Life is a Challenge!

By Honeycombebeach


Hello Lovely Blippers,

I don’t suppose you thought you would hear from me today - because the HCBs went to Church and often go out afterwards looking for dereliction, but I heard Mrs. HCB telling her Mum that she wouldn’t be abled to visit this afternoon because she was going to the theatre.

Well, you know me, I never like to miss out on an opportunity for a photoshoot, so once again, I jumped into her bag and kept very quiet.

We got to the theatre and when Mrs. HCB got out her phone to take a selfie of her two friends, Debbie and Vikki, she found me.  I think she had worn her pink cashmere scarf, which her friend, Marylou had sent her from Pakistan and was intending that to be the pink for BCAM today, but she said she would be happy for me to be in the photograph too.  Debbie and Vikki were surprised when she got her earbuds out so Mrs. HCB explained that you could take a better selfie using the volume control - which neither of them knew.

The concert was amazing and we listened to four wonderful pieces played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the lady conductor, Valentina Peleggi.  These were Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis written by Vaughan Williams, Cello Concerto by Elgar, The Italian Girl in Algiers : Overture by Rossini and Symphony No.4, “Italian” by Mendelssohn.  I think my favourite was the Elgar Cello Concerto and I think it was Debbie and Vikki’s favourite too - the soloist was Jamal Aliyev and he was amazing.  We all wondered how he remembered all the notes and the right order in which to play them!!

Vikki is a “Girl About Town” but Mrs. HCB hadn’t seen her for a while and nor had she seen Debbie, who is a long-standing friend of hers, so they were nattering quite a lot - but not during the performance, of course - that would be very impolite and it’s just not done.

I was interested to see how nimble and fit the conductor was - we all thought she looked more like a ballerina - she was wearing a beautiful flowing long coat so watching her movements and seeing her long hair swaying was wonderful.  Interestingly, she used just her hands to conduct in the first piece, but used a baton for all the others - I would like to have asked her why, but we didn’t have time to go to the stage door at the end of the concert.

A great afternoon in the company of three lovely ladies  - and the sun was even shining today, so that was an added bonus.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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“Fearless does not mean 
     you aren’t afraid; 
          it means you accept the fear 
               and move forward anyway.” 
Brianne Joseph : Breast Cancer Survivor

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