Saturday, 20 July 2013

Happy Saturday

Today is a great day, because after Hubby being away for two weeks he's back! He's been touring around Europe with a wonderful Belgian singer called Nele (pronounced Nay-lah). So after missing the last fourteen or so gigs that they've played together, I'm going to four this weekend. Sun, music and cider - sounds perfect, doesn't it?

















And here's a song they sing together, recorded when Nele was in England last year. It's a cover of the Civil Wars song, Poison and Wine.


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  1. Sounds like a wonderful time. Enjoy!

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    1. 1 down, 3 to go! Pretty exhausted already, so I don't know how the performers are feeling :-)

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  2. I hope you enjoy it, because it does sound like great fun. Great song! Your husband is really talented.

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    1. It is a beautiful song. I actually prefer this version to the original!

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  3. Beautiful song. Enjoy the cider in the sunshine! ;-)

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  4. That's wonderful you'll get to see four shows.

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    1. It's going to be a long weekend though!

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  5. I didn't know your husband was a guitarist! Very cool. I couldn't sing and play at the same time as well as he does though. I'd confuse myself.

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    1. I speak as someone who can't drive because I can't do two things at once... so I know what you mean :-)

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  6. I used to sing French songs for people at a Belgian resort (1 of the 9 languages I taught myself to sing in). I'm glad I'm retired now, but I'm glad your hubby's doing what he loves. :-)

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    1. Nine languages? Impressive! What are they all?

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  7. Sounds amazing, have fun at those gigs.

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    1. It was great, but tiring. I don't know how they did it for two weeks when I couldn't handle two days!

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  8. Sounds like a brilliant weekend. Have fun!

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    1. It was fantastic. Recovering now by lying down as I type :-)

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  9. Sun, music and wine do indeed sound a perfect combination. Have fun.

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  10. Hi Annalisa .. they sound great concerts - so fabulous that your hubby's been touring and getting his name out there .. and I love their voices together ..

    My kind of music! Looks like ice-cream weather rather than heady cider?!

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. It was Pimms instead of cider, in the end. Hubby loved every minute.

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  11. Such beautiful voices. Really quite impressive. Funny how so many singers sound so great on the radio and then when you see them live, they sound awful. Makes you wonder how so many very talented singers with such great sounds don't get to have that spotlight.

    And was that a castle in the background? I so want to come to England and see all the history!!

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    1. A couple of the gigs they did this weekend were completely unplugged, and they still sounded great :-)

      It's the Royal Citadel in the background, home of 29 Commando, a specialist British Army unit. It was built in 1660. Just round the corner from it are the Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrim Fathers departed from.

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  12. I love that song. You must be very proud of him. Hope you're surviving all the live performances ;-)

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    1. It's a fantastic song, isn't I? I am very proud of him. I have collapsed after just two days of being with them - they've had two weeks and gone from Belgium to Germany, Holland and England - a lot of travelling!

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  13. Oh this song is so great-- thanks for sharing your husband's and Nele's talent. What a creative duo you are.

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  14. Have a great time! Personally I can't stand the sun and avoid it where possible, but that's just me :D

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    1. I hate it being too hot, but there was a lovely sea breeze that helped a lot.

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  15. p.s. I really enjoyed teh song - they sound great together!

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  16. Have a great time.. sounds like so much fun:)

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    1. Fun and tiring, and despite a whole Sunday in the sun barely a tan :-)

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  17. Sounds like you had a great weekend! :)

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  18. Very nice, music! I especially like when they sing together in harmony.

    Enjoy.
    xoRobyn

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    1. Nele's normal style is very different and quirky, so when I first heard this song I was pretty blown away.

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  19. way too cool. Glad you could see and hear them perform, plus enjoy some cider.

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    1. Being official groupie/roadie takes it's toll after a while - still unsure how they kept up the pace for two weeks!

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  20. Fun! Hope it was a great weekend :)

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    1. Yes, it was. And now I'm taking two days to recover... that's what getting old does to a girl!! :-(

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  21. Beautiful song and beautiful setting! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. x

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  22. Any guy with a guitar, shaggy hair and a beard has my approval. You done well :) Great song too, wow!!!

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, with Joy)

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  23. What a talented pair! I've never heard that song but it's lovely. It springboards several stories into my head :)

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    1. Music is awesome inspiration, isn't it?

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  24. Wow, Annalisa! That was absolutely wonderful. Such talent and I can see why you are so proud. Me thinks you had a great weekend and the recovery is in full swing :)

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    1. Thanks Gary, I am mildly proud :-) Actually, it was only the tiredness I had to recover from. I didn't think drinking a lot and then having a two-hour Cornish-road journey home was a good idea!

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  25. That's a wonderful song. Nice vocals. I hope you had a great weekend.

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