Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Sing, write, walk

I found this sign last Tuesday, when walking from St Uny church to Carbis Bay and back, and while it didn't fit in with the walk I was writing for the new book, it does fit in nicely with an article I'm writing about walkers who walk in aid of peace.

This has been a fascinating topic as my three case studies have so much to say, in differing aspects. The worst part about this is that I only have 1,000 words and really the piece needs at least 2 or 3,000 words to do it justice.

We all go through difficult times, don't we, and recently has been one of those times that I will be glad to see the back of. Not helped by bloody awful weather. As my friend Mel said recently, "Thank god you've got your singing, Flowerpot." And that has kept me sane. Last Saturday I went to a fabulous all day workshop and learned some African, American and all kinds of singing. ON Sunday our lovely musical director Claire Ingleheart gave a short workshop which was incredibly uplifting. And last night I went to a rehearsal for the Man Engine choir which made me incredibly proud to be Cornish. Standing outside at Heartlands, 100 of us, singing Jim Carey's Chamber to the Grave was something I will never forget. And we will be performing that this weekend at Geevor on Saturday and Heartlands on Sunday - so if you haven't got your tickets, get them now!

Lastly, I've just sent the proofs for my du Maurier book back to my publishers. Four days of intensive proof reading (which can only be done in short bursts, I find, or I lose the right level of concentration) has left me shattered but with a sense of achievement. And in three or four weeks, we will have the actual book...

So wishing you all a happy Easter. I will be spending Easter Sunday singing at Heartlands for the Man Engine Tour so please come along. You won't regret it!


Sally said...

Singing is so good for the soul isn't it? Congratulations on getting your proofs read and returned. I look forward to seeing your new book before too long. ������

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Sally - book is back from printers on 17th April apparently then have to allow about ten days for the distributors, so we're talking end of April! XX

Kim @ Him, Him Me said...

Happy Easter Sue
Hope Man Engine gos well and you are uplifted and invigorated.
Good Luck with the book
Happy Easter to you and Moll.

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Kim - just about to set off for Man Engine. Forecast isnt good so will wrap up well! Happy Easter to you and yours x

Kim @ Him, Him Me said...

Hope the book signing went well. I read Rebbeca, Jamaica Inn etc when I was a teenager, but not for years. I found The Kings General in a charity shop recently, never heard of it but will see how it goes. We have spring here today! Long may it last.

Flowerpot said...

Kim - hope you enjoy the King's General - be interested to hear what you think.