My parents have been the foundations which have enabled me to pursue my dreams. They have always been fully supportive of my desire to become a classically trained singer, and my brother’s dreams too. I will be in Glasgow on their 30th wedding anniversary which is tomorrow the 1st October, and Matt will be in London, so we’ll have to rely on Tom giving them a hug. We would love to wish them every happiness and I can’t wait to see them both at the weekend 🙂
Pearls of wisdom
P is for Patience as you worked with each of us on the things that were important to our futures.
E is for Examples that you have both been to us in the way you have lived your lives.
A is for Always being there when we need someone to talk to.
R is for Resourceful in helping us identify ways we can work through our tasks.
L is for Loving us each and every day.
I can’t wait to see what the next 30 years has to bring.
My Dad is in the process of transferring all of our old video recorder tapes into his computer digitally then indexing them because this is what Mum has asked for as her gift. I can’t wait until it’s finished so I can see some of them 😉 . This process is taking him ages and he has been digitising them every night after work for the last two weeks and he’s only a quarter of the way through! He says it is very distracting, apparently, to keep seeing us as babies, toddlers and young children as he keeps stopping to watch little clips he and Mum have remembered fondly along the way.
Dad said that we have always competed against each other and apparently there is footage of me and my elder brother fooling around pretending to be Power Rangers on their bed, aged 2 and 5, until Matt gives me a shove off the side of the bed! Equally alarming is us both giving our one year old baby brother Tom a spin in the baby bouncer hanging off the door frame, and my first roller-skate practise with some of Tom’s nappies stuck down the back of my shorts because I kept falling over to give me a bit of padding.
Mum says it’s been sad too, she walked past the monitor and stopped to watch me singing ‘Truly Scrumptious’ from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to my Aunty Marjorie, my first fan who is sadly no longer with us, I think of her every time I sing in St Annes. I can’t sing ‘Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again’ without tears as I sang it at her funeral service, it would have been her birthday on the 13th October.
I have loaded my performance of “My Ship” from the musical “Lady in the Dark”. The musical was written by Kurt Weill ( music ) and Ira Gershwin ( lyrics ) and this song is the final song of the show following the three dream sequences “the Glamour Dream”, “the Wedding Dream” and the “the Circus Dream”. It is a beautiful song and one of my parent’s favourites from my early repertoire before leaving home to start at RCS.