A slight shift of direction for my blog today as we were informed yesterday that there will be a second Lockdown in England commencing on the 5th of November. So I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you, my friends, and send a message of support and love.
I want to firstly share a little bit of music to lift spirits. Here is a recording of Glitter and Be Gay from the final of the Pendine International Voice of the Future competition that I entered and won in 2018. I am really excited and thankful to the Llangollen International Eisteddfod and Rondo Media for providing me with access to the video so that I can share this special memory with you. I would also like to thank Nico de Villiers for his outstanding playing and effervescent energy on stage.
To boost your mood, I recommend putting on an uplifting song, then dance and jiggle around for the three minutes. My personal go-to is “Send me on my Way” by Rusted Root.
Or if you choose to play one of my recorded songs, I’d love to know which is your favourite mood booster!
If you’d like to enhance your mood through exercise I recommend checking out Chiara Favaretti‘s online community classes. Chiara is a wonderful Pilates teacher, who offers fantastic zoom classes, which started as a result of the first lock-down in March. They are suitable for all ages and different ability levels. The schedule for November will be:
Monday 4pm – Gentle Pilates
Monday 5.30pm – Pilates in Italian
Wednesday 7.15pm – meditation and meridians’ stretches
Thursday 4pm – Dynamic pilates
You can sign-up for more information click here:
If you want to remember, when lock-down was warmer, you can re-watch my balcony concerts on this playlist:
I enjoyed a recent trip to the National Gallery in London, and found out that you can have a virtual experience thanks to the collaboration with Google! Thanks to this creation you can immerse yourself in Renaissance art – if you fancy.
Or if you prefer learning something new, why not listen to Sir David Attenborough provide a guided audio tour for the National History Museum whilst you virtually walk around on this app:
Or you can attend one of the National History Museum’s online events. A great chance to keep the brain stimulated.
If you’d like to try something musical yourself, or possibly a Christmas Gift with a difference for a loved one, you could have a singing lesson or a piano lesson, and if you like them even a block booking 🙂 . George and I are offering these virtually from our home you can reach out here on my blog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.