I have been so busy and stressed lately and today really looked like it was going to be one of my worst ever. I’d a masterclass in the morning and I played a work that I’m still not totally on top of. Then I had to teach in the afternoon, and go straight from there to UCD. I’ve been ‘engaged’ to do a gig with the choral scholars there; we’re doing Brahms’ Liebeslieder. Since I’d never met the choir before or Des, their leader, I was pretty anxious for it to go well.
I cleaned out my wardrobe at the weekend. About once a month, we get a plastic bag and a notice through our door telling us when there will be a collection for unwanted clothes for charity. So this morning, I nipped out in my pyjamas to put out my bag of clothes for collection, and I met the post man. I said hello, and he said, I have a parcel for you! This was really lucky because if I hadn’t gotten up I wouldn’t have heard him knocking, and I would’ve gotten a note saying that I had to go collect it from a depot somewhere up in Finglas.
So check this out! My secret pal sent this great box of niceness.
Two balls of the softest alpaca laceweight wool. Wow. I can’t wait to knit this up. And! (this is the bit I love) a booklet about the Magic Loop technique, and a bamboo Addi circular needle to try it out on. Fabulous!
Check out this deadly card and bookmark she made for me too. The bookmark says, “As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never face the wrong way”. Whoever you are, you are seriously talented with your card-crafting abilities.
So it cheered me up so much that I had a really great day! I played well in my class, teaching was good and my rehearsal was great. Thank you so much, secret pal *hugs*
I have been putting together what I’m going to send off to my secret pal. I’m going to do it this weekend. Hopefully I can send her as good a day as mine sent me 🙂