Never say never

Angela ..my favourite blogger and wonderful soprano in the old bishops choir x x x

Living with Parkinson's

A lot of things have happened over the last few years which I never thought would be possible. I can think of several events that took place both in the UK and worldwide which certainly seemed to take everyone completely by surprise – those times when everyone thought ‘That’ll never happen’ and then it did.

I never thought I would be diagnosed with Parkinson’s aged 36. Having always been a fairly reserved and private person, I also never thought I’d be writing a blog. And even when I posted my first blog, I never planned to keep blogging. Truth be told, in between blogs, I have often wondered whether the blog I just posted might be my last ever blog. It’s been nearly two years since my first blog in September 2016, and somehow I’ve written 64 blogs with over 11,800 views. I definitely never would have predicted that!

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Happy Birthday to Me

Well good morning me and a Happy Birthday to me.. I made it! Another year on the planet..I am right now tucked up in my cave in London eating chocolate for breakfast, preparing for first choir session of the term which is this evening..Such a good thing to be doing on your birthday.. Just had a couple of weeks,  ‘so called’ off and realised as usual I was not idle. I wrote and recorded the song above, sent it off for two pitches, which it was rejected as not being commercial enough..I cried the first time. That’s ok, still have work to do with rejection, having lots of practise at the moment.

I wrote 2 -2 minute multi layered ‘ Hans Zimmer, Eric Whittaker ( my husband -ha ha)’ pieces, which I have sent off to another pitch. I arranged Perfect Day and 3 Northumbrian folk songs (as well as arranging ‘it’s all I got’ for my choir) for acapella. Me and Andy recorded extra vocals on a couple of tracks which I pitched for a duet request and we got Melting passed on to the next stage of a potential movie pitch. 

3 Bucket Jones also got a support gig in London on the 2nd June with The Skyline Drivers ( more information later)  which you can all come  and it looks like I shall be piloting a new lunchtime staff choir at UCL for the summer term. I also sat on a on  cottage  on a mountain in Wales for 36 hours and read a funny and  inspirational book  by Anne Lamott called Bird by Bird about writing and saw some real stars.. So all in all, a good time was had and the Summer and a New Year starts today. Have a good day everyone.