Young, old and not forgetting my dog packed the bohemian little cafe in Moseley Rod, Birmingham last night.
I have been running spoken word and music events at this venue for years and years but last night was something special.
Everyone in the world felt like they were therr. ..ok that’s a touch of a exaggeration, but you get the message
The crowd wasn’t just huge they were supportive to all of the acts. .and the acts well they were top quality all 23 of them. That’s no exaggeration, my events are busy ones.
If you are ever in Balsall Heath on the second Friday of the month. ..please drop in for a fab night 😎
We are in August, yesterday morning felt like late October. It was dark, cold and raining.
But there is also something comforting about these days, I was inside doing work looking out of the patio doors at the bleak weather. The music industry chose to play was Leonard Cohens amazing album, “you want it darker. ” .. seamed apt 😄
Yes, this is how I am spending my evening.
I run laughter Yoga sessions, I don’t do just any laughter Yoga, I do impro laughter Yoga with a cajon in toe. This evening we went on an adventure in jungle. .huge fun
Now I am currently at a comedy fundraiser I have organised. .the Midlands local comics are a wonderful bunch of people who always generously give up their time. ..
Live photo update. .and back to the comedy. ….
Another live moment… One of loves of Birmingham is the amount of amazing live music events.
I am currently upstairs in a venue called the, Cuban Embassy surrounded by family and friends listening to a brilliant singer song writers. There are rugs on the floor where the majority of the audience is sitting including me. Bubbles are being blown and my daughter is dancing with ribbons, I am lucky enough for this to be my ,”norm” .
I know 50 percent of the people here and my partner is currently playing the djemba on the stage. .. bohemian Moseley is rather like this and that’s why I love
Running my own business, one of the delights is the amount of free workshops available in the Midlands.
This morning it was a two hour workshop on improving your website. ..great. Yes it started at 7.30 am!
But none the less, virtually every day of the week there are a plethora of either helpful workshops and networking meetings. Wait for this….a lot of them give you free breakfast /lunch too!
I started the month in Beijing China and ended the month at Birmingham Pride, two very different cultural experiences.
China appears to the average tourists controlled, in order, palaces are vibrant and colourful. The average Chinese person tends not to wear colourful clothes. The city is full of life though and extremely busy with people living
Birmingham Pride it’s the people that are wearing vibrant, colourful clothes. You could wear anything and still he accepted. ..people do . The backdrop for this, buildings are unremarkable and bland. The same as Beijing on thus weekend in Birmingham, the city is full of life and extremely busy with people living
I am so glad that I had the pleasure of visiting both in one month
A wonderful thing about living in Birmingham is its diversity.
Today was day two of Birmingham Pride a celebration of all things LGBT, and glitter in bucket loads.
Myself and my partner attended this year, helping distribute leaflets for a local charity. Hours later, danced out covered in glitter and with one too many drinks we left happy
Look carefully at what you are you are saying you are going to on Facebook before marking ,”going ”
I was recently asked to attend gay pride to help give out leaflets for a wonderful new mental health charity I am going to be part of. I can only help on the Sunday, so I thought, “let’s check out what acts will be performing on the Sunday I will be going to . ” I was on Facebook at the time and I know there is a Facebook page for gay pride. The event popped up, so I marked myself down as attending. ..wow the numbers looked low for this year. …only 11 people attending. It’s normally thousands of people.
I showed David the low numbers, “you have said that you are attending a sperm donation session. ” He laughed. ….
Yesterday, I woke with a headache. The large glass of wine the night before didn’t help.
The headache didn’t shift all day, despite regular painkillers. It was late in the afternoon I knew why, the sky blackened and the heavens opened. It’s odd but I seem to be able to predict bad weather like storms with an inbuilt headache indicator!
Our local park, is one of the noisiest parks in the world. …or it certainly feels like it.
Itsa small nature reserve that has been taken over by geese. When they start crying out to each other,….well just wow
At the moment there are a mating couple with 16 goslings wandering around, the cutest picture. Both adults proudly protecting their offspring.
The other day, I saw a goose that seemed a little off colour, no injuries but wobbling when it walked. ..a thought. Where do geese go to die?