing through to 8.30pm before we loose the light completely. On Thursday I’ve been requested to perform my “We’ll Meet Again” show songs from the 1940s in my ATS uniform and tomorrow I shall be singing “The Magic of the Musicals” .
That’s all my news for now. Keep Following and Toodle Pip! 😉