Capercaillie at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, 29.11.13

It had been a while since I last saw Capercaillie play. That was at Chichester Festival Theatre about three or four years ago. So when Charlie, their fiddle player, said he had got me a couple of tickets for the London gig on this 30th anniversary tour, it was like an extra birthday present for me. In the end, things changed and I went on my own, but that was fine and I was able to make use of the spare seat later. Continue reading

Starting the year on a positive

Well, I graded yesterday. I got up at 5.45 so I had time to relax with a coffee before I needed to go to London to grade. This was the first time I had been to a patterns grading as opposed to a foundation grading, so it was interesting for me to see the difference in format. Continue reading