It can get a bit dark at rehearsal down the baritone end. Brian Pollard arrived one night with
a miner’s lamp firmly fixed to the middle of his forehead. Effective but weird.
How many choristers does it take to construct the musical director’s dais? One? two? three?
I can’t count above three so let’s say it was a lot.
The meal at Heckmondwike Golf Club was excellent. And Elizabeth’s address hit just the
Ged Faricy writes. During a regular game of pool last Monday I casually mentioned that
Marilyn and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary over the bank holiday weekend.
David Haigh asked politely, “Are you doing anything special?” “Yes, we’ve booked a quiet
romantic trip to Llandudno – at Osbourne House on the front, dinner at the at the famous St
Tuddno’s Restaurant next door but one.” David’s jaw dropped, “But it’s our wedding
anniversary that same weekend and Chris and I have booked a quiet romantic weekend in
Llandudno and we are staying at St Tuddno’s on the front.” The pool stopped and a minutes
silence ensued while it sank in. Neither of us had any inkling of the others plans.
What’s the ‘probability’ of the following? (Answers to Clive next Tuesday please)
Same birthday – Jan 19th
Same wedding anniversary – the Saturday of the May bank holiday
Both choosing the same location to celebrate
Both Joining NMMVC 12+ years ago
Both first tenors
Both runners and general keep fit enthusiasts
Is there more in this astrology theory than mumbo jumbo? By the way we each had a great
weekend, the four of us just meeting up briefly late on the Friday night to toast our joint
Ged and David
I wonder why Paul looks so very pleased with himself? I guess what happens on tour stays
on tour. On the other hand, Rod looks has if he’s been hit by a bus. Well he might. Because
he hasn’t the first clue about cricket. He thinks all the athletic fielding and bowling and all
the concentration it takes to bat can’t be up to much. ‘Nothing ever happens – how hard can
that be?’ he asked me. The answer was not pretty – he needs to get out more.
Llandudno Musical Highlights included:
Anne did an outstanding ‘Homage to Mozza’ – a piano sonata of Beatles tunes.
Anne and Elizabeth did two duets, one ear- achingly out of tune (‘The Way You Look
Tonight’) and one fooling around with a tea-towel.
The climax was musical ‘Petit Fours’, introduced with gravitas and authority by Jim.
And the last laugh – Clive and Elizabeth’s long running piano-playing gag. It hasn’t palled