Well hello, you precious Planetarians! You’re the best bunch a girl could hope to have around. Seriously. I really appreciate your kind, caring and constructive comments on my last post. Looking at it again, I’m not surprised it stressed you out to read it! In keeping with your suggestions, I have *gone gently* since then. I haven’t responded to your comments on my post or emailed personal replies like I normally do – I’m leaving that until tomorrow when I’m pixie-free and only then if I feel like it. Last night I turned off the computer at 10.40 pm – the first time I’ve done that in months. Mind you, I still read my ‘Country Style’ mag in bed for longer than I should have but I’m taking baby steps here ☺. Tonight I thought I’d share two things which have brightened my past week – let’s lighten the mood a little on this planet!
Attending the Seeker Lover Keeper concert
One thing Mr PB and I have noticed since arriving on Planet Baby is how rarely we actually get to listen to music we like. Madness, isn’t it? We have The Wiggles and Playschool CDs on high rotation in the car. At home, well, there’s always so much noise and action around with the pixies that often we just *crave peace* instead of more noise! Hence the lack of *our* music played. But one artist has captivated us in recent years – Australian singer, Sarah Blasko. Her voice is ethereal and transporting, her lyrics moving and thoughtful and her melodies just beautiful. So when I found she was touring Hobart with the delightful and talented Sally Seltmann and Holly Throsby as Seeker Lover Keeper, I was *ecstatic*! And my, I wasn’t disappointed.
It was set in the glorious surrounds of St David’s Cathedral which I’ve posted about here. It was also where Dad’s Thanksgiving Service was held on 23 August 2011 so my recent memories of it were still very raw.
The Cathedral was packed. Jam-packed. Such a rare occurrence. And there was such a *buzz of anticipation* in the air, it was all but palpable. After the warm-up act, these three gorgeous songstresses appeared up in front of the Rood Screen you can see above, all beautifully illuminated by spectacular lighting. Strumming their guitars, they then commenced singing a selection of songs from their mutual album as well as their own tunes.
It was mesmerising.
And so moving! With tears glistening in my eyes as I thought of my Dad, my spirits soared as they sang their glorious harmonies. It was a shame we weren’t allowed to photograph or film it but here’s a photo I took in a break just to capture a *hint* of the brilliant lighting.
I stumbled out into the clear night air, my heart just swelling at having experienced such beauty. What a blessing.
Here’s are a couple of clips to give you some idea of what I experienced – do treat yourself and have a peek!
Following my dear friend Felicity’s suggestion after my last post, I retreated to *my room of my own* and started some crafting. Just for me, for once.
And this, sweet Planetarians, is what resulted.
This is what I started with. Note my choice of my favourite blues, anyone?
I bought the symbol at Typo as it reminded me of blogging. Now I love the colours, the textures and the thrill of having personalised it. Now it’s more *me*, don’t you think?
Here’s the back view for my crafty friends, just to show I like to keep my handiwork neat!
And a little side view, so you can see some of its texture.
Woops! I’m up past my curfew so I’m better zoom to bed. I’d love to hear if any of you are fans of Seeker Lover Keeper as well. Have any of you been to their recent concerts and if so, how did you find them? Do share!